At Paradigm, Bookman represented Tom Stoppard, Bill Broyles, John Irbing, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls and Peter Moffat. It’s unclear which clients will be joining Bookman at his new standalone company, which does not have a name yet.
Gasmer will continue to run his company Alan Gasmer and Friends, so Bookman’s shingle will function like a joint venture between the two. Gasmer explained that he and Bookman are both “IP guys,” so it should be a strong fit.
Bookman’s last day at Paradigm will be Friday, and it’ll be an amicable exit from the agency he joined in March 2013 following a 27-year run at CAA.
Paradigm’s lit division remains in good hands, as agent David Boxerbaum has sold eight specs in a row, including Pete Barry’s Marian to Sony and John Swetnam’s Ruthless to Amblin.
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