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. [click to continue…]
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Franklin Ritch.
They talk about his new feature, The Artifice Girl (2022) which Franklin Ritch wrote, directed and acted in. Topics include looking to the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) since that is the subject explored in the movie.
Franklin also talks about how they shot part of the movie as a proof of concept in order to get the full feature made and how he was able to write the first draft of The Artifice Girl in only two days. [click to continue…]
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Brit McAdams.
They talk about the new movie Paint (2023), which Brit McAdams wrote/directed and stars Owen Wilson.
Other topics include how the Paint screenplay was honored by the annual Blacklist in 2010 and the long process after that to get this Comedy feature made. The main character of Paint has some similarities to the famous painter Bob Ross, which is also part of this conversation.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writer and author John Gaspard.
They talk about indie filmmaking on a budget and use examples such as Kevin Smith’s Clerks, Darren Aronofsky’s Pi and the work of Roger Corman. These examples are from John Gaspard’s book, Fast Cheap and Written That Way and Fast Cheap and Under Control.
John Gaspard is also the Writer/Director of the features Ghost Light and Beyond Bob.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with artists and Filmmaker Welby Ings.
Our guest, Welby Ings is a Writer/Director who takes a very unique approach to develop and pitch his screenplays. He starts by making gallery worthy drawings to plan the visuals of the story before he writes it.
Welby Ings talks about this process and how it was used to create, write and direct the Boxing Drama Punch (2022) starring Tim Roth.