The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Artists’ Meeting

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

PMA AGM 2015

Thursday, September 24th from 12.30pm, at Century Soho

IDEAS

Members, your ideas for guest speakers or discussion topics at meetings are always welcome. Please get in touch and if we can make it happen, 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
170 agencies in the UK

APPLICATION

We are not currently taking applications for new members. New application details will be available late summer 2015.

In the meantime please look at the About Us section to find out more about the PMA and read the benefits of membership below. In your application you will be asked to agree to the PMA Code of conduct, a copy of which is available to download at the end of this page. You will also be asked to provide evidence of a client account (see template letter below with downloads). Feel free to contact info@thepma.com if you have any questions.

THE PMA NETWORK ONLINE

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.

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

PMA MEETINGS

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 alternate between the Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents – all members are welcome to attend. Meetings may be to discuss current industry issues (suggested by members) or they may take the form of Q&As with relevant industry representative. In addition to the open meetings there are a number of smaller work groups representing a wide range of specific interests and current issues.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership (exc VAT) is: £350.00 for agencies of less than 10 employees and £650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees. Membership runs from January to December. New members joining after June, will be only be invoiced for half the year.

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 for 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

thank you!

Next steps... To support your online application please provide:

Letters of recommendation from your nominee (s)

A letter from your bank or accountant confirming you have a dedicated client account (template letter can be downloaded here)

Please email all support information to info@thepma.com

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.

United Agents LLP

Temps

– Posted September 3rd 2015

United Agents is currently looking for experienced Temps to work across the company, in particular our Actors Department. The successful candidates will have :

• An excellent working knowledge of film, television and theatre.
• A knowledge of existing Casting Directors, having preferably worked in either an Actors Agency or Casting Director’s office previously.
• Understand the nuances of working directly with Talent. Consequently, we’re actively looking at candidates who have experience of client facing work.
• Be computer literate and technically minded, together with a good knowledge of standard software packages.
• Be able to work quickly and accurately
• Have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team and able to think on their feet.
• An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively.

As many of our permanent members of staff originally started as Temps, we’re keen to develop on-going relationships and would be interested in hearing from those who perhaps are unable to Temp at present but may be interested in doing so in the future.

Please send a short covering email and CV to with TEMPS clearly marked in the subject header jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

We do not accept application or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback

Jane Shepperd, Shepperd-Fox

Senior Assistant

– Posted September 2nd 2015

Senior experienced Assistant position in a thriving Covent Garden based boutique Agency.

A minimum of 2-3 years experience of working in a Theatrical Agency required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills an absolute must along with a superb telephone manner, attention to detail and an ability to work independently as well as part of a close knit team.

Experience of working with technology, social media, website updates, Spotlight and Tagmin required.

Experience of handling offers, negotiations and contracts a distinct advantage. The possibility of career development for the right applicant.

Interested applicants please contact Jane on info@shepperd-fox.co.uk

Emptage Hallett

Part Time Accounts Assistant

– Posted September 2nd 2015

Emptage Hallett is looking for an Accounts Assistant to work two days a week. These days are flexible and some of the work could be done from home.
The applicant should be organised, meticulous and practical. A high level of computer literacy and an eye for detail is also required.
Duties include raising invoices, client payments, purchase ledger and other general accounts work.
The ideal candidate would have experience in basic book-keeping. Familiarity with Quickbooks and Tagmin would also be advantageous.
Please send CVs to sarah@emptagehallett.co.uk by September 14th.

Emptage Hallett

Assistant

– Posted September 2nd 2015

Emptage Hallett is looking for a bright, motivated Assistant to join a busy office.
The successful candidate would be highly organised, detail oriented and practical, with a knack for multi-tasking. It is critical that candidates be able to work well as a member of a team, although the confidence to take initiative and work independently is also needed.
The applicant needs excellent communication skills and a friendly, competent phone manner as they would function as the first point of contact for all enquiries to the office. Familiarity with tagmin and spotlight would be advantageous but not essential, as would experience of Mac editing software.
The role will involve general office administration, managing the office diary and liaising with clients, casting directors and other industry personnel. Other duties include scheduling social media posts, maintaining the website and editing client tapings and showreels.
This is an ideal position for someone with strong interest in the entertainment industry and a desire to develop their skills in talent management.
Please send a CV and covering letter to sarah@emptagehallett.co.uk by Monday 7th September.

The Artists Partnership Ltd.

Assistant

– Posted September 1st 2015

TAP is looking for a full-time Assistant for a successful actors agent with a thriving list. Entry level role for self-starter. Great opportunity for someone wanting a career in Film, TV or Theatre industry.

You will have graduated this year with a first class degree in Arts, Law or Business from a top University and have a proven interest in the Entertainment industry.
You will need to have a keen eye for detail, be adaptable, willing to learn and hard working.

Applications to Kaye Freeman kaye@theartistspartnership.co.uk before 13th September. Interviews to be held in next two weeks and start date likely to be ASAP.

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

Intern

– Posted September 1st 2015

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates are looking for an intern for a three month contract (with an option to extend to six months). The intern will provide support to the agents and assistants in the Film & TV department. Industry experience would be beneficial but is not essential. What is essential is a real passion and enthusiasm for Film & TV.

