The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday March 18th, 2020. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm. (PMA Members only)

PMA Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday February 19th, 2020. 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

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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.
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VACANCIES

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

Curtis Brown Group

Assistant to Agent, TFTV Department

– Posted February 20th 2020

Curtis Brown is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies, representing actors, presenters, authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors and theatre directors.

We are looking for an assistant to support the office of a senior agent in our TFTV department, Jess Cooper.

The core of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the agent’s office through effective organisation and exceptional client care. Promotion of the clients’ work, seeking out new opportunities for them both here in the UK and internationally, and safeguarding their interests is at the heart of what an agent does, so the successful candidate will need to quickly gain a comprehensive knowledge of each of the client’s work and each client’s specific individual requirements.

The successful candidate will be proactive, confident and show initiative. The role requires someone who has excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; exceptional organisational skills; a keen eye for detail and accuracy; the ability to prioritise and someone who is resilient and adaptable – they will frequently be working under pressure and with interruptions and for an agent who is working across different time zones and both in the office and remotely.

You will be able to keep calm and focused. You will be a team player who is willing to share information, ideas and any industry contacts they have and continue to make. You will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the broader film, TV and theatre landscape.

Please note that this is not an entry level job and we are looking for someone with prior work experience as an assistant in a media organisation, preferably gained within an agency or production company.

You can find more information about this role including details of how to apply on our website jobs page www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Closing date is 5pm Thursday 5th March

United Agents LLP

Full-time Receptionist (Maternity Cover)

– Posted February 19th 2020

We’re currently recruiting for a full-time Receptionist to join our front of house team as maternity cover. The ideal candidate will have experience of working on a busy Reception and enjoy the pressures of doing so.

Duties include :
• Answering and transferring calls
• Greeting and assisting guests
• Sending out, receiving and distributing post.
• Coordinate couriers services
• Schedule meeting room bookings
• Stationary management

Working within a long-established team we’re looking for an individual who’ll hit the ground running and feel happy to turn their had to anything. Reception is the heart and soul of the company so we’re actively looking for someone with get up and go to join this important team.

Please send your CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with RECEPTION written in the subject header.

Independent Talent Group

Agents Assistant

– Posted February 18th 2020

Assistant wanted to work in our busy actors department.

The ideal candidate will have some related industry experience, a positive attitude, thrive working with people, an eye for detail and strong admin & IT skills. Although for the right candidate this could be an entry-level position.

The ability to work quickly and under pressure with an interest in theatre, film and television is a must.

The Dench Arnold Agency

Junior Agent Commercials Department

– Posted February 18th 2020

This is not an entry level position, we will be looking for someone who has knowledge, experience and a keen interest in the commercials business.

You will be supporting one of the senior agents in the representation of their clients. On a day to day basis this will require taking and making calls and handling emails to and from Commercials Companies. This is a fast-paced job, requiring you to deal with a large quantity of calls and information that needs to be processed quickly and accurately. Clients for this role include Cinematographers, Production Designers, Costume Designers, Hair and Make Up Designers and Editors.

The following is required:
● A professional manner and the ability to comfortably liaise with agency clients, companies, producers and other business clients. Experience handling sensitive and confidential information.
● Experience within the commercials industry preferred.
● An awareness of complimentary industries required eg. Film and television, publishing and gaming.
● An ability to work on your own initiative, seeking out opportunities to place clients.
● Understanding of the clients work in order to accurately recommend them for commercial projects suited to their skill set.
● A strong understanding of admin. The role requires someone who is good with diary management, research and dealing with computer systems. Basic level booking skills will be necessary.
● The candidate must be experienced in using the main applications of Microsoft Office. There will be a fair bit of digital asset and website management. The chosen person should be comfortable with using and downloading various types of media. They need to have an eye for emerging technologies and platforms, and an understanding of the varying social networks and how they are used in relation to company business.
● The ability to work within a small team.

This role offers a good opportunity to become a part of a friendly, close knit team, work with some of the best talents in the commercial, as well as film & television industries, and progress towards a career as an agent.

Remuneration commensurate with experience.

Please email your CV and Cover Letter to hadley@dencharnold.com

InterTalent Rights Group

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted February 17th 2020

InterTalent Rights Group, an independent agency representing talent across all areas of entertainment and media, is looking for an Assistant to join the team within the Actors & Creatives department. This is a fantastic opportunity to work across a diverse list of actors, directors, choreographers, designers and entertainers of profile within theatre, TV & Film.

The position is perfect for someone who has experience working for an agency, casting director or production company, and is looking to take on more responsibility with a fast-growing list, working alongside a young and dynamic team.

