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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’ Agents Meeting 2018

Wednesday March 20th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday April 10th, 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 …

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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)
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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.

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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.

Independent Talent Group

Team Assistant – Digital Talent

– Posted March 18th 2019

Independent Talent (ITG) is the largest talent agency in Europe, we represent a range of talent with global appeal from actors like Daniel Craig to TV talent like Alexa Chung. Please see more information here – https://www.independenttalent.com/

We launched our social talent division 3 years ago, which focuses on the representation of online talent like Daz Black, Simon Hooper and Dina Torkia (please see the full roster here – https://www.independent-360.com/presenters/division/social/). The department has gone from strength to strength, so we are looking to add to the team and hire someone to be the team assistant.

You will need to have great communication skills and have excellent organisation skills, as you will be required to support 3 agents with their talent and daily workload which includes diary management, booking travel and talent liaison.

You will have ideally worked in a similar role or be able to demonstrate your strong organisation and communication skills.

We work in a high pressure environment and if can often be long hours, please keep this in mind when applying.

United Agents LLP

Foreign Rights Assistant (Maternity Cover – 6 months)

– Posted March 18th 2019

United Agents is looking for a full-time assistant (maternity cover – 6 months) 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 three Foreign Rights Agents and one other assistant. The two department assistants work closely with all three of the 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

Creative Media Management

Agent’s Assistant/Office Manageer

– Posted March 13th 2019

We are a leading boutique Agency based in Ealing, west London and are looking for a very experienced Agent’s Assistant/Office Manager to join our team of extremely busy Agents.
Previous Agency and Film/TV production experience of not less than ten years is essential as we need a mature person who has a fully 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) an in-depth knowledge of Tagmin, Excel, Word, PageLime webscript and Social Media along with having a good memory are all absolutely essential.
We need someone who is a good team player, doesn’t panic in a crisis, has diplomacy skills, initiative AND a sense of humour!

If you are this amazing person please send your CV and covering email with AGENT’S ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER | MARCH 2019 in the subject header to: enquiries@creativemedimanagment.com

Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date would be as soon as possible.
For information about the company please go to www.creativemediamanagement.com

United Agents LLP

Film & Television Department Runner

– Posted March 12th 2019

We are currently recruiting a Runner to join our Film & Television Department on an 12 month contract. Offering general support to the department as a whole our Film & Television Runner must but be happy to turn his or her hand to anything, have a strong can-do attitude and fierce attention to detail. This is a role where no week is ever the same – you could be running packages one minute to providing holiday cover on a busy Assistant’s desk the next.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of the industry ideally with experience of working in development, production or in an agency and be IT savvy. We’re actively looking for candidates who are passionate about writers and directors and the industry on the whole. While this is an entry level role it’s an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in talent management – many of our runners go on to secure permanent roles within the company.

Candidates must be available to start w/c 15th April.

Please send your CV and cover letter together with paragraph on your favourite television series or film to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with Film & TV RUNNER in the subject header.

Diamond Management

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted March 8th 2019

We are looking for an Agent’s Assistant to start ASAP.

We are keen to meet with candidates who have a real passion for the industry and have at least 2 years experience working within an agency.

The candidate must have experience using Spotlight and a working knowledge of Tagmin would be useful.

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.

Please send CV and covering letter to cp@diman.co.uk.

Esta Charkham Associates

Entry-level Intern/Assistant/Trainee

– Posted March 8th 2019

Small, dynamic agency looking for entry-level Intern/Assistant/Trainee to work alongside and learn from three busy agents with over 89 years’ experience at their offices based in W4. We’re looking for applicants with:
· Good communication skills, written and verbal
· General office administration
· Updating and maintaining databases
· Social media skills
· Editing/uploading showreels
· Attention to detail is an imperative
· A demonstrable love of theatre and actors
· A knowledge of Tagmin and Spotlight is useful, but not essential
Add to this enthusiasm, energy and a sense of humour for our fast-paced agency. Previous experience not required, but a passion and enthusiasm to learn are. We are an equal opportunities employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
CV and covering letter please by 29th March please to esta@charkham.net

The Artists Partnership

Junior/Office Assistant

– Posted March 8th 2019

The Artists Partnership are looking for a Junior/Office assistant for an Agent with a substantial client list in their busy talent department, who would also take on some general office duties.

The role would be perfect for a graduate with a genuine interest in Film/TV/Theatre looking to make a career in the business; or someone who has worked in an agency before and is looking to step up and work in a high-volume agency amongst a highly collaborative and hard working team.

The ideal applicant will be a self-starter with a good telephone manner who has an impeccable attention for detail and is able to calmly juggle multiple tasks to deadlines.

Previous experience in managing diaries and databases is preferable and a passion for working with actors is a must.

Please send all applications to ella@theartistspartnership.co.uk, including a CV and Cover Letter.

Sainou

Full-Time Agent’s Assistant

– Posted March 5th 2019

Full-Time Agent’s Assistant – March 2019

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

You should have a minimum 12-24 months’ experience working in an agent’s office. Specifically 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 please pay particular attention to the experience required. Interviews will begin next week for an immediate start.

