The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Artists’ Meeting 2018

Wednesday July 11th from 1.00pm - 2.30pm. At St Anne's, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday, June 20th from 1.00pm - 2.00pm at St Annes' Soho (55 Dean Street)

PMA Meetings – 2018

If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like to discuss or speakers you'd like to hear from in 2018, please email. Your ideas are always welcome.

ABOUT US

We are the leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA is a membership organisation for agents who represent actors, writers and directors. 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 communciation from agents to the industry.

The PMA does not provide advice about finding an agent. If you are looking for an agent you will need to contact individual agencies directly. You may find our list of member agencies useful – available to download at the bottom of this page.

JOIN THE PMA

As a member you will part of a unique network of over
170 agencies in the UK

As a PMA member your agency will have access to:

THE PMA NETWORK ONLINE

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

PMA MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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

APPLICATION

To apply for membership you will need:

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership (exc VAT) is: £350.00 for agencies of less than 10 employees and £650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees. Membership runs from January to December.

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

If you are ready to apply please click here:

Application Form

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Please consider the notes below before completing the application form on the next page.

Eligibility

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Application Process

Applications are considered by the PMA Council at quarterly meetings.

You will be notified of decisions as quickly as possible thereafter. If your application is successful we will invoice for your subscription payment. Current fees are listed below.

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

Membership Fees

Annual membership (exc VAT) is:

£350.00 for agencies of less than 10 employees working in film, theatre and tv.

£650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees working in film, theatre and tv.

Membership runs from Jan – Dec. If you join mid-year (after June) you will be only be invoiced for half the year.

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

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

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Next steps ... you will be asked to email two written references from current PMA members and evidence of a separate client account signed by your bank or accountant.

New member applications are reviewed at PMA Council Meetings, generally in January, April, July and November. You may be asked to provide additional information at that stage or will be contacted soon after with a decision.

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

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Need to fill an admin vacancy?

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

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

VACANCIES

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

The Dench Arnold Agency

Assistant

– Posted May 23rd 2018

The Dench Arnold Agency have a new opening for an agent’s assistant.

Principally you will be supporting one of the senior agents in the representation of their clients. This is a fast paced job, and a very high quantity of information will need to be processed from day to day.

The following is required:
● A professional manner and the ability to comfortably liaise with agency clients, companies, producers and other business clients. Experience handling sensitive and confidential information.
● A strong understanding of admin. The role requires someone who is good with diary management, research, and dealing with systems which will allow for information to be easily accumulated, stored and drawn upon. Basic level accounting will be necessary.
● The candidate must be experienced in using the main applications of Microsoft Office. There will be some digital asset and website management. They need to have an eye for emerging technologies and platforms, and an understanding of the varying social networks and how they are used in relation to company business.
● An extensive knowledge (and love) of film and television but also of complimenting industries. Knowledge of commercials an advantage but not essential.
● We are a small team, ‘mucking in’ will be expected. This will include general office duties such as answering phones, taking the post, stationary orders and running smaller errands.

This is not an entry level position, we will be looking for someone who has had some experience in the film, television or relevant industries. A good understanding of the varying production departments would also be ideal. Please note however, we will consider applicants without the above experience, should we feel they have the right attitude for the job and display a real love of the content we deal with.

This role offers a good opportunity to become a part of a close knit team, work with some of the best talent in the film and television industries, and to potentially develop a future career as an agent.

Remuneration commensurate with experience.

Please send CV and covering letter to contact@dencharnold.com

APM Associates

Agents Assistant

– Posted May 23rd 2018

We are currently looking to recruit an Agents Assistant to work with us in our extremely busy office based at Elstree Film Studios.

The ideal candidate will have good administrative skills, be friendly and confident with excellent communication skills and a fantastic telephone manner.

We require you to have advanced computer skills and the ability to update websites. A knowledge of Spotlight and AgentFile would be desirable.

Salary to be negotiated.

Please send application with CV by email to apm@apmassociates.net

Winterson's

Junior Agent

– Posted May 22nd 2018

We are currently seeking a new full-time staff member to join our friendly team in St Martin’s Lane. We offer a very competitive starting salary plus commissions.

Shane Collins Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 21st 2018

Shane Collins Associates are looking for an Assistant to join the team.

The ideal candidate will have good administrative skills, be confident, friendly and have the ability to multi-task. It is vital you have excellent written, verbal and communication skills including a fantastic telephone manner.

You must have a good knowledge of Mac, MS Office, Spotlight and Tagmin. A good understanding of the industry and a genuine passion for talent management with previous experience in a Talent Agency essential. A great opportunity in an expanding business.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email a CV and cover letter to info@shanecollins.co.uk

Hatton McEwan Penford

Agents Assistant

– Posted May 21st 2018

Hatton McEwan Penford is a leading independent talent agency representing Actors and Creatives in film, television and theatre. We are looking for an Agents Assistant to join the team and provide support to two agents.

Key skills required include:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer literacy
Attention to detail
Enthusiasm and demonstrable interest in theatre, film and television
Time management and organisations skills

An ability to think on your feet along with working flexibly and having the wherewithal to anticipate the needs of clients and agents is also essential. The role is in a fast-paced environment and a sense of humour is encouraged!

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals, salary commensurate with experience and full training will be given if required.

We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities.

Please contact Aileen McEwan for further information on how to apply: aileen@hattonmcewanpenford.com
Start Date: July 2018 (TBD)

Gordon and French

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 18th 2018

Gordon and French are looking for an Agent’s Assistant to join our company. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, be a clear and confident communicator and thrive as part of a busy team. As the first assistant to an established agent, you will be keeping track of their, and their clients, ever-changing needs, so ideally you should be unflappable, quick thinking and enjoy being in a dynamic environment. You will also support the office in ad hoc duties, so good IT knowledge, administrative skills and a ‘hands on’ attitude to all responsibilities, whilst being able to juggle several different tasks at a time, is a must. An enthusiasm for, and experience in, the theatre, TV and film industries would be an obvious advantage.
Salary commensurate with experience.
If you would like to apply please send a short cover note and copy of your CV to office@gordonandfrench.co.uk

Berlin Associates

Junior Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

– Posted May 16th 2018

Berlin Associates is one of the UK’s best known boutique agencies for film, television and theatre creatives. We represent writers, directors, producers, designers, composers and below-the-line talent across the creative industries. We also handle the sale of film, theatre, television and radio rights in books and we specialise in negotiating intellectual property rights. Due to increasing demand we are now seeking to add a junior administrative assistant to the team, based in our warehouse office a stone’s throw from Bermondsey Street and five minutes from the newly-redeveloped London Bridge Quarter.

Face of the agency… The role will involve answering the phone, greeting guests, running errands, fielding daily enquiries and generally acting as the face & voice of Berlin Associates to the outside world. The selected applicant will be confident, well-presented and friendly.
The basics… This will be a mostly administrative role, supporting the day-to-day workload of the agents, junior agents and office manager. Key tasks will include contract filing, invoicing, logging of payments and submissions, updating the agency website and generally facilitating the smooth running of a busy office. Our clients’ work brings us into contact with a huge cross-section of the creative industries, in the UK and internationally, and as a result the role will require strong organisational and multi-tasking skills, and the ability to prioritise and use initiative.
Reading on the job… The selected applicant will be mainly supporting the agency’s dramatists’ department, so an instinct and passion for reading scripts and working with writers is essential. The role will include managing unsolicited script submissions and recommending potential clients to the agents. The selected applicant may also be required to give notes on clients’ scripts and will be encouraged to participate in theatre visits and film screenings.
Crunching the numbers… A key aspect of the role is to support the agents in processing client invoices and payments, so an aptitude with numbers and good basic arithmetic is essential.
Who we’re looking for… The role would suit a recent graduate, but the only required qualifications are GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented groups and we are a committed equal opportunities employer. We are seeking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible but we want the right person, not just the ‘right now’ person.

Please email agents@berlinassociates.com if you wish to apply for this role. Please attach a CV and a covering letter including a paragraph or two on a film, play or television series that you have particularly enjoyed watching over the past year.

Oxford Adams Associates

Agents Assistant

– Posted May 14th 2018

Oxford Adams are looking for a new agents assistant with potentially lots of growth within the company.

Ideally (but not essential) we are looking for one years experience at an agency with knowledge of using Spotlight, Tagmin and Apple Mac computers.

You will be assisting 2 agents on daily tasks, looking after clients working in Musical Theatre, Television and Film.

Our office is based on Wardour Street in Soho.

Please forward CV and cover letter to – simon@oxfordadamsassociates.com

Curtis Brown

Assistant – Talent Department (Actors)

– Posted May 4th 2018

We’re looking for an organised and confident assistant to join our Talent Department. You must have previous experience of working in a busy office, this is a fast-paced, exciting environment and you need to be able to think on your feet and stay calm under pressure. We need someone sensible with excellent communication skills who knows when and how to use their tact and discretion!

You’ll be working alongside a Senior Assistant helping to support the busy office of two of our most senior Talent Agents. One is also CEO of Curtis Brown, so this role includes additional duties and confidential work involving liaising with other senior managers and directors.

This role requires a high level of attention to detail and we expect excellent administrative and multi-tasking skills. Candidates should be happy to work as part of a small, close-knit team. An assistant is the first point of call for the office, so first impressions count – our ideal candidate is personable and engaged.

For the right person, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn and develop, to gain an overview of the industry and to make relationships for the future.

Visit our website www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs to download a copy of the job description and application form

To apply: Please email your completed application form to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk

(make sure you write “Assistant – Talent Department’ in the subject line of your message)

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th May 2018

Literary and Talent Representation Company

Literary and Talent Representation Company

– Posted May 3rd 2018

2 Vacancies 

Position available within established literary and talent representation company for a person with experience doing contract work to support the existing team of representatives.

Would suit an ex agent, lawyer or business affairs who wants a different type of role going forwards.
Must enjoy working on deals and contracts with a huge attention to detail. Hours can be flexible .

In addition there is a position for a literary assistant to work for an experienced literary agent with a high profile writer and director list .

For further information, please send CV and covering email to jobslondonoffice@gmail.com