What exactly is it I do?
It's an eclectic mix but this website will give you a idea of the range of my work for my clients, most of whom have been with me for many years.
I worked for thirteen years as an Actors' Agent at the Mayer & Eden agency, having started with a Degree in English & Drama at The University of Manchester. I followed that with seven years as an Agent at the Clare Vidal-Hall agency working with Directors, Designers & Lighting Designers. In each agency representing a number of Award winning clients (Academy, Emmy, Olivier, Tony, BAFTA) as well as young clients at the start of a blossoming career.
Since then I run my own business working with freelancers in the industry in a wide variety of related areas.
Here's an idea of the range of work:
* I have a couple of clients to whom I offer Personal Management:
Sylvester McCoy as an Actor
Trevor Neal & Simon Hickson as perfomers and as writers; either as a 'Trev & Simon' or individually
* I have other Regular Clients who have a separate agent handling their performance work but use me for the areas their agent doesn't cover. Amongst them Sheila Hancock, Jenny Agutter, Roberta Taylor, Peter Guinness, Philip Glenister, Celia Imrie, and more recently Zoë Wanamaker, Gawn Grainger and Geraldine James. All need entirely different support. That can include anything from fan-mail & charity appearances to running their social media news-feeds for them; from a backlog of paperwork to managing one-off emergency situations like moving house or organising an event. I also offer a Business Management Service to some. You can find out more here.
* Ad Hoc: sometimes a one-off issue arises that my particular skillset and experience can help you with:
helping freelancers to get an accounts' backlog under control, or set up systems when starting out
negotiating and processing contracts for those with a more complex offer but no agent
an Accounts' 'spring-clean'; maybe prepping for retirement, or divorce, or planning to go freelance
updating websites, and cvs or personal statements
I take these on if my schedule allows at the time.
You can also find out more about my work for the John Thaw Foundation, a small charity set up by John before he died which supports underprivileged and disadvantaged children.
Or my work as Producer on the audio-dramas: Strangeness in Space (reaching No6 in the iTunes comedy chart and on the Guardian's 'Podcasts You Need to Hear' list) and The Minister of Chance (which won the Parsec Award in the USA, and was nominated at the BBC Audio Awards). Each series was crowd-funded to a season of six parts, either through established crowd-funding platforms or in-house web stores.
If you've come to this page to browse my Textile Art and Hand-Made Cards (my free time indulgence!) you can find them here.