Paradigm Signs Director Levan Tsikurishvili; ‘Avicii: True Stories’ Doc Gets Netflix Release & Oscar-Qualifying Run

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has signed Swedish filmmaker Levan Tsikurishvili, director of music doc-biopic Avicii: True Stories, about the late Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, aka Avicii.
Tsikurishvili’s revealing all-access feature was sold to multiple international…

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has signed Swedish filmmaker Levan Tsikurishvili, director of music doc-biopic Avicii: True Stories, about the late Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, aka Avicii. Tsikurishvili's revealing all-access feature was sold to multiple international markets in 2016 and 2017 but will now get an Oscar-qualifying run in Los Angeles from December 14 and New York from December 21. The film’s backers have made the bookings directly with theaters. The pic will then get a Netfl…

Janet Jackson Partners With Paradigm For Global Representation

Janet — Miss Jackson if you’re nasty — has partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency for global representation. Janet Jackson will be repped by the agency in all areas including touring, theatrical, film, branding and beyond.
“Janet…

Janet — Miss Jackson if you’re nasty — has partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency for global representation. Janet Jackson will be repped by the agency in all areas including touring, theatrical, film, branding and beyond. “Janet Jackson is one of the most iconic and culturally significant artists of all time and we are thrilled to partner with her to create global opportunities for her as an artist and for the art she creates,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of…

CAA Alum Sally Willcox Joins Paradigm

Veteran literary agent Sally Willcox has joined Paradigm Talent Agency. Willcox will oversee media rights dealmaking for Paradigm, reporting to Adam Kanter, co-head of motion picture literary and Andy Patman, co-head of television literary. “Sally exce…

Veteran literary agent Sally Willcox has joined Paradigm Talent Agency. Willcox will oversee media rights dealmaking for Paradigm, reporting to Adam Kanter, co-head of motion picture literary and Andy Patman, co-head of television literary. “Sally excels at discovering and developing intellectual property and it is her passion to find inspiring opportunities for her clients, making her […]

Sally Willcox Joins Paradigm As Literary Agent

Sally Willcox, the longtime CAA literary agent who most recently oversaw acquisition and development at Tobey Maguire’s Material, has landed at Paradigm, the agency said Tuesday. She will oversee media rights and be based at the agency’s Beverly …

Sally Willcox, the longtime CAA literary agent who most recently oversaw acquisition and development at Tobey Maguire's Material, has landed at Paradigm, the agency said Tuesday. She will oversee media rights and be based at the agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters. "Sally excels at discovering and developing intellectual property and it is her passion to find inspiring opportunities for her clients, making her the perfect person to drive and expand our media rights…

Music Agent Perry Gilman Joins Paradigm

Music agent Perry Gilman has joined Paradigm Talent Agency’s Toronto office, the first new agent hire for the agency’s Canadian office since its August 2017 opening, the company announced today. Gilman has years of experience focusing on el…

Music agent Perry Gilman has joined Paradigm Talent Agency’s Toronto office, the first new agent hire for the agency’s Canadian office since its August 2017 opening, the company announced today. Gilman has years of experience focusing on electronic and urban music, most recently at Madison House, whose Canadian office he opened three years ago. Gilman […]

Paradigm Talent Agency Promotes Seven Staffers To Agents, Most In L.A. Office

Paradigm Talent Agency has promoted seven of their staff members in both Los Angeles and New York to agent. Six are in Los Angeles and one in New York. On the East Coast, the new talent agent is Jake Attermann. In Los Angeles, they are talent agents Jo…

Paradigm Talent Agency has promoted seven of their staff members in both Los Angeles and New York to agent. Six are in Los Angeles and one in New York. On the East Coast, the new talent agent is Jake Attermann. In Los Angeles, they are talent agents Joshua Finn, Q'Marth Ghaemi, Mary Izzo, talent and music agent Jeff Mangialardi, content agent Hilary Jacobs and motion picture literary agent Ethan Neale. “These seven talented executives have demonstrated unwavering…

TV Agent Pierre Brogan Rejoins Paradigm

Pierre Brogan is coming full circle. The veteran TV agent and former Topspin exec has rejoined Paradigm Talent Agency, where he started his career two decades ago.
Based in the Beverly Hills office, Brogan will focus on unscripted television — sp…

