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Thursday November 11th, 2pm – 3.30pm: Fixated risk, in layman’s terms means harassment such as online trolling or real-life stalking. This session will look at the impact of the past year covering areas such as coping mechanisms and stress responses. All members are welcome,

Inclusive Recruitment, with Creative Access

Wednesday October 20th, 2pm – 3.30pm: This event is a training session about recruiting from under-represented communities. All members are welcome.

PMA Meetings and Events

Meeting and events are currently held via zoom. All events are for PMA members only. Links to register will be sent, via email, a week in advance of the meeting.

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 70 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
2021 update – traditionally we have held monthly in-person meetings for our members. Inevitably our activity has moved online. For now we are not following the monthly structure. Instead we are holding zoom meetings for  updates as necessary. We are also increasing our activity with partner organisations encouraging webinars to support our members and to help with the flow and understanding of knowledge in our changing times.

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).

Current Membership Fees (2021):

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 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.

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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.

Hamilton Hodell

Commercial and Voice Over Assistant

– Posted October 15th 2021

Hamilton Hodell is looking for an entry-level assistant for the Voice Over, Commercial & Conventions department.

The position will require a hard-working & dynamic candidate. It is essential for candidates to demonstrate a strong ability to multitask across a wide variety of work, including commercials, conventions, speaking engagements, public appearances and voice over.

Main Duties include:

-Scheduling client meetings, call backs and bookings
-Travel itineraries and logistic coordination for client and staff schedules
-Updating website and all ancillary online promotional materials.
-On the ground talent handling/ liaising and management for conventions and or events (including some evenings and weekends)
-Providing accounting administrative support
-Office administration, including tracking contracts
-Full PA support to Senior agents
-Experience in Tagmin helpful but not a necessity

Additional requirements:

The role would be well suited for candidates with a background in advertising/media sales who are looking to expand their career into the TV, Film and theatre industry; Or someone with voice over agency experience who is looking to broaden their current skillset into a theatrical agency.

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

Please send CV and cover letter to carla@hamiltonhodell.co.uk

Hamilton Hodell

Agents Assistant

– Posted October 15th 2021

Hamilton Hodell is looking for a brilliant assistant to join a senior agent’s team.

We need someone with a minimum of 3 years agency experience and a developed knowledge 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

Roxane Vacca Management

Junior Agent

– Posted October 14th 2021

We are looking for a junior agent with at least three years of relevant experience within the industry with a proven knowledge of film, tv and theatre. A good salary and excellent prospects for the right person

Vivienne Clore

Assistant

– Posted October 13th 2021

Vivienne Clore are looking for a full time Assistant to join our busy, high-profile boutique team working from central London office.

This may suit someone with previous experience looking to advance though we are open to someone looking to get started in the industry.

This is a good opportunity for an energetic and highly organised individual who is eager to work hard.

Ideally you will have some experience of working at a talent agency, and possess strong communication and admin skills, have experience of AgentFile and Spotlight, a knowledge of existing casting directors and be comfortable handling a high volume of work under pressure.

All applicants should have a genuine passion for theatre, television and film.

This is a full-time permanent position.

Please send your CV to info@vivienneclore.com

JORG BETTS ASSOCIATES

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted October 12th 2021

Jorg Betts Associates is seeking an Assistant eager for the opportunity to work at a busy and high-profile boutique Central London agency.

May suit someone with previous industry experience in an agency environment looking to advance. This is a full-time permanent position.

The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task, a keen eye for detail, excellent verbal and written communication, ideally with knowledge of Spotlight and Tagmin – and, most importantly, a passion for the industry.

Jorg Betts Associates is an equal opportunities employer committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment.

Please send a CV and covering email to jack@jorgbetts.com.

CVH Management

Creatives Agent’s Assistant

– Posted October 12th 2021

CVH Management is a boutique agency representing an exciting list of creatives including Directors, Designers, Lighting Designers, Choreographers, Sound Designers and Video Designers. Our clients work internationally in theatre, opera, events and television.

We are looking for an Assistant to support the team of three agents in delivering first-class bespoke representation.

The role includes:

– Managing visas and tax forms on behalf of the clients
– Social media management and website maintenance
– Diary management
– Providing excellent client care, liaising with clients when dealing with general enquiries
– Dealing with biographies and marketing requests
– General administrative support to three agents including processing contracts

The ideal candidate must fulfil the following criteria:

– Have previous office experience in the theatre industry and/or related field
– Be highly organised
– Have excellent communication skills
– Show great attention to detail
– Have a keen interest in theatre and performing arts
– Be enthusiastic about working with Creatives as we do not represent actors or have any involvement in casting
– Possess an ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload when under time constraints

Knowledge of AgentFile, Apple Mac systems and any previous experience of visa, tax forms or work permits would be beneficial but not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a small team, gain experience and work with high calibre theatrical creatives. There is an opportunity to take on further responsibility and progress within CVH Management for the right candidate. Please note the CVH team are currently working remotely but training will be provided.

