The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday January 29th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm. (PMA Members only)

PMA Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday February 19th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm. (PMA members only)

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

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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.

DENTON BRIERLEY

SENIOR AGENT’S ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE

– Posted January 21st 2020

Denton Brierley is looking for a full-time Senior Agent’s Assistant / Associate to work directly with one of the Company Directors and their list of actors in its busy office in East London.

Applicants must have at least three years of assisting experience working in a theatrical agency – with excellent working knowledge and a passion for film, television and theatre.

The ideal candidate would be highly organised with a real eye for detail and have the ability to work well independently, as well as collaborate as part of a team. The candidate should have a keen interest in finding new talent and working with established actors across both UK and international projects. Discretion is key and the chosen candidate would be expected to adhere to all GDPR/Privacy policies. Prior experience of Tagmin is advantageous. A proactive work ethic and a positive attitude are essential.

There will be a real opportunity to learn and for the right candidate to progress their career to becoming an Agent, establishing their own list in the future.

Send your CV and a short covering email (with ‘Senior Agent’s Assistant / Associate’ in the subject line) to gavin@dentonbrierley.com

DENTON BRIERLEY

GENERAL ASSISTANT

– Posted January 21st 2020

Denton Brierley is looking for a full-time General Assistant to join our busy office in East London.

Applicants would benefit from previous experience in the industry or from a similar administrative role. A passion for film, television and theatre is essential.

The General Assistant will provide administrative support to the team of four agents, alongside another assistant. The ability to multitask, prioritise workload effectively and remain calm under pressure is key for this role. Great communication skills, a positive attitude, and a friendly telephone manner are required. The chosen candidate would be expected to discreet and adhere to all GDPR/Privacy policies. Experience with Microsoft and Excel is essential, with prior experience of Tagmin being advantageous.

There will be a real opportunity to learn within the company.

Send your CV and a short covering email (with ‘General Assistant’ in the subject line) to gavin@dentonbrierley.com

Sharon Henry Management

Agents Assistant

– Posted January 21st 2020

We are looking for a full-time Agency Assistant to join the team here at Sharon Henry Management from mid-February. Please do let us know if you know of anyone suitable.
The job description is for an Agency Assistant to provide support Sharon Henry.

Candidates must have some experience of working in a busy office environment, excellent computer literacy and interpersonal skills. The role will include general administrative responsibilities, diary management, updating client CV’s and websites, liaising with clients and producers, processing contracts and raising invoices.
For a full Job Description and further information, please email:
sharon@sharonhenry.co.uk

42 M&P

Talent Managers Assistant

– Posted January 17th 2020

42 – a fully integrated management and production company with offices in London and Los Angeles – is looking to hire an experienced assistant to work within the London office’s talent management department .

In this busy administrative role you will rely on your excellent organisational skills and your ability to work well under pressure to support a talent manager who represents actors and casting directors across film, television and theatre.

Previous experience in a client facing role or working as an assistant in this industry, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a “can-do” attitude and excellent communication are essential.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Full administrative support to the talent manager in the day to day running of the office and developing clients’ careers.
2. Responding to queries for and on behalf of clients, and assisting clients, as required.
3. Answering, handling and fielding calls to the department, talking with clients and responding on behalf of the manager when required.
4. First point of contact for Casting Directors and Producers and keeping across forthcoming projects and client availability.
5. Script reading and providing coverage
6. Invoicing, ensuring payments are made promptly and accurately.
7. Representing 42 at industry events, supporting clients and building industry relationships.
8. Prepare managers expenses.
9. General administrative support and office responsibilities including diary management, scheduling appointments, filing and setting up conference calls.
10. Handling and chasing contracts, preparing and chasing invoices and ensuring payments are made promptly.

Core Skills and Experience:

1. Two years experience in a client facing role.
2. Highly organised, with attention to detail and ability to use initiative. Calm under pressure
3. Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
4. Enthusiastic and dedicated with an eye for detail
5. Basic computer proficiency
6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a confident phone manner
7. Friendly, positive, “can do” personality, a good sense of humour and a great team player
8. Understanding contracts and invoicing

Please email a covering note and a copy of your CV to aileenryan@42mp.com if you wish to apply.

YOU Management

Senior Agent’s Assistant

– Posted January 16th 2020

We are looking for an experienced assistant to join our Musical Theatre department in our fast growing and established Management Agency in the heart of the West End.

Minimum 12 month experience in an agency or casting office.

There is definitely room for progression in this role.

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to: jobs@you-management.com

ARG

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted January 16th 2020

We are looking for an experienced Agent’s Assistant to join our team.

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

Main tasks:

• 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.;
• Make all arrangements for clients to carry out work, for example, travel/itineraries etc.;
• Manage Agent’s diary;
• Connecting calls including conference calls;
• Organising all travel arrangements and itineraries for Agent;
• Maintaining Contacts database;
• Script reading and writing breakdowns;
• Prepare 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 phone.

Key attributes:

• 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.

The Agency (London) Ltd.

Full-time senior assistant

– Posted January 16th 2020

We are recruiting a full-time assistant to join The Agency and to work with senior partners.

Industry experience is preferred; assistant experience is essential. We are seeking someone who is well read, interested in writers particularly those writing for film and television and who has a passion for the industry.

The role will be working for two senior partner agents within the company, providing secretarial and assistant support. Responsibilities will include:

• Diary & call management and general PA duties
• Management of client submissions, meetings and contracts
• Responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client contracts & payments
• Maintaining and initiating online records and systems
• Dealing with clients and producers on a daily basis

You will be responsible for meeting two agents’ general needs; meeting and greeting of guests, fielding company and client calls and any other general administrative tasks needed to ensure the smooth running of the offices.

