The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday April 5th, 2017. 1.00 - 2.30pm at St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street)

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

PMA MEMBERS – 2017

Your ideas for discussion topics and speakers for 2017 are very welcome. Please get in touch!

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

As a PMA member your agency will have access to:

THE PMA NETWORK ONLINE

Advice and current information is always available on the members’ email forum. You will also have access to a vast resource library in the Members Area online which includes current standard agreements.

PMA MEETINGS AND EVENTS

PMA members meet every month (alternating between Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents). Meetings may be to discuss current industry issues or they may take the form of Q&As with relevant industry representatives. In addition to the monthly meetings there are a number of smaller work groups representing a wide range of specific interests and current issues.

APPLICATION

To apply for membership you will need:

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.

If you have any questions about membership please email: mailto:info@thepma.com.

If you are ready to apply please click here:

Application Form

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Eligibility

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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

Membership Fees

Annual membership (exc VAT) is:

£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 Jan – Dec. 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 two current PMA members.
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

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Next steps ... you will be asked to email two written references from current PMA members and evidence of a separate client account signed by your bank or accountant.

New member applications are reviewed at PMA Council Meetings, generally in January, April, July and November. You may be asked to provide additional information at that stage or will be contacted soon after with a decision.

If you need any further information please contact The PMA at info@thepma.com<

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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.

Sharon Henry

Assistant Position

– Posted February 21st 2017

We are looking for an assistant to join our Team at Sharon Henry Management and support the office of a busy senior agent.

An assistant’s role is to help ensure the smooth running of the agent’s office through effective organisation and exceptional client care. This role will suit someone with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; exceptional organisation skills; a keen eye for detail and accuracy; and the ability to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure with interruptions. Knowledge of Agentfile and Tagmin is preferable.

The successful candidate will be proactive, confident and show initiative. They will be a team player who is willing to share information, ideas and any industry contacts they have and continue to make. They will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the broader film, TV and theatre landscape.

Promotion of the clients’ work, seeking out new opportunities for them both here in the UK and internationally, and safeguarding their interests is at the heart of what an agent does, so the successful candidate will need to quickly gain a comprehensive knowledge of each client’s work.

Please note that this is not an entry level position and we are looking for someone with relevant previous experience of working as an assistant preferably in the media industry within an agency or production company.
TO APPLY: please send your CV and a covering letter to sharonhenrymgmt@gmail.com

Make sure you include ‘Assistant Position’ in the subject line of your email.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 30th March 2017

Troika Talent

PART TIME FINANCE ASSISTANT

– Posted February 15th 2017

Troika Talent are looking for a part-time finance assistant to start as soon as possible. The candidate will need to demonstrate relevant industry experience. Responsibilities will include raising invoices and chasing payments on behalf of clients, commission structures, royalties etc. Experience using Tagmin and Sage essential; knowledge of Concur is desirable. Accountancy qualifications are not necessary.

Initially the post will be for two days a week.

If you are interested and available for an immediate start please send a CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience to Elaine Morris: elaine@troikatalent.com

Avalon Management Group Ltd.

Casting Associate

– Posted February 14th 2017

Location: 4a Exmoor Street, London, W10 6BD
Reports to: Manager

THE COMPANY
Avalon was founded in 1989, remains an owner managed business and comprises a number of activities, primarily:

 Talent Management – operating under Avalon Management Group (‘AMG’), Artist Rights Group (‘ARG’) and Billy Marsh (BM), exclusively represents some of the best artists in contemporary entertainment including comedians, actors, presenters, writers, directors and producers.
 Television Production – a group of leading independent production companies (including Avalon Television, Flame Productions, Liberty Bell and Topical Television) focusing on creating high quality programmes and securing right positions so that its content can be exploited in all media long term.
 Distribution – an in-house distribution business specialising in completed programme and format sales.
 Promotions – specialising in live artist bookings (from small venues to arena tours) providing best acts for event programming and performances, as well as public relations, online and marketing services.

Avalon has offices in London, Glasgow, Southampton, Beverly Hills and New York.
THE ROLE:
 First point of call for all incoming casting/advert/voiceover enquiries for Avalon Management clients.
 Suggest clients in response to Spotlight casting breakdowns and follow up by phone with casting directors to sell in clients.
 Liaising between clients and casting directors to organise all aspects of client castings including time, date, location, who they are meeting, sending through scripts and role details/commercial breakdowns.
 If casting is successful then liaising with client’s manager and the casting director to begin negotiating availability and contract terms.
 Negotiating the deal and contract either with the Casting Director (at CAN stage) or Production company (at contract stage).
 Liaising with Management assistants to pass across logistics, invoicing and contract admin.
 Regular script reading.
 Voiceovers: Negotiating the deal as above.
 Filming self-tapes with clients in the office. Editing them and sending them over to the Casting Director.
Admin/set-up for department
 To work with assistants to monitor and update Spotlight biogs and client entries.
 Setting up headshot sessions for clients. Selecting the best shots.
 Booking younger clients into Casting Workshops.
 To liaise with managers about showreels, voicereels and acting biogs for all clients.
 Keeping a record of every casting each client goes in for to monitor which Casting Directors they’ve already seen.
 To maintain and update contacts in casting companies.
 Attending screenings of new shows/films/plays with clients.
 Attending client’s shows with Casting Directors.
 Maintaining records of all AV checks and jobs booked.
Building the department
 Develop relationships with casting directors and producers.
 Build relationships with advertising agencies who look after adverts and voiceovers.
 Develop a more proactive approach to the voiceover area of the business.
 Guiding younger clients on the best way to approach castings and how to prepare.
THE CANDIDATE:
 Demonstrable experience of casting work.
 Some contacts/awareness of who the key people are within the acting/casting world.
 Excellent communicator.
 Good sales person with the confidence to proactively pursue new opportunities.
 Extremely organised.
 Great attention to detail.
 Capacity to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
 Ability to negotiate.
 Desire to build up Avalon Management casting division.
 Experience of working with talent a must.

Independent Talent Group

Talent Assistant Vacancy.

– Posted February 14th 2017

We are looking for an assistant to join our busy Actors Department.

Good personal and communication skills are essential, along with a passion for theatre, film and television.

The right candidate will be able to think creatively, have the the ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and have a great eye for detail. They will be a proactive, discreet team-player with a knowledge of the industry in general and an obvious interest in the arts.

The job will suit someone who has previous agency experience as this is not an entry level position.

Please submit applications to vacancies@independenttalent.com

Curtis Brown Group Ltd

Assistant to senior Agent (Theatre, Film & TV Department)

– Posted February 13th 2017

We are looking for an assistant to join our Theatre, Film and TV (TFTV)Department and support the office of a busy senior agent.

An assistant’s role is to help ensure the smooth running of the agent’s office through effective organisation and exceptional client care.This role will suit someone with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; exceptional organisation skills; a keen eye for detail and accuracy; and the ability to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure with interruptions.

The successful candidate will be proactive, confident and show initiative. They will be a team player who is willing to share information, ideas and any industry contacts they have and continue to make. They will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the broader film, TV and theatre landscape.

Promotion of the clients’ work, seeking out new opportunities for them both here in the UK and internationally, and safeguarding their interests is at the heart of what an agent does, so the successful candidate will need to quickly gain a comprehensive knowledge of each client’s work.

Please note that this is not an entry level position and we are looking for someone with relevant previous experience of working as an assistant preferably in the media industry within an agency or production company.

Visit our website to download a copy of the job description (www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs)

TO APPLY: please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk

Make sure you include ‘TFTV assistant position’ in the subject line of your email.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 20th February 12pm