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Christopher Cerasi

Christopher Cerasi - Editor

New York, NY, United States

I'm a veteran writer and editor with an extensive background in pop culture and licensing. Specializing in all things nerdy and pop culture.

Overview

I'm a writer and editor with a concentration in Licensed Publishing and have worked with some of the biggest global properties out there, as well as many of the the biggest publishers in the industry. I have edited many non-licensed and pop culture titles in addition to my licensed work, specializing in sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, and anything and everything pop culture. I have also written many licensed books and graphic novels. I proofread as well as line edit, and I also help shape stories, from ideas to fully fleshed-out manuscripts. I have a keen eye for details and a passion for words. I love storytelling and want to help other writers get their stories told.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment

Work experience

Editor

Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

July, 2014 – July, 2015 (about 1 year)

Edited and generated Angry Birds books for various publishers, as well as expanded and carried forward non-Angry Birds projects, including Rovio Visions, The Freya Series, and Storm Sisters.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Various

October, 2010 – Present (about 6 years)

Spearhead development and execution of strategic licensing concepts for diverse properties across media platforms, cultivating unique and profitable opportunities for brand-appropriate merchandising.
Identify avenues for product development based upon popular films, TV shows, and video games, conducting demographic and user analysis to isolate optimal strategies for maximum reach.
Partner with cross-functional teams to build and expand global licensing deals, in addition to leveraging strong network and knowledge base to make introductions for strategic partnerships.
Manage all editorial responsibilities for broad spectrum of publishing projects, ensuring all line editing, art direction, and marketing efforts are aligned with brand objectives and organizational targets.
Brainstorm with executives to identify lucrative licensing opportunities for future projects.
Clients include Warner Bros., Dorling Kindersley, Chronicle Books, HarperCollins, Cryptozoic Entertainment, DeNA, Insight Editions, Rovio Entertainment, DeAgostini UK, and Titan Publishing.

As a writer, my key credits include:
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Adaptation Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands
Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
Star Wars Tower Defense Mobile Game (Game text)
The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester (Update and additional material)
Supernatural: Join the Hunt Trading Cards Seasons 1-9
The Angry Birds Movie Junior Novel
The Angry Birds Movie Guidebook
The Angry Birds Movie: Meet the Angry Birds
The Angry Birds Movie: Too Many Pigs!

Editor

DC Comics

June, 2003 – October, 2010 (over 7 years)

I edited numerous fiction and non-fiction titles for DC Comics' film and television publishing programs, including Supernatural, Smallville, The Dark Knight, and Green Lantern, in addition to the licensing of DC Comics characters including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman for original novels and coffee table books.

Editor

Lucasfilm Ltd.

June, 2000 – March, 2003 (almost 3 years)

I edited the complete line of Star Wars comic books, many children's titles, as well as adult fiction and non-fiction for the Star Wars brand, many of which made the New York Times best-sellers list.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Dark Knight

Dennis O'Neil

Based on the blockbuster Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.Allied with both the police department and the district attorney’s office, the vigilante known as Batman continues to bring justice and hope to Gotham City. But one man dares to mock Batman’s mission. A man with a twisted sense of humor. A man whose grotesque smile is reflected on the calling card he l... read more

Based on the blockbuster Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.Allied with both the police department and the district attorney’s office, the vigilante known as Batman continues to bring justice and hope to Gotham City. But one man dares to mock Batman’s mission. A man with a twisted sense of humor. A man whose grotesque smile is reflected on the calling card he l... read more

Fireblood (Whispers from Mirrowen Book 1)

Jeff Wheeler

Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to banish the plagues that ravage the kingdoms. He believes the answer to ending the devastation lies in the Scourgelands. Yet, Tyrus’s first expedition into the cursed woods failed after being defeated by mysterious minions who stalked and killed most of his band.Now a prisoner in his own tower, Tyrus has summoned his nephew Annon—a Druidecht posse... read more

Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to banish the plagues that ravage the kingdoms. He believes the answer to ending the devastation lies in the Scourgelands. Yet, Tyrus’s first expedition into the cursed woods failed after being defeated by mysterious minions who stalked and killed most of his band.Now a prisoner in his own tower, Tyrus has summoned his nephew Annon—a Druidecht posse... read more

