The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA Meetings 2020

Dates for 2020 will be circulated by email to PMA members soon.

Next PMA Agents Meeting (Artists’)

Dates for 2020 will be emailed to PMA members soon.

Next PMA Agents Meeting (Dramatists’ & Directors’)

Wednesday November 20th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

About Us

A1576042The leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA is a membership organisation for agents who represent actors, writers and directors working in film, television, theatre and radio. 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 communication from agents to the industry.  Currently the PMA has over 180 member agencies which comprise more than 800 individual agents engaged in PMA activity.

The network is run by its members, for its members – a structure that allows all voices to heard and collective decisions to be made.

 

Join the PMA

 

As a PMA member you will part of a unique network of over 180 agencies in the UK.  As a PMA member you and your agency will have access to:

THE PMA 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.

THE PMA IN PERSON
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.

How to apply for membership:

  • Register your interest online – click at the bottom of this page. You will need the names and email addresses of two PMA members willing to nominate your application in order to complete this form.  We generally ask that agencies have a minimum of two years experience before applying.  Or, if you are a new agency, two years experience as an agent elsewhere.
  • Once you have registered you will be contacted for additional information including: evidence of a separate bank account for clients’ money (see template letter at end of this page); and a copy of your agency terms of business.
  • Membership is dependent on your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available to download at the end of this page).

Membership Fees, 2019:

Agencies with less than 5 employees: £  450 + vat

Agencies with 5-15 employees: £ 550 + vat

Agencies with 16 plus employees: £1000 + vat

Membership runs from January to December.

If you have any questions about membership please email: info@thepma.com.  If you would like to join, please register your interest and we will give you a call to discuss next steps …

Register your interest

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Thank you for your interest in joining the PMA. Before you proceed please consider the following criteria for membership:

If you can meet these criteria please click here to register your interest. We will get in touch to discuss the next stage.

If you have any queries please email info@thepma.com

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.
The company director/s fully support this agency's choice to join the PMA. I/we have read the pma code of conduct for membership and undertake to carry out *my/our obligations thereunder

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Thank you for providing your details. You will receive a call from the PMA in the next few days to discuss the next steps.

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.

YOU Management Ltd

SENIOR ASSISTANT

– Posted November 10th 2019

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing and established management agency in the heart of the west end.

– The ideal candidate will have strong administrative skills, possess confidence, be friendly and have a genuine passion for talent management

– Important that the candidate has at least 12 months experience working in an agency or casting office and can demonstrate a keen desire to work hard and learn on the job

– A background in performing or management and a passion for theatre is a requirement

– Mac skills and knowledge of Spotlight and Tagmin are desirable

There is definite potential for growth in this role. To apply, please email CV and cover letter to: jobs@you-management.com

Revolution Talent

Temp Assistant

– Posted November 8th 2019

Revolution Talent are seeking a temp assistant for around three months (end of January to beginning of April 2020) with previous experience of working at an agency. There is possible opportunity for advancement. We are looking for individuals with:-

– Strong attention to detail
– Superb written and verbal communication skills.
– Admin skills (use of Tagmin is a bonus but not essential)
– Script reading experience
– Day to day office management experience
– Proficiency in using Apple Mac computers and excellent knowledge in software particularly Word, Excel and iMovie

Please send your CV and cover letter to office@revolutiontalent.co.uk with ‘Temp Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.

THE ARTISTS PARTNERSHIP

SECOND ASSISTANT TO TWO AGENTS

– Posted November 8th 2019

The Artists Partnership is looking for a Second Assistant for two Agents in their busy talent department.

The role would be perfect for someone who has worked in an agency before and is looking to work in a high-volume agency amongst a highly collaborative and hardworking team.

The ideal applicant will have at least one-years’ experience in a talent agency and a genuine interest in Film/TV/Theatre. Previous experience in managing diaries, databases and a passion for working with actors is a must.

Please send all applications to applications@theartistspartnership.co.uk , including a CV and Cover Letter.

