The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Artists’ Agents – monthly drop-in zoom – June 16th from 1pm to 2pm

Link to join will be sent by email to all artists' members on June 13th. Feel free to email if there are topics you want to discuss.

PMA MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2022

Events and meetings are for PMA members only. Zoom links or venue details will be emailed direct to PMA members.

About Us

The leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

PMA membership comprises Agencies which represent Artists, Dramatists and Creatives.  Our current, membership stands at 200 agencies; an estimated 1000 agents; who between them represent approximately 50,000 artists, writers, directors and creatives working in screen, theatre and radio.

Members are bound by a code of good agent practice, with outlines conscientious regard for the professional welfare of clients; and commitment to industry-wide values of equality, diversity and inclusion, and anti-harassment.  The PMA network is run by its members, for its members – a structure that allows all voices to heard and collective decisions to be made.

The PMA was established in 1950, for: ‘The protection and promotion of the interests of its members variously operating in the [cultural industries] as personal managers … and of maintaining good and friendly relations with one another.’  The spirit of which remains true to this day and extends to many kindred, industry organisations with which we work.

 

How to Join the PMA

The overriding consideration for PMA membership status is that member agencies operate, always, with a conscientious regard for the professional welfare of their clients. This is reflected in our Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and must be reflected in business practices of all membership agencies. Please also consider the values we hold important: we encourage active engagement with issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity; and the PMA is a signatory to the BFI principles to tackle Harassment, Bullying and Racism.

STEP ONE – Register your interest online. You will need:

  • The names and email addresses of two PMA members willing to nominate your application;
  • To demonstrate that your agency has a minimum of two years experience.  Or, if your agency is new, that you have two years experience as an agent elsewhere.

When you are ready click ‘Register Your Interest” below, where you will asked to provide basic contact information for you, and your referees; and a little information about your agency.

STEP TWO – Provide evidence of good practice.

After registering you will receive an email requesting a copy of your Terms of Business (sometimes called “agency agreement”) and evidence that you hold a separate bank account for client monies.

We ask for TOBs in order to ensure there is no conflict with our Approved Code of Practice (ACOP).   If there is disparity between your TOBs and the PMA ACOP this will affect your application. Please consider the following:

  • Are your operating practices in line with the either the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003 (Artists Agencies); or good agent practice as outlined in our code?
  • Does your agency provide its clients with a GDPR Privacy Notice document?
  • Do you operate a “notice period” in relation to termination of representation between the agency and its clients? Time restrictions, or notice periods, are not considered to be in the best interest of the client and therefore, should not be operated by PMA member agencies.

STEP THREE – Welcome to the PMA

  • Assuming the criteria above are met, we will be in contact about how to begin and make best use of your PMA membership.

Timeframe: We aim to process each application in around four – six weeks. Step 2 is often the point where applications falter or fail, so please do check the criteria before you send your Terms of Business.

Current Membership Fees (2022): 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. And may be paid monthly, quarterly or in a single instalment.

If you have any questions about membership at any stage please email: info@thepma.com.

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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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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.

Sayle Screen

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted May 25th 2022

Sayle Screen are looking for an assistant to join our small but busy team, assisting the agents and overseeing the day-to-day running of the office. Responsibilities will include diary management, screening phone-calls, script reading and general office admin.

The right candidate will be organised, efficient, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will also be expected to develop a good knowledge of the clients’ work and should demonstrate a keen ongoing interest in the industry.

For a more detailed job spec or to apply please email a cover letter and CV to lucy@saylescreen.com

United Agents

Actors Runner

– Posted May 25th 2022

We’re very excited to be growing as a result of a number of well-deserved promotions internally! Because of this, we are now looking to hire a number of Runners within our Actors Department.

Our Runners work across all offices within our Actors Department, providing additional support and holiday cover within Agent’s offices when necessary. The role requires someone who can multi-task in all areas of talent management – dealing with a wide range of clients and directly with casting directors, producers and the media.

The role requires someone who is hugely adaptable and has great attention to detail, and would suit an individual keen to take the next step in their career, working with a number of highly successful offices.

We’re looking for a candidate with exceptional organisation, written and verbal skills who has a good knowledge of film, television and books. A can-do attitude is important, as is proficiency in the use of MS Office. It would be helpful if the successful candidate has at least one year’s experience either having worked in an agency or casting and be happy to turn their hand to anything.

Due to the requirements of the position, we are only able to consider applicants with the experience outlined.

Closing date: Friday 3rd June 2022, 5pm

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

DENTON BRIERLEY

GENERAL ASSISTANT

– Posted May 18th 2022

DENTON BRIERLEY is looking for a full-time General Assistant to join our busy office in East London.

Applicants would benefit from previous experience in the industry or from a similar administrative role. A passion for film, television and theatre is essential.

