Lucas Newland / Founder

The creation of Focus Talent Management following his recent acquisition of Brent Street is providing Lucas Newland with a unique opportunity. With immediate access to the best coaches, mentors and facilities in the country Lucas brings a fresh, dynamic approach to artist management.

Recently, Newland choreographed the hit live disco show “Velvet” featuring Marcia Hines. Other choreography credits include “Absinthe” for Speigalworld at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, winning “Best Show in Vegas” for 4 consecutive years.

After working with Director Wayne Harrison in Vegas, and following his success with “Absinthe”, Newland was called upon again to create critically acclaimed “Vegas Nocturne” Rose.Rabbit.Lie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

In recent years his work has been featured on multiple television commercial campaigns including Master Chef, Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice, Australia’s Got Talent, Next Top Model, Live to Dance, Louis Spence’s “Showbusiness” and the Nescafe TVC featuring Ricky Martin.

Throughout his successful performing career Lucas has moved across Musical Theatre, Corporate Events, Live Television and has a string of acting credits, including Home & Away and All Saints.

Passionate and determined to make a positive impact on Australia’s entertainment industry, Newland is a man on a mission to generate more opportunities for performers.

Samuel McKeown II / Agency Manager & Talent Agent

Samuel hails from the island of Hawaii and now happily calls Australia home.

Samuel is a creative professional with extensive performance, management and administration experience in the entertainment sector. He is a highly experienced performer, in Australia and internationally, on both stage and screen. Samuel has excelled in people management positions in the performance, fashion and entertainment industries. Samuel has a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University Nevada Las Vegas. Having spent the last three years working on the team at Morrissey Management with mentor Mark Morrissey, Samuel is read to build on his strong creativity, vision, and passion for working with performing artists.

Some of his performance highlights have been performing in the legendary Las Vegas shows Siegfried & Roy, Legends in Concert and Jubilee, as well as the feature film The Sapphires. He spent time abroad with singing and dancing roles at Tokyo Disney and on board a number of Princess Cruises. He also has graced the Australian stages performing in GFO’s Bodyguard The Musical, performing with Sydney Showboats, and most recently touring with the legendary group The Wiggles.

As the entertainment industry is ever changing, Samuel’s goal is to propel the agency forward into a full-service agency with elite talent and industry leaders. In this position Samuel will encourage, engage and support the vast array of diverse creatives that encompass the entertainment industry.  

Lucas Newland
Founder

The creation of Focus Talent Management following his recent acquisition of Brent Street is providing Lucas Newland with a unique opportunity. With immediate access to the best coaches, mentors and facilities in the country Lucas brings a fresh, dynamic approach to artist management.

Recently, Newland choreographed the hit live disco show “Velvet” featuring Marcia Hines. Other choreography credits include “Absinthe” for Speigalworld at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, winning “Best Show in Vegas” for 4 consecutive years.

After working with Director Wayne Harrison in Vegas, and following his success with “Absinthe”, Newland was called upon again to create critically acclaimed “Vegas Nocturne” Rose.Rabbit.Lie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

In recent years his work has been featured on multiple television commercial campaigns including Master Chef, Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice, Australia’s Got Talent, Next Top Model, Live to Dance, Louis Spence’s “Showbusiness” and the Nescafe TVC featuring Ricky Martin.

Throughout his successful performing career Lucas has moved across Musical Theatre, Corporate Events, Live Television and has a string of acting credits, including Home & Away and All Saints.

Passionate and determined to make a positive impact on Australia’s entertainment industry, Newland is a man on a mission to generate more opportunities for performers.

Samuel McKeown II
Agency Manager & Talent Agent

Samuel hails from the island of Hawaii and now happily calls Australia home.

Samuel is a creative professional with extensive performance, management and administration experience in the entertainment sector. He is a highly experienced performer, in Australia and internationally, on both stage and screen. Samuel has excelled in people management positions in the performance, fashion and entertainment industries. Samuel has a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University Nevada Las Vegas. Having spent the last three years working on the team at Morrissey Management with mentor Mark Morrissey, Samuel is read to build on his strong creativity, vision, and passion for working with performing artists.

Some of his performance highlights have been performing in the legendary Las Vegas shows Siegfried & Roy, Legends in Concert and Jubilee, as well as the feature film The Sapphires. He spent time abroad with singing and dancing roles at Tokyo Disney and on board a number of Princess Cruises. He also has graced the Australian stages performing in GFO’s Bodyguard The Musical, performing with Sydney Showboats, and most recently touring with the legendary group The Wiggles.

As the entertainment industry is ever changing, Samuel’s goal is to propel the agency forward into a full-service agency with elite talent and industry leaders. In this position Samuel will encourage, engage and support the vast array of diverse creatives that encompass the entertainment industry.