David Boxerbaum hopping agencies

Lit agent ankling APA to join Paradigm in January

One of APA’s top literary agents, David Boxerbaum, is leaving the agency and heading to Paradigm.

Boxerbaum, who is under contract at APA until the end of the year, is expected to officially join Paradigm on Jan. 1. He’s currently working from an office outside of APA.

David Boxerbaum was barred from the APA offices in early summer and asked to work from home,” said APA prexy-CEO Jim Gosnell. “He is under contract until the end of the year, after which time we wish him all the best. Despite his departure, APA continues to represent some of the top writers, showrunners and directors in the business today.”

Boxerbaum’s client list at APA includes up-and-coming scribe David Guggenheim, whose pricey spec sales include Universal’s Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds thriller “Safe House” and Summit’s thriller “Puzzle Palace,” which McG is in talks to direct. Boxerbaum also reps Ransom Riggs, author of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the feature rights to which 20th Century Fox won in a bidding war back in May.

Other notable clients include genre directors Adam Green (“Hatchet”) and Paul Solet (“Grace”), as well as scribes Maria Maggenti (“Dirty Dancing”) and Ken Marino, who co-wrote Universal’s “Role Models” and the studio’s upcoming Jennifer Aniston-Paul Rudd comedy “Wanderlust,” both for director David Wain. Boxerbaum said he expects all of his clients to join him at Paradigm.

Boxerbaum joined APA in January 2006 from Metropolitan Talent Agency, where he ran the lit department for four years. He started his career working for producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Rob Fried before moving to the William Morris Agency, Endeavor and, later, RKO Pictures, where he set up the 2003 Sylvester Stallone poker pic “Shade” as a creative exec.

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