Hello ISA members! Join us on zoom on September 23:
Note for all members: During Covid and the financial hardship for writers, the ISA will continue to offer these courses for free to all members. Normally our webinars hosted by Max Timm are for ISAConnect members only.
The creative process can be confusing, especially for people who don't work in a creative realm. What's interesting is trying to explain to people how a writer develops and finishes a story. Regardless of the medium - a novel, screenplay, TV series or even a newspaper article - breaking down how the creative mind comes up with this *stuff* is almost as difficult as actually writing a story. So in this webinar with the ISA's Director of Education, professional consultant and producer, Max Timm, we will learn how to notice the things we as writers are already inherently doing...in order to be more organized, save time in our development process, AND understand how and why an industry reader considers the evaluation of material. Yes, they are connected, and Max will talk all about it in his next ISA educational webinar.
We will spend more time on Q&A than usual in this webinar, so please feel free to ask any questions at any time as Max intends to get to and through all of them.
*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, September 23 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., October 21 - Topic and Subject Material TBD
Wed, November 11 - this will be the final educational webinar of the year and will summarize everything that has been discussed in the prior 12 months
The Director of Education with International Screenwriters’ Association, President of The Story Farm, and VP of Development for Creative Screenwriter Productions. Max has 16 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 – 24 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.
There are no refunds within 48 hours of any webinar. A recording of the webinar will be provided to you if you can't make the scheduled time.
To request a refund, please email Accounting@networkISA.org
(If you have posted a Writing Gig, please click the red GIG REQUESTS button to view your submissions. If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)