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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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In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter and producer Bob Farkas. Before writing and producing his new comedy feature film, Crazy Famous, Bob had a whole other successful career outside of the entertainment industry. He talks about his love of film and why and how he’s pivoting into 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 209: Writer/Producer Bob Farkas Talks About His New Comedy Film, Crazy Famous.

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Producer and actress Kaily Smith Westbrook talks about her latest project, a millennial comedy, People You May Know. She started out as an actress and eventually moved into producing, too. She talks through the process of producing this 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 208: Producer Kaily Smith Westbrook Talks About Her New Film, People You May Know.

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Screenwriting career coach and founder of the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, Carole Kirschner, talks about getting an agent and breaking into the television business as a screenwriter.

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 207: Breaking Into Television With Screenwriting Career Coach Carole Kirschner.

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Distributor Keith Leopard, who owns Uncork’d Entertainment, a distribution company, talks about the types of films he’s able to sell.

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 206: Keith Leopard From Uncork’d Entertainment Talks About The Films That He Distributes.

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Director Richard Friedman talks about how he got to direct his first feature film as a 21 year old kid and while still in film school. In addition, he talks about his latest crime drama, Christmas Crime Story.

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 205: Director Richard Friedman Talks About How He Got His Start In The Business And His Latest Feature Film, Christmas Crime Story.

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