5150 The Online International Screenwriting Workshop
5150 is a private online international screenwriting workshop run by screenwriter Max Adams. The 5150 Workshop provides screenwriters a place in which to give and receive feedback on works in progress, finished scripts, concepts in development, and marketing strategies — within a private, safe, pro writer online community.
A majority of 5150 members are AFW and Max class and workshop alumni. All workshop members are screened before admission and must exhibit talent, skill, craft, drive and an ability to play well with others.
The minimum commitment to the workshop is three months. 5150 is not a short term commitment. It is expected participants will be with the workshop for an extended period of time and give back as much as they take.
There are weekly online chats on Thursday nights and at times guest lecturers attend chats. Past guests include Jeff Lowell [Spin City, The Drew Carey Show], David Trottier [The Screenwriter’s Bible], Franklin Leonard [The Black List], Terri Edda Miller [Castle], Eric Red [The Hitcher], Shawna Benson [The 100], Terry Rossio [Shrek, Pirates of the Carribean] — and others.
5150 members’ experience ranges from rank beginners exhibiting phenomenal talent to veteran pros. The workshop cap is 25 members. The workshop is housed in a private forum in the AFW Forum. The workshop is run by author and award winning screenwriter Max Adams.
If you wish to apply for membership, please send email via the contact link on the workshop page.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah, 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.