BREAKING: Ken Stovitz has joined Paradigm as a senior agent and will begin working in the agency’s Beverly Hills offices beginning this Monday, March 4. He walks in the door repping Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith, after working extensively with both at Overbrook Entertainment. Stovitz will join the Paradigm Management Committee, which oversees the agency’s day to day operations. There has been a lotta movement of clients and agencies lately, particularly with Jeff Berg’s launch of Resolution. For Paradigm, Stovitz is a good get, a seasoned agent who knows what he’s doing.
“Ken Stovitz is an invaluable addition to our senior management team,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “He is a savvy executive, has incredible taste, an excellent reputation and we share a vision for the agency’s future, which he will be a key architect in building.”
“Sam is giving me the opportunity to work side by side with him and the management committee to grow the agency at a time when the cycle is shifting in favor of the artist,” said Ken Stovitz. “The creators of entertainment art will have a much stronger say in their destiny and I am very excited to get started.”
Stovitz comes to Paradigm from Will Smith’s Overbrook, where he was a partner with Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter in establishing the production company as a force in the industry. Prior to Overbrook, Stovitz was an agent at CAA for many years accumulating an impressive client list that included Will Smith, Kathryn Bigelow, Amy Heckerling, Brian de Palma, Irwin Winkler, Doug Liman and The Wayans Bros.
While at Overbrook, the company produced 7 films including The Karate Kid, Seven Pounds, Hancock and the upcoming After Earth starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. The company also produced the TNT series Hawthorne and is prepping the Queen Latifah talk show.
“I have been so fortunate to be a part of Overbrook,” said Stovitz. “Together we made films, television and music that we are proud bears our name.”