Deidre Knight, book and film agent

Deidre Knight Agency Tops in Film Options and Bestsellers

November 16, 2018
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Deidre Knight established The Knight Agency in 1996 after working in the entertainment industry. In the years since that time, she has built a dynamic, bestselling client list, placing nearly eight hundred titles in a broad range of categories, including romance, women’s fiction, commercial fiction, inspirational, memoir and nonfiction narrative, personal finance, business, popular culture, self-help, religion, health, and parenting. 

Her recent sales include books placed with Penguin Putnam, Random House, St. Martin’s, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Thomas Nelson, and Avon. Deidre’s clients have appeared on every major bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists. Her authors have won countless awards, including the coveted RITA, the Gold Medallion, the Walden Books Award for Best New Author, and many others. She belongs to The Association of Authors’ Representatives and Romance Writers of America. She’s a knitter, an amateur photographer, and an author who loves to spend time with her family.

She’s hungry to find Women’s Fiction, Southern Fiction, high-concept Commercial Fiction with an elegant voice, a historical novel about a unique culture or time period.

She’s currently seeking romance (Contemporary Romance, Historical, M/M, PNR). But her interests aren’t limited to romance by any means. She’s hungry to find Women’s Fiction, Southern Fiction, high-concept Commercial Fiction with an elegant voice, a historical novel about a unique culture or time period. Also YA and MG of all stripes. Despite her large profile as one of the top fiction agents in the industry, she’s also had monumental success with memoir. The book 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, for instance, spent almost five years on the NYT and has nearly 10 million in print. She’d love to find stand-out memoirs about unique narrative experiences, told with a vibrant, unique voice. Deidre’s also seeking narrative non-fiction, personal development, business, financial, Net culture, and unusual subjects explored brilliantly. Would love to find that fantasy/women’s fiction that straddles the genres lyrically, i.e. Time Traveler’s Wife and The Night Circus.

Film Options

Multi-Cultural Fiction

Cara Lockwood’s I DO (BUT I DON’T), published by Pocket Books/Downtown Press, was already a national bestseller in its third printing when film rights were optioned by Ira Pincus Films, in association with von Zerneck/Sertner Films. The novel became a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean. Continue reading →

I CHOOSE TO STAY (DaFina Books/Kensington) by Salome Thomas-El and Cecil Murphey has been optioned to Disney Studios, in partnership with Solaris Entertainment, for production as a major motion picture, THE MIGHTY BISHOPS. Filmmaking brother team Greg O’Connor and Gavin O’Connor will helm the project. The O’Connor brothers. Continue reading →  

 
NYT bestselling authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey’s 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, in which Baptist minister Piper recounts his death, passage to heaven, and return to earth where he endures a long and grueling recovery and spiritual awakening, to Dawn Parouse Productions (PRISON BREAK, TRU CALLING) for a feature film. Continue reading → 
NYT bestselling author Gena Showalter’s RED HANDED, to Sony Pictures Television (Stargate SG-1), with Dan Wigutow Productions, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss & Associates, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency. Continue reading → 
 
Cara Lockwood’s BARD HIGH series, in which students discover that the books they’re reading in class have an uncanny influence over the events in their lives, to Susan Adler at Stun Productions, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency. Continue reading →

Beverly Brandt’s romantic comedy ROOM SERVICE, optioned to Emmett/Furla Films, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency, in association with Matthew Snyder at CAA. Continue reading → 

 

Monica McKayhan’s INDIGO SUMMER books, about a high school freshman dealing with the pressure of sudden popularity in her new school, to Kimberly Ogletree and Karat Films (LOVE SONG, HAIR SHOW), by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency. Continue reading →

 

David Cristofano’s THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE, about a woman who after 20 years in witness protection decides to trust the son of the mobster who she’s been running from since she was a little girl, to Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions (THE NOTEBOOK, MY SISTER’S KEEPER) and Julie. Continue reading → 

The first three books in Lynn Flewelling’s fantasy series, NIGHTRUNNER, to writer/director Charlie Spickler at C-Squared Pictures (RED LEGGED DEVILS), by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Continue reading →
 
Cara Lockwood’s I DO (BUT I DON’T), published by Pocket Books/Downtown Press, was already a national bestseller in its third printing when film rights were optioned by Ira Pincus Films, in association with von Zerneck/Sertner Films. The novel became a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean. Continue reading →
I CHOOSE TO STAY (DaFina Books/Kensington) by Salome Thomas-El and Cecil Murphey has been optioned to Disney Studios, in partnership with Solaris Entertainment, for production as a major motion picture, THE MIGHTY BISHOPS. Filmmaking brother team Greg O’Connor and Gavin O’Connor will helm the project. The O’Connor brothers. Continue reading →
 
NYT bestselling authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey’s 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, in which Baptist minister Piper recounts his death, passage to heaven, and return to earth where he endures a long and grueling recovery and spiritual awakening, to Dawn Parouse Productions (PRISON BREAK, TRU CALLING) for a feature film. Continue reading →

NYT bestselling author Gena Showalter’s RED HANDED, to Sony Pictures Television (Stargate SG-1), with Dan Wigutow Productions, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss & Associates, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency. Continue reading →

 

Cara Lockwood’s BARD HIGH series, in which students discover that the books they’re reading in class have an uncanny influence over the events in their lives, to Susan Adler at Stun Productions, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency. Continue reading → 

Beverly Brandt’s romantic comedy ROOM SERVICE, optioned to Emmett/Furla Films, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency, in association with Matthew Snyder at CAA. Continue reading →

 

Monica McKayhan’s INDIGO SUMMER books, about a high school freshman dealing with the pressure of sudden popularity in her new school, to Kimberly Ogletree and Karat Films (LOVE SONG, HAIR SHOW), by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates, on behalf of Pamela Harty at The Knight Agency. Continue reading →

 
David Cristofano’s THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE, about a woman who after 20 years in witness protection decides to trust the son of the mobster who she’s been running from since she was a little girl, to Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions (THE NOTEBOOK, MY SISTER’S KEEPER) and Julie. Continue reading →
 

The first three books in Lynn Flewelling’s fantasy series, NIGHTRUNNER, to writer/director Charlie Spickler at C-Squared Pictures (RED LEGGED DEVILS), by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Continue reading →

 

 

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