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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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Filmmakers Anna Mehle and Molly Reynolds (along with several other women), wrote, directed, and produced a web series called Baked Goodes. In the interview Anna and Molly talk about their process of finding collaborators, writing the scripts, and shooting the web series.

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 176: Filmmakers Anna Mehle & Molly Reynolds Talk About Their New Web Series, Baked Goodes.

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Screenwriter and producer Tylor Bohlman talks about his low budget horror thriller film, Jake’s Dead. We talk through the lengthy production process and how he and his partners were able to get the movie made.

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 175: Writer/Producer Tylor Bohlman Talks About His Horror / Thriller Feature Jake’s Dead.

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Writer/Director/Producer Matt Drummond talks about his career as a visual effects supervisor and how he turned that experience into a career as a screenwriter, director, and producer. And then we dig into the details of his most recent writing directing effort, a CGI heavy family friendly film My Pet Dinosaur.

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 174: Writer/Director/Producer Matt Drummond Talks About His CGI Heavy Feature Film, My Pet Dinosaur.

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The Austin Film Festival has a new contest this year specifically for fiction podcast scripts. Barbara Morgan, the co-founder of AFF comes, on to talk about this new market for writers.

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 173: Austin Film Festival Co-Founder Barbara Morgan Talks About Writing Fiction Podcast Scripts.

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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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