DLT Entertainment Boosts Comedy Offering Through Deal With Andrew Roach Talent Agency
LONDON 31st July 2019: Leading talent agency, Andrew Roach Talent, which specialises in the representation of diverse talent, has joined forces with award-winning production and distribution company DLT Entertainment.
Under the new deal DLT Entertainment will make significant investment in the agency and will work with Andrew Roach to expand his business opportunities by creating synergy between the agency’s roster of clients with opportunities across DLT’s business, to develop new and existing scripted and non-scripted projects. In addition, as part of the investment, Donald Taffner, Jr. will have a seat on the board of the agency to provide his professional experience and commercial knowledge. Andrew Roach Talent will operate from the DLT Entertainment offices in London, effective immediately.
Andrew Roach Talent, which was established in 2014 by agent Andrew Roach, represents actors, comedians, presenters and writers who work across film, TV, radio, live, corporate and publishing. The agency specialises in presenting opportunities in the broadcast and entertainment industries to a diverse range of talent, and its roster of clients includes Juliette Burton, Jo Coffey, Rob Deering, Laura Lexx, Jamie MacDonald, Georgie Morrell, Aatif Nawaz, Aaron Simmonds, Richard Stott, Sisters (Mark Jones & Christy White-Spunner) and Lee Ridley, also known as ‘Lost Voice Guy’, who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. 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 Roach said; “I am delighted to have joined forces with DLT Entertainment, and I look forward to working with Donald and the team to continue to drive and develop the careers of our talented and diverse range of clients.”
Donald Taffner Jr. commented; “We’re delighted to welcome Andrew and his fantastic roster of clients to the DLT family. 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. 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.”
The new deal struck by the international prod-co further cements its presence in the UK comedy scene following recent deals with Christian Knowles’ Blue Book Artist Management, The Soho Agency and Milburn Browning Associates. The combined talent represent a breadth of work across television, radio and live touring, and stand-up comedy, theatre and publishing work, and the synergy created by these investments has the potential to create new opportunities for DLT, the agencies, and their clients, by providing a 360 approach to sourcing and developing new projects.
DLT continues its role as owner and manager of the Shaftsbury Theatre where Motown, The Musical just completed its successful three+ years run. The Illusionists, featuring the talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth will run for a strictly limited season this Summer, and it recently announced the launch of the new musical & Juliet with performances beginning at the Theatre in November 2019.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
About DLT Entertainment:
With headquarters in London and New York, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK where it owns London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.
Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Sr., the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. It has enjoyed terrific success in its fifty-six year history with legendary hits on both sides of the Atlantic including the multiple award-winning and BBC Trust praised sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition, DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood, The Russ Abbot Show, Michel LeGrand and Friends, and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.
In 2018 DLT expanded its own production activities in the United Kingdom through the acquisition of Vera Productions whose past productions include Getting On, Million Pound Jewellers, Bremner, Bird, and Fortune, and numerous Dispatches such as President Trump’s Dirty Secrets and Politicians for Hire: Cashing in on Brexit.
DLT is also a significant player in the artist management business with key investments in The Soho Agency, Milburn Browning Associates, Blue Book Artist Management, and The Galton Agency.
The Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where Motown, The Musical just completed its successful three+ years run, The Illusionists, featuring the talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth will run for a strictly limited season this Summer, and new musical & Juliet with performances beginning at the Theatre in November 2019 is owned by DLT.
About Andrew Roach Talent
Andrew started working for the BBC in Scotland in 2000 before moving to London in 2002 where he worked in a number of commercial roles at BBC Worldwide and 2 entertain for 10 years. Andrew was part of the DVD publishing team who had significant success with releases of titles such as The Office, Little Britain, Planet Earth, Dr Who, The Mighty Boosh and The Catherine Tate Show. Laterally at 2 entertain Andrew was the A&R executive for stand-up comedians and worked on the DVD releases from the likes of John Bishop, Mark Watson, Daniel Sloss, Angelos Epithemiou, Jason Byrne and The Pajama Men. He left 2 entertain to work at Lisa Thomas Management before moving to Christian Knowles Productions. Andrew set up Andrew Roach Talent (ART) in 2014.