The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Artists’ Agents Monthly Zoom Catch-up.

The next catch-up will be in September. Date tba. Members will be notified by email.

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

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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

Internship

– Posted August 16th 2022

If you are keen to pursue a career in talent management, are passionate about Live Theatre, Feature Films and Television Drama, have excellent communication and organisation skills AND a sense of humour then a fixed term paid Internship with us at Gardner Herrity could be a first step in your career path. Please send your CV and a contact letter to info@gardnerherrity.co.uk Our next internship starts in September

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Talent Agent (Actors)

– Posted August 12th 2022

Curtis Brown is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies, representing actors, presenters, authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors and theatre directors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to support an Agent in our Talent department.

This role centres around delivering excellent client care and systems administration to maximise success for the Agent’s clients, provide best possible service to production and publicity partners, support the development of the Agent’s Office, and build loyalty to Curtis Brown.

We are looking for an assistant with excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and a passion and enthusiasm for film, theatre and television. This role is the ideal opportunity for someone excited by the challenge of working for a busy office and the skill set to adapt, learn and assist efficiently. Some experience working within the creative industry, e.g. in a talent agency or casting agency, would be a real bonus.

Why choose us?

We are a passionate group of people who love what we do and love working with each other.

We offer an extensive list of benefits designed to meet your needs for today and in the future, including: free yoga and personal training classes, many health and wellbeing tools and resources, eyecare vouchers, a bike to work scheme, season ticket loans, private healthcare (after 2 years’ service), a retail discounts portal, various employee groups to get involved in, and much more!

We aim to build a creative environment that celebrates the differences of our clients and colleagues, offering equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. In our role as conduits and champions of cultural expression we are conscious of our responsibility to reflect the world around us. This means making a considered effort to create an inclusive culture in the workplace and promote opportunities for the broadest possible range of talent. We welcome all applications from people with interesting ideas, skills and experience.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

Salary range: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and attractive benefits package.

Start date: As early as possible, notice period dependent. In person half day trials will be held mid-September.

You can find more information about this role including details of how to apply on our website jobs page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 5th September 2022.

Global Artists

Senior Assistant Agent for TELEVISION, FILM and THEATRE (full-time permanent position)

– Posted August 12th 2022

The ideal candidate will have:

• Previous experience at a talent agency.

• A passion for television, film and theatre, including visiting the theatre and attending graduate showcases.

• Proficiency in Spotlight and Tagmin, including assisting with the production and processing of self-tapes within our in-house studio.

Global Artists is committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis protected by law.

Please submit a covering email and CV, including ‘Senior Assistant Agent’ in the subject title. The deadline for applications is 10:00am on Monday 22nd August.

Hamilton Hodell

Hamilton Hodell are seeking ad-hoc cover for their talent department (General Assistant/Assistant position)

– Posted August 9th 2022

Hamilton Hodell are seeking ad-hoc cover for their talent department (General Assistant/Assistant position)

The ideal candidate will have:

– experience taking / fielding calls
-proficient in Tagmin
-diary management
-excellent communication and administrative skills
-scheduling clients diaries for auditions/ADR/self tapes
-professional phone manner

Candidates will be open to flexible, ad-hoc employment as and when Hamilton Hodell may require further assistance or holiday/ maternity cover.

To apply please email – remi@hamiltonhodell.co.uk

PBJ / KBJ Management (COBJ Management)

Corporate Assistant

– Posted August 8th 2022

COBJ are the events and commercial arm of KBJ Management and PBJ Management Agencies. We are recruiting a team assistant to support the COBJ Agents across the KBJ and PBJ client lists. This is a busy department which looks after the commercial events and brand partnerships across a broad range of talent. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be confident in troubleshooting.

The role will include assisting agents with live event bookings, support with brand partnership campaigns, marketing and administrative support. You will be working with some of the UK’s most high profile broadcasters and comedians.

Hours: 10:00 – 18:30 Monday to Friday – 37.5 week standard (the role may require you work additional hours and attend events outside of office hours on occasion.)

Our office is in Rathbone Street, London. Salary dependent on experience.
Start date asap.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to Georgia Preston
georgia@kbjmanagement.co.uk

Hamilton Hodell

Agents Assistant

– Posted August 4th 2022

Hamilton Hodell is looking for an energetic and ambitious assistant to Joshua Woodford and Elizabeth Fieldhouse.

The candidate will share responsibilities between both agents and from time to time, the wider office on an ad hoc basis.

You should be passionate about Film, TV and Theatre and ideally have some experience of a talent agency or office environment, although that is not a prerequisite as we’re looking for someone enthusiastic and willing to learn on the job. The ideal candidate should possess excellent organisational and communication skills, and relish working in a team.

Day to day activities will include: Responding to phone and email enquiries regarding client availability, handling audition requests and communicating them to clients; administration of necessary day to day tasks common to the working actor; the editing and distribution of self tape auditions; reading scripts; the tracking of projects; updating and editing of clients CV and website pages; social media account proactivity and diary management for the agents.

A knowledge of using MacOs, iMovie and Tagmin is desirable but not essential. We actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Please submit a covering email and CV to joshua@hamiltonhodell.co.uk including AGENT ASSISTANT in the subject title.

Hamilton Hodell

Assistant to Christopher Farrar

– Posted August 4th 2022

Christopher is looking for a brilliant assistant to join the team.

Ideally, we would like someone with a minimum of 2 years agency experience and a good understanding of contracts (PACT, BBC, ITV).

You’ll need:

First-class communication skills
Attention to detail
Knowledge of Tagmin
A true passion for theatre, film and television.

This is a full-time, permanent position. Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

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

If you would like to know more please send over CV and any relevant information to vacancy@hamiltonhodell.co.uk

Members list

(Last update, August 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
  • Audere Talent Management
  • 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
  • DBA
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • DPA Managment
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Excellent Talent
  • 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
  • iD Talent
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • Insight Management
  • 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
  • Kelly Everitt Associates
  • Ki Agency
  • Kitson Press Associates
  • Knight Hall Agency
  • 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
  • Media Artists Group
  • 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
  • MSFT Management
  • 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
  • Roberts & Day Management
  • 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
  • Sophie Chapman Talent
  • 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
  • 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.