The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Artists’ Meeting

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Creatives’ Meeting

Wednesday April 29th, 4pm - 5.30pm. United

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
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.

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Technicians Department

– Posted April 21st 2015

We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant to work within our Technicians Department, reporting to two Agents specializing in below the line talent for commercials, music videos, feature film and television. Responsibilities will include various aspects of talent management support in a busy office environment, including invoicing, the processing and logging of contracts, maintenance of client diary system, client PR and overall maintaining the smooth running of the office.
The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of (and passion for) advertising, film & television. They will have a can-do attitude and be proficient in the use of MS Office. This is an entry level job, so a desire to learn from the ground up is imperative.

Closing date Friday 1st May.

Please send CV and covering email clearly marking it TECHNICIANS in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Books Department

– Posted April 21st 2015

We are currently recruiting a full-time assistant working across the offices of 3 Agents within our Books Department, one of whom specialises in Presenters. Duties will include providing general administrative support, processing contracts and raising invoices together with orchestrating the smooth running of each of the office. The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management and preferably have previous experience in this area, or elsewhere in the publishing industry.
Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity, together with a ‘can-do’ attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.

Closing date Friday 1st May.

Please send CV and covering email clearly marking it BOOKS in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

Shane Collins

Agents assistant

– Posted April 20th 2015

Confident, charming and experienced assistant needed,
You will have worked as an assistant or interned in at least one agents office.
Excellent Knowledge of Theatre Film and TV productions.
Mac computer skills essential. Good telephone manner
Salary commensurate with experience.
CV and covering letter to shane@shanecollins.co.uk

BBA Management

Assistant Agent

– Posted April 15th 2015

BBA seek an experienced Assistant Agent to work as an integral part of the team in our busy West End office.
Promotional opportunities and employment package benefits are available.
You need to be efficient, organised, flexible, a team player; experience in a busy, professional agent office is essential.
Starting salary package £21k+ depending upon experience.

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th April 2015

DAA MANAGEMENT

Holiday Temp Cover

– Posted April 7th 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