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.

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

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Books Department

– Posted August 25th 2015

We are currently recruiting a confident and professional full-time assistant to one of our senior Book Agents. Duties will include providing general administrative support, drafting and processing contracts, raising invoices and chasing for payments together with orchestrating the smooth running of the office, reading and editing manuscripts and proposals, liaising with clients and publishers (respecting at all times client confidentiality), and developing new ideas and new opportunities. The successful candidate will have experience of, and a passion for, publishing and will be involved in all areas of client management.

Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity, together with a ‘can-do’ and entrepreneurial attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.

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

Diamond Management

PA/Junior Assistant

– Posted August 25th 2015

Established West End Theatrical Agency are seeking a PA/Junior Assistant to start ASAP.

As well as providing full support for the director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the office including diary management, answering and handling calls, travel bookings, stationary, post and banking, meeting and greeting guests, script reading and breakdowns, fan mail and all other ad hoc support duties.

It is vital that the right person has excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to multi task under pressure. You should possess an enthusiastic, positive, polite and efficient manner that is suited to working within a busy environment. You must also be able to deal with highly sensitive and confidential issues in a discreet manner.

We are keen to meet with candidates who have a real passion for the industry and have experience of working with AgentFile – though not essential.

Start date 21st September 2015.

Please email CV and covering letter to cp@diman.co.uk.

Hatton McEwan Penford

Paid Internship

– Posted August 21st 2015

Hatton McEwan Penford are looking for a intern to work for a minimum of two months starting in October 2015.

This is a paid position – please visit our website www.hattonmcewanpenford.com for more details.

If you are interested but not available until after October please also apply but make it clear on your application when you would be able to start.

IAG (Identity Agency Group)

Agency Intern – Part Time

– Posted August 21st 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 looking for a part-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, very 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, part time, unpaid but travel expenses within London will be covered.

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

Curtis Brown - Actors' Department

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted August 20th 2015

This is a full time position for an assistant to support two agents in our Actors’ Department.

We’re looking for a confident person with great people skills and a lovely phone manner. You should be well organised with excellent admin and time-management skills. You should have an eye for detail and be a great multi-tasker.

This is a busy job and you need to be able to remain calm and in control when working to tight deadlines. Previous experience of working in the industry would be very useful.

We need someone with initiative, tact and discretion – and a good sense of humour! Of course it goes without saying that we expect you to have a genuine passion for theatre, television and film.

To apply: Send your CV and covering letter to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk

Closing date for applications is: 28 August 2015

Shepperd-Fox

Senior Assistant

– Posted August 20th 2015

Shepperd-Fox are looking for an experienced and motivated senior assistant.

You should have at least 2 – 3 years experience of working in an Agency, Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and excellent attention to detail are vital. You should be able to integrate and work well as part of a team as well as using your own initiative. A good memory and ability to retain information about clients and the Industry is advantageous!

Responsibilities will include general running of the office, admin, liaising with clients, and all Industry professionals, website and social media updates. Experience of Tagmin and technology a plus.

All interested applicants should please email their CV to Jane at info@shepperd-fox.co.uk as soon as possible.

UNITED AGENTS LLP

Agents Assistant- Music Department

– Posted August 19th 2015

Agent’s Assistant – Music Department

We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant to work within our new Music department. The successful candidate will provide support to one Agent within the department, who specialises in artist management and touring. Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, broadcasters, producers and the media on a daily basis, assisting in the drafting and checking of agreements, invoicing and maintaining the smooth running of the office. The likely candidate will have a sound knowledge of the live music industry and the desire to become an agent in the long term.

Closing date: 25th August 2015

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

Please note we do not accept applications or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.

Because we often have a large response to our advertised positions, we cannot always respond to all applications.

Creative Artist Management

Front Desk / General Assistant

– Posted August 17th 2015

CAM are looking for a Front Desk / General Assistant

This person will have to possess a sunny disposition as they will be the first point of contact for both the clients and industy

Dutiies include answering the phone and handling general office admin duties to help with the smooth running of a busy Talent Agency ie ordering bikes, arranging press night flowers, greeting guests, ordering stationary, handling our social media and any other tasks that come your way!

This role also incorporates working with the relevant Agent teams on commercial castings and giving auditions to the clients and being the liaison point for the commercials department

This position relies heavily on someone being extremely organised and having a flexible attitude as this role will also include assisting the Agents Assistants with various tasks for them and also covering for the Assistants when they are on on holiday and working to their respective Agent

This role is very much what you make of it!

Please email your cv and covering letter to Dawn Green – dg@cam.co.uk

Lou Coulson Associates

Intern

– Posted August 13th 2015

Lou Coulson Associates are looking for an intern for a one-month contract with an option for two. We require someone who has good administrative skill, is IT proficient and has the ability to multi-task. Experience using Overture and iMovie would be preferred but is not essential.

Applicants should have a keen interest in film, television and theatre.

The working hours for this position would be 9.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday. This will be a paid position. Please send your CV and covering letter to info@loucoulson.co.uk