Oh yez, hot September classes are right around the corner. You should all go sign up for them right now.

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014:  The Sex Scene

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: High Concept Writing

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: The Art of the Pitch

 

throw back thursday

July 31, 2014

Max and the Models

 

Yes, it is all site madness all the time —

So the book site got overhauled too. Yay!

 

The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide

 

Pretty, ain’t it?

While we’re on the subject of the book, a pop quiz:

Have you read the book?

[ ] Yes. Yay! You are my favorite!
[ ] No. Boo! Get off my blog!

If you have read the book, have you posted an Amazon review?

[ ] Yes. Yay! You are my favorite!
[ ] No. Boo! Get off my blog!

 


In the off chance you failed that pop quiz, you can buy AND review THE BOOK ON AMAZON.

Go on now, what do you want to do, fail the next pop quiz?

:::GO NOW:::

 

 

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What do you see on the screen?

Nothing until you put it on the page. And then, for someone to see something while they read that page? The writing must be Visual with a capital V.

Visual Writing begins Tuesday.

There are open seats.

:::HIT THAT:::

 

throw back thursday

June 5, 2014

 

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Max, Hollywood — I think 2009 — photo by Deborah Chesher.

And yes, the hotdog was delicious.  Yay!

 

 

photo bomb!

May 6, 2014

 

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[max adams and sherry bybee]

 

 

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We did the BOOK MEME. That was awesome.

We did GOING BANKSY. That was awesome.

We did TNSSG T-SHIRT PHOTOS. That was awesome.

We need to do something new and fun for the book.

 


One of the coolest things people used to do when the first book was out was send in photos of themselves with the book.

Here is David’s Baby Luke with the original book. Yay!

Luke The Smartest Baby In The World

Here is Ben with the original book. Yay!

Benjamin Green With The Screewriter's Survival Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S DO THAT!

Post a photo of you with The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide to the book’s Facebook Page.

 


Sure sure sure, “Why Facebook” you ask. Isn’t Facebook a device of the devil?

Yes, yes it is, but less a device of the devil than me trying to single handedly play catcher in the photos in email game.

Post it to the TNSSG Facebook Page. It will be great.

 


The Rules: We are not big on rules around here, but let’s go with no blatant nudity.

The Prizes: There will totally be prizes for cool photos but we haven’t decided what they are, you already have the book, but we have other swag and prizes so photo up, sports fans, and let’s find out what you win yay!

The Photos: Your photo does not have to be with the paperback, take a photo with you and the book on the Kindle or iPad and that flies with us.

 
 

cry baby cry!

March 6, 2014

 

Word is [via Slate] Getty images just dropped the pay wall and is trying something new, embeds that link back to the original source. I see that news and think, cool, I can go link some of my Getty photos without the watermark. [See for even me to use Getty photos of me without the watermark, there was some sort of pay scheme going --- which seems wrong but there you have it.]

I do a search. They come up, but not on Getty. On Zimio. Whut?

Here’s a Getty photo from the 25th Nicholl Fellowships Awards ceremony. Look how spiff we all look yay!

 

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[L-R: Rafael Arrieta, Donna McNeely, Michele Sutter, Max Adams and David Kurtz attend AMPAS' 25th Annual Don & Gee Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 4, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.]

 


I love that photo but that’s not my favorite photo from that night. My favorite photo is not even a Getty photo it is an iPhone photo shot on the way to the awards when I hadn’t put my heels on yet and was stopping for a Diet Coke on the way. Yay!

 

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[I had been off sugar, chocolate, sodas, coffee, bread and booze for two freaking weeks before the awards ceremony. Your face looks pretty for the camera if you knock all that crud off for a couple weeks --- but you are crying hard for a soda. Cry baby cry!]

 

max mas yay!

February 12, 2014

 

black_hat_and_backless_dress MaxMas!

 

Yay!

Where? Austin Texas
When? February 12
What Time? 12:01 AM until closing [we use the term "closing" loosely]

How should you celebrate MaxMas? Oh let us count the ways… wait, we do not want to overwhelm you, let’s do a top five:

 

TOP FIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE MAXMAS:

1. Buy Max incredibly expensive shoes. Dolce is a serious fave. Yay!

2. Give Max a spiff Victoria’s Secret gift card. Yay!

3. Shower Max with Grand Marnier! Yay!

[Okay we are using the word "shower" loosely, do not under any circumstances douse Max with Grand Marnier. She is vengeful and also violent.]

4. Drop some cash on the save the wolves fund in Max’s name. Or anyone’s name. We’re good with Godzilla. Just do it. You will feel good. Max will feel good. Wolves will feel good. Godzilla will feel good. Yay!

5. Attend the MaxMas super super secret MaxMas underground party. [There is only one way to do this. Get the secret secret super secret party details. Are you in? Yay!]

 

the drama book shop yay!

February 1, 2014

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In the cool news department, the book is shipping out to The Drama Book Shop in New York and will be on shelves this month.  Yay!

 

:::visit the book page:::

 

 

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