I've always loved nurturing artists of all calibre and am passionate about finding fresh, marketable voice talent. With the experience i've notched up over the years, it only made sense that I start an agency, home to a diverse range of collective voices.
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Simone started her career in front of the camera as a child actress and played the part of Janet St Claire in the classic legendary children’s television series Grange Hill by television Producer/Script writer Phil Redmond. Despite her experience in front of the camera and being exposed to behind the scenes and how production operates, It was from that period, she realised that being behind the scenes in production was where her passion lay.
Simone has worked in representation as an agent/producer in the voiceover field for well over a decade at some of the major agencies in the UK & US. She's cast for commercials, radio, theatre and film as well as running a Voiceover agency, covering all aspects of high-profile talent in film & Drama, TV/Entertainment, Comedy, Music and Sport.
Simone joined the YMU Group (previously James Grant/Rabbit), heading up the voiceover division. Previous to stepping into the voiceover industry, she has worked for TV Production and Entertainment companies, including 19 Entertainment (Simon Fuller’s enterprise) now known as XIX Entertainment. She, also worked extensively in production and development for Channel Four and the BBC, ranging from directing documentaries to series producing. She has brought some of the most creative recognisable talent in the industry to the agencies she has worked at and is committed to nurturing new and diverse talent.
Having worked in leading agencies for over 25 years. Simone is versatile and works with various brands and advertising agencies to TV networks, Production house, TV commercials, brand campaigns, radio and cinema. She is collaborative and can assess projects based on their constraints and work out the best way of achieving the requisite production value for both the agency and end client.
My aim is to bring a problem-solving, proactive, and practical hands on approach to talent management.
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Deborah originally trained in sales before she became a publicist in the late 1980s for Lynne Franks PR. From 1993 to 2003, Deborah developed her career in Los Angeles where she worked as a Talent Manager for seven years. Initially working for a small company, she then joined the prestigious John Crosby Management team and worked closely with clients such as Rene Russo, John Hurt, Charlize Theron, James Denton (Desperate Housewives), Orla Brady (BBC’s Mistresses). It was in this role that Deborah met and signed Shia LaBeouf in her first month at John Crosby Management. In 2015 she set up Kismet Gold agency in London and built up her client base of British and international talent.
Deborah prides herself in being straight talking, on building long-term personal relationships with her clients and ensuring they have a collaborative long-term vision and plan for success in accordance with their individual strengths and goals.