The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Artists’ Meeting

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Creatives’ and Theatre Group Meetings

None currently scheduled.

IDEAS

Members - Please feel free to get in touch with your thoughts on topics and speakers for PMA meetings. If we can, we will!

ABOUT US

We are the leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA is a membership organisation for agents who represent actors, writers and directors. It was set up over 60 years ago with the intention of encouraging good practice among agents by encouraging better communication between agents and better communciation from agents to the industry.

The PMA does not provide advice about finding an agent. If you are looking for an agent you will need to contact individual agencies directly. You may find our list of member agencies useful – available to download at the bottom of this page.

JOIN THE PMA

As a member you will part of a unique network of over
150 agencies in the UK

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Please look at the About Us section to find out more about the PMA and read the benefits of membership below. Ideally applications should be supported by a current PMA member. If this is not possible then references from two, recognised industry colleagues may be considered. When you are ready click APPLY at the end of this page.

THE PMA NETWORK

Communication between PMA members is co-ordinated via email and the PMA website. Advice and current information is always available. You will also have access to a vast resource library in the Members Area which includes current standard agreements.

TALENT

PMA Members divide into two talent groups: Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents. Most PMA work focuses on Film, Television and Theatre.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

PMA meetings generally take place on the second Wednesday of each month. Each month meetings alternate between the Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents. Meetings may be to discuss current industry issues (suggested by members) or they may take the form of Q&As with relevant industry representatives.

INTERESTS

In addition to the main talent groups there are a number of smaller work groups representing a wide range of specific interests and current issues.

APPLICATION

Apply here

DOWNLOADS

As part of the application process you will be asked to provide evidence of a secure client account and to agree to comply with the PMA Code of Conduct. You can down load relevant documents here:

Applying to join the PMA

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Please consider the notes below before completing the application form on the next page.

Eligibility

Application Process

Applications are considered by the PMA Council at quarterly meetings.

You will be notified of decisions as quickly as possible thereafter. If your application is successful we will invoice for your subscription payment. Current fees are listed below.

If you have any queries please email info@thepma.com or call on 0845 602 7191.

Membership Fees

Annual membership fees for 2015 (exc VAT):

£350.00 ffor agencies of less than 10 employees working in film, theatre and TV.

£650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees working in film, theatre and TV.

Membership runs from January – December. If you join mid-year (after June) you will be only be invoiced for half the year.

Please review the highlighted fields below to ensure that you have completed all the required fields and checked the confirmation checkboxes.

If your agency is less than two years old please note previous experience at another agency.
(e.g. mainly artists representation or literary representation)
Please name four current clients and state how long they have been with the agency.
Must be supported by a current PMA member or two recognised industry professionals
This application is supported by the company director/s. I/we have read the pma code of conduct for membership and undertake to carry out *my/our obligations thereunder

Online Application complete

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Next steps ... you will receive a letter to be signed by your bank or accountant confirming you have a client account.

New member applications are reviewed at PMA Council Meetings in April, July and November. You will be contacted soon after.

If you need any further information please contact The PMA at

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Need to fill an admin vacancy?

Sign in to the Members Section and select Post a Vacancy, write your ad, press the send button to post. It will automatically be published in the vacancy list. Please note the PMA does not carry ads for agents.

Ads will automatically delete after 2 weeks. To edit or delete email info@thepma.com

VACANCIES

The Vacancy List: Looking for a start or a next step in an agency?
Current assistant and admin vacancies are posted below.

Hamilton Hodell

General Assistant

– Posted March 3rd 2015

Hamilton Hodell is looking for a general assistant to support an expanding office. This role is an entry level position that would be perfect for a recent graduate, passionate about a career in talent management. The role includes, but is not limited to, fielding calls (excellent phone manner is essential), submitting breakdowns, administration duties and general support. This is a fast paced Agency with high level clients so we are seeking someone with real energy and a desire to learn about the industry from the ground up.

The role requires an outgoing and positive disposition. Computer, excellent communication and organisational skills and attention to detail are imperative. With a knowledge and passion for all things Theatre, TV and Film you will be proactive, personable and happy to start your career as administrative support.

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role to:

Independent Talent Group

Literary Assistant

– Posted February 24th 2015

Literary Assistant vacancy in one of Europe’s leading talent agencies.

We have a vacancy for an assistant working for a literary agent representing film, television, theatre and radio writer and directors.

The position requires excellent administrative and communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and a passionate interest in the drama and comedy industry.

Please email ikenna@indepdendenttalent.com for more details regarding the job description and salary information.

For applications please also send a CV and covering letter to ikenna@independenttalent.com

The Soundcheck Agency

Senior Agency Assistant

– Posted February 19th 2015

The Soundcheck Agency seek an experienced and innovative Senior Assistant Agent to join our flourishing boutique agency working within the umbrella of The Soundcheck Group in our central London office.

www.thesoundcheckgroup.com

This role would be heavily involved in the general running and progression of the agency; promoting actor’s careers; seeking and negotiating new work and building on our already strong industry contacts whilst focusing heavily on work within television and film.

The role would suit an experienced assistant looking for promotion opportunities within 6 to 12 months with a view to building their own client list. The suitable candidate would be assertive, confident and keen to work within an aspiring agency with a fun, relaxed but hard-working team.

Please send CV and cover letter to john@soundcheckentertainment.co.uk or for full job description and details.

BBA Management

EXPERIENCED AGENT’S ASSISTANT

– Posted February 18th 2015

BBA seek an experienced and dedicated Agent’s Assistant to provide full administrative support to our busy West End office.
(promotion opportunities available).

The ideal candidate will be:
* Organised
* Resilient
* Tactful and diplomatic
* Flexible and a team member

Duties will include but not limited to:
* Organising client bookings for auditions
* Handling submissions
* Preparing client files and contracts under supervision
* Meeting and greeting clients into the office
* General telephone and post work
* Updating database
* Provide cover in Agent’s absence
*Personal PA duties for the Director including diary management, booking
travel and social secretarial work

Please send CV and cover letter to office@bba.management with Agent’s Assistant in the subject.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th March 2015

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Actors / Presenters Department

– Posted February 18th 2015

We are currently recruiting a full-time assistant for two of our Agents, one of whom specialises in Presenters and television personalities, the other in Comedy Writer-Performers as well as Actors and Writers. The role will include all aspects of talent management – providing general administrative support, processing contracts, raising invoices together with dealing with clients, broadcasters, producers, promoters, publicists, casting directors and the media. The successful candidate will have experience of working in either talent management, live comedy, theatre or the film and TV industry.
We require an individual with exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of film, television and theatre, a can-do attitude and who is comfortable using MS Office.
Please send CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk
Applications will close Tuesday 24th February.
We do not accept applications or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.

DAA Management

Holiday Temp Cover

– Posted February 12th 2015

We are looking for temps with experience working in talent agencies or similar industries to cover senior agents and assistants on holiday.

Applicants should only apply if their level of experience meets the required standard.

An understanding of programmes such as Spotlight and Agent File is required.

Please send your CV and covering letter to info@daamanagement.co.uk