max news

November 28, 2015

Max Adams

Max Adams, Evil Script Sprite Incorporated


So, things happening now and on the near horizon —

Right now — as in right right now and on through Monday — – I’m doing a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on script analysis.

On Wednesday, December 2nd, I’m doing a Stage 32 Next Level Webinar: Crash Course: High Concept Writing.

I’m on the narrative jury panel for the Digi60 Ottawa Digital Filmmakers’ Festival.

In January, I have a fun prose story [yes, prose, sometimes I do prose] coming out in an anthology — but I don’t have a heads up it’s okay to say more about that yet so you will just have to stay tuned for more news about that. Oops.

Also in January I’m launching a new AFW class, The First 30 Pages. There are 8 seats left in the new class so if you are interested in the class, reserve your seat now before seats are all full.

That’s the news.


Your Maybe My Slate is a Little Full Adams Girl


stage 32 webinar ahoy

November 20, 2015


In AFW news, we’re now putting seats in chairs for the upcoming January classes. One of these classes is new, The First 30 Pages. It’s going to be great. Please reserve your seat early, new classes fill up pretty fast.

And in Stage 32 news, I’m going to be On Stage With RB this coming Tuesday doing an online interview with Stage 32’s Richard “RB” Botto, and the following week will be doing a next level webinar with Stage 32: Crash Course, High Concept Writing. It’s going to be great. I hope you can join me.


Max on Stage 32



in max news

November 8, 2015


Max Adams

In Max news, I just finished a short story for an anthology and turned it in. It’s a fantasy anthology and was really fun writing for. It’s coming out in January but I don’t know whether I’m supposed to be talking a lot about it in public yet so more on that later.

Am working on a short clip for a proposed Stage 32 webinar. Director and my co-writer on the Sanitarium pilot Kerry Valderamma is helping me shoot that but he has cantered back to his acting roots and is appearing in a play right now which may slow us down. If you’re in San Antonia, Medea is playing Thursday through Sunday all through November at The Classic Theater of San Antonio.

Also gearing up for AFW classes that roll open this coming Tuesday. Structural Writing has a couple seats open if anyone is wanting to brush up on their structure work. I’d love to put a couple more talented people in those seats before the class rolls open. The stronger the group is, the stronger the class is. More on that at


film festival frenzy!

November 4, 2015

Austin Film Festival was fun — and exhausting. That is a lot of socializing for someone who spends most of her days alone with bed hair facing off with a hostile computer. Here are some fun pics.


Also there is more crazy good AFW news for November :::go see:::



Max Adams, Richard Dane Scott


Max Adams, Terry Rossio


Travis Speegle, Max Adams


Vivi Gregg, Richard Dane Scott, Cathy Rescher


Alvaro Rodriguez, Max Adams


Festival Frenzy!


Jennifer Mulligan, Max Adams


Kent Williams, Pamela Segger, Max Adams


Pamela Segger, Kent Williams, Max Adams

Also there is more crazy good AFW news for November :::go see:::


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


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:

Screen shot 2015-06-17 at 5.45.25 PM

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.


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