EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm scored a good one by signing multi-hyphenate filmmaker Peter Segal along with his producing partner Michael Ewing and their Callahan Filmworks banner. This amounts to a reunion between Segal and his longtime reps Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. Segal left CAA with the agents when they exited to join Resolution. When that agency imploded, Segal moved to WME. Now, he’s back with Kanter and Spencer at Paradigm for film and TV.
Segal helmed one of my favorite comedies, the Chris Farley-David Spade road trip pic Tommy Boy (which is where Segal and Ewing got their company moniker). Segal most recently helmed Grudge Match, and his comedy credits over the past few years include Get Smart, The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates and Anger Management. On the television side, he co-created the NBC series Hidden Hills with Ric Swartzlander. In addition, Segal directed episodes of Showtime’s Shameless and Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, in addition to directing and producing, along with Michael Ewing, the MTV pilot Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.
Segal remains with attorney Lawrence Rose at Gang, Tyre.