Sam Brown – Managing Director
Sam Brown knows what it takes to be a success in the challenging world of entertainment because she’s been there herself. Unlike many people in the talent development industry, Sam has a background in acting and presenting and has been there herself and know what its like being in the room and what it takes to be successful. How to handle every aspect of being an actor as well as a cutting edge detail and skill for casting. Sam says “Casting is an art form, we have a matter of seconds to create characters, understand the vision of mass market for commercials and also Casting directors brief” “ It is our jobs as an agents to suggest the correct actors for the right role to meet and fulfill the casting directors vision”.
Her education at Corona Theatre School from the age of nine has given her a depth of understanding of the sector which few people can match. Sam has appeared as an actor in many internationally acclaimed productions including Harry Potter, and The Bill as well as in Sport sectors, enjoying ten years in radio and in commentary for Millwall FC. Sam has experience of the commercial sector, and even appeared in an Utterly Butterly Commercial , Sam has hosted many charity events, and is fully qualified Lamda Teacher, her connections are academic as well as industry based. Sam says ‘I don’t agree with agencies who handle clients as commodities. Instead, I take a ‘hands-on’ approach and makes a personal commitment to your success. With BAM, we mentor you personally, one to one, and assist with scripts and direction. As agents we put our personal input into the mix. With adults we’ve got the knowledge to develop your skills to get it right when it comes to theatre, play-writing and knowing what roles are best for you – the character which will bring out the best for your career. We focus in on your best qualities. Sam also trained at Corona and the Brit School.
Emily Love – Senior Agent
Emily joined Brown and Mills in 2012 as a junior casting assistant. Straight out of drama school, Emily’s love for film, theatre and books, and a hunger to work in a fast paced industry saw her quickly secure leading roles for Brown and Mills clients. Emily shadowed MD. Sam Brown and quickly made her mark in the industry as a reputable Agent. Emily is a full time senior agent and is on hand to help both clients and casting directors with their briefs.
Emily is a massive Harry Potter fan and would love to be a Hufflepuff.
Olivia Rose – Head of BAM KIDZ
Olivia heads up Brown and Mills children’s agency known as Bam Kidz. Olivia works directly with casting directors and parents to ensure all children are given the best opportunities within the industry. Guiding both parents and children through every step of the casting process to deliver the good news of successful jobs and ensuring they always have someone to talk to.
Olivia is well traveled , an excellent communicator and driven, she is fully qualified in childcare and development and has a valid safeguarding certificate. Olivia started work for Brown and Mills in 2015 after being headhunted and offered the role to head up our exciting BAM KIDZ Division.
Joan Brown – Senior Agent – Head Of Recruitment
Joan has over 40 years experience within the TV and Film industry and has seen many changes over the years. Joan knows talent and her eye for detail coupled with her expertise to understand what is required to make it this business , makes Joan invaluable and a major cog in the Brown and Mills team.
Joan’s knowledge and experience ensures Browns and Mills recruits and equips the best calibre of candidates and welcomes them to the BAM family.