The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Artists' Meeting 2018

Wednesday October 17th from 1.00pm - 2.30pm. At St Anne's, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Dramatists' & Directors' Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday September 26th from 1pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's (55 Dean Street)

About Us

The 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

WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING OUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS IN LIGHT OF INCREASED INTEREST.  PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN NOVEMBER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE WILL BE WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS AGAIN FROM JANUARY 2018.

Benefits of membership are outlined below.

First and foremost, as a member you will part of a unique network of over 180 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.

To apply for membership you will need:

  • References, in writing, from two current PMA members (a full list of member agencies is available to download in the About Us section)
  • Evidence of a separate bank account for clients’ money (see template letter at end of this page)
  • To read and confirm your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available to download at the end of this page)

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: info@thepma.com.

Applying to join the PMA

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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

Online Application complete

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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

Second Assistant to Senior Agent – Actors Department (Maternity Cover)

– Posted September 20th 2018

We’re currently recruiting a full-time Assistant (Maternity Cover) to one of our Senior Actors Agents to work in a team of three assistants. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the smooth running of the office and will be involved in all aspects of talent management including dealing with clients, producers, casting directors and the media, as well as processing contracts and raising invoices.
Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a must, together with a good knowledge of (and passion for) film, television and theatre. We’re looking for someone with a can-do attitude and an eye for detail, who is proficient in the use of MS Office and has at least one year’s experience of working in talent management.
The successful candidate must be available to start no later than Monday 12th November.
Please send a CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with ACTORS ASSISTANT clearly marked in the subject header.

Advoice

Voiceover Assistant

– Posted September 19th 2018

Assistant voice over agent needed to start immediately for busy voice agency in Fitzrovia. They will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the voice over industry. Good people skills, computer literate (Excel/Mac) and with excellent phone manner. Must be organised and efficient and work well under pressure.

ARG

Team Assistant

– Posted September 18th 2018

ARG Team Assistant
We are looking for a bright and personable Team Assistant with a keen interest in our industry.
An ideal candidate will have an exceptional telephone and communications manner, great attention to detail and be super organised.
Some duties of the role are:
• Meeting and greeting clients;
• Answering and filtering calls;
• Distributing post;
• Responding to actors seeking representation;
• Managing meeting room diaries;
• Booking Bikes and Couriers;
• Ordering Office Stationery;
• Recording and coping of DVDs;
• Script Reading;
• Dealing with clients’ fan mail;
• Other general administration duties, like, scanning, photocopying, filing.
Should you be interested in this role, please email your CV and cover letter to mchin@avalon-entertainment.com

Waring & McKenna

Internship

– Posted September 17th 2018

Waring and McKenna are seeking a new intern for our paid internship programme which runs for up to three months. Successful candidates will be those who display a genuine passion for working within the industry.
Applicants for the internship programme must be at least 18 years of age. In order to apply please send a covering letter and CV to dj@waringandmckenna.com.

Shane Collins

Assistant

– Posted September 10th 2018

Shane Collins Associates are looking for an Assistant to join the team.
The ideal candidate will have good administrative skills, be confident,
friendly and have the ability to multi-task. It is essential you have
excellent written, verbal and communication skills including a fantastic
telephone manner.
You must have a good knowledge of Mac, MS Office, Spotlight and
Tagmin. A good understanding of the industry and a genuine passion for
talent management with previous experience in a Talent Agency is
essential. A great opportunity in an expanding business.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please email a CV and cover letter to shane@shanecollins.co.uk

Keddie Scott Associates Ltd

PA to Senior Talent Agent

– Posted September 10th 2018

Our Scottish office has a full time position available for an individual with fantastic organisational skills and a passion for the Industry. MUST BE BASED IN GLASGOW. Mac skills, a knowledge of Spotlight and Tagmin would be very desirable. A background in Stage, Screen or Management would be useful but not essential. Motivated, energetic with an ambition to pursue a long career in Talent Management would be ideal. This is a superb opportunity for the right candidate. Please email CV and any additional relevant information for the attention of Paul Harper. Deadline for Applications is Tuesday 18th September.

