The UK's Linda Seifert of London-based agency Seifert Dench Associates is setting up her own independent management company, Linda Seifert Management.

Joining Seifert in the new venture are former Seifert Dench Associates agents Edward Hughes and Craig Smith plus more than forty writers, directors and producers from Seifert's client roster.

Linda Seifert started her own agency in 1972, and built up her business bringing in Elizabeth Dench and Michelle Arnold to evolve into Seifert Dench Associates, the London-based agency representing film and television writers, directors and below-the-line technicians. Clients of Linda Seifert include screenwriter Stephen Volk whose latest movie Octane starring Madeleine Stowe is currently in post-production and director John Henderson whose $20m movie The Water Giant starring Bruce Greenwood is currently in post production,

Also represented are Michael J. Bassett whose upcoming feature Deathwatch stars Jamie Bell in his first role since Billy Elliott, and Sandy Johnson whose debut feature Poor Things will star Helena Bonham-Carter, Jim Broadbent and Robert Carlyle.