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.