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Books Department

– Posted November 7th 2019

Agents’ Assistant – Books Department

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and hard-working full-time assistant for two Agents in the Books Department.

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management and preferably have previous experience in this area, or elsewhere within the publishing industry, though this is not absolutely necessary. You will be widely read, and will be expected to read several books and manuscripts a week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to client care and promotion; reading and assessing manuscripts and preparing editorial feedback; processing contracts and raising invoices; providing general administrative support and orchestrating the smooth running of both agents’ offices.

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

Salary is commensurate with other entry-level salaries in the industry.

Please send CV and covering email, including a couple of paragraphs about your two favourite books (one fiction and one non-fiction) that were published in the UK in 2019, with BOOKS ASSISTANT in the header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

Qtalent

Assistant to Artistes Manager

– Posted November 7th 2019

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant to join our team at Qtalent. The Assistant should possess excellent communication and administrative skills and will work directly with the Agency’s Lead, supporting their diverse and impressive client list.

Assistant duties will include, but not be limited to, diary management, travel arrangements, sending invoices, collecting monies, assembling and updating client CV’s, headshots, news etc. on the website, updating social media, responding to representation emails and general filing. A knowledge of Agentfile and Spotlight would be extremely helpful, but training will of course be provided if required.

In addition, the Assistant will be required to answer telephone calls and provide general office assistance so an excellent telephone manner and a willingness to help out is essential.

The successful candidate’s duties will also include, but not be limited to:
– Meet and greet clients and visitors;
– Prepare boardroom for meetings;
– Stationery and office equipment orders and organise and manage office maintenance;
– Dealing with post;
– Assist with answering phones and taking messages for the other teams in the office.

The candidate should have a minimum of 12-24 month experience working in an Agency office.

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a cover letter explaining why you should be selected for interview to jobs@qtalent.co.uk, with the subject line “Assistant”.

Interviews will begin in the next fortnight with a view to an immediate start, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qtalent is a leading talent agency, part of the Qdos Entertainment Group, based in the heart of Covent Garden and Theatre-land.

http://qtalent.co.uk/

Hatton McEwan Penford

Paid Internship

– Posted November 4th 2019

Hatton McEwan Penford are looking for an intern to join the team from January 2020 for a six month period.

The role is an entry level position, providing administrative support to a team of four in a busy and vibrant office, representing actors and creatives.

The role would suit a recent graduate or anyone looking to get their first introductory job in the industry.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in screen and theatre, top-notch organisational skills and the ability to thrive under pressure.

More about the company can be found at www.hattonmcewanpenford.com

Please email mail@hattonmcewanpenford.com to request details on how to apply.

Please do not send CVs or covering letters until you have received details of the application process.

Casarotto Ramsey & Associates

Assistant to Agent & Creative Affairs Executive FILM/TV

– Posted November 4th 2019

Main Duties to AGENT

• General office support; diary management, travel arrangements, phone work, managing a busy mail box
• Updating client CVs and keeping an updated list of all clients and status of their projects
• Keeping uptodate with industry news, knowing where producers are
• Script reading and discussion on clients’ work
• Tweeting, updating the website, sourcing TX cards and production stills as needed
• Tracking and identifying talent
• Submitting client projects to producers – and following up on our submissions
• Reading and reporting on material sent in for clients, reading client’s work (treatments, bibles and scripts) and sending notes.
• Checking film/TV rights and similar for clients.
• Attending Agent’s meetings when appropriate; drawing up reports + keeping a log of what we need to do with each client
• Corresponding with clients and helping them with basic queries – answering questions about whether funds have come in, if a payment has been invoiced yet, asking for a producer’s email address etc.
• Working closely with the Finance team to keep on top of invoices and payments
• Assisting with reviewing changes in drafts of contracts using Word comparison document and making sure all contracts are moving along.

