MAX ADAMS is an award-winning screenwriter, author, mentor and educator.
Recipient early in her career of an Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, an Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Award, and an America’s Best Screenwriting Award, Max was dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a Christmas holiday.
Max’s produced feature films include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, One For the Money and she recently appeared in Tony Tarantino’s Underbelly Blues. She has worked on concepts and pitches with industry luminaries including pitch king, Bob Kosberg, producers Robert Evans (The Godfather); Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator); David Valdes (The Green Mile); and Wendy Finerman (Forest Gump, The Devil Wears Prada). Her studio experience includes collaborations with Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Universal Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Columbia Pictures, and Sony Pictures.
In addition, Max is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, a former WGA online mentor, the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, and the founder of The Academy of Film Writing. Her students and work-shoppers have been featured on The Black List, have won three Academy Nicholl Fellowships, two Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Awards, a Stage 32 Happy Writers win, and most recently a Tracking Board 2015 Launch Pad Feature Award.
Many of Max’s students are working professionally in the industry today.