The film industry is all about politics. Barri Evins’ lays out the strict yet unspoken rules you must navigate to survive and thrive in this minefield.
Fantasies of a slam dunk spec sale make writers salivate. Dreams may be motivating, but Barri Evins proves why it’s essential to keep your eye on the ball.
Dull dialogue is deadly. Barri Evins explains how to create dialogue that is a vibrant element of your story, works in harmony with description, and elevates the entire script.
We all want, need, crave validation. But when it comes to script coverage or a professional consult, expect some criticism. Be eager for it. In fact, be grateful. That’s where you’ll learn.
Negotiations: Secrets you need to know when there’s money on the table. The folks with the money are going to keep it their own pockets as long as possible.
Negotiations can be a wild ride. Barri Evins shares what to do when your first time at the rodeo is a free option and how to make the most of it to launch your career.
In the film business, rejection is inevitable. It’s a kick in the gut. Where you go from there is completely up to you. Discover the upside to the downside.
Sitting paralyzed at the computer? Barri Evins offers tough love tools to quickly move past "not writing" to hear the sweet music of keyboard keys clacking.
Before launching into rewrites, Barri Evins advises asking the tough questions. Decide if your script needs a polish, a teardown, or a Do Not Resuscitate.
Resolve to undertake these unique writing workouts! Build skills, define your voice, sculpt sentences. Barri Evins shows how writing exercise builds a long, healthy career.