The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA MEMBERS’ MONTHLY MEETINGS 2019

PMA MEMBERS - these are your meetings. Please do email the office with any topics you would like to discuss or to suggest industry speakers you would like to hear from.

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting 2018

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday June 19th, 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

Register your interest to join the PMA

Stage
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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

Submission complete

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<

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your request

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.

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Actors Department (Maternity Cover)

– Posted May 22nd 2019

We’re currently recruiting maternity cover for a full-time assistant to one of our Actors Agents. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the smooth running of the office and will be involved in all aspects of talent management including dealing with clients, producers, casting directors and the media, as well as processing contracts and raising invoices.

Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a must, together with a good knowledge of (and passion for) film, television and theatre. We’re looking for someone with a can-do attitude, an eye for detail and who is proficient in the use of MS Office. Experience of working in talent management would be beneficial.

Please send your CV and a covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk clearly marked ACTORS in the subject header.

PBJ Management

Agent’s Assistant Cover

– Posted May 21st 2019

PBJs are looking for a brilliant assistant with experience of the industry to join us, in the first instance, from early June to end of September to cover Agent’s holidays as well as assist in the office more generally. For the successful candidate there will be potential for a more permanent role with the company in a forthcoming position.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organised and friendly. An interest in comedy and the arts is essential. They will be highly discreet with all client information. Great written and verbal skills are a must. We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude who is confident and gets on with the job at hand.

Please send your CV and a short covering letter to alice@pbjmanagement.co.uk

THE ARTISTS PARTNERSHIP

Junior Assistant

– Posted May 20th 2019

The Artists Partnership are looking for a Junior Assistant for an Agent with a substantial client list in their busy talent department, who would also take on some general office duties.

The role would be perfect for a graduate with a genuine interest in Film/TV/Theatre looking to make a career as an Agent; or someone who has worked in an agency before and is looking to step up and work in a high-volume agency amongst a highly collaborative and hard working team.

The ideal applicant will be a self-starter with a good telephone manner who has an impeccable attention for detail and is able to calmly juggle multiple tasks to deadlines.

Previous experience in managing diaries and databases is preferable and a passion for working with actors is a must.

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

Lisa Richards Agency

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 15th 2019

We are looking for an experienced Agent’s Assistant to start ASAP in our Soho office.
Responsibilities will include liaising with clients, casting directors and production companies; script reading and breakdowns, updating and maintaining all client materials and general office management.
The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills and be a team player with the ability to multi-task. A passion for theatre, film & tv drama and a good sense of humour is important. We are particularly looking for someone with some previous experience of working in an agency or casting environment. A working knowledge of Tagmin is desirable, though not essential. This is a full time permanent position.
Please send CV and cover letter to office@lisarichards.co.uk

Denton Brierley

Receptionist/General Assistant

– Posted May 14th 2019

Denton Brierley is looking for a Receptionist/General Assistant to join our busy office. Applicants do not need experience in a theatrical agency, but office experience is a bonus. A strong interest in working in an agency is essential.

The ideal candidate will be highly-organised, discreet, have great IT skills and be able to work effectively under pressure. Responsibilities for this role include: answering the phone, ad hoc tasks in the office, general administration and holiday cover for agents’ assistants. The successful candidate will need to be adaptable and happy to get stuck in to help the office run efficiently day-to-day.

There will be opportunities for the right candidate to progress their career in the future. Send your CV and a short covering letter to work@dentonbrierley.com

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Theatre, Film & Television Department

– Posted May 8th 2019

We’re currently recruiting for a highly experienced Agent’s Assistant to work directly for an Agent specializing in playwrights, screenwriters, directors and designers within our Theatre, Film & Television Department.

Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, theatres, broadcasters and producers on a daily basis, diary management, processing and keeping track of contracts, updating client biographies, responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client payments and generally maintaining the smooth running of the office.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of (and passion for) theatre, film and television (drama specifically), have a can-do attitude, a keen eye for detail and be proficient in the use of MS Office. We are looking for candidates with strong experience who have previously assisted a literary agent and politely ask that only those with relevant experience apply.

Please send your CV and covering email, clearly marking your application THEATRE in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

BBA

Senior Assistant – Part Time Position

– Posted May 7th 2019

BBA seek an experienced Senior Assistant to work to join the team in our busy Covent Garden office. Knowledge of Tagmin & Agentfile is imperative; the candidate will need to be organised, computer literate, resilient, possess good social media skills and a working knowledge of the industry.
Applicants should have at experience in an Assistant role, work well within a team & have a ‘can do’ attitude.
Salary is offered depending upon experience; employee package benefits are available.
Please send CV and cover letter with Senior Assistant detailed in the subject line.
This position is only open to candidates with the required practical experience and skill set. This is not a graduate position.

Curtis Brown

Intern – Talent Department (Presenters’ Agent)

– Posted May 5th 2019

We are looking for an intern to help offer dedicated support the office of a Talent Agent (Presenters) during a period of maternity leave. You will be helping the Agent’s Assistant to ensure the Agent’s office runs smoothly.

You must have previous experience of working in an office. You should be well organised with excellent communication skills and it would be useful, but not essential, if you have some experience of working in the creative industries.

All our internship placements are full-time, paid positions.

Visit our jobs page to find out more and see how to apply:
www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

United Agents LLP

Agents’ Assistant – Books Department

– Posted May 2nd 2019

We are currently recruiting a full-time assistant for one of our Agents; the position is as a Second Assistant to a Senior Agent, who also works closely with an Associate Agent representing well established authors across a range of genres; including Philip Pullman, Graham Swift, JP Delaney and Quentin Blake. Duties will include providing general administrative support, processing contracts and raising invoices together with orchestrating the smooth running of the office.

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management and preferably have previous experience in this area, or elsewhere in the publishing industry. A passion for literature is a must. Exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills are a necessity, together with a ‘can-do’ attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.

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

Global Artists

Full-time Assistant

– Posted May 1st 2019

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

Excellent computer skills and a confident telephone manner are key qualities, as the position will involve the day-to-day management of leading talent. Candidates should have an understanding and awareness in all areas of social media, along with a creative flare for writing and a high level of literacy. A working knowledge of 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 Tuesday 7th May.

Clare Vidal-Hall Management

Part Time Marketing Assistant

– Posted April 30th 2019

CVH Management is a theatrical agency that has represented creatives for over 25 years. Check out our website www.clarevidalhall.com to find out more about our current client list.

General Duties include:
– Social Media Management (strategy and execution)
– Reading, collating and distributing reviews to the CVH Team
– Updating the CVH Website and client CV’s
– Collecting and filing production photos
– Drafting CVH mail-outs to producers
– Industry research
– General administrative assistance

Benefits:
– Paid Position
– Varied duties
– Opportunity to gain experience in a fast paced creative agency
– WeWork office with in house barista

Ideal Candidate:
– Experience in social media management (and scheduling platforms)
– Knowledge of the theatre industry
– Self motivated
– Team player
– Excellent written/verbal communication skills

Start date negotiable but ideally ASAP for a 3 month period with possible extension. Hours of work are Monday 10am-6pm. Please send CV and cover letter detailing your earliest start date to info@clarevidalhall.com. We will be in touch should we wish to take your application further.

Gavin Barker Associates

Internship or Junior Assistant

– Posted April 26th 2019

Gavin Barker Associates are seeking either a paid three-month Intern or a permanent Junior Assistant to join their high-profile boutique Central London agency.

Internship may suit a bright and organised graduate eager to gain experience. This would be a full-time fixed-term internship, with genuine opportunity to progress to a permanent position.

Junior Assistant role may suit someone with previous initial industry experience in an agency or casting environment looking to advance. This would be 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 – and, most importantly, a passion for the industry.

Please send a CV and covering letter to james@gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk

Members list

(Last update, April 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 Freidmann
  • 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 Mgt (RSM)
  • 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
  • Factual Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • 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
  • 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.