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By Lee Welling
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About

My Kickstarter project is in two parts:    First is the novel: "THE ACTOR", a Cold War thriller. The topic is quite timely now with American/Cuban relations and Russian/ American relations.  It is the story of the biggest star on Broadway in the 1950’s who is recruited by the CIA.  We will begin the Kickstarter journey by turning my first book into a film. We will retain   Voyage Media, a company run by successful Hollywood producers.  They will develop a log-line, and write a screen treatment. Voyage Media will then introduce my first book to Hollywood and Television producers.  Secondly:  Publish the second book in the series: "THE ACTOR Part Two, The Prequel", tracing the protagonist as he leaves for NY to pursue his career on Broadway, and the trouble in which he finds himself.  

Because I believe in my first book, "THE ACTOR," I have personally paid for all the expenses in writing, editing, publishing,  public relations, and marketing up to now.   At this time, I need your help to finish editing and publishing the second book and hiring Voyage Media to share my book with their contacts in the Film and Television Industries.

BUDGET

I am raising $22,600 to edit, self- publish, and marketing my second book. including hiring PR News Wire (a press release operation) and advertising to the book-buying audience.  In addition, retaining Voyage Media to expose the first book to the Film and Television Industries.

Risks and challenges

"THE ACTOR" ( Book One) "THE ACTOR- Part two- the Prequel" and "THE ACTOR" screen treatment. Rewards #1 thru #4 will be available to all backers.
Reward #5, (the two highest backers) rewards are partially subject to a film being made of the first book. A screen treatment will be executed, and the book will be exposed to Hollywood, television and media content producers. With the current Russian/American relations, and Cuban/American relations, the subject matter is timely. There is no guarantee a film will be made, but the genre has been successful (as examples: "The Americans" on TV, Spielberg's " Bridge of Spies"). In any case, my Kickstarter project will have two successful books in the series.

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    " The Actor" published book

    • Receive electronic copy of the first book immediately
    • Be a reviewer and post your review on Amazon
    • Be an Ambassador for the book, and post your review on all your social media.

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    " THE ACTOR Part Two- The Prequel

    • Receive electronic copy of the first and second book. First book you will receive immediately. The second book you will receive late 2018
    • Be a reviewer and post your review on Amazon
    • Be an Ambassador for the book, and post your review on all your social media pages

    Includes:
    • " The Actor" " The Actor- Part Two- the prequel"
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    " The Actor" Screen Treatment

    • Receive electronic copy of the first and second book. First book you will receive immediately. The second book you will receive late 2018
    • Be a reviewer and post your review on Amazon
    • Be an Ambassador for the book, and post your review on all your social media pages
    • You will receive an electronic copy of the professional screen treatment.

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    "The Actor" Film or TV production

    •• Receive electronic copy of the first book. First book you will receive immediately.
    Receive electronic copy of the second book late 2018
    • Be a reviewer and post your review on Amazon
    • Be an Ambassador for the book, and post your review on all your social media pages
    • You will receive an electronic copy of the professional screen treatment.
    • Will receive a personal signed copy of the paperback of second book late 2018 for the first 50 backers

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    " The Actor"

    THIS REWARD IS FOR THE TWO HIGHEST BACKERS $101 plus
    Receive all the perks # 1- 5
    Instead of paperback will receive a personally signed hard cover copy of the second book Late 2018
    PLUS IF THE FILM IS MADE
    Two of the highest backers will be flown to NYC for a screening of the film in a NYC Movie Theatre, and an overnight stay in a NYC Hotel. (Flights from Continental USA only)

    IN LIEU OF THE TRIP TO NYC

    If the film company will agree, the author will request that two of highest backers be hired as extras in the film. This would be in lieu of the perk to NYC for screening.
    It would include only airfare to and from the location. ( Continental USA only)
    If there is a tie; selection will be based on the first two pledges received

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Funding period

- (30 days)