About Us

The leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

PMA membership comprises Agencies representing Artists, Dramatists, and Creatives.  Our current, membership stands at 230 agencies; an estimated 1000 agents; who between them represent approximately 50,000 artists, writers, directors, and creatives working in screen, theatre, and audio.

Members are bound by a code of good agent practice, which outlines conscientious regard for the professional welfare of clients; and commitment to industry-wide values of equality, diversity and inclusion, and anti-harassment.  The PMA network is run by its members, for its members – a structure that allows all voices to heard and collective decisions to be made.

The PMA was established in 1950, for: ‘The protection and promotion of the interests of its members variously operating in the [cultural industries] as personal managers … and of maintaining good and friendly relations with one another.’  The spirit of which remains true to this day and extends to many kindred, industry organisations with which we work.


How to Join the PMA


STEP ONE – Register your interest. Thank you for your interest in joining the PMA. Before you proceed, please consider the following criteria for membership.

  1. Your application must be supported by TWO current PMA members.  You will be asked to provide their email addresses when you register interest in joining.
  2. You will be asked to confirm that you hold a separate account for client monies, and that your terms of business are compliant with the PMA Approved Code of Conduct (and in the case of Artists’ Agencies, compliant with Employment Agency Regulations).
  3. You will be asked to confirm that your agency has a minimum of two years’ experience working with Artists/Dramatists/Directors working in screen, theatre and audio. In the case of a new agency, your experience as a senior agent for a minimum of two years may be considered.

If you can fulfil these criteria, please use the link at the end of the this page to register your interest. You will be asked to fill in a short form asking for basic contact information for you, and your referees, and a little information about your agency.

STEP TWO – Provide evidence of good practice. Shortly after registering you will receive an email asking you to provide evidence that:

  • You have a separate bank account for handling client monies
  • You have no notice period holding a client who wants to leave your agency
  • You are GDPR compliant
  • If you represent Artists, you are compliant with the Employment Agency Regulations, including processing client monies within 10 days of receipt.**

Finally you will be asked to confirm that you have read the PMA Approved Code of Conduct, and understand that membership and annual renewal assumes your agency adheres to this code.

STEP THREE – Welcome to the PMA. Assuming the criteria above are met, we will be in contact about how to begin and make the best use of your PMA membership.

Timeframe: We aim to process each application in around eight weeks (assuming all criteria are met). Step 2 is often the point where applications falter or fail, so please do check the criteria before you register your interest. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be asked to wait for one year before reapplying.

Current Membership Fees (2024): 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 can be paid monthly, quarterly, or in a single instalment.

If you have any questions about membership at any stage please email

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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

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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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.

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

Middleweek Newton Talent Management

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 15th 2024

Application Deadline: Friday 31 May. Interviews for successful applicants will begin w/c 10 June.
Location: London
Working Hours: usual hours are 9 am – 6pm.
Description: Middleweek Newton is seeking a highly effective, organised and friendly assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate must have previous experience working in a talent agency, and will take the initiative to learn, help, and problem-solve. You will ensure the smooth operation of the agents’ day-to-day activities and contribute to the success of our clients. An interest in being trained on union agreements and contracting is a plus!
How to Apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to In your cover letter, please include specific examples of how your skills and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications listed below.
Key Responsibilities:
• assist with administrative tasks, including managing schedules, answering phones, and handling correspondence
• liaise with casting directors, producers, and other industry professionals
• coordinate meetings, auditions, and self-tapes for clients
• maintain and update client files, databases, and records
• prepare and submit invoices and tracking payments
• sending, saving, and tracking contracts
• attending clients’ performances / premieres / events as required
• necessary: minimum 1 years’ previous experience in a talent agency
o candidates with a legal background and training who have a demonstrable interest in working in television, film and theatre are encouraged to apply, even without previous experience
• familiarity with industry-specific software and databases (i.e. tagmin; Spotlight)
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
• the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems independently
If you require reasonable adjustments throughout any stage of the application process, please let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Agent’s Assistant

– Posted May 13th 2024

Job Title: Agent’s Assistant
Company: Artists Rights Group Ltd
Location: London
Reports to: Agent

ARG provides highly individual personal management for its elite list of creative talent and has an unrivalled reputation for building and sustaining successful careers.

