After spending the last decade repping writers and directors at midsize agencies, Sandy Weinberg has ankled Paradigm to form his own percentery. Weinberg has formed Summit Talent & Literary Agency, specializing in repping writers, directors and producers in film and TV.
“This company was formed as a model to represent clients in my own style, with a passion for the work and a plan to design the path for each client’s future growth,” said Weinberg, who decided to go independent after watching other lit boutiques thrive. “As an independent agency, I see a great opportunity to serve my clients by being able to package all over town, which is more than I would be able to do if I was at a single agency.”
Weinberg, who has opened headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard and will begin staffing up shortly, brings with him a lengthy list of writers, directors and authors.
They include the writing teams of Paul Guay & Steve Mazur (“Liar, Liar,” “Breakers”), Yuri Zeltser & Cary Bickley (High Crimes”), Bob Hilgenberg & Rob Muir (“Scared Guys”), and Greg & Sara Bernstein (“Trial and Error”); writers Donald Martin (“The Moving Earth”), John Bates (co-writer of “Public Enemy”), Mark Lee (“Fires in the Darkness”), Matt Weisman (co-writer of “Teen Wolf”) and Jeff Shechter (“Stanley’s Cup”); writer-directors Millicent Shelton (“Luna”), Catherine Cyran (“True Heart”) and Sherie Pollack (“God, The Devil & Bob”); and authors Gary Paulsen (“Hatchet”), Kimberly Willis Holt (“My Louisiana Sky”) and Jerry Capeci & Gene Mustain (“Gotti”).
Others on his list
He will also rep TV writers and producers including H. Haden Yelin (“See You in My Dreams”), Matt Dorff (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) and Deborah Jones (“Liberty Street”).
Weinberg’s parting was amicable with Paradigm, where he worked for 3 1/2 years.
“He’s a terrific guy, and we wish him the best,” said Sam Gores, prexy of Paradigm.
Before joining Paradigm, Weinberg spent five years at Innovative Artists, agented for H.N. Swanson and did a mailroom apprenticeship at InterTalent after leaving his post as a litigator specializing in constitutional law.