We aim to be a forward looking company, with a youthful open attitude, willing to go the extra mile. We care deeply about the actors we represent and for the industry we serve and are proudly South African.
We believe that we have the experience to guide artists to reach their maximum potential.
JANET DU PLESSIS
BA Drama & English (Rhodes) BA Hons Communication (Unisa)
Janet has had the great pleasure of being involved in the performing arts from a little girl. Her mother trained at LAMDA and their home was full of children taking drama class.
As an actress she has worked with acting legends such as Anthony Quinn, Simon Sabela, Rex Garner, Taubie Kushlick, Sean Taylor & Marius Weyers.
In Cape Town Janet learnt a lot as Pieter Toerien's publicist at Theatre on The Bay before she opened APM with Johannesburg agent, Penny Charteris in 1997.
Committed to trying to develop working opportunities for actors in South Africa and being part of an agency that keeps an open flow of information between agent and actor. She is very priviledged to have a exceptional team working at APM and representing some of the best actors and actreses in South Africa.
BA Dram. Hons (University of Stellenbosch) BASM (Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine)
Niki joined PAW in Johannesburg when she was 9 years old and has been involved in the Performing Arts ever since. After completing her Degree, she lived abroad for two years then returned to South Africa to pursue life as an actress.
She was asked to come into APM and help out during the busy season of 2005, and found that she was much better at pushing other actors than pushing herself. She became a member of the company in 2008.
Niki heads up the commercial division of the company, but also gets involved in Film, TV and Theatre.
Diploma in Business Management (Cape Technikon)
Coslyn started her career at Bush Radio; a community radio station, where she developed not only professional skills, but life lessons that one is rarely exposed to in the corporate world.
Thereafter she did a few creative life learning projects; youth exchange programmes in Canada, producing a quirky music video, freelancing at an Extras agency, working at a recording studio in Gardens where she corresponded quite frequently with the ladies at APM. Always loving and wanting to be a part of the entertainment industry’s heartbeat, she found her niche behind the scene.
“I’ve learned that there is a huge importance in the People Behind the Scenes, those that maintain calm in the storm and order in our chaos.”
Sharon has worked in the video and film industry for 18 years.
Sharon had a 2 year break from the industry when she joined her husband in Serbia with her twin boys. At first it was a culture shock, it but turned out to be a really amazing experience. Sharon enjoys interacting and meeting new people.
HELEN LE FRERE
Helen’s working life started out as a receptionist and secretary. Being really good at Math Helen changed course and took her bookkeeping certificate and has been a bookkeeper for the last 25 years.
Helen’s busy working life at APM consists of paying the actors on time, finding all their IRP5’s that have been issued by various debtors for year end and all the SARS returns like VAT, PAYE, UIF and TAX. Managing creditors, overseeing invoices, chasing debtors to pay on time, sorting out lots of queries from actors and doing the payroll for staff.
.As a people person Helen gets a thrill of seeing APM actors on the big and little screen (as well as knowing them personally).It’s a wonderful facet of her life. That’s why she likes being a member of the APM team.
Priscilla was a dedicated Administrative Assistant who held an Electrical Company grounded for 16 years. She paid wages on time, handled all resources coming in and out of the store and most importantly was the company liaison for all functionary tasks.
Priscilla is very active in her church (Community of Faith) in Elsies River, serving on the church council as the treasurer and quarterly newsletter editor.
.She does all the invoicing and all administrative functions at APM.
“Life is quite exciting to me as it has a galore of opportunities and experiences to offer, such as working and knowing some of our most talented, brilliant actors. I strive to be the best colleague, daughter, mother and friend.”