The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA AGM 2017

Tuesday November 21st from 5pm. At Century Soho (61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue). RSVP no later than October 13th.

Next Dramatists’ and Directors’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday November 15th, 2017. 1.00 - 2.30pm at St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street)

Next Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. 1.00pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho.

ABOUT US

We are the leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA is a membership organisation for agents who represent actors, writers and directors. 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 communciation from agents to the industry.

The PMA does not provide advice about finding an agent. If you are looking for an agent you will need to contact individual agencies directly. You may find our list of member agencies useful – available to download at the bottom of this page.

JOIN THE PMA

As a member you will part of a unique network of over
170 agencies in the UK

As a PMA member your agency will have access to:

THE PMA NETWORK 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.

PMA MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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.

APPLICATION

To apply for membership you will need:

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership (exc VAT) is: £350.00 for agencies of less than 10 employees and £650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees. Membership runs from January to December.

If you have any questions about membership please email: mailto:info@thepma.com.

If you are ready to apply please click here:

Application Form

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Please consider the notes below before completing the application form on the next page.

Eligibility

Download template letter for your Bank or Accountant

Application Process

Applications are considered by the PMA Council at quarterly meetings.

You will be notified of decisions as quickly as possible thereafter. If your application is successful we will invoice for your subscription payment. Current fees are listed below.

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

Membership Fees

Annual membership (exc VAT) is:

£350.00 for agencies of less than 10 employees working in film, theatre and tv.

£650.00 for agencies of 10 or more employees working in film, theatre and tv.

Membership runs from Jan – Dec. If you join mid-year (after June) you will be only be invoiced for half the year.

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.
Must be supported by two current PMA members.
This application is supported by the company director/s. I/we have read the pma code of conduct for membership and undertake to carry out *my/our obligations thereunder

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Next steps ... you will be asked to email two written references from current PMA members and evidence of a separate client account signed by your bank or accountant.

New member applications are reviewed at PMA Council Meetings, generally in January, April, July and November. You may be asked to provide additional information at that stage or will be contacted soon after with a decision.

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.

Rochelle Stevens & Co

Bookkeeper

– Posted October 20th 2017

Rochelle Stevens & Co are looking for an experienced bookkeeper on a one day a week basis, preferably Wednesday to come to our offices.
We raise our own invoices and statements. Bookkeeper uses Sage and prepares BACS Payflow form for payments to clients, quarterly VAT returns etc.
We are Islington based, off Upper Street.

C.A.M

Front Desk / General Assistant

– Posted October 18th 2017

We are looking for a person to fill the role of Front Desk / General Assistant.
This person will have to possess a sunny disposition and excellent phone manner, as they will be the first point of contact for the clients, ​casting directors​ and industry.
The main role is to take phone calls, handle general day-to-day admin and help the office to run smoothly. Other duties include greeting guests, entering data, diary management, ordering stationary, updating our website. An important element is managing our social media. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of twitter.
This role also incorporates​ working with the relevant teams and ​getting actively involved with commercial castings.
We need someone to be highly organised and have​ a flexible attitude as they will also be required to cover​​ the​ assistants when they are on holiday and support​ them with varying tasks.
Previous agency experience preferable. A good sense of humour and team spirit indispensable.
This role is very much what you make it!

Clare Vidal-Hall Management

Office Administrator

– Posted October 16th 2017

Clare Vidal-Hall Management is a busy theatrical management agency representing creatives for theatre, opera, dance, film, television, music and events.

We are seeking an Office Administrator to join our team, to start ASAP. Ideally, we are looking for this post to be filled on a full-time basis.

The job will include general agency administration to support our existing team, such as invoicing, processing contracts, compiling programme biographies, website updating, visa and tax form processing and managing the weekly payment run.

The ideal candidate must have previous administrative experience and will be able to demonstrate:

• Excellent administrative skills, ideally in a related field
• Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail
• Excellent written and telephone communication skills
• Excellent working knowledge of Apple Mac and MS Office
• Some knowledge of website updating
• Experience of working with Agentfile or a similar database system would be highly advantageous

Please note that this is not an entry level position or a junior agent role, