The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday February 8th, 2017. 1.00 - 2.30pm at St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street)

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday, January 25th, 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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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.

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.

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Book to Film Rights

– Posted January 20th 2017

We’re currently recruiting for a full time Assistant within our Film & Television and Books Departments. The successful candidate will provide support to two Agents specialising in Book to Film rights. 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 successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of film, television and books, have a can-do attitude and be proficient in the use of MS Office. Experience in talent management alongside general administrative experience would be highly beneficial.

Immediate availability preferred.

Please send your CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with BOOK TO FILM in the subject header.

**The Assistant position recently advertised has now been split into two new roles. All candidates who applied for the previous position will automatically be considered for both. There is no need to re-apply.**

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant Film & TV Department / TBC

– Posted January 20th 2017

We’re currently recruiting for a full time Assistant to provide support to two Agents, one within the Film & Television department, the other tbc. Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, producers and broadcasters on a daily basis, sending submissions, dealing with contracts, invoicing, scheduling, reading and providing feedback on scripts, and maintaining the smooth running of the office. The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of film and television and has a can-do attitude. Previous agency experience would be beneficial.

Immediate availability preferred.

Please send your CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with FILM & TV in the subject header.

**The Assistant position recently advertised has now been split into two new roles. All candidates who applied for the previous position will automatically be considered for both. There is no need to re-apply.**

IAG

Agent Assistant / Junior Agent – Full Time,

– Posted January 20th 2017

The Identity Agency Group (IAG) is one of the UK’s leading personal management agencies.

We are looking for a full-time agent assistant / junior agent to grow within the company. Tasks will include: assisting the agents, answering calls, data entry, liaising with clients, marketing, and general office duties.

We are looking for someone who is extremely organised, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to work under pressure. Applicants must have previous experience in the fields of agency or casting. You must be computer literate, confident on the phone and have a strong working knowledge of the industry.

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

Michelle Braidman Associates Ltd

Part-time Administrator

– Posted January 19th 2017

Michelle Braidman Associates are looking for a Part-time Administrator. Necessary skills include:

. excellent computer literacy
. a high level of numeracy and accuracy
. strong administrative skills

Working hours negotiable. Immediate start. Please send CV and covering letter to Michelle Braidman at mb@braidman.com

Michelle Braidman Associates Ltd

Agents Assistant

– Posted January 19th 2017

Michelle Braidman Associates are looking for an Agents Assistant. Necessary skills include:

. superb organisational and communication skills

. a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

. excellent administrative skills

. a keen interest and knowledge of performing arts

. the ability to work in a team

. a high level of computer literacy

. self motivation

. a confident telephone manner

. good people skills (meeting and greeting)

. making a lovely cuppa

Immediate start. Please send CV and covering letter to Michelle Braidman at mb@braidman.com

The Artists Partnership Ltd.

Literary and Development Intern

– Posted January 18th 2017

Literary and Development Intern
Intern wanted for our rapidly developing Literary and Development Department representing writers, directors and book to film rights as well as developing projects for Film, Television and Theatre in-house.
Duties will vary day to day but will include meeting and greeting guests, answering phones, assisting with departmental administration and research and reading and reporting on scripts and books.
No prior professional experience required but a demonstrable passion for Film, Television, Theatre and reading is essential and a hands-on, can-do attitude a must.
Closing date for applications will be the 27th January with interviews w/c 30th January.
The successful candidate will need to be available to start 27th February, initially on a 3 month contract with the potential to extend to 6.
To apply, please send CV and covering letter to applications@theartistspartnership.co.uk.

Blake Friedmann Literary Agency

Assistant job / Blake Friedmann Media Department

– Posted January 16th 2017

Blake Friedmann is looking for a new assistant/associate to work with Conrad Williams and Julian Friedmann in the agency’s media department. Conrad and Julian represent scriptwriters, directors, and playwrights, and sell film/TV rights in fiction and non-fiction books.

We’re looking for someone – ideally – with experience as a film/TV agent’s assistant. The assistant aspect of the work is important and will have to be done pro-actively and with team-playing zeal, but we might also consider someone with early associate track. Alternatively, we would be keen to hear from anybody in the film/TV development world who has decided he/she wants to be a scriptwriter’s agent. Below are some features of the job.

- Liaising with writer and director clients
- Contractual admin (some experience of dealing with film/TV/theatre contracts is desirable)
- Small amount of audio typing
- Updating the agency website and social media pages
- Reading and reporting on agency scripts and books, pitching projects at meetings, submitting projects to producers.
- Dealing with unsolicited material, liaising with interns.
- Research projects
- Data entry (proficiency with Microsoft Office essential and experience of Bradbury Phillips Agency Manager desirable)
- Diary management
- Invoicing

Agenting involves an unusual mixture of skills and talents and the person we are seeking will be passionate about working for writers, editorially astute, thorough at admin, meticulous with contracts (if at that stage), keen to master the arts of negotiation and deal structuring, an eloquent presenter of clients and their work, a good salesman, a team player, a self-starter, and someone who fits well into an office where we work hard but enjoy ourselves a lot. He or she would need to be a voracious reader (of books as well as scripts) as book into film/TV is a big part of what we do

Applicants should email daniel@blakefriedmann.co.uk with a covering letter and CV. We’d be looking to appoint somebody as soon as possible. Salary on application and depending on experience.

Kitson Press Associates

Assistant to Television & Film Agents.

– Posted January 13th 2017

We are looking for a full time assistant to support two agents in our boutique agency in our new Covent Garden office. Kitson Press represents writers, directors, producers and below-the-line clients who work in Television, Film and Theatre. The role will involve assisting in all aspects of running the agency. The candidate must have a minimum of 12 months relevant experience ideally in a media agency. Strong administration and organisational skills are essential and experience with contracts would be desirable. The chosen candidate will have genuine passion and interest in film, TV or theatre. The agency will provide some training in aspects of the role. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm who is keen to develop a career as a junior agent in a creative talent agency.

Email for full job description and application details: jobs@kitsonpress.co.uk
Deadline: Monday 6th February

SAINOU

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted January 12th 2017

We are actively looking for an agents’ assistant to join the team.

You should have a minimum 12 months’ office/ admin experience, preferably within the creative industry. This position has huge scope for growth for the right person.

Specifically you should be able to work well as part of a team and be confident using your own initiative in a pressured environment. We are a busy office and it is imperative that you are able to remain focussed with an impeccable eye for detail.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the office, liaising with clients, directors, producers and casting directors. You will be expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the clients’ work and should already have a keen interest in the industry.

Experience using Macs and Tagmin a bonus, as is a wicked sense of humour.

If you think this is you, please email david@sainou.com

Independent Talent Group - THAME OFFICE

Assistant to Film and TV Technicians’ Agent

– Posted January 12th 2017

Assistant vacancy in one of Europe’s leading talent agencies, Independent Talent Group Ltd.
Based in our office in Thame, Oxfordshire, we need a PA to join our small team representing high-end film and television technicians.
Applicants should be educated to degree level, and have proven experience in both administration and client handling, or relevant experience in film / television production.

This is a demanding front-line, phone based role, so we need an excellent communicator who’s fearless, ultra-organized, and a genuine film and TV enthusiast.
Salary package negotiable according to experience.