The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA Meetings 2020

Dates for 2020 will be circulated by email to PMA members soon.

Next PMA Agents Meeting (Artists’)

There are no further Artists' meetings in 2019. Date for 2020 will be emailed to PMA members soon.

Next PMA Agents Meeting (Dramatists’ & Directors’)

Wednesday November 20th, 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

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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.

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.

Winterson's

Senior Assistant

– Posted October 17th 2019

Senior Assistant with at least three years agency experience to join our friendly team. Excellent opportunity for advancement.

Letter of application please. CV detailing industry experience only.

Sainou

Experienced Agents’ Assistant

– Posted October 11th 2019

Experienced Agents’ Assistant

We are actively looking for an agents’ assistant to join the team.

You should have a minimum of 12-24 months experience working in an agent’s office (please pay attention to this as we are unable to consider anyone without the required experience).

You should be able to work well as part of a team and be confident using your own initiative in a pressured environment. We are a busy office and it is imperative that you are able to remain focussed with an impeccable eye for detail.

You will share responsibility for the day-to-day running of the office, support the other agents and liaise with clients, directors, producers and casting directors. 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 a bonus, as is a wicked sense of humour. This position has huge scope for growth for the right person, so again, please pay particular attention to the experience required.

Interviews will begin in the next few weeks for an immediate start.

If this is you, please email your covering letter and CV to david@sainou.com

Insanity Group

Team Assistant – Digital

– Posted October 10th 2019

Job purpose

Insanity Group is a rapidly growing media company operating in the music, broadcast, live and digital markets. Insanity represent top tier broadcast and music talent, and operate a record label in partnership with Sony Music. ‘Brand Socials™’ and IXB are Insanity Talent Management’s newest divisions, primarily focusing on the significant opportunities currently available in respect talent-led marketing on digital and non-linear platforms.

As part of the company’s deeper expansion into the digital market, Insanity are looking for an exceptional Digital Assistant to join our ever expanding digital department.. The candidate will be responsible for a variety of duties from logistics, data collection and analysis through to document creation and liasing with brands. The individual has to have a high level of communication skills as they will be working closely with the digital managers to assist in the smooth running of the division and be responsible for administrative and reporting procedures.

The candidate will be motivated and an exceptional team player with a keen eye for attention to detail and has the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to a high standard.

Duties and responsibilities

• Use data analytics packages to create reports and research.
• Writing and editing copy using pre designed templates.
• Diary management and client logistics.
• Communicating with high level personnel at external companies.
• Working with and assisting digital managers and the brand partnership manager on their daily duties
• Communicate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the division.
• Work alongside the management team to pitch talent for brand collaborations and opportunities.
• Assist in the securing brand partnerships for our existing roster of talent clients.
• Assist in the managing and nurturing of existing clients.
• Assist in and lead in the processes for the Insanity Group digital roster.
• Research duties from new platforms, potential clients, brands.
• Prepare files for use online and sending to external parties.
• Respond to queries and filter to the appropriate manager.
• Contributing to the development of new online resources and projects.
• Communicate with the US team to assist in the implementation of backend procedures and processes.
• Assisting in the implementation of the divisions strategy.

Specifications

Required:

• Undergraduate Degree (preferably at 2:1 or above)
• Ideally knowledge of the digital influencer landscape
• Ideally knowledge of the entertainment business.
• Able to prioritise tasks and time manage.
• Competent IT abilities both with applications (Word, Microsoft, Excel, Mail, PowerPoint) and cloud based services (Gsuite).
• Keen eye for detail
• Demonstrable experience in curating emails and communication skills.
• Demonstrable competency in planning and logistics.
• Outstanding organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Motivated, ambitious and willing to learn
• An interest in the media industries
• Thrive under pressure, remain calm in situations and has the ability to multitask.
Team player

Insanity Group

Finance Assistant

– Posted October 10th 2019

Job purpose

Insanity Group is a rapidly growing media company operating in the music, broadcast, live and digital markets. Insanity represent top tier broadcast and music talent and operate a record label in partnership with Sony Music.

An essential position within this expanding company, the Business Affairs Assistant will work directly alongside the Finance Executive and Business Affairs Executive in a supporting role and will report to the Finance Executive.

Essential tasks include being the main contact for invoicing and credit control together with undertaking administration and filing for the department. The Finance Assistant must be capable of stepping in to carry out essential functions in the event of colleagues’ absence and willing to support wider company operations where needed, for example in supporting with meetings and other operational arrangements. There is also scope for project management responsibilities such as implementing new systems etc.

