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Arc Productions Signs Rep Deal With Paradigm

As a significant part of that strategy, Arc Productions announces today that it has signed with Paradigm for representation.

Press Release from Arc Productions

(Toronto and Beverly Hills) - Arc Productions, the studio that animated the recent smash hit Gnomeo & Juliet is extending its successful animation and VFX service business by developing their own IP and investing in selected projects developed by independent producers as part of an aggressive growth strategy.  This effort is being led by a group of new Canadian owners, who recently purchased majority control of the company from the Starz - Liberty Group.

As a significant part of that strategy, Arc Productions announces today that it has signed with Paradigm for representation.  The LA based agency will expand the studio's profile in all its core areas of for-hire service as well as supporting its proprietary investment and IP projects.

"Gnomeo & Juliet, our fifth major animated feature in as many years, and the television ratings hit Camelot, our most recent VFX success, are examples of what we can achieve for our clients" said Jeff Young, an Arc veteran who was recently appointed President and C.O.O. of the renamed company. "Our new owners have refocused and reenergized the company.  We will build on our hard earned reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective productions on time and on budget," he added.

"Paradigm is excited to welcome Arc Productions into our family of clients," said Andrew Ruf.  "Arc has tremendous expertise, an experienced management team and a solid track record in what is a very fast growing and lucrative part of the business.  Their new ownership group has tremendous financial resources and a plan to expand their footprint in the business aggressively and strategically and we are thrilled to partner with them and confident that we can help them realize their goals."

About Arc ProductionsArc Productions, formerly Starz Animation Toronto, is Canada's leading CG-animation and Visual Effects studio. Arc Productions is a partnership with majority ownership recently purchased by a Canadian investor group. Starz LLC, a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation remains a shareholder in the new Canadian operations.

About ParadigmLed by chairman Sam Gores, Paradigm has established itself as one of the five major agencies in the entertainment industry, guiding the careers of an elite roster of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, producers and entertainment companies in a wide range of areas including motion pictures, television, music, theater, books, comedy and personal appearances, commercials and endorsements as well as corporate consulting. With 110 agents in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Monterey, Paradigm's agents are driven by a philosophy that promotes artistic development through innovative thinking, meticulous planning and strategic execution with an unrivaled emphasis on teamwork to achieve their clients' goals across the entire spectrum of entertainment businesses.

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