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Agent’s Assistant – Actors/Comedy Department

Posted January 9th 2023

United Agents Ltd (UA) is one of London’s leading talent agencies encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre and comedy.

We are looking for a full time Assistant to join a Senior Agent’s office within the Actors/Comedy Department. You will be an integral member of the team supporting an experienced, senior agent and associate who represent comedy writer-performers, comedians, actors and writers.

This is a very busy office looking after some high-profile talent which will require that you have excellent organisational skills, be a good multi-tasker, have a strong eye for detail and provide exceptional client care. This role will also require you to provide full PA support for the Agent.


– Providing full administrative support to the agent, the associate and the office as a whole

– Handling a very high volume of emails and calls, both from clients and external industry eg casting directors, producers, commissioners etc.

– Going to see clients in comedy, theatre, screenings

– Keeping abreast of exciting new talent by attending comedy nights, and various other performances

– Processing contracts, issuing invoices and keeping track of money

– Speaking with Clients, Casting Directors, Producers on a daily basis.

– Script and book reading

– Organising auditions / meetings / client tapings

– Client submissions via Spotlight and on email

– Building client material, putting together showreels

– Ensuring client CVs are up to date

– Diary management for the office, the agent, associate and the clients - which is often complicated in nature across many different time zones.

– Booking and arranging international and domestic travel for the agent, associate and sometimes for clients

– Liaising with US agents and managers on clients with US representation

– Supporting clients in-person, as well as identifying potential new talent, at events and festivals, such as the Edinburgh Fringe in the month August

– Attending comedy previews

– Working alongside Live Producer on live comedy clients

Qualities and Skills:

– Having a good overview of clients work and where they are in the UK and US entertainment industries

– Immersing yourself in the comedy industry and being aware of the important people

– A real passion for and enjoyment of comedy, film, television, and theatre

– Being able to work well with other members of the department and team

– Strong capability to multitask

– Be able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and be able to prioritise accordingly.

– Trustworthy and accurate as you will be dealing with highly confidential material and client information

– Outstanding communication skills - you really cannot share too much information in our office

– Very strong attention to detail and organisational skills

– Can-do attitude

– Good sense of humour

– Calm under pressure

– Intuitive – eg knowing when to just offer a cuppa!

– Good listener

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 13th January 2023

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