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Variety: Carter tries novel approach

Carter tries novel approach
Judy Quinn

‘X-Files’ creator finds seven-figure deal for original books

NEW YORK – Publishing industryites say “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter has scored a high-seven-figure deal to write two original suspense novels for Bantam.

The books are reportedly not related to Carter’s existing or recently signed upcoming new projects for 20th Century Fox TV, which may be a reason why this deal was, surprisingly, not made at News Corp. sister company HarperCollins, which formed new imprint HarperEntertainment in part for synergistic projects.

Carter recently inked a new exclusive development and production deal with 20th Century Fox TV (Daily Variety, Sept. 18).

Several publishers reportedly tried for the new Carter books. Bantam publisher Irwyn Applebaum could not be reached for comment. Renaissance agent Joel Gotler, who reportedly repped Carter on these properties, would not comment on the deal.

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