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.

Lovett Logan Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted August 3rd 2015

We require a part-time assistant for our London office. There is a strong potential for the post to become full-time for the right candidate.
Must have the following skills:
- Strong computer literacy (ideally Mac)
- Excellent and confident telephone manner
- 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

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

BBA Management

EXPERIENCED AGENT’S ASSISTANT

– Posted August 3rd 2015

Due to a successful 2015 we are looking for a second experienced and dedicated Agent’s Assistant to provide full administrative support to our busy West End office – (promotional opportunities available).

The ideal candidate will be:
• Organised
• Resilient
• Tactful and diplomatic
• Flexible and a team member

Duties will include but not limited to:
• Organising client bookings for auditions
• Handling submissions
• Preparing client files and contracts under supervision
• Meeting and greeting clients into the office
• General telephone and post work
• Updating database
• Provide cover in Agent’s absence
• Personal PA duties to the Senior Agents including diary management, booking travel and social secretarial work

Please send CV and cover letter to office@bba.management with Agent’s Assistant in the subject. Competitive salary on application and dependent on the experience of the candidate.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th August 2015

The Narrow Road Company

Agents Assistant – Manchester Office

– Posted July 31st 2015

Part-time Manchester-based Assistant required for our Manchester Office.

Ideal candidate is versatile, has excellent communication skills and keen to learn & work in this industry. They must be self-motivated, have an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a great sense of humour.

Previous experience of AgentFile desirable but not necessary.

Minimum 3 days a week plus holiday cover so please bear this in mind before applying.

Please send CV to:

james@narrowroad.co.uk

Angel & Francis Ltd

Part-time Assistant

– Posted July 28th 2015

Part-time London-based Assistant required for well-established West End agency – to start from early September.

We need someone who is highly-efficient, self-motivated, has an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a great sense of humour.

Previous experience of MACs and TAGMIN desirable.

Duties will mostly include general admin and accounts for 2/3 days a week plus holiday cover so please bear this in mind before applying.

Please send CV to:

kevin@angelandfrancis.co.uk

UNITED AGENTS LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Film & Television Department

– Posted July 23rd 2015

We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant help cover maternity leave within our Film & Television Department. The successful candidate will provide support to three Agents within the department, one of whom specialises in Book to Film rights, the other two in writers and directors. 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.

Please note this is not a permanent position and will be reviewed as and when the maternity leave ends.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of film, television and theatre, has a can-do attitude and is proficient in the use of MS Office. Experience in talent management would be beneficial.

Immediate availability preferred.

Closing date 9 am Friday 31st July

Please send CV and covering email 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.

The Artists Partnership Ltd.

Literary and Development Internship *PLS NOTE THROUGH CREATIVE ACCESS INTERN SCHEME*

– Posted July 23rd 2015

http://creativeaccess.org.uk/opportunities/literary-and-development-internship-at-the-artists-partnership

We are working with Creative Access to find an Intern for our Literary and Development department…Please read up on Creative Access and the above vacancy before applying

Kaye Freeman

Curtis Brown - Actors' Department

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 22nd 2015

Curtis Brown is looking for a second assistant to support the office of a busy senior agent in our Actors’ Department.

We’re looking for a confident person with great people skills and an impeccable phone manner. We need someone who is well-organised with excellent admin and time-management skills and great attention to detail. This is a busy role requiring initiative, tact and discretion – and the ability to remain calm and in control when working under pressure.

You must have previous experience of working in an agency environment or a related industry. Our ideal candidate will have experience of using the Agentfile and Spotlight databases and be familiar with using both MACs and PC systems. Of course, we expect you to have a genuine passion for film, television and theatre!

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

Closing date: Friday 7th August 2015

Clare Vidal-Hall Management

Office Administrator – full time, to start immediately

– Posted July 22nd 2015

Clare Vidal-Hall Management is a successful West London theatrical agency representing directors, set and costume designers, lighting designers, video designers, sound designers, musical directors, composers and choreographers working in theatre, music, film and television.

The Office Administrator will be involved with all aspects of running a busy office including:

• Financial administration, invoicing and managing payments, supporting the Payments Administrator
• General administrative support to three agents
• Maintaining and updating client records
• Processing contracts
• Diary management
• Compiling programme biographies
• Website and social media updating

Applicants must have excellent proven administrative and financial experience working within a small team, be highly organised, remain calm under pressure and be able to prioritise and work to deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

An excellent working knowledge of Apple Mac systems, MS Word, Excel is also required together with a basic knowledge and experience of updating websites and social media.

Please send a covering letter and CV to info@clarevidalhall.com

APM Associates

Intern

– Posted July 22nd 2015

APM have a vacancy for a full time Intern with an immediate start.
Ideal candidate is versatile, has technical ability & experience working with Mac Computers; excellent communication skills + keen to learn & work in this industry.
Duties will include but not be limited to client & recruitment & general office admin + inputting data onto Agentfile.
Please email CV & covering letter to:
apm@apmassociates.net

Gordon & French

Intern

– Posted July 22nd 2015

Gordon and French are looking for an intern for an immediate start. We had someone who was going to see us through to September but unfortunately, due to personal reasons, will be leaving us at the end of the week.

The internship will be paid, we are suggesting a 3 month period with the possibility to extend for the right candidate.

This is an entry level position, experience not essential but applicants must have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in TV, Film and Theatre and this side of the industry.

Above all we need someone with excellent organisation, communication and IT skills (we are a Mac based company). The ability to multi-task and thrive in a busy, demanding office is also key, the successful candidate will work alongside all agents and assistants to assure the smooth running of the office. There will be running of errands and general helping out as part of this job so only apply if you are willing to embrace this kind of role.

Office hours are 10am – 6pm.

Applicants should send covering letter and CV to: mail@gordonandfrench.co.uk