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Acting Associate

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: office support
  • Type: office-based
  • Contact: Hannah Johnstone
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 03 February 2023
  • Job Ref: BBBH104068

Handle Recruitment are thrilled to be working with a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion company to source a passionate acting associate.

Our client represents a prolific roster of artists from comedians and actors to presents and directors. This role will be supporting a Senior Agent as well as working closely with other acting associates across the department.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Being the first point of call for all incoming casting/advert/voiceover enquiries clients.

  • Suggesting clients in response to Spotlight casting breakdowns and follow up by phone with casting directors to sell in clients.

  • Liaising between clients and casting directors to organise all aspects of client castings including time, date, location, who they are meeting, sending through scripts and role details/commercial breakdowns.

  • If casting is successful, then liaising with client's manager and the casting director to begin negotiating availability and contract terms.

  • Negotiating the deal and contract either with the Casting Director or Production company.

  • Liaising with Management assistants to pass across logistics, invoicing, and contract admin.

  • Regular script reading.

  • Filming self-tapes with clients in the office. Editing them and sending them over to the Casting Director.

  • Monitor and update Spotlight biogs and client entries.

  • Develop relationships with casting directors and producers.

  • Build relationships with advertising agencies who look after adverts and voiceovers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of casting work and working with talent, preferably with comedy talent.

  • Contacts/awareness of who the key people are within the acting/casting world.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Good sales experience and have the confidence to proactively pursue new opportunities.

  • Strong organisational skills with an eye for detail.

  • Capacity to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.

  • Ability to negotiate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about talent and comedy, is organised, and can adapt to a dynamic and constantly changing environment.

If your experience matches the requirements above and you're interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, please apply

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.