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, July 8th, 2015. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Creatives’ Meeting

None currently scheduled.

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

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. 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).

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.

APPLICATION

We are not currently taking applications for new members. New details will be available in August. Please feel free to contact info@thepma.com with any queries in the meantime.

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.

Gardner Herrity Ltd

Intern

– Posted July 1st 2015

Gardner Herrity need an intern, a bright intelligent individual with great interpersonal skills and a sense of humour (essential).

We need you to be able to commit to a minimum 12 week period. (expenses paid)

If you are considering a career in talent representation and would like to gain some hands on experience in a busy London office then please email your CV to info@gardnerherrity.co.uk

Jane Lehrer Ass

Intern

– Posted July 1st 2015

Intern wanted from 13th July for at least 3 months at busy office in North London. All expenses covered and if you know about Tagmin all the better. Please send cv’s for the attention of Sarah Churm and meetings will be next week.

Grantham Hazeldine

Intern

– Posted June 30th 2015

Intern needed to assist all agents in a busy office.

We are looking for someone who is articulate with excellent communication skills.
Attention to detail is key and the chosen candidate should work well under pressure.
Strong interest in Film/Television/Theatre and Musical Theatre required.

Mac software experience a bonus.

Please send your cv and covering letter to Claire@granthamhazeldine.com

TROIKA

Urgent Temporary Assistant Needed

– Posted June 30th 2015

Troika is looking for an experienced temp to cover an assistant’s desk for at least 3 weeks starting as soon as possible. Previous agency experience essential.

Factual Management

Junior Agent

– Posted June 30th 2015

Factual Management is creating a position for an ambitious junior agent to join its team.

The successful candidate will have experience of deal making and assisting in the mangement of a busy boutique list, but will also have an eye to building their own list in the future. A passion for television and new media is a must, as is attention to detail, verve, energy, intelligence and a sense of fun. A knowledge of factual television is useful though not essential. An enjoyment of factual television IS essential. The job will include fee and contract negotiation and generation and handling of both public speaking and commercial enquiries. Mac and Tagmin experience valuable.

This role requires at least two years experience as a senior agent’s assistant or higher.

This is a career position for the right candidate. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@factualmanagement.com

Cole Kitchenn PML

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted June 26th 2015

Job Description:
Preferred experience:
Requirements:
Location:
Company background:
Agent’s Assistant
To assist the Agents Oliver Thomson, Alex Segal and Ashley Vallance on their client lists including Artist Liaison, Commercial negotiations, Contract Advice, Client Account Management and Office Management/Admin, managing diaries, logistics, client communication. Develop relationships with casting directors and potential employers of our clients and take them as guests to see clients perform, approximately 1-3 evening trips a week.
Candidate should ideally have the following –
·∙ At least one years experience in a similar position/or experience in a creative industry related to talent.
·∙ Be a graduate of a performing arts college or degree course
·∙ A knowledge of the entertainment industry
·∙ Experience in working on Spotlight, Tagmin and/or Agentfile
Candidates should be a good communicator, and adept at multi-tasking. Highly efficient/organized, polite and calm under pressure, confident and credible enough to work with high-profile artists, a natural networker, be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in a crisis, detail aware, tenacious and prepared to work as required to get the job done. Proven ability to identify and develop a commercial opportunity would be highly advantageous.
ROAR House, 46 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2GS
Cole Kitchenn is one of London’s leading agencies for actors and creatives in London. This summer, the company celebrates its 10th Anniversary. With a hard earned reputation for discovering new talent and nurturing and developing already successful careers to new heights, our ambitious team of agents represent some of the finest award winning and most instantly recognisable stars of stage and screen. The agency represents the likes of Janie Dee, BAFTA winners Lauren Socha & Adam Deacon, Samantha Womack, Kelly Brook, Dame Joan Collins, Hannah Spearritt, Mica Paris, Emily Atack, Arlene Phillips, Julie Atherton, Lauren Samuels. We are currently expanding our links to Los Angeles and New York, seeing clients work on Broadway and in US Network Television and international feature films.
ROAR Group The company is part of Jonathan Shalit’s ROAR Group, which comprises in addition to Cole Kitchenn of ROAR Global representing broadcasters, personalities and presenters (from Lorraine Kelly to Myleene Klass), and ROAR Music representing recording artists such as Pixie Lott, Tulisa, Katherine Jenkins, Mel B & Jamelia, and the contract to represent finalists for Britain’s Got Talent.
Please send a CV & a covering letter to info@colekitchenn.com

McLean-Williams Ltd

Intern

– Posted June 26th 2015

Intern needed to assist in the agency. We are looking for someone who is articulate with good communication skills, who is looking to make a move into the industry.

Mac experience and other software including photoshop would be a bonus.

The Artists Partnership Ltd.

Office Junior

– Posted June 25th 2015

We are pleased to announce a new role has been created at TAP. We are now accepting applications for an Office Junior to start ASAP.

Duties will include reception duties, post room, answering and rolling calls, dealing with fan mail, errands, placing orders, filing, providing holiday cover, front-of-house and script reading. An excellent chance for the right person to take their next step in the industry perhaps after completing an Internship or similar. Excellent organisational skills and a passion for the arts are vital.

There will be a trial period of 3 months with the possibility to extend to 6 months or 1 year for exceptional candidates. The salary will be equivalent to £16,500 per annum.

Please email your CV and a covering email to Kaye Freeman at kaye@theartistspartnership.co.uk, making sure you include a daytime telephone number and email address. The closing date for applications is close of business Friday 3rd July.

Successful applicants will be called for interview within 2 weeks, if you have not heard from us within 1 month you have not been successful this time around. No phonecalls please.

*PLEASE NOTE ASPIRING OR CURRENT PERFORMERS NEED NOT APPLY*

RKA Talent

Intern – Paid

– Posted June 24th 2015

RKA are looking for a first class Intern.

We are looking for someone to assist the team in our busy and fast paced office.

We need someone who is creative, articulate with great attention to detail and excellent communication and written skills.

Ideally you will have knowledge of I-Movie and similar programs. Knowledge of Tagmin a bonus.

Position will begin as part time – 2 days a week Tues & Thurs from 6th July & then full-time from 20th July.

Position will be 3-6 months.

Please send your CV and covering letter with subject “INTERN” to office@rkatalent.com

www.rkatalent.com

Creative Media Management

Senior Agency Assistant / Junior Agent

– Posted June 24th 2015

Applicants must be ambitious, committed, extremely motivated, articulate and have an excellent attention to detail. Previous Agency and/or Film/TV Production experience is essential as you must have a comprehensive understanding of how Agents and Film & TV HoD’s work. Applicants must take a keen interest in the industry and be socially adept. The ability to multi-task and prioritise will be particularly useful.
This is a career opportunity for the right candidate.
Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date would be as soon as possible.

To apply email your CV and covering letter to enquiries@creativemediamanagement.com
For information about the company please go to www.creativemediamanagement.com