Freeman cracks Code as partner


Veteran lit agent Rich Freeman has joined Code Entertainment's management division, coming aboard as a partner alongside Rick Berg and Larry Kennar.

Freeman, who exited Paradigm late last year, is bringing with him clients David Auburn, David Hubbard and Jay Wolpert.

Freeman has 12 years of agenting under his belt, starting his career at Writers and Artists Agency in 1996. He was head of the literary department when Paradigm acquired the company in August 2004.

Code is a production and management company with such clients as Jose Rivera ("The Motorcycle Diaries") and Ken Kwapis ("He's Just Not That Into You"). With a $40 million revolving equity fund, it also finances and produces movies including last year's John Dahl comedy "You Kill Me," with Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni. (partialdiff)