The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA AGM 2019 – 24th SEPTEMBER 2019, from 1pm, at CENTURY, SOHO

***SAVE THE DATE*** INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT EARLY SEPTEMBER. (RSVP at that point)

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting 2019

Wednesday October 16th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2019

Wednesday September 11th, 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

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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

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<

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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.

David Higham Associates

Internship – Film/TV/Theatre Department

– Posted August 22nd 2019

The Film, TV & Theatre department at David Higham Associates have a vacancy for a part-time intern to work two days a week (day to be agreed subject to availability), from 9.15am – 5.30pm.

We pay a modest salary, but do not contribute to travel or accommodation costs.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, focused individual with good administrative skills and who is keen to learn more about working in a literary agency. They must have a demonstrable interest in Film, TV or/and Theatre. Office experience preferred, but we will provide training.

Tasks will include:
• Reading scripts and writing reports
• Preparing sales and marketing materials
• Updating and maintaining databases
• Basic agreement administration
• Ad hoc research
• Photocopying, scanning, and filing contracts
• Completing the scanning of contracts not on the database
• General support to the Film, TV and Theatre department as required

To apply, please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Hannah Ladds at hannahladds@davidhigham.co.uk

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.
Applications close midnight Sunday 8th September.

Interviews will be held w/c 16th September 2019, with the position to start as soon as possible.

Savages Personal Management

Associate Agent

– Posted August 19th 2019

Candidate will have:
• previous experience of working at an Actors agency with desire to progress to the next level of their career
• excellent communication and administrative skills
• literacy in digital/social media
• a friendly professional manner
• experience of Tagmin and Spotlight
• a knowledge of existing casting directors, directors and regional and national producers
• comfortable handling a high volume of work, prioritising well and performing tasks under time pressure with an
eye for details
• a passion for Theatre, film and TV together with ideas for development and a wish to influence.

This is a perfect opportunity for an intelligent, energetic and organised candidate who is eager to become involved in every aspect of an exciting and expanding agency

Independent Talent Group

Literary Assistant

– Posted August 19th 2019

Literary Assistant vacancy in one of Europe’s leading talent agencies.

We have a vacancy for an assistant working for literary agents representing film, television, theatre and radio writer and directors.

The position requires excellent administrative and communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and a passionate interest in the drama and comedy industry.

Please email vacancies@indepdendenttalent.com for more details regarding the job description and salary information.

For applications please also send a CV and covering letter to vacancies@indepdendenttalent.com

Curtis Brown

Office Assistant – Talent Department

– Posted August 16th 2019

We’re looking for an Office Assistant to join a small team of two Agents and two Agent Assistants in our Talent Department. This is a 12 month, fixed-term contract.

We’re looking for excellent administrative and organisational skills including experience of using Microsoft packages. You should be comfortable using various Social Media. This role covers general admin duties and diary management for the Agents. You must have at least a year’s previous office experience, preferably gained in an arts environment.

You will be joining a lively and busy team who look after high profile clients – you should have the ability to work on your own initiative without close supervision. You also need to be able to remain calm and focused when under pressure.​ This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, confident and proactive individual to learn about the world of agenting.

For more information and details of how to apply, visit our website jobs page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

PBJ Management

Bookeeping Assistant

– Posted August 15th 2019

PBJ Management are looking for a full-time Bookkeeping Assistant.

Overview
• Day to day running of the client accounts and assisting with company management accounts paying urgent invoices
• Client’s Accounts – allocate client funds upon receipt daily. Managing the client payment process including foreign currency payments, setting up payments, and sending out client statements weekly
• Credit Control – aged creditors reconciliation and credit control
• Collaborating on the client recharge process, ensuring that expenses are recharged to the correct client
• Respond to ad hoc queries on client income

Additionally
• Updating customer/client ledger with new clients
• Manage client and company sales ledger including raising all invoices and credit notes, liaising with clients agents
• Ensure VAT is correct on international bookings and commission percentage checked
• Maintaining client bank accounts and clients account reconciliation run weekly
Candidate
• Experience with Sage 50 Accounts software
• Experience of working within a finance role, preferably in Media
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Effective time management and prioritising
• Good team player, diligent and accurate

Narrow Road

Agents Assistant

– Posted August 15th 2019

Narrow Road are looking for an experienced full time Agent’s Assistant to join our team, working from our Covent Garden office.

The ideal candidate will have:
• previous experience of working at a talent agency,
casting director’s office, publishing house or production company.
• excellent communication and administrative skills
• literacy in digital/social media
• a friendly but professional manner
• experience of Tagmin and Spotlight
• a knowledge of existing casting directors
• comfortable handling a high volume of work, prioritising well and performing tasks under time pressure with a sharp eye for details
• a genuine passion for theatre

This is a perfect opportunity for an energetic and highly organised candidate who is eager to work hard.