The General Assistant will provide administrative support to the team. The ability to multitask, prioritise workload effectively and remain calm under pressure is key for this role. Great communication skills, a positive attitude, and a friendly telephone manner are required. The chosen candidate would be expected to be discreet and adhere to all GDPR/Privacy policies. Experience with Microsoft and Excel is essential, with prior experience of Tagmin being advantageous.

There will be a real opportunity to learn within the company.

Send your CV and a short covering email (with ‘General Assistant’ in the subject line) to: sofe@dentonbrierley.com

The Agency (London) Ltd.

Senior Agents’ Assistant

– Posted May 17th 2022

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Agency represents writers, directors & creatives working across film, television and theatre; from those at the peak of their careers to those at the very beginning. We are London-based but operate internationally. Our range of clients is reflected in the company too: the agents here are as varied in their taste as they are in age and experience. An agent’s role involves wearing many hats and we are looking for a candidate that understands the complexity of this and is passionate about giving our clients the very best service.

The Agency works with other successful book agencies, representing their clients’ media rights and in addition, The Agency has a bespoke children’s literary department. What binds the team at The Agency is their enthusiasm for their clients, great drama and the deal-making that facilitates it.

THE ROLE

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required by the agents and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties appropriate to the nature of the post as agreed with the Company. Due to the nature of this role, you may be asked to work additional hours from time to time including attending evening engagements.

The role will be assisting two agents, including a managing Partner, who each represent a list of established and emerging writers, directors and rights holders working across theatre, film, and television.

As assistant you will be responsible for managing the agents’ diaries, liaising with producers and clients on their behalf, and tracking contractual negotiations, managing client payments and generally ensuring a smooth-running and efficient office.

MAIN DUTIES:

• General PA duties: booking meetings and calls, answering phone calls, emails and arranging travel and accommodation.
• Assisting with general administration including managing, filing and being across agents’ emails.
• Taking and typing dictated emails and letters.
• Liaising with clients, setting up client meetings and calls, and sending client writing samples/CVs.
• Updating The Agency’s website, individual client biographies for our website and providing and proactively managing content for The Agency’s twitter and Instagram feeds.
• Helping with reviewing changes in drafts of contracts using Word comparison and tracked changes tools.
• Dealing with the administration of client contracts: issuing, sending out for signature, tracking, logging, scanning, and archiving contracts when fully executed.
• Keeping all Agency accounting systems up to date; includes entering client deals into our accounts systems, raising invoices for payments and chasing all client payments on the Agency system.
• Collating and communicating relevant industry and client news, e.g. up and coming production news and reviews of client shows.
• Keeping a record of clients’ professional commitments.
• Reading scripts, seeing shows and reporting back on them.
• Training for the negotiation and administration of simple agreements for the agents’ clients to include theatre licences and foreign licences, eventually to be undertaken independently. Liaising closely with a senior agent to assist in the handling of more complex agreements.

THE CANDIDATE

This is not an entry level role and proven office-based experience in a similar role is required. The ideal candidate will have previously worked as an assistant or equivalent, working for multiple line-managers. An interest in the industry is essential.

We welcome applications from candidates who demonstrate the following:

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a professional context, and to build crucial connections with clients, colleagues, your line manager, and external contacts.
• An ability to work calmly under pressure.
• Excellent forward-thinking organisational and administrative skills with exceptional attention to detail, while working in a fast-paced environment and balancing multiple priorities.
• Computer literacy, with accurate and fast typing speed.
• Demonstrable passion for theatre, film, television and literature
• A desire/ability to evaluate scripts, novels and productions and to articulate your opinion

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

Please let us know if you would like further information, support with access requirements or an informal chat to find out more about the role on 0207 467 0111.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following information:
• Your CV as a PDF or Word Document
• A brief covering letter or email which details why you are suited to this role, why you would be excited to work for The Agency in this position and highlighting any key experience.

Please submit applications by email with ‘Assistant Vacancy’ in the email subject line to ldrake@theagency.co.uk

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 27TH MAY 2022

Successful first-round candidates will be asked to complete a brief written task, undertaken remotely. Successful second round candidates will be invited to interview. These will take place at our offices in Holland Park.

RUSSELL SMITH ASSOCIATES LTD

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 16th 2022

Russell Smith Associates Ltd is a London based talent agency representing artists in theatre, film, television and commercials. We are looking for an entry-level assistant to join the team as soon as possible.

Duties of this administrative position include (but not limited to) liaising with clients and casting directors, answering and fielding phone calls, managing castings, scheduling meetings, editing and submitting self-tapes, attending shows and showcases, updating client CVs, invoicing, scouting for talent, handling representation requests and assisting with social media updates.

