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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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Writer/Director Nathan Ives comes on the show again to talk about his new documentary, Somewhere In The Middle. The film is about artists who are making their living doing their art but aren’t super famous. It’s an insightful documentary that all aspiring artists should watch.

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 300: Writer/Director Nathan Ives On Making A Living As An Artist Without Being Superstar.

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Independent Writer/Director (and producer) Anderson Cowan talks about his latest feature film, the socially conscious dramedy, Groupers. We talk through this film as well as his background and how he made the transition from working a 9-5 job to filmmaking.

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 299: Writer/Director Anderson Cowan On Making His Low Budget Dramedy, Groupers.

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Writer/Director Joseph Mbah talks about how he launched his career in Arizona and is now writing and directing feature films, still living far from Hollywood. We also talk specifically about his new action film, Expo.

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 298: Writer/Director Joseph Mbah On Making An Action Film Far From Hollywood.

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A Quiet Place screenwriters, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods talk about their careers, how they got started, how they sold A Quiet Place, and how their new horror feature, Haunt, got produced.

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 297: Writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) Talk About Their New Horror Feature, Haunt.

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Atlanta based screenwriter, Mark Leidner, talks about his career living outside of Hollywood and how he’s been able to get some of his screenplays produced. Specifically, we talk about his new film, Empathy, Inc., a grounded sci-fi / thriller.

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 296: Screenwriter Mark Leidner Talks About Living Far From Hollywood And His Latest Sci-Fi / Thriller, Empathy, Inc..

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