The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA AGM 2019

Tuesday 24th September 2019, from 1pm, at Century, Soho. RSVP required.

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting 2019

Wednesday October 16th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2019

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

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

 

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

THE PMA ONLINE
Advice and current information is always available on the members’ email forum. You will also have access to a vast resource library in the Members Area online which includes current standard agreements.

THE PMA IN PERSON
PMA members meet every month (alternating between Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents). Meetings may be to discuss current industry issues or they may take the form of Q&As with relevant industry representatives. In addition to the monthly meetings there are a number of smaller work groups representing a wide range of specific interests and current issues.

How to apply for membership:

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

Membership Fees, 2019:

Agencies with less than 5 employees: £  450 + vat

Agencies with 5-15 employees: £ 550 + vat

Agencies with 16 plus employees: £1000 + vat

Membership runs from January to December.

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

Register your interest

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

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

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

Please review the highlighted fields below to ensure that you have completed all the required fields and checked the confirmation checkboxes.

If your agency is less than two years old please note previous experience at another agency.
(e.g. mainly artists representation or literary representation)
Please name four current clients and state how long they have been with the agency.
The company director/s fully support this agency's choice to join the PMA. I/we have read the pma code of conduct for membership and undertake to carry out *my/our obligations thereunder

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thank you!

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

If you need any further information please contact The PMA at info@thepma.com<

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Need to fill an admin vacancy?

Sign in to the Members Section and select Post a Vacancy, write your ad, press the send button to post. It will automatically be published in the vacancy list. Please note the PMA does not carry ads for agents.

Ads will automatically delete after 2 weeks. To edit or delete email info@thepma.com

VACANCIES

The Vacancy List: Looking for a start or a next step in an agency?
Current assistant and admin vacancies are posted below.

Apollo Artist Management

Intern

– Posted September 19th 2019

Apollo Artist Management run a 3 month internship programme. The successful candidates are given the opportunity to experience life within an agency & a chance to develop the skills & relationships needed to succeed in the world of Personal Management.

Company
Apollo Artist Management are one of the UK’s leading talent agencies. We offer bespoke representation to an elite group of artists in Film, Television, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials & Radio. With many years of experience, we have built strong relationships with Casting Directors, Producers & Directors and pride ourselves on our personal approach.

We believe that each actor deserves to be given the benefit of our knowledge & support in order to fulfil their potential, and that no two actors receive the same representation. We specialise in nurturing talent in the right way and believe that a great personal relationship is central to what we do.

Applicants Should Be:

– Passionate & willing to learn
– Able to use Mac software
– Quick learners
– Experienced in the industry
– A good team player
– Have high levels of organisation & time management

Tasks Will Include:
– Updating & maintaining databases
– Answering telephone calls & emails
– General support to agents
– Social Media
– Other Important Details:

– You will work 3 days a week from 10am – 6pm in our Central London office.
– This is a paid position.
– You must be a minimum of 18 years-old to undertake our internship programme.
– We ask that you commit to stay with us for the full 3 month period.
– You must already have the right to work in the UK
– We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you fit the brief and would like to apply, please email your CV & cover letter with the subject ‘Internship Application’ to….

Markham Froggatt & Irwin

Full Time Senior Assistant

– Posted September 19th 2019

Markham, Froggatt & Irwin are looking for a senior assistant with experience in a film, television and theatre department.

The successful candidate should be comfortable managing their own high volume workload, co-ordinating diaries and dealing with actors, casting directors and producers on the telephone.

Please submit CVs to:
tracey@markhamfroggattirwin.com

Interviews will begin on 27 September 2019.

Please note only successful candidates will be notified.

IAG

Assistant

– Posted September 16th 2019

The Identity Agency Group (IAG) is one of the UK’s leading personal management agencies.

We are looking for an Assistant to grow within the company. The successful applicant’s primary duty will be assisting the Head of the company and his Associate on key high profile projects. Tasks will also include answering calls, scheduling, data entry, liaising with clients, marketing, and general office duties. Researching will be a vital aspect of the role so candidates will need proven experience.

We are looking for someone who is extremely organised, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to work under pressure with high profile clients to come in 2 days a week. You must be computer literate, confident on the phone and have a strong working knowledge of the industry.

