How to Sell Your Screenplay (in a nutshell)

by Ashley Scott Meyers on May 25, 2012

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 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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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I interview Scriptapalooza Co-Founder Mark Andrushko. Mark offers some great insight into how his contest works as well as some solid tips for all screenwriters.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 029: An Interview With Scriptapalooza Co-Founder Mark Andrushko.
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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I interview Jason Spellman. Jason recently optioned his first screenplay. His story is both informative and inspiring. He’s just a regular guy with a family and job pushing hard to launch a screenwriting career. And he shares all the specific things he did to actually get the screenplay optioned.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 028: An Interview With Screenwriter Jason Spellman.
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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I interview screenwriter and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition Gordy Hoffman. Gordy’s screenplay Love Liza won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance in 2002. He talks about his career, transitioning into being a director, and he offers some great tips and inspiration for screenwriters at all levels of their careers.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 027: An Interview With Screenwriter Gordy Hoffman.
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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I interview former development executive and founder of No BullScript Consulting Danny Manus. In the interview we talk about some of the films that Danny worked on while a development executive and Danny gives out some great tips for screenwriters.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 026: An Interview With Script Consultant Danny Manus.
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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I interview literary agent Babz Bitela. Babz gives us a great look at screenwriting from the perspective of the agent. She offers some great advice for people who are looking for agents and also offers up some guidelines for submitting material to her agency.

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.

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SYS Podcast Episode 025: An Interview With Literary Agent Babz Bitela (transcript)

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