James Patterson


Clinton drama The President is Missing heads for Showtime

Showtime has acquired the television rights to the upcoming Bill Clinton novel The President Is Missing, co-authored by James Patterson. In July this year, it was revealed that Clinton and Patterson were shopping TV and film rights to the upcoming novel in Hollywood. The rights were acquired by Showtime in what has been reported to […]

Bill Clinton heads to Hollywood with President pitch

Former US President Bill Clinton is in Hollywood this week pitching a book he’s co-authored with James Patterson. Clinton and Patterson are shopping TV and film rights to upcoming novel The President is Missing to studios and producers in Tinseltown, according to US reports. CAA is representing the rights and “orchestrating” the meetings, Deadline reported. […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: news digest

As part of our new weekly Buyers Briefing feature, we run down the biggest news in the sector that best reflects our interviewee’s focus. This week, we look at the goings on in digital video after our chat with TalkTalk’s Will Ennett. Upcoming themed areas will include western European pay TV channels and Asian networks. […]

Netflix bags Patterson’s Zoo

Novelist James Patterson’s first network TV series, Zoo, has been sold to Netflix, while another of his book franchises is being made into a web series. Netflix has acquired exclusive US video-on-demand rights to 13-part event drama Zoo, which is being produced for CBS’s 2015 summer slots, from CBS Television Distribution. The streaming service has agreed […]

CBS lines up James Patterson drama

US broadcaster CBS has gone straight-to-series on an adaptation of James Patterson novel Zoo ahead of a summer 2015 launch. Thirteen-parter Zoo will be based on the novel, which is a global thriller about a renegade scientist who battles to uncover a mystery surrounding a wave of increasingly sophisticated and violent animal attacks against humans. […]

Power Play: why celebs are becoming execs

As the global media superpowers march into ever more sectors, A-list actors, musicians, fashion gurus and novelists are taking control of television projects. Jesse Whittock reports on the rise of the celebrity superproducer. In the past, the glamorous worlds of film, sport, pop music and fashion looked down their noses at TV from behind the […]

Robert de Niro attached to James Patterson TV adaptation

Robert de Niro is executive producing a television remake of James Patterson’s best-selling book series Private. De Niro’s TriBeCa Productions is attached to the series, which Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment unveiled yesterday. The Hollywood actor will executive-produce the 13x60mins show, also titled Private, along with TriBeCa partner Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh. Prolific author […]