Our management style is personal, boutique and hands on.
Director and Head of Talent Claire Savage (was McLennan) oversees all client services including recruitment, brand & image, social media, styling and marketing. Claire works directly with our clients across all their media contracts that include; merchandising, print, digital, TV, Radio, corporate and Theatre. Over the past 15 years she has worked locally and internationally in commercial advertising as a talent producer, project managed PR campaigns and managed the career strategies of 25 + high profile TV and Radio hosts.
Claire has also a proven track record as a talent scout and has nurtured newcomers to radio, tv and the acting scene to become established performers. Claire brings relationships that she has established over the years with local and international media networks, production companies, casting directors, producers, program directors and executive producers to the benefit of our talent.
MD and Talent Manager Cathy Baker has clocked up a 30 year mainstream media career. Her credits include journalist, publicist, casting director, television program writer, and producer. She has worked across a wide range of genres on all networks including news and current affairs, lifestyle, variety, drama, documentary and game shows. Her experience transverses all platforms; commercial and subscription broadcasting, local and international production, radio and on-line content.
As a Talent Manager, Casting Director and Production Executive, Cathy has drawn on her professional media journey to identify, nurture and place talent in wide ranging genres and launch careers. Cathy brings a 360 view of the industry and proven track record of sourcing and managing contracts across all media -publishing, radio, TV , merchandising, commercial and digital. Like her business partner Claire.
Cathy is also passionate about the next generation of talented people and coined the term “Friend of your Career”.
Together they offer newcomers and aspiring talent a forum to access informal advice and support.
James Grierson’s solid reputation across Australia’s media, arts and entertainment industries has come from his 20 years plus, managing high profile and established artists as well as developing newcomers careers with advice and sourcing opportunities. As a respected and dedicated manager James has represented credited talent locally and internationally. He has used his industry know-how and relationships to discover, develop and launch the careers of aspiring actors, writers and performers.
James graduated with an Economics and Accountancy degree from the Australian National University in 1991. He decided the corporate world wasn’t for him and immediately commenced managing and promoting bands in Queensland and then Melbourne from 1995. After completing a graduate diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University he commenced work in the Melbourne Office of an International Management Company where he oversaw the career development of numerous actors, performers and presenters in the Australian film, TV and theatrical industries. He has extensive relationships with producers, casting directors, TV networks and theatre companies in Australia and continues to grow through his role at CMC Talent as head of the acting and performing division.