A comprehensive course that includes personal support and coaching on a weekly basis that will help you complete a quality first draft within 90 days. Get the same support LA-based writers get, but from the comfort of your own home! The most affordable online course in the industry, you will develop your next screenplay from start to finish with a helping hand along the way.
This course also includes consideration for the exclusive ISA Development Program where, if accepted, the ISA will submit your work to industry professionals and help you find representation and/or sell your material at no additional cost.
Whether you’re an emerging or experienced writer, this class will motivate and inspire you to complete your 1st draft or perform a rewrite on existing material. Whether it’s a TV pilot or Feature, your instructor will work with you to complete the best draft possible, and discover the quality of your 1st draft to be more like that of a 3rd or 4th draft.
You will receive a designated script deadline where you will submit your screenplay for review and evaluation (three weeks after your final lesson). The ISA will give the script a rating AND a set of detailed notes. If the script rating is high, you will be considered for the ISA Development Program. If you are accepted, the project will be submitted to ISA vetted industry contacts (agents, managers, production companies, producers, etc). The ISA works with companies like Lionsgate, The Weinstein Co, the BBC, Eclectic Pictures and more.
The ISA Development Program has helped 8 writers receive
options and/or agency representation in just 6 months.
The ISA Development Program is designed to be a fast track for ISA members so that the ISA can act as a representative of you and your material WITHOUT the ISA attaching itself to your material. We submit your material to industry professionals, sell you and your writing, and attempt to jump start your career. Soon the Development Program will request an application fee in order for a writer to be considered, but by enrolling in The Craft Course with Support & Evaluation, you are automatically considered.
So jump in and get ready to write!
With the amount of material that is covered in this course, and with weekly online support and creative help, you will not find a more inexpensive course on screenwriting that offers as much as The Craft Course with Support & Evaluation. The ISA takes pride in offering services to writers without breaking the bank. Take advantage of what is offered here and we promise you will come away with a stronger draft of your script had you tried to go this route alone.
"I just want to do a shout out to Max Timm, ISA's Director of Community Outreach. Not only has he put me in touch with a Hollywood studio regarding my script, but has also put me in contact with others who can help my career. Always fast in response, ever helpful. Finally a person and a website that actually helps the writer. THANK YOU.”
|- Steven Prowse|
(Development Program Alum and UK-Based Screenwriter)
|"The ISA has been extremely passionate about helping my career reach the next level. They've been sending my samples all around town, getting industry eyes on my work. Their support has been invaluable!”|
| - Derek Asaff|
(Development Program Writer and Harvard Grad)
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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.
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