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Below-the-line dance at Paradigm

Schechter's Silverman, Balkin to rep prod'n talent

Literary and talent tenpercentery Paradigm has now added a third discipline to its bailiwick: motion picture and TV production representation.

Paradigm has entered into the below-the-line representation biz, inking deals with the Irv Schechter Agency’s Jonathan Silverman and Frank Balkin — and acquiring a raft of TV and feature production artists including cinematographers, costume and production designers and editors.

“It pleases me that Paradigm continues to grow — in this case, growing to meet the needs of production artists at the top of their game,” said topper Sam Gores.

Silverman will handle all independent and studio motion picture production artists, while Balkin will rep below-the-liners for all aspects of TV production, from episodic to movies of the week and original pics for cablers.

Among those making the leap with Silverman are cinematographers including Jeffrey L. Kimball (“Windtalkers,” “Mission: Impossible 2”) and Alik Sakharov (“The Sopranos,” “Lulu on the Bridge”); production designers Stephen Altman (“The Player,” “Gross Pointe Blank”) and Michael Seymour (“Alien,” “Beverly Hills Cop 3”); editors Bob Brown (“Diablo,” “Lethal Weapon 3,” “Lethal Weapon 4”) and Dennis Hill (“Edges of the Lord”); and costumer designers like Magali Guidasci (“The Professional,” “Armageddon”) and Danielle King (“Ally McBeal”).

Also expected to join Silverman is Alexander Witt, a director of photography and second unit director who has worked with Ridley Scott on “Blackhawk Down,” “The Bourne Identity,” “Gladiator” and “Hannibal.”

Silverman, a former agent at the now defunct Smith-Gosnell-Nicholson, is coming over with Balkin, himself a five year vet of Schecter’s shop.

Balkin’s clients include TV line producers like Marc Dassas (Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine”) and Danielle Weinstock (Fox’s “FreakyLinks”) as well as d.p.s like Russ Alsobrook (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Undeclared”); editors like Hibah Frisina (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) and costume designers like Robin Bush (“John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars”) and Margaret Mohr (“On the L”) and production managers like Lee Grant (UPN’s “One on One”).

Also expected to join Balkin at Paradigm is motion picture d.p. Shawn Maurer (“Bring It On” and “Road Trip”).

Silverman added that special emphasis would be placed on crossing over those cinematographers with substantial experience and creative vision into the director’s chair.

“Everyone’s looking for the next Jan De Bont,” Silverman said. “Several of our clients could be him.”

Calls to the Schechter Agency were unreturned.

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