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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 70 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

November 2021: MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. WE WILL BE OPENING MEMBERSHIP AGAIN FROM January 2022. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE EMAIL info@thepma.com

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
2021 update – traditionally we have held monthly in-person meetings for our members. Inevitably our activity has moved online. For now we are not following the monthly structure. Instead we are holding zoom meetings for  updates as necessary. We are also increasing our activity with partner organisations encouraging webinars to support our members and to help with the flow and understanding of knowledge in our changing times.

How to apply for membership:

  • Register your interest online – ONLINE REGISTARTION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING MEMBERS UNITL JANUARY 2022. 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).

Current Membership Fees (2021):

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 may be paid monthly, quarterly or in a single instalment.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2022.  If you have any questions about membership please email: info@thepma.com.

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 for providing your details. You will receive a call from the PMA in the next few days to discuss the next steps.

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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.

YOU Management

Junior Agent

– Posted December 3rd 2021

YOU Management is looking for a Junior Agent to join the London office team and build a list of clients.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience working for a talent or casting agency and possess the following strengths:
Strong administrative skills, a friendly and proactive personality who thrives working within a team and have a genuine passion for talent management with a keen desire to work hard and learn on the job.
To apply, please email CV and a cover letter to: jobs@you-management.com

Hatch

Full Time Assistant Position

– Posted December 2nd 2021

Hatch Talent are looking for an Agent’s Assistant to start ideally within the next month. We provide dedicated personal management to our select client list of exceptional talent. A year’s previous agency experience is preferable. The role can be on a flexible working basis, with some days working from home, but mainly from our offices on the Southbank.

We are looking for the following skills from candidates:

*Must have prior experience with Tagmin and Spotlight.
*Experience with turning around self-tapes and using Vimeo/Tagmin tapes.
*Confidence in handling the administration of a busy office and providing excellent quality assistance to one of the Agents.
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as excellent organisational skills are a requirement.
*Experience with contracts (TV, film, theatre and commercials) is desirable but not essential.
*A confident communicator with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and be pro-active.
*Must have a genuine love and passion for the industry.

Due to the requirements of the position, we are only able to consider applicants with the experience outlined.

SALARY – Commensurate on Experience

We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please email a copy of your CV and a covering note to vic@hatchtalent.co.uk with ‘Agent Assistant’ in the subject line of your message. Interviews will begin around w/c 13th December.

Many thanks.

BBAM / DLT

CLIENT ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ASSISTANT

– Posted December 2nd 2021

The Company seeks a Client Accounts Receivable Assistant to join the Accounts Department to assist the Assistant Agency Accountant and the Agency Accountant in providing a high quality accounting function to the Talent Agency businesses co-owned by sister company DLT Entertainment UK Ltd.
Given the range of companies that are serviced and differing locations of their activities the individual must be prepared to work from time to time away from their customary office at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London. The postholder reports to their line supervisor, the Assistant Agency Accountant, on occasion to the Agency Accountant and any other tasks as instructed by the Finance Director.

Duties
• Processing client payments (using TAGMIN)
• Logging payments received for clients.
• Close liaison with banks and purchasers regarding tracking problems and payment issues.
• Updating and maintaining accounts files.
• Liaising with agents to ensure all jobs are loaded and information is correct
• Invoicing clients and preparing remittance advice.
• Managing client accounts and liaising with them about accounting changes.
• Preparing Weekly Client Payments Run.
• Credit Control and weekly reporting to Agents
• Running commission reports
• To comply with the Company’s Electronic Communications and Data Protection policies.
• To comply with Theatre of Comedy Company’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety Policies at all times.

Person Specification

• Educated to a Degree level or studying towards a professional qualification
• 2+ years relevant practical experience
• The ability to work to tight deadlines
• Good spoken and written English
• Computer literate with good working knowledge of Excel and accounting software, preferably Sage Line 200
• Good personal presentation and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• The ability to work under pressure
• A flexible attitude to working patterns.
• Have a driven and ambitious attitude as well as a strong eye for detail.
• Ability to perform in a fast pace environment.
• Out-going and confident personality.
• Build and maintain good relationships with agents, clients and purchasers by understanding their operations and determining how best to ensure payment terms are met.
• Have previous accounts experience, ideally coming from a creative agency background or media outlet.
• The ability to prioritise a varied workloads.
• Experience of using TAGMIN or similar system would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given

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

Deadline – Please send CV with accompanying covering letter by Friday 10th December 2021 to
vacancies@shaftesburytheatre.com

Be Heard Voices

Voice Over Assistant

– Posted November 29th 2021

The Voice Assistant role provides close support and administration duties to a Senior Agent within an established Voice Over company to ensure our clients receive the best possible service.

The position ideally requires a person with previous Voice Over industry experience, alternatively talent management experience, with a strong ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail, good communication skills both written and verbal, and a sense of urgency when attending to various matters, as this is a fast-paced business with very quick turnaround times.

