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Agent-a-thon

Agent-A-Thon 2019

Tuesday 18 June

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What is Agent-A-Thon?

Agent-A-Thon is the Actors Centre's annual fundraising event, and will give you a fantastic opportunity to spend 10 minutes, one-on-one, with some of the UK's leading Agents, representing clients in theatre, TV and film.  These agents have generously donated their time and expertise 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.

We have 12 experienced and successful agents lined up for you.  They come from a range of backgrounds and you can read more about them in their biogs. Each agent has 12 slots available in one of four slots:  10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm or 4pm-6pm.  You can pick a slot on the four seperate booking widgets below!

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Prices:

Non-Members: £25 donation per slot

Members: £20 donation per slot

(Members, you should have received a discount code in our Agent-A-Thon email.  Use the code at the end of the booking process to receive this discounted rate!  If you haven't got the code please call reception and they can get it to you.)

Please note: Payments are made in the form of donations. You will have the opportunity to fill out a Gift Aid Form on your arrival to the centre.

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Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Appointments will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Tickets are non-exchangable and non-refundable.

NB: Agent-a-thon sessions are advisory only and should NOT be considered an audition, or an interview for an agent.

 

10am- 12pm

Samantha How

Rebecca Singer

Jane Lehrer

 

12pm- 2pm

Jessica Lowe

Kimberley Donovan

Michael Ford

Tabitha Porter

 

2pm- 4pm

Hannah Wilkinson

Tabitha Watson

Brian Parsonage Kelly

 

4pm- 6pm

Mari Garzon

Jennifer Withers

 

10am - 12pm 

12pm-2pm

2pm-4pm

4pm-6pm

Futher Info

Jennifer Withers 

(StevensonWithers Associates)

Jennifer is a co-director/agent at StevensonWithers Associates Ltd. The agency was created with Natasha Stevenson with whom she worked closely with for many years at NSM Ltd until deciding to go into partnership together.

StevensonWithers have a strong team of agents covering both the UK and international markets and with a highly talented and diverse client list covering quality work from theatres such as The National, Donmar and The Globe, TV series, radio and feature films.  

 

 

Jane Lehrer

(Jane Lehrer Associates)

Jane has been an agent for 40 years. For the last 36 years she has been the director and owner of Jane Lehrer Associates. The agency represents actors in all areas of the industry including film, television and theatre.

 

Brian Parsonage Kelly

(Brood)

Brian runs Brood, an agency he created in 2003. Brian has always worked in show business, in a variety of roles. This enables Brood to be a comprehensive agency, covering most types of work.

Deliberately small and exclusive, Brood tends to attract multi-skilled actors, who enjoy the family, non-corporate feel. Brian sees himself as open, honest, fair and unpretentious. Mantra - 'It's only entertainment: keep it real'.

 

Tabitha Porter

(Simon & How Associates)

Tabitha trained as a theatre director and worked professionally as a producer prior to becoming an agent. She works at Simon & How Associates representing talent for TV, Film, Theatre and Commercial work. Passionate about championing talent from a diverse range of backgrounds, she believes that talent management is about creating a partnership between actor and agent.

Tabitha is always on the look out for pro-active, gifted actors. She represents both trained and untrained actors with raw talent and the drive to succeed.

 

Rebecca Singer

(Rebecca Singer Management)

Rebecca Singer previously worked at the National Theatre in the Artistic Director’s Office for Sir Peter Hall, Sir Richard Eyre, David Aukin and Howard Davies, before leaving to take up the post of Casting Assistant in the Casting Department at the Royal Shakespeare Company under the Artistic Directorships of first Terry Hands then Adrian Noble.  Whilst with the RSC Rebecca worked on casting sessions with such directors as Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Matthew Warchus, Phyllida Lloyd, Nicholas Hytner, Katie Mitchell, Max Stafford-Clark, David Leveaux and David Thacker.

In 1993 Rebecca joined the Richard Stone Partnership to work with Meg Poole and remained with Meg until her retirement in 2016 when Rebecca set up Rebecca Singer Management. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts and practical advice to help forward an actor’s career at every stage of its progression.

 

Hannah Wilkinson

(Emptage Hallett)

Hannah is an agent at Emptage Hallett, representing actors, writers and casting directors. Originally from Lincoln, she moved to London to study theatre and since graduating has worked for Earache Voices and ARG, before developing her own client list at Emptage Hallett. She’s passionate about discovering talented individuals in unlikely places and making the industry a level playing field for people from all backgrounds.

 

Tabitha Watson

(MGA Management)

Agency Director / Head Agent

Tabitha trained as a Musical Theatre performer with a view always to move into Artist Management. Following a two year career as a professional performer, she returned to Edinburgh to join MGA Management as an Agent’s Assistant in 2012.

In 2017 after working her way up to Head Agent, Tabitha became a Director of MGA Management and continues to manage the growth and development in both their Edinburgh and London offices. Tabitha and her talented team represent professional performers from across the UK and beyond in Theatre, Film and TV. They are always on the look out for new faces and raw talent!

 

Mari Garzon

(BMA ARTISTS)

Mari started working as an agent in 2002 in a small agency in Madrid. A number of years later she moved to Kuranda, one of the biggest talent agencies in Spain, representing actors Such a Penelope Cruz. After 5 years, Mari moved to London and began working at BMA.

Since its inception in 2014, BMA ARTISTS continues to build careers, champion talent and provide actors across all areas of the industry in the UK and internationally. Representing a diverse range of Actors and Artists, including rising talent and young artists, we promote each unique talent with a personal approach in career management.

 

Kimberley Donovan

(The Artists Partnership) 

The Artists Partnership is a leading UK agency representing top British and International talent across all fields including television, film, theatre, voice work, commercials, endorsements and branding. As well as acting talent, we also represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre writers and directors, influencers and experts. We provide a full service environment that is the perfect platform to build long-lasting careers for our clients.

 

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.

 

Jessica Lowe

(Trulowe Talent Management)

Having studied acting and musical theatre from a young age, Jessica went on to become an agent for a leading children's agency representing young performers in all areas of the industry. She quickly realised her passion for nurturing talent and joined established agency Simon & How, working with actors of all ages across TV, Film and Stage. 

Having gained a wide understanding and invaluable experience within the industry Jessica founded Trulowe Talent Management last year, a boutique agency based in London representing a fantastic list of clients from new faces to more established actors. 

 

Michael Ford

(Hatch Talent)

Michael worked at DAA for 10 years before setting up HATCH with business partners Becky Williams and Vic Murray in 2017. He has a list of actors working internationally and is particularly interested in new writing.