About us

Jane Villiers

I joined Sayle Screen in 1995 first as a Partner and now as Managing Director and Agent. As well as the day job I have had experience in producing on two films, the cult horror film My Little Eye and the award winning documentary Young@Heart.

Matthew Bates

I’ve worked at Sayle Screen since the mid-1990’s representing writers and directors working in film, TV and theatre. I also enjoy representing dramatic rights in a wide range of books.

After an English Literature degree I qualified as a lawyer.  An interest in stories and storytellers combined with the rigour of a legal training serves me well as an agent.

I aim to work closely with my clients, helping to nurture newer talent and to support and guide more established writers and directors.  Strong relationships with producers, managers and agents in America mean I can help clients with opportunities outside the UK.

I’m always excited about taking on energetic, distinctive new clients and keep my eyes open for writers and directors with bold, compelling voices.

Kelly Knatchbull

I joined Sayle Screen in 2013, having worked previously in development.

I’m building an exciting client list of writers and directors focusing on emerging talent across theatre, film and TV.

Eva Robinson

I joined Sayle Screen in September 2016 having graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature.

I enjoy supporting the agents and their clients whilst helping to maintain the smooth running of the agency.

Sarah Wolf - Theatre Consultant

Having spent nearly ten years as an actors’ agent, I went on to become Rights Director for Samuel French Ltd. I was able to combine my existing skills with my enduring passion for new writing, seeing and reading hundreds of new plays every year.

I am  currently the Peter Pan Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, where I am overseeing J M Barrie’s legacy to this extraordinary institution.

I am delighted to be able to carry on offering support and advice to established and emerging writers by joining the team at Sayle Screen.

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