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Sara Putt Associates is the leading UK independent agency representing behind the camera technical and production talent, from Producers and Directors through Heads of Department and Crew.  For more than 30 years we have assisted our clients with securing work, building networks and career strategy. We are committed to supporting new and diverse talent through the unique Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme and Foundation.  In 2021 alongside sister agencies Sayle Screen and The Artists Partnership we established The Partnership Group.  Between us we represent above and below the line talent behind and in front of the camera, all with similar values, enabling us to work together to maximise opportunities for all of our clients.

Sara Putt

Sara established Sara Putt Associates in 1989 and has worked here as MD and Agent ever since.  In 2021 The Partnership Group was formed between Sara Putt Associates, Sayle Screen and The Artists Partnership to maximise opportunities for all of their clients.  Sara is Chair of BAFTA where she has been a Trustee since 2014. Sara is also a Trustee of the Film and TV Charity and sits on the Advisory Board of the British Film Commission. She was previously Deputy Chair of Women in Film and Television where she served on the Board for 8 years. Sara has also produced a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated “Tattoo”.

Kate Watson

Kate has worked with Sara for over 25 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 Mixers, Hair & Make-up Designers & Stunt Co-Ordinators.

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. In 2009 Laurily joined Sara & Kate as an office assistant, and is now an established agent, representing experienced Heads of Department as well as technicians.

Nicola Lees

Nicola provides career development workshops for our annual intake of 25 Trainees. She also runs our Foundation Scheme, which talent scouts people who are not eligible for our Trainee Scheme and who may be excluded from other industry schemes due to age, experience etc. Nicola currently has 100+ people working in all grades from entry to HoD, across HETV, film, unscripted and corporate projects.

Nia Hughes

Nia brings with her a wealth of knowledge, having previously worked representing freelance crew members as a London Production Division official at BECTU. With a background in fine arts, and a strong queer identity, Nia will focus on nurturing a diverse portfolio of clients as well as emerging grades within the industry.

Kelly Spearman

Kelly started her career in production, working on feature films out of Pinewood, Shepperton & Leavesden Studios.  She widened her industry experience working for ARRI & Visual Impact before joining Sara Putt Associates in 2017.  Kelly now works as an Agent, overseeing SPA Crew and emerging HODs in addition to working closely with Nicola across the Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme &  Foundation Network.

Melissa Hill

Melissa joined Sara Putt Associates in 2019, first as an office assistant before transferring into client accounts.  She is responsible for the smooth running of client payments and a central member of the team.  In addition to her day job, Melissa ran production accounts on short film ‘To Have and To Hold’ for Warner Media in 2022.  She maintains excellent relationships with her peers, clients & Production Accountants.

Brenda Coxon

Brenda brings with her a wealth of industry experience and provides fantastic back up for Melissa. Her credits include Production Accountant on: – ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘The Borrowers’ as well as a number of the Harry Potter films.

Ellice Read

Ellice is the third generation in her family to work at Shepperton Studios and is a central member of the Sara Putt team.  In addition to being Office Manager, Ellice is Sara’s PA and therefore in charge of wrangling Sara’s diary – which is no mean feat! When Sara is out and about, Ellice is the point of contact for all Sara’s clients.

Kiera Taylor

Kiera joined the Sara Putt team in 2022. She finished school gaining A levels in English, Law & Sociology before going on to work in customer services for a logistics company & then at a local solicitors firm. With a keen eye for detail – she overseas all client paperwork, working closely with accounts to ensure client accounts run smoothly.

Olamide Ajisafe

Olamide works with Sara Putt Associates alongside the Foundation Scheme as an Events Producer, organising social event, Q&As, workshops and more.  She has gained credits as a Director’s Assistant on prestigious HETV projects such as Top Boy & A Thousand Blows.  Olamide continues to work on her own creative projects as a Writer/Director/Performer whilst also working in theatre.  Her theatre work includes: ‘Tribe’ (Young Vic Theatre) ‘Twin Bond’ (Theatre503) and ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ (Hampstead Theatre). She was recently commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre to write her play ‘Mothership’ which is currently in development.

Nikki Fagbemi

Nikki’s career in TV and film started on screen where she played the lead in Russel T Davies’ hit show ‘Banana’ which initially aired on E4 and was later picked up by Netflix. After taking a break from the creative industry in 2019 due to long going health battles, Nikki earned some life experiences under her belt by taking on the finance world where she worked as an analyst before deciding to return to the creative arts. Nikki wrote & starred in ‘Why Me?’ for Unearthed Narratives, a five-part short film series produced by DBK Studios, in partnership with Sky.  Nikki works with Sara Putt Associates alongside the Foundation Scheme in social media and as a Talent Promoter.

Rosie Pitilla

Rosie joins us as the newest member of the team and is responsible for the smooth running of client payments & invoicing. After graduating from the University of Manchester, with a degree in Sociology, Rosie worked for the Civil Service as an administrator, and she is a real whizz with numbers and an excel spreadsheet!  Rosie has a keen interest in TV and Film Finance, and she is an asset to our team.