We’re looking for someone who is highly organised, with excellent communication skills. Tasks will include: social media, updating the website, reading scripts and writing script reports, answering calls during busy periods and general office duties to help support the agents.

The working hours for this position would be 10am-6.30pm Monday to Friday. This will be a paid internship. Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@casarotto.co.uk

Nina Lee Management Ltd

Assistant for Maternity Cover

– Posted September 1st 2015

Looking for a flexible assistant who is experienced in using Spotlight and Tagmin (Tagmin a bonus but easy to pick up) for 4 weeks cover end October/early November. This is where the flexibility comes in, as exact start date yet TBC. Not a full time post, would suit someone who does not wish to work full time 4 weeks in an office; it will be working from home, with mobile supplied to answer all calls 10-6 Monday to Friday, and to check Spotlight and emails three times daily, submit and reply. Exact details to be discussed upon application.

Gemma Hirst Associates Limited

Full-time Assistant to Film/TV Scriptwriters’ Agent

– Posted August 28th 2015

Maternity Cover for general assistant to a media agent within a boutique film/TV agency representing a range of award-winning TV, film & theatre writers, as well as media rights to books. The role includes responsibility assisting in operational aspects of the business. The candidate must have a minimum of a year’s relevant experience and experience with contracts would be preferred. Proficient use of Excel and an attention to detail is a must. An interest in film, TV and stage is essential. The role offers an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience as part of a small team.

Duties include:

• Dealing with general enquiries e.g. rights queries, questions from producers looking for writers or directors, finding out from producers whether they’re looking for writers on a particular show etc.

• Updating the agency’s website with the agent’s clients’ news on the home page, client page, and the individual client CVs, as well as maintaining the agency’s Twitter page.

• Submitting client work to producers, chasing responses and updating submission trackers.

• Reading scripts / viewing showreels by existing clients and potential new ones, writing brief coverage and offering an opinion and feedback.

• Processing client contracts; issuing, sending out for signature, tracking, and logging on the agency systems when fully executed.

• Keeping all agency accounting systems up to date; includes creating and maintaining clients sales slips to track deals, chasing and processing all client payments on the agency system, issuing invoices and remittance slips and making payments to clients.

• Depending on experience, assisting in the negotiation and administration of simple agreements (e.g. stage license and radio drama) for the agent’s clients and being trained up to deal with these eventually (always under agent supervision).

• Attending screenings, industry events and PMA meetings as and when required on behalf of the agency and providing feedback.

• General office administration; filing, maintenance of office supplies and equipment in conjunction with offsite IT support service. Liaising with appointed accountants as appropriate.

• General PA duties: managing the agent’s diary, booking meetings and lunch appointments, answering phone calls.

Skills:

• A minimum of one year’s relevant experience essential.

• Thorough knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages; Word, Excel and Outlook – advanced Excel knowledge essential as all agency systems use Excel-based databases.

• Both Mac and PC literate.

• Familiarity with web content management systems.

• Strong attention to detail essential.

• The ability to multitask and good organisational skills are essential.

• Dynamic positive approach essential.

• Accurate and prompt typing speed (touch typing not essential).

• Must be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines.

• Good time keeping.

• Good communication skills and confident telephone manner.

• Contractual experience preferred.

Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 pro rata dependent on experience
Minimum 12 month contract to commence following handover (ideally 6-8 weeks).

Please send a CV/resume plus covering email and details of current salary to gemma@gemmahirst.co.uk

We are looking to receive applications asap but no later than 5pm Monday 7th September 2015, with the 6-8 week handover for the role commencing Monday 19th October 2015 or earlier depending on availability.

IAG (Identity Agency Group)

Agency Intern

– Posted August 28th 2015

The Identity Agency Group (IAG) is one of the UK’s leading personal management agencies. Our clients consistently claim leading roles in major film, television and theatre productions.

We are now ideally looking for a full-time intern to assist in the daily running of the agency. Tasks will include: assisting the agents, answering calls, data entry, liaising with clients, marketing, and general office duties.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in the acting industry, who is extremely organised, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should be computer literate, confident on the phone and have a good working knowledge of the industry. Ideally, you will have previous experience in a talent agency or within casting.

Applicants must be aged 18 and over. The internship will last 3 months, full time (Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm.) Expenses within London will be covered.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to ikki@identityagencygroup.com

AHA Talent

Junior Assistant

– Posted August 27th 2015

AHA Talent (formerly Amanda Howard Associates) are seeking a full-time junior assistant to join their busy Clerkenwell-based office.

This entry-level position will assist primarily in the acting department although responsibilities will also include some general office admin and support to our finance section.

The successful candidate will be a confident and enthusiastic person with excellent people skills, a fantastic phone manner, the ability to multi-task and organise their time efficiently, have strong computer literacy and an unwavering eye for detail when faced with tight-deadlines. They will display tact and discretion when dealing with often confidential matters and crucially will have a brilliant sense of humour!

This would be a perfect opportunity for a new graduate with a passion for theatre, television and film looking to begin a career in the industry. Interning and/or temping experience within an agency or a casting office would be useful but not essential.

To apply please email mail@ahatalent.co.uk including your CV and a covering letter, clearly marking your application JUNIOR ASSISTANT in the subject header