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Maximum Z by Maximum Z - 6d ago

Although not an officially recognized holiday, or even one the general public is aware of, January 5th is still considered National Screenwriters Day; a day to celebrate us hard-working folks who crank out the pages containing the stories of what you’re seeing and hearing in all that content on all those screens. No doubt you’ve probably …
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Not sure what to get that special screenwriter in your life, or are you a writer and want to splurge and get yourself a little something? Well, worry no more because here’s an extensive list of gift ideas any writer would absolutely love! SCRIPT CONSULTANTSSome offers include a code for the discount, so if you contact …
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Maximum Z by Maximum Z - 3w ago

Every writer has their own way of doing things, and each way is probably different – maybe a little or a lot – from somebody else’s. If it works for you, then by all means, have at it. Just because your way isn’t how I’d do it doesn’t mean either of us is wrong; it …
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Busy times around Maximum Z HQ (including some details listed below), so another shorty today, but first: Big announcement time! Two weeks from today, the 2018 Maximum Z Screenwriter’s Gift Guide will go up. It’ll feature holiday deals on script consulting services (from many of the consultants profiled on these very pages), books about screenwriting …
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Maximum Z by Maximum Z - 1M ago

The daily churning-out of pages for the first draft of the horror-comedy continues – still in Act One as of this writing – and now that November is underway, if I can maintain my current output of approximately 3 pages a day, there’s no reason the typing-out of FADE OUT couldn’t happen by mid-to-late December. …
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Christopher Lockhart is the Story Editor at WME, the world’s largest talent agency. He has produced several feature films and is an adjunct professor in screenwriting. He earned his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a member of the WGA, PGA, and the Television Academy. He moderates a screenwriting group on …
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Used to be that when I would outline a story, I’d try to be as spot-on about hitting industry-recommended page numbers as I could. Statement of theme on page 3, inciting incident on page 10, etc., etc. That’s how I learned it, so that’s how it must be. These days? Not so much. I don’t …
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