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News and AFW Movers & Shakers

SEPTEMBER NEWS:

Screenwriter Al Finocchio

Big grat’s to Al Finocchio whose short script Give Love a Shot is an Austin Film Festival fellowship semi-finalist. Go, Al, go!

Max Adams, Driskill Bar, Austin Film Festival 2014, photo by Chesher Cat

News about Austin Film Festival second rounders is coming in. Big grat’s to Tony Ferrendelli whose short script The Light is a second rounder, to Kerry Valderrama whose feature script O.B.E. is a second rounder, to Della Greenawalt whose feature script The Gate is a second rounder, to Peter Andrews whose feature script Fragile is a second rounder, to Kristen McNaule whose feature script Polly is a second rounder, to Debi Yazbeck whose feature script Teton Reckoning is a second rounder, James Harbinson whose feature script Satisfaction is a second rounder, to Kim Turner whose half hour comedy Good In a Room is a second rounder, and to Al Finocchio whose short script Give Love a Shot (Al is taking competitions down like dominoes) is a second rounder. Yay! See you all at Driskill in October!

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Screenwriter Al Finocchio

More grat’s to Al Finocchio whose short script Give Love a Shot is a Poe Film Festival finalist. Yay! And whose script The Monster Ate Phil’s Laptop (And Then Ate Phil) is a an official selection of the July edition of the Berlin Flash Film Festival. Yay!

Screenwriter Della Vance Greenawalt

Big grat’s to Della Greenawalt whose short script Sunflower Care has been selected by Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival as one of its top five featured script shorts. Yay!

Screenwriter Al Finocchio

Big grat’s to Al Finocchio whose short script Give Love a Shot is an official FilmQuest Festival selection. Yay!

AUGUST NEWS:

Screenwriter/Director Kristen McNaule

Big grat’s to Kristen McNaule whose feature script Polly has been accepted into the Oaxaca Film Festival. Yay!

September 2019: Online Master Classes for Screenwriters

September online screenwriting master classes Character WritingVisual Writing, and The Writer’s Reel are open for registration. September classes begin September 10th. Please register early to reserve your seat in class.

Screenwriter Della Vance Greenawalt

Big grat’s to Della Greenawalt who is a nominee for the Randall Greenland Screenwriter of the Year Award and whose short script Sunflower Care is nominated for the Comedy Short Award at Austin Revolution Film Festival. Yay!

Screenwriter Debi Yazbeck

Big grat’s to Debi Yazbeck whose short film Out of the Walls is a Grapevine Film Festival 2019 Official Selection. Out of the Walls will be playing at at the Grapevine Film Festival October 4th and 5th in Grapevine, Texas. Yay!

Screenwriter/Director Kristen McNaule

Big grat’s to Kristen McNaule whose film From Sarajevo has won the Mirror Mountain Film Festival Best Local Film Award. Yay!

5150, an online international screenwriting workshop

The AFW online international screenwriting workshop 5150 has an open workshop seat available. To apply for the open workshop seat please read up on the workshop and apply via the workshop page link if it looks like this is the animal for you: 5150 Online International Screenwriting Workshop.

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Testimonials

 

Screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez

“Max Adams is the kind of smart, engaging teacher that made me want to be a better writer — and she helped me do it.”

~ Alvaro Rodriguez, Machete,
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,
Chicago Fire

 

Debi Yazbeck

“You laid the foundation, Max. Best teacher ever.”

~ Debi Yazbeck,
Winner, 2016 Best Feature Script,
California Women’s Film Festival

 

Screenwriter Tony Ferrendelli

“Max Adams has helped to completely transform the way I write scripts. Placement of several scripts in multiple competitions is a direct result of the skills I have developed through participation in Max’s classes and workshop.”

~ Tony Ferrendelli,
2019 ISA Fast Track IX Fellowship
Top 50 Writers

2019 Nominee Best Feature Screenplay
Houston Comedy Film Festival

Winner Best Screenplay Short September 2018
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival

Screenwriter Tonia Kempler

“Thank you. You have completely given me confidence and skills I didn’t have before. Couldn’t have done this without taking your classes.”

 

~ Tonia Kempler,
2017 Winner, Best Screenplay,
HollywoodJust4Shorts

Joah Philo, Screenwriter & Casting Director

“It’s so big what you are to screenwriting and what you give to others and how you collect and champion writers who do more than write, they produce. That’s huge in this business of writing and what sets you above the rest.”

~ Joan Philo,
Winner, Best Writing, The Roof,
Madison 48 Hour Film Project 2016

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Courses 2019

JANUARY 2019
Character Writing: 01.08.19 ||
Visual Writing: 01.08.19 ||
The Writer’s Reel: 01.08.19 ||

MARCH 2019
Mastering Story Momentum: 03.12.19 ||
The First 30 Pages: 03.12.19 ||
Dynamic Writing: 03.12.19 ||

MAY 2019
Dialogue Writing: 05.07.19 ||
Visual Writing: 05.07.19 ||

JULY 2019
Dialogue Writing: 07.09.19 ||
Dynamic Writing: 07.09.19 ||
How to Sell a Screenplay: 07.09.19 ||

SEPTEMBER 2019
Visual Writing: 09.10.19 ||
The Writer’s Reel: 09.10.19 ||

NOVEMBER 2019
Character Writing:  11.05.19 ||
Dialogue Writing: 11.05.19 ||
Mastering Story Momentum: 11.05.19 ||



WAIT LIST CLASSES 2019
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The Writer's Reel, an AFW online screenwriting course for self promotion and project promotion in screenwriting

The Writer’s Reel: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

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How to Sell a Screenplay

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5150 Workshop

5150 is a private online international screenwriting workshop run by screenwriter Max Adams.

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Mastering Story Momentum; AKA, The Pacing Life Raft

The First 30 Pages, Kick-Ass, The Academy of Film Writing, AFW

The First 30 Pages; AKA, The Hardball vs. Softball Story Launch

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The Sex Scene: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

Dialogue Writing, an AFW master screenwriting class online

Dialogue Writing: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

High Concept Writing: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

Dynamic Writing, Deadpool

Dynamic Writing: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

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Structural Writing: An Online Screenwriting Master Class

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The Art of the Pitch: An Online Master Screenwriting Class

Visual Writing, an AFW master screenwriting class online

Visual Writing: An Online Master Screenwriting Class

Character Writing, an AFW master screenwriting class online

Character Writing: An Online Master Screenwriting Class

About the Academy of Film Writing - AFW

About the AFW

THE ACADEMY OF FILM WRITING is an international online writing academy founded in 2006 by author and award winning screenwriter Max Adams.

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