TALENT AGENCY - Key Persons


Andy Walmsley

Job Titles:
  • Consultant
  • Entertainments Consultant Las Vegas
Emmy Award winning Andy Walmsley grew up in show business, the great grandson of a very famous British comedian, the grandson of a concert pianist, son of a famous comedian and a specialty act mother. Andy spent the first 25 years of his career as one of the worlds most renowned Set Designers creating spectacular designs for Multiple Broadway and West End Musicals. Andy is production designer on some of the most successful TV shows in History including: Who wants to be a Millionaire, The Biggest Loser, America's got Talent, So you think you can Dance and most famously American Idol for which he gained multiple Emmy nominations and a win for most outstanding production design. Many of Andy's designs have been reproduced identically all over the world making him the single most prolific set designer in history. Upon moving to Las Vegas Andy decided his passion is not only designing shows but Producing them. With 30 years experience in Entertainment production encompassing Musical theater, Ballet, Opera, Circus, Variety, TV, Ice shows, Cruise ships, Las Vegas entertainment Andy is extremely versed in the creation of first class entertainment. Andy's first Producing roll came in the form of 'LOL with the Scintas' at the Las Vegas Hilton, a Music/Comedy show featuring the famous Scintas family. His work was seen in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire Andy has designed more Las Vegas shows than any other designer

Daryl Smith

Job Titles:
  • Marketing Manager
  • Music & New Media
Daryl has been consulting for the Music Industry since 1994. His vast experience in all aspects of the creative and business process has been utilised by artists, bands, retail outlets, record labels and concert promoters. Happy in the recording studio or on the road overseeing all areas of production, including but not limited to: marketing, technical requirements, hospitality, travel and event co-ordination. Daryl specialises in helping music businesses with New Media and is expert with all new technologies. He has overseen the delivery of digital content for many artists working on a consultative basis for the record labels. He has a Graphic Design Agency with offices in the UK and Canada. Concentrating on re-issuing classic albums, he ensures that the artwork is sympathetic to the original releases whilst standing out in an already cluttered market. He is happy working with all genres of music. Daryl has also just completed a complete revamp of the TROJAN catalogue for Universal Music - 11 releases, 440 tracks of historical Reggae, all repackaged with national advertising and in store campaigns. Daryl is the marketing manager of the largest independent alternative music festival "REBELLION FESTIVALS" and develops close relationships with sponsors, advertisers and the press. His rare balance of creative skills and business experience is a valuable addition to the Talent Agency giving clients a ‘one stop shop' for all things Music related.

Ian Bloom

Job Titles:
  • Head
  • Legal Advisor London
  • Publisher and Writer
Ian Bloom is a publisher and writer turned solicitor. He has been amedia lawyer since the 1970's and has acted for dozens of tv and filmproduction companies for over 30 years. Ian's clients have included several well-known writers, presenters andperformers. He has advised them on a variety of legal issues - be theycontractual, personal or whether to sue the News of the World (and others) for libel or breach of privacy. Ian is also the head of his law firm's corporate department. That means when he is not representing media personalities, he buys and sells companies.

Jon Roseman

Job Titles:
  • Creative Executive
Jon Roseman has been in the television business for over 35 years. Described by the Daily Mail's Richard Kay as British TV's 'uber agent' he has been responsible for the careers of ANNE DIAMOND, NATASHA KAPLINSKY, KATE GARRAWAY, the late JILL DANDO and CAROL VORDERMAN amongst many, many others. While often described as an agent his role has been mainly that of a manager. Career guidance which can often mean making some tough choices. It's not about the money its about career longevity. With the tabloids press and the internet lurking around every corner Roseman has had to deal on innumerable occasions with damage limitation for some major names over the years. This can only be achieved with excellent relations with the media which he has enjoyed for countless years. As a producer and director he worked in the music video business from its inception. Working as a producer on QUEEN'S Bohemian Rhapsody to directing videos for BOB DYLAN, THE ROLLING STONES and producing and directing more than a dozen EURYTHMIC videos. In all he has worked on over 250 clips. He has excellent contacts in the US mainly as a result of running his own company in Los Angeles. He had the first music clip show on American television, 'Juke Box'. He has won many awards including the New York and Chicago film festivals.

Marc Jacobson

Job Titles:
  • Legal Advisor New York
Marc Jacobson is an internationally-renowned media & entertainment lawyer, business executive and lecturer with broad experience in the media, entertainment and technology industries. Marc's law firm offers new and existing clients guidance in the creation, development, financing, distribution, and exploitation of film, television, music, publishing, and theatrical properties through traditional means as well as mobile and Internet platforms. As a senior executive at Prodigy Communications Corp. in the late 1990's, Marc was a principal drafter of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and testified at WIPO on the same topic. After Prodigy, he served as a senior executive at two publicly traded Internet companies. He is the Founding Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. Since 2005, Marc has been listed as one of the top 25-30 transactional entertainment lawyers in New York City in Chambers USA. Since 2008 he's been listed as a "Super Lawyer."