Applicants must have at least 1 year of experience in the fields of talent management.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to miles@iagtalent.com

TROIKA

Junior Assistant

– Posted September 13th 2019

London based Entertainment Company TROIKA represents over 300 clients ranging from UK national treasures to global screen stars and breakthrough Hollywood talent. Founded in 2005, the division consists of a team of experts with a wealth of experience in entertainment, drama and comedy.

The role of the Junior Assistant will be to assist one of the Actor’s Agents with administrative and client-related tasks on a daily basis. A candidate should be fast paced and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment. A natural troubleshooter, always thinking of creative and innovative ways of working to deliver the highest level support and assist the Agent in achieving their goals.

Key Responsibilities…

• Handling calls, fielding incoming calls and taking detailed messages
• Sending appointments and scripts to clients as and when required
• Handling availability checks and taking a note of them
• Tracking projects via Asana
• Acquiring a solid knowledge of the client base
• Handling charity/fan mail request and responding to basic invites
• Managaging the Agent’s diary
• Organising gifts to send to clients
• Arranging travel and accommodation (UK and International) and logistics
• Updating client CVs
• Editing showreels and self-tapes

About You…

• Excellent organisation and administration skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to work with people at all levels in the organization
• Proactive and forward thinking; able to use own initiative
• Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential issues in a professional manner
• Positive attitude with plenty of energy and enthusiasm with a genuine passion for the industry
• Able to manage under pressure and conflicting demands
• Able to plan work on his/her/their own initiative and to tight deadlines
• Excellent attention to detail
• Commercial awareness, strategic thinking and pro-active contribution

Please send a CV and cover letter to careers@ymugroup.com

JPA Managment

Full Time Senior Assistant

– Posted September 13th 2019

JPA Management has been running for over 20 years offering personal management to a select list of clients in Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials, Radio etc.

We are looking for a full time senior assistant to join our Management team. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established agency, the ideal candidate should have the following skills/experience:

• Previous experience in a Talent Agency or Casting Office is a must
• Excellent communication skills, computer literate with a strong telephone manner. Knowledge of Spotlight and proficient in digital/social media.
• An in-depth knowledge of the Entertainment Industry, ideally with established relationships with Casting Directors, Directors & producers. Experience in contracts and negotiations.
• Pro-active, hardworking and passionate about working in an Agency
• Friendly, polite, able to multi-task with excellent organisation skills and the ability to remain calm and good humoured under pressure.
• Happy to attend showcases and productions outside of office hours
This post is based at our office in High Wycombe. Please take this into consideration before applying.

Deadline for applications is 27th September. Interviews will commence from the 1st October.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

To apply please email a cover letter & copy of your CV to agent@jpaassociates.co.uk with “Senior Assistant (PMA)” in the subject line.

JPA Management is part of JPA Associates

www.jpaassociates.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Apollo Artist Management

To Be Discussed

– Posted September 12th 2019

Dependant on experience….job title can be discussed.

Company
Apollo Artist Management is one of the UK’s leading talent agencies, that offers bespoke representation to an elite group of artists in Film, Television, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials & Radio.

We believe that each actor deserves to be given the benefit of our knowledge & support in order to fulfil their potential, and that no two actors receive the same representation. We specialise in nurturing talent in the right way and believe that a great personal relationship is central to what we do.

Main Duties
• Dependant on Job Title

Experience & Skills
• Minimum of 12/24 months experience in a talent agency or casting office.
• An excellent working knowledge of the Entertainment industry.
• A knowledge of or relationship with existing Casting Directors preferable
• Computer literacy, together with a good knowledge of Tagmin & Spotlight
• Hard-working, positive attitude with likeability and a great sense of humour
• An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively

A competitive salary depending on experience will be offered.

If you fit the brief and would like to apply, please email your CV & cover letter to…

Narrow Road

Agents Assistant

– Posted September 12th 2019

Agents Assistant

– Posted August 15th 2019

Narrow Road are looking for an experienced full time Agent’s Assistant to join our team, working from our Covent Garden office.

