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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 443 – Making It Big In Shorts With Kim Adelman.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Movie Producer and Author Kim Adelman.

Our guest, Kim Adelman is the producer of the feature Just Friends (1996) which stars Anita Barone and Anthony Palermo. This led to a career teaching filmmaking at UCLA, producing many short films for FXM, now known as FX Movie Channel.

Kim Adelman is the author of the book “Making It Big In Shorts” and goes into detail about making short films and what studio executives are looking for in a short film and how that could lead to a career.

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 442 – How To Pitch To Producers With David Zuckerman.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with David Zuckerman, who is a Movie Producer and the C.E,O. of Virtual Pitch Fest.

David Kohner Zuckerman talks about producing movies at different budget levels and gives advice on how to pitch producers by using examples like The Wizard Of Oz (1939) and The Big Chill (1983).

They also talk about one of his credits, a Romance/Drama feature called The Fourth Noble Truth (2014).

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 441 – From Back To The Future To About Time With Greg Bjorkman.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Greg Bjorkman.

Greg Bjorkman is the Co-Writer and Director of Press Play, a Sci-Fi Romance movie that deals with time travel. They talk about the challenges of writing a story that deals with time travel and how the writers Greg Bjorkman and James Bachelor studied movies such as Back To The Future (1985) and About Time (2013) to stay on track.

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 440 – Writers’ Room Survival Guide With Niceole Levy.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer and Author Niceole Levy. Since our guest has years of experience as a writer/producer on TV shows such as S.W.A.T. and Cloak And Dagger, Niceole Levy tells us all about writing for Television.

As a taste of what we can expect from her book “The Writers’ Room Survival Guide”, Niceole Levy talks about the hierarchy of a Writers’ Room, ways you can get staffed and how writers are assigned to write episodes.

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 439 Changing The Film Noir With Eve Symington.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Eve Symington.

They talk about how she is changing the Film Noir genre with the movie Brut Force 2022 and how to network in Los Angeles. Eve Symington is the Writer Director of Brut Force, a Thriller which stars Patricia Velasquez The Mummy 1999, Malignant 2021.

Eve Symington also talks about other famous Film Noir movies, such as Brick (2005) and Chinatown (1974).

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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