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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 2019

Wednesday October 16th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2019

Wednesday September 11th, 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

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

thank you!

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.

Conway van Gelder Grant ltd

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 15th 2019

Conway van Gelder Grant is looking for a full time assistant to work alongside one of the partners. The role requires excellent computer (Mac), organisational and communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

A knowledge of commercials would be useful but not essential.

Donna French, Gordon and French Ltd

Assistant

– Posted July 15th 2019

While we have had some lovely applicants we would just like to have one more go at finding the right person for our team. It has been really useful to meet people and work out what it is we need. So, here is what we’ve found out: Experience is a must. We are very open to having someone who wants to move to the next level. That doesn’t mean that you won’t have to do the normal running of the office, admin duties but, if in time, you prove yourself to be a superstar then there is room for us to expand the role. Confidence, personality, common sense, passion and generally a can-do attitude is what we need. We really love to enjoy the work and our clients development so if you think you can add then please do send your details.

I am away on holiday for two weeks so take your time and I promise to jump back in as soon as I return.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to 2 Offices – Theatre Film & TV (TFTV) Department

– Posted July 9th 2019

We are looking for an Assistant to join our Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) Department. This is a new role in the department, working across the offices of two senior agents Nick Marston/Camilla Young and Ligeia Marsh; helping to deliver excellent client care and systems administration in order to maximise success for the Agents’ offices and their clients.

You will need to know about the industry, watch shows and television, read scripts and have the knowledge, confidence and initiative to creatively support the agents you’re working with. You will be required to quickly gain excellent knowledge of clients’ material so that you can talk to producers and industry contacts with insight and authority. Assistants work collaboratively to help support the whole TFTV team.

The successful candidate will have the ability to multitask and give excellent client care. We’re looking for a team player who can contribute positively to the department, someone who uses their initiative and has a pro-active approach to problem solving. Please note that this is not an entry level job.

Visit the jobs page on our website to find out more and for details of how to apply:

www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Closing date is 5pm Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Narrow Road

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 9th 2019

Narrow Road are looking for an experienced full time Agent’s Assistant to join our team of 12 and working from our Covent Garden office.

The ideal candidate will have:

at least 1 year’s previous experience of working at a talent agency, casting directors office, publishing house or production company.

excellent communication and administrative skills

literacy in digital/social media

a friendly but professional manner

experience of Tagmin and Spotlight

a knowledge of existing casting directors

comfortable handling a high volume of work, prioritising well and performing tasks under time pressure with a sharp eye for details

a genuine passion for for theatre

This is a perfect opportunity for an energetic and highly organised candidate who is eager to work hard.

Send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to james@narrowroad.co.uk

making sure you put ‘Agents Assistant’ in the subject line of your message.

Jonathan Arun Group

Full Time Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 8th 2019

Jonathan Arun Group (JAG) is looking for a full-time assistant to join the team at our office in Waterloo. We have 2 dogs, so must be dog-friendly!

This person will assist all agents, be a good communicator, highly organised, and have a great sense of humour. Duties will be varied but include; answering the phone, office admin, keeping accurate records, updating the website, social media, downloading and sending tapes, sending out appointments, ordering office supplies, and much more.

This is a starting position (which we will give full training for), so no experience necessary. However, the candidate must be willing to work hard, multi-task, and have excellent grammar. We are a busy office and require someone who has the ability to stay focussed and productive, whilst knowing how to prioritise, with a thorough eye for detail.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in actors and the industry and a knowledge of theatre, tv, and film.
Experience of Tagmin and knowledge of casting directors is a bonus.

Please send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to info@jag-london.com with the heading ‘Assistant Position.’

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Theatre, Film and TV Agent

– Posted July 4th 2019

We’re looking for an experienced assistant to support the office of a senior agent in our Theatre, Film and TV Department, Lily Williams.

You must have at least 2 years’ experience of working in the film, TV or theatre industry and experience of working in a literary agency would be useful. You should have experience of working with contracts. Please note that this is not an entry level role.

Based in a friendly, busy and expanding department, this is a role for someone with excellent communication and organisational skills. Client care is at the centre of everything the agent does and it’s vital that administration is managed smoothly and efficiently. Our ideal candidate is proactive, confident and adaptable. We’re looking for a team-player with a desire to build on their existing knowledge of the industry in order to learn and develop.

Visit the jobs page on our website to find out more and for details of how to apply: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Apollo Artist Management

Assistant Agent

– Posted July 4th 2019

Dependant on experience….job title can be discussed.

