A3 Artists Agency
has brought in four former Paradigm
agents to reestablish a literary division. Veterans Andy Patman
and Adam Kanter
have come on board as A3 partners and Co-Head of Television Content and Motion Pictures, respectively. They are being joined by fellow former Paradigm agents Katt Riley
and Martin To on the lit team, with plans to hire more agents, coordinators and assistants while many talent agencies have been contracting in the face of the coronavirus-related Hollywood production shutdown.
That includes Paradigm, which in late March instituted temporary layoffs for 250 employees. The list included Kanter, Riley and To, sources said, while Patman left Paradigm last week, I hear.
Meanwhile, A3 chairman Adam Bold
said that he and the rest of the agency’s leadership, CEO Robert Attermann
and President Brian Cho, who acquired and subsequently rebranded Abrams Artists Agency, took time during the pandemic to “step back and analyze