Acting Agencies In North East England

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Talent Agencies In Leeds And Yorkshire

Agency Oakroyd

  • Located in Skipton (BD23 1NF)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Present seven hundred actors, extras and supporting professions
  • Presenters, actors and actresses, artistes available for walk-on 2/3 roles, supporting artistes and registered chaperones

Arena Entertainment (UK) Ltd

  • Located in Leeds (LS7 4NY)
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Provide a wide range of presenters, singers, musicians and entertainers for live events

Carl Gresham Group

  • Located in Bradford (BD1 4QN)
  • Listed as an agency in Spotlight Contacts
  • But no agency website or social media presence in May 2019

Direct Personal Management

  • Located in Leeds (LS9 8AH)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established in 1985 as an actors’ co-operative
  • Represent actors from North of England, London and Wales
  • Everyone must help the co-operative run the Leeds office two days a month, without pay or travel expenses – bear this in mind if you live some distance away
  • Theatre, film, television,radio, puppetry, voice-over, video & corporate projects; no supporting artist work
  • The ‘How To Apply’ page states clearly which gaps in the roster they hope to fill – this increases your chances of being taken on
  • You must be already registered with Spotlight before applying
  • The ‘how to apply’ page has a comprehensive form you must complete – so don’t apply in any other way

D K Expresssions

  • Located in Sheffield (S7 2QN)
  • Listed in Spotlight Contacts
  • No website or social media presence May 2019

Ellite Management

  • Located in Wakefield (WF1 4EB)
  • Listed on Spotlight contacts – but no evidence of agency on website
  • ElliTe Studios is a dance and performing arts college

Face Model And Casting Management Agency

  • Located in Leeds (LS11 8BN)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established by  model Victoria Cockroft 
  • Models, actors, presenters, extras
  • Models must be 5’6” – 5’11” for women and 5’10” – 6’2” for men
  • Busy Twitter feed @FaceModelAgency
  • Apply by following the instructions on the ‘become a talent’ page

Grand Talent Agency

  • Located in Gainsborough (DN21 1DY)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established 2015 by Tracey
  • Twitter feed @grand_talent is kept private
  • To apply, use the contact form or email provided on the website

IPM: Imperial Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Leeds (LS3 1JA)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Company incorporated May 2007 by Katie and Stewart Ross
  • Represents adult and child actors for commercial, film and television productions
  • Also run Casting Suite Hire services and production company Rossi Pictures
  • Podcast ‘Inside the Industry’ available on iTunes and Google Play
  • Associated with IPM Acting Academy
  • To apply, click ‘Other’ in the menu, then ‘IPM Opportunities’ in the subheadings, and follow the ‘join IPM’ instructions

NFD Productions Ltd – Northern Film & Drama

  • Located in Leeds (LS25 5AR)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Company incorporated September 2003 by Connew family as video production company
  • Now running part time acting school Northern Film & Drama, with attached agency
  • The agency represents actors, children & young performers who have attended their classes
  • For speaking roles only, not an extras agency

Northern Lights Management Ltd

  • Located in Halifax (HX3 5AX)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Run by agents Maureen Magee and Angie Cowton 
  • Not many actors are taken on
  • Apply ONLY by post
  • Send a letter explaining your reason to apply and details of what you’re appearing in, your CV and photo, and a DVD of your screen work if you have one
  • For the return of items enclose an SAE of size and postage to allow this 
  • An SAE means you get a reply, otherwise not

Northern Talent Ltd

  • Located in Bingley, BD16 4ND
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Twitter feed @North_Talent
  • Established by experienced performer Rachael Delaney
  • Also runs weekly drama classes for children aged 7+ and adults 19+
  • Over nine hundred professional artistes on its books – supporting artistes, models, child actors, chaperones and a handful of actors and presenters

North of Watford

  • Located in Hebden Bridge (HX7 7BY)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Co-operative established more than 30 years ago
  • Only professionally trained or actors with credits accepted 
  • Check the Apply page – they list specific gaps in the roster they want to fill
  • Apply ONLY by post with 10″ x 8″ headshot, full CV and covering letter
  • At audition you will be asked to perform a short piece and an unaccompanied song or second contrasting piece, plus a sight read and informal chat.

Otto Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Sheffield (S2 4DU)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Actors co-operative established 1985, now run by John Langford Otto
  • No mention of applications on the website
  • Active Facebook page

Redwood Talent

  • Located in Leeds (LS2 8AJ0
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Very small roster of actors
  • Advice about applications on the Submissions and Contact us page conflicted

Regency Agency

  • Located in Pudsey, Leeds (LS28 5LE)
  • Spotlight registered agency 
  • A small modelling company in the 1960s was developed over 40 years by Beverly Coles into a successful extras agency; transferred to Janet Tiller in 2015
  • Actors (with profiles linked to Spotlight), walk ons and supporting artists
  • DBS certificate required
  • Active Twitter feed @regency_agency

Talent North

  • Was located in Garforth (LS25 1AG0
  • On Spotlight Contacts list
  • No website or social media presence found May 2019

YAFTA Talent Agency

  • Located in Leeds (LS3 1JL)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established 2013
  • Associated with the Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting 
  • Represent actors from around the UK, but children must be studying with YAFTA
  • feature films, short films, music videos, TV drama, soaps, commercials and corporate work
  • Three divisions – adults, actors with disability, and children

Talent Agencies In Newcastle, Tyneside & Teesside

Janet Plater Management

  • Located in Newcastle (NE1 1LF)
  • Spotlight registered
  • Represents about 60 adult actors
  • Separate JMP Extras division for supporting artistes
  • Only adult actors and extras
  • A great FAQ page on the website
  • Applications taken year round
  • Include your link to Spotlight or CV

DJW Talent 

  • Based in Teesside (TS5 7DY)
  • Spotlight registered
  • Associated with the DJW School of Acting
  • Represents adults and children

LCM Management

  • Based In Redcar, Cleveland (TS10 1JU)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established by performer Liam Mellor
  • Applications by email, attach a photo and CV
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