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DLT Entertainment partners with UK talent agency, plans to develop unscripted projects

Indie producer-distributor DLT Entertainment, headquartered in New York, has struck a deal with UK agency Andrew Roach Talent to develop scripted and unscripted comedic projects. The deal seeks to strengthen the ...
July 31, 2019

Indie producer-distributor DLT Entertainment, headquartered in New York, has struck a deal with UK agency Andrew Roach Talent to develop scripted and unscripted comedic projects.

The deal seeks to strengthen the indie producer-distributor’s presence in the UK comedy scene, and follows DLT’s recent partnerships with Christian Knowles’ Blue Book Artist Management, The Soho Agency and Milburn Browning Associates.

Under the agreement, DLT Entertainment will make a “significant investment” in Andrew Roach Talent. Donald Taffner, Jr will have a seat on the board of the agency, which will operate out of DLT Entertainment’s London offices.

Andrew Roach Talent, established in 2014 by Andrew Roach (pictured), represents actors, comedians, presenters and writers who work across film, TV, radio, live, corporate and publishing. Talent representation in the factual genre include Adam Pearson, the award-winning campaigner, actor and presenter; Will Pike and Samantha Renke who are both presenters and disability rights activists; and The Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist and presenter Briony May.

“Andrew has an incredible range of wonderfully talented and inspirational artists, who are pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo of the ‘norm’ in the entertainment industry, which audiences can’t get enough of,” Taffner Jr. said in a statement. “We are very excited to work with the agency to develop new projects and explore the myriad of opportunities for them in the broadcast and entertainment industries.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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