BT BUFF 2017: Meet The Agents: Kim Vithana, Shakyra Dowling, Sandra Thompson-Quartey and Nina Lee
Event on 2017-09-12 13:30:00
Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe BEM hosts a conference with the UK's top Casting, Writing, and Talent Agents for budding and active actors, writers, directors and commercial models to meet face to face and connect. Q&A followed by 2hrs of speed networking. This one-off opportunity to have 4 agents in 1 room should not be missed. You're advised to bring your portfolio, showreel and head shots. KIM VITHANA Actress and Writer, Kim has acted in television serials Family Pride, Specials and Firm Friends when the filmmaker Gurinder Chadha took her inBhaji on the Beach to play the role of Ginder, a girl of Punjabi origin in England. The film brought her much recognition. She has worked mainly in television production. Among other roles, she is known for playing Rosie Sattar in the television series Holby City from 2003 to 2005 and besides Doctor Bannerjee in Coronation Street, Yvonne in Always and Everyone. She has also been in Casualty, EastEnders, Cracker, Love Hurts, Dangerfield and North Square.She has also worked on the Silver Street radio programme on the BBC Asian Network. SANDRA THOMPSON-QUARTEY Sandra is the Managing Director & Agent at The Avenue Literary & Talent Management, which she founded in February 2015. She represents both writers and actors. The agency is the sister company to Writers Avenue Theatre Company, which Sandra has produced over 20 new writing events for, with writers currently under commission for full productions. Sandra woks in the style of a personal manager, nurturing writers at the early stages of their career, helping them understand the industry, build solid relationships with established production companies and build up their CV. She also represents talented actors, many who can be seen working in the West End (Donmar Theatre, Old Vic, National Theatre), television (BBC, ITV, Channel 4) and film (Warner Brothers, Scott Free Productions). SHAKYRA DOWLING Working from her offices in London, Shakyra casts international films and television. She was recently honoured with two nominations in the UK CDA Casting Awards 2017 in both the Feature Film and Short Film categories. Shakyra entered the entertainment industry over two decades ago as an actress. She went on to found her own successful theatre production company, working with new writers. Shakyra then worked for a well known West End theatre producer, assisting on casting several shows; she naturally branched out as an independent Casting Director. NINA LEE Nina Lee Management offers close personal representation, ensuring that each client’s individual aims and goals for their career path, no matter what area of the industry they work in, are nurtured with the highest regard. The success and reputation of Nina Lee is built upon the success and reputation of the clients she has worked with throughout her 18 years in the industry. This event also includes an encore screening of 'The Few (UK) – (directed by Sam Bradford, Phil Thomas, Jamie Wanstall and Ryan Ward-Miller). SYNOPSIS: When a disillusioned uni-grad and a jaded army vet discover they have super-human abilities, and begin to use their powers for evil acts, a young rogue detective decides to go on the hunt for a new super-human, who may or may not be sympathetic to his cause. Running time: 25 minutes For the benefit and well-being of all of our guests we have enhanced security protocols for all BT Tower events where tickets can be generally purchased or applied for. In applying for tickets to this event you are agreeing to provide your full name, DOB, email address and home postcode). This information will not be used for any marketing related activity and will be securely destroyed after the event. All BUFF events are non-refundable. Photo I.D upon entry to the venue is mandatory.
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