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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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Director Dagen Merrill talks about his new science fiction thriller film, Atomica. We talk through exactly how he found the script and writer to work with on the project, and how he got funding for 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 168: Director Dagen Merrill Talks About His New SyFy Channel Film, Atomica.

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Producer Dallas Sonnier (Brawl in Cell Block 99, Bone Tomahawk) talks about how he got started in the industry and how he’s found screenplays for the movies he’s 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 167: Producer Dallas Sonnier Talks About How He Found The Screenplays For Many Of His Recent Films.

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Tony Bill, Academy Award winning producer for The Sting, talks about his long career as a producer. We talk about the last few projects he’s worked on and exactly how he found those screenplay.

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 166: Academy Award Winning Producer Tony Bill Talks About How He Finds Screenplays To Produce.

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Writer and director Chris von Hoffmann talks about his latest feature film, Drifter. We also talk about his early career doing short films and how that was able to prepare him for his first feature 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 165: Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann Talks About His New Post-Apocalyptic Thriller, Drifter.

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Joey Medina talks about the early days of his career, how he was able to produce El Matador with several big name comedians in it (Gabriel Iglesias, Paul Rodriguez), and his new TV pilot which he’s shopping around to the various networks.

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 164: Writer/Director/Producer/Comedian/Actor Joey Medina Talks About His First Feature Film And His New TV Pilot.

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