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 in 1980 where his career as an actor was established in the original casts of Cats and Les Miserables. 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 29 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.
ASSISTANT AGENT (stage)
John graduated from Dynamite Dance Studios in 1996 with a Certificate in Performing Arts, then Dance World 301 in 1999 with a Degree in Dance. John’s Musical Theatre career started in 1988 performing in the Sydney production of Nine and continued with Happy Days – The Arena Mega Musical and Guys & Dolls for The Production Company. John performed for two seasons at Australia’s Wonderland in Sydney and in numerous shows for Disney and Warner Bros, and in 1997 he toured Australia with Sesame Street Live. John traveled the world as a dancer/line captain on Princess Cruises premiering shows on several of the fleet’s new builds, working with the choreographers and directors on the shows Dance, DaBeat, What a Swell Party and Boogie Shoes. For the past 7 years John has been working as a lead stylist for a global brands Australian and New Zealand websites and digital channels.
ASSISTANT AGENT (on-camera)
Andy has an extensive background working as a Talent Manager and an Acting coach. After completing his Degree in Film and Tv Acting (New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts) he was approached to move to LA and work in management for Los Angeles based company Arts and Letters Entertainment.
where he moved from Manager to Junior Partner with Veteran LA manager Steven Nash and has worked with clients on some of America’s top and Leading Film and TV networks. Andy provides an innovative and personal approach to management and excels in 1 on 1 communication, coaching, and analysis of branding and self-tape performance. Andy is now leading the Film and Television department of Ian White Management and is excited to dive into the Australian market, expanding his management world under the IWM banner being the bridge between Australia and LA.