The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide: Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War

The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide: Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War

Max Adams / Mar 29, 2020

The New Screenwriter s Survival Guide Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War Are you looking for one of the secret decoder rings owned by all successful screenwriters Or at least a map with a spot marked X Sit down with Max Adams She ll tell you all about the writer s place in

  • Title: The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide: Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War
  • Author: Max Adams
  • ISBN: 9781938020032
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Are you looking for one of the secret decoder rings owned by all successful screenwriters Or at least a map with a spot marked X Sit down with Max Adams She ll tell you all about the writer s place in Hollywood Adams courteously assumes that you can already write or that you can at least get your hands on one of the zillions of books about writing techniques She conceAre you looking for one of the secret decoder rings owned by all successful screenwriters Or at least a map with a spot marked X Sit down with Max Adams She ll tell you all about the writer s place in Hollywood Adams courteously assumes that you can already write or that you can at least get your hands on one of the zillions of books about writing techniques She concentrates on what you really want to know For example The screenwriter s uniform is and this is unisex jeans, high top sneakers, a plain T shirt, and a loose casual jacket And the sneakers are always frighteningly clean, as in they may be sneakers, but by gum, they glow like they just came out of the box Guys No ties No suits I m not kidding If you wear a suit and tie to a meeting, people will mock you Girls No dresses Actresses wear dresses Screenwriters wear sneakers and jeans Her authority is unmistakable After scooping up the prizes at a number of prestigious screenwriting contests, like the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Heart of Film Festival, Adams launched her Hollywood career with a big spec script sale Excess Baggage The Screenwriter s Survival Guide delivers 64 pithy chapters, such as Don t Write Batman and What You Really Get Paid Other topics include pitching, the etiquette of getting read, and the care and feeding of agents Adams also provides lists of screenwriters directories and organizations, a generic release form, format examples for cover pages and query letters, and other useful resources The book shines with Adams s streetwise attitude She shares her worst Hollywood memories the cold calls to producers, the credit arbitrations, and the meetings, meetings, meetings as well as her victories Do successful screenwriters ever stop feeling insecure Check with Adams Every time I turn something in, I have this feeling of doom, like, Well, that s it, my career s over now Max Adams has the inside story and she tells all Blaise Selby

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    About "Max Adams"

      • Max Adams

        Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter She has written professionally for Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri Star Pictures She has lectured and taught at University of Southern California, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Film Arts Foundation, New York Film Academy, Gotham Writers, University of Utah, and the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences She is a former Writers Guild of America online screenwriting mentor, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, The Left Door and 5150, is the author of The New Screenwriter s Survival Guide Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War, is a University of Utah associate professor and is the founder of the The Academy of Film Writing Her produced feature film projects include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, and One For the Money.


    439 Comments

    1. This is a must-have guide for any screenwriter who wants to run the Hollywood gauntlet to get their script sold. This book gives you the tools to help build a lasting writing career with indispensable insider information about Pitching, Meetings, Networking, Agents, Producers, Critique groups, Potential trapsyou name it and it's all in this book. Max Adams' humor and wit are on every page with the attitude of a Hollywood veteran giving out priceless advice. I switched from Screenwriting to Novel [...]


    2. The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide is crushingly, refreshingly honest. It brings a chuckle and a cringe in the same sentence and never fails to entertain. The insight into what the movie world is really like is a bit frightening but appreciated (when I make it there, maybe I won't be a complete moron, sigh).Max is an amazing teacher (I am completely qualified to say that after eight classes with her), and she upholds that reputation in The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide. She tells it as it [...]


    3. When Max published the original Screenwriter's Survivsl Guide I thought it was a shame that it wasn't around before I went to Hollywood. I'm not saying it would have left a trail of breadcrumbs leading to success but I am saying that there were several mistakes that might have been avoided. The new version is even better because the quick witted Max is a quick learner and not afraid to say what she learned and how she learned it. She is also a funny writer and an extremely clear one.If you are a [...]


    4. Max Adams' "The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide" is a fun, breezy, hard finger-flick to the forehead for the Hollywood uninitiated. It's an education cover to cover of unwritten screenwriter etiquette regarding scripts, managers, producers, and agents. Its conversational tone and hard knocks stories make for a memorable experience. Other guides cover the basics, but Max gives the reader the benefit of her experience -- things she would have never done had someone had thought to write a Screenw [...]


    5. Interesting read for the aspiring and seasoned screenwriters alike or total newcomers to the game. Max Adams delivers an informative guide of hows, whys and do's and don't's for all concerned. Funny at times (at the author's own expense), The Survival Guide arms the reader with know how and 'tools' of the trade. Even if you're not serious about your writing and do not want to become a screenwriter, this book will change your perception about reading.


    6. This update is long-awaited and exactly what you need if you're going after a screenwriting career. Screenwriting isn't just about writing. It's about meetings, relationships, and navigating the Hollywood scene without getting swallowed up by it.Nobody addresses these issues with the knowledge and wisdom of Max Adams. Buy this book. Read this book. Absorb its wisdom.


    7. this is my go-to book for navigating hollywood. it shares everything you need to know to land a deal from a perspective you can only get from having a seat at the table. hilarious, insightful, honest.


    8. This is the book you need if you want to be a screenwriter. Max Adams doesn't stick to the basics. She gives you info you never thought to ask, whether it's what to wear to meetings (and the message you send with your clothes) or how to pitch. This should be in every screenwriting library.


    9. Great advice and tips. Written in an easily understood manner. Once you're ready to start selling that spec screenplay be sure to read this book.



    10. I havent seen any of her movies, but this is a very nice guide to what it must be like to be a working screenwriter. There is a lot of advice about the business side of things. How to deal with agents, producers, and contracts. How to sell your scripts and get recognized. (Excuse me, I couldnt resist the urge to write like Ms. Adams there for a minute. She regularly writes in blunt fragments. Does it all the time. And what does she also use? Question marks that pop up conversationally? Yup.) Ada [...]


    11. Max Adams did the job, before deciding to teach it. She's worked for half a dozen film studios, written films (including Excess Baggage), taught, lectured, tamed lions (or beginning screenwriters, at least), etc She knows whereof she speaks.This isn't about how to write book. It's about how to make a career as a screenwriter. Although all the major issues of scripts are covered, the focus is on the career: meetings, sales, taxes and death.Every screenwriter can benefit from this book, working or [...]


    12. Pretty dated (I read the original edition) and surprisingly full of typos and punctuation errors, BUT entertaining and chock-full of interesting info. Certainly a helpful guide for the unproven screenwriter.


    13. I love Max. Met her at a seminar for the Utah Screenwriter's Project. Lots of good advice, written in her speaking style, so a little difficult to read - but well worth it.


    14. This is the best resource for screenwriters. I highly recommend this book be read before submitting to agencies and producers.


    15. Max is one of the smartest people out there, and I'd recommend this book to anyone who's considering the business of screenwriting. No nonsense, just smarts.



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