Main Duties CREATIVE AFFAIRS EXEC

CREATIVE AFFAIRS
• Script reading and discussion
• Reading and reporting on material sent in for clients or in need of writers/directors
• Managing the database of projects for the agency
• Attending and reporting on internal reading meetings
• Logging incoming material
• Tracking and sourcing projects for clients across the agency
• Project research for individual clients
• Industry research
• Checking film/TV rights and similar for clients.
• Tracking potential clients
• Attending and reporting on Producer/Production Company meetings
• Assembling client suggestions for individual projects
• Taking and fielding calls
• Responding to submissions
• Managing the diary
• Organising Meetings
• Handling busy incoming and outgoing mailbox

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS
• A minimum of one years’ experience in the film and TV industry, two years is preferable
• Excellent editorial skills for reading and reporting on material either submitted for a client/client work
• Exceptional attention to detail
• The ability to multitask and work well under pressure
• Excellent organisational and forward-planning skills
• Dynamic positive approach and receptiveness
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills and confident telephone manner
• Some contractual experience desirable though training will be provided

EBA

Assistant

– Posted November 4th 2019

EBA are looking for a new Assistant to join the team from January 2020.
Experience essential, great prospects for the right candidate who will be
an enthusiastic team player. Please note this is not an entry level position.
Competitive salary offered commensurate with experience.
Please email applications in the first instance to eamonn@eamonnbedford.com

SAINOU

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted October 30th 2019

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

You should have a minimum of 6 months experience working in an agent’s office, 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 excel at multi-tasking and have an impeccable eye for detail.

This is a very admin-heavy role and you will share responsibility for the day-to-day running of the office, assist with social media, support the agents and liaise 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 is a bonus, as is a wicked sense of humour.

Interviews will begin next week for an immediate start.

If this is you, please email your covering letter and CV to david@sainou.com

InterTalent

Assistant Talent Agent – InterTalent

– Posted October 24th 2019

Career opportunity for a brilliant ambitious assistant to work at the heart of one of the UK’s leading talent agencies. You will:
o Work with broadcasters, influencers and uniquely talented individuals with considerable commercial appeal;
o Have a min of 3 years relevant experience and strong industry relationships. We welcome submissions from those with assistant experience from all areas of media and the arts – including PR, television production and development;
o Have a desire and confidence to work in an environment where there is no ceiling;
o Be across all aspect of your clients’ careers, so all-encompassing experience necessary;
o Have a strong knowledge of digital and social media.

InterTalent work across broadcast, acting, music, sport, comedy and social media. London’s Standard described Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE as London’s most influential agent. This newsletter link best explains the vast breadth of what we create for our talent – https://store.intertalentgroup.com/roar-press/The-InterTalent-Newsletter-Spring-2019.pdf. You will be at the core of a brilliant 18 strong team in Fitzrovia.

Please email your CV and Cover letter to Alia Malik – alia@intertalentgroup.com

Independent Talent Group

Dual role of PA to the MD and Corporate Bookings assistant

– Posted October 23rd 2019

Independent Talent Group are looking for an experienced assistant with exceptional administrative skills to work across two offices – PA to the Managing Director and assistant to the head of the Corporate Bookings department. Based in our main office at Whitfield Street, normal office hours will be 9.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, although some flexibility is required.

Ideal candidates would have previous agency experience in a similar role.

We’re looking for someone with excellent organisational skills, including knowledge of administrative management practices and procedures.

Apple Mac computer skills and proficiency in Office and Mac software packages including Pages, Numbers, Keynote and Powerpoint are essential.

Please send your CV and cover letter to vacancies@independenttalent.com before Friday 1st November.

Rochelle Stevens & Co Ltd

Internship

– Posted October 21st 2019

Two month paid internship with literary agency representing writers and directors working in drama and comedy.

We are seeking an organised, energetic, motivated individual looking to gain industry experience.

Responsibilities will include:

General reception duties
Client administration
Script reading
Assisting the agents and agents’ assistant.

The ideal candidate should have:

An excellent phone manner
Proficiency on Mac computers
Excellent organisational skills
A keen interest in television, film and theatre.

