The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast helps serious screenwriters sell their screenplays. We offer practical advice about how to market your script and get it into the hands of agents, managers, producers, and directors who can get your screenplay produced.
SYS 460 – Working With Rian Johnson on Knives Out With Noah Segan
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Actor/Writer/Director Noah Segan. Our guest Noah Segan talks about how working with Rian Johnson as an actor in Brick (2005) and Knives Out (2019) has helped him with his career as a filmmaker as well. They talk about the movie Blood Relatives (2022) which Noah Segan starred in […]
SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter and educator Corey Mandell. The rise of new streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video has saturated the market with movies and TV series. In order to compete, these companies have to appeal to many different niche audiences in order to keep subscribers. […]
SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Hunter Johnson. Our guest, Hunter Johnson talks about how he got his start with iPhone filmmaking and then moved on to being the Writer/Director of Sawed Off (2022). They talk about that contained Horror movie Sawed Off and his prior credits such as 2 Jennifer (2016). Hunter […]
SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaking duo Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio. These returning guests tell us about their new anthology Horror movie How Dark They Prey (2022). Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio are both writers and directors of different segments of How Dark They Prey, their prior credits include the feature Sunset. […]
SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Brandon Rhiness. He is the Writer/Director of the horror movie Grotesque (2022). Brandon Rhiness talks about making Grotesque and talks in general about the results of working with distributors on his prior movies. The views and opinions discussed in this podcast interview are only representative of those […]
SYS 455 – Shooting a Black and White Movie With Josh Stifter Daniel Degnan
This week Ashley Scoot Meyers talks with writers, Josh Stifter and Daniel Degnan. These guests first hit the scene by being featured on the Rebel Without A Crew TV Series along with Robert Rodriguez. They talk about that experience and making their first movie which was documented in the show, The Good Exorcist (2018). Their […]
Amazing Content - long Intros
I always love the content, but it takes too long to reach the main interview. Share the 9mins of house cleaning on the blog dive into the amazing interviews… or maybe split it up. A bit short-sighted with Ashley’s Thandiwe Newton’s comment.
I have been listening for just over a year, as a budding and wannabe writer-director, and this podcast really gives me hope and confidence that I can go out there and make something myself. Hearing people’s stories gives a realistic point of view on making movies. Good job.
A must for all new screenwriters and filmmakers.
I’ve been listening to Ashley Scott Meyers for over a year now and I’ve found his interviews to be fantastic. He asks really nuts and bolts questions that most other podcasts and books just gloss over. "How did you find the producer who bought your script?" "Did you write a query, meet him at seminar, know him personally?" "How did you raise money?”, "how much money did you raise,” “What was your pitch like?”, “How did you make the deal with Netflix?”, “What did that look like?,”. “Talk me through the process of getting it in front of this producer or attaching this actor”. Etc etc.
The thing that’s refreshing is he’s not usually talking to studio level people that are imbedded in the business; he’s talking to people who’ve made independent films and are accessible to all writers—not just ones that have manager or agent. His interviewees are very candid about what worked and didn’t work when it came to getting their script sold or made. If you want to sell a screenplay, I highly recommend you listen so some of these interviews and learn from people that have actually succeeded in getting there films produced.