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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Sean C. Stephens.

They talk about his high concept Science Fiction movie Expulsion (2020). Sean Co-Wrote and Co-Directed Expulsion along with Aaron Jackson.

Topics also include using state tax incentives to produce your indie movie and where Sean C. Stephens gets his inspiration from.

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 358: With Writer/Director Sean C. Stephens.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Irish born filmmaker David Freyne.

They talk about his new LGBQ Comedy Dating Amber (2020) and how he produced work through the Ireland film grant.

David Freyne is also the Writer/Director of the Horror movie The Cured (2017), which stars Ellen Page and Sam Keeley. He talks about making the jump from Horror to Comedy.

In the intro our host Ashley mentioned a new Selling Your Screenplay Youtube Channel where excerpts from the podcast will be posted every week.

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 357: With Writer/Director David Freyne.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Tyler Taormina.

Topics include Ham on Rye (2019), a movie he Directed and Co-wrote and advice for young filmmakers starting out right out of college.

John Hughes being an inspiration for his life and career is also discussed.

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 356: With Filmmaker Tyler Taormina.

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A big congratulations to Richard Pierce, author of Friend Request, the winning screenplay in the first annual Six-Figure Screenplay Contest. Congratulations, Richard. To learn a little more about Richard and Friend Request, you can check out our announcement here: Finalists Announcement.

This was a very tough decision. Both of our finalist screenplays were highly thought of by both our first round readers and our industry judges. But the determining factor came down to marketability. Friend Request is well written, high concept, and quite marketable in that it has a number of clear markets that it could be produced for and producers have already reached out to Richard about possibly optioning the screenplay.

With that said, my goal all along with this contest was to find good scripts that could be produced on a modest budget because those are the scripts I feel like I can get produced. So I’m going to spend the next year really championing these scripts and the other quarter finalists. The real prize, obviously, is not winning this contest, but getting the script produced. So stay tuned for announcements as we move towards that goal with hopefully many of the scripts.

We’re planning on running the contest again next year. We’ll be opening up for submissions in February 2021.

Thank you again to everyone who entered the contest. And good luck to everyone on their screenwriting journey.

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Miska Kajanus.

Starting as an Actor in Finland, Miska Kajanus moved to Los Angeles and is the Writer/Director of the Finnish language feature, Insanity (2020).

They talk about that movie and how working as an extra is a good way to get started in the film industry.

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 355: With Actor/Writer/Director Miska Kajanus .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with the Writing/Directing team Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye.

They wrote the Horror movie Becky (2020). Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, the directors of Becky were interviewed in episode 337 of the podcast. Ruckus Skye and Lane Skye also wrote and directed the Thriller The Devil To Pay (2019).

Topics featured here are making The Devil To Pay and how their script Rattle The Cage (2015) was discovered and produced through a script listing service.

You can watch episode 337 with the Directors of Becky here:

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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