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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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Lanre Olabisi talks about how he got his latest film produced, and how he worked his way up to feature films by shooting short films.

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 201: Writer/Director/Producer Lanre Olabisi Talks About His Career In NYC And Making His Second Feature Film, Somewhere In The Middle.

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Producer Dana Lustig talks about the early days of her career and how she found screenplays for her first few projects. And then we dig into her latest film, Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).

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 200: Producer Dana Lustig Talks About Her New Film, Jungle, Starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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Director and Producer Scott Waugh talks about his new film, 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain starring Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino. He digs into the details about how he found the screenwriter to write the script, and how he typically finds scripts and 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 199: Director / Producer Scott Waugh Talks About His New Film, 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain.

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Writer / Director / Producer Shane Abbess talks about how he wrote, directed and produced the new sci-fi film The Osiris Child. He talks about the writing of the screenplay as well as how he was able to build the team and raise the money to produce 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 198: Writer / Director / Producer Shane Abbess Talks About His New Sci-Fi Film, The Osiris Child.

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Producer and screenwriter Dan DeFilippo talks about how his latest film, Dementia 13 came together. It’s based on the 1963 film by Francis Ford Coppola (produced by Roger Corman). Dan has an interesting story about how this film found financing and how he was able to get the rights to the remake.

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 197: Producer / Writer Dan DeFilippo Talks About His Latest Film, Dementia 13, A Remake Of The 1963 Francis Ford Coppola Film.

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