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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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Writer/Director Boaz Yakin (Now You See Me, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, Safe) talks about how his latest horror film came together. We also dig into his career as a studio screenwriter and why he still works on these smaller independent films.

Our sponsor this week is Jim Hart’s Masterclass in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Use coupon code SYS for a discount. To learn more or sign up go here: https://www.hartchart.com/la-masterclass-september-29th/

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.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 244: Writer/Director Boaz Yakin Talks About His New Horror Film, Boarding School.

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Screenwriter Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock) talks about breaking into the business as a television writer and how he got his latest film, the dark comedy Arizona (Seth Rogan, Danny McBride, Luke Wilson) produced.

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.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 242: Writer Luke Del Tredici Talks About His TV Career And His New Feature Film, Arizona.

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Writer/Director Mike Mayhall is an actor, writer, and director living in Louisiana. He’s been able to build his career all while living far from Hollywood. In this interview we talk about the early days of his career living and working in Florida and Louisiana and how his new TV show, Bronx SIU, came together.

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.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 242: Writer/Director Mike Mayhall Talks About His New TV Series, Bronx SIU, And His Career Living Outside Of Hollywood.

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Writer / Director Lou Simon talks about her new low budget thriller, ‘3’ and how the film came together.

Also, our sponsor this week, Shore Scripts, has their final deadline for this year’s screenplay contest at Midnight August 31st. They have a category for features, TV scripts, and shorts.

They are going to run a mini LOG LINE CONTEST for SYS listeners. The winner will get one free entry into any of their main contests.

Here’s what you need to do to enter: Just send an e-mail to contact@shorescripts.com with ‘SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY’ in the subject line and a 25-word log line in the body of the email by Thursday August 30th 2018 at midnight.

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.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 241: Writer/Director Lou Simon On Her Latest Thriller Feature Film, ‘3’.

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Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, The Stuff, Maniac Cop, Guilty As Sin, Phone Booth) talks about his long career as a TV writer, a feature film writer, and an iconic independent writer/producer.

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.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 240: Legendary Filmmaker Larry Cohen Talks About His Writing Process And His Career As A Writer/Director.

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