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 established Sara Putt Associates in 1989 and has worked here as MD and Agent ever since. Currently she is Deputy Chair of BAFTA and also sits on the BAFTA TV Committee together with the Learning, Inclusion and Talent Committee which she chaired from 2014 – 2020. In addition to being a BAFTA Trustee, Sara is also a Trustee of the Film and TV Charity, Deputy Chair of WFTV and sits on the Board of the British Film Commission. Sara has also produced a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated “Tattoo”.
Kate 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 Mixers, Hair & Make-up Designers & Stunt Co-Ordinators.
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 has worked in television in London and NYC for more than twenty years. She runs the Sara Putt Associates Trainee & Foundation Schemes, providing outreach and new talent development for new entrants working in craft and technical roles. Prior to joining us, Nicola worked in Development at the BBC and ran the WFTV Mentoring Scheme for mid-career women.
We’re delighted that Nia has joined the team of agents here at Sara Putt Associates. 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.
Having previously worked as a production runner at Pinewood, Shepperton & Leavesden, Kelly spent some time working for ARRI GB & Visual Impact in Teddington before joining Sara Putt Associates in 2017 as Sara’s PA & the office manager. She now looks after SPA Crew, looking after a varied range of technicians who work across film, TV drama & commercials.
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.