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Production and distribution company DLT Entertainment has joined forces with comedy promoter and manager Christian Knowles to launch Blue Book Artist Management agency.

bluebook 6July2019Knowles previously founded CKP in 2001 to specialise in development of comic talent for TV, radio and live events, which was acquired by the InterTalent Rights Group three years ago.

Blue Book Artist Management marks DLT Entertainment’s continued expansion into talent representation within film and TV and complements its existing firm The Galton Agency as well its recently announced investment in two other leading agencies: The Soho Agency and Milburn Browning Associates.

Effective immediately, the new agency will represent such writer/performers as Micky Flanagan, Mark Watson, Hal Cruttenden, Gary Delaney, Justin Moorhouse and Zöe Lyons as well as exciting new comics such as Darren Harriott, Helen Bauer, Eshaan Akbar, Adam Rowe and Stephen Buchanan. Blue Book will manage performers and writers in TV, film, digital, branding, radio and live events.

Blue Book Artist Management will be run by Knowles as managing director and DLT will own a significant stake in the new company, with DLT Entertainment president Donald Taffner, Jr. sitting on the board alongside Knowles. Blue Book Artist Management will operate from DLT Entertainment’s London office.

“After three exciting years at InterTalent we have left to set up a new agency with all our fantastic clients and team,” Knowles remarked. “We’re incredibly excited to be part of Donald Taffner’s award-winning DLT Entertainment Group, working alongside all the other companies from acting and literary agencies to TV production companies in the UK and US.

Donald Taffner Jr., president of DLT Entertainment (pictured), added: “Christian is one of the most prolific comedy agents in the UK, with a reputation that precedes him and an incredible roster of clients. His continually innovative and dynamic vision for promoting comedic talent is unparalleled, and we’re delighted to launch Blue Book Artist Management with him.”