Sara Putt team

Based at Shepperton Studios Sara Putt Associates is the leading independent UK agency for film and television heads of department.

Providing personal management and representation within feature films, TV drama and documentaries for over 25 years. Alongside the Agency, the Diary Service provides diary management and production knowledge for crew.

Keen on nurturing new talent, in 2011 Sara Putt Associates launched the ‘Trainee & Assistants Scheme’ providing opportunities to those at the start of their careers.

We collaborate with film and television agents in the US and work alongside literary agency ‘Sayle Screen’.

Sara Putt

Sara Putt established the Agency in 1989 and has been working as Managing Director and Agent here ever since. As well as the day job, Sara has produced several award winning short film including ‘Tattoo’ which was BAFTA nominated in 2002.  Sara is a BAFTA Trustee & sits on the main board.  In addition to this Sara is Deputy Chair of the TV Committee & Chair of the Learning and New Talent Committee.

Kate Watson

Kate Watson has worked with Sara for over 20 years helping to build up the Agency.  She represents clients in both film & TV drama and has built up a steady list of great people; representing a number of departments including; 1st ADs, Editors, Costume Designers, Sound Recordists, Hair & Make-up Designers & Stunt Co-Ordinators.

Harriet Donington

Harriet joined Sara Putt Associates in 2010 to set up the now thriving VFX & SFX department.  Starting her VFX career at Cinesite in 1996 she quickly worked her way up the ranks to Bidding Producer helping to secure global film and TV contracts.  Harriet has worked ‘client side’ in various producing / coordinator roles for Sony, Warner Bros and Hallmark.  She has also worked as an in-house VFX Producer and Business Development Producer at various UK facilities. This combined experience and her many contacts within the industry provides a perfect framework for her to support and develop new and established talent.

Laurily Adams

After graduating university Laurily worked within the video research department at ITV, followed by a stint with a touring theatre company.

While working as a junior booker at London based model agencies ‘Rage’ & ‘Ugly’, she became interested in being a talent agent.

With agenting in mind, in 2009 Laurily joined Sara & Kate at Sara Putt Associates as an Office Assistant.  She is now one of the Agents here, representing Heads of Department and Technicians.

Nicola Lees

Nicola Lees has worked in television in London and NYC for more than twenty years. Nicola runs the Sara Putt Associates Trainee and Foundation Schemes, providing outreach and new talent development for new entrants working in craft and technical roles. Prior to joining us, she worked in Development at the BBC and ran the WFTV Mentoring Scheme for mid-career women.

Brenda Coxon

Brenda joined the Sara Putt team in 2012, after working for many years on productions such as; The Harry Potter’s, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, V for Vendetta and The Borrowers through companies including Cinesite and MagicCamera.

With her background in Production Accounting, Brenda now heads up the Accounts Department and is responsible for all the client invoices and payments.

Kelly Spearman

Kelly is the Office Manager at Sara Putt Associates, and Sara’s Assistant. She ensures the smooth day to day running of the office.

Kelly started her career a runner, working on productions such as; James Bond, Die Another Day at Pinewood, and Kenneth Branagh’s Shackleton at Shepperton.  Kelly then spent a number of years working for ARRI as part of their admin team, subsequently gaining experience within the field of ARRI Lighting kit.  From there she moved to another camera company called Visual Impact where she worked in sales.

Morgana Sneddon

The newest member of The Sara Putt team. Morgana’s focus is on representing talent from underrepresented groups

She was previously part of the BFI Inclusion team where she specialised in Skills and Inclusion below the line. Whilst at the BFI she worked with the Film Fund Team and external Producers supporting established talent behind the camera. Along with the BFI Film Academy she supported new talent that were part of the Future Skills Trainee Programme/Lucasfilm partnership, helping alumni find work and navigate the freelance world.