LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Veteran agent Joel Roman has signed with Paradigm as a music agent in their Beverly Hills office. Mr. Roman's focus at Paradigm will be developing to create crossover opportunities for Paradigm music clients in all ancillary areas including film, TV, gaming and websites. Additionally, Mr. Roman will work with Paradigm’s clients in other divisions to identify and create music-related opportunities.
Mr. Roman has significant experience in such crossovers, having developed soundtracks with virtually every label, film studio and television company over the last 25 years. Some of the soundtracks he's been involved with include Dirty Dancing, Cocktail, Soul Food, Almost Famous, Eight Seconds, Fast & Furious to Hairspray, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, In The Heights, Eat Pray Love and countless others. Joel has negotiated deals for soundtracks whose honors include Academy Awards (Hustle and Flow), Grammys (Juno) and Golden Globes (Cars, James Bond).
Mr. Roman has worked with artists in virtually every format and built deals such as Sheryl Crow, Jack White & Alicia Keys to create themes for “James Bond” films and worked with a variety of artists such as Babyface, Ludacris, Little Richard, Soulja Boy to produce live action and animated projects. Other artists Roman has worked with on film and television projects include include Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Three Six Mafia, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Annie Lennox and Wynonna Judd.
Beyond traditional soundtrack development, Mr. Roman has also worked to develop film and television crossover projects for artists such as Wyclef Jean, Crystal Method, Mike Patton, The Chemical Brothers, Richie Sambora, Mike McCready and Billy Corgan to composing for film and television.
Mr. Roman started off at CAA in 1984 and after a stint at Triad, he joined William Morris, where he spent 21 years and created the agency's Soundtrack/Crossover Dept. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers