EXCLUSIVE: Allison Burnett, who has been behind such screenplays as Autumn in New York starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder as well as the Kate Beckinsale vampire warrior sequel Underworld: Awakening has inked with Paradigm Talent Agency.

Among Burnett’s projects in development are Oxford, which he sold on spec to Screen Gems with Temple Hill producing, as well as A Beautiful Disaster, which he is writing for EuropaCorp. Other Burnett writing credits include Feast of Love, based on the Charles Baxter book, starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear; Untraceable starring Diane Lane; and the 2009 Fame reboot.

Burnett made his directorial debut with the Sundance Channel film Red Meat. His second film, Ask Me Anything, is an adaptation of his 2009 novel Undiscovered Gyrl and stars Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick and Martin Sheen.

Last year, Burnett released his fifth novel, The Escape of Malcolm Poe. His previous books include the series: Christopher: A Tale of Seduction (2003, Broadway Books), The House Beautiful (2006, Carroll & Graf), and Death By Sunshine (2011, Writers Tribe Books). Christopher: A Tale of Seduction was a finalist for the 2004 Pen Center Literary Award.