The ideal candidate will have:
• previous experience of working at a talent agency,
casting director’s office, publishing house or production company.
• excellent communication and administrative skills
• literacy in digital/social media
• a friendly but professional manner
• experience of Tagmin and Spotlight
• a knowledge of existing casting directors
• comfortable handling a high volume of work, prioritising well and performing tasks under time pressure with a sharp eye for details
• a genuine passion for theatre

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

Send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to james@narrowroad.co.uk making sure you put ‘Agents Assistant’ in the subject line of your message.

james@narrowroad.co.uk

United Agents LLP

Film & Television Floating Assistant

– Posted September 11th 2019

We’re currently recruiting a floating assistant to work across all offices in our Film & Television Department, providing additional support and holiday cover when necessary, dealing with a wide range of clients (writers, directors, producers, technicians) producers and production companies. The position requires someone who can multi-task in all areas of talent management, is hugely adaptable, has great attention to detail and would suit an individual keen to take the next step in their career, working closely with a number of highly successful offices before becoming a permanent member of a team.

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. The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience either having worked in either an agency or production 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.

Please send CV and covering email with FLOATING ASSISTANT in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

THE ARTISTS PARTNERSHIP

Junior Assistant

– Posted September 5th 2019

The Artists Partnership is looking for a Junior/Second assistant for an Agent with a substantial client list in their busy talent department.

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

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

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

Global Artists

Full-Time Assistant

– Posted September 3rd 2019

This demanding role will suit a dynamic decision maker who is articulate, quick-thinking and able to work calmly under pressure.

The position requires an advanced knowledge and a general interest in all areas of social media, along with a high level of literacy and a creative flare for writing.

Excellent computer skills and a confident telephone manner are key qualities, as the position will involve the day-to-day management of leading talent. A working knowledge of Spotlight and Tagmin is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to network, be flexible regarding working hours and must be able to work as part of a team.

Applications should be submitted to jobs@globalartists.co.uk and interviews will commence from Monday 9th September.

CAM (Creative Artists Management)

Artist Payments and Client Accounts Co-ordinator

– Posted August 28th 2019

Department: CAM In-house Accounts

Reporting to: CAM Managing directors and EAM London (Accountants)

CAM are recruiting for their in-house accounts department to provide administrative and accounting assistance to EAM, who oversee the company’s accounts.

Main duties will include the daily processing of client payments, assessing incoming payments, inputting payments into the accounting system (Tagmin) for daily payment runs and reconciling the Client Bank accounts.

Other duties involve:
Dealing with clients’ and Accountants’ queries via phone and email

Handling requests for copies of paperwork and enquiries about outstanding payments

Chasing production companies for paperwork on unallocated incoming payments

Raising VAT only invoices

Overseeing the smooth running of the accounts department in a clear, professional manner with a keen attention to detail and the highest level of confidentiality

Experience and skills required:

Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in an agency, or in a similar role

High level of organisation, with immaculate attention to detail

Knowledge and experience of spreadsheets including Excel

Ideally proficient in Tagmin software

Good team player working in a busy office, but also able to run the department independently

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Great communication skills and telephone manner

Start date TBC

Salary details upon request

Stevensonwithers Associates Ltd

Agent assistant

– Posted August 27th 2019

StevensonWithers Associates are looking for a full time assistant to join our team.

The ideal Candidate will have the following:

* One year experience working in a talent agency or casting office

* Experience using Tagmin & Spotlight

* Excellent phone manner

* Excellent communication and admin skills

* Proficient in digital & social media

* Highly efficient, polite and calm whilst working under pressure.

*Willing to attend showcases and productions outside of office hours

This is a wonderful opportunity for a candidate with a can do attitude and a genuine passion for the Industry.

Send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to jennifer@stevensonwithers.com

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

David Higham Associates

Internship – Film/TV/Theatre Department

– Posted August 22nd 2019

The Film, TV & Theatre department at David Higham Associates have a vacancy for a part-time intern to work two days a week (day to be agreed subject to availability), from 9.15am – 5.30pm.

We pay a modest salary, but do not contribute to travel or accommodation costs.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, focused individual with good administrative skills and who is keen to learn more about working in a literary agency. They must have a demonstrable interest in Film, TV or/and Theatre. Office experience preferred, but we will provide training.

Tasks will include:
• Reading scripts and writing reports
• Preparing sales and marketing materials
• Updating and maintaining databases
• Basic agreement administration
• Ad hoc research
• Photocopying, scanning, and filing contracts
• Completing the scanning of contracts not on the database
• General support to the Film, TV and Theatre department as required

To apply, please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Hannah Ladds at hannahladds@davidhigham.co.uk

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.
Applications close midnight Sunday 8th September.

Interviews will be held w/c 16th September 2019, with the position to start as soon as possible.

Members list

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

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

FAQs

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

PMA-MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

NON-MEMBERS

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

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

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

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