Best-selling novelist Sidney Sheldon has moved to Intl. Creative Management, leaving Creative Artists Agency, sources said Thursday.
While neither agency would comment, Sheldon reportedly moved over to the agency within the last 10 days.
Sources close to Sheldon said that ICM’s Alan Berger will supervise a team of agents to represent the author’s TV deals, while a team of senior management agents will work on his film deals.
Sheldon reportedly makes the move with a desire to create more motion picture projects based on his novels. His principal work will still remain novels, though.
To date, most of his novels have been adapted into longform TV miniseries.
One of his early novels, “The Other Side of Midnight,” was oneof the few properties that was eventually made into a feature film.
He has other properties in the pipeline, including a current novel, “The Stars Shine Down,” now on the New York Times best seller list.
The author is also working on a new novel that is due out in 1994.
His last several novels, including “The Sands of Time,””Memories of Midnight” and “Windmills of the Gods” were made into TV miniseries that he also exec produced. Sheldon has also written sequels to some of the miniseries directly for TV, including “Rage of Angels: The Story Continues.”
Sheldon, who has been known to take on small acting parts, also created the long-running TV series “Hart to Hart.”