30-Day Screenwriting Challenge
with New & Updated Content
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30 Days to finish your screenplay! Think you can do it? We do. And we've set up steps, assignments, and objectives to help you do so.
The Challenge Begins March 30, 2018!
(The content will be made available as of the 30th and the 30-day clock will start to tick)
Join your fellow writers and take the 30-Day Challenge. Our industry is evolving and the competition is steep. It's time that you learn how to develop a script as quickly as possible, but also how to make that script worthy of submission.
With the ISA's 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge, you'll have the tools to not only finish a script in 30 days, but to receive the most comprehensive education on the screenwriting and entertainment business.
Get Ready to Write!
Let's make this simple.
We need to be writing every day. Writers need to know how to utilize their time, and how to get the most out of their writing sessions. Most of us have day jobs, parenting responsibilities, or extra-curricular promises that tend to chip away at the available hours of every day, much less the so-called creative energy it takes to sit our butts down and crank out our next story. Like any other creative or business venture, you need a plan AND a finite goal even before you sit down to do the work. With the 30-Day Screenwriting Challenge, we've not only set up such a plan and goal, but we've given you a structured framework within which you will be able to approach the completion of a screenplay (feature or TV) in 30 days or less. In this 30-Day Challenge, we are giving you a series of written lectures, audio recordings, assignments, and daily inspiration that will get you organized, prepared, and working. It's all here for you, but now it's up to you to get the work done.
Are you up to the challenge? We think you are.
The instructions, assignments, written lectures and audio recordings have been created and designed by the ISA's Max Timm and his Story Farm Development and Coaching Service.
Let the Challenge Begin!
If you're looking for more long-term support from Max and the ISA, you can inquire about Max's year-long Personal Coaching and Development Service called The Story Farm - designed to get your material not only industry-ready, but submitted to the ISA's industry contacts. Space is very limited, and per application only, but it is the most comprehensive, support and feedback-oriented one-on-one consulting service you will find, anywhere, period.
The ISA Development Slate
Your material could also be evaluated by the ISA per their Development Program. Check out the Development Program Evaluation here.
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The Director of Education & Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association, President of The Story Farm, and with over a decade of experience in developing material and writers’ careers, Max Timm's focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to ISA Industry Professionals. Having attended Holy Cross College at Notre Dame and then transferring to Columbia College Chicago to study screenwriting and producing, Max is a Midwesterner and Chicagoan at heart who prides himself on supporting creative people in as many ways possible. Recently he helped build a development program with the ISA, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – ten writers received options and representation to date because of Max’s assistance and support. His Story Farm Service develops working writers and their material much like a studio executive or manager would, and his online classes, titled The Craft Course in Screenwriting, offer writers outside the Los Angeles area to take part in professional full development.
A development consultant, manager, and screenwriting instructor, Max is a screenwriter and author himself. His debut novel, a young adult fantasy adventure titled The WishKeeper, about a teenage fairy with broken wings, won the young adult category of the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival and released nationwide in the Summer of 2016. Max has also served as a part-time instructor at UCLA, and travels nationally and internationally speaking at a multitude of industry events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Nashville Writers Conference, and even educating art program teachers through the LA Unified School District.
You can find out more about Max's Story Farm Development Coaching Service here.