Film Rights

Nelson Literary Agency partners with a variety of film co-agents and agencies. For inquiries about the film/tv option status for any NLA property, simply contact Kristin Nelson at [email protected].

  • Via Deadline Hollywood, Jamie Ford’s bestselling debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is being developed into a film. Producer Diane Quon announced that she has acquired the film rights with Joseph Craig of StemEnt as producer & George Takei as executive producer.
  • In a Deadline Hollywood exclusive: Paramount Pictures has acquired film/TV screen rights to DRACUL by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker--the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker. The film will be developed as potential directing vehicle down the line for Andy Muschietti, reteamed with IT producers Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee.
  • As announced in Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock is set to star in Netflix's post-apocalyptic thriller of Josh Malerman's Bird Box. Danish helmer Susanne Bier will direct from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival). Production begins in September 2017.
  • 7/20/2017 Hollywood Reporter breaks news: Hugh Howey's SAND adaptation is in the works at SyFy from Universal Cable. Gary Whitta (Rogue One) will pen the adaptation, and Marc Forster (World War Z) will direct the pilot.
  • The Fourth MonkeyFILM/TV rights to internationally bestselling author J.D. Barker’s debut thriller THE FOURTH MONKEY to CBS Films with Bill Todman, Marc Webb (The Amazing Spiderman) and Taylor Elmore (Justified, Limitless) attached.
  • As reported by Deadline Hollywood, Actress Regina King to topline and produce with Oscar-nominated producer John Ridley for Kim Reid's memoir NO PLACE SAFE about Atlanta child murders drama at FX.
  • TV Rights to New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Jana DeLeon’s MISS FORTUNE 8-book Mystery Series, beginning with LOUISIANA LONGSHOT, to Chris Parnell at Sony Pictures Television for development in early 2017.
  • As announced in Variety, FILM/TV Rights to New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey’s BEACON 23 to producer Brian Unkless and studio head Jeff Robinov at Studio 8 (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) for development in fall 2016. Josh Friedman to write and executive produce.
  • As announced by Deadline Hollywood, TV Rights to Rhiannon Thomas’s debut young adult novel A WICKED THING to Freeform with producers Tom Lynch Company and Brillstein Entertainment Partners developing, screenwriters Adam Lash & Cori Uchida (Heroes Reborn, Helix) attached to adapt.
  • As announced on, TV Rights to Kim Reid’s memoir NO PLACE SAFE, a look at how her childhood was shaped by the search for a serial killer to Oscar-winning producer John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) and Michael McDonald for ABC Signature Studios.
  • As announced in The Hollywood Reporter, TV rights to New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey's SAND, set up with Imperative Entertainment, Bradley Thomas, Zak Madison, and Tim Kring producing (Crossing Jordan, Heroes, Daybreak). .
  • As announced in The Hollywood Reporter, film Rights to New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu’s THE YOUNG ELITES series, set up with Daria Cercek at 20th Century Fox Studios with Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill Productions (Twilight Saga, Fault In Our Stars) producing.
  • New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey’s WOOL trilogy. Sold in a bidding war, 20th Century Fox Studios purchased the rights to the series with Ridley Scott of Scott Free and Steve Zallian of Film Rites producing and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) adapting.
  • As announced in The Hollywood Reporter, film rights to New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter's GALLAGHER GIRLS series to Paramount Studios with Tonya Lewis Lee and Nikki Silver of ToniK Productions producing (The Giver and The Watsons Go To Birmingham).
  • As announced by Deadline Hollywood, New York Times Bestselling author Ally Carter’s HEIST SOCIETY: Lionsgate purchased the film rights to the series with Hilary Seitz (Insomnia) adapting and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman (Pitch Perfect) producing.
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