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Jeff Berg's Resolution Loses Another Top Agent (Exclusive)

17 July 2014 7:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Resolution, the talent agency founded by former ICM leader Jeff Berg, has lost another top agent, according to several sources. Steve Alexander, whose clients include David Duchovny and Sela Ward, exited abruptly this week, following on the heels of recent defections in COO Jeff Franklin and television literary agent Dennis Kim. Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer, whom Berg recruited to Resolution from CAA, departed for Paradigm earlier this year. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Berg did not respond to a request for comment. Alexander is said to be headed to ICM Partners, though neither he nor an ICM spokesperson responded

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Wme Signs ‘Captain America: First Avenger’ Helmer Joe Johnston

31 March 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Director Joe Johnston has signed with Wme for representation. Johnston had been in play since agents Martin Spencer and Adam Kanter left Resolution to go to Paradigm. He had been with CAA with Kanter for a long time, before the agent made the move to Resolution and Johnston went with him. This is a big get for Wme. Johnston’s hits include October Sky, Captain America: The First AvengerJurassic Park III, Jumanji and Honey I Shrunk The Kids.  He is currently developing the high-concept sci-fi thriller Extinction by Spenser Cohen with Mandeville and Good Universe. His next film, Not Safe For Work, is set at Universal. Johnston continues to be lawyered by Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. »

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Literary Agent Trevor Astbury Exits Paradigm; Expected to Join CAA (Exclusive)

18 March 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Literary agent Trevor Astbury has left Paradigm and is expected to join CAA, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Representatives for CAA and Paradigm did not immediately respond to TheWrap's late-night requests for comment. Also read: Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Join Paradigm; Clients to Follow From Resolution It remains unclear which clients would follow Astbury to his next agency. At Paradigm, the well-respected dealmaker represented screenwriters Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”), Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”), Ernie Cline (“Ready Player One”), Bert Royal (“Easy A”), Jamie Linden (“Dear John”), Patrick Lussier (“Terminator: Genesis”) and David McKenna (“American History X”) as well as “Hitman” director. »

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Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Join Paradigm

13 March 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After leaving the talent agency Resolution last week, veteran agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have landed at Paradigm.

“Adam and Martin are excellent agents with outstanding clients, taste and relationships and we are excited to have them join Paradigm,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “Their familiarity and cohesive working relationships with many of our agents will allow them to be productive from day one, in both film and television.”

Kanter and Spencer had been with Resolution for almost a year and prior to that had been with CAA for more than two decades. It is unknown at this time which clients will be following them to Paradigm.

“We are excited to join the outstanding agents at Paradigm, some of whom we share a rich and successful history with,” said Kanter and Spencer in a joint statement. “We love the way the agency is growing and we »

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As Predicted Here, Resolution Agents Adam Kanter And Martin Spencer Land At Paradigm; Which Clients Will Come?

13 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As Deadline reported last Friday, Paradigm has confirmed that agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have joined the agency after their abrupt exits from Resolution. Word had raced last week that this was happening, as the two agents did not want to take paycuts from their low-seven-figure salaries. The two joined Jeff Berg last year shortly after he left ICM to launch Resolution, and those agents came from CAA. At Paradigm, they should feel right at home alongside former CAA cohorts Bob Bookman, Ken Stovitz, Rand Holston and most recently Manny Nunez. Related: Resolution Agents Martin Spencer, Adam Kanter Exiting; Paradigm Next Stop? So now, the big question is which clients will join them in the move. Here are the ones I’m hearing are most likely to make the jump to Paradigm: Stuart Beattie, Stalingrad helmer Fedor Bondarchuk, Joe Johnston, Mark Steven Johnson, Malcolm Lee, Rob Minkoff, Evan and Shea Mirzai, »

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Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Join Paradigm; Clients to Follow From Resolution

13 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have joined Paradigm, effective immediately. The duo recently left Jeff Berg's agency Resolution after previously working together at CAA, as TheWrap first reported. An individual familiar with their exit told TheWrap that Kanter and Spencer were asked to renegotiate their contracts and they refused. Also read: Talent Agents Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Exit Resolution (Exclusive) “Adam and Martin are excellent agents with outstanding clients, taste and relationships and we are excited to have them join Paradigm,”  said Sam Gores, chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “Their familiarity and cohesive working relationships with many of our agents will allow them. »

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Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Join Paradigm

13 March 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have joined Paradigm effective immediately, the agency announced Thursday. The duo were previously at Resolution, the start-up agency founded by Jeff Berg. Before that, Kanter and Spencer were at CAA, and their hires at Resolution were considered a big deal. However, the pair came with a high pricetag and, according to sources, when they were recently asked to take cuts in pay, decided it was time to move. It is unclear which clients will move with them to Paradigm this stage. Kanter repped lit talents such as director Simon West and writer Babaloot Mandel

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Resolution Agents Martin Spencer, Adam Kanter Exiting; Paradigm Next Stop?

7 March 2014 8:56 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Even as Jeff Berg was locking down an investment in the agency this week from Beijing-based Bison Capital, rumors raced that other less desirable shakeups were about to happen. We are hearing that veteran motion picture agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer, longtime CAA agents who left to join Resolution last year, were escorted out of Resolution headquarters tonight and likely are on their way to Paradigm. Each of the agents brought key clients with them — Kanter brought Doug Liman and Pete Segal, only to see them leave. This is the hard part of trying to launch a talent agency in a most competitive climate, luring agents in as you build enough clientele to enable packaging. It tests client loyalties. I hear they were asked to take pay cuts and didn’t want to. More coming as I hear more about a developing situation. Related: Director Doug Liman Returns »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Talent Agents Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Exit Resolution (Exclusive)

7 March 2014 8:14 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Talent agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have left Resolution, an individual with knowledge of the situation has told TheWrap. Kanter did not respond to TheWrap's request for comment and denied he was leaving the agency earlier this week. Former ICM chairman Jeff Berg launched Resolution in January 2013, and Kanter and Spencer were two of his highest-profile hires after the duo left CAA. At the time, Berg said that the duo would play ”a key role in the development of our new agency.” Also read: Two CAA Veterans Join Jeff Berg at Resolution It is not immediately clear what led to Kanter and Spencer's. »

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