Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Leads From Linda - Off to the Big Screen!

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 April 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 January 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  • Evaluation of unpublished manuscripts for script/screenplay potential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, and website development is underway at http://www.fivestarscripts.com/. For more information, please contact Five Star Publications at (480) 940-8182