Duties and responsibilities

• Generating and issuing invoices using Wrike project management software, Xero and Arrange It software programmes
• Effectively managing credit control for the whole company
• Reconciling payments on our accounting software Xero, with an understanding of how this effects the book keeping
• Assisting the Finance Executive in producing the Quarterly VAT Return
• Managing petty cash
• Arranging client payments and sending remittances
• Assisting the Finance Executive and Directors with Ad-hoc tasks
• Liaison with the in house finance and legal team and the company’s external accountants
• General administration for the Finance team
• Answering and redirecting incoming telephone calls
• Carrying out due diligence on business transactions
• Contributing to ensuring that business risk is managed appropriately
• Encouraging professionalism and probity within the business
• Ability to deputize for the Finance Executive during periods of leave

Specifications

Required:

• Working towards a CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualification
• 2-3 years’ experience of working in a finance role
• An interest in the media industries
• Excellent negotiation / mediation skills
• High levels of assertiveness, confidence and influencing skills
• Ability to think under pressure, remain calm in situations of contention, project a pro-social & professional image at all times and lead by example
• Outgoing, friendly with a ‘can do’ attitude
• Great time management skills

Desirable

To have some of the following:

• Experience of working within the entertainment industries

• Knowledge and / or experience of
o Book keeping
o Credit control
o Creating Invoices
o Using Xero or other bookkeeping systems
o Administration and filing
o Developing systems that increase productivity and efficiency
o Explaining accounting principles to non-finance members of staff

42

Literary Manager’s Assistant

– Posted October 7th 2019

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

Please contact Aileen Ryan at aileenryan@42mp.com for a more detailed job description.

www.42mp.com

Oxford Adams

Senior Assistant

– Posted October 3rd 2019

We are looking for someone to join the Oxford Adams team in our new Soho office at a very exciting time.

Experience Needed:
• A Minimum of 3 years working at a talent agency.
• A knowledge and experience of working in all areas of the industry, to include Theatre, Television and Film.
• Strong knowledge of Tagmin & Spotlight
• Lots of potential to grow within the company with your own list.
• Happy to attend showcases to seek new talent.

A sense of humour is a must and the willingness to adapt.

Please send your CV and a cover letter to simon@oxfordadamsassociates.com

Please do not hesitate to contact with any questions.

www.oxfordadamsassociates.com

Casarotto Ramsey & Associates

Assistant to Agent

– Posted September 30th 2019

ASSISTANT TO FILM/TV AGENT

Do you love Film and TV, dream about working with Directors and Writers. Then this may be the job for you.

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates was founded in 1989 and represents many of the world’s best known writers, directors, literary properties, and below the line talent in film, theatre and television.
We are a fiercely independent boutique agency, and are proud of our personal touch. Our clients range from newer talents to very well established names, which means that we work across the complete spectrum. We are based in London but operate internationally.

The role involves working with an Agent within the very busy Film & TV division.

Responsibilities will include:
– Running calls incoming and outgoing and the call sheet
– Diary management and ensuring smooth running of the office
– Liaising with clients to set meetings and helping them with any queries
– Greeting guests and creating a warm welcoming office
– Dealing with phone and email inquiries about the clients
– Maintaining client CVs and website pages
– Suggesting clients for projects
– Script reading and writing coverage
– Tweeting/social media knowledge for PR purposes

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
– The role would suit someone highly organised, with excellent communication skills, who is able to work well under pressure.
– Strong editorial skills for reading and reporting on material either submitted for a client/client work
– Ability to multi-task, prioritise their workload effectively and pay attention to detail.
– Must have a passion for Film and TV
– Interest in the industry in general an essential

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and cover letter explaining why you should be selected for interview to skennedy@casarotto.co.uk.

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

Curtis Brown

Assistant to two offices – Talent Department

– Posted September 23rd 2019

We’re looking for an experienced assistant with excellent administrative skills to work across two busy offices in the Talent Department at Curtis Brown – supporting the Commercials and Branding Division, and the office of a Presenters’ Agent.

You’ll be providing strong client care to our talent roster with confidence and professionalism. We need a clear and confident communicator who is a highly-organised multi-tasker, able to juggle priorities and happy to jump from task to task. We want a poised and resourceful person who uses their initiative to help improve the running of the office. This is a great opportunity if you’re enthusiastic to learn more about the TV and Film industry and the kind of person who thrives on getting involved and making effective, lasting working relationships.

We offer a competitive salary, training and development opportunities and an attractive benefits package.

Visit our jobs page – www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs – for more information and to find out how to apply for this role.

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Book, Film & Television Department

– Posted September 23rd 2019

Agent’s Assistant – Book, Film & Television Department

We’re currently recruiting for a highly experienced Agent’s Assistant to work directly for an Agent straddling books, television, theatre and film, representing screenwriters, authors, directors and composers.

Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, theatres, broadcasters, publishers and producers on a daily basis, diary management, processing and keeping track of contracts, updating client biographies, responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client payments and generally maintaining the smooth running of the office.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of (and passion for) film and television, have a can-do attitude a keen eye for detail and be proficient in the use of MS Office. We are looking for candidates with strong experience who have previously assisted a literary agent and politely ask that only those with relevant experience apply.

Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application FILM & TV in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

Markham Froggatt & Irwin

Full Time Senior Assistant

– Posted September 19th 2019

Markham, Froggatt & Irwin are looking for a senior assistant with experience in a film, television and theatre department.

The successful candidate should be comfortable managing their own high volume workload, co-ordinating diaries and dealing with actors, casting directors and producers on the telephone.

Please submit CVs to:
tracey@markhamfroggattirwin.com

Interviews will begin on 27 September 2019.

Please note only successful candidates will be notified.

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 Friedmann Literary Agency
  • 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.