Set your writing intentions for 2018 with
The Story Farm
We are now offering a less expensive and more open-ended approach to receiving support from your coach.
We have four "Anytime Packages" that you can utilize, well, any time! Scroll down for more information, but the approach is that you purchase a certain number of calls that can be used at any time for any purpose.
Let's get this new year rolling!
What is The Story Farm?
Like a personal trainer for your writing (only much less expensive)
More than just a general consultancy, The Story Farm works much like a development executive or manager would with a writer as the writer is developing multiple projects.
With weekly, one-on-one phone calls that deliver specific notes on the ongoing development of multiple projects, The Story Farm is the most hands-on, comprehensive development service you will find in the industry. Approved by and in association with the International Screenwriters' Association, The Story Farm is designed to help dedicated, career-oriented writers for the long-term.
The Story Farm can also help the writers submit their projects to industry professionals once the script is deemed ready for submission. Script options or purchases, or even representation, are not guaranteed, though The Story Farm will guarantee thorough support and guidance where education and specific project development is concerned.
We're looking for writers who are dedicated to their long term careers, and while we can and do work with writers who have one script they intend to finish and polish, it is suggested that Story Farm writers prepare for a long term career in this screenwriting business. We can help!
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Want to know the specifics?
Brainstorming, feedback DURING your rewrite process
Thorough notes every week
A development consultant giving and holding you to weekly deadlines
A champion for you and your projects once the script is finished
Plus a bunch more...
Weekly phone meetings
Submission to producers and managers (when the script is ready)
Marketing and Brand coaching
Adapting your novel into a screenplay (or vice versa)
Weekly online coursework to keep you on track
Of the writers currently enrolled in The Story Farm, over half of them have received options, representation, and/or won major contests in less than a year.
Please see below for pricing. To find out more and to schedule a no-obligation phone consult to discuss your goals and how The Story Farm can work for you...
Email Max at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Story Farm Goal:
To get your material to a place that is ready for industry submission, and launch your career (regardless of your experience)!
The writer can work on as many projects as he/she wishes during the duration of the service, but it is The Story Farm's intent to get a writer to finish FOUR projects in one year/12 months (this includes rewrites).
You can read reviews from fellow writers if you scroll to the bottom.
Inquire with email@example.com or call Max directly - 323-916-1979
NEW! The Anytime Packages
The 4-Pack: four calls to be used at any time within a six-month time period - $499
*Includes one full script reads and evaluations
The 6-Pack: six calls to be used at any time within a 12-month time period - $699
*Includes three full script reads and evaluations
The 8-Pack: eight calls to be used at any time within a 12-month time period - $829
*Includes four full script reads and evaluations
The 1-Pack: one hour-long call to discuss and break down your concepts, loglines, hook statements, and marketing possibilities for any project ideas (up to 10 ideas) - $100 with NO read and evaluation or $199 with full read and evaluation if you do have a script you wish to receive notes on.
Our Core Focus
(prices for working with Max Timm are not listed - please inquire)
Weekly Coaching & Professional Development
- 12 months of The Story Farm: $349/month x 12 months or $3699 if paid in full (save $489)
- 6 months of The Story Farm: $389/month x 6 months or $2049 if paid in full (save $285)
- 3 months of The Story Farm: $419/month x 3 months or $1159 if paid in full (save $98)
Please contact Max at firstname.lastname@example.org to review the best option for you
Email or call Max Timm to review your writing goals, intentions, and how The Story Farm can help. We can put together a plan for you and your writing in 2018.
Meet Some of Our Story Farm Coaches
(Details and bio for the founder of The Story Farm, Max Timm, can be found by scrolling down.)
Please email a very brief bio of your experience as a writer, any and all accolades you have received, education level, and your intentions as a creative writer, director, actor, etc.
*Max Timm and The Story Farm does not and can not guarantee that we will get your script into the hands of producers, managers, agents, or studio executives, nor does The Story Farm claim official connection to any studio. The Story Farm will, however, promise to help you develop the very best script possible and, if/when ready, will reach out to industry professionals on your behalf.
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.