Founded in 1980, Independent Management Ltd is one of the oldest and most successful co-operative agencies representing professional actors.
What's a co-op?
Co-operative agencies are not-for profit organisations run by their members, that channel all profits back into the agency. Taking guidance from Equity and the CPMA (Co-operative Personal Management Association www.cpma.coop/), we ensure that all negotiations are in the best interests of our members, while maintaining excellent relations with employers.
Who's Laura Caso?
IML employs a full-time Consultant Agent, thanks to whom we provide continuity for casting directors, directors and producers, ensuring effective communication with all industry professionals. In this, we like to think of ourselves as a 'hybrid' agency, taking from the best of both co-operative and sole agents alike.
Laura comes from a performing background. She first trained in contemporary dance before discovering the passion for Musical Theatre that led her to train at The MTA. Whilst at MTA Laura was curious about being ‘on the other side of the table’ and ventured into the world of casting.
Laura has successfully cast productions at The Edinburgh Fringe, The Old Red Lion, Theatre 503 and The Southwark Playhouse, alongside which, she discovered that she had a passion for working with actors.
Leaving a performing career behind her, Laura then interned at an actor’s agency and then went on to work at two other agencies, developing her agenting skills and building relationships.
Laura joined IML as our Consultant Agent in 2019 and is really enjoying working in the unique role of an Agent at a co-op, as well as dipping her toes into casting now and then.