The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Soho, 55 Dean Street

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday October 12th, 2016. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Creatives’ and Theatre Committees

No meetings currently scheduled.

PMA AGM 2016

Wednesday September 28th, at Century Soho. From 1pm - 3pm. All members are welcome. Save the date!

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

Applying to join the PMA

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

Eligibility

Download template letter for your Bank or Accountant

Application Process

Applications are considered by the PMA Council at quarterly meetings (generally held in January, April, July and November).

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.

C.A.M

Front Desk / General Assistant

– Posted July 29th 2016

We are looking for a person to fill the role of Front Desk / General Assistant.

This person will have to possess a sunny disposition and excellent phone manner, as they will be the first point of contact for the clients, ​casting directors​ and industry.

The main role is to take phone calls, handle general day-to-day admin and help the office to run smoothly. Other duties include greeting guests, entering data, diary management, ordering stationary, updating our website. An important element is managing our social media. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of twitter.

This role also incorporates​ working with the relevant teams and ​getting actively involved with commercial castings.

We need someone to be highly organised and have​ a flexible attitude as they will also be required to cover​​ the​ assistants when they are on holiday and support​ them with varying tasks.

Previous agency experience preferable. A good sense of humour and team spirit indispensable.

This role is very much what you make it!

Please email CV’s and covering letters to Lucy Doyle – LD@cam.co.uk

Esta Charkham Associates

ASSISTANT AGENT/JUNIOR AGENT OR BRILLIANT PAID INTERN

– Posted July 29th 2016

We will know who you are – when we find you!

A passion for Theatre, Film and TV and understanding of actors is the most important requisite, together with fantastic computer skills.

This is such a small agency that the ability to be able to adapt and do everything is very important.

You will need
A great telephone manner in order to answer and make calls to clients and casting directors.
Amazing computer skills and technical expertise so that you can upload and disseminate information about clients, meetings, availability checks, offers and deals.
Fabulous admin skills with immaculate attention to detail so that records, CVs, Headshots and Invoices are all up to date and accurate.
An enormous amount of energy as the job doesn’t finish at 6.00pm and there will be times you may have to see clients or attend venues, drama schools and showcases.

Knowledge of managing websites and social media sites and how to distribute newsletters and invitations would be highly desirable, as would a knowledge of Equity Agreements.

The Team is small – the office is home based and open plan – often hectic – often pressured but a lot of laughs prevail.

There will be the opportunity to rise within the business for the right person.

Please send applications with CV and covering letter to esta@charkham.net

Esta Charkham Associates

ASSISTANT AGENT/JUNIOR AGENT OR BRILLIANT PAID INTERN

– Posted July 29th 2016

We will know who you are – when we find you!

A passion for Theatre, Film and TV and understanding of actors is the most important requisite, together with fantastic computer skills.

This is such a small agency that the ability to be able to adapt and do everything is very important.

You will need
A great telephone manner in order to answer and make calls to clients and casting directors.
Amazing computer skills and technical expertise so that you can upload and disseminate information about clients, meetings, availability checks, offers and deals.
Fabulous admin skills with immaculate attention to detail so that records, CVs, Headshots and Invoices are all up to date and accurate.
An enormous amount of energy as the job doesn’t finish at 6.00pm and there will be times you may have to see clients or attend venues, drama schools and showcases.

Knowledge of managing websites and social media sites and how to distribute newsletters and invitations would be highly desirable, as would a knowledge of Equity Agreements.

The Team is small – the office is home based and open plan – often hectic – often pressured but a lot of laughs prevail.

There will be the opportunity to rise within the business for the right person.

Please send applications with CV and covering letter to esta@charkham.net

The Artists Partnership Ltd.

Assistant to Talent Agent

– Posted July 27th 2016

We are looking for a full-time Assistant to an experienced agent with a strong list of British and International talent.

Organisation and efficiency are top priorities in this role; ideally you will have at least 2 years experience in the industry. Would suit a smart, self-starter with a positive outlook that is looking to make your mark as a super assistant to a busy agent.

Ability to handle fast pace environment essential as well as a high level of computer literacy, including using latest version of Agentfile.

We are a thriving forward-thinking agency in which teamwork is encouraged and vital.

Salaries to be discussed at interview stage. Hours 9.30am to 6.30pm, office in EC2.

Role to start w/c 22nd August but some flexibility possible for the perfect candidate.

Please apply with a covering email and your CV plus salary expectations to kaye@theartistspartnership.co.uk ASAP.

No phone calls please.

