About Us

The leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

PMA membership comprises Agencies which represent 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, with 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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The Vacancy List: Looking for a start or a next step in an agency?
Current assistant and admin vacancies are posted below.

The Artists Partnership

Assistant to CEO & Associate

– Posted April 19th 2024

The role is full time and office based.

In this role, you will support the CEO and Associate with a primary focus on organisation and tracking
client projects.

We are looking for a passionate, personable. creative and hard-working natural problem solver, who is
keen to learn and committed and excited about the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing agency,
it’s CEO and one of the top tier talent teams in the UK.

DUTIES (not limited to)
o Maintaining a daily call list for CEO
o Taking calls and messages
o Email dictation
o Updating internal systems (Tagmin)
o Uploading self-tapes
o Updating client pages on our website
o Spotlight breakdowns
o Handling postal correspondence
o Script reading – engaging with scripts, analysing with opinion and breaking them down to
assist the office
o Co-ordinating client pushes – bundling projects / drafting emails / updating materials /
creating pitch decks
o Updating tracking lists for top clients
o Sending birthday messages and gifts to clients
o Booking restaurants, tickets, arranging flowers etc
o Liaising with other assistants to ensure the CEO is across all clients and guest lists
o Greeting visitors (when Associate is away) and offering refreshments throughout the day
o General office admin support
o Covering Associate holiday

o Tech skills : experience with Canva, Tagmin, Word and Excel would be advantageous
o Excellent attention to detail and efficiency skills
o Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
o A high level of discretion is imperative
o Ability to prioritise and multi-task under pressure
o A positive can-do attitude
o Capacity to work in a fast paced and changing environment
o Social media skills would be appreciated but not necessarily essential

Please email your CV and cover letter to

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 26TH APRIL

United Agents Ltd

Floating Assistant – Comedy Assistant

– Posted April 18th 2024

Floating Assistant – Comedy Department – 12 month fixed term contract

Where: Located in the heart of London’s bustling and creative Soho, United Agents is one of London’s leading talent agencies encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre, and comedy.

Who: We have an exciting opportunity within the Comedy department for a Floating Assistant. As the dedicated Comedy Floating Assistant, you will work to support all offices within the department, providing holiday cover within Agent’s offices when necessary. This is a very busy department supporting Agents who work with award winning writer-performers, comedians, actors, producers and directors – as such, there is never a dull moment.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment, respect confidentiality at all times and possess the ability to remain calm when working under pressure. Attention to detail is crucial.

Key responsibilities:

• Handle a high volume of emails and calls from clients and industry professionals e.g. producers, commissioners and casting directors. 
• Attend client performances and comedy and theatre, screenings
• Organise meetings/auditions/client self-tapes.
• Ensure client CV’s and bios are up to date.  
• Build client material and put together showreels.  
• Client submissions via Spotlight and on email.  
• Process contracts, issue invoices and keep track of payments.
• Script reading on behalf of and alongside Agents/clients.
• Diary management for the Agents and clients - which is often complicated in nature as often clients work across more than one discipline.
• Provide full administrative support to the department.
• Attend comedy previews and work in progress shows.

Key skills:  
• Scrupulous attention to detail.
• Exceptional organisational skills.
• Trustworthy and accurate as will be dealing with highly confidential material and client information.
• Skilled communicator.
• Has the ability to remain calm when under pressure.
• Has the ability to work at a fast pace, prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
• Skilled at building solid working relationships across the whole department.
• A can-do attitude with the willingness and ability to learn.
• A good listener, intuitive and adaptable.
• A good sense of humour.
• Previous industry experience in a talent agency or casting directors’ office desirable but not essential.

A passion for and enjoyment of comedy, film, television and theatre is essential.

To apply follow the following link:

Closing date: 5pm, Friday the 3rd of May

As part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce we encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in our own workforce and wider industry. However you identify and whatever your background, we welcome you to apply.

