DLT Entertainment Bolsters Agency Team WIth Appointment Of Ellie Cahill-Nichols
New hire joins the talent management arm of DLT under The Galton Agency
London: 7th October 2021: DLT Entertainment, the award-winning production and distribution company headquartered in New York and London, continues its expansion into talent representation as actor’s agent Ellie Cahill-Nicholls joins the group of agencies which include Andrew Roach Talent, The Galton Agency, Blue Book Artist Management, and Gag Reflex.
Cahill-Nicholls is set to join the London-based team on 1st October 2021, where she’ll represent her own acting clients as well as the company’s eclectic roster of comedy writers and performers and screen writers, ranging from stand-up to sketch.
Joining the DLT group with 10 years’ experience in the talent management industry, Cahill-Nicholls comes from Noel Gay where she was responsible for growing their client base, spotting fresh and upcoming talent, and was the lead agent for a diverse portfolio of actors, comedians, writers, directors, and presenters since 2017. Prior to Noel Gay, she worked at Avalon Management and Dawn Sedgwick Management. Her client credits include a mixture of TV, film and theatre including Dear Evan Hansen (West End), Mary Poppins (West End), The Mousetrap (West End), Call The Midwife (BBC), Trying (Apple TV), Call My Agent (Amazon Prime) Grantchester (ITV), After Life (Netflix), and feature film The King’s Man - the third film in the Kingsman franchise, plus multiple Commercial Campaigns including Hello Fresh, Nescafe, USwitch and Barclays.
Cahill-Nicholls’ appointment marks a continued expansion to DLT Entertainment’s talent division and will tap into The Galton Agency’s remit of working with talented people who want to create interesting and compelling work and will introduce an abundance of fresh upcoming and established talent to the company. Combined with the ownership stake in MMB Creative and The Soho Agency and affiliate companies Andrew Roach Talent, Blue Book Artist Management, and Gag Reflex, DLT continues to provide a 360 approach to collaborating, sourcing, and developing new projects in the world of comedy, podcasting and talent representation, for the benefit of DLT, its agencies, and their clients.
Donald Taffner Jr., President of DLT Entertainment, said: “Ellie’s experience will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to DLT’s group of agents and expand the company into new areas of representation alongside our existing clientele. She is very talented in her field and with her on the team, our overall talent management offering will progress to target a much wider network.”
Ellie Cahill-Nicholls added: “I'm delighted to be joining DLT’s group of agents at this exciting time and look forward to building on the great work already taking place with so many brilliant artists. As the theatre and television industries begin to recover and rejuvenate after the past eighteen months, there is so much to do and so many outstanding people raring to go. It will be a privilege to work alongside them at DLT.”
DLT continues its role as owner and manager of the largest independent theatre in the West End, the Shaftsbury Theatre, where hit musical & Juliet reopened September 24th to sell out audiences.
Lily Hawkins, on behalf of DLT Entertainment: Lily.Hawkins@premiercomms.com | +44 200 7292 5094
Charlie Wainwright, on behalf of DLT: firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 020 7292 7372
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 Theatre and talent representation business with ownership positions in MMB Creative, The Soho Agency, Blue Book Artist Management, Andrew Roach Talent and The Galton Agency.
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. 2020 saw further expansion with an investment in Mark Watson’s Impatient Productions.
2020 saw the creation of a podcasting division with the release of When No One’s Watching featuring Richardson & Matt Willis and recently produced Very Modern Quests starring Alice Levine's for Audible.
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 & Juliet continues its West End run, is owned by DLT.