This is a fast paced and client facing role requiring excellent organisational and administrative skills.


• First point of contact for all requests/offers of work for clients
• Ascertaining all information regarding dates, etc
• Keeping track of all offers/contracts, etc
• Making all arrangements for clients to carry out work, for example, travel/itineraries, etc
• Managing Agent’s diary
• Connecting calls including conference calls
• Organising all travel arrangements and itineraries for Agent
• Maintaining contacts’ database
• Script reading and writing breakdowns
• Preparing Agent’s expenses
• Client casting

As part of your role, you will be required to attend the theatre/events up to 3 or 4
times per week and to attend Drama School showcases and look for new talent.

You will be expected to be available evenings and weekends for events and on your

• Experienced Agent’s Assistant
• Excellent administrative skills and attention to detail
• Presentable as dealing with high profile clients
• Enthusiastic and dedicated
• Committed and hardworking
• Ability to work efficiently and under pressure
• Good team player
• Interest in theatre and film industry

CV applications must be accompanied by a covering letter.

The Agency

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

– Posted May 10th 2024

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Hours: (Monday – Friday, Fixed Term 12-month Contract)
Location: Holland Park, London W11 4LZ
Start date: Early June
Working hours: 09:00-17.30
Salary: £25,642.50 per annum

The Agency is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join us as the company Receptionist who will also have the opportunity to assist an agent predominantly with invoicing and scheduling. The role provides the chance to work alongside a friendly, collaborative team and learn about the industry from an agent’s perspective. The receptionist coordinates the general administration of the office, helping us to deliver excellent client care, which is the very core of what we do.

The Agency represents all manner of writers, directors & creatives working across film, television and theatre; from those at the peak of their careers to those at the very beginning. That range is reflected in the company too: the agents here are as varied in their taste as they are in age and experience.

The Agency works with other successful book agencies representing their clients’ media rights and in addition, The Agency have a bespoke children’s literary department. What binds the team at The Agency is their enthusiasm for their clients, great drama and the deal-making that facilitates it.


This a role which requires a calm, considerate and organised multi-tasker with a passion for theatre, film & TV. We would welcome someone with a friendly and professional approach, administrative experience, and the ability to prioritise a varied workload with a strong eye for detail.

Reception Duties include:

• Managing the telephone switch board
• Running the meeting room diary
• Welcoming visitors & setting up the meeting room with refreshments
• Organising the post (incoming and outgoing),
• Logging, tracking and evaluating unsolicited submissions
• General office maintenance and errands (maintaining office supplies; organising couriers; printing scripts; organising travel; weekly fire alarm check)
• Booking taxis and couriers in conjunction with company assistants.
• Contributing to our social media output
• Updating internal databases
• Assisting with general administration
• Working with a senior agent, invoicing for fees on the behalf of clients, logging and tracking contracts and scheduling internal and external meetings

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

Please let us know if you would like further information, or support with access requirements on to and; or call us on 0207 727 1346 and ask for either Rosie or Arthur.


To apply please email Arthur Barnard ( and Rosie O’Riley ( with “Receptionist Application” in the subject line and include your CV and a covering letter. Please include in the covering letter:
• why you are interested in the role and the work of The Agency
• if there is a particular Agency client you admire, or project by an Agency client that you have enjoyed, and why
• your enthusiasm for film, TV and/or theatre
• how your skills, experience or personality are well matched to the job

Application deadline: Thursday 23rd May


Assistant to Literary Manager

– Posted May 9th 2024

42 is looking for an Assistant for a Literary Manager in our London office. This busy administrative role requires excellent organisational and communication skills in a department that represents writers, directors, and producers in the film, television, theatre and radio industries. The ideal candidate is someone who also has a strong ability to multitask and to work under pressure, and who aspires to pursue a career in representation.

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment and interacting with talent and industry professionals with confidentiality and professionalism.

Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Main Responsibilities:

1. Full administrative support including diary management for the manager and scheduling client meetings.
2. Responding to queries for and on behalf of clients, and assisting clients, as required.
3. Handling and chasing contracts and invoices, ensuring payments are made promptly and accurately.
4. Develop a thorough understanding of the client list and clients’ current work, in order to thoughtfully suggest them for opportunities and to specific producers when required.
5. Reading client work and incoming project submissions, providing detailed notes on the material to share with the manager and/or with the client as needed.
6. Answering and fielding calls to the department, talking with clients and responding on behalf of the manager when required
7. Booking and arranging travel, transport, and accommodation.
8. Full range of office responsibilities including filing, setting up conference calls and appointments, and compiling and reconciling expenses.

Core Skills and Experience:

1. Ideally several years’ experience working as an agent or managers assistant
2. Comfortable coordinating schedules across multiple time zones
3. Highly organised, with great attention to detail, calm under pressure
4. Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
5. Passionate about talent, books, film, TV and theatre is essential
6. Experience using Tagmin is preferable but not essential
7. Strong administrative skills and experience in implementing systems
8. Proficient with Apple Macs, Word and Excel
9. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a confident phone manner
10. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rigorous work environment; demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines
11. Strong initiative and ownership of responsibilities – must demonstrate a proactive, positive attitude towards given tasks, plan ahead for potential issues and take appropriate action
12. Exemplary interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Role continually requires demonstrated humility, poise, tact and diplomacy

Please apply by sending a CV and covering note to with the application titled ‘Literary Assistant’

The Soho Agency

PA / Administrative Assistant

– Posted May 8th 2024

Permanent contract, full-time

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 6pm

Location: Soho, London

Salary: Competitive

Start Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: Friday 17th May 2024

Who we are:

The Soho Agency is a leading literary, theatrical and talent agency based in Soho, London. The Onscreen Department represents a dynamic roster of TV presenters, influencers , and content creators in the ever-evolving landscape of television and digital media. We pride ourselves on our vibrant and energetic team culture, where creativity thrives, and every voice is valued. The role: We are seeking a dedicated Personal Assistant to join our team and provide comprehensive administrative support to the director of the department and her assistant. This role is ideal for an organised individual with an interest in the entertainment and media industry. As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role to support and ensure smooth operations and maintaining our high standards of service. It’s an operational role and will suit someone who enjoys process (and improving processes) and can work quickly and effectively. Important strengths and skills for this role include attention to detail, organisation and efficiency.

Experience & skills:

• Ability to organise a busy director of the company and the self-confidence to manage upwards.
• Exceptional organisational skills with a meticulous attention to detail

• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Strong literacy and numeracy skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment

• Proven work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality Job Specification:

• Manage directors’ diary including scheduling meetings, reservations, travel bookings and some personal appointments

• Strong and consistent communication with director daily

• Daily personal assistant tasks for director of the department

• Managing multiple email inboxes and correspondence efficiently

• Updating agency software and internal databases

• Generating invoices and managing payments

• Liaising with accounts team and maintaining confidentiality

• Website updates and handling client fan mail

• Assisting with ad-hoc tasks for the Onscreen department and agents

• Managing contracts, sending, saving, and tracking accordingly

• Any other day-to-day tasks as required that contribute to the smooth running of a busy agency office.

Additional information:

• Training will be provided for specific software and systems

• We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented in the creative industries

How to apply: If you’re ready to embark on an exciting journey in the entertainment and media industry, and possess the skills and enthusiasm to excel in this role, we want to hear from you! Please submit your CV and a cover letter (which includes your notice period, if relevant) outlining your relevant experience and why you’d be a great fit for the role to by Friday 17th May 2024

