|New Kindle Exclusive: Edward Burns--Actor, Writer, Director and Film Producer--Makes Electronic Edition of Screenplay "Nice Guy Johnny" Available Exclusively in the Kindle Store|
SEATTLE, Oct 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that actor, writer, director and film producer Edward Burns has made the screenplay of his just-released film "Nice Guy Johnny" available in electronic format exclusively in the Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). Kindle customers can purchase this book for $7.99 and read it on their Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime. The e-book edition of "Nice Guy Johnny" will be exclusive to the Kindle Store for one year.
"Kindle is a great way for screenwriters to make their screenplays available for fans quickly, so that they can read it along with the film's release," said Edward Burns. "I'm excited to help fans discover my latest screenplay by making it easily available on Kindle."
"We're excited that Edward Burns has chosen Kindle as the way to make his screenplay of 'Nice Guy Johnny' available electronically for readers and film buffs," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content.
The film "Nice Guy Johnny," written and directed by Edward Burns, introduces Johnny Rizzo, who is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of his life.
Lauded by critics and audiences alike, Burns gained international recognition for his first feature "The Brothers McMullen," which premiered in competition at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury prize. The film, which Burns wrote, directed and starred in, was shot on a budget of only $25,000 and went on to gross over $10 million at the domestic box office, making it the most profitable film of 1995. The film also won "Best First Feature" at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Burns' second film, the romantic comedy "She's the One" starring Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, reinforced Burns' versatile talent as a writer, director and actor. Burns continues to write, direct, star in and produce his films, including "Sidewalks of New York," "The Groomsmen" and "Purple Violets." "Nice Guy Johnny" is his ninth feature film as a writer, director and actor. Burns was born in Woodside, Queens, and grew up on Long Island.
The screenplay of "Nice Guy Johnny" was published using CreateSpace, part of the Amazon group of companies. The original soundtrack of "Nice Guy Johnny" is also being released today, available as a CD through CreateSpace, Amazon's Disc on Demand platform, exclusively on Amazon.com, and as an MP3 on Amazon.com. Viewers can also download "Nice Guy Johnny" at www.niceguyjohnnythemovie.com or www.edwardburns.net, or through Amazon Video on Demand beginning Nov 2. The DVD of the movie is also now at Amazon.com.
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