Karen Barna

Head of Business & Legal Affairs
Solstice Studios
Materials Due: 9:00am PT
Saturday 11/9

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Pitch Tips

Understand structure and how it relates to and drives character (and vice-versa).

About Your Host

As Head of Business & Legal Affairs for Solstice Studios (UNHINGED, MANHUNT, SPLIT SECOND), Karen Barna has acquired over 100 projects for motion picture development and/or production in her career. They are currently producing an action feature with Russell Crowe and recently attached Ben Afflect to another project. Solstice is run by a dream team of executives: Mark Gill (THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD), Andrew Gunn (FREAKY FRIDAY), Guy Botham (ADRIFT), and Beth Bruckner O'Brien (LEATHERFACE). Karen is also an accomplished screenwriter credited on TV Drama THE MOUNTAIN and STEP UP 2.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email coordinator@roadmapwriters.com!

Specializes in:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Thriller
  • Budgets to $50MM

  • Drama

  • Biopics
  • Dystopian
  • Family-Friendly
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Psychological
  • Revenge
  • Socially Relevant
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA

Specifically not interested in:


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