Nelson Cole has just been promoted to Story Executive at Energy Entertainment, a management and production company founded by Brooklyn Weaver, the producer of THE NUMBER 23 with Jim Carey, RUN ALL NIGHT with Liam Neeson, and OUT OF THE FURNACE with Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson. In 2019, Brooklyn signed Stage 32 writer Chris Torres after being connected with her through Stage 32 (read more here)!
Nelson has worked as creative coordinator for Energy Entertainment for the last four years. Nelson's mandate is to identify screenwriting clients such as Jordan Kalms who has projects with Hillary Swank and Adam Scott each headed to production. Jordan also is in development with Dick Wolf and producer Doug Wick. Another client, Sarah Lampert, will have her series GINNY AND GEORGIA will air on Netflix later this year. Client Audrey Wong Kennedy is in development with SPIDER MAN Producers Ari Arad for the DARKER THAN BLACK live action Manga series.
Previously, Nelson worked at NBC's Home Entertainment division. Nelson attended Pomona College where he majored in English literature. Nelson's professor and mentor at Pomona was author Jonathan Lethem.
Nelson looks for diverse and black voices of all backgrounds and is particularly looking for Action-Comedy, Thrillers, Heist, Horror, Action, strong dramatic character-driven material, and Musical scripts for feature or television. Please no small indie features.
Specializes in Action-Comedy, Thrillers, Heist, Horror, Action, strong dramatic character-driven material, and Musical
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