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. [click to continue…]
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Mark Burman.
They talk about how Mark Burman got his start as a Production Assistant on the set of the TV show Cheers.
From there he went on to be a movie producer and filmmaker. Mark Burman tells us about Ambush (2023), a War/Action movie he is the writer/director of which stars Aaron Eckhart, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Connor Paolo.
Topics also include if writers should worry about writing period pieces and scripts with other high budget elements.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Corey Deshon.
They talk about how Corey got his start making short films and working as a Production Assistant and then went on to Write/Direct the Drama feature Daughter (2022) starring Casper Van Dien and Elyse Dinh.
Corey Deshon also talks about if writers should write for free when they are starting out.