Ryan Saul and Katt Riley have joined Paradigm’s Motion Picture Literary department and the Television Literary department, respectively, the agency announced on Thursday.
Both will be based in the agency’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Saul’s clients include directors Wes Ball; his producing partner Joe Hartwick, Jr.; Academy Award-nominated animation director Tim Reckart; Golden Globe-nominated director Klaus Haro; and award-winning commercial directors Henry Hudson and Gevorg Karensky.
“Ryan brings with him an incredible wealth of industry knowledge and a keen ability to identify inspiring and rewarding opportunities for his clients,” Adam Kanter, Paradigm’s co-head of Motion Picture Literary, said. “Katt is driven and connected with an unwavering passion for identifying and developing literary talent. We welcome them both to the team.”
Saul joins Paradigm from APA, where he was co-head of the agency’s Motion Picture Literary department. Prior to APA, Saul was an agent at Metropolitan Talent and Jim Preminger Agency. He started his career in The Walt Disney Co.’s strategic planning department. Saul currently serves on the Florida State University Film School alumni board and is an adjunct professor there, teaching film business classes for Master of Fine Arts students. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University, and an MFA in Film & Television Production from Florida State as well.
“Paradigm is a unique global, full-service agency with an incredible 30-year history of providing distinctive and personalized service to clients,” said Saul. “I am honored to join one of the best teams in the business, and look forward to bringing the filmmakers I represent into an organization that has a history of nurturing visionary artists.”
Riley joins Paradigm after four years at the Kaplan Stahler Agency. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and got her start as an assistant at the Rothman Brecher Agency. Riley represents television-focused writers and directors, with a managerial style and a level of care and consideration for clients emblematic of her boutique agency background.