Company
Apollo Artist Management is one of the UK’s leading talent agencies, that offers bespoke representation to an elite group of artists in Film, Television, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercials & Radio.

We believe that each actor deserves to be given the benefit of our knowledge & support in order to fulfil their potential, and that no two actors receive the same representation. We specialise in nurturing talent in the right way and believe that a great personal relationship is central to what we do.

Main Duties
• Dependant on Job Title

Experience & Skills
• Minimum of 12/24 months experience in a talent agency or casting office preferable
• An excellent working knowledge of the Entertainment industry.
• A knowledge of or relationship with existing Casting Directors preferable
• Computer literacy, together with a good knowledge of Tagmin & Spotlight
• Hard-working, positive attitude with likeability and a great sense of humour
• An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively

A competitive salary depending on experience will be offered.

If you fit the brief and would like to apply, please email your CV & cover letter to…

The BWH Agency

Junior Assistant

– Posted July 1st 2019

The BWH Agency are seeking a junior assistant to join their team. Helping with all aspects of the day to day running of the agency your duties will include general office admin as well as more client specific work.

We need a self motivated, computer literate (we use Apple iMac), technically minded, friendly individual with a good sense of humour and excellent I.T. and communication skills plus a willingness to learn, the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Experience is desired though not essential as training will be given but a passion for actors, theatre, film and TV is required.

Tasks will be varied and include: keeping accurate records, updating information, using social media, downloading and sending tapes, updating the website, answering the phone, calling out appointments, providing information as needed and ordering office supplies, plus many more.

General working hours are 10am to 6pm but flexibility will be required as some evening or occasional weekend work may be necessary. Attending shows and screenings is part of the job.

To apply please send us a current C.V. and covering letter to: lisa@thebwhagency.co.uk

Independent Talent Group

Assistant – Below the Line Department – Thame

– Posted June 28th 2019

INDEPENDENT TALENT GROUP
Below the Line Department @ITG_btl
Based in a satellite office in Thame, Oxfordshire, we are part of one of the UK’s largest talent agencies.
This division of Independent is the market leader in the UK, representing an impressive list of below-the-line talent working in the entertainment industry today.
Our roster includes many of the industry’s award winning Line Producers, Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Costume Designers, Editors, and others working globally behind the scenes in film, television, commercials and music videos.

We have 2 Vacancies

Agent’s Assistant / Junior Agent (Film & Television)
We need an experienced assistant, or Production professional, to join our small team representing high-end film and television technicians based in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Applicants should be educated to degree level, and should have proven experience in client handling within the media /entertainment industry, or relevant experience in film/television production.
This is a demanding front-line, phone-based role, with the potential to progress to junior agent status, so we need an excellent communicator who’s fearless, ultra-organized, and a genuine film & TV enthusiast.
Salary package negotiable according to experience.
**Please note that we can only consider applicants who are based within a viable commuting distant of Thame. Commuting by public transport is not practical, so applicants must have their own transport.**
Please send your CV and cover letter to emilymcdowell@independenttalent.com

Agents’ Assistant, Entry Level (Film & Television)
We need an entry level assistant to join our small team representing high-end film and television technicians, based in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Applicants should be educated to degree level, and preferably should have some experience in office admin and/or have worked in customer service.
This is a demanding front-line, phone-based role, so we need an excellent communicator who’s confident, conscientious, flexible, and a genuine film & TV enthusiast.
Starting salary £22,000pa rising to £25,000pa on completion of successful probationary period.
**Please note that we can only consider applicants who are based within a viable commuting distant of Thame. Commuting by public transport is not practical, so applicants must have their own transport.**
Please send your CV and cover letter to emilymcdowell@independenttalent.com

Narrow Road

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted June 27th 2019

Narrow Road are looking for an experienced full time Agent’s Assistant to join our team of 12 and working from our Covent Garden office.

The ideal candidate will have:

at least 1 year’s previous experience of working at a talent agency, casting directors office, publishing house or production company.

excellent communication and administrative skills

literacy in digital/social media

a friendly but professional manner

experience of Tagmin and Spotlight

a knowledge of existing casting directors

comfortable handling a high volume of work, prioritising well and performing tasks under time pressure with a sharp eye for details

a genuine passion for for theatre

This is a perfect opportunity for an energetic and highly organised candidate who is eager to work hard.

Send your cover letter and a copy of your CV to james@narrowroad.co.uk

making sure you put ‘Agents Assistant’ in the subject line of your message.

Members list

(Last update, April 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 Freidmann
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.