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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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Atlanta based screenwriter, Mark Leidner, talks about his career living outside of Hollywood and how he’s been able to get some of his screenplays produced. Specifically, we talk about his new film, Empathy, Inc., a grounded sci-fi / thriller.

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 296: Screenwriter Mark Leidner Talks About Living Far From Hollywood And His Latest Sci-Fi / Thriller, Empathy, Inc..

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Director Jason Winer comes on the show to talk about the early days of his career, and how that lead him to directing his new Rom-Com feature film, An Ode to Joy, starring Martin Freeman.

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 295: Director Jason Winer Talks About His New Romantic Comedy Feature: An Ode To Joy.

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Director Shawn Ku talks about how he launched his career as a writer/director with a short and low budget feature, and how he’s gotten into a position to director his latest feature film, A Score To Settle, 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 294: Director Shawn Ku Talks About His New Action/Thriller, A Score To Settle, Starring Nicholas Cage.

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Writer/Director Richard Bates Jr. comes on the podcast this week to talk about his latest horror feature, Tone-Deaf (Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew). We also talk briefly about how he started out, turning a short film into his first 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 293: Writer/Director Richard Bates Jr. On His New Horror / Thriller, Tone-Deaf.

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Director Nick Hamm talks about the development of the screenplay for his latest film, Driven, which is based on the true story of John DeLorean. DRIVEN is in theaters and on digital/demand August 16, 2019.

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 292: Director Nick Hamm Talks About His New Film, Driven, Starring Jason Sudeikis.

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