Members list

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  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Allen & Abel
  • Andrew Harding Management
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
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  • Apollo Artist Management
  • ARA Talent
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  • Berlin Associates
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  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Blue Book Artist Management
  • BOSH Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
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  • Byrons Management
  • Capulet
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  • Caroline Dawson Associates
  • Cary Parsons Management
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  • CCA Management
  • Cecily Ware Literary Agents
  • Cherry Parker Management
  • Chris Davis Management
  • Claire Hoath Management
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  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
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  • Culverhouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • CVH Management
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Duke
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • DBA
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Divergent Talent Group Ltd
  • DPA Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Empower Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Excellent Talent
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • Fillingham Weston Associates
  • Fiona Cross Management
  • First Call Management
  • FLP Management
  • Galloways
  • Gardner Herrity
  • Garricks
  • Gavin Barker Associates
  • Gemma Hirst Associates Ltd
  • Global Artists
  • Gordon and French
  • Grantham-Hazeldine Ltd
  • Hamilton Hodell
  • Hatch Talent
  • Haworth Agency
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • iD Talent
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • Innovate Talent Management
  • Insight Management
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JBR Creative Management
  • 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
  • Kate Borde Personal Management (KBPM)
  • Katie Threlfall Associates
  • Keddie Scott Associates
  • Kelly Everitt Associates
  • Ki Agency
  • Kitson Press Associates
  • Knight Hall Agency
  • LARK
  • LJP Management
  • Linda Seifert Management
  • Lisa Richards Agency
  • Lorraine Brennan Management
  • Lou Coulson
  • Lovett Logan Associates
  • Lowy Hamilton
  • Mac and Jeal
  • Macfarlane Chard
  • McEwan and Penford
  • Maison 2 Ltd
  • Mandy Ward Artist Mgt
  • Marcus and McCrimmon
  • Markham Froggatt and Irwin
  • MBA Literary Agents
  • McLean-Williams Management
  • Media Artists Group
  • Mia Thomson Talent Management
  • Micheline Steinberg Associates
  • Michelle Blair Management
  • Michelle Braidman Ltd
  • Michelle Kass Associates
  • Middleweek Newton Talent Mgmt.
  • Milburn Browning
  • Mildred Yuan
  • Modern Collective
  • Mondi Associates
  • Morwenna Preston Mgmt.
  • Mostyn & Cross
  • MR Management
  • Mrs Jordan Associates
  • MSFT Management
  • Nancy Hudson Associates
  • Narrow Road
  • Nelson Browne
  • Nelson Talent Management
  • Network Artist Management
  • New Wonder Management
  • Nick Turner Management
  • Nina Lee Management
  • Noel Gay
  • NR1 Creatives Ltd
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • Pangolin Talent
  • PBJ Management
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Talent
  • Red Talent Management
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Roberts & Day Management
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • Russell Smith Associates
  • Ryder Management
  • Sainou
  • Sally Hope Associates
  • Sandra Boyce Management
  • Savages Personal Management
  • Sayle Screen
  • Scott Marshall
  • SD Talent Management
  • Seen Talent
  • Shack Artists
  • Sharkey and Co Theatrical Agents
  • Sharon Henry Management
  • Sheil Land
  • Shelley Barrett Management
  • Shelley Lowry Talent
  • Shepperd Fox
  • Simon and How Associates
  • Sophie Chapman Talent
  • Soundcheck Agency
  • Stanton Davidson Associates
  • Steve Kenis and Company
  • Steve Nealon Associates
  • Stevenson Withers Associates Ltd
  • Strange Town Agency
  • Susannah Norris Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • Take 3 Agency Ltd
  • TCG Artist Management Ltd
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • The Foundry Personal Management
  • The Markham Agency
  • The Production Exchange
  • The Saffron Group
  • The Soho Agency
  • The Way
  • Tildsley France
  • Thrive Talent
  • Toogood Management
  • TTA
  • United Agents Ltd
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • Young Actors Theatre Management


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 Approved Code of Practice which you can download in the members area (see Documents/PMA Documents).


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

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


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

Please refer to the PMA Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) which can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Resources).

The PMA ACOP, For Artists’ Agents contains commission split guidance for Artists’ agents when a client moves from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.  It also outlines our position on notice period.

The PMA does not currently provide commission split guidance for Dramatists, Directors or Creatives.

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.




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 Approved Code of Practice 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.


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.