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David Boxerbaum

Senior Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

An agent in the Lit Department at Paradigm, David represents high level writers, directors and producers for Film and TV.

David’s impressive client roster is only a testament to his ambition, commitment and sensibility.  His notable client list includes David Guggenheim, writer of Universal’s Safehouse and upcoming Safehouse 2; Ken Marino, writer/producer of Universal’s Wanderlust, writer of Universal’s Role Models, and writer/executive producer/star of Yahoo!’s hit online comedy series, Burning Love; Maria Maggenti, writer of MTV’s Finding Carter; Carter Blanchard, writer of Dreamworks’ upcoming Glimmer; and Ransom Riggs, writer/co-executive producer of the upcoming supernatural horror thriller Black River, to be produced by Black Forest Film Group, and writer of #1 New York Times Best Seller Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, the supernatural fantasy adventure that sold to 20th Century Fox for seven figures; Tim Burton will direct and Peter Chernin will produce. David most recently closed a seven-figure deal with Universal Pictures for Black Box, a script by client David Guggenheim that attracted several serious bids including DreamWorks and Warner Bros.

David began his career as an assistant at Jerry Bruckheimer Films. He then spent a year under the tutelage of producer Rob Fried, learning about development and production, after which he worked for William Morris Agency’s Senior VP Lee Rosenberg for two years. His next position was at Endeavor for partners Ari Greenburg & Rick Rosen. At the age of 26, David was listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s NEXT GENERATION TOP 35 UNDER 35 people in the business, one of the youngest ever to receive the honor. Always seeking new challenges, David moved on to be a Creative Executive at RKO Pictures, where he set up and produced the film Shade. Boxerbaum then returned to the agency world where, for 4 years, he ran Metropolitan Talent Agency’s Television and Motion Picture Lit Department before moving to APA, where he became the only agent to represent not only feature writers and directors, but also show runners and television staff writers.

David is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.