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An Inside Perspective: The Essential Roles Agents, Lawyers, and Managers Play in Film

A cross-section of representatives discuss the myriad of roles and various ways in which they are instrumental in facilitating film from packaging and talent representation, all the way through distribution.

Dimiter Nikolov, Entertainment Attorney
Nick LoPiccolo, Agent & Head of Content, Paradigm Agency
Ross Putman, Producer & Agent, Verve Ventures

Scott Roxborough, Europe Bureau Chief, The Hollywood Reporter


Nov 05 2022


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


  • Ross Putman
    Ross Putman
    Talent Agent & Producer, Verve Ventures

    Ross Putman is part of Verve Ventures, the sales and finance arm of the agency, where he helps build feature films for the independent marketplace. Prior to Verve, Ross produced the Sundance 2020 hit DINNER IN AMERICA, the Tribeca 2019 Audience Award winner PLUS ONE, Independent Spirit Award-nominated comedy STRAIGHT UP, and the 2016 Sundance “Best of NEXT” winner FIRST GIRL I LOVED, among many others.

  • Scott Roxborough
    Scott Roxborough
    European Bureau Chief, The Hollywood Reporter

    Scott Roxborough is the European Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter. He has been reporting on the international film and television industry for more than 20 years. He lives in Germany.

  • Nick LoPiccolo
    Nick LoPiccolo
    Agent & Co-Head of Content, Paradigm Agency

    Nick LoPiccolo co-runs the Content department for Paradigm. LoPiccolo’s clients include Harry Shum Jr., Mike Tyson, Thomas Jane, Hayden Christensen, Janet Jackson, and rising stars Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever), Keith Powers (The Tomorrow War), and Lera Abova (Peacock’s Pitch Perfect); production companies Happy Place, Renegade Entertainment, Abstract Entertainment; and producers/financiers Pasaca Entertainment and Walk Like A Duck Entertainment, among others. In 2016, LoPiccolo was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s prestigious Next Gen list of “35 under 35” people to watch in the entertainment industry. A former two-sport athlete at the University of Delaware, LoPiccolo received his Juris Doctor law degree from Villanova University School of Law, and started his career at Paradigm in 2009.

  • Dimiter Nikolov
    Dimiter Nikolov
    Entertainment Attorney

    A highly strategic and trusted attorney with 15 years of experience directing legal and business affairs for leading entertainment companies. Dimiter consults many of the leading independent companies in the film and TV space. His depth of expertise is in film and television foreign markets, film and television financing. He has a proven track record of ensuring entities proactively and legally evolve to leverage a rapidly changing entertainment landscape.