mannyEXCLUSIVE: Emanuel “Manny” Nunez today joins Paradigm as an agent. He becomes the latest former CAA agent to join Paradigm, and will be reunited with Bob Bookman, Ken Stovitz and Rand Holston. Nunez will work out of the agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters and become a key member of the Film Finance Group, also repping clients in talent and motion picture lit.

Nunez spent two decades at CAA, repping clients and also co-founding the agency’ s Film Finance Group. He helped put together financing and distribution of hundreds of films, and is perhaps best known for spearheading the groundbreaking marriage between paradigmIndia-based Reliance and Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider’s DreamWorks after they left Paramount Pictures in 2008. Aside from clients that included Antonio Banderas, Nunez also repped high-net-worth financiers all over the world and kept those relationships after he left CAA two years ago and became Managing Director of management/advisory company NuCo Media Group. NuCo raised capital in emerging markets for clients in movies, TV, sports and other media. Considering how much Hollywood prizes high net worth individuals right now, Nunez’s hiring is a coup for Paradigm.

Paradigm’s Management Committee issued this statement: “We are delighted to have Manny join our team at Paradigm. He will immediately help us grow an already vital and successful aspect of our agency, film finance and distribution, as well as attract talented artists to the agency.”

Said Nunez: “Paradigm’s well known collaborative and client centric culture is a perfect fit for me and a major factor in my decision to join them. Its entrepreneurial approach allows me to work across many agency platforms to develop businesses beneficial to clients. “I enjoyed starting and growing my consulting business but always loved being an agent helping make the dreams of talented and driven artists come to true and this is an exciting new chapter in my career.”