TOVS Ltd.

One Call Books Them All
Phone Us on +44 (0)207 287 6110

 

About

TOVS was the first television freelance agency of its kind established in 1986 by two ex-ATV (now ITV) TV employees in order to have just one central number for booking freelance personnel. Recognised as the leading freelance staff suppliers, TOVS works with a wide variety of clients in TV and film from preproduction to postproduction. With our friendly staff and our quick responses to client requests we have established a reputation for ourselves as being helpful and efficient as well as being fun. So whether you are an employer or an employee please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you may have.

THE TEAM

Irene

IRENE HANLEY

After working at ATV (now ITV) Irene became aware that it was difficult to crew up freelancers without a one-stop centre to do so. She then co-founded TOVS, which successfully solved this dilemma.

Still very much involved with the day to day running of the business, she works closely with the team to bring together a team that maintains its professionalism without losing its “good sense of humour”! Her Irish lilt and charming wit together with her never ending passion for the business make her the glue that holds us all together.

Did you know...that Irene unknowingly met Dave Grohl on his wedding day in the 90s

Julie

JULIE COLLIER

Julie is the newest member of TOVS and became part on the team in March 2018.

She has a wealth of experience booking freelance crew for single camera dramas and documentaries, OB’s and studio shows over the years for Platypus Films, Visions and Elstree Film & TV Studios.  More recently she has been working in the AV industry for XL Video, PRG and Visual Elements as crew manager sourcing teams for music tours, theatre productions and corporate shows.

Did you know…that Julie once worked on a Whitney Houston concert in La Caruna and the site provided payphones in the production offices so a large bag full of small change was required!

Chris Bentley

CHRIS BENTLEY

Chris has been part of our motley crew since September 2016.

Whilst this is his first foray into the world of the diary service, Chris was not a stranger to us as we were lucky to get to know him as a client via Princess Productions where he was the studio co-ordinator for three years. Prior to that he spent some time in Soho post houses & so brings a wealth of experience & bags of enthusiasm to the role. 

Did you know...we were quite surprised to learn that Chris has NEVER owned a watch! We are pleased to report that this does not affected his ability to issue call times accurately...phew!