is a screenwriter and novelist. After graduating from Northwestern University, where he studied acting and playwriting, Allison was a fellow of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School. In 1997, he directed his first feature film, Red Meat -- a black comedy about misogyny. In 2000, he wrote the original script for Autumn in New York, starring Richard Gere
and Winona Ryder
. His first novel, Christopher, was a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction. His second novel, The House Beautiful, was published in October 2006.
In a one-year period, three scripts which Allison wrote for Lakeshore Entertainment will have gone before the camera. The first, Allison's adaptation of Charles Baxter's novel The Feast of Love, was shot in the summer of 2006, directed by Robert Benton and starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear; his rewrite of Untraceable, directed by Greg Hoblit, and starring Diane Lane, starts shooting in February 2007; and his adaptation of Andrea Di Robilant's A Venetian Affair, starts shooting in Venice, Italy, in the spring of 2007, directed by Marco Ponti.
Allison lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Chloe King and their baby son Keats.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Allison Burnett Facts
|Ask Me Anything|
|Line of Duty|
|Autumn In New York|
|We, The Screenwriter|
|My Date with Drew|
|American Epic DVD|