Friday, December 20, 2013

"The Professor" -- A 2-Minute Movie Pitch by Robert Bailey

 "At its core, The Professor is the story of a man redeemed."

Why did you pick this title?
The book is about a legendary law professor who is called “the Professor” as a term of endearment by students at the law school who have had his class and heard of his accomplishments.  It is a simple, straightforward, title that encapsulates what the book is about,  similar to “Forrest Gump” or “The Firm” or “The Client.” 
2.      What’s the logline?
“Sometimes winning means everything…”
3.      What’s the Teaser Pitch?   
As Exhibit A  has pitched, “The Professor…combines the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.”  Also, as Winston Groom has blurbed, “The Professor is that rare combination of thrills, chills and heart…” This story will attract fans of thrillers and also those who like stories that pull at the heartstrings—a thriller that should cross over the market and attract readers and viewers of all genres.    
4.      Who is your HERO and how does he change in the book? 
Thomas Jackson McMurtrie is a legend in the twilight of his life, devastated by family tragedy, betrayal and his own failing health.  In this story, a horrific trucking collision involving the family of a dear friend thrusts Tom into a situation where he must confront all of his demons and decide whether to once again step into a courtroom after so many years in a classroom.  At its core, The Professor is the story of a man redeemed.
5.      How did you come up with the idea? 
       When I was in law school, I often wondered what would happen if one of my professors had to try a case.  Could he or she do it?  Would the classroom cross over to the courtroom?  That idea combined with my love of Alabama football lore formed the backbone for this story.
6.      Why should I, the incredibly rich and handsome Movie Mogul, buy this book?  
      Because this story has everything you could want in either a book or a movie. You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will be on the edge of your seat.  And, most of all, you will want up to stand up and cheer as the Professor makes his stand.  

I'm sold. Billions of dollars all around!

The Professor  is published by Exhibit A books.

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