NEW PRESIDENT TAKES CENTRE STAGE AT THE ENTERTAINMENT AGENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Tarquin Shaw-Young, the Managing Director and Head of Casting for Stagecoach Talent Agency UK has been voted in as the new President of The Entertainment Agents’ Association Ltd, taking over from Neil Tomlinson who had held the post for the maximum two years.
Over the last 19 years Tarquin has been successful in placing his represented artists in every West End show, as well as in films such as Disney’s Beauty and The Beast and Transformer 5 and on TV for Game of Thrones and Sherlock Holmes to name a few. He estimates that he has auditioned well over 50,000 students and his alumni reads like a who’s who with performers including Emma Watson, Jamie Bell and Tuppence Middleton.
Coming from a theatrical family and beginning work as an actor at the age of two and a half, he went on to perform in repertory, in national and international theatre tours and on television before heading up Stagecoach Talent Agency.
“Being a professional agent is a privilege and to be able to provide professional training and high quality work for our young actors at the start of their career is always the biggest reward,” said Tarquin.
He added: “As President of The Entertainment Agents’ Association I am keen to progress the work that Neil has already done working closely with our industry colleagues. Obviously, we are in a real period of change for the industry with the spectre of Brexit ever looming and challenging our performers and productions in both this country and abroad. The Entertainment Agents’ Association is a vital UK network whose strength lies in its unity and knowledge. I am keen to build on our membership base and continue to grow and develop an Association that is based on longevity, experience, knowledge, talent and above all excellence.”
The Entertainment Agents’ Association boasts over 250 Members, who benefit from a professional Code of Practice, advice on contracts, terms of business, free legal advice, being kept up to date on current legislation and taxation, lobbying Government, as well as having access to a team of professional Council Members for advice on a broad range of subjects that cover different areas of the entertainment industry.
The Association is an active member of the Variety and Light Entertainment Council and UK Live Music Group. It also supports FanFair Alliance and their work in taking a stand against profiteering in the secondary ticket market and the Music Venue’s Trust to help protect grass roots venues for musicians.
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