Requirements:
– Excellent phone manner
– Proficient with emails
– Computer skills (Mac)
– Strong administration skills on Word and Excel
– Self-motivated, driven, creative, adaptive to change and a flexible approach to working
– Care for clients/personable manner
– Impeccable spelling and grammar
– The ability to work with accuracy, care and discretion
– Maintain client confidentiality at all times
– Work without prejudice or discrimination
– Excellent time management skills
– Passionate about theatre, film and television
– Skills for editing tapes
– Dog friendly (we have a Mini Goldendoodle who likes to think she runs the office)

Useful Skills:
– Experience of working with Tagmin, Spotlight, Google Drive, Google Mail, Apple products, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok
– Previous Assistant experience
– A background of training and working in the industry – perhaps having previously worked as a performer.

For the right candidate, there is the opportunity to progress within the Agency.

The duties and responsibilities of this job description are not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to perform additional duties and responsibilities over and above those defined to meet the needs of the business.

To Apply:
– Please email your CV and covering letter, plus any references (if you have any) to russell@russellsmithassociates.co.uk
– We are committed to a diverse and inclusive application process. This position is open to all candidates regardless of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexuality, disability, religion or any other basis protected by law.

Salary: Disclosed upon request.
Location: This is an office-based position in Tottenham Court Road with potential to work from home when required.
Hours: 10:00 to 18:00 Monday – Friday.
You will be required to reasonably adapt to the requirements of the position. Flexibility is a must to meet deadlines.
Start date: June 2022.

Deadline for application: Sunday 29th May 2022

Members list

(Last update, May 2022) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Artist Management
  • 42 Management
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Andrew Harding Management
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • Artists Rights Group
  • BC Creative Ltd
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Beresford Management
  • Berlin Associates
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Blue Book Artist Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • 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
  • Clarendon Personal Management
  • Collective Agents
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culverhouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • Fillingham Weston Associates
  • First Call Management
  • FLP Management
  • Galloways
  • Gardner Herrity
  • Garricks
  • Gavin Barker Associates
  • Gemma Hirst Associates Ltd
  • Global Artists
  • Gordon and French
  • Grantham-Hazeldine Ltd
  • Hamilton Hodell
  • Hannah Layton Management
  • Hatch Talent
  • Haworth Agency
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Arun Group (JAG.)
  • Jonathan Clowes Ltd
  • Jorg Betts Associates
  • Josef Weinberger Ltd
  • Judy Daish Associates
  • Julia Tyrrell Management
  • Julian Belfrage Associates
  • JWL
  • Katie Threlfall Associates
  • Keddie Scott Associates
  • Ki Agency
  • Kitson Press Associates
  • Knight Hall Agency
  • LAPA Associates
  • LJP Management
  • Linda Seifert Management
  • Lisa Richards Agency
  • Lizanne Crowther Management Ltd
  • Lorraine Brennan Management
  • Lou Coulson
  • Lovett Logan Associates
  • Lowy Hamilton
  • Mac and Jeal
  • Macfarlane Chard
  • MacNaughton Lord Representation
  • McEwan and Penford
  • Maison 2 Ltd
  • Mandy Ward Artist Mgt
  • Marcus and McCrimmon
  • Markham Froggatt and Irwin
  • MBA Literary Agents
  • McLean-Williams Management
  • MSFT Management
  • Mia Thomson Associates
  • Micheline Steinberg Associates
  • Michelle Blair Management
  • Michelle Braidman Ltd
  • Michelle Kass Associates
  • Middleweek Newton Talent Mgmt.
  • Milburn Browning
  • Mondi Associates
  • Morwenna Preston Mgmt.
  • Mostyn & Cross
  • MR Management
  • Mrs Jordan Associates
  • Nancy Hudson Associates
  • Narrow Road
  • Nelson Browne
  • Network Artist Management
  • New Wonder Management
  • Nick Turner Management
  • Nina Lee Management
  • Noel Gay
  • NR1 Creatives Ltd
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • Pangolin Talent
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Talent
  • Red Talent Management
  • 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
  • SD Talent Management
  • Shack Artists
  • Sharkey and Co Theatrical Agents
  • Sharon Henry Management
  • Sheil Land
  • Shepherd Management
  • Shepperd Fox
  • Simon and How Associates
  • Soundcheck Agency
  • Stanton and Davidson Assoc
  • Steve Kenis and Company
  • Steve Nealon Associates
  • Stevenson Withers Associates Ltd
  • Strange Town Agency
  • Suzann Wade Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • Talent Consultants CIC
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • The Foundry Personal Management
  • The Markham Agency
  • The Production Exchange
  • The Soho Agency
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Thrive Talent
  • Toogood Management
  • TTA
  • United Agents
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • YAFTA
  • YOU Management
  • Young Actors Theatre 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 Approved Code of Practice which you can download in the members area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

PMA-MEMBERS

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.

 

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

Please refer to the PMA Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) which can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Resources).

The PMA ACOP, For Artists’ Agents contains commission split guidance for Artists’ agents when a client moves from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.  It also outlines our position on notice period.

The PMA does not currently provide commission split guidance for Dramatists, Directors or Creatives.

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 Approved Code of Practice 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.