A global approach has always been the cornerstone of Adel Nur‘s successful career. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Rome, Italy, Nur moved with his family to the United States at the age of twelve. After earning an architectural degree at the University of Maryland and working in the design field on the east coast, he moved to Los Angeles to join the entertainment industry where he became President of Three Tier Entertainment and opened the West coast offices of The Sullivan Foundation as Senior Vice-President of External Affairs. Now the CEO and Founder of Inqlusion Entertainment – a transmedia company.
In 1996 Nur rose through the ranks at Paradigm; starting in the mailroom and attaining a position under Head of Motion Picture Talent Michael Lazo and CEO Sam Gores. After being promoted to an agent, he played an integral role in the creation of the in-house independent division and brought in a bevy of talented foreign actors to diversify the company’s client roster.
After more than eight years at Paradigm, Nur joined Peter Strain and Associates, where he excelled at creating a new dynamic for the agency by seeking out and creating development deals. In 2005, Nur joined American World Pictures, where he led acquisitions and assisted international sales. Fluent in six languages ( English, Italian, French, Spanish, Ethiopian, and Arabic ), Nur has become a regular on the international film festival circuit and proves to be indispensable when working with the foreign market. In 2007, Nur joined forces with current ESPN/ABC Analyst/Broadcaster and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose to form Three Tier Entertainment (TTE). In 2011 TTE released “The Fab Five,” the highest rated ESPN documentary in the network’s history chronicling the University of Michigan basketball team of the early 1990s.
Along with Rose, Nur worked with Executive Producer Connor Schell and Director Jason Hehir to craft an unfiltered look at one of the most famous – and infamous – teams in college basketball history. In creating Inqlusion Entertainment, Nur produced the award winning feature film BLUE CAPRICE starring Isaiah Washington portraying the DC Sniper. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and at the prestigious Lincoln Center – New Directors/New Film series. Nur also produced the JEEP 6th Man Campaign for the US Olympic Basketball team. Nur is currently in development on PUSHER GIRLS at USA network.
Nur is also developing several projects for the television and big screen. With over fifteen years experience as an agent and manager, Nur has dedicated himself to maintaining a diverse client roster. He has helped shape the careers of some of today’s most notable talents including:
- Laurence Fishburne
- Academy Award Winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman
- Wentworth Miller
- Frank Langella
- Robert Knepper
- Isaiah Washington
- Adewale Akkinouye-Agbaje
Nur brings global experience and managerial expertise and his experience as talent manager, producer, and content developer to move the projects forward in a focused and direct manner with view to the future with a keen sense of innovation. Nur currently serves on the board of Global Youth Innovation Network as an International Advisory Board Member and as a Board Chair at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, CA.