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  Peter Hunt - Head of Casting, Lime Pictures

 

 

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Peter Hunt - Head of Casting for Lime Pictures UK

 

FINDING DIVERSE ON-SCREEN TALENT  

Are you looking for on-screen talent to front your documentary? Or perhaps you need credible industry experts to feature as talking heads in your TV programme? 
Here you’ll find a list of recognised talent agencies and organisations who represent a wide range of diverse presenters, experts and actors. 

PRESENTERS:

John Noel Management
Insanity 
ROAR Global 
Arlington Enterprises 
MC Saatchi Merlin 
James Grant 
Curtis Brown
KBJ Management  
Money Management 
Red 24 Management
Wise Buddah 
Independent Talent Management 
Talent 4 Media 
British Blacklist 
Think Bigger 


EXPERTS:

BBC BAME Expert Voices 

The BAME Expert Voices talent database comprises of 105 industry experts specifically from BAME backgrounds, who were professionally media-trained by the BBC Academy in both TV & Radio studios in preparation of them making their debut in broadcasting. 

BBC Expert Women

The BBC Expert Women events originated as a collaboration between the BBC Academy and Broadcast magazine in response to the magazine’s campaign to highlight and address a proven lack of on-screen female experts. Over the course, the women were professionally media-trained by the BBC Academy in both TV & Radio studios in preparation of them making their debut in broadcasting.

The Leonard Cheshire Disability Organisation

The Leonard Cheshire Disability Organisation helps disabled people get a career in mainstream media; to broaden the positive influence that people with a disability have in deciding how their lives and circumstances are portrayed in the media. Leonard Cheshire Disability also have access to a number of spokespeople who can discuss topics including; social care, inaccessible transport, disability discrimination, access to goods and services, access to work, voluntary sector issues, social exclusion and legislation. To discuss potential spokespeople please email: theresa.hart@leonardcheshire.org  or call Theresa directly on: 020 3242 0290


ACTORS:

Abnormally Funny People

 Abnormally Funny People is a monthly podcast discussing all things disability with a splash of comedy. Each month we welcome guests from diverse backgrounds who have a connection to disability - they might be in entertainment, journalists, disability advocates, writers and more. We also have regular guests call in with latest tech and accessibility news along with news from the USA. If you’re looking for talented actors and comedians, please contact us at info@abnormallyfunnypeople.com to discuss an opportunity. 

DADA Fest 

DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool which is also a cutting edge Disability and Deaf Arts Agency. DaDaFest also delivers the annual International Festival between November and December and it provides opportunities for disabled and d/Deaf people to the arts. If you are looking for actors or would like to speak to DaDafest about an opportunity please email -  info@dadafest.co.uk or call 0151 707 1733 

Disability Arts Online 

DAO is a portal into the world of disability arts and a hub that connects people in a vibrant creative community. DAO nurture and showcase talent, provide information and create opportunities for disabled artists through innovative partnerships. This is a comprehensive directory of deaf and disability-related artists who identify with the disability arts community. The portal allows you to contact an individual directly to discuss an opportunity.

Monologue Slam/ The Triforce Creative Network

Monologue Slam is an industry talent showcase for actors ran by the TriForce Creative Network, which was originally built and grown on a strong ethos of inclusivity not exclusivity, to open the doors to the industry to people from all walks of life, as well as providing a trusted and viable avenue for the industry to discover diverse talent. The actors’ showcases are a brilliant way to access new, diverse talent in person. Alternatively, you can email minnie@thetcn.com to advertise the opportunity within your company.  

VisABLE People 

VisABLE People is a talent agency which provides professional on-screen opportunities for actors, presenters and models with disabilities. To advertise an opportunity, you will need to register directly via the website or call the bookings number on: 01386 555 170