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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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Producer and screenwriter Dan DeFilippo talks about how his latest film, Dementia 13 came together. It’s based on the 1963 film by Francis Ford Coppola (produced by Roger Corman). Dan has an interesting story about how this film found financing and how he was able to get the rights to the remake.

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 197: Producer / Writer Dan DeFilippo Talks About His Latest Film, Dementia 13, A Remake Of The 1963 Francis Ford Coppola Film.

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Writer, director, producer (and actor, too) Griff Furst talks about his new film, Cold Moon, a supernatural revenge horror film starring Christopher Lloyd and Frank Whaley. We talk about how he optioned the book, adapted the screenplay, and then raised money to produce 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 196: Writer / Director / Producer Griff Furst Talks About His New Film, Cold Moon.

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Spanish filmmaker, Mateo Gil, talks about his latest film, a sci-fi drama called Realive. He talks about the early days of his career in Spain as a screenwriter working with director Alejandro Amenabar, and how he’s been able to branch out to writing and directing international films.

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 195: Writer / Director Mateo Gil Talks About His New Sci-Fi Drama, Realive.

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Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews talk about their new film, The Houses October Built 2, which is a sequel to their 2014 film. They talk about how the project came together and what else they’ve been working on since they last appeared on the podcast.

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 194: Screenwriters Bobby Roe and Zack Andrews Talk About Their Horror Sequel, The Houses October Built 2.

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Screenwriter Eddie Renner talks about his latest horror film, Crepitus. Eddie was instrumental in helping to raise the money for the production, so he talks about that experience as well.

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 193: Writer Eddie Renner Talks About His New Horror Film, Crepitus.

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