|Born||December 16, 1958
Ithaca, New York, USA
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director, novelist|
|Education||Northwestern University, Juilliard|
|Notable works||Undiscovered Gyrl,
Autumn in New York,
Christopher: A Tale of Seduction
Allison Burnett is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist.
Early life and education
Allison's first screenplay to be produced was the kick-boxing prison drama, Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992), which he co-wrote with Charles Mattera. He also wrote Gregory Hines' directorial debut, Bleeding Hearts (1994), and the film Red Meat (1997), which he directed, starring John Slattery, Jennifer Grey, and Lara Flynn Boyle that had its first world premiere on Sundance Channel.
Allison's next film was Autumn in New York (2000), starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder. This was followed by the Lifetime Original Movie Perfect Romance (2004), Feast of Love (2007) based on the book by Charles Baxter and starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear, and Resurrecting the Champ (2007), written with Michael Bortman and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett. In 2008, Allison wrote, with Robert Fyvolent and Mark Brinker, the crime thriller Untraceable (2008) starring Diane Lane. The following year, Allison wrote the remake of Fame.
Allison had two films released in 2012. The first was Underworld Awakening (2012), co-written with Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, and J. Michael Straczynski, the fourth film in the Underworld series starring Kate Beckinsale. The following month, Gone (2012) was released, starring Amanda Seyfried.
In 2013 Allison directed his second film, Ask Me Anything (2013) based on his novel Undiscovered Gyrl. The film stars Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, and Martin Sheen.
|1992||Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight||With Charles Mattera|
|1994||Bleeding Hearts||Directorial debut of Gregory Hines|
|1997||Red Meat||Also director|
|2000||Autumn in New York|
|2004||Perfect Romance||TV movie|
|2007||Feast of Love||Based on the novel by Charles Baxter|
|2007||Resurrecting the Champ||With Michael Bortman
Based on the LA Times article by J.R. Moehringer
|2008||Untraceable||With Robert Fyvolent and Mark Brinker|
|2009||Fame||Remake of Fame|
|2012||Underworld Awakening||With Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, and J. Michael Straczynski
Fourth installment in Underworld series
|2012||Step One||Short film|
|2013||Ask Me Anything||Also director, based on his novel Undiscovered Gyrl|
|2003||Christopher: A Tale of Seduction||Broadway Books||Finalist in Fiction, 2004 Pen Center USA Award|
|2006||The House Beautiful||Carroll & Graf||Sequel to Christopher: A Tale of Seduction|
|2009||Undiscovered Gyrl||Vintage Books||Adapted into film, directed by the author|
|2011||Death by Sunshine||Writers Tribe Books||Second sequel to Christopher: A Tale of Seduction|
|2014||The Escape of Malcolm Poe||Writers Tribe Books|
- Allison Burnett (Author of Undiscovered Gyrl)
- Screenplays that Sell: Secrets to Conquering the Studio Spec Market
- Bloodfist III
- New York Times Movies Production Credits, Bleeding Hearts
- Sundance bites into 'Red Meat' indie channel buys Burnett's debut pic
- Holden, Stephen. "FILM REVIEW; May–December Romance? Or Simply Hot and Cold?", The New York Times, New York, 12 August 2000.
- Moss, Marilyn. "Perfect Romance", Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles, 6 June 2004.
- New York Times Review, What Kind of Fool Is Love? No Matter, the Search Is On
- New York Times Review, Heroes and Has-Beens in Redemption City
- Interview: A Chat with 'Untraceable' Screenwriter Allison Burnett
- Screenwriter for ‘Fame’ Remake Pledges Not to Make Stinker
- Allison Burnett Brings Stories to the Big Screen
- CANNES: Britt Robertson’s Thriller ‘Ask Me Anything’ Gets U.S. Distribution
- Christian Slater, Justin Long Join 'Undiscovered Gyrl'
- Allison Burnett | Writers Tribe Books
- Los Angeles Review of Books, Robin Russin on Death By Sunshine
- The Escape of Malcolm Poe, Writers Tribe Books
- Step One Kickstarter Page