Galloways

Talent Agents' Assistant

– Posted September 8th 2018

We are looking for a full time Assistant to work with the agents in our theatrical and commercial departments. This position would be ideal for someone who wants to start their career in talent management with a view to progressing within the Company.
We are looking for a good team player who is very well organised; has experience with Tagmin and knowledge of Spotlight; has the ability to multi task and prioritise; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to deal with our social media management and proven computer skills (including video editing/sending self tapes) are all essential to this role. Our Company philosophy is to nurture our Clients and to maximise their potential in every way.
The perfect applicant will have a love of the industry, a desire to work hard and be able to learn on the job. Occasional evenings out at the theatre would also be part of this role within our dynamic team. Start date ASAP.
Please send your cv and covering letter to jilly@gallowaysagency.com

United Agents LLP

Agent's Assistant – Film & Television Department

– Posted September 6th 2018

We’re currently recruiting an Assistant to work within our Film & Television Department, reporting solely to an Agent specializing in writers, producers and directors.  Responsibilities will include all aspects of assisting in talent management – direct interaction with clients, broadcasters and producers on a daily basis, diary management, responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client payments, information scouting and updating relevant databases, reading incoming material – as well as generally maintaining the smooth running of the office.
The successful candidate will have previously worked in a Literary Agency and/or at a Film or TV production company and will therefore have some script-reading experience as well as a desire to progress on the agency side. They will have impeccable organisational skills, pin sharp attention to detail and exceptional written and verbal skills. They will be personable, polite and professional at all times and able to work well under their own initiative. A strong knowledge of and passion for television, film and theatre is crucial, as is a can-do attitude and proficiency in the use of MS Office, social media and the managing of basic website content.
Please send CV and covering email with FILM & TV in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk
 

SAINOU

INTERN (12 Weeks)

– Posted September 5th 2018

INTERNSHIP AT SAINOU
We’re looking for our next intern (12 weeks) to start early/ mid September. This is a paid internship and the hours are 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday (with an hour for lunch).
Experience is not necessary but strong admin skills, an impeccable eye for detail and a genuine interest in the industry are all essential. You should be driven, enthusiastic and be able to hit the ground running, liaising between all agents and assistants while maintaining the smooth running of the office.
We have a history of going on to employ interns in a full-time capacity, so please only apply if you have a genuine interest in progressing in this particular side of the industry. We’re looking to build a longer-term relationship with the right candidate.
You must have the right to work in the UK and be over 18 years old. Additionally you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to intern@sainou.com

Burnett Crowther Ltd

Intern for West End Agency

– Posted September 4th 2018

This is a paid internship for three months, ideally to start at the end of September or 1 October at the latest. Office hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in the industry, have a good telephone manner, a keen eye for detail, be mac proficient and have a good sense of humour. Experience of Agentfile and Spotlight desirable but not necessary.
Please send a covering letter and your CV to associates@bcltd.org

Curtis Brown

Assistant – Theatre, Film and TV (TFTV) Department

– Posted August 28th 2018

We’re looking for an assistant to join our Theatre, Film and TV Department. This role works across three busy offices helping agents and assistants to ensure the smooth running of those offices through effective organisation and exceptional client care.
This role will suit someone with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail. They must have the ability to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure with interruptions. The successful candidate will be a proactive and confident team-player who can use their initiative. They will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the broader film, TV and theatre landscape. This role allows a unique overview of clients from new talent to established writers, directors and producers.
Visit our website jobs page (www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs) to download a copy of the job description and application form.
To apply, send your completed application form to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk to reach us no later than Monday 10th September 2018

Members list

Last updated 28 August 2018. 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
  • Becky Barrett Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Berlin Associates
  • Billy Marsh Associates
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • Burnett Crowther
  • BWH Agency
  • Byrons Management
  • Carey Dodd Associates
  • Caroline Dawson Associates
  • Cary Parsons Management
  • Casarotto Ramsay
  • CBL Management
  • CCA Management
  • Cecily Ware Literary Agents
  • Cherry Parker Mgt (RSM)
  • Chris Davis Management
  • CK Productions
  • 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
  • Factual Management
  • 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
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • ID Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity
  • Jackie Palmer Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Altaras Associates
  • Jonathan Arun
  • 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
  • MFST 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
  • Paul Byram Associates
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Penny Wesson
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rob Groves Personal Management
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • Sainou
  • Sally Hope Associates
  • Samuel French London
  • Sandra Boyce Management
  • Sayle Screen
  • Scott Marshall
  • Shane Collins Associates
  • 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
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Troika
  • United Agents
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • YAFTA

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 and PMA Code of Conduct, Artists’ Commission Split. Both can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

The PMA Code, Artists’ Commission Split lay out our recommendations regarding a client moving from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.

Regarding notice periods the PMA Code of Conduct, recommends member agencies do not seek to impose any time restriction in relation to a client’s notice of termination of representation.  Should member agencies choose to have a notice period we recommend you consider  the distinction between the right to represent; and the right to commission.  PMA will continue to recommend that best practice would be not to have such a clause.

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 1973.

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.