The Talent Scout®
THE EXECUTIVE SEARCH SOLUTION
Confidential global recruitment for the entertainment, advertising and creative industries
Contact us in confidence to discuss your executive staffing needs
ACTORS: We do not keep actors on file – please do not contact us – for representation we recommend you try BTA®
Consult with a Unique Professional
Founded and developed over more than two decades by the entrepreneur, talent agent, legal scholar and multiple award-winning artist, Ryan J-W Smith, MA Law (Dist), The Talent Scout® has helped countless talented professionals to find their way in the entertainment industry.
Ryan J-W Smith, MA Law (Dist)
Ryan J-W Smith, MA Law (Dist), is best know to some as the Founder and Senior Talent Agent at the British Talent Agency®, based in London. BTA® is a well-renown talent agency that represents top talent all over the world, and Smith's skills as an agent have been widely recognised by his clients and the industry in general.
Master of Laws
Smith graduated from law school with a Master’s in Law, awarded with distinction. During the course of his master’s, Smith received many distinctions in examinations. Most notably, in respect of negotiating and advising on employment contracts, he received distinctions in Contract Law; Equity & Trust Law, and EU Law.
Not content with having one master’s degree in law, Ryan is now studying for his second master’s degree in law – an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics. Ryan has been admitted as a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn – a professional association for lawyers. Lincoln’s Inn is the largest inn of the famous Four Inns of Court in London.
Smith is also a festival-winning filmmaker. His films have been shown, selected for, nominated or won their categories at over 25 international film festivals, including Cannes. He has conducted over 60 documentary interviews with leading international figures including Noam Chomsky, Ed Asner and the last known unreleased interviews with both Gore Vidal and Tony Benn.
In 2001, Ryan founded his internationally acclaimed theatre company, Rogue Shakespeare®, which has performed the world premieres of all six of Smith’s award-winning verse plays, across three continents. Further to this, Smith has written over 2,000 Shakespearean sonnets. His first 500 sonnets were published to high-acclaim in 2012.
Smith won the Hollywood Fringe International Award two years running in 2015 & 2016
Excluding film festivals, Smith's industry accolades include: two-time Hollywood Fringe International Award Winner; two-time Encore Producers' Award Winner; Hollywood Fringe Comedy Award Nomination; Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Nomination; Gandhi Foundation Award Recipient; two-time Arts Council England Award Recipient, and countless 4 and 5-star reviews.
Ryan is also a recording artist. His first two albums were originally released with Universal Music.
The Talent Scout®
Our mission is simple: we bring people together in this wonderful industry.
Here’s a small selection of our past industry testimonials:
“Ryan’s work and skills in the entertainment industry are invaluable”
“I have just had the loveliest meeting with your client, I think she is fantastic.”
“Great. Let’s set a meeting for next week.”
“Many thanks… – your client looks interesting… keep them coming…. great service”
“Thank you Ryan, your client does look interesting”
“I would be interested in meeting your client”
“Hello Lovely Ryan, so nice to hear from you. Thanks so much for thinking of us.”
“I am very interested in having a appointment with your client. I do welcome your service so feel free to email me more of your clients when they become available.”
“Thanks for your email. We are interested in seeing an application from your client”
“Hi Ryan. We are interested in meeting with your client. Thanks”
“I would be interested to take an initial meeting with your client”
“Thank you Ryan, I will take a look at your client’s materials”
“Thanks for the email regarding your client – can she meet us?”
“He has already achieved so much, but it is obvious to anyone that meets him that Ryan is destined for greatness.”
“Thank you, I would be interested in meeting with your client”
“I would be happy to set up a meeting with your client… Ryan, thank you very much.”
“Hi Ryan, I would be interested in more info about your client”
“Your client is welcome to contact me by email”
“Ryan, Thanks. I appreciate your recommendations. Please keep them coming! All the best to you!”
“Ryan – Thank you”
“Thank you for your suggestion. You represent a good service to the industry!”
“Dear Ryan – Thank you. I would be happy to chat to your client”
“It was so great to meet you and your client”
“Thank you – please do ask your client to give us a call”
“I loved your client. Would definitely like to work with him.”
“Thank you… Please let your client know that the management team would be happy to meet her when she is in LA”