Brood Management – London Based Actors Agency


ABOUT.

In 2018 Brood has celebrated its 15th birthday. Established in 2003, the agency has continually grown to the successful size it is today. We always prioritise our existing clients, whilst ensuring that our eyes will always remain open for new talent.


There are many agents, just as there are many actors. Finding the right representation is a bit like dating. If you are lucky you meet the right person early on. Sometimes, however, it takes a while to get to the right situation.

Like any good agency, our clients have achieved success right across the Industry. In our case, from Hollywood movies to Television, Theatre, large scale, Fringe and site specific, Musical Theatre, UK and other international films, TV commercials here and abroad, Radio and Voiceovers, Modelling, Cruises, Touring, Residencies, Opera, you name it.

An agency’s reputation is built on its clients, so choosing the right clients is crucial. We occasionally sign clients straight out of drama school and always welcome applications from established actors. We will often ask applicants to audition for us before taking the decision to make an offer.

We represent a broad range of clients from many backgrounds, all the drama schools, and some non-drama schools alike. We believe if you have TPF (talent, personality and focus), you could be right for us.

It’s important to remember that show business is a business. If you are thinking of applying to us, we will look at your application in terms of how it is presented and whether we think the Industry needs what you can offer.

Our approach to this Industry is, we hope, down to earth. We care very much about our clients and are proud of their every achievement.

 

Notes;-

Employers. Do feel free to contact us for a confidential conversation about anyone we look after.

Prospective clients. Please look at our “Join Us” page and apply accordingly.


CLIENT NEWS

Riad L Richie is in the 2018 season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Stratford, currently appearing in Tambourlaine and Tartuffe.
Riad L Richie
Adam Elliott recently had a big success at the Fringe with the comedy Vincent Price horror play, House on Haunted Hill.
Adam Elliott
Yves Heck will be appearing at London Film Festival for the launch of the Ralph Fiennes movie, The White Crow, about Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West
Yves Heck
Aimee Keenan is coming to the end of her summer season in the Mediterranean where she has been part of the entertainment team for Live Business.
Aimee Keenan
Ninaz Khodaiji has just completed her tour of the play The March, about the peaceful march to London of the Suffragists after WW1.
Ninaz Khodaiji
Craig White In Ireland, Craig played famous politician Michael Collins, in a site-specific performance at the gaol.
Craig White

JOIN.

At Brood we look for TPF

'Talent … Personality … Focus'.


JOIN BROOD

We often receive calls from prospective clients, asking “if our books are open”. It is our view that an agent should always have their “books”, and eyes (!), open for new talent, so in that respect our “books” are always “open”.

What are we open to?

We welcome applications from working professionals, at any stage of their career.  You can be anything from a fairly recent graduate, with not much on your CV, to an established actor with wonderful credits. Sorry, but we do not represent beginners, though, or anyone still in education.

Most applicants come to us either because they have recently left their previous agency or because they are thinking of changing agents.

Many agents know each other personally, but we appreciate the sensitivity of enquiring about new representation, so whether we know your current agent or not, any information you give us will remain in the strictest confidence, and you do not need to feel compromised by approaching us.

'I’m not getting auditions with my current agent,' is something we hear quite often. We know all too well how hard it is for an agent to get their clients seen for jobs, so our first recommendation, before blaming this on your agent, is for you to look critically at your own Spotlight page. Would you employ you, and why? If your photos and showreel are not excellent, why would someone be interested in you? Is there enough on your CV and do you have enough interesting specialisms, for you to be marketable? This is a very competitive business and you should always try and have wow factor in your materials. Bear in mind we've seen almost everything already. Being just OK is not good enough. We want to say 'wow', when we look at an application.

Sadly, there are some “types”, that the Industry just doesn’t require. We won’t take you on, if we don't think we could do any better than your previous agent. The prime reason to change agents is if you are sure you will get more work with different representation.

The agreement between an actor and their agent is, in our view, a lot to do with chemistry and trust. We are in this for the long-term with anyone we take on, so only apply to us if you're ready for a serious relationship, because if we 'click', we want it to last between us.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email us at broodapplication@aol.com.

 

Please always email rather than call. Our office is always busy so we would like to read applications properly, rather than have any hurried conversation.

 

WHAT WILL WE BE LOOKING FOR, IF WE MEET YOU?

TPF

Talent, personality and focus, is what is needed.

What does that mean? Of course you need to have talent be a success in our Industry, but many people have talent and they don’t have a personality that will carry them through. You need to be warm and friendly, sociable, upbeat and have the thick skin of a rhino, because through most of your career you are going to face rejection. A personality is also about likeability. Successful people in show business are often very charming. We always respond to artistes with charm and charisma.

Suppose you have talent and personality. What about the F - focus?

Focus means that your career comes first, before everything. This might make you an unreliable family member, or unfocused at your day job, but by always putting your real career first, no matter how inconvenient it is to other people, you may just get that big break that a competitor misses.

If we call you in for a meeting, as well as the TPF, we will be wondering whether we can sell what you offer. Our first meeting is the best chance we have of seeing how you come across to complete strangers, as you might in the audition room. You bring the TPF, we will have a chat about whether you are a good fit for us, and what sort of work we hope we could find for you. A meeting is your chance to ask us any questions. We aren't a scary, high-status agency, so encourage as many questions as you can think of and will answer them as honestly as we can. Of course if you have years of experience in the Industry, you will know your 'product' very well, and you will know what you need from an agent, so we will expect to have an open and frank discussion about what has and has not worked with previous agents to date, and possibly where maybe, we can take you from here.

 

SHALL I APPLY?

Having read and understood all of the above, if you believe that you are suitable for us to consider as a client, please send us a brief email. Include your phone number. Don’t attach anything, and just provide a clickable link to your up-to-date Spotlight page.

If you are not in Spotlight, wait until they accept you, before sending us your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

By Post

49 Greek St,
London
W1D 4EG

By Telephone

(020) 7998 7861

*if calling from outside the UK please dial 44 for the UK then omit the first 0

By Email

office@broodmanagement.com