Join us on zoom on July 22:
It's all about Character! Regardless of genre, length of your project (TV or Feature or otherwise), understanding how characters shine on screen is essential. It's essential not only because of characters driving the action, but by way of visual representation so that your audience can participate in the story you're trying to tell. So join the ISA's Director of Education, consultant, and development producer, Max Timm, for another Connect member webinar that will help you with brainstorming techniques to get the most out of your characters, and of course how and why your characters are so essential.
*Please note: when entering the webinar classroom, please wait to upload any pitches or loglines to the comments section until Max gives the go-ahead. It is unlikely he will be able to review loglines in this webinar, but questions are always welcome.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00am PST (Los Angeles time)
There is limited space, so it is a first-come, first-served situation. Log in details will be sent via email to confirmed attendees before the webinar begins, but you will also receive a notification email after registering for this event.
If you RSVP, we do expect you to attend, as it will take a spot away from other interested writers. So we suggest making it a priority to jump on at 11:00 am PST and take advantage of this event.
Wed., August 19 - Topic and Subject Material TBD
The Director of Education with International Screenwriters’ Association, President of The Story Farm, and VP of Development for Creative Screenwriter Productions. Max has 15 years of experience in developing material and writers’ careers. His focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to Industry Professionals. Having attended Holy Cross College at Notre Dame and then transferring to Columbia College Chicago to study screenwriting and producing, Max is a Midwesterner and Chicagoan at heart who prides himself on supporting creative people in as many ways possible. Recently he helped build a development slate with ISA, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – 21 writers have received options and representation to date because of Max’s assistance and support. His Story Farm consulting service develops screenwriters and their material much like a studio executive or manager would, and his online classes, titled The Craft Course in Screenwriting (as well as his online webinars), offer writers outside the Los Angeles area to take part in professional full development.
After two years at the Holy Cross College at the University of Notre Dame, swimming through a Liberal Arts major and watching football, Max discovered the art of filmmaking and transferred to Columbia College Chicago. He majored in screenwriting and producing at Columbia, and eventually found himself dizzy within the entertainment capital, Los Angeles. After multiple assistant positions at film distribution and advertising companies, Max stumbled upon Writers Boot Camp (WBC) in Santa Monica, CA. Graduating from its Professional Membership in 2007, Max was asked to stay with WBC as a Membership Coordinator and Instructor. After six years, working his way up to Creative Director and Director of Development, Max worked with thousands of writers on their screenplays and novels, as well as personally consulted A-List celebrities.
Both a screenwriter and novelist, Max has created a lifelong relationship with writing. His focus is within the realms of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, as well as movies geared toward family entertainment. He still believes James Howe's Bunnicula series is one of the finest middle grade series ever written, and that Mr. Howe's book, "The Celery Stalks at Midnight", may very well be the best book title ever.
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)