• June 1, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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A Day with Barri Evins

A great query letter can be the

key to breaking into the industry.

Here’s how to knock down doors!

Writers spend months, even years, on their scripts. Doesn’t your query letter deserve the same attention?

Create Strong loglines The logline sells your story. Learn what every logline needs to succeed. Master the fundamentals plus the extras that will make a good logline great. Discover how a logline allows you to do market research on your idea.

To Synopsize or Not to Synopsize A compelling short synopsis is a powerful tool to sell your story. Taking your synopsis for a test drive. How to handle the full-length synopsis.

Query Letters Do’s and Don’ts Sound like a pro and garner industry interest. Avoid mistakes guaranteed to get your query tossed. Discover how to make your letter stand out for all the right reasons. Parlay even a “pass” into a winning situation.

Take your turn at bat! We’ll rework loglines and query letter on the spot. Get feedback on your idea plus tips on strengthening your query to make it a powerful tool.

Join us June 1st at AZ Virtual Studios from 11am to 2pm as we learn from Barri Evins the secrets to pitching, query letters and dynamite log-lines that will get you noticed.


A working film producer who’s sold pitches and specs to all the majors, Barri Evins created BIG IDEAS to give aspiring screenwriters what it takes to break into the business, providing professional techniques and powerful tools to achieve their dreams. The Big Ideas Screenwriting Seminar is offered across the country. This intimate and interactive weekend gives you an insider’s perspective, teaches you to create stories that grab industry interest, and reveals how to harness your strengths and passions. Revolutionize the way you create with new methods for quickly developing a successful screenplay. Includes Barri’s mentorship for a year.

Barri is a sought after Script Consultant and Pitch Doctor. She has taught at Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, the UCLA Producers Program, AFI, Great American PitchFest, CineStory, Screenwriters Expo and Screenwriters World. She contributed a chapter to NOW WRITE: SCREENWRITING and has written for scriptmag.com, MovieBytes and Virtual PitchFest. A Big Ideas book is in the works


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  • Wendy C.

    Barri delivered a very informative and intriguing presentation. I am very grateful that she took time out of her life to come and present to our group. She gave us so many necessary tools that we need to possess to write effective and stand-out loglines, pitches and query letters. Thank-you, Carlo for bringing Barri to our group!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Malcolm M.

    Excellent seminar, thanks Carlo for binging in another great speaker.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Laura

    I wanted to learn how to write a better query letter. Not to sell a spec script, but hopefully use it to attract a manager as a mentor. Thanks to Barri--and Carlo for bringing her here--now I can.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Stephen J D.

    What a great session! Bari is an incredible communicator making what she conveys interesting with her own special flare of enthusiasm and excitement for screenwriting. We learned a lot today and I look forward to her blog and possibly working with her in future classes or on line.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Charles C.

    Extremely well presented and informative. Barri not only was entertaining but imparted knowledge. A very pleasant lady to meet.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Lee F.

    I'm returning from Europe today and unfortunately can't be there. I'll be at the next session.

    June 1, 2013

  • Christina T.

    Catch up with you all next time. sorry I have to miss this amazing guest speaker. please share notes..

    May 31, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    Never attended an AZ Virtual Studio class - is this an online virtual class?

    April 23, 2013

    • Carlo D.

      Hi Michelle, it is not an on-line event. It is an event in the studio. It will be a great event if you can go.

      April 23, 2013

  • Amy

    "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." ~~~ Albert Einstein

    3 · March 12, 2013

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