A girl with stars in her eyes…

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Roxanne Hastings will do just about anything to get out from behind the camera and into the director's chair. She's wanted to make movies for as long as she can remember.

Three guys with dubious motives…

Hank, the sleazy and powerful Hollywood director of a big budget action film she's shooting, offers to help Roxanne get ahead–but at what cost? Damon, her long-time boss and one-time lover, seems to be holding Roxanne back for some reason. And Miguel, a sexy Spanish director, and Roxanne's current boyfriend, is full of advice and empty promises.

One gold-plated friend…

There's another way to climb the ranks in Hollywood: making a short film that wins critical acclaim. Roxanne's best friend, Libby McIssac, has written the perfect script for the job. The Counterfeit Wedding is clever, witty and provocative, and it's Roxanne's for the making.

And Bridezilla…

Shooting the film on a shoestring budget won't be easy, but all Roxanne's friends pitch in, including Damon, who casts his beautiful former girlfriend in the starring role of Bridezilla.

Now in the director's hot seat, Roxanne tries to keep her eye on the prize, instead of on Damon and the film's flighty star. With reel life and real love on a collision course, Rox needs to start directing her own life, and fast.

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Note: Scripted was originally published as What I Really Want to Do is Direct.


“Filled with details about the ins and outs of moviemaking, Collins and Rideout's novel offers a uniquely production-oriented movie setting as well as a charming story.”

“This fascinating, fast-paced peek into Toronto's film community is full of delicious insider knowledge.”
   —Romantic Times Book Club

What I Really Want to Do is Direct is that winning combination of good research, engaging voice and believable characters that makes readers really want to come back for more.”

“Always funny and surprisingly touching.”