Sayle Screen Ltd

Senior Assistant / Associate Agent

– Posted April 11th 2024

Sayle Screen is seeking an experienced assistant to provide administrative and contractual support to two agents. Experience across contracts, accounting, plus a strong knowledge base of production companies and key movements in the industry is a must. The candidate must have exceptional organisational, time management and written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; as well as the ability to work under pressure.

Initially this role will be solely assisting the agents, allowing the candidate time to embed into the agency. Beyond this, the candidate will be considered for advancement in the agency based on performance and other criteria. Ideally there will be an opportunity for the candidate to begin growing their own client list, either by taking on new clients or co-agenting existing clients with one of the senior agents.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is committed to working in an agency, loves working with creative talent and wants the potential to further their own career. The role will require total commitment, script reading outside of office hours and a sincere investment in the clients of the agency. We are looking for someone who genuinely wants to step up to help the team and contribute to the success of the agency.

Essential Experience:
• Ideally two years of experience at a literary agency, representing writers and directors
• Comprehensive understanding of the British entertainment industry: Production Companies, Independent Film Producers, Broadcasters, Streamers and Theatres
• Knowledge of UK Film/TV/Theatre contracts, including: theatre licences, shopping agreements and writer agreements
• Knowledge of Tagmin or a similar accounting software: experience sending invoices and loading contracts and invoices onto the accounts software. The candidate must be able to liaise efficiently and clearly with clients about their payments plus be proactive in speaking to producers to solve any accounting discrepancies
• Diary management: setting meetings for agents and clients
• Office management: screening and managing phone calls, enquiries and requests; greeting visitors; general office admin
• Reading scripts and writing reports

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Eva Bell:

Hamilton Hodell

Associate Agent or Senior Assistant

– Posted April 10th 2024

Hamilton Hodell is seeking a highly experienced Associate Agent or Senior Assistant to join the team of one of top talent agents in the UK. The job is hugely rewarding and exciting. It is also time-intensive, stressful and demanding, requiring total commitment, homework and being on-call beyond standard office hours.

Candidates must have at least two years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of British entertainment industry: Studios, Production Companies, Broadcasters, Streamers, Theatres (West End, Subsidised and Regional). They must be well aware of the creative personnel we work with: executives, producers, casting directors, publicists. And they should, in particular, have a good grasp of the UK talent pool, our actors, writers and directors.

Candidates must also have a firm grasp of our UK contracts (PACT/EQUITY TV and CINEMA agreements, BBC contracts and the SOLT agreement).

Above all, they need to passionately love film/television/theatre and have a great respect for talent. The desire to work with and nurture talent must be a vocational imperative.

We seek candidates who are articulate, well read, immersed in film/TV/theatre, display initiative, strong social skills and who are both ambitious and collegial. They should be kind, attentive, hardworking, intuitive, committed and natural problem solvers. Grace under pressure and discretion essential. A sense of humour is helpful.

Our in-house “brand” is To be London’s pre-eminent talent agency, nurturing and cultivating the greatest storytellers and creators of their generation, and we aim to deliver this at the highest level in a warm, professional, efficient and respectful manner. We have built the team carefully to create a friendly, familial environment and all our agents have all been promoted from within the company starting from the ground up — as assistants, receptionists and interns. Including our CEO and partners.

Our staff turnover is extremely low due to job satisfaction and generous compensation. The candidate would be considered on merit for advancement in the company based on performance and other criteria.

The job would including direct contact with acting clients, assisting our CEO in his professional responsibilities, interacting with other agents and associates on the team, and in time, negotiating for clients, attending performances, reading scripts, advising on opportunities, handling all logistical talent needs, arranging work permits, diary managements for CEO and talent, and in general ensuring that problems are resolved as soon as possible and in the most professional manner.

​Please ​send your CV and covering letter to: with the subject line ​’​Associate Agent​ /​ Senior Assistant​’. Deadline for submissions ​- Tuesday 30th April 2024.

