THE ACADEMY OF FILM WRITING
ONLINE MASTER SCREENWRITING CLASSES
from author & award winning screenwriter max adams
Six Week Master Courses
Video Master Courses
2023 SIX WEEK MASTER COURSE SCHEDULE
2022 LAB SCHEDULE
01.08.22 || 8 PM EST: Logline Lab (saturday)
01.22.22 || 8 PM EST: Lookbook Lab (saturday)
02.05.22 || 8 PM EST: Logline Lab (saturday)
02.19.22 || 8 PM EST: Lookbook Lab (saturday)
03.09.22 || 8 PM EST: Logline Lab (wednesday)
03.23.22 || 8 PM EST: Lookbook Lab (wednesday)
09.17.22 || 8 PM EST: Pacing Lab (saturday)
09.24.22 || 8 PM EST: Logline Lab (saturday)
11.05.22 || 8 PM EST: Logline Lab (saturday)
11.19.22 || 8 PM EST: Lookbook Lab (saturday)
*stay tuned for new lab dates
Max Adams has been a keen mentor, champion and cheerleader. Her online classes have provided me with very specific and important screenwriting tools. My short script, Minerva’s War, was a 2014 Finalist at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills as a direct result of learning and applying these techniques.
MAX ADAMS is an author and award winning screenwriter. She has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures — and a couple others to remain unnamed because no one around here wants to get black listed.
Max is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at, among other places, AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah and a former lecturer & instructor at New York Film Academy, is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide AND The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops and has the dubious distinction of having been dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a holiday weekend — which made her agents cry.
[In a good way.]
She answers now to both “Max” and “Red Hot” in crowds and dog parks.
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