Robert Bookman has joined Paradigm as a senior Motion Picture and Television agent beginning Monday, March 11, in the agency's Beverly Hills headquarters.
Bookman comes to Paradigm from CAA where he distinguished himself as one of the top motion picture agents in the business. While at CAA, Bookman was associated with such iconic and successful films as Academy Award winners "A Beautiful Mind," "Silence of The Lambs," "In The Name Of The Father," and "The Cider House Rules;" cultural touchstones "Jurassic Park," "Jerry McGuire," "Apollo 13, " "United 93," as well as "The Green Zone," "Seven Psychopaths," and the upcoming "Child 44? and "American Bullshit" which are going into production shortly.
At Paradigm, Bookman rejoins his former CAA colleagues, the recently announced Ken Stovitz, and Rand Holston, who joined the agency in January of 2012. All three worked closely together while at CAA.
"Bob Bookman is universally regarded as one of the most intelligent, respected and classiest people in the business," said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. "His work as an agent has been extraordinary and speaks for itself. What distinguishes Bob is his vast knowledge of the Motion Picture industry, his creativity, as well as his significant international experience and reach."
"Coming to Paradigm is the beginning of my next great life adventure," said Bookman. "This is a very big decision for me and I took a great deal of time looking into all options. As I did, it became very clear to me that Paradigm is the superior alternative to the corporate cultures which now dominate the agency business. Paradigm has a wonderfully collaborative culture, focused on the core aspects of the business; movies, television, music and theatre, which is reminiscent of the early days of CAA. This excites me and will excite my clients. I feel passionately that this is the right place and the right time for this new adventure."