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Max Adams has received numerous awards including an Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, an Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Award, Continue reading “Awards” »



Max Adams works when time allows with screenwriters and filmmakers consulting on projects and scripts.

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The Academy of Film Writing [AFW] is an online writing school founded by screenwriter Max Adams to perpetuate excellence in film writing. Continue reading “Courses” »



Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter. Dubbed “Red Hot Adams” early in her career by Daily Variety, Adams is the winner of — Continue reading “Writer” »


Max Adams

Max Adams

Max Adams has worked with Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures on myriad projects “in development.” And is now lobbying her congressman for a “return of fire” medal [something sparkley would be nice].

Max’s adaptation, The Ladykillers, was released in 2004 [and she lost the damn arbitration on that one]. One For The Money in 2012. [Another day, another arbitration.]  She is the founder of two international online screenwriting groups, is a former AFI Alumni reader and WGA online mentor, is a recipient of the University of Utah College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, and is the founder of The Academy of Film Writing.

Max’s non-filmic writing credits include journalism, short fiction, essays, theatre, humor, and radio. She is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide – and has an almost criminal love of shoes.


Max is a member of WGAw and is represented by Harley Copen at ICM.