Paradigm Talent Agency

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Paradigm Talent Agency
Type Private
Industry Talent and Literary Agencies
Founded Beverly Hills, California, USA (1992)
Headquarters Beverly Hills, California
New York City, New York
Monterey, California
Nashville, Tennessee
Key people Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO
Website Paradigm Agency.com

Paradigm is a full-service entertainment agency based in Beverly Hills, with offices in New York, Monterey and Nashville, and is considered to be one of the "Big Five" US talent agencies.[1] Paradigm representation for clients in motion pictures, television, music, artist marketing, motion picture financing, book publishing, literary rights, theatre, physical production, interactive media, stand-up comedy, commercials, personal appearances and corporate events.

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Paradigm formed in 1992 after the Gores/Fields Agency merged with STE Representations, Robinson, Weintraub, Gross & Associates, and Shorr, Stille & Associates. The agency's Beverly Hills office is located on the old MCA Inc. campus built in 1932[2] where conference rooms honor the legendary entertainment moguls Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman who occupied the space.

In 2004, Paradigm acquired the literary firm Genesis and the Writers & Artists Agency.[3] Expanding their footprint in the music industry, in 2008, Paradigm acquired Ellis Industries,[4] a leading independent music agency based in New York, followed in 2009 with the acquisition of Third Coast Artists Agency,[5] the largest independent Christian Music agency, which was headquartered in Nashville. In 2012, Paradigm expanded into the burgeoning Electronic Dance Music business by forming a joint venture partnership with AM Only,[6] a leading Electronic Dance Music agency whose client list includes genre superstars David Guetta, Skrillex and Tiësto.

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