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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 week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Thomas Dever, who is Head Of Writer Success at Coverfly.

Coverfly is a script listing service and database which connects Screenwriters to many industry opportunities like contests and fellowships.

Thomas Dever goes into detail about how writers can best market themselves to producers, agents and other decision makers.

He also talks about writer development at Coverfly and what you could expect from placing or winning a screenwriting contest.

You can find out more about Coverfly

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 362: With Thomas Dever From Coverfly.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Shawn Linden.

They talk about Hunter Hunter (2020), the Horror/Thriller movie Shawn Linden wrote and directed which stars Devon Sawa and Camille Sullivan.

Topics also include his prior feature Nobody (2007) and how he got an agent.

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 361: With Writer/Director Shawn Linden.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker and Producer Tara Johnson-Medinger.

They talk about her debut feature as a writer/director, the Drama My Summer As A Goth (2018).

Tara Johnson-Medinger Co-wrote this script along with Brandon Lee Roberts.

Other topics include how Tara got her start working for a TV station and how her experience living the Goth lifestyle led to My Summer As A Goth.

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 360: With Filmmaker Tara Johnson-Medinger.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Zeina Durra. She is the principled Writer/Director of Luxor (2020), a Drama/Romance which stars Andrea Riseborough, known from Mandy (2018) and Birdman (2014) and Michael Landes.

Zeina Durra also talks about staying true to yourself as a writer/artist and comparing looking to get an indie film produced in the United States as apposed to Europe.

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 359: With Writer/Director Zeina Durra.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Sean C. Stephens.

They talk about his high concept Science Fiction movie Expulsion (2020). Sean Co-Wrote and Co-Directed Expulsion along with Aaron Jackson.

Topics also include using state tax incentives to produce your indie movie and where Sean C. Stephens gets his inspiration from.

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 358: With Writer/Director Sean C. Stephens.

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