CP Artist Management is one of Australia’s leading theatrical agencies. Our strong reputation both at home and abroad is built upon our fine eye for untapped talent, our success in developing creative careers and our long standing working relationships with our clients and the broader industry. Our approach is considered yet determined, focused yet visionary and above all, collaborative.

In 2023 Catherine Poulton Management became CP Artist Management, following the move to bring long-term agents Cameron Hooper and Tania Patti on board as Shareholders, with Catherine Poulton remaining Director. Since its establishment in 2002, the company has seen exceptional growth for over 20+ years. Representing a diverse client list, the agency has Artists working in Australia and internationally in feature film, television, voice over, digital content and on stage. CPM understands the unique strengths, talents and aspirations of each client, ensuring they are represented most effectively to achieve their long term goals.

About Us

Catherine Poulton has worked in representation and casting in both Australia and the UK since the early 1990s. She established CPM in 2002 and has shepherded the careers of a number of Australia’s most recognisable performers. Catherine has forged strong ties with the US and UK industries with many clients working in the international market. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and is President of the Australian Drama Agents’ Association. She has been a member of Wage Inspectorate Victoria’s Child Employment Industry Working Party since its establishment almost two decades ago and is a Mental Health First Aider with The Arts Wellbeing Collective.

Cameron Hooper graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management. Prior to CPM, Cameron worked in casting on a number of film and television projects including Wentworth (Foxtel), Offspring (Network Ten), Romper Stomper (Stan), The Cry (ABC) & The inBESTigators (ABC/Netflix). Cameron has a strong musical background as a pianist as well as experience working with world class musicians at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Cameron is also a member of the Australian Drama Agents’ Association (ADAA). Cameron has also completed postgraduate study in Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne, Law School.

Having studied in Australia, Canada and Europe, Tania Patti has a BA (Hons) majoring in Cinema Studies and Literature, and completed graduate studies in Public Relations. Tania spent five years working for a talent agency in London, where she was promoted to Junior Agent before commencing her role with CPM in 2010. She also has experience producing live theatre with First Nations and LGBTQIA+ communities, touring these shows around the world, and working across festivals of all sorts, including film, music, comedy and other arts.  Alongside her work as an Agent with CPM, Tania also manages publicity commitments and opportunities for our clients.  She is also a member of the Australian Drama Agents’ Association (ADAA).

After graduating with BA Hons First-Class in Drama, Theatre, and Performance at the University of Sussex (UK) Sasha Danswan went straight into drama teaching for Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (Sussex). While teaching she wrote, produced, and performed her first solo performance art piece titled ACE: An Exploration of Asexuality, Misogyny, Heteronormativity, & Intimacy. Through this process, and other creative endeavours, Sasha discovered a preference for working in support of Actors.


Legal Information

Booking Terms & Conditions

The Performer engages CP Artist Management to be their agent representative and CP Artist Management has the Performer’s authority to enter into contracts with any and all Stakeholders (An Advertising Agency, Production house, Theatre Company, Film Studio, etc) on their behalf. CP Artist Management is not the employer of the Artist. The terms of this relationship are outlined in the CP Artist Management Agency Agreement which states: “You acknowledge that CP Artist Management is acting in the capacity of agent only, and this Agreement does not constitute a contract of employment, joint venture or partnership. CP Artist Management will not be responsible for payment of any taxes, insurance or superannuation contributions on your behalf.”

The MEAA outlines the Performer and Agent relationship which does not include that of employer/employee:

Performers may be hired by a Stakeholder as either contractors or employees as defined by the ATO: If the definition meets that of employer, the Stakeholder is responsible for any PAYG and Superannuation obligations as outlined by the ATO and the Superannuation Guarantee Administration Act.

A contract is created between the Stakeholder and Performer once a booking is confirmed with the Agency, either verbally or in writing. The Agency may invoice on behalf of the Performer via their ABN if they have been hired as a Contractor, or via their Tax File Number, if they have been hired as an Employee and a Tax Declaration Form has been supplied. Funds will be paid into the Agency’s Trust account on behalf of the Performer. Invoices terms are 14 days. If Superannuation is owing, the Performer’s Super Fund and Fund Number will be supplied, along with a Super Choice Form completed by the Performer. The CP Artist Management Agency Agreement states that “CP Artist Management is authorised to collect and accept payments on your behalf in respect of any Work procured on your behalf and you authorise CP Artist Management to deduct CP Artist Management”s commission prior to disbursing the balance of monies to you.”

Privacy Policy

CP Artist Management is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used, and we will make every effort to ensure that our activities keep within the spirit of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that by visiting and using this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Child Safety Policy

This policy was written to demonstrate the strong commitment of the management and staff to child safety and to provide an outline of the policies and practices we have developed to keep everyone safe from any harm, including abuse.

Commitment to child safety

All children who come to CP Artist Management have a right to feel and be safe. The welfare of the children will always be our first priority and we have a zero tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe.

Children’s right to safety and participation

CP Artist Management staff encourage children to express their views. We listen to their suggestions especially on matters that directly affect them. We actively encourage all children who use our services to ‘have a say’ about things that are important to them.

We listen to and act on any concerns children, or their parents, raise with us.

Valuing diversity

We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices. To achieve this we:

  • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children and their families
  • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families
  • Welcome children with a disability and their families and act to promote their participation
  • Seek appropriate staff from diverse cultural backgrounds

Recruiting staff and volunteers

CP Artist Management seeks to attract and retain the best staff. We provide support and supervision so people feel valued, respected and fairly treated. We have developed a Code of Conduct to provide guidance to our staff.

Reporting a child safety concern of complaint

Catherine Poulton has been appointed as Child Safety Person with specific responsibility for responding to any complaints made by staff, parents or children.

Risk Management

We recognise the importance of risk management approach to minimising the potential for child abuse or harm to occur and use this information in our policy, procedures and activity planning. In addition to general occupational health and safety risks, we proactively manage risks of abuse to our children.

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