EXCLUSIVE: Fox has nabbed a drama project from writer Jeffrey Lieber and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The project, tentatively titled Full Nelson, is set in the music industry in the 1980s and follows a woman as she rises in the business. It is inspired by the experiences of Kathy Nelson, former president of film music for Universal and Disney. She was a music executive at MCA Records in the 1980s and early 1990s, rising through the ranks to SVP and general manager and responsible for building the label’s soundtrack division. At MCA and Disney, Nelson worked on the music for a number of Bruckheimer movies, including Coyote Ugly, Gone in 60 Seconds, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, Con Air, The Rock, Dangerous Minds and Beverly Hills Cop 1&2.
Lieber, repped by CAA and Madhouse, will write Full Nelson, which has received a script commitment plus penalty. He will executive produce with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, with KristieAnne Reed serving as co-executive producer. Nelson is a producer. For Lieber, who gets a co-creator credit on Lost, this marks the third consecutive project with Bruckheimer TV and WBTV. He created the short-lived CBS medical drama series Miami Medical and recently worked on ABC’s The Whole Truth. Full Nelson is the third Bruckheimer TV sale this season and notably, none of the projects is a crime procedural, a genre that made the company a TV powerhouse. At ABC, Bruckheimer landed a put pilot commitment for an untitled hourlong project based on the travel blog and book The Lost Girls. And at CBS, it is behind a half-hour adaptation of popular comic trip Zits.