Pierre Brogan is coming full circle. The veteran TV agent and former Topspin exec has rejoined Paradigm Talent Agency, where he started his career two decades ago. Based in the Beverly Hills office, Brogan will focus on unscripted television — specifically to lead the representation of creators, talent and producers and to develop packaging strategies for series aimed at network, cable and OTT. "Pierre brings exceptional experience, knowledge and relationships to our…

Paradigm Taps Liz Morentin to Lead Agency’s Communications

Paradigm Talent Agency announced on Thursday that it’s appointed communications veteran Liz Morentin to the role of executive vice president of communications.
Morentin will start in her new role managing internal and external communications for …

Paradigm Talent Agency announced on Thursday that it’s appointed communications veteran Liz Morentin to the role of executive vice president of communications.

Morentin will start in her new role managing internal and external communications for the agency immediately, where she will report directly to Paradigm CEO Sam Gores.

“Sam and his senior leadership have built one of the world’s leading talent agencies by curating one of the most passionate teams in the business, who all thrive on bringing an artist’s vision to life,” Morentin said in a statement. “The energy is amazing, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with this team and the incredible family of talent that drives the company. I look forward to bringing Paradigm’s story to a global audience.”

Morentin most recently worked at Warner Bros. where she served as executive vice president of communications and media.

“Liz has a proven track record of leading strategic campaigns within multiple disciplines of entertainment and a strong understanding of artistic, corporate and communications culture,” Gores said in statement. “She is a highly-experienced executive who will ensure that the Paradigm story is delivered in a consistent and thoughtful way, and we are fortunate to have her lead our communications efforts at this very dynamic time for our company.”

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Liz Morentin Named Head of Communications for Paradigm Talent Agency

PR veteran Liz Morentin has joined Paradigm Talent Agency as head of communications. Morentin will serve as Paradigm’s exec VP of communications, reporting to agency CEO Sam Gores. She will oversee all communications and serve as part of Paradigm…

PR veteran Liz Morentin has joined Paradigm Talent Agency as head of communications. Morentin will serve as Paradigm’s exec VP of communications, reporting to agency CEO Sam Gores. She will oversee all communications and serve as part of Paradigm’s senior management team. “Liz has a proven track record of leading strategic campaigns within multiple disciplines […]

Paradigm Hires Liz Morentin As EVP Communications

Liz Morentin, who has worked at Warner Bros Records and Dick Clark Productions, has been named EVP Communications at Paradigm, where she will manage external and internal communications for the agency. She will be based in the Beverly Hills office as p…

Liz Morentin, who has worked at Warner Bros Records and Dick Clark Productions, has been named EVP Communications at Paradigm, where she will manage external and internal communications for the agency. She will be based in the Beverly Hills office as part of the Paradigm senior management team reporting to CEO Sam Gores. She starts in her position immediately. Morentin will be working with Paradigm's senior execs to formulate strategies for media and corporate relations…

Paradigm Signs Oscar-Winning Director Kristof Deak

EXCLUSIVE: Kristof Deak, writer and director of the 2017 Oscar-winning short film, Sing (Mindenki), has inked with Paradigm for agency representation. The pic, set in 1990s Budapest, Hungary, follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class who just might uncover the ugly secret behind their fame.
Deak is currently developing the feature Cosmic, based on the novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It’s about a 12-year-old named Liam who, after a freakish growth…

EXCLUSIVE: Kristof Deak, writer and director of the 2017 Oscar-winning short film, Sing (Mindenki), has inked with Paradigm for agency representation. The pic, set in 1990s Budapest, Hungary, follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class who just might uncover the ugly secret behind their fame. Deak is currently developing the feature Cosmic, based on the novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It’s about a 12-year-old named Liam who, after a freakish growth…

Paradigm Signs Chinese-American Filmmaker Dayyan Eng

EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng (aka Wu Shixian) has signed with Paradigm. Eng most recently directed Wished, a Mandarin-language action comedy that grossed about $10.2 million in China this year. It has also seen 90M paid download and streaming hits, a big number for a comedy.
The film was made employing a mix of proven Middle Kingdom and international talent to give home audiences a Chinese movie with a Hollywood sheen.
Backed in part by…

EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based Chinese-American filmmaker Dayyan Eng (aka Wu Shixian) has signed with Paradigm. Eng most recently directed Wished, a Mandarin-language action comedy that grossed about $10.2 million in China this year. It has also seen 90M paid download and streaming hits, a big number for a comedy. The film was made employing a mix of proven Middle Kingdom and international talent to give home audiences a Chinese movie with a Hollywood sheen. Backed in part by…

Paradigm Hires Julie Choi As Agent

EXCLUSIVE: Julie Choi has joined Paradigm as an agent in its Content & Partnerships Group. The agency said today that the move pivots her from development and programming to operating within the Unscripted division of the Content Group, working with creators in the unscripted space to package, arrange financing and sell content.
“Julie has superb instincts when it comes bolstering unique voices within the unscripted space,” said Ben Weiss, head of Paradigm’s Content…

EXCLUSIVE: Julie Choi has joined Paradigm as an agent in its Content & Partnerships Group. The agency said today that the move pivots her from development and programming to operating within the Unscripted division of the Content Group, working with creators in the unscripted space to package, arrange financing and sell content. "Julie has superb instincts when it comes bolstering unique voices within the unscripted space," said Ben Weiss, head of Paradigm's Content…

Paradigm, Yucaipa Partner With Big European Music Agency, X-Ray Touring

A new joint venture has been formed between Paradigm Talent Agency, Yucaipa Companies and X-ray Touring, the international live music touring agency that reps such artists as Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, Eagles of Death Metal, Eminem, Frankie and The Heartstrings, Green Day, Linkin Park, Moby, Soul Savers, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Blur, Stereophonics, Volbeat, Gorillaz and Pixies, to name a few.
The new deal was done to create synergies with pre-existing live music…

A new joint venture has been formed between Paradigm Talent Agency, Yucaipa Companies and X-ray Touring, the international live music touring agency that reps such artists as Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, Eagles of Death Metal, Eminem, Frankie and The Heartstrings, Green Day, Linkin Park, Moby, Soul Savers, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Blur, Stereophonics, Volbeat, Gorillaz and Pixies, to name a few. The new deal was done to create synergies with pre-existing live music…

Seána Kerslake Inks With Paradigm & Untitled; Van Johnson Company Signs Jason Stuart

Seána Kerslake (Dollhouse) has signed with Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. The Irish actress starred in the indie feature A Date for Mad Mary and plays Aisling in the UK series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. She made her debut starring in the 2012 pic Dollhouse, and other credits include The Legend of Longwood and Life’s a Breeze. Kerslake also won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2016 and earned a spot on The Independent‘s “Ireland’s 40 under 40…

Seána Kerslake (Dollhouse) has signed with Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment. The Irish actress starred in the indie feature A Date for Mad Mary and plays Aisling in the UK series Can't Cope, Won’t Cope. She made her debut starring in the 2012 pic Dollhouse, and other credits include The Legend of Longwood and Life’s a Breeze. Kerslake also won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2016 and earned a spot on The Independent's "Ireland's 40 under 40″…

Writer David Gleeson Joins Paradigm; UTA Signs ‘Moonlight’ Actor Ashton Sanders

Paradigm has signed writer David Gleeson, moving him from CAA. Gleeson is currently writing and execu producing Paramount’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with Karen Rosenfelt producing In addition to that, he is adapting the video game Metro 2033 for De Luca Productions and producer Stephen L’Heureux. His other works include Down To A Sunless Sea for Focus Features with Morgan Freeman to produce and star, End Of History for Sony with Neal Moritz producing, and Dry Ear…

Paradigm has signed writer David Gleeson, moving him from CAA. Gleeson is currently writing and execu producing Paramount’s 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with Karen Rosenfelt producing In addition to that, he is adapting the video game Metro 2033 for De Luca Productions and producer Stephen L’Heureux. His other works include Down To A Sunless Sea for Focus Features with Morgan Freeman to produce and star, End Of History for Sony with Neal Moritz producing, and Dry Ear…