Max Cunningham

Max Cunningham
Assistant @ Berlanti Productions
Thursdays 8/27, 9/3, 9/10 & 9/17 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm PT

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About Your Host

Max Cunningham has been working at Berlanti Productions for almost two years, where he currently assists prolific writer-producer-director Greg Berlanti, whose television credits include THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, YOU, RIVERDALE, THE FLASH, ARROW, and SUPERGIRL, along with the feature film LOVE SIMON. Prior to that, he started at the company as an intern and was later hired as the assistant to their head of television development, Ryan Lindenberg. There, he spent time learning the ins and outs of how a television series actually moves from an early-stage pitch to a finished pilot in broadcast and streaming -- all while keeping Ryan's schedule and day-to-day life organized and efficient. He was later promoted to Greg's desk, where he manages his increasingly insane schedule while learning more and more about the larger creative process.

Max graduated with honors from the University of Arizona, with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Film & Television.

Group Mentorship - Program Details

Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!

You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.

Program Schedule

MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1 
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry! 

MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.

MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!

MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!

Specializes in:

Features
  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
TV Formats
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • Miniseries
  • Limited Series
  • TV Movies
TV Homes

Books