Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Ted Tally, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Silence Of The Lambs, has followed his longtime agent Robert Bookman to Paradigm. Bookman left CAA to go to work for Sam Gores’s agency a month ago, and Tally becomes the first big Bookie client to make the move.

Bookman has been among a number of well established CAA agents who’ve recently moved on to other agencies, and the question is always whether their star clients will follow suit. Bookman had close relationships at CAA with the likes of Cameron Crowe, Paul Greengrass, Jim Sheridan, Martin McDonagh, John Hillcoat and Martin Campbell. No word yet on other talent, but landing Tally is a coup for Paradigm. His other credits include Red Dragon, Before And After, The Juror and All The Pretty Horses. He won the National Review Award for scripting that Cormac McCarthy adaptation. As playwright, Tally won an Obie Award for Terra Nova and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Coming Attractions. He has also received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.