Paradigm Talent Agency may be located in the former Beverly Hills campus of MCA, where legendary entertainment moguls like Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman once walked tall, but the powerhouse agency's chairman/CEO Sam Gores, 59, isn't about looking back at the ghosts of yesteryear. Rather, he says, "I'm always focused on what I need to get done that day, that week, that year … Those things are staring me in the face."

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