Agent Rob Golenberg has ankled his post as a literary agent with Writers & Artists Agency to join Paradigm, marking the first outside hire for the Century City-based Paradigm since its formation in 1993.
Golenberg’s focus will be working with Paradigm’s existing TV writers, producers and directors.
A former Triad Artists TV packaging agent, Golenberg segued to Writers & Artists in 1992.
Writers & Artists president and owner Joan Scott said, “There was a mutual parting of the ways. We’re very fond of him and wish him the best.”
At Paradigm, Golenberg, 29, will be working closely with agency partner Bernie Weintraub.
At Writers & Artists, Golenberg represented such clients as director Sam Pillsbury, “Law and Order” story editor Jeremy Littman, “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” executive story editor Toni Perling, “Duckman” story editors Jeff Astrof and Mike Sikowitz, who also entered into the feature ranks with last year’s sale of the MGM/UA project “The Cruise,” and Beau Bensink, who just sold “The Agenda” to Viacom. It is unclear at this time which clients Golenberg will take with him to Paradigm.
Golenberg’s exit is one of three personnel changes at Writers & Artists of late. Most recently, Writers & Artists hired senior-level feature agent Jim Stein away from the William Morris Agency, while literary agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan went to Creative Artists Agency. At the new firm, Golenberg’s focus will be on television literary clients, as well as packaging television comedies, dramas and movies-of-the-week.