The Last Days of Krypton

Kevin J. Anderson

The Last Days of Krypton is the epic story of the destruction of the planet Krypton, an explosive event that sent Superman and his legacy to earth. Written by award-winning science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, author of the international bestselling Dune prequels, The Last Days of Krypton tells of the marriage of Superman's parents, their struggle to save their planet, and the menace of G... read more

The Last Days of Krypton is the epic story of the destruction of the planet Krypton, an explosive event that sent Superman and his legacy to earth. Written by award-winning science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson, author of the international bestselling Dune prequels, The Last Days of Krypton tells of the marriage of Superman's parents, their struggle to save their planet, and the menace of G... read more

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Christopher Cerasi, Doug Wheatley

The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born and a new evil rises in the offiial adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When the fearsome droid leader, General Grievous, sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palp... read more

The Republic crumbles, an Empire is born and a new evil rises in the offiial adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! As the Clone Wars rage, the fate of a young Jedi takes a dramatic turn, and many of the biggest questions raised by the original trilogy are answered. When the fearsome droid leader, General Grievous, sweeps into the Republic capital and kidnaps Chancellor Palp... read more

Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition (Fandex Family Field Guides)

Christopher Cerasi

Aren't we lucky! Star Wars Fandex Deluxe is a perfect meeting of format and content, bringing all the virtues of Fandex to the supergalactic saga of our times, delivering an obsessive deck for the obsessive fan (and the perfect cheat sheet for parents who want to know what their kids are talking about). Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke Skywalker. Han Solo and Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, Pad... read more

Aren't we lucky! Star Wars Fandex Deluxe is a perfect meeting of format and content, bringing all the virtues of Fandex to the supergalactic saga of our times, delivering an obsessive deck for the obsessive fan (and the perfect cheat sheet for parents who want to know what their kids are talking about). Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke Skywalker. Han Solo and Chewbacca, Emperor Palpatine, Pad... read more

The Angry Birds Movie: The Junior Novel

Chris Cerasi

Life’s a beach for the happy birds of Bird Island. They work, play, and raise their hatchlings without a care in the world. A few Angry Birds can ruffle some feathers, but that’s what anger-management classes are for. Red—the angriest of them all—doesn’t want to go to class. He’d rather be alone. Then a ship of pigs lands on the island and the birds welcome the fun-loving pigs. As more ships a... read more

Life’s a beach for the happy birds of Bird Island. They work, play, and raise their hatchlings without a care in the world. A few Angry Birds can ruffle some feathers, but that’s what anger-management classes are for. Red—the angriest of them all—doesn’t want to go to class. He’d rather be alone. Then a ship of pigs lands on the island and the birds welcome the fun-loving pigs. As more ships a... read more

The Angry Birds Movie: Meet the Angry Birds (I Can Read Level 2)

Chris Cerasi

Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Terrence are Angry Birds who don’t quite fit in with the other cheerful birds on Bird Island. When they meet in an anger-management class, things are bound to get out of hand!Meet the Angry Birds, a Level Two I Can Read book, is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game phenomenon, arriv... read more

Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Terrence are Angry Birds who don’t quite fit in with the other cheerful birds on Bird Island. When they meet in an anger-management class, things are bound to get out of hand!Meet the Angry Birds, a Level Two I Can Read book, is geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game phenomenon, arriv... read more

The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester (Revised and Updated Edition)

Nicholas Knight

Go back on the road with Sam and Dean Winchester in this revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Essential Supernatural. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew of the hit show, stunning behind-the-scenes-imagery and art, and a wealth of thrilling removable items, this updated version includes new chapters on seasons 8 and 9 and a preview of the upcoming season 10.This deluxe... read more

Go back on the road with Sam and Dean Winchester in this revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Essential Supernatural. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew of the hit show, stunning behind-the-scenes-imagery and art, and a wealth of thrilling removable items, this updated version includes new chapters on seasons 8 and 9 and a preview of the upcoming season 10.This deluxe... read more

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