Send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to james@narrowroad.co.uk making sure you put ‘Agents Assistant’ in the subject line of your message.

Gavin Barker Associates

Senior Assistant/Junior Agent

– Posted August 9th 2019

Gavin Barker Associates are looking for a Senior Assistant/Junior Agent to join their high-profile boutique Central London agency.

The role will suit someone with three years industry experience at an agency or casting environment looking to advance.

The successful candidate will be ultra-organised, have excellent verbal and written communication and emotional intelligence, strong industry connections and a good knowledge of Agentfile.

Salary package negotiable according to experience.

Please send a CV and covering email to gavin@gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk.

Apollo Artist Management

To Be Discussed

– Posted August 6th 2019

Job title to be discussed in interview.

Company
Apollo Artist Management is one of the UK’s leading talent agencies, that offers bespoke representation to an elite group of artists in Film, Television, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials & Radio.

We believe that each actor deserves to be given the benefit of our knowledge & support in order to fulfil their potential, and that no two actors receive the same representation. We specialise in nurturing talent in the right way and believe that a great personal relationship is central to what we do.

Experience & Skills
• Must have a minimum of 12 months experience in a talent agency or casting office.
• An excellent working knowledge of the Entertainment industry.
• A knowledge of or relationship with existing Casting Directors preferable
• Computer literacy, together with a good knowledge of Tagmin & Spotlight
• Hard-working, positive attitude with likeability and a great sense of humour
• An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively

A competitive salary depending on experience will be offered.

If you fit the brief and would like to apply, please email your CV & cover letter to…

Steve Nealon Associates Ltd

Agent’s assistant

– Posted August 4th 2019

Agent’s assistant needed from the end of August 2019 for 24 hours per week based at our office near Trafalgar Square’.

Must be available all day Tuesdays plus Thursday and Friday afternoons. Must be experienced using Tagmin and Spotlight. Would suit someone who has recently finished an internship in an agent’s office or a recent graduate looking for more experience. Must have an excellent phone manner, be IT literate and have excellent knowledge and experience of the website platform Wix. Should be prepared to attend weekly client and applicant performances. Please send CV and cover email to steve@stevenealonassociates.com.

Blue Book Artist Management (formerly CKP)

Bookkeeper

– Posted August 2nd 2019

Full Time Bookkeeper required for an agency specialising in comedy, entertainment, promotion, presenters and acting. Based in central London, ideally available from September 2019

Avalon

Management Assistant

– Posted August 1st 2019

We are expanding our talent management division and we would like an enthusiastic and bright Management Assistant to join our team.

The role will involve looking after our clients:
• Act as the first point of contact for all requests/offers of work for Manager’s clients, including ascertaining all information about dates, fees etc.
• Prioritise, redirect & draft correspondence/replies on Manager’s behalf, follow up as necessary.
• Administration of clients’ contra

InterTalent (AC) Ltd

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 29th 2019

InterTalent (AC) Ltd are receiving submissions for the following new position: Agent’s Assistant

The role will assist a senior member of the team with duties including artist liaison, administration, account management and office management duties.

Candidates should be highly efficient/organised, polite and calm under pressure and confident enough to work with high profile artists. They must be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy, be detail aware and prepared to work as required to get the job done.

The ideal candidate will have some experience of working within an Actors, PR or Advertising Agency. Knowledge of Tagmin & Spotlight is a bonus but not essential.
To apply, please send CV & covering letter to oliver@intertalentgroup.com

InterTalent

Assistant to Leading Talent Manager

– Posted July 22nd 2019

Real opportunity for a brilliant ‘agent in waiting’ candidate who will be ‘youthful yet mature’ to closely support Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE and his clients, working primarily across TV, music and digital. This newsletter link best explains the vast breadth of what we create for our talent – https://store.intertalentgroup.com/roar-press/The-InterTalent-Newsletter-Spring-2019.pdf. InterTalent is one of the UK’s pre-eminent broadcast agents (non-scripted and scripted), also encompassing branding and digital.

The role will be all encompassing – assisting in coordinating with clients, finding opportunities and doing what you would expect of a first class assistant. You will hit the ground running, working both in the office and remotely with clients as and when needed in all they do. Confidence and responsibility are core skills, and never looking ruffled! You will need to understand the mindset and uniqueness of Talent. You will get the most incredible spread of opportunities; build one of the best contact books in the industry – learning from one of the very best talent managers in the industry. Ideally, you will already have important contacts and relationships of your own.

InterTalent is one of the UK’s pre-eminent broadcast agents (non-scripted and scripted), also encompassing branding and digital. The successful applicant will be working alongside great people in our new Nassau Street office in Fitzrovia.

Members list

(Last update, August 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 Management
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Penny Wesson
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Production Exchange Management
  • Q 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 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 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.