The office hours are 10am-6pm, and the salary/hours are to be discussed. We are ideally looking for a full-time assistant but would be open to discussing alternative or flexible hours for the right candidate.

To apply for the role, please send a short cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and demonstrating how you fulfil the criteria, along with a copy of your CV to admin@clarevidalhall.com

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find our website online at clarevidalhall.com

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Commercials Division

– Posted October 11th 2021

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 the growing Commercials Division within our Talent Department at Curtis Brown.

This role centres around delivering excellent client care and systems administration to maximise success for clients in their commercial endeavours. It will involve ensuring the smooth running of the office and support of the team in their roles working across the following areas: brand partnerships and endorsements, digital campaigns, standard visual commercials, voice over, fan conventions and sponsorships.

We are looking for a full-time assistant with excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, a passion and enthusiasm for upcoming talent across the entertainment industry, and a desire to work as part of the growing commercial division with interest in building meaningful brand partnerships with talent.

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!

Please note this role is currently based on a mixed home/office work pattern, which is envisaged to continue in the medium term, but is subject to ongoing review.

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: £24,000 – £25,000 per annum

The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 18th October 2021.

Start date: as soon as possible.

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

Independent Talent Group

Client Royalties Administrator

– Posted October 8th 2021

Independent Talent Group are looking for a Client Royalties Administrator to start as soon as possible.

This is a permanent, full-time role within our client accounts department, primarily focused on allocating, processing, and promptly paying out residual income accurately to the
agency’s clients, dealing with accounting queries and ensuring client accounting details remain up to date.

The job includes (but is not limited to):

 *Data entry
 *Preparing payment runs
 *Dealing with client, agent, royalty collection agencies, and accountant queries
* Providing account summaries
 *Other accounting, banking and administrative duties when required
*Cash Book reconciliation

Training will be provided but candidates will need to have had some previous experience in:

Processing of residual payments; including but not limited to a general understanding of royalty accounting and how to read royalty statements

 Reconciliation of client accounts
 VAT administration
 Currency payments
 Credit control

The following would be preferred but are not required:

 Bookkeeping experience
 Knowledge of Self Billing Assessment forms (BBC, ITV, DUK, etc.)
 Supplier payment portals
 FEU guidelines and regulation for foreign resident income earners
 Dealing with executors of estates, probate, or assignment / contract novation

Salary: Competitive (Range: £24-£27K p.a.)

Holiday: 28 days per annum (plus bank holidays)

ITG is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills (with or without reasonable accommodations) and experience for the
job, please apply – we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.
If you require any reasonable adjustments during an interview process please let us know.

Please send your CV and cover letter to vacancies@independenttalent.com or Independent
Talent Group Ltd, 40 Whitfield Street, London W1H 2RH.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 15 th October 2021.

Gemma Hirst Associates Limited

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted October 8th 2021

Full time agent’s assistant to 2 x agents at boutique agency representing a range of award-winning TV & film writers, producers and directors. The candidate should have a minimum of a year’s experience in an administrative role, ideally within the film/TV industry. The role offers an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience as part of a small team, with training to be provided. The ideal candidate will be given the opportunity to develop and grow within the company, taking on more responsibilities over time.

The position is full time for a fixed term 12 month contract, with the potential of a contract extension or permanent position thereafter for the right candidate. Salary: £20,000 per annum.

Training will be in person at a mutually agreed location, and thereafter this will be a remote working role initially (company laptop and phone will be provided), with the potential for a London based office/desk further down the line. Being London based is not essential, but ideally the candidate will be within commuting distance.

Duties include:
• PA duties: managing the 2 x agents’ diaries, booking meetings and lunch appointments, and general support to the MD and Associate Agent.
• Dealing with general enquiries e.g. rights queries, questions from producers looking for writers or directors, finding out from producers whether they’re looking for writers on a particular show etc.
• Updating the agency website with the agents’ clients’ news on the home page, client page, and the individual client CVs, as well as maintaining the agency Twitter page.
• Assisting with development of client work/projects and submitting client work to producers, chasing responses and updating submission trackers.
• Dealing with client contracts administratively; issuing, sending out for signature, tracking, and logging on the agency systems when fully executed.
• Drafting client payment remittances and invoices for internal agent approval and sending them out as instructed, logging on the agency systems.
• Data entry on bookkeeping software Xero.
• General office administration; filing, maintenance of office supplies and equipment, answering phone calls.
• Reading script submissions from potential writer clients and writing readers reports.

