Next Tuesday, 21 January will see the eagerly anticipated return of the The Actors Centre's fundraising event Agent-a-thon.
Agent-a-thon will give actors a fantastic opportunity to spend 10 minutes, one-on-one, with some of the UK's leading agents from theatre, TV and film who have generously donated their time and expertise for free to help YOU! This is your chance to get individual feedback and tailored advice about what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong whilst at the same time raising money for your Actors Centre.
If you want to gain feedback from agents who have worked on, and with the likes of, BBC, Amazon, Netflix, HBO, RSC, and major West End productions, this is your perfect opportunity.
- Suzann Wade (Suzann Wade Agency)
- Tom Norcliffe (StevensonWithers)
- Kimberley Donovan (The Artists Partnership)
- Alexandra McClean (McClean Williams)
- Jackie Williamson (Williamson & Holmes)
- Linda Edwards (CBL Management)
- Samantha How (Simon & How Associates)
- Brian Parsonage-Kelly (Brood Management)
Please Note: When booking onto an Agent-a-thon session, the advice you receive from that particular agent is subjective and does not necesarily represent the views of The Actors Centre.
Each session donation price is £20 for members and £25 for non-members to spend 10 not-to-be-missed minutes discussing all things industry and your place in it.
Each of the eight agents listed below have 11 time slots available during their two-hour session. Simply find the agent(s) with whom you want to book a session, and select the time(s). Members of The Actors Centre, please note that bookings for this event are through Line-Up as opposed to your login for this website, so simply follow the instructions when booking below.
Please be aware that direct approaches to the Agents involved is not appropriate before the event and if this happens it may result in cancellation of your participation.
Tickets to this event are non-refundable and latecomers will not be admitted. Please arrive in time for your slot as this event will sell out and there will not be an opportunity to take another slot.
10am - 12pm
Suzann Wade (Suzann Wade Agency)
Suzann Wade has been a theatrical agent for 16 years, and opened her own agency in March 2006. Suzann continues to oversee the agency though also personally managers some clients including Laurentiu Possa (Killing Eve, The Game, Sherlock Holmes) who recently filmed with co-star Cristin Milioti in Modern Love for Amazon and attended the red carpet for the NY premiere; Jerry Kwarteng who will start filming as lead in 5 episodes of the Chill Zone for Netflix; Amr El-Bayoumi in Captain Phillips and Fifth Estate; and Benedict Cumberbatch who has relocated to NY permanently. The agency has had clients in lead roles in musical theatre such as West Side Story and Thriller Live in the West End as well as representing involved in VO for James Bond; BBC radio dramas; Trailfinders commercial; Raindance; Stan and Ollie; Star Wars: Rogue One Revisited and much more. The agency covers all areas of acting and is excited to also be active in covering gaming and virtual reality.
Tom Norcliffe (StevensonWithers)
Tom Norcliffe studied film at NYU, then moved back in London to direct TVCs for a number of years before retraining in Youth Justice. He then worked as an ISSP officer at Hammersmith and Fulham YOT. Following this, Tom went on to become an agent for a MandP models before going solo. He Joined StevensonWithers last year and now looks after Charlie Heaton from Stranger Things and XMen: New Mutants and Natacha Karam from The Brave and 911: Lone Star amongst others.
Kimberley Donovan (The Artists Partnership)
12pm - 2pm
Alexandra McClean (McLean-Williams)
Alexandra McLean-Williams formed McLean-Williams Limited in 2002. Prior to founding McLean-Williams Limited, Alexandra was a highly influential Public Relations Consultant in the entertainment industry, looking after numerous celebrities' personal press and publicity needs for high profile West End theatre productions, television shows and events. Alexandra also worked on the launch of two entertainment magazines one for the highly successful Time Out Group and the other for the Internationally renowned Express Newspapers, before taking on the challenge of the launch of Classic FM, the first commercial classical radio station in the UK, which was, and still is, a huge success. Alexandra’s success has enabled her to use her connections and influence to help a number of prestigious and worthy charities by linking them with the right celebrities, providing the charity the huge exposure needed for creating high profile and rewarding fundraising opportunities. This is a service that she still provides to her chosen charities. By maintaining a select client list, McLean-Williams Limited has formed a close working relationship with those it represents, along with a personal management service to that of respected manager/agent. Alexandra’s hard work and dedication has won her acclaim and respect from producers, directors and casting directors in all fields of the industry. Alexandra’s experience in media gives her superb negotiating and people skills.
Jackie Williamson (Williamson & Holmes)
Jackie has been working as an agent since 1997. She started Williamson & Holmes in 2005. W&H, based in the West End, represents actors in Film, TV & Theatre and Jackie's team includes Hugo Harold-Harrison, Charlotte Watts, Carolyn Floyd and assistant Sophie Goodall. Please see whlondon.co.uk for more info.
2pm - 4pm
Linda Edwards (CBL Management)
Linda along with her colleagues Beth Eden (Casting Director) whose recent productions include: The Last Ship which is currently touring the USA with Sting, Annie UK Tour, The BodyGuard (International and UK Tours and London) and Claire Carpenter, founded and created CBL Management in 2008. We are an agency and management team for clients in Theatre TV Film and Musical Theatre.
Please check out our website for more information, we would like you to know a little about us before you book a place! Beth Eden will also be in attendance.
Samantha How (Simon & How Associates)
Sam began her career in talent management in 2001, working with some of the country’s leading talent agencies, before co-founding Simon & How in 2007. As well as overseeing and directing the continued growth and development of the company, Sam is proud to represent an exclusive list of film, TV and stage actors and is especially passionate about discovering, nurturing and establishing the careers of raw and diverse talent.
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