Please send a CV and covering letter to
phoebe@rochellestevens.com

Immediate start.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Agent, Theatre Film & TV (TFTV) Department

– Posted October 21st 2019

We’re looking for an experienced assistant with excellent communication and administrative skills, and a ‘can do’ team-player attitude to join our Theatre, Film and TV Department.  This role works with a senior agent, supporting the agent’s client list, but also supporting that agent’s running of the TFTV department.

We want someone with knowledge of the film and television industry who wants to continue building their relationships across the industry. Our ideal candidate will have an interest in working towards being an agent, but this isn’t a must. The most important thing is someone who sees this as a genuine opportunity to build their career whilst giving at least two years to the assistant role.

Promotion of the clients’ work, seeking out new opportunities for them both here in the UK and internationally, and safeguarding their interests is at the heart of what an agent does, so the successful candidate will need to quickly gain a comprehensive knowledge of clients’ work.

You’ll be providing dedicated client care to an impressive list of writers, directors and producers with confidence and professionalism, while offering comprehensive support to the agent. This role requires a clear and confident communicator, and someone with a pro-active approach to problem solving. You also need to be an efficient and organised multi-tasker, able to prioritise tasks across a varied workload.

We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Download the job description here>>

To apply, send your CV with a covering letter. Please make sure you put ‘Assistant to TFTV Agent’ in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1st November 

Winterson's

Senior Assistant

– Posted October 17th 2019

Senior Assistant with at least three years agency experience to join our friendly team. Excellent opportunity for advancement.

Letter of application please. CV detailing industry experience only.

Members list

(Last update, August 2019) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Ltd
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Alignment Management Group
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • Artists Rights Group
  • BBA Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Berlin Associates
  • Billy Marsh Associates
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • Burnett Crowther
  • BWH Agency
  • Byram Hancock Associates
  • Byrons Management
  • Carey Dodd Associates
  • Caroline Dawson Associates
  • Cary Parsons Management
  • Casarotto Ramsay
  • CBL Management
  • CCA Management
  • Cecily Ware Literary Agents
  • Cherry Parker Management
  • Chris Davis Management
  • Claire Hoath Management
  • Clare Vidal-Hall
  • Cole Kitchenn
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core Management
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenova
  • Culvershouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Dennis Lyne Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • Galloways
  • Gardner Herrity
  • Garricks
  • Gavin Barker Associates
  • Gemma Hirst Associates Ltd
  • Gielgud Ltd
  • Global Artists
  • Gordon and French
  • Grantham-Hazeldine Ltd
  • Hamilton Hodell
  • Hannah Layton Management
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • ID Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Altaras Associates
  • Jonathan Arun Group (JAG.)
  • Jonathan Clowes Ltd
  • Jorg Betts Associates
  • Josef Weinberger Ltd
  • Judy Daish Associates
  • Julia Tyrrell Management
  • Julian Belfrage Associates
  • Katie Threlfall Associates
  • Keddie Scott Associates
  • Ki Agency
  • Kitson Press Associates
  • Knight Hall Agency
  • Linda Seifert Managment
  • Lisa Richards Agency
  • Loesje Sanders
  • Lou Coulson
  • Lovett Logan Associates
  • Lowy Hamilton
  • Macfarlane Chard
  • MacNaughton Lord Representation
  • Mandy Ward Artist Mgt
  • Marcus and McCrimmon
  • Markham Froggatt and Irwin
  • MBA Literary Agents
  • McLean-Williams Management
  • MSFT Management
  • MGA Management
  • Mia Thomson Associates
  • Micheline Steinberg Associates
  • Michelle Blair Management
  • Michelle Braidman Ltd
  • Michelle Kass Associates
  • Middleweek Newton Talent Mgt
  • Milburn Browning
  • Mondi Associates
  • Morwenna Preston Mgmnt
  • MR Management
  • Mrs Jordan Associates
  • Nancy Hudson Associates
  • Narrow Road
  • Nelson Browne
  • Nick Turner Management
  • Nina Lee Management
  • Noel Gay
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Oxford Adams Associates
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Penny Wesson
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • Russell Smith Associates
  • Sainou
  • Sally Hope Associates
  • Sandra Boyce Management
  • Savages Personal Management
  • Sayle Screen
  • Scott Marshall
  • Sharkey and Co Theatrical Agents
  • Sharon Henry Management
  • Sheil Land
  • Shepherd Management
  • Shepperd Fox
  • Soundcheck Agency
  • Stanton and Davidson Assoc
  • Steve Kenis and Company
  • Steve Nealon Associates
  • Stevens Withers Associates Ltd
  • Suzann Wade Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • The Markham Agency
  • The Production Exchange
  • The Soho Agency
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Troika
  • United Agents
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • YAFTA
  • YOU Management

