Designed and created by the ISA's Director of Education, Max Timm. Since the start of 2017, over half of the current Story Farm writers have found representation, optioned material, or won/placed highly in major contests. Some of the writers had never written a screenplay before!
We offer long-term, weekly support, and "Anytime" packages where you purchase a number of calls to use in a 6 or 12-month time. Purchase your Anytime calls right here on the ISAwebsite.
To inquire about the long-term, weekly coaching with Max and The Story Farm, you must email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big discounts currently available (as of April 6, 2020)!
12 months:$299/month x 12 months or $2999 upfront (normally $399/month or $4499)
Six months:$349/month x 6 months or $1799 upfront (normally $449/month or $2399)
Three months:$399/month x 3 months or $1049 upfront (normally $499/month or $1299)
Anytime Call Packages (Connect members save!):
*Can be used for...full script evaluations, project brainstorming, outline review, logline creation, pitchbook/TV Bible development, industry advice, schedule management, and more on any of the calls regardless of the package
The 4-Pack:four calls to be used at any time within a 6-month period -$437 (normally $515)
The 6-Pack:six calls to be used at any time within a 6-month period -$543 (normally $679)
The 8-Pack:eight calls to be used at any time within a 12-month period -$651 (normally $869)
The 12-Pack:12 calls to be used at any time in a 12-month period -$780 (normally $1200)
If interested in utilizing this service, you can email Max at email@example.com for questions and information, or simply purchase the calls right here on the ISAwebsite.
Space is limited!
Finish Your Scripts with The Story Farm. Prepare for Contest Submissions. Launch Your Career.
Details on The Story Farm - What You Get
Thank you. We look forward to working with you.
The Story Farm Goal:
To get your material to a place that is ready for industry submission, and launch your career (regardless of your experience)!
With weekly, one-on-one phone calls that deliver specific notes on the ongoing development of multiple projects, The Story Farm is the most hands-on, comprehensive development service you will find in the industry. Approved by and in association with the International Screenwriters' Association, The Story Farm is designed to help dedicated, career-oriented writers for the long-term.
The Story Farm also helps the writers submit their projects to industry professionals once the script is deemed ready for submission. Script options or purchases, or even representation are not guaranteed, though The Story Farm will guarantee thorough support and guidance where education and specific project development is concerned.
We're looking for writers who are dedicated to their long term careers, and while we can and do work with writers who have one script they intend to finish and polish, it is suggested that Story Farm writers prepare for a long term career in this screenwriting business. We can help!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, and/or check out their webpage here.
Max Timm is the Director of Education with the International Screenwriters’ Association as well as the VP of Development and principal producer with Creative Screenwriter Productions. As the President of The Story Farm Development and Coaching service, and with 15 years of experience in developing written material and writers’ careers, Max's focus has been on creating more success stories for Story Farm and ISA writers. So far 33 writers have received options and representation, or placed highly in major screenplay contests and Fellowships since 2016 because of Max’s assistance and support.
His personal coaching, consulting, and development service, The Story Farm, develops writers and their material much like a studio executive or literary manager would, walking a writer through the rewrite process one draft at a time. His online classes, titled The Craft Course in Screenwriting, offer writers an in-depth yet easy to understand approach to the professional full development process. In order to connect with as many aspiring writers as possible, he also helped create and launch the ISA’s popular Curious About Screenwriting interview-focused podcast, as well as his solo podcast, The Craft. Most recently, he and the co-head of the ISA Development Slate, Felicity Wren, launched a live Facebook broadcast series called Wine Wednesdays; an informal “script chat” weekly series where they discuss all elements of the entertainment industry while sipping on some tasty wine. Aside from focusing on education, Max has joined forces with his ISA cohorts Felicity Wren and Craig James to launch a production and development shingle called Creative Screenwriter where they will develop and produce low to mid-range budgeted films written by the ISA’s top members.
A development consultant, producer, and screenwriting instructor, Max is a screenwriter and author himself. His debut novel, a young adult fantasy adventure titled The WishKeeper, about a teenage fairy with broken wings, won the young adult category of the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival and released nationwide in the Summer of 2016 (book two is set to release in 2019). Max has also served as a part-time instructor at UCLA, and travels nationally speaking at various industry events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Nashville Writers Conference, Napa Valley Film Festival and the Spokane Writers Conference. Most recently Max released his debut book on screenwriting titled, (Not Just) Another Book on The Craft of Screenwriting. He is currently writing a non-fiction book on hedgefund activists and Wall Street.
Feel free to email Max to set up a free "get to know you" call. email@example.com
(If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)