Copper and Co is a boutique agency that represents creative talent. The company was founded in 2008 by Willemijn Tuip and together with Yfke Koolhaas (who joined in 2015) they work as a talent agent and manager in film, series, online, (music) theater and events. Copper en Co advises and guides in every phase of a career.
Copper en Co loves to connect: talent to producers and customers and creative talent to each other. We believe that when a person finds its unique strength and passion, the work options are unlimited. We help our clients in this search. With years of experience and a wide network, we also help to initiate and produce own projects. We work from the Netherlands but also guide a select group of actors with their ambitions outside the Dutch borders. We always look for the right collaborations, and continue to advise and guide talent abroad. Our ambition is to work with and for talent that has the right work ethic, is creative, positive and loves to operate as a team in finding the right path in the industry.
Copper en Co initiated and produced the event “Let Us Present Dutch Talent”. An initiative to introduce top selection of Dutch actors to relevant casting directors abroad. Copper en Co is also a member of the European Talent Network, Subtitle Talent and European Film Academy.
Willemijn studied public studies at the University of Amsterdam where she later taught social psychology after graduation. Her career in the cultural sector began as a bartender in the Stand Up Comedy Cafe Toomler.
Yfke studied Theater Studies in Amsterdam and Cultural Economics and Cultural Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam, worked at a theater producing company for seven years and became a freelance performing arts producer. She started cooperating with Willemijn at Copper en Co in 2015 and is representing actors, presenters and writers ever since. Yfke is fluent in German.