FAQs

The PMA is a membership organisation for Agents. Our advice and services are therefore focused for our member agents and agencies.  We are not set up to directly support queries from actors, writers and directors.  However, the most frequently asked questions are answered below.  PMA members, your questions may be answered more fully in the PMA Code of Conduct and the PMA Members Guide which you can download in the members area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

PMA-MEMBERS

I want to attend a PMA meeting, do I need to RSVP?

All PMA members are welcome to  attend monthly meetings.  There is currently no need to RSVP.  Please note these alternate between Artists Meeting and Dramatists and Directors Meeting.  Upcoming dates are always available on the homepage of this website. RSVPs are sometimes required for one-off events, this will be clear in the invitation.

Please remember these are YOUR meetings. If there are issues  you want to discuss or speakers you think would be interesting to hear, please email info@thepma.com

Minutes of all PMA monthly meetings are circulated to all members by email.   These notes are also available in the members area of this site.

 

I need advice about how to login/send an email/post a vacancy online.

If you have lost your login details either click “lost your password” to reset; or if that doesn’t work, email info@thepma.com

To send an email or post a vacancy login into the membership area and choose from the options available.

More information is available in the PMA Membership Guide, which you can download in the member’s area. See Documents/PMA Documents.

I need advice about a client leaving my agency or joining from another agency.

Please refer to the PMA Code of Conduct which can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

The PMA Code contains additional notes for Artists’ agents regarding commission split and lays out our recommendations regarding a client moving from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.  It also outlines our position on notice period.

Finally remember that any conflict over a client’s terms of business with their previous agent is a legal matter between the artist and their previous agent.

 

 

NON-MEMBERS

I want to join the PMA but I don't know know any PMA members.

As a membership organisation references from two PMA members agencies is an essential part of your application. We do not accept references from other industry professionals.

I am setting up a new agency - do I have to be a PMA member?

No, you do not have to be a PMA member.   You have a legal requirement to be compliant with the Employment Agencies Act 2003.

The PMA is a membership organisation, not a regulatory body.  However if you are looking for good practice advice you might find it useful our Code of Conduct useful which you will find in the “Join Us page of this website.

I am not a PMA member - can I place an advert on your website?

Sorry! Our Vacancies Board is a benefit for PMA member agencies only.  We do not post any adverts from non-members.

ARTISTS-WRITERS-DIRECTORS

I am looking for an agent. Can the PMA advise?

We do not offer advice about finding an agent.  An agent-client relationship is an important and personal relationship and we feel that requires direct research. Most agencies will tell you on their websites what they do, who they are looking for and how to approach them.    If you want to check whether an agency is a PMA member please see the list below.

I want to make a formal complaint about my agent / former agent

The PMA is a membership organisation, not a regulatory body.  As such we have no jurisdiction over our members and do not have a formal complaints procedure.

If your concern relates to the PMA Code of Conduct please remember this needs to be considered in conjunction with the agency agreement you made with your agent/former agent.

You may also find that your union or guild (Equity or the Writers’ Guild) may be a better placed to deal with any formal concerns.