What Is Story Farm Live?

Class, Workshop, In-Person

-Two Live Meetings per month – Saturdays 10:30am to 1:30pm

-Live group held at Hollywood theater

-Monthly Meet-Up Socials to network with other actor, writers and industry pro's

-Online Screenwriting Coursework, audio lectures, and weekly assignments

-Weekly office hours via phone and email to receive support outside of class

Writing for Actors, Acting for Writers

-Professional development of your feature, TV pilot, short, or web series in a live class environment, but ALSO...

-Acting exercises and lessons for veteran actors or writers who have never acted before. Learn how the other side works - whether you're currently a writer, or currently an actor.

Added Cool Stuff

-Actors create material to explore characters you wish to play

-Acting coaching and exercises (for writers and actors) to help spur your writing development

-Potential Table Read castings for various organizations and contests

-Staged readings of material

-Full read and evaluations via phone available for a review of any script at any time during the cycle (additional fee of $50 per notes script)

-Discount on one-on-one coaching sessions with Felicity Wren

-Discount on Story Farm long-term, one-on-one coaching and development services with Max Timm

Meet Your Instructors

Max Timm

 The Director of Education with the International Screenwriters’ Association, President of The Story Farm, and Producer with Creative Screenwriter Prods, Max has over a decade of experience in developing material and writers’ careers. Having attended Holy Cross College at Notre Dame and then transferring to Columbia College Chicago to study screenwriting and producing, Max is a Midwesterner and Chicagoan at heart who prides himself on supporting creative people in as many ways possible. Fourteen writers that worked with Maxone-on-one have, in less than two years, received options and representation. His Story Farm service develops working writers and their material much like a studio executive or manager would. While a published author and working writer/producer himself, his passion is supporting writers and actors on a daily basis, and creating the next generation of A-Listers.

Felicity Wren

Currently the Development Director for the Int'l Screenwriters' Assoc and a Producer for Creative Screenwriter Prods, Felicity is originally from London, having studied all areas of performance: writing, directing, acting technique, and script analysis for her Honors Degree, then finished her education with a Masters in Drama from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She formed her own production company, Unrestricted View, in 1999, focusing on theatre, new writing and comedy at their performance venue, The Hen & Chickens in London. Since moving to LA in 2011, she has continued acting, writing, and producing, winning four performance awards and producing nine film projects to date. She devotes her time to supporting creatives through the ISA Development Slate, and contest winners by submitting their projects to eminent producers, managers, and Hollywood agents.

The When, Where, and How Much


The live groups will meet every other Saturday starting on January 12, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. The official group meetings for the first cycle are scheduled for:


-January 12 and 26

-February 9 and 23

-March 9 and 23 


The live groups will meet at The Other Space at The Actors Company LA.

916 A North Formosa Ave, Los Angeles CA 90046

Note that all students will also have access to office hours once a week with the two instructors to offer additional one-on-one support outside of class. Office hours times will be given in class.

How Much?

Spring Cycle


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

1st Cycle/Semester of The Story Farm Live - January through March, 2019. Includes online coursework, office hours, and support. If PayPal doesn't work for you, please email live@thestoryfarm.org and we'll work out payment for you.

Wanna Bundle Up?

Two Cycles - Choice


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Save $75 by purchasing two cycles upfront. This purchase includes enrollment in the Winter Cycle, PLUS either the 2019 Summer Cycle (May 11 - July 27) or 2019 Fall Cycle (Sept 14 - Nov 30). If PayPal doesn't work for you, please email live@thestoryfarm.org and we'll work out payment for you.