Get down to the nitty-gritty with Max Timm, ISA and The Story Farm in this breakdown webinar on How to Create Better Character-Driven Stories and create entertainment from the character level. Developing story goes far beyond the situational and conceptual set-up, and Max will present ways and methods that should illuminate writers on how and why character-driven stories can help you capture an audience.
Max will again review some of the participants' loglines and offer feedback but from a character perspective, as well as answer any questions live in real-time. Since this will be our second webinar, and since not everyone received feedback last time, Max will offer support at a logline level once again.
*Please note: when entering the webinar classroom, please wait to upload loglines to the comments section. Only post the logline when prompted as it will help Max stay organized in his reviews.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6th at 11:00am PST
There is a limit space, so it is a first-come, first-served situation. Log in details will be sent to confirmed attendees.
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., Nov. 6th: How to Create Better Character-Driven Stories
Wed., Dec. 4th: How to Approach Sequence Writing & Emotional Structure
Wed., Jan. 15th: How Your Outline Can Be Your First (and Second) Draft
Wed., Feb. 19th: How Page Writing, Dialogue, and Format Works
Wed., Mar. 18th: How to Approach Your Rewrite
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.
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 are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)