Veteran Literary Agent David Boxerbaum Leaves Paradigm for Verve (Exclusive)

Spec king has left Paradigm and joined Verve as a partner, the Tracking Board has learned exclusively.

Boxerbaum recently sold Nir Paniry’s hot spec script Princesses to producer Amy Pascal and Pete Barry’s spec Marian to Sony, with Margot Robbie attached to star.

At Paradigm, Boxerbaum’s clients included John Swetnam, Charles Stone III, Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton, Joe Ballarini, Joe Gazzam, Russell Gewirtz, Jeremy Michael Cohen and Geoff LaTulippe.

It’s unclear which clients will be following Boxerbaum to Verve, where he joins partners Bryan Besser, Adam Levine, Amy Retzinger, Adam Weinstein and Bill Weinstein.

“We are thrilled to be working with David and for the founders that means a reunion. David embodies the principles that this company was founded upon, hard work, passion for the business, strategic thinking and a willingness to go through hell and back on behalf of the clients. We think he’s cool,” the Verve partners said in a statement.

“Verve has a tremendous reputation for its quality and first-class representation. I am thrilled to be joining such a disruptive and forward-thinking agency,” added Boxerbaum.

Boxerbaum joined Paradigm in January 2012 following a successful run at APA, which he joined in January 2006 from Metropolitan Talent Agency, where he ran the lit department for four years.

Boxerbaum started his career working for producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Rob Fried before moving to the William Morris Agency, Endeavor and eventually RKO Pictures.

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