New creators’ division at CPM
Talent management agency CPM has today announced the addition of a new creators’ division (CPM Creators) to the agency’s offerings.
Having already established a strong industry reputation from representing a number of well-known actors and voice artists since its inception in 2002, CPM will extend its services in order to cater for Australian writers and directors.
“Australia has long been recognised as a breeding ground for world-class talented creators, and at CPMC we will drive and cultivate these talents into long-standing successful careers. We are always putting the best interests of our artists first, and as such our creators can expect to have very personal attention to progression in their fields,” CPM Company Director Catherine Poulton said.
“Given I have been in business for well over a decade, and having remarkable success with our acting clients, the timing feels perfect right now. I also feel buoyed by the healthy state of production in Australia at present and the support I have from colleagues and contemporaries.”
“We have been actively working towards this for over six months, carefully planning, researching, and making the right connections. I have however had the idea in mind for the last couple of years, and have been waiting for the right moment and the right collaborator.”
Jane Dixon has been named the Head Agent of the division. She comes from a background of talent management, finance, and TV and digital production. Of her appointment, Poulton said: “Jane and I have previously worked together, so I know our temperaments are well matched and we propel one another forward to work harder and think outside the square on behalf of our clients. It's difficult to find people with the right synergy in business, so my colleagues and I are thrilled to have lured her back to CPM for this role. The CPM team is passionate about working on behalf of clients. Collectively, we are very excited about the expansion of the agency.”
CPM’s current clients (for acting and voice work) include Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Banished, Love Child), Gracie Gilbert (Love Child, Gallipoli), Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls, House Husbands), Thomas Lacey (Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Dance Academy), Angourie Rice (These Final Hours) and Emily Browning (God Help the Girl, Pompeii).
The agency currently open to hear from any writers or directors seeking representation to add to their slate, with Poulton noting: “While we don’t have a set limit to the number of creators we will represent we are cautious to ensure we have the capacity to fully represent each person and so we’ll be selective about whom we take on. Anyone seeking representation is welcome to approach us, we’ll always make time for them.”