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Favor Talents is a management for a hand-picked group of European based storytellers with a focus on acting or directing. We as owners are black, queer or women and value an inclusive roster. We confront underrepresentation, misappropriation and abuse of power in our film, television and theater industry.

We offer the people we represent total business support as well as professional support and we coach those with exceptional talent to a higher level. We believe building close and long term personal relationships is necessary to nurture and guide careers with care. Together we search for new creative ways of finding work within the industry, by using our network, marketing, promotion and collaborating with agents all over the globe.

We are a member of the N.A.A. (The Dutch Agency Association), the DAFF (Dutch Academy for Film) and the EFA (European Film Academy).

Benny Stroet - talent manager & partner

benny@favortalents.com
+31 615 16 36 16

After studying Communication and Media & Culture at the Amsterdam University, Benny studied at the Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) and graduated as a filmproducer. During his study he worked together with Gwen at Oi Mundo Casting Agency. He started his own film production company Favor Films in 2010 and was praised as one of the “Creative Marketing Talents of the Year” in 2012. In 2013 he founded Favor Talents when he saw the challenge in a fresh approach of management for actors.

Connie Pingen - talent manager & partner

connie@favortalents.com
+31 612 14 10 45

In 2004 Connie completed her study Journalism and lived in Italy for a year to study the Italian language. After coming back to The Netherlands she studied at the Netherlands Film Academy (NFA), like Benny, and graduated as a filmproducer in 2009. Since 2007 she worked as a producer on various television dramas and feature films. Eventually she started working as an agent at Montecatini Management in 2012. In May 2017 she became the third partner of Favor Talents Management.

Erna Wolschrijn - finance

erna@favortalents.com
+31 615 16 36 16

Erna started working together with Favor Talents as a bookkeeper in 2015. She has her own company that is specialised in taxes and finance. Since 2019 she is part of Favor Talents as part-time financial director.

Gwen Maduro - talent manager & partner

gwen@favortalents.com
+31 653 4269 72

Gwen completed her study in 2001 at the school for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre in Amsterdam. She played in various film-, television- and theatre plays and produced, created and performed in shows of her own artists collective for over 5 years. In 2009 she started her career as a casting director at Oi Mundo Casting Agency and casted many films, television series and commercials until 2015, when she became a partner of Favor Talents.

Luciaan Groenier - junior talent manager

luciaan@favortalents.com
+31 651 4266 26

In 2012 Luciaan started a Bachelor Degree in Theatre, Cinema Literature & Italian at Antwerp University. His love for cinema and Italy brought him in the Italian film circuit, where he worked as a festival producer and eventually co-created a short film festival for young filmmakers. Here Luciaan found his passion for talent development. In 2017, back in Antwerp, he gained a MSc in Cultural Management. In 2020 Luciaan joined Favor Talents, where he’s focussing mainly on the Next Generation Poule.