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PMA NOTICES

PMA MEMBERS’ MONTHLY MEETINGS 2019

PMA MEMBERS - these are your meetings. Please do email the office with any topics you would like to discuss or to suggest industry speakers you would like to hear from.

Next Artists’ Meeting 2018

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday February 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.

To apply for membership you will need:

  • To be nominated by two current PMA members (a full list of member agencies is available to download in the About Us section)
  • Evidence of a separate bank account for clients’ money (see template letter at end of this page)
  • To read and confirm your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available to download at the end of this page).

Membership Fees, 2019:

Agencies with less than 5 employees: £  450 + vat

Agencies with 5-15 employees: £ 550 + vat

Agencies with 16 plus employees: £1000 + vat

Membership runs from January to December.

If you have any questions about membership please email: info@thepma.com.  If you would like to join please register your interest and we will give you a call to discuss next steps …

Register your interest

Register your interest to join the PMA

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Thank you for your interest in joining the PMA. Before you proceed please consider the following criteria for membership:

If you can meet these criteria please click here to register your interest. We will get in touch to discuss the next stage.

If you have any queries please email info@thepma.com

Please review the highlighted fields below to ensure that you have completed all the required fields and checked the confirmation checkboxes.

If your agency is less than two years old please note previous experience at another agency.
(e.g. mainly artists representation or literary representation)
Please name four current clients and state how long they have been with the agency.
The company director/s fully support this agency's choice to join the PMA. I/we have read the pma code of conduct for membership and undertake to carry out *my/our obligations thereunder

Submission complete

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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.

Judy Daish Associates Ltd

Executive Assistant

– Posted January 15th 2019

Personal Assistant
Experienced and efficient full-time executive assistant to top Theatrical Literary Agent, with knowledge of copyright essential.
We are looking for someone who is confident with excellent communication and administrative skills. You will need to be able to work independently, being able to prioritise your work load and adapt where necessary. Attention to detail and meticulous organisation skills are required, as well as the ability to work under pressure. Negotiation and preparation of licenses is a part of the role, so copyright knowledge is needed.
Several years PA experience is a must, with previous experience in a literary agency an advantage.

Hamilton Hodell

Agents Assistant

– Posted January 14th 2019

Hamilton Hodell are looking for a new Agents Assistant — specifically for someone with at least 3 years talent agency experience, working alongside an actors agent. They will need to be proficient with contractual paperwork and have strong industry relationships. If interested in this position, please email Elizabeth Fergusson.

Blake Friedmann Literary Agency

Assistant/Associate Agent (media)

– Posted January 11th 2019

Blake Friedmann Literary Agency is looking for an assistant/associate agent to work in the agency’s media department, which handles scriptwriters, directors, playwrights, and an ever-increasing volume of book-into-film TV deals.

We’re looking for someone – ideally – with experience as an agent’s assistant. The agency offers good promotional prospects and a long term future for the right person.

You will be passionate about working for writers, editorially astute, thorough at admin, meticulous with contracts, keen to master the arts of negotiation and deal structuring, a good salesman, a self-starter, and someone who fits well into an office where we work hard but enjoy ourselves a lot.

Applicants should email cassie@blakefriedmann.co.uk with a covering letter and CV by Monday 21st January. We’d be looking to appoint somebody as soon as possible. Salary dependent on experience.

Independent Talent Group

PA to MD

– Posted January 8th 2019

We are looking for a PA to the MD. The ideal candidate will have at least two year’s industry experience, providing support to legal, business or corporate affairs.

Key skills required include excellent typing and presentation skills, reliability, discretion, strong communication skills (both written and verbal), a keen attention to detail, an ability to use one’s initiative, flexibility and a sense of humour. The role is fast-paced and varied, so the successful candidate will need to be able to manage workloads efficiently, remain calm under pressure and have an interest in corporate matters.

Deadline for applications is [22nd January 2019]. Please submit your cover letter and CV to vacancies@independenttalent.com.

Rochelle Stevens and Co

Internship

– Posted January 7th 2019

Two month paid internship with literary agency representing writers and directors working in drama and comedy.