MICHAEL JOHN SMITH

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Mike Smith - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive
Mike Smith's long career in the television and management business has encompassed artists as diverse as SPIKE MILLIGAN, THE ROLLING STONES and JOHN CLEESE. He cut his teeth as Programme Manager for DAVID FROST in the 70's and running a vast department of some 400 production personnel for London Weekend Television before departing full time for the music business - A & R at Decca then General Manager at GTO. He was responsible for co-ordinating the careers of, amongst many others, RICK WAKEMAN, BILLY OCEAN, BRUCE FOXTON, ADAM & THE ANTs, LINDA LUSARDI and HAZEL O'CONNOR…he even brought the SMURFS to the UK !! Since setting up his own companies, he has been involved in either the management or production of over 700 theatrical shows at all the main venues in the UK. His work has taken him all over the world producing/managing artists or shows as far apart as China, South Africa, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and USA Wherever he's travelled he's picked up awards whether it was the Gold Prize at the Tokyo Music Festival or the Art Designers and Directors Award for TV Series LONDON BRIDGE This merely reflects the incredible diversity of the man who launched the likes of BILLY OCEAN in America, who discovered ADAM & The ANTS and BOBBY DAVRO. Mike has also found the time for the many charities he supports including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Prostate Cancer and MacMillans producing and directing many charity shows throughout Europe and Great Britain including the Royal Albert Hall. He is Chairman of Oxshott Royals Senior FC and has been Non-Exec Director at Kingstonian FC and at League 2 Aldershot Town. He's probably one of the finest managers and producers of his generation.

Nick Smith

Job Titles:
  • Sports Consultant
Nick is a Sport & Business Graduate from Loughborough University who founded UK All Sports in 2009. UK All Sports is a Sports Coaching Agency that focuses on finding work for qualified coaches throughout the UK. Coaches registered with UK All Sports range from Level 1 qualified to National Coaches and International Athletes. UK All Sports have 11 Sports Ambassadors across 8 Sports that between them include; Olympic, European, Commonwealth and World Medallists, a Grand Slam winner & Davis Cup Coach, a Light-Heavyweight Champion of the World, National Coaches, a World Cup Finalist and English & British Champions. Nick has worked closely with high profile sport stars including, TRACEY HALLAM - double Olympian and Commonwealth Badminton gold medallist, NICK ECKERSLEY - double Olympic Judo bronze medallist, JEREMY BATES - former Davis Cup coach and captain and NATHAN CLEVERLY - unbeaten Light Heavyweight champion of the world. Nick's work with UK All Sports ensures that he has extensive knowledge of the industry and a great network of contacts from grassroots to the highest level. Experience in the management of professional and amateur athletes and securing events, one to one coaching and/or advising organisations on all matters sport and fitness related, opens up an area of expertise that provides a unique value to The Talent Agency.

Sally James

Job Titles:
  • Creative Consultant
Sally James will need no introduction from the generation brought up on TISWAS. TISWAS was recently voted the 20th most popular ITV show of all time. Though a massive success in the late 70's and 80's she is still getting fan mail today!! She started out as an actress appearing in nearly every major soap or long running drama series of the 70' and 80's and even found time to make a half dozen movies. Then London Weekend Television hired Sally for a Saturday morning children's show, Saturday Scene - a show that revolutionised children's Saturday mornings - before joining one CHRIS TARRANT in Birmingham! . Today her media career includes guesting on shows like Ready Steady Cook and Bargain Hunt and presenting her own breakfast radio show for Southern Counties. Sally also hosts Business Affairs for Brooklands Radio. In tandem with her broadcasting career she has been running her own hugely successful clothing and design company, Unismart, for many years. Sally brings her huge experience of the media and her successful business acumen to the company.

Thomas G Kuhn

Thomas G Kuhn has had vast experience in the entertainment industry as studio executive (Warner Bros. TV), network television executive (NBC), corporate executive (RCA Video), and independent producer. He has produced television movies, series and mini-series, as well as Home Video projects, and Theatrical Feature Films. Perhaps Mr Kuhn's main claim to fame was when he was Vice President in Charge of Production for Warner Bros. TV and supervised the series Kung Fu. Bruce Lee was desperate for the part and gave an unauthorised audition for Tom in his office, the famous fist managing to stop a fraction of an inch from Tom's chin. He has worked with some of Hollywood's most iconic directors and stars including Robert Altman, Jean- Luc Godard, Nicholas Roeg, Bruce Beresford and Ken Russell. Stars included Diane Keaton,