If this is you, please email david@sainou.com

Jessica Carney Associates

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted March 4th 2019

We are currently recruiting for an Agency Assistant/Assistant Agent (depending on experience) to work mainly with our acting clients, predominantly in the fields of theatre and commercials.

Our ideal candidate will be confident, friendly and proactive with fantastic organisation and communication skills, with a great eye for detail. We need someone who can multi-task, and must be proficient with MS Office. At least one year’s experience in the creative industries, preferably at a talent agency or casting company, is desirable – as is a good sense of humour!

Duties include:
– Being first point of contact at the agency; liaising with
clients, casting directors and other industry professionals
– Giving clients audition information and assisting with making client suggestions for projects;
– Logging and tracking contracts and invoices
– Keeping client profiles, agency website and Twitter up to date
– Some general admin

But there is lots of opportunity to work on own initiative and take on more responsibility, including scope for taking full responsibility for the commercials sector when relevant.

Start date preferably on or about 1st April, to be based at our Golden Square office.

Please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@jcarneyassociates.co.uk

BTM- Boss Talent Management

Agent Assistant

– Posted February 28th 2019

We are currently looking for a resourceful, hard-working and self-motivated Assistant with an immediate start.
The role will be based in our second office in Purley

Key Skills required include;
-A passion and Knowledge of the industry; Musical Theatre, Theatre, Film and TV.
-Excellent written and verbal skills.
-Professional telephone manner
-Ability to work under pressure and prioritise
-A Minimum of two years experience of working in an agency environment.
-Keen eye for detail.
-Computer Literate, ideally with familiarity using Mac.
-Ability to multi task and use initiative
Previous use of Spotlight and Tagmin and social media platforms is preferable.
Because of the fast turnaround please apply by Monday 4th March to be considered.

The Soundcheck Agency

Senior Assistant Agent

– Posted February 28th 2019

The Soundcheck Agency are looking to expand their team and recruit an experienced agency assistant who might be looking to take on a more senior role working alongside three agents.

The role would require someone with at least 3 years experience working at an agency with a keen interest in drama and working with actors across all genres of the industry.

The role will involve communicating between casting directors and clients as well as with producers and communicating back to agents. As well as this, candidates must have experience with diary management, using Tagmin as well as Spotlight and knowledge of creating and sending self taped auditions.

Strong communication and organisational skills are a must as well as the ability to use initiative and problem solve.

This role would especially suit someone looking to grow and build their knowledge and experience in a more hands on approach taking on more responsibilities and challenges. Would suit an individual who strives on reaching goals and working as a team and someone looking to build a career in client management.

Full time contract based in our West End office. Competitive wage based on experience with usual holiday and pension entitlements.

Please send CV and covering letter to john@thesoundcheckgroup.com

Burnett Crowther Ltd

Intern for West End Agency

– Posted February 26th 2019

This is a three month paid contract. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of the industry, previous office experience, a great telephone manner, excellent written and social media skills, ideally be mac proficient and have a willingness to assist in all aspects of office life.

Please send your CV and a covering email to:

Hamilton Hodell

Commercial and Voice Over Assistant

– Posted February 25th 2019

Hamilton Hodell are looking for an entry level assistant for the Voice Over, Commercial & Conventions department.

The position will require a hard working & dynamic candidate. It is essential for candidates to demonstrate a strong ability to multitask across a wide variety of work, which will cover commercials, conventions, speaking engagements, public appearances and voice over.

Tasks will involve a high level of client management, therefore we require excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Main Duties include;

-Scheduling client meetings, call backs and bookings
-Travel itineraries & logistic coordination for client and staff schedules
-Updating website and all ancillary online promotional materials.
-On the ground talent handling/ liaising and management for conventions and or events (including some evenings and weekends)
-Providing accounting administrative support
-Office administration, including tracking contracts
-Full PA support to Senior agents

Key attributes
-Good team player
-Enthusiastic and innovative
-Creative eye
-Presentable and capable to communicate with high profile clients

Additional requirements:
As the department is a fast paced and extremely diverse hub of activity, we require someone who is able to think on their feet, to execute tasks with precision and help focus on and develop particular fields within the department when required.
It is essential for each member of the team to have up to date knowledge and understanding of client work, including theatre, TV & film.
The role would be perfect for anyone with a background in advertising/media sales who is looking to expand their career into the TV, Film and theatre industry; Or someone with voice over agency experience who is looking to to broaden their current skillset into a theatrical agency.
Previous experience in voice over and/or commercial casting would be beneficial but not compulsory.

Please send all applications to joseph@hamiltonhodell.co.uk, including CV and covering letter by March 15th

Curtis Brown

Assistant – Talent Department (Actors)

– Posted February 20th 2019

We’re looking for an assistant to support two busy Agents in our Talent Department, helping to look after their Actor clients.

We need someone organised and efficient with excellent communication skills. You should be able to multi-task and juggle various deadlines and demands – you need to stay cheerful and calm under pressure!

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in an office, preferably within an arts industry. It would be useful, but not essential, if you have experience of working in casting or production. This is a great opportunity for a confident, committed and enthusiastic individual to learn more about the talent agenting industry.

For more information on how to apply and to download a copy of the full job description, visit our website –
https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

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
  • Blake Freidmann
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • Burnett Crowther
  • BWH Agency
  • Byran 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • 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
  • 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 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.