The ideal applicant will have:
– Direct industry knowledge and experience
– Proven time-management, multitasking and interpersonal skills
– Excellent written & verbal communication
– Strong grasp of social media
– A genuine passion for working with actors and creatives

Tasks will include:
– Regular trips to the theatre
– Invoicing, diary management and administrative support
– Communicating daily with clients & industry
– Assisting clients, agent and agency office as required

Please refer applications to sam@intertalentgroup.com, including CV and cover letter.

CVH Management

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted February 17th 2020

CVH Management is a Theatrical Management Agency that has represented creatives for over 25 years.

We are currently looking for an Agents’ Assistant to join our team in West London.

The ideal candidate will have office experience in the theatre industry and/or related field, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be able to prioritise tasks within a busy environment.

This is a perfect role for a highly organised individual with a keen interest in theatre. Experience in diary management and providing administrative support is essential. Working knowledge of AgentFile and social media platforms would be beneficial.

By interacting with and assisting CVH clients you will develop a thorough understanding of their work and evening trips to the theatre will be required. Check out our website www.clarevidalhall.com to find out more about our current client list.

This is a full-time position, office hours are 10am-6pm. To apply, please email info@clarevidalhall.com with a CV and cover letter. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tavistock Wood

Agents’ Assistant/Development Executive

– Posted February 14th 2020

Tavistock Wood is a boutique talent and literary agency advising and representing actors, screenwriters, and directors across the film, television, and theatre industries. We also operate our own production label, Open Book Productions, through which we produce premium television content for BBC Studios. Tavistock Wood is a part of the Original Talent group.

We are looking for an assistant to support the two agents representing our list of screenwriters and directors, and to help co-ordinate the development of our in-house film and TV projects.

This entry-level role will suit someone with real interest in the industry who is hungry to learn more. Duties will vary and include: reading and reporting on scripts; assisting with the management of writer and director clients; searching for and helping identify potential new talent; answering phones, and providing general administrative support to the two agents in our literary department.

This full-time role requires someone who is very organised and has excellent communication skills. You must also have a high level of computer literacy, along with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Ours is a fast-paced office and we need someone who can multi-task and remain calm under pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail. You will also need to use your initiative, employing tact and discretion when dealing with confidential matters. It would be useful but not essential if you have a literary-based degree.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@tavistockwood.com to reach us no later than 6pm, Monday 24th February.

Diamond Management

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted February 14th 2020

Established West End Theatrical Agency seeking an Assistant to start ASAP. 
 
As well as providing full secretarial support for the director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the office including speaking to casting directors and clients on a daily basis, meeting and greeting guests, script reading and breakdowns, fan mail, stationery orders and all other ad hoc support duties. 
 
It is vital that the right person has excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to multi task under pressure. You should possess an enthusiastic, positive, polite and efficient manner that is suited to working within a busy environment. You must also be able to deal with highly sensitive and confidential issues in a discreet manner. 
 
We are keen to meet with candidates who have a real passion for the industry and have experience of working within a Theatrical agency.  
 
Please email CV and covering letter to LD@diman.co.uk

Gordon and French

Assistant

– Posted February 13th 2020

Gordon and French are looking for an assistant to add to a well established team. You will be primarily assisting the MD of the company.

We need a team member with previous agent assistant experience, who can take on more and add. 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.

Please do send your CV and covering letter in application to this position to office@gordonandfrench.co.uk

The Agency

Receptionist

– Posted February 12th 2020

The Agency represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join us as the company Receptionist and with it the chance to work alongside a friendly, collaborative team and learn about the industry from an agent’s perspective. The receptionist coordinates the general administration of the office, helping us to deliver excellent client care which is the very core of what we do.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national age, disability, gender, origin, religion, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Reception Duties include:

• managing the telephone switch board
• running the meeting room diary
• welcoming visitors & setting up the meeting room with refreshments
• organising the post (incoming and outgoing),
• logging and tracking unsolicited submissions
• general office maintenance and errands (maintaining office supplies; organising couriers; printing scripts; organising travel; weekly fire alarm check)
• booking taxis and couriers in conjunction with company assistants.
• Contributing to our social media output
• Updating internal databases

Candidates should apply with a CV and cover letter to Hannah Boulton hboulton@theagency.co.uk

Your cover letter should only consist of answers to the following questions:
• How do you feel you and your experience are suited to this role? (Word count 100 max)
• Which film/television series/theatre production from the last 12 months has made the biggest impression on you and why? (Word count 100 max)

Applications must be submitted by 7pm Friday 28th February 2020.

