30 Day Screenwriting Challenge

taught by Max Timm

Course description

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 Begins on April 20, 2017, but you can sign up any time before we begin.

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 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, WeScreenplay, Table Ready My Screenplay, Emerging Screenwriters, Tracking Board, Fast Track Fellowship, Women In Film, and many more!)

The Challenge Officially Begins on

April 20!

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 that is designed to get your material not only industry-ready, but submitted to his contacts. Space is very limited, and per application only.

Your material could also be evaluated by the ISA per their Development Program. Check out the Development Program Evaluation here on www.TheCraftCourse.com.

Please see our FAQ page here: Course Questions

Max Timm
Max Timm

Max Timm is the Director of Community Outreach with the International Screenwriters’ Association, and has over a decade of experience not only as an instructor, but in developing projects and supporting thousands of writers from A-list to novice.

His focus with the ISA is to build a creative community and bring ISA writers closer to Industry Professionals, i.e. producers, managers, and agents. Recently he has helped build a development program with the ISA, submitting writers’ projects on their behalf and helping them launch their careers – eight writers received options and representation in the past year because of Max’s assistance and support.

A development consultant and screenwriting instructor, Max is also a screenwriter and published author. 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 can be found in all nationwide bookstores. Books Two and Three are slated for release in 2017 and 2018. Max has also served as a part-time instructor at UCLA, teaching high school students the history of film and television through their Summer Discovery Program.

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Course Curriculum

Day 1 (April 20) - Voice, Loglines, and Establishing Your Concept
Challenge Introduction - Getting Started
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