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I believe that most screenwriting books, seminars, blogs and other screenwriting resources don’t spend nearly enough time on teaching people how to market their screenplays. SellingYourScreenplay.com tries to bridge that gap.

When I started out in the industry I didn’t know anyone. I was just a guy with a few ideas and a dream. With a lot of hard work and persistence I have been able to sell several screenplays (click here to view my credits on IMDB) by applying the exact lessons I’m going to teach you on this blog. It’s not quick or easy and it’s going to take a lot of hard work. But if you’re willing to do the work I believe that you too can have some success as a screenwriter.

There are no shortcuts and neither I, nor anyone else, can sell your screenplay for you. Ultimately you’ve got to decide if it’s worth the effort to make a go at screenwriting. You’re reading this blog, so that’s a good first step. But that’s all it is, a first step. Now you’ve got to really dig in and start doing the hard work.
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This is a transcript of SYS 469 – From Shorts To Features With Colin West .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Colin West.

Our guest, Colin West is the Writer/Director of the Sci-Fi Comedy feature Linoleum (2022) starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn.

They talk about that movie and how he went from making short films to features.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 468 – Psychology For Writers With William Indick .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers with Author William Indick.

As a professor of Psychology, William Indick talks about how the study of scholars like Erikson, Jung and Freud can be applied by writers in terms of story and character.

William Indick is the author of several books on the subject including “Psychology For Screenwriters.” Other topics include how movies like American Beauty and Top Gun: Maverick relate to Psychology and why the Western is a genre that will never die.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 467 – From Horror Anthology To Features With Roxanne Benjamin .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with director Roxanne Benjamin.

She is a Writer/Director/Producer who got her start with Horror anthologies VHS, XX and Southbound. Roxanne Benjamin talks about that and her latest project as a Director, the feature There’s Something Wrong With The Children.

Topics also include how before working directly in the film industry, Roxanne Benjamin wrote movie reviews which became a valuable stepping stone.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 466 – The Do’s and Don’t of A TV Writers’ Room With Katie White .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writer Katie White.

Our guest, Katie White worked her way up from being a writer’s assistant on the popular CBS series, NCIS to writing two episodes of the show and joining the WGA. Katie White talks about working in television, the do’s and don’t of a Writers’ Room and the struggles of first moving to Los Angeles and working odd jobs to get by.

This is a very fun and inspiring interview, that should remind writers and artists that the key to success is to just keep going. Katie White talks about her future plans and spec script writing, a skill that started her on this writing journey but she never left.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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This is a transcript of SYS 465 – Action Movies On A Budget With Gregory Lamberson .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Gregory Lamberson. They talk about Guns Of Eden (2022), an Action movie about a group of campers who end up being hunted by an armed Militia.

Gregory Lamberson is the Writer/Director of Guns Of Eden. He talks about how they made an action film on a budget, including helicopter shots.

Guns Of Eden has a talented cast, which includes Alexandra Faye Sadeghian, Peter Johnson, Lynn Lowry and Brooke Lewis Bellas.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

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