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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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Mark Steven Johnson comes on the show to talk about his latest feature film, Finding Steve McQueen. We also talk about the early days of his career and how he was able to break in with his spec script Grumpy Old Men.

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 270: Writer/Director Mark Steven Johnson On His Spec Sale With Grumpy Old Men And His Latest Crime Feature, Finding Steve McQueen.

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Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann comes back on the podcast to talk about his latest film: Monster Party. We talk through the writing process and how he was able to get this film into production. The film is currently available on VOD and DVD.

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 269: Writer/Director Chris von Hoffmann Talks About His Latest Horror / Thriller, Monster Party.

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Producer turned statistician Stephen Follows talks about his new report: Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage. Stephen and his team dug into the data collected from over 12K screenplays and the coverage they received through various contests, to try and find useful information for screenwriters. In this interview we talk about his findings.

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 268: Judging Screenplays By Their Coverage, Data Analysis With Stephen Follows.

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Filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo talks about her career working on set in the art department and how that was a building block to writing and directing her own scripts, including her latest indie feature drama, All These Small Moments (starring Molly Ringwald).

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 267: Filmmaker Melissa Miller Costanzo On Making The Indie Drama, All These Small Moments.

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Filmmaker Alex Ferrari from Indie Film Hustle talks about his latest projects. His new book chronicles a crazy adventure in Hollywood he had earlier in his career. His new film, On The Corner of Ego and Desire, is nearly finished. And he launched his own streaming service to highlight indie film and educate filmmakers.

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 266: Filmmaker Alex Ferrari On His New Book, His New Film, And His New Streaming Platform.

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