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.
“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.”
“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 know this is the right fit for us and our clients now and going forward.”
Kanter and Spencer will be announcing their client list shortly, though long-time clients such as directors Joe Johnston, Mark Steven Johnson, Simon West and Malcolm D. Lee are expected to follow them to Paradigm.
In the past year, Paradigm has brought in respected senior agents Ken Stovitz, Bob Bookman, Manny Nunez, and two years ago Rand Holston was tapped to run the Motion Picture Lit department. All came from CAA (Stovitz via Overbrook). The agency also brought in Iris Grossman from ICM and veteran agent Scott Melrose.