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Longtime Literary Agent Sally Willcox Joins Paradigm

Former producer and CAA agent will oversee media rights

Longtime literary agent Sally Willcox has joined Paradigm Talent Agency, it was announced Tuesday.

The former producer and CAA agent will oversee media rights for Paradigm. She will be based in the company’s Beverly Hills, California headquarters.

“Sally excels at discovering and developing intellectual property and it is her passion to find inspiring opportunities for her clients, making her the perfect person to drive and expand our media rights division,” said Adam Kanter, co-head of motion picture literary and Andy Patman, co-head of television literary, in a statement.

Willcox will report to Kanter and Patman.

“I’m delighted to join Paradigm’s media rights team, which includes some of the sharpest and most passionate agents in the business,” said Willcox. “I’ve always admired Paradigm and its unwavering focus on the artists they represent, and I look forward to continuing our work with authors and their representatives in that tradition.”

Willcox most recently oversaw acquisition and development in TV and film at Tobey Maguire’s independently financed production company, Material. Prior to that, she was at CAA for 27 years, where she represented authors of fiction and non-fiction, journalists, publishers and publications, as well as screenwriters and writers/directors. Projects included “waiting to Exhale,” “Adaptation,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Locke,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Beautiful Creatures,” and “Unbroken.”

Willcox was also executive producer of “The Circle,” based on the Dave Eggers novel, written, directed and produced by James Ponsoldt starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. She currently serves on the board of the Writers’ Guild Foundation and was Founding Board Chair, 826LA. She holds a BA from Yale University.