We have an open seat in November in the 5150 online screenwriting workshop. For more info, hit :::WORKSHOP:::

5150 Online Screenwriting Workshop


coming in november

October 6, 2015


There are classes around the corner in November. Structural Writing, I only teach once a year so if you are want that puppy, grab it now or wait another year:

Coming in November from the Academy of Film Writing, Structural Writing

Coming in November at the Academy of Film Writing, Dynamic Writing



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BTW, you whacky movers and shakers, if you are entertained by me talking about attending a product party, just think how entertained you might be when I talk about Hollywood. Never thought about that, did you, sports fans?

Maybe you should get the book. Or not. How long is your attention span?


story board whut?

June 17, 2015


I am always seeing these crazy story boards posted online by writers. They are very ordered and very detailed and very complex and to me look like time outlines for a NASA space mission or a chores list put up for a military camp.

Here is one of those crazy story boards:

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Here is my story board:


I guess my story board should be embarrassed by the bigger more glamorous story boards but it isn’t. My story board says, Fuck off, it doesn’t do manual labor.


gallery frenzy!

June 13, 2015

Screen shot 2015-06-13 at 1.54.26 AMIt seemed time to put up a gallery. I and the denizens of AFW and 5150 are not always real good about grabbing photos, but there are photos, there is a Flickr page, and here she is —



5150 new york!

June 7, 2015

Peter Andrews, Chesher Cat, Pumpkin the Dog, and Jodi Lustig -- Best 5150 Photo Ever, thank you New York yay!

Peter Andrews, Chesher Cat, Pumpkin the Dog, and Jodi Lustig — Best 5150 Photo Ever. Thank You New York!



Max Adams

Max Adams, Evil Script Sprite Incorporated


Hmm. So Geoff Latulippe just said

“Ugh, Max.

“Your reputation is well known to those in the film business. As a cautionary tale. I needn’t document it here, but suffice to say I can’t imagine a legit industry professional would vouch for you at this point.”




This is a response to a post in which I told Geoff lambasting anyone who is a teacher, mentor, or consultant, is wrong.


He was attacking Jeanne in that post. Sigh. Now he’s attacking me for responding with credits.

It would actually be interesting if Geoff did “document” my alleged cautionary tale, since then I’d know what I’m getting hit for this time. The gossip internet tabloids about me are always interesting. But —


If I have ever impacted your writing career in a positive way, as writer, teacher, mentor, consultant, author —

Go tell Geoff about it.

Geoff seems to think I’m a terrible person and a horrible teacher and mentor.

According to him, everyone else in Hollywood thinks so too.

Fuck I had better call my agent. What if he has heard this Geoff news?  Jesus!


*Not to be bitchy about it, (okay actually I am being a total bitch about it, and on purpose too, fuck you!, whoops!). My biggest detractors in “the film biz” are usually men I wouldn’t have sex with.


writers are like cats

April 1, 2015


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Dialogue Writing



High Concept Writing





4 days left

March 7, 2015

Four days left to register for Character Writing & Dynamic Writing at The AFW.

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