Abigail Longstaffe

Abigail Longstaffe

Business development managerLondon, United Kingdom
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Abigail Longstaffe

Abigail Longstaffe

Business development managerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I lead business development teams in the UK and US primarily building strong client relationships and negotiating commercial partnerships. I’m passionate about finding creative strategies to drive the business and not just playing it safe.
Projects
  • Career Surgery for members with Framestore Talent Manager
    Career Surgery for members with Framestore Talent Manager
  • Career Surgery for members with BBC Talent Manager
    Career Surgery for members with BBC Talent Manager
  • Partner with Mad Dog 2020 Casting
    Partner with Mad Dog 2020 CastingCommercial partnership
  • Casting Surgery Sessions
    Casting Surgery SessionsTop Film, TV and Theatre Casting director sessions
  • British Urban Film Festival Partner
    British Urban Film Festival Partner
  • Hospital Club networking events
    Hospital Club networking eventsFormer committee member and monthly events for TV and Casting
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Work history
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    Business Development ManagerThe Mandy Network
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Senior Manager with responsibility for UK and US business development teams. Forming commercial partnerships with a range of companies and organisations. Setting up Business Development teams on the East and West Coast of the United States. Supporting and building relationships with companies and individuals across the Film, Stage and TV industries. Conducting sales and relationship training for teams in the UK and US. Organising and hosting Industry panel events in London and across the UK. Representing the company at expos and ensuring maximum ROI. Giving talks at drama schools, training institutions and events. Project manager on redesign of the website (yet to be released) - working with designers as well as the development and marketing teams.
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    FounderDalton Actors Management
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Representing actors in commercials, film, theatre and TV. Spotting and signing up talent. Building relationships with casting directors, film and stage companies. Negotiating contracts and ensuring the best pay.
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Skills
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Presenting
  • Brand Management
  • Pitching
  • Sales
Education
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    BALeeds University
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    BA English/Sociology - 2:1
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    MAMountview
     - London, United Kingdom
    MA in Classical Acting
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