United Agents Ltd

Agent’s Assistant – Actor’s department

– Posted April 9th 2024

Job title: Agent’s Assistant

Reports to: Actors Agent

Where: Located in the heart of London’s bustling and creative Soho, United Agents is one of London’s leading talent agencies encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre, and comedy.

Who: We have an exciting opportunity within the Actors department for a full time Assistant. The is a very busy office requiring meticulous organisational skills and the ability to multitask. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment, respect confidentiality at all times and possess the ability to remain calm when working under pressure. Attention to detail is crucial.


Manage a high volume of emails and calls from clients and industry professionals, such as, casting directors, directors, and producers.
Attend client performances in theatres, TV, records, and screenings.
keep abreast of exciting new talent by attending drama school showcases.
Organise meetings, auditions, and self-tapes.
Ensure client CV’s and bios are up to date.  
Put together showreels.  
Client submissions over the phone, via Spotlight and on email.  
Process contracts, issue invoices, and monitor payments.   
Script reading on behalf of and alongside Agent and clients.
Diary management for the Agent and clients.
Provide full administrative support to the Agent and clients.
Liaise with US teams on clients that have US representation

Key qualities and skills:  

Skilled in multi-tasking and prioritising work
Has the ability to remain calm when under pressure
Has the ability to work at a fast pace to meet tight deadlines
Scrupulous attention to detail 
Exceptional organisational skills.    
Skilled communicator.  
Effective and competent at building relationships within the team and department
Possess a can-do attitude.
A passion for film, television and theatre is essential.

To apply following this link:

Closing date 5pm Tuesday 23rd April

As part of our commitment to diversity we encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in our own workforce and wider industry. We welcome applications however you identify and whatever your background.

Beresford Management

Agents Assistant

– Posted April 8th 2024

Agents Assistant – Part Time

Beresford Management is a vibrant, boutique Theatrical Agency situated in Twickenham, representing a select client list of exceptional talent across TV, Film and Theatre for 15 years.

We are looking for an assistant to join the Beresford Management Team!

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established vibrant Talent agency as a part-time Assistant. The expectation is that this will change into a full-time position once initial training is complete.

The ideal candidate should have the following skills/characteristics:

Excellent communication skills, computer literate
Personable Telephone manner
Knowledge of Spotlight and other casting platforms
A keen interest in TV, Film and Theatre
Previous experience in a talent agency or casting office is desirable
Pro-active, hardworking and passionate about working in an agency
Knowledge/proficiency in MAC computers
Friendly, well-humoured
Able to multi-task with excellent organisation skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure

Responsibilities will include:

Providing full administration support to the agents
Handling emails and calls from clients and casting directors
Updating Tagmin – our client management system
Tracking the status of contracts, online filing
Sending tapes and meeting requests to clients
Updating social media platforms and website
Attending drama school showcases

This position will provide a work from home format as well as working in our lovely Twickenham offices a couple of days a week. We are looking for an individual with a keen interest in developing their career to becoming an agent.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

To apply please email a short paragraph about you and why you think you’d be a good fit for the job along with a copy of your CV labelled with your name to with “Assistant Agent Application” in the subject line.

Closing date: 29th April 2023

Members list

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  • 33 Artist Management
  • 42 Management
  • Abi Darling at Brynmoor
  • Accelerate
  • Actual Talent
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Allen & Abel
  • Andrew Harding Management
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • ARA Talent
  • Arrowsmith Pacey
  • Artists Rights Group
  • Ashrow Talent Management
  • Aston Management
  • Audere Talent Management
  • BC Creative Ltd
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Beresford Management
  • Berlin Associates
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Blue Book Artist Management
  • BOSH Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • BWH Agency
  • Byram Hancock Associates
  • Byrons Management
  • Capulet
  • 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
  • Clarendon Personal Management
  • Collective Agents
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Hamilton Rae
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • 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.