The candidate would need exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a keen eye for detail, to be proficient in the use of MS Office and the aptitude to learn how to use our contract royalty management system and tracking processes.

The deadline for applications is 24th January 2020. Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application SENIOR ASSISTANT VACANCY in the subject header to sd-office@theagency.co.uk

Independent Talent Group

Team Assistant – Digital Talent

– Posted January 15th 2020

Independent Talent (ITG) is the largest talent agency in Europe, we represent a range of talent with global appeal Please see more information here – https://www.independenttalent.com/

The unscripted department was set up in 2001 and represents on screen talent in all genres from (please see full roster here https://www.independent-360.com/)

We launched our digital division 4 years ago, which focuses on the representation of online talent like Oli White and Zanna Van Dijk, and podcasts such as the High Low and Elizabeth Day’s How To Fail. (please see the full roster here – https://www.independent-360.com/presenters/division/social/).

Together these departments have gone from strength to strength and ITG360 won the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voices Award 2019. As a result of the success we are looking for a team assistant to work across both offices.

You will need to have great communication and organisational skills, as you will be required to support a team of agents with their clients which includes diary management, booking travel and talent liaison etc.

You will be a self starter and team player. We work in a high pressure environment and it can often be long hours, please keep this in mind when applying.

JPA Associates

JPA Young Performers

– Posted January 10th 2020

We are looking for a new team member to join our office based in High Wycombe. The role will primarily be working alongside our current agent looking after our Young Performers client list, so any previous experience of child performance licences and children working in the industry would be advantageous. We would ideally like previous experience within an Agency, with a good knowledge of Spotlight and casting directors. Excellent communication skills, confident phone manner, a ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to learn are a must. We are a small but very busy office and this would be a great opportunity for an assistant looking to make the step up. As we are based in High Wycombe please only apply if you are willing to travel. CV’s emailed to agent@jpaassociates.co.uk Closing date: 24th Jan. We will only contact successful applicants.

Donna French, Gordon and French Ltd

First Assistant

– Posted January 8th 2020

Gordon and French are looking for an assistant to add to a well established team. We need someone who is looking for the next step and has previous agent assistant experience. You must be competent with agent file, contract administration, co ordinating diaries and have industry specific skills (ie ADR, radio, workshops etc). The role would be perfect for someone who has worked in an agency before and is looking to move and learn in a fast paced and collaborative agency. Common sense, clear thinking and a positive can-do attitude is a absolute must. Attention to detail, ability to use initiative and a good sense of humour also necessary. If you think you have skills that will help us continue developing our exciting client list then please do send your CV and covering letter to office@gordonandfrench.co.uk.

The Soho Agency

Agent’s Assistant (Theatre, Film, TV creatives)

– Posted January 6th 2020

We are looking for a new assistant to provide full time administrative and creative support for one of our Agents representing creatives, directors and writers working across theatre, film and TV and to support the wider literary and talent agency. The ideal candidate will be energetic, confident, enthusiastic and able to work both independently and as part of a small team. They will be highly engaged with the entertainment and media industry with a particular interest in theatre, film and TV. They will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be both unflappable and flexible, with an understanding of the importance of excellent client service. A clear head for money and numbers is also essential.

Job specification
• Administrative support to Agent in all aspects of their work.
• Scheduling meetings, appointments, reservations and bookings as and when required.
• Handling client and customer requests and enquiries
• Updating company website, records and systems
• Reading and evaluating scripts for TV, film and theatre
• Assisting with contracts and seeing them through to completion
• Invoicing and accounts processing
• Supporting agency’s social media
• Any other general tasks that arise in the day-to-day running of a small and busy office

Skills
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel
Good command of written English
Accurate typing skills
Ideally experience of working in a busy office environment and the ability to communicate and work in a range of environments from the office to public events

Other requirements
Degree 2:1 or above

About The Soho Agency
The Soho Agency is a London based boutique agency which is active in all areas of international literary and media representation. Formed out of the recent merger of the leading literary agency Lucas Alexander Whitley www.lawagency.co.uk and the TV talent agency Factual Management www.factualmanagement.com, and the recent appointment of Helen Mumby, we represent a roster of superb talent and IP creators including creatives, writers and directors working in theatre, film and TV, authors, writers, TV presenters, illustrators, brands, companies, charities, and on-line talent. Our aim is to offer a bespoke service operated with individuality and commitment to nurture talent and build brands, looking for the best deals for our clients, fostering critical and commercial success and planning long term careers. More information available on our new website www.thesohoagency.co.uk.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to admin@thesohoagency.co.uk

THE ARTISTS PARTNERSHIP

Second Assistant

– Posted January 6th 2020

The Artists Partnership is looking for a Second assistant (with the First assistant having moved into an associate position on various clients) 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 step up and work in a high-volume agency amongst a highly collaborative and hard working team.

The ideal applicant will have at least one-year experience in a talent agency and a genuine interest in Film/TV/Theatre. Previous experience in managing diaries and databases is preferable 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. Role to start ASAP.

Members list

(Last update, January 2020) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Ltd
  • 42 Managment
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • 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
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • 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
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core Management
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culvershouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Dennis Lyne Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • Galloways
  • Gardner Herrity
  • Garricks
  • Gavin Barker Associates
  • Gemma Hirst Associates Ltd
  • Global Artists
  • Gordon and French
  • Grantham-Hazeldine Ltd
  • Hamilton Hodell
  • Hannah Layton Management
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan Penford
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artist Management Ltd
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • InterTalent (CK) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • 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
  • 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
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner 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 Production Exchange
  • 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 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 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.