John Hollaway

Filmmaker, Talent Agent, and Producer in Orlando, Florida

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John Hollaway is an Orlando, Florida native who started in the entertainment industry as a child and developed the passion for the business he has today. Having worked several years as a bodyguard in the entertainment field, he eventually landed a job as a talent executive for a major modeling agency, inspiring him to build his own talent agency and entertainment company.

After earning a respected name in the industry, he launched a full service talent agency, which was the first agency to be located at Universal Studios Orlando. Some years later taking a shot at returning back to the corporate world, he took a position with Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett owned company. Although having experienced much success, it was not part of his dream and long term plan, so he returned back to entertainment.

John would later be joined with his longtime friend in forming Paradym Group, Inc. , which over the past several years has become a prosperous national talent agency, allowing him to procure one of his passions since the age of 8, being involved in television & film.

His recent accomplishments with Paradym Group, Inc. include an Executive Producer role with his partners on a feature film, “Be Afraid”, a psychological sci-fi thriller, Directed by Drew Gabreksi, starring Brian Krause (Charmed), Jaimi Paige, Louis Herthum (Westworld), and featuring Kevin Grevioux (Underworld Trilogy). The film was awarded "Best Horror Feature 2017" at the NYC Winter Film Fest and acquired international and domestic distribution with Samuel Goldwyn and AMBI Entertainment.

John and his associates are working on several reality and scripted television shows for the major cable networks and Netflix, as well as feature films with their company Reel Productions. He has been on camera for commercials and television shows, as well as behind the camera as a producer. As a graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business, he earned high honors as class Valedictorian, several course director's awards, induction to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and received the schools highest honor, The Advanced Achievement Award.

John is an accomplished athlete who participated in baseball, football, track, martial arts, and excelled in the sport of wrestling, for which he attributes his work ethic and willingness to succeed. He enjoys working out, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with his fiancee, friends, family, and his son.

  • Work
    • Paradym Group
  • Education
    • Full Sail University