The position demands a high level of patience, integrity and discretion in maintaining confidentiality at all times.

This role would suit an individual who shows a keen interest in the voice over business (i.e., radio, advertising, podcasts, audio books, gaming and more) and who is good with problem solving and has some analytical skills.

Ideally :
• Good MS Office skills
• Marketing experience, using mailchimp and experience with loading information onto social media
• A working knowledge of Tagmin and Spotlight making sure all jobs, dates and info is entered correctly
• Invoicing and liaising with accounts
• Liaising with external clients and talent on behalf of the Agent when required
• Admin and filing duties, including but not limited to saving/sending documentation, raising and sending invoices, chasing payments, updating website and databases
• Extensive Diary management and ensuring actors have everything they need for auditions/bookings
• Push emails
• Breakdowns
• Monthly expenses
• Sending out CAN/Contracts via Hello sign
• Twitter updates and responses
• Managing Fan mail
• Holiday cover

Sheil Land Associates Ltd

Royalties Administrator

– Posted November 29th 2021

Job description:

This is an opportunity to join a small and friendly team as a Royalties Administrator in a publishing environment. The successful candidate must have a minimum of one year’s experience using the Bradbury Phillips Agency Manager software and enjoys working with numbers. The candidate will be able to work independently under their own resource and initiative.

Key duties and responsibilities:

* Identifying incoming receipts from bank statements, updating and maintaining cashbook.

* Preparing statements and processing payment runs for clients.

* Be able to work to tight deadlines yet maintaining accuracy and precision.

* Maintaining to a high standard, the royalties database

* Working alongside agents to raise invoices for advances, royalties and other income due

* Be proficient in English and have the ability to handle client queries by phone and email.

Experience / skills required:

* Good numeracy skills, including a keen eye for detail.

* Strong computer literacy is essential; including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook

* Good communication skills to build strong working relationships as a member of a team and with clients and external partners.

* Confident and proactive attitude with the ability to solve problems and work independently

Salary: circa £22,000pa. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to nbarracliffe@sheilland.co.uk

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

Assistant to Head of Theatre Department

– Posted November 26th 2021

Assistant to Head of Theatre Department
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to join the Theatre Department at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, one of the world’s leading talent agencies.

The role centres around providing outstanding client care and administrative support to Mel Kenyon, Head of the Theatre Department/Company Director. The ideal candidate will have:
Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
Strong multitasking skills
An ability to maintain confidentiality
Good digital literacy and IT skills
Experience of working collaboratively
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds
An interest in theatre
An ability to work well under pressure

Salary range: £27,500 per annum

To apply please visit our website to download an application pack

https://www.casarotto.co.uk/jobs

The closing date for applications is 11.30pm Sunday 5 December 2021.

Gavin Barker Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 26th 2021

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

To begin Jan 2022 part time, 3 days a week, with scope to become full time from April.

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, high level of attention to detail and superb verbal/written communication.

Knowledge of Tagmin and Spotlight is desirable.

To apply, please email your CV and Covering Letter to chris@gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk with Agent’s Assistant Position in the subject.

Members list

(Last update, March 2021) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Artist Management
  • 42 Managment
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Andrew Harding Management
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • Artists Rights Group
  • Becky Barrett Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Berlin Associates
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Blue Book Artist Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • 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
  • Clarendon Personal Management
  • Collective Agents
  • Collective Talent
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • 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 Ball Ltd
  • 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
  • Fillingham Weston Associates
  • FLP Management
  • 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
  • Haworth Agency
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • 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
  • Katie Threlfall Associates
  • Keddie Scott Associates
  • Ki Agency
  • Kitson Press Associates
  • Knight Hall Agency
  • Linda Seifert Management
  • Lisa Richards Agency
  • 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
  • Mia Thomson Associates
  • Micheline Steinberg Associates
  • Michelle Blair Management
  • Michelle Braidman Ltd
  • Michelle Kass Associates
  • Middleweek Newton Talent Mgmt.
  • Milburn Browning
  • Mondi Associates
  • Morwenna Preston Mgmt.
  • Mostyn & Cross
  • MR Management
  • Mrs Jordan Associates
  • Nancy Hudson Associates
  • Narrow Road
  • Nelson Browne
  • 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
  • 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
  • SD Talent Management
  • Shack Artists
  • Sharkey and Co Theatrical Agents
  • Sharon Henry Management
  • Sheil Land
  • Shepherd Management
  • Shepperd Fox
  • Simon and How Associates
  • Soundcheck Agency
  • Stanton and Davidson Assoc
  • Steve Kenis and Company
  • Steve Nealon Associates
  • Stevenson Withers Associates Ltd
  • Suzann Wade Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • Talent Consultants CIC
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • The Markham Agency
  • The Production Exchange
  • The Soho Agency
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Thrive Talent
  • Toogood Management
  • TTA
  • 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.