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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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Screenwriter and director Martin Koolhoven talks about his early career as a Dutch filmmaker and how that lead him to his recent western, Brimstone, starring Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning.

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 172: Dutch Writer / Director Martin Koolhoven Talks About His New Western Feature, Brimstone.

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Canadian screenwriter and director Ed Gass-Donnelly talks about his early days directing theater in Canada and how that lead him to a career in film. In addition we talk about his new film, Lavender, starring Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long, and Abbie Cornish.

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 171: Canadian Writer / Director Ed Gass-Donnelly Talks About His New Feature, Lavender.

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Screenwriter and director Mark Hanley talks about his recent short film, Dark Afternoon. He shot the film on his iPad and used several iPad apps to help him with post-production. He ended up spending only around $200 to make the short and he explains exactly how he did it in this interview.

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 170: Writer / Director Mark Hanley Talks About How He Produced His Recent Short Film For A Couple Hundred Dollars.

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Writer, director, and producer Bryan Bertino talks about his early days in LA doing odd jobs and how that eventually lead to a career as a writer director. And we discuss his new career as a producer and the new film he produced, The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER is now in theaters and On Demand.

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 169: Writer / Director / Producer Bryan Bertino Talks About The New Horror Film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter.

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Director Dagen Merrill talks about his new science fiction thriller film, Atomica. We talk through exactly how he found the script and writer to work with on the project, and how he got funding for the film.

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 168: Director Dagen Merrill Talks About His New SyFy Channel Film, Atomica.

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