Your Personal Studio Executive!*
Receive ongoing weekly support, evaluations, brainstorming sessions
(This is not a free service. Please scroll down to find out more.)
12 months of weekly support calls, emails, multiple evaluations of projects (TV or Feature), brainstorming sessions, and ongoing development of your material.
Purpose: To get your material to a place that is ready for industry submission! And we can help.
(A six month option is also available.)
Weekly notes and evaluations, and ongoing coverage of scripts (TV or Feature). Skype is available for international writers. Calls will be scheduled ahead of time to give you ongoing deadlines and to keep you on track.
Support per the business of Hollywood, cultivating contacts, coaching through meetings and pitches, and once the project is deemed ready for submission, The Story Farm team will reach out to industry contacts on the writer’s behalf with the hope of finding the writer representation and/or interested producers.
Weekly online coursework designed by Max Timm (www.TheCraftCourse.com) which includes audio lectures, written lessons, script and page work examples, and more.
Possible inclusion in the ISA Development Program which will give you additional industry exposure.
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.
Basic details about The Story Farm coaching service
12 months of Personal Coaching: $3600 if paid in full (save $588!)
Can be paid monthly, though slight interest will be accrued ($349/month x 12 months)
The writer must commit to the full year of consulting and coaching (this is not a month-to-month service)
Six months of Personal Coaching: $1999 (or 6 payments of $395)
Individual, one-time script evaluations and notes are not available at this time as we would prefer the writers submit their one-time read requests through the ISA Development Program.
The writer can start whenever he/she is ready!
In order to get started, you must email Max Timm and schedule a call to review your writing goals, intentions, and to have him set a plan for you and your writing.
Meet Our Story Farm Coaches
(Details and bio for the founder of The Story Farm, Max Timm, can be found by scrolling down.)
If interested in applying to The Story Farm, please email Max
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.
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.