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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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The Pinch – Behind The Scenes #2

We just wrapped the first 12 days of our 15 day shoot. This video is a quick slideshow of some of the pictures from the set.

Christian Sesma talks about his new action film, Vigilante Diaries, starring Michael Madsen, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Jason Mewes. Vigilante Diaries started as a small web series and eventually was expanded into a full feature film, and Christian talks through that process.

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 134: From Web Series To Feature Film, Writer / Director Christian Sesma Talks About Vigilante Diaries.

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Shooting is slowly progressing. We did a quick behind the scenes footage video.

Screenwriter and director JT Mollner talks about how he forged his career doing shorts and now his first feature, a western, Outlaws And Angels starring Luke Wilson, Francesca Eastwood and Chad Michael Murray.

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 133: Writer / Director JT Mollner Talks About His New Western Film, Outlaws And Angels Starring Luke Wilson.

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The Pinch – First Teaser Trailer

Production began this weekend on The Pinch and we’ve cut together a quick teaser trailer.

Screenwriter Rick Ramage (Stigmata) talks about how he broke into the industry and has maintained a successful career for two decades.

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 132: Screenwriter Rick Ramage On Maintaining A Successful Screenwriting Career.

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Stephan Bugaj and Justin Sloan from the Creative Writing Career Podcast talk about how to make a living as a creative writer, including a deep dive into video game writing.

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: