The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday June 14th, 2017. 1.00 - 2.30pm at St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street)

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

PMA MEMBERS – 2017

Your ideas for discussion topics and speakers for 2017 are very welcome. Please get in touch!

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.

Gavin Barker Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted April 28th 2017

Gavin Barker Associates are looking for an assistant at our office in W1.

The role requires the candidate to be enthusiastic, bright, energised and have a passion for the business. It will be fast paced and we need someone who can work speedily and efficiently whilst keeping calm under pressure.

Above all, candidates must have strong organisational skills, a high level of attention to detail, superb verbal and written communication.

Knowledge of AgentFile and Spotlight is desirable and the nature of the work would require evening trips to the theatre.

Please send your covering letter and CV to – marvin@gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk

Loesje Sanders Ltd

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted April 26th 2017

Loesje Sanders Limited is a theatrical agency representing non-performing creatives – directors, designers, choreographers, lighting, video, sound designers and conductors – who work predominantly in opera, theatre, dance, TV and film. Our clients work internationally and many live abroad.

We are looking for an agents’ assistant to join our team and work alongside Simon Ash and Michael Stannard.

The role would suit someone with experience as an agent’s assistant, or experience of an arts organisation with a passion to create a career within a first-class agency.

We would be keen to hear from anybody with relevant experience in the theatre, dance or opera world.

Responsibilities would include, but not limited to:

• Liaising with clients, producers and production companies
• Promoting clients and their work through targeted media outlets and contacts
• Updating the agency website and social media pages
• Diary management
• Organising clients travel as needed
• Visa and Tax Documents administration
• General administration – writing letters of correspondence, filing, etc.
• Writing and updating clients’ biographies
• Notating availability checks from producers and production teams
• Invoicing and assisting with payments

Person Specification:

• Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
• A calm, composed manner and unflappable under pressure
• Excellent communicator with a tough but diplomatic approach
• Ability to multi task and work as part of a team
• A flexible approach to work with a good sense of humour
• Proficient IT skills
• Enjoyment of dance, theatre and opera

Desirable:

• A good networker
• Foreign language(s)
• Experience of dealing with contracts
• Experience of Apple, Microsoft Office and databases
• Ability to travel during evenings and weekends would be an advantage

Start Date: September 2017

Salary: £19,000 – £21,000 – Dependent on experience

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm

Holiday: 4 weeks per year plus Statutory Holidays

Probationary period: 3 months

Office Base: Limpenhoe, Norfolk (14 miles from Norwich) ability to drive is essential.

Closing date: Friday 9 June 2017

Interviews:

First round interviews – w/c Monday 26 June 2017 – TBC
Second round (if needed) – w/c Monday 3 July 2017 – TBC

Please send your CV and covering letter, outlining your experience and suitability to: jobs@loesjesanders.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

United Agents LLP

Temps

– Posted April 24th 2017

United Agents is currently looking for experienced Temps to work across the company, in particular our Actors Department. The successful candidates will have:

Experience of working in a talent agency, particularly working in an Actors department.
An excellent working knowledge of film, television and theatre.
A knowledge of existing Casting Directors.
Understand the nuances of working directly with Talent. Consequently, we’re actively looking at candidates who have experience of client facing work.
Be computer literate and technically minded, together with a good knowledge of standard software packages.
Be able to work quickly and accurately.
Have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team and able to think on their feet.
An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively.
Please send a short covering email and CV, writing TEMPS in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk.

We do not accept application or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback

JORG BETTS ASSOCIATES

AGENT’S ASSISTANT

– Posted April 21st 2017

Jorg Betts Associates are looking for a bright, organised and hard-working assistant to join a busy and high-profile boutique agency.

This is a varied role with scope for long-term development within the company. May suit someone already working within the industry and looking to progress.

Essential attributes are the ability to multi-task, a keen eye for detail, and excellent verbal and written communication. Desirable attributes are a knowledge of Spotlight and Agentfile. The successful candidate absolutely must have a passion for the industry.

This full-time position involves close day-to-day client interaction and evening theatre trips.

Applications treated in full confidence. Please send a CV and covering email to jack@jorgbetts.com.

The Artists Partnership

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted April 21st 2017

The Artists Partnership are looking for a detail orientated individual to join their fast-paced team. The successful candidate will learn how to assist two young Agents with a wide range of tasks. They will need to have excellent organisational skills, as they will be required to juggle both Agents’ requirements. Applicants who are keen to be an integral part of the office as a whole, helping other assistants with office duties, would be preferred, as would applicants with video editing experience.

As an Assistant, you would be liaising with industry professionals and clients, as well as undertaking general administrative tasks such as preparing client appointment notifications, script reports and itineraries, helping to maintain diaries, website and social media presence as well as many other administrative duties. A love of theatre, a high level of computer literacy and great attitude will be essential.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
* Must have passion for theatre, TV and film
* Excellent organisational skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Good problem-solving skills
* Team player

Start date: mid to late June 2017 .
Salary on application.
Hours 9.30am to 6.30pm (with possible theatre in evenings), office in EC2.

ROAR Global

RECEPTIONIST

– Posted April 18th 2017

The ROAR Group (incorporating Cole Kitchenn & CKP Comedy) are looking for a smart, bright and organised full time receptionist to be the face of our company building.

As the first point of contact you would be required to have a welcoming and professional demeanor with excellent communication skills and telephone manner. The role will also include administrative duties, diary management and general office support.

Fixed term 18 month contract – £10 p/h (London Living Wage).

Please submit CV and covering letter to alexandra@colekitchenn.com putting RECEPTIONIST as the subject title.
Please note the cut off date for this position is Friday 21st April.