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.
In 30 Days!
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.
The Challenge Officially Began on April 20, 2017, but you can sign up at any time.
Get Ready to Write!
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 have 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 and your own personal level of motivation 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, Script Lab, Final Draft, and participating sponsors from across the industry. (Jen Grisanti, Corey Mandell, Danny Manus, Lee Jessup, WeScreenplay, Tracking Board, LA-Screenwriter, MovieBytes, Table Ready My Screenplay, Emerging Screenwriters, Tracking Board, Fast Track Fellowship, Women In Film, and many more!)
The Challenge Officially Begins Now!
If you're looking for more long-term support from Max and the ISA, you can inquire about Max's year-long Personal Coaching 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.
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Max Timm is the Director of Education & Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association, with over a decade of experience in developing material and writers’ careers. His focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to ISA Industry Professionals. Recently he has helped build a development program with the ISA, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – ten writers have received options and representation since 2015 because of Max’s assistance and support. His personal coaching service, The Story Farm, develops working writers and their material much like a studio executive and 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. In order to connect with as many aspiring writers as possible, he created and launched the ISA’s popular Curious About Screenwriting podcast, as well as his solo podcast, The Craft.
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, travels nationally and internationally speaking at and hosting a multitude of industry events and panels with organizations and at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, Nashville Writers Conference, and even educating art program teachers through the LA Unified School District.