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Paradigm Signs Frank Langella

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Exclusive: Paradigm has just classed up the place by signing Frank Langella, the three-time Tony winner. This just before the Cannes Film Festival opening-night film Grace Of Monaco, which Langella stars in with Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth. He’s coming off Draft Day and the Tribeca film 5 To 7, and soon stars opposite Gena Rowlands in the Millennium thriller Parts Per Billion. He also lent his voice to Noah and soon will be heard in the Salma Hayek-produced animated film The Prophet. Langella recently completed an acclaimed run in King Lear on the UK stage and brought it to Brooklyn Academy of Music. He’ll be repped for film and TV by Paradigm’s Andrew Ruf and remains lawyered by Sendroff & Baruch.
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Veteran Agent Iris Grossman Leaves ICM Partners for Paradigm

Iris Grossman has left ICM Partners and joined Paradigm’s talent department. “As an agent with exquisite taste, deep relationships in the community and an impeccable reputation, Iris will continue to fortify our senior talent agent ranks while also serving as a mentor and role model for our outstanding young agents,” Paradigm talent head Andrew Ruf said in a statement. Grossman began her career as an assistant at ICM, leaving in the early ’90s to become senior vp talent and casting at TNT, where she received an Emmy nomination and won a Casting Society of America Artios award for casting

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Paradigm Hires ICM Partners' Iris Grossman

Iris Grossman has joined Paradigm, the agency announced on Thursday. Grossman had been at ICM Partners, where she represented clients such as Kim Cattrall, Jeff Garlin and "Homeland" star Mandy Patinkin. It remains unclear if any of those clients will join her at Paradigm. "As an agent with exquisite taste, deep relationships in the community and an impeccable reputation; Iris will continue to fortify our senior talent agent ranks while also serving as a mentor and role model for our outstanding young agents," Paradigm's talent department head Andrew Ruf said in a sttaement. Prior
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Iris Grossman Moves From ICM to Paradigm

Iris Grossman has joined Paradigm as an agent in its talent department.

Grossman had been with ICM for more than 20 years, though her tenure was broken up by a stint in the 1990s as a casting exec at TNT. She’s also president emeritus of Women in Film and chair of the org’s Crystal + Lucy Awards.

At Paradigm, she’ll work with talent department chief Andrew Ruf. Grossman has repped a slew of TV stars over the course of her career, including Jon Hamm, Mandy Patinkin and Ed O’Neill. There’s no word yet on whether any existing clients will follow her to Paradigm.

“As an agent with exquisite taste, deep relationships in the community and an impeccable reputation, Iris will continue to fortify our senior talent agent ranks while also serving as a mentor and role model for our outstanding young agents,” Ruf said.

Grossman added: “The
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Paradigm Agent Norm Aladjem Exits

Longtime Paradigm agent Norm Aladjem is leaving the Beverly Hills Agency to join Levity Entertainment Group. Aladjem, who represents Katherine Heigl and Sharon Stone, among others, had been with Paradigm for 8 years. Aladjem was running the agency's talent department. Agency topper Sam Gores will step in to oversee the talent department, along with Andrew Ruf, who will focus on film talent; Erwin More will continue to run the television talent department. Sarah Fargo will run the New York-based talent group. Aladjem will serve as president of Levity, which not only manages comedy talent but also owns one of

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Senior Agent Norm Aladjem Leaving Paradigm For Levity Entertainment Group

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Update: Levity Entertainment Group, known as a generator of comedy programming, has issued a press release on Norm Aladjem’s arrival from Paradigm. At Paradigm, owner Sam Gores will be overseeing the talent department and has set veteran agent Andrew Ruf to replace Aladjem. Ruf is a 15-year vet of Paradigm who ran the motion picture finance department, and whose clients include Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Adrien Brody and Kim Basinger. Ruf will work closely with Sarah Fargo, who runs the New York talent department and has clients including Philip Seymour Hoffman and Gabriel Byrne. Erwin Moore continues as head of Paradigm’s TV talent department. Levity’s release is at the bottom: Exclusive: Norm Aladjem has just announced his exit from Paradigm, where he was a member of the management committee and head of the agency’s talent department. He is going to Levity Entertainment Group. At Paradigm, he
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Anchor Bay sails to 'City Island'

Anchor Bay sails to 'City Island'
Anchor Bay is taking a trip to "City Island."

The Overture sister company has picked up all rights in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand to the Tribeca Film Festival breakout from writer-director Raymond De Felitta.

Paradigm packaged and repped rights to the pic, which stars Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Emily Mortimer in a dramedy about a family on the quiet island off the New York coast.

The movie centers on a repressed corrections officer (Garcia) who harbors acting dreams but who gets caught in a series of misunderstandings when he brings home his secret adult son from a previous marriage to live with his family. The film's centerpiece is a riff from Garcia in which he auditions for a role in a Martin Scorsese movie.

Drawing the tag of a New York "Little Miss Sunshine" from media at Tribeca, "Island" was a crowd-pleaser at the festival,
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Paradigm makes push in Middle East

Paradigm makes push in Middle East
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- There's a new paradigm emerging at the Dubai International Film Festival -- and an American talent agency, aptly named Paradigm, is trying to play a key role in the development.

The Beverly Hills-based agency already vaunts a close relationship with the festival hierarchy and is using the fourth edition of the event to facilitate connections between American and Arab filmmakers -- and the moneymen on both sides of the world who can help get projects made.

The talent agency reps have been coming to Dubai for the past three years and originally discovered the Palestinian movie "Paradise Now" here, going on to represent the two key Mideast actors in that foreign-language Oscar-nominated film.

That Paradigm rather than the other Hollywood heavyweight talent agencies is front and center here may also be inspired by the fact that company president and CEO Sam Gores is of Israeli origin, speaks fluent Arabic and has often returned to the region.

This year Gores left it to his motion picture financing agents Norm Aladjem and Andrew Ruf to do the honors. They sponsored a lunch Wednesday in the main festival complex to bring together regional helmers and producers as well as a sprinkling of Arab-American filmmakers with projects or finished films in the various sections of the fest.

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