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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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Writer/Director Sonny Dyon talks about how he wrote, directed, and produced his latest thriller short film, The Grove. The Grove is currently playing for free over at ScreeningNow.com (see link in the show notes). We talk through the entire process, from writing the script, to casting, to directing and through post-production. It’s a great inside look at how to do a short 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 189: Writer/Director Sonny Dyon Talks About His Thriller Short Film, The Grove.

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Screenwriter and director (and actor) Jared Cohn talks about his new horror film starring Michael Madsen, Devil’s Domain. We also talk about the early stages of his career, how he broke in, and how he got his first directing gig.

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 188: Writer/Director Jared Cohn Talks About His Latest Horror Feature, Devil’s Domain.

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Michael Lucker talks about how he broke into the business, how he got Steven Spielberg to read his script, and how he has been able to maintain a career for over 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 187: Michael Lucker Talks About How He Broke Into The Business As A Screenwriter.

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Screenwriter and director Joe Taylor talks about writing, directing, and producing his latest short film, Last Call. We walk through the whole film making process from writing the script, to casting, to producing, to entering film festivals, and eventually finding distribution 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 186: Writer / Director Joe Taylor Talks About His New Short Film, Last Call.

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Screenwriter and director Aaron B. Koontz talks about how he made a break from a previous career into the film business. And we talk about his latest film, Camera Obscura, a horror/thriller feature.

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 185: Writer / Director Aaron B. Koontz Talks About His New Horror / Thriller Feature, Camera Obscura.

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