Five Star Scripts Reel Possibilities
Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:04:00 PM
by Linda F Radke
|Novels are very prevalent in our society. Anybody who has ever spent a day in a classroom has seen a book. Not everyone has seen a screenplay or pilot in its raw form. They watch it as a finished production at the movies or on their televisions.
Writing in general is also a “field of desire.” Maybe a writer finds their niche in one place and feels passionate about staying there. Most novelists probably find script writing tedious. Many screenwriters may find novels to be just too much darn work.
In theory, they’re both a lot of work. Sometimes a really great book should be enjoyed by the masses in a “simpler” format. Writing a script is not easier, it’s just different and more technical. It translates a piece of literature through dialogue alone and while writing “dialogue” may require fewer words, it doesn’t require less brain power. A lot of that comes from “a team” of film/tv educated individuals who understand format, marketing and the selling power behind a great story. Mostly, they understand who to hire to get the project made, how to consult the writer(s) and give direction, and then how and who to sell it to once the script is complete.
With 25 years of publishing and marketing experience under her belt, Five Star President Linda F. Radke has joined forces with former actor and award-winning author and screenwriter Lisa Cerasoli to provide Hollywood hopefuls with industry connections and scriptwriting know-how to turn a great book into a great movie.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIVE STAR PUBLICATIONS ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING NEW DIVISION:
FIVE STAR SCRIPTS LAUNCHED TO TAKE AUTHORS FROM
THE BOOKSHELF TO THE BIG SCREEN
(CHANDLER, AZ)—It takes more than a great book to make a great movie—authors need industry connections and scriptwriting know-how that often take years to develop. Recognizing this gap, Five Star Publications is pleased to announce a groundbreaking new division with “reel possibilities,” Five Star Scripts. With 25 years of publishing and marketing experience under her belt, Five Star President Linda F. Radke has joined forces with former actor and award-winning author and screenwriter Lisa Cerasoli to provide Hollywood hopefuls with an insiders’ edge.
“I’ve always encouraged my clients to reach for the stars,” said Radke, “And now we’re helping them aim higher. With the unique services available through Five Star Scripts, authors have access to new resources to help them take their work from the bookshelf to the big screen, and we’re thrilled to be part of the process.”
Their team is not only comprised of noted scriptwriters like Jim Byrnes and Robert Potter, but Radke and Cerasoli will also utilize the expertise of Sandra Siegal, of Siegal Entertainment, Inc. Siegal also owns a management company based in Beverly Hills, CA, and works as a producer and producing consultant. She has over 20 years involvement in both film and television.
Herself, a 15-year industry veteran, Cerasoli’s credits include starring roles as “V” on General Hospital, Zoe in The Pretender and many more. Her second book is due out in June 2010.
“Our mission with Five Star Scripts is to create a vehicle for authors to join the ever expanding world of entertainment,” said Cerasoli. “In partnership with each author, our team will determine if a manuscript has movie or pilot potential. And then we’ll get to work at making that dream a reality.”
Launched in March 2010, Five Star Scripts offers the following services:
- Evaluation of unpublished manuscripts for script/screenplay potential
- Evaluation of published titles for script/screenplay potential
- Script/screenplay writing and rewriting services
- Editing services
- Full production services in transitioning scripts and screenplays into books including writing and editing, graphic design, layout, packaging and promotion
- Industry services based out of Los Angeles: coverage, consulting, pitching, promotion and producing
Both Radke and Cerasoli are available for interview. For more information, please contact Five Star Publications at (480) 940-8182.
Five Star Scripts