We are seeking an organised, energetic, motivated individual looking to gain industry experience.

Responsibilities will include:

General reception duties
Client administration
Script reading
Assisting the agents and agents’ assistant.

The ideal candidate should have:

An excellent phone manner
Proficiency on Mac computers
Excellent organisational skills
A keen interest in television, film and theatre.

Must be available for immediate start.

Please send a CV and covering letter to
phoebe@rochellestevens.com

Burnett Crowther Ltd

Intern for West End Agency

– Posted January 3rd 2019

We are looking for an Intern for a three month contract. The ideal Intern will have a good eye for detail, an interest in the business, a can do attitude and have a good sense of humour. This is a paid position.

Please sent your CV with a covering email detailing your earliest start date to:

Revolution Talent

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted January 3rd 2019

Agent’s Assistant

Revolution Talent are looking for a full time Assistant to start
immediately.
We are ideally looking for someone with a minimum o f 18
months experience within a busy office,with a knowledge of
Tagmin, Spotlight and iMovie.
The successful candidate should be pro-active and organised
with a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
Alongside the day to day running of the office – responsibilities
will include;
Liaising with clients, casting directors and producers
Diary Management
Script Reading
Regular theatre trips
Invoicing
Managing Social Media & Website
We are looking for a confident and committed team player who is ready to hit the ground running.
For the right candidate there is the possibility of progression within the company.
Please send a short cover letter and CV to office@revolutiontalent.co.uk

West end located Agency

Junior Agent

– Posted January 2nd 2019

We are an agency of twelve staff based in the centre of the West end. We are seeking a new team member to take over the running of our voice department and another to work on our TV desk. Title dependent on experience. We seek at least three years industry knowledge, preferably in an agency. Your application will be held in strictest confidence.

West End agency

Experienced Theatrical Agent

– Posted January 2nd 2019

To join an established West End agency.

Applicants should have at least 5 years experience in the business, be familiar with Tagmin, be a self starter and prepared to cover all areas of the business from answering the phone, chasing recall fees and covering shows. Good sense of humour would be a plus but above all must like actors!

Please send your CV and a covering emailing to agentpostition@gmail.com

Steve Nealon Associates Ltd

Agent’s assistant

– Posted December 17th 2018

We are currently recruiting an agent’s assistant to start mid-January 2019. 20 hours per week, 2-6pm, Monday to Friday based in our office on the Strand. Must be available for these hours. The ideal candidate will have experience using Tagmin, Spotlight, experience with website management and be IT literate. Would suit someone who may have interned in an agent’s office.

Please send CV and covering email to steve@stevenealonassociates.com.

Please note due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot always respond to all emails.

Members list

Last updated 28 August 2018. 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
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • Burnett Crowther
  • BWH Agency
  • Byrons Management
  • Carey Dodd Associates
  • Caroline Dawson Associates
  • Cary Parsons Management
  • Casarotto Ramsay
  • CBL Management
  • CCA Management
  • Cecily Ware Literary Agents
  • Cherry Parker Mgt (RSM)
  • 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
  • Factual Management
  • 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
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • ID Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity
  • Inter Talent CKP
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Altaras Associates
  • Jonathan Arun
  • 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
  • MFST 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
  • Paul Byram Associates
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Penny Wesson
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rob Groves Personal Management
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • Sainou
  • Sally Hope Associates
  • Samuel French London
  • Sandra Boyce Management
  • Sayle Screen
  • Scott Marshall
  • Shane Collins Associates
  • 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
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Troika
  • United Agents
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • YAFTA

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 and PMA Code of Conduct, Artists’ Commission Split. Both can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

The PMA Code, Artists’ Commission Split lay out our recommendations regarding a client moving from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.

Regarding notice periods the PMA Code of Conduct, recommends member agencies do not seek to impose any time restriction in relation to a client’s notice of termination of representation.  Should member agencies choose to have a notice period we recommend you consider  the distinction between the right to represent; and the right to commission.  PMA will continue to recommend that best practice would be not to have such a clause.

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.