Essential Skills:
• Minimum of one year’s experience in an administrative role
• Thorough knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages; Word, Excel and Outlook – advance MS Excel knowledge is ESSENTIAL as our agency systems use Excel-based databases.
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Familiarity with web content management systems and social media platforms
• Both Mac and PC literacy.
• Strong attention to detail
• The ability to multitask and good organisational skills
• Dynamic positive approach
• Must be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
• Fast learner
• Good time keeping
• Good communication skills and confident telephone manner

Desirable skills:
• Some script-reading experience or a script-writing qualification.
• Some basic bookkeeping experience
• Literary or film/TV agency experience

To apply, please send a CV and covering email to Katie Snaydon at katie@gemmahirst.co.uk

Sainou

Full-time Office Administrator

– Posted October 8th 2021

An exciting opportunity is available as a full-time office administrator at one of the UK’s leading talent agencies. Based in Shoreditch, Sainou is a high-end boutique agency working with clients in the UK, Europe and US.

You should have a minimum 2 years’ experience working in a detailed admin role, 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 are focused and organised with impeccable attention to detail.

JOB DESCRIPTION

– Be the first point of contact for incoming phone calls and visitors to the office. Handle incoming enquiries and direct calls to the appropriate person.
– Manage the day-to-day running of the office, making sure everything is presentable and fully stocked.
– Hold morning meeting with agents to check diary schedules and flag important events
– Monitor multiple inboxes and take action where needed
– Enter data into Tagmin (training can be given), logging information for clients’ interviews, updating existing information on clients and industry contacts, creating new entires as needed
– Update CVs across all platforms including website (training will be given)
– Be confident using Macs
– Update showreels & add to website (iMovie experience required)
– Send clients’ self-tapes to casting directors
– Be responsible for company social media accounts including researching material, creating posts & stories
– Liaise with accounts department to ensure all payslips have arrived on a weekly basis and match incoming clients’ payment
– Raise invoices and chase late payments (basic bookkeeping experience preferred)
– Be able to prioritise workload
– Be able to communicate clearly and concisely
– Be able to maintain a high level of discretion & confidentiality at all times

Our office is large enough to maintain safe protocols and social distancing while necessary. Salary commensurate with experience. Interviews will begin in the next few weeks.

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

Sainou is committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of gender identity, age, race, disability, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status or any other basis.

Victoria Lepper Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted October 8th 2021

Victoria Lepper Associates is looking to expand and require an experienced agent’s assistant.

The full-time position will be remotely based with very occasional days based in the Bedford office. Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6.00pm.

Start date: November/December 2021
Application Deadline: 22nd October 2021

VLA is looking for an experienced, full-time Agent’s Assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, need to be a strong organiser whilst remaining calm and collected. We’re looking for someone who has had previous experience of working at a talent agency, casting director’s office, publishing house or production company with a passion for film, TV and the arts. Specific training will be given but knowledge of Tagmin, Spotlight, Apple Mac and Microsoft is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:
• excellent multi-tasking, communication and accurate administrative skills.
• literacy in digital/social media.
• excellent organisational skills when working to and achieving deadlines.
• be trustworthy whilst dealing with highly confidential material.
• a confident, friendly telephone manner.
• first-rate diary management skills with an ability to prioritise and perform tasks under time pressure whilst still having a sharp eye for detail.

Responsibilities will include:
• Talent management support
• Organising client logistics, call sheets, travel itineraries.
• Providing full administrative support to the agents.
• Handling a high volume of emails and calls.
• The processing and logging of contracts and organising digital filing.
• Organising meetings, auditions and castings.
• Using and updating web content software and social media platforms.

VLA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage all applications regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, colour, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please send your cover letter and CV to jill@victorialepperassociates.com
Please ensure your application has the title ‘VLA Agent’s Assistant’ in the subject line.

Paling and Jenkins

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted October 7th 2021

We at Paling and Jenkins are looking to employ a full time Agents Assistant at our Covent Garden office.

The ideal candidate will have good people skills, be motivated and will fit into a fun but hardworking environment with ease. Experience is preferred with a good knowledge of the industry having previously worked for an agency or casting office.

Required skills/understanding

– Tagmin
– Apple Mac computer (preferred)
– Spotlight
– Literacy in digital/Social media
– A knowledge of existing casting directors
– Handling high volumes of work and prioritising well
– Thorough mindset with a good work ethic and an eye for detail
– Passion for theatre and screen

We offer plenty of chances to develop with added responsibilities/roles over time. We hope this new member of the team will see a future with Paling and Jenkins.

All enquiries to dan@palingandjenkins.co.uk

Members list

(Last update, March 2021) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Artist Management
  • 42 Managment
  • 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
  • Becky Barrett Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • 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
  • Collective Talent
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culvershouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Dennis Lyne 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
  • 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
  • Hatton McEwan Penford
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner 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
  • 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
  • Suzann Wade Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • Talent Consultants CIC
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • 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

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.