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 http://theafw.com/structural-writing

 

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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

 

last classes of the year

November 3, 2014

 

Ohyez, there are November classes. Structural Writing and Dynamic Writing are the last two online master classes in screenwriting of the year. Grab your seat now or you will be out in the cold till 2015.

Dynamic Writing 11.11.14

Structural Writing 11.11.14

november max classes

September 28, 2014

Max AFW Classes November 2014

Yes is it that time again when I announce stuff like November classes around the corner. Structural Writing and Dynamic Writing are on the horizon. I only teach Structural Writing once a year so if you want to hit that puppy before the year 2015, now is the time to sign up. See you there.

:::COURSES @ THE AFW:::

when workshop shirts attack

November 18, 2013

 

Probably this is only hilarious to me. It is actually kind of a catastrophe but still hilarious to me.

[This may be because “catastrophes” historically for me involve brushes with death but I consider the “brushes with death” catastrophes mostly comedic too so my “catastrophe” meter is skewed.]

[Wait, back up, catastrophe therapy kickstarter project yay!]

Here is the new workshop shirt close up:

 

struc_shirt_yaz_mispell

 

I wore that shirt at AFF. Other workshoppers wore that shirt at AFF.

Tell me if you see the problem.

Nobody did until today.


I am so cracked up.


*I’m sending out new shirts to everyone who bought the wrong shirt. Also I’m framing the wrong shirt.

 

sick twisted bastards

September 11, 2012

 

I had this —

Sick twisted bastard of a yoga instructor tonight.  I swear this guy used to reign over the Fifth Circle of Hell but he was too rough on people so they cast him out and he ended up at my yoga studio.  He didn’t just make us do terrible hard things, he made jokes while he was doing it and laughed because he knew how hard the things he was making us do were.

After I limped home and was licking my wounds thinking how damn hard that session was, and thinking, Yeah, but you’ll go back to that guy’s class, damn him, because no matter how hard it was, it was good —

It occurred to me that is quite possibly how my students think about me.  I’m not easy.  My classes are hard.  Some of them extremely hard.  I know it.  And I make jokes.  They are not mean or derogatory jokes, they are basically saying, Yeah, I feel your pain, but you still have to get that knee over that left ear so let’s go.  But they are still jokes.

There is a shirt, “I Survived Max Adams’ Structural Writing.” That shirt totally started out as a joke.  Except —

People who finish Structural Writing buy that shirt.  It’s not a joke any more.  That shirt has turned into some sort of medal of honor.

My students come back.  But after tonight, I wonder if it is maybe for a different reason than I used to think.  Damn.  I’m the sick twisted bastard instructor.

How did THAT happen?

Excuse me now, I have to go soak in a tub of hot water.

 


*If you do not recognize the image above, it is from Legend, Tim Curry plays a great sick twisted bastard.

*Structural Writing is only open to people who have taken previous AFW classes so don’t get all het up and try to jump in there first — I won’t let you — go look at other classes.  Like High Concept Writing and The Art of the Pitch.  Those are both coming up in a week and are good precursors.

 

 

The Academy of Film Writing’s Structure Class Begins September 14, 2010. This is a six week online master class taught by yours truly, Max Adams.

Seating is limited to 12 students. Please register early to reserve your seat in this class.

More info on the class is available at :::structure:::

A full schedule of upcoming classes is online at :::classes:::

To register for this class shoot me an email at :::contact:::

*A course fee is required for this class
*A writing sample may be required to register for this class
*This is an online class

 


 

max adams

*above, max adams discusses the art of the pitch
*neon venus art theatre, july 11 2010
*photo by :::deborah chesher:::

:::more photos:::

 

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