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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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Screenwriter Craig Walendziak has had a number of recent screenwriting successes both with spec scripts and getting writing assignments, and seeing some of these films make it into production. We talk through his various projects and how he was able to get them going all while living far from Hollywood.

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 248: Screenwriter Craig Walendziak Talks About How He Broke In While Living Far From Hollywood.

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Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan talks about how he’s been able to push numerous productions across the finish line recently. Josh has written and produced several projects over the last few years and we dig into the details of how he was able to make them happen.

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 247: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Actor Josh Folan Talks About His Numerous Recent Projects.

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Producer Jeffrey Giles talks about his career as an independent producer, sales agent, and distributor, and how screenwriters can successfully write for this market. Jeffrey was the producer who hired me to write Snake Outta Compton a couple of years ago, so we dig into that picture specifically, but also talk about many of his other productions and how they came about.

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 246: Producer Jeffrey Giles Talks About Writing For The Independent Film Market.

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Screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) talks about the new screenwriting book he’s written: ‘The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction.’ We dig into the fundamental screenwriting lessons he teaches in his new book.

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 245: Screenwriter Erik Bork Talks About His New Screenwriting Book And The Lessons He Teaches In It.

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Writer/Director Boaz Yakin (Now You See Me, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, Safe) talks about how his latest horror film came together. We also dig into his career as a studio screenwriter and why he still works on these smaller independent films.

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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 244: Writer/Director Boaz Yakin Talks About His New Horror Film, Boarding School.

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