Hamilton Hodell

General Assistant – Maternity Cover

– Posted July 27th 2016

Hamilton Hodell seeks a general assistant to support their expanding office. This role is an entry level position, perfect for a recent graduate who is passionate about a career in talent management. The role includes, but is not limited to: Fielding calls, submitting breakdowns, administration duties and general support for the office. This is a fast paced Agency with high level clients and we are looking for someone who has a desire to learn about the industry, from the ground up.

Candidates should possess an excellent phone manner, real initiative and energy. Knowledge of Mac, strong communication skills, efficiency and attention to detail are imperative.

With a keen interest in Theatre, TV and Film you will be proactive, personable and happy to start your career as administrative support, whilst learning the ropes.

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role to position@hamiltonhodell.co.uk

Lovett Logan Associates

Part-time Administrative Assistant (Edinburgh Office) Temporary Cover

– Posted July 26th 2016

We require a temporary part-time administrative assistant in our Edinburgh office.

Must have the following skills:
- Strong computer literacy (ideally Mac)
- Excellent, polite and confident telephone manner
- Ability to communicate information accurately
- Exceptional organisational skills with a high attention to detail
- A knowledge of AgentFile is a definite bonus but not essential
- Happy to work in a small yet very busy office

A great opportunity to learn the workings of a busy agency.

Please send CV and covering email to Dolina Logan on dolina.logan@lovettlogan.com.

Shepherd Management Ltd

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 25th 2016

Due to expansion, we are looking for a hard-working and dedicated assistant to join our busy agency.

The ideal candidate should be confident, highly efficient and ambitious, with excellent communication and organisational skills. They should work well in a close team environment and have a good sense of humour. The role will include extensive diary management, artist liaison and general administration duties. This position will involve evening commitments.

Candidates should have the following:
- At least 1 year experience within a Talent Agency or similar environment
- A thorough knowledge of the TV, Film and Theatre industry, as well as the current casting directors and production companies
- Highly computer literate, ideally with knowledge of Apple software, IE and Spotlight

For the right candidate, there would be scope to take on junior agent responsibilities in the future.

Please send a CV and covering letter to sammy@shepherdmanagement.co.uk including salary expectations and any notice period.

Shepherd Management Ltd

Paid Internship

– Posted July 25th 2016

Shepherd Management are looking for a dynamic and motivated intern to join the agency this summer.

The ideal candidate should be confident, organised and eager to get involved in all aspects of the agency. Duties will include, but not be limited to, administrative tasks, answering the telephone, filing, drafting emails and assisting the agents as and when required.

Candidates should have the following:
- A degree, or currently studying at undergraduate level
- Excellent IT skills
- A professional telephone manner
- A genuine interest in the industry

Immediate start preferable.

Please send CV and covering letter to sammy@shepherdmanagement.co.uk

Creative Media Management

Part-time Administrative Assistant

– Posted July 21st 2016

Administrative Assistant required 2-3 days a week – Monday, Wednesday,
Friday – for busy west London office.

Applicants must have extensive office management experience and a meticulous eye for detail along with excellent communication skills. Proficiency with Excel, Word, FileMaker, PageLime and the ability to multi-task and prioritise is essential as is a good sense of humour!

Please send your CV and covering email with PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT in the subject header to enquiries@creativemedimanagment.com

Samuel French Limited

UK Rights Director

– Posted July 19th 2016

Samuel French, the world’s leading theatre licensing agency, is looking for a dynamic UK Rights Director to join its London office.
For more than 180 years Samuel French has been licensing and publishing plays and musicals in both the UK and the USA. Today its unique theatrical catalogue comprises 10,000 titles that are licensed for both amateur and professional performance, as well as publication as the famous Samuel French Acting Editions.
The UK Rights Director is part of Samuel French’s global acquisitions team in London and New York, and is responsible for representing Samuel French in acquiring performance and publishing rights from UK authors and theatrical agents.
Duties include researching the UK theatre market to identify new acquisition and publishing opportunities; negotiating the acquisition and contracts for global and territorial rights; and working with our publishing and licensing teams to help bring the Samuel French catalogue to market.
Candidates must have a minimum of five years’ experience in the theatre industry in a related position, such as theatrical agent, literary manager, dramaturge, or artistic director; an extensive set of working relationships within the theatre community; and a deep and current knowledge of the dramatic canon.
The ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator, with the self-confidence and charisma to proactively represent Samuel French in the marketplace. He/she will possess both literary and commercial judgement, have excellent project management skills, and the ability to take initiative as well as to work as part of a team.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying, your CV, and a note of your current salary to:
Douglas Schatz, Managing Director, Samuel French Ltd, 52 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5JR, douglas@samuelfrench-london.co.uk .
Applications close on Wednesday 27th July 2016.