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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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Entertainment Attorney Michael DeBlis talks about the ins-and-outs of various legal matters that screenwriters face. Topics covered include NDAs (should a screenwriter get a producer/agent to sign one?), Option agreements (what are they and what should they cover?) and Standard Release Agreements (what do these agreements do and what should and should not be in them?).

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 239: Entertainment Attorney Michael DeBlis On Option Agreements, NDAs, And Standard Release Forms.

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Australian screenwriter and director Luke Sparke talks about his journey as a filmmaker from costume designer to writer/director and how he got his latest project, the alien invasion film, Occupation, 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 238: Aussie Writer/Director Luke Sparke Talks About His New Alien Invasion Movie, Occupation.

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Matthew Ross talks about his latest crime thriller feature film, Siberia, starring Keanu Reeves, and how it all came together for him. We also talk about his debut feature, Frank & Lola, and how that film jump started his career.

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 237: Director Matthew Ross Talks About His New Crime Thriller Feature, Siberia, Starring Keanu Reeves.

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Writer/Director York Alec Shackleton talks about his early days as a professional snowboarder, producing low budget, edgy documentaries, and how he used that experience to get to his latest project, the feature film 211, starring Nicholas Cage.

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 236: Writer/Director York Alec Shackleton Talks about His Latest Thriller Feature Starring Nicholas Cage, 211.

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Writer/Director/Producer Ryan Bellgardt talks about his career in Oklahoma and how he’s been able to build a career in the entertainment business far from Hollywood. We talk through the early beginnings of his career starting a production company and how that has lead him to doing narrative feature films like his latest project, The Jurassic Games.

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 235: Oklahoma Filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt Talks About His New Sci-fi feature, The Jurassic Games.

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