– DLT invests in London-based talent management company joining Blue Book Artist Management, Gag Reflex, Andrew Roach Talent, and The Galton Agency

 London, 21st April: DLT Entertainment, the award-winning production and distribution company has announced it has made an investment in Hannah Layton Management, as it continues to expand into talent representation.

Founded in 2015, Hannah Layton Management is home to a boutique roster of both emerging and established comedic Writer-Performers.  The company is dedicated to building unique, dynamic and long-term careers by working closely with talent to realise a shared vision of success.

The investment in Hannah Layton Management marks DLT’s continued commitment to comedy, talent representation and production world, supporting the company’s aim to create an internal network of talent, contacts, and ideas. The new stake follows investments made previously in Gag Reflex, MMB Creative, The Galton Agency, Impatient Productions, The Soho Agency, Blue Book Artist Management and Andrew Roach Talent, in addition to the recent appointment of actor’s agent Ellie Cahill-Nicholls from Noel Gay.

Hannah Layton will be based at DLT’s London office in Bedford Square and is delighted to welcome Miranda Stewart as Executive Assistant.

The synergy created by these investments has the potential to continue to create new opportunities for DLT, the agencies and their clients, providing a 360-degree approach to collaborating, sourcing, and developing new projects within the company.

 Hannah Layton Management said: I’m really excited by this partnership with DLT, which supports the next stages of growth and expansion for HLM. It is inspiring to be working alongside creative businesspeople and like-minded agencies, especially after being locked up through the pandemic!”

 Donald Taffner Jr., President of DLT Entertainment, said; “I have known and admired Hannah when she worked at other agencies before starting up her own. Not only is she a fantastic agent, but she shares the same values as our other agencies making her a perfect fit for expansion.”

DLT continues its role as owner and manager of the largest independent theatre in the West End, the Shaftsbury Theatre, where hit musical & Juliet reopened in September to sell out audiences and television production and distribution where it had a record year in program sales resulting from the worldwide COVID production shutdown.

DLT Entertainment:

With headquarters in London and New York, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK where it owns London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and talent representation business with ownership positions in MMB Creative, The Soho Agency, Blue Book Artist Management, Andrew Roach Talent, The Galton Agency, Gag Reflex and Mark Watson’s Impatient Productions.  Expanding its own production activities in the UK, DLT also acquired Vera Productions.

Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. It has enjoyed terrific success in its 58-year history with legendary hits on both sides of the Atlantic including the multiple award-winning and BBC Trust praised sitcom My Family, As Time Goes ByThree’s CompanyToo Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks.  In addition, DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill ShowThe World at War, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood, The Russ Abbot Show, and Michel LeGrand and Friends. Three series of DLT’s non-scripted production – Go 8 Bit – an entertainment gameshow fronted by international comedian Dara O’Briain aired on UK broadcaster Dave. DLT Entertainment launched children’s show Monster Court on CBBC in 2021.

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