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.


Video Master Courses
With Max Adams


  • "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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a writing sample required for Video Master Courses?

    No. All Video Master Courses are available to anyone who wishes to purchase them.

  • How long are the video presentations?

    Presentations are between an hour and an hour and a half for each video course. These are broken into sections that may be watched all at once or one at a time to break up viewing time.

  • How long will I have access to Video Master Courses?

    •A one time purchase of a Video Master Course gives you two month access to the individual course starting on the course release date or purchase date, whichever comes first.

    The Master Pass gives you full time access to all Video Master Courses released during the Master Pass membership year.

  • Why aren't all the Video Master Courses available immediately?

    We're giving ourselves breathing time between releases to film and edit each Video presentation right.

  • What happens if a Video Master Course launches late?

    If we miss a release date, we'll let you know our new estimated release date. Your two month access starts on release date and will not expire early.

  • What happens if a Video Master Course launches early?

    If you have pre-purchased the Video Master Course, we'll give you a heads up it is releasing early and you will have immediate access to it early. Also, after releases, courses will be kicking back up to the regular price. The pre-launch prices are a limited time only offer subject to change without notice.

  • Is Max available for questions during the Video Master Course?

    No. The Video Master Courses are pre-recorded and Max is not present while you watch them. This is good for you because you can watch them any time, any place. It is also good for Max -– she has to sleep sometime.

  • What if I have questions after I see the Video Master Course?

    Watch it again! Okay. Kidding. (Sort of.) If you have questions after watching the Video Master Course, come visit us in the AFW forum. You're going to need a special code phrase to register with the forum so drop us a line via the contact link to get that. See you there.

  • How long are the pre-launch prices available?

    Pre-launch prices are available for a limited time during our pre-sale launch and are subject to change at our discretion without notice. Grab those now!

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