Ken Stovitz is leaving Paradigm where he was a senior agent for the past three years, to join management company MGMT. Entertainment, effective June 6. At MGMT, Stovitz will manage clients, many of whom he currently represents and will share with Paradigm. He will also produce film and television projects.
“I have known and worked successfully with Ken for too long to mention,” said MGMT Founder and Managing Partner David Schiff. “He is a dynamic executive with a tremendous track record guiding successful careers and producing profitable films and television shows.” Added managing partners Courtney Kivowitz and Christian Donatelli, “Not only will Ken bring a terrific group of artists, he will contribute to the collaborative environment in behalf of existing MGMT clients and enhance its growing focus on the lit side ”
For the first year or so of his stint at Paradigm, Stovitz was a member of the Paradigm Management Committee, which oversees the agency’s day to day operations.
“Ken has a track record of producing successful film and television projects and this move into management is a natural for him,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “We wish him well.”
This marks Stovitz’s foray into management and return to producing. Prior to his time at Paradigm, he was a producer/partner at Overbook Productions, working with Will Smith, whom he represented at CAA, Jada Pinkett Smith, whom he brought as a client to Paradigm, and James Lassiter. Prior to Overbrook, Stovitz was an agent at CAA for many years accumulating a client list that included Smith, Kathryn Bigelow, Amy Heckerling, Brian de Palma, Irwin Winkler, Doug Liman and The Wayans Bros.
While Stovitz was at Overbrook, the company produced 7 films including The Karate Kid, Seven Pounds, Hancock and After Earth. The company also produced the TNT series Hawthorne and the Queen Latifah talk show.