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A Behind-The-Scenes Mystery by

Paperback, Published in Jun 2008 by Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN10: 1598586483 | ISBN13: 9781598586480

Page count: 180

"Master of Disaster: A Behind-The-Scenes Mystery " by Ira Teller, introduces one of contemporary mystery fiction's most unusual protagonists, Irv North, a writer- producer of Motion Picture Movie Trailers (Coming Attractions) who's life and limbs are almost electrocuted, crushed, burned, drowned and buried alive on a movie set, where he is attempting to produce his first "Behind The Scenes documentary - aka Electronic Press kit (EPK). North, desperate to revive a once thriving motion picture marketing career, accepts a Studio assignment for a high energy, low budget, graphic novel inspired movie, "Master Of Disaster," filming in Augusta Georgia and plagued by local dissent, a series of unexplained "accidents" and a sabotage scheme. With the help of Larry and Jeff Knowl, his "Twin Tower" sized EPK cameraman and sound operator, Irv North uncovers a sabotage plot that, if successful, will not only end his new career before it begins, it could cause the deaths of innocent cast and crew members. For the first time, North is faced with putting the lives of others before his own. At first, suspicion falls on a host of Industry types, a bombastic Studio marketing executive, an egotistical film director who keeps upping the ante on the risks the stunt crew must take, a Bollywood star in his first American movie, who thinks he's immortal, his sexy firebrand assistant/ lover, who starts a riot with the Augusta locals and a publicist, who puts out PR fires and maybe starts them. In the end, it is discovered... "Master Of Disaster" is based on the author's personal experiences on movie sets and in the movie business. His very first "Behind-The-Scenes" documentary production was on the "accident" plagued movie, "The Crow," where he was the last person to interview rising star Brandon Lee, just days before the young actor's tragic, freak and startling death during filming. As Creative Director of his own Marketing Company, Ira Teller has earned many Industry awards for his innovative and successful Movie Ad Campaigns. Newsweek Magazine built an entire article around his copy line: "If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead!" His marketing credentials include producing more than 75 Behind-The-Scenes Electronic Press kits (EPKs) and documentaries, among them "Pulp Fiction," "Kiss The Girls," "Highlander 2,"Imax "Mission To Mir."and "The Crow," which became the inspiration for his first novel, "Master Of Disaster." His play " In Place Of Thought" was produced Off Broadway and his screenplay, "Silent Night, Bloody Night" was produced by Canon Films and has become a late night TV Horror cult classic; he has also been a marketing consultant for the Sundance Institute and an instructor at UCLA Extension.

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