Ian White Management is a vibrant boutique agency representing a select group of actors in Film, Television, Theatre and Musical Theatre, as well as Commercial Advertising. IWM works with an exclusive clientele and an additional emphasis is placed on the personal selection and promotion of individual artists.

Our objective is to provide professional and ethical representation to our artists based upon a policy of open and honest communication and total transparency in all our dealings. We believe that the relationship between artist and agent should be one of mutual trust and respect and that a good agent should also be a professional mentor and adviser.

We take great pride in staying abreast of our artists’ achievements and in watching the development of their skills. All members of the agency audition for us and we regularly attend shows and screenings of our artists’ subsequent work so that we are able to represent each individual effectively.

IWM has established strong ties within the industry and our professional opinion and knowledge of our artists’ skills and abilities is well-regarded by casting directors and producers. Director, Ian White, has over 30 years’ experience in the entertainment industry and has an extensive network of contacts across Australia and overseas. Ian is also a proud member of the Australia Drama Agent’s Association (ADAA).




IWM’s director, Ian White, trained at Melbourne University with a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts (Drama, Music and Photography). He taught at Paisley High School for several years in Melbourne until his passion for the stage took him to Sydney where his career as an actor was established. Ian spent many years performing in Theatre In Education, Stage, Film, Television and Musical Theatre. In 1990, Ian returned to Melbourne and established Centrestage Performing Arts School with his wife Leanne. Over the past 27 years, the school has flourished and expanded to incorporate Centrestage Agency for children, Showfit, a full time musical theatre training program, and of course Ian White Management. Recently, Ian has focused his attentions more specifically on IWM and it's growth within the local and overseas markets, strengthening ties in both the UK and USA. 



SArah Shahinian


Sarah comes to IWM from the New York theatre scene where she worked for 15 years as an actor, director, and dialect coach. She also served as Associate Artistic Director of The Active Theater for many years, with a focus on new play development. Since living in Melbourne, Sarah has created strong relationships with local casting directors and producers as well as mentored many young actors as they begin their careers. She is a graduate of the prestigious New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.