• Max Adams & Pumpkin the Dog, Austin Texas, photo by ChesherCat
  • Screenwriter Max Adams, photo by John Allen, Austin Texas June 2016


  • All projects
  • Books
  • Film
  • Television
  • Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok
  • The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide
  • Sanitarium
  • Underbelly Blues
  • The Ladykillers
  • One for the Money


Donna McNeely Burke, Michele Sutter, Max Adams, Nicholl Fellowships Dinner


Max Adams awards include an Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting and an Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Award —  More info

AFW Online Screenwriting Courses, Workshops, and Classes


The Academy of Film Writing [AFW] is an online writing school founded by author and award winning screenwriter Max Adams to support her students in their writing and career aspirations and goals. More info

Screenwriter Max Adams


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 — More info


Screenwriter Max Adams, photo by John Allen

Max Adams

Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter. Recipient of a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety early in her career, Max has written professionally for Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures — to name a few. She is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, 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, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, Left Door and 5150, is a University of Utah associate instructor, and is the founder of The Academy of Film Writing. Max’s produced feature films include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, and One For the Money. Max’s non-filmic writing credits include journalism, short fiction, essays, theatre, humor, and radio.


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