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'Meet the agents' | Casting Days

  • Town Hall Hotel 8 Patriot Square London, England, E2 9NF United Kingdom (map)

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Sometimes as an actor you can feel like you are on the side lines of the industry; perhaps you are not getting the opportunities or the meetings you want or you just don’t know how to use your time/money effectively.

This event is about helping your get back in the drivers’ seat as an actor. Not only will you leave with a plan of action, but you will also have the opportunity to ask questions that you have always wanted to ask.


6pm-7:30pm: Nicky Raby

Nicky has been an actor for over 25 years, she was an agent for 5 and has written for The Stage, Surviving Actors and is the author of ‘Be ready for your Lucky Break’ She is a qualified life coach and has helped over 700 creatives/freelancers/small businesses/ personal brands to do more of what they love in business and life.

Here’s what Nicky will cover:

– Where are you now… where do you want to be? Creating practical strategies to get you from A-B

– How you can accelerate your acting career without waiting for your agent/casting director… habits/lifestyle/mindset/behaviour/building connections

– How you may be getting in your own way..limiting beliefs, self doubt, not being consistent.

– Getting creative on and offline..there are many routes to success. i.e Nicky’s speaking agent found her on Instagram.

– Practical daily actions you can take to be ready for the next opportunity.

7:30-9pm. Q & A with agents hosted by Nicky Raby. We welcome:

James Davies – Talent Agent – Sainou Talent Agency

James studied journalism at University in Nottingham, and then went to drama school, graduating in 2007. He worked at a radio station in the Middle East, and then became an assistant at a Literary Media Agency in London, representing screenwriters and directors for TV & Film.

James then spent four years as an actors’ agent at another West-End based talent agency, before joining Sainou in 2015 where he is running his own select client list of actors working in TV, film and theatre.

Lara Beach – Agent – Curtis Brown

Lara first worked at Curtis Brown as an intern in the Acting Department in 2005. She then worked at Independent Talent for 3 years. Lara returned to Curtis Brown in 2008 and now represents a list of leading actors in Theatre, Film and Television.


9pm – 10pm – Networking with speakers & other attendees!