EXCLUSIVE: The Cartel, the production, finance and management company behind AMC’s Creepshow, has tapped Paradigm’s Ryan Saul as a manager/producer and promoted Bradford Bricken to partner.
Saul joins The Cartel after only a year at Paradigm. Previously he was at APA, where he was co-head of the agency’s motion picture literary department, and served as an agent at Metropolitan Talent and Jim Preminger Agency.
The 22-year veteran will continue to represent clients including directors Tim Reckart (High In The Clouds) and Gren Wells (Dear Zoe), as well as writers Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney (Klaus), and Kevin Hamedani and Travis Betz (Darius The Great).
“Ryan has always had a penchant for discovering young talent, and his ability to nurture that talent is something we pride ourselves in here at The Cartel,” said co-founder Stan Spry.
Bricken has been a manager at The Cartel since 2014. He recently served as an executive producer on Netflix’s Twelve Forever alongside The Cartel’s founders and CEOs Spry and Jeff Holland.
Clients include Mike Hollingsworth (Bojack Horseman), playwright and screenwriter Qui Nguyen (Vietgone), and Glenn Clements (The Late Late Show With James Corden).
The Cartel is in pre-production on the second season of Creepshow for AMC’s horror streamer Shudder, and Syfy’s 10-episode series Day Of The Dead. The company partnered with Untitled Entertainment in April to develop 10 movies over the next two years.