Watch Intro Video

Online Screenwriting Master Classes With Author & Award Winning Screenwriter Max Adams

"Thinking you can write a
screenplay because you
watch movies is like thinking
you can build a house because
you live in one."

~Max Adams



*turn on your sound!

Online Master Screenwriting Courses 2020 || 2021

Online Course Fees: $475.00

JANUARY 7 2020: THE ART OF THE PITCH || DIALOGUE WRITING || HIGH CONCEPT WRITING

MARCH 10 2020: CHARACTER WRITING || THE FIRST 30 PAGES

MAY 12 2020: VISUAL WRITING

JULY 7 2020: HOW TO SELL A SCREENPLAY || MASTERING STORY MOMENTUM

SEPTEMBER 8 2020: THE FIRST 30 PAGES || HIGH CONCEPT WRITING || THE WRITER'S REEL

DECEMBER 8 2020: CHARACTER WRITING || DIALOGUE WRITING || MASTERING STORY MOMENTUM

2021 COURSE DATES COMING SOON...

See All the Online Master Courses

Online Master Screenwriting Courses

Online Master Screenwriting Courses Studying Personally With Max Adams are six week online accelerated master screenwriting courses.

Online master courses open each week Monday at midnight with a lecture, viewing clips, assigned reading material, and a weekly written assignment.

The course goals are to study, learn and master writing tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately to elevate and strengthen students' writing projects and scripts. All assignments are reviewed personally by Max – and by fellow students. Review of fellow students' assignments and Max's reviews of each gives students a broader learning experience studying writing techniques explored in class.

Each week students and Max meet for a one hour online real time chat. Class chats are usually scheduled Thursday nights at 7 PM EST, 8 PM EST and at 9 PM EST. In rare instances, chat times are scheduled midday to accommodate international students attending classes.

Online master screenwriting course admission studying personally with Max Adams requires submission of a writing sample and Max Adams' approval prior to acceptance into class. There is an eight person cap on online master screenwriting courses.

To apply for admission to an online master class studying personally with Max Adams, you must send email. Please apply early to reserve you seat and tell us a little bit about your writing experience and background in your email.

Video Screenwriting Master Courses



AFW Video Master Screenwriting Courses are video master courses from author and award winning screenwriter Max Adams. Max's lectures are filmed and edited in advance of release and are available 24/7 online. Think TED Talks. Think Max. Think 24/7 access. Yay!

Video lectures explore and illuminate writing strategies and techniques writers may apply immediately in their own writing and projects to immediately and dramatically improve script quality and impact. Lectures are an hour and a half long and are broken into sections that may be viewed back to back, or viewed as time allows in shorter time blocks.

Individual AFW Video Master Screenwriting Course presentations are accessible for two months after purchase – Or, if you purchase the AFW All Access Master Pass, available 24/7 during the full duration of the Master Pass membership year.

Your Instructor

Max Adams

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. Oops.

She is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is a former University of Utah and New York Film Academy instructor, is the author of The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide, and is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops including the semi-notorious 5150.



In addition to screenwriting, Max is a published author, journalist, short fiction writer, essayist, humorist, and produced playwright & radio writer.

Testimonials

  • "The input I got from Max Adams lifted my script, 'Redemption,' from a SemiFinalist to a Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting award winner."

    Patricia Burroughs
    Nicholl Fellowship Winner

  • "I've taken all of Max's classes and quite simply, her focused methods and attention to detail blow every other screenwriting class out of the water."

    Julie Howe
    Austin Film Festival Winner

  • "If you want someone to challenge you to dive deep and pull the BEST out of yourself, Max is that whip-smart coach, teacher, and mentor."

    Ana Maria Montoya
    Sundance Screenwriting Labs Winner

  • "Max Adams is one of the most knowledgeable and talented people in screenwriting that I know, all writers need to hear what Max Adams has to say."

    Kerry Valderamma
    Writer/Director: Garrison; Sanitarium

  • "Max is as smart, tough, and entertaining as she sounds in her book. It’s hard to imagine a better mentor."

    Al Finocchio
    Los Angeles Independent Film
    Festival Award Winner

  • "Max’s workshop was a transformative experience for me as a young writer."

    Gwenda Bond
    NYT Best Selling Author

  • "The brilliance of taking Max Adams’ classes is you start seeing improvement in your writing almost immediately."

    Toni McGee Causey
    USA Today Best Selling Author

  • "I carried Max's advice over to my fiction and have now sold & published five novels."

    Nancy Bilyeau
    International Award Winning Author

  • "Max Adams is the kind of smart, engaging teacher that made me want to be a better writer — and she helped me do it."

    Alvaro Rodriguez
    Staff Writer: From Dusk Till Dawn The Series; Chicago Fire

Who Will Benefit from AFW Courses

EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSE!! Okay, wait, back up. WE believe that but we ARE biased so more specifically –

  • Beginner, intermediate & advanced screenwriting students looking to learn, build, sharpen and hone craft skills writing for the screen.

  • Pro screenwriters looking to sharpen up and refresh dynamic craft skills -- quit it, athletes never stop training, when is the last time YOU hit the brain gym?

  • Novelists & short story writers looking to sharpen dialogue, visuals and action descriptions & impact on the prose page.

  • Playwrights transitioning between writing for the stage and writing for the screen.

  • Industry professionals looking to hone their analytic skills evaluating material for clients, production, development and the screen.

  • Talent looking to strengthen and hone analytic skills evaluating & considering material to attach to.

Send Me Updates!

Add your email to the mailing list to get the latest updates.

.