McLean-Williams Ltd

Junior Assistant

– Posted February 12th 2020

We are looking for an assistant to support a Senior Agent and her Senior Assistant/ Associate.
You will share responsibility for the day-to-day running of the office, liaising with clients, casting directors, directors, and producers..
You will be expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the clients’ work and should already have a keen interest in the industry.
Experience using Macs and Tagmin is beneficial but not essential, you will need good communication and administrative skills. You must be a clear and confident communicator and a good telephone manner is essential in this role.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in the film, theatre and television world, and has an interest in becoming an agent further down the line’
Salary depending on experience,
Please send all CV’s & a covering letter to alex@mclean-williams.com

Creative Media Management

Junior Agent

– Posted February 11th 2020

We are looking for an experienced Junior Agent to join our team. This is not an entry level position as you will be working independently as well as closely with two senior Agents and therefore must have proven experience in an Agency and a comprehensive understanding of how Film and TV Agents for Heads of Department work. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to quickly step up into a Talent Agent role in a highly respected Agency.

The requirements for this position are:

You must be committed, motivated, organised and responsible.

A forensic eye for detail with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.

Excellent communication skills, (both written and verbal), when liaising with clients, companies and producers.

A strong understanding of the creative and physical production process of Film and TV drama and of the clients work – Producers, Line Producers, Production Designers, DP’s, 1st A/D’s, Costume Designers, Make-Up & Hair Designers, Editors, Production Sound Mixers, Script Supervisors. This is essential in order to accurately recommend the clients for projects suited to their skill set and experience.

The ability to work on your own initiative and be pro-active in researching and seeking out work opportunities for the clients.

Experience and discretion handling sensitive and confidential information.

Experience with administrative tasks such as invoicing and diary management.

An in-depth knowledge of the main applications of Microsoft Office.

Experience of working with Tagmin is preferable.

Social Media savvy with website management experience.

Up to date and fully familiar with the PACT/BECTU agreements for Film and TV.

Experienced with the on-line contracting systems like POP and ENGINE.

Experienced in reviewing contracts.

Calm under pressure and able to maintain your honed diplomatic skills at all times.

The ability to work cohesively as part of a small team.

A keen interest in the Film & TV industry, particularly behind the camera.

A great sense of humour!

Comfortable with dogs in the office from time to time.

Please send your CV and covering email with JUNIOR AGENT in the subject header to: enquiries@creativemediamanagement.com Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date would be early/mid March. For information about the company please go to www.creativemediamanagement.com

Creative Media Management

Agent’s Assistant/Office Manager (Maternity Cover)

– Posted February 11th 2020

We are now actively looking for a very experienced Agent’s Assistant/Office Manager to look after and manage us whilst our lovely assistant goes on maternity leave.
Previous Agency and Film/TV production experience of not less than five years is preferable as we need someone who has a comprehensive understanding of how Agents and Film and Television Heads of Department work.
Applicants must be committed, motivated, responsible, pro-active, organized, able to prioritise, multi-task and have a meticulous eye for detail.
The job is admin heavy but varied and will include invoicing and monitoring client fees, updating website, management systems and clients c.v.’s, managing social media, answering the phone and ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the office.
So, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) a good working knowledge of Tagmin, the main applications of Microsoft Office and Social Media along with having a good memory are all a must.
You also need to be a good team player, be calm under pressure, have diplomacy skills, initiative AND a sense of humour!

Please send your CV and covering email with AGENT’S ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER (MATERNITY COVER) in the subject header to: enquiries@creativemedimanagment.com

Salary is commensurate with experience and the contract period is from 14 May 2020 to 5 March 2021.
For information about the company please go to www.creativemediamanagement.com

United Agents LLP

Foreign Rights Assistant

– Posted February 11th 2020

United Agents is looking for a full-time assistant to join the Foreign Rights Team in the Books department of the Agency where they represent many prize-winning adult and children’s authors. The team consists of four Foreign Rights Agents, a Rights Executive and one other assistant. The two department assistants work closely with all the Rights Agents, providing general administrative support, including processing contracts, tax forms, raising invoices and preparing rights lists and other sales material. Previous experience would be helpful but isn’t necessary. This is a great entry-level opportunity for a career in the publishing industry. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be confident in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, and will enjoy being part of a busy team.

Please send CV and covering email with BOOKS in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

ARG

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted February 10th 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.

Markham Froggatt & Irwin

Assistant

– Posted February 7th 2020

MFI are looking for an experienced assistant to join the film and television department.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in an agency and be comfortable working under pressure. Experience of working with Agentfile and handling schedules and travel arrangements will be an advantage.

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to tracey@markhamfroggattirwin.com

Curtis Brown

Actors’ Agent Assistant

– Posted February 7th 2020

We have two vacancies for Actors’ Agent Assistants.

One position is as second assistant, supporting the office of senior agent Grant Parsons, MD of our Talent Department.

The other post is as a first assistant working to support the office of one Actors’ Agent.

You must have at least six months’ experience of working in an office and it would be useful if you have previous experience of working in the creative industries, for example in a talent or casting agency.

You can find more information about these roles including details of how to apply on our website jobs page www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.