Home »

Paradigm talent agency

The meaning of «paradigm talent agency»

Paradigm Talent Agency is an American full-service entertainment agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Chicago, Toronto, Monterey, Nashville, Berkeley and Austin. Paradigm Talent Agency has more than 200 agents representing clients in television, music performances, motion picture, theatre, book publishing, digital, commercial/voiceover, content finance, media rights, brand partnerships and beyond. Paradigm's clients have included author Stephen King, actors Laurence Fishburne and Henry Golding, directors James Wan and Malcolm D. Lee, and musicians Coldplay, Tiffany Young, Halsey, and Ed Sheeran, as of 2018.[1]

Paradigm has won the Pollstar Award for Booking Agency of the Year four times, in 2016,[2] 2018,[3] 2019[4] and 2020.

Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO, opened his first agency, SGA Representation, Inc. in 1986. SGA acquired The Jack Fields Agency and changed its name to Gores/Fields. The agency expanded further the following year, bringing ATM & Associates into the fold. During the years 1992 and 1993 Gores forged pacts with STE Representations; Robinson, Weintraub, Gross & Associates, and Shorr, Stille & Associates to create Paradigm Talent Agency.

The agency's original Beverly Hills office was located on the old MCA Inc. campus built in 1932[5] where conference rooms honor Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman, who occupied the space. In 2018 the agency moved to the 82,000-square-foot Wilshire LaPeer building on Wilshire Blvd, where ICM was once headquartered.[6]

In 2004, Paradigm acquired the literary firm Genesis and the Writers & Artists Agency.[7] The acquisition added a dozen agents and also brought a potent TV client list including 24 creator/executive producer Joel Surnow and Two and a Half Men co-creator/exec producer Lee Aronsohn to Paradigm.[8][9]

Paradigm made a major strategic move in 2004 by acquiring independent music agency Monterey Peninsula Artists,[10] and followed up on that gain in 2006 by acquiring New York based music booking agency Little Big Man.[11] Expanding their footprint in the music industry, in 2008, Paradigm acquired Ellis Industries,[12] a leading independent music agency based in New York, and in 2009 acquired Third Coast Artists Agency,[13] the largest independent Christian Music agency, which was headquartered in Nashville.

Paradigm Chairman and CEO Sam Gores on what makes a good acquisition or partnership target when looking to expand: "It starts with who’s in charge, who’s at the base or foundation. I don’t think we’ll ever make a deal with people who lack integrity or are not revered by the community in general, or who have a trail of bad history behind them. If it’s a good cultural fit, or if you think you can help them grow by having them be part of a bigger infrastructure and more access in areas of branding, film and television, then how does that complement the rest of our business in that area? For instance, Little Big Man and Monterey complemented each other -- Monterey had all the legacy artists and big bands and [LBM founder] Marty [Diamond] had all the cool stuff that was up-and-coming. That really rounded out our business."[14]

© 2015-2021, Wikiwordbook.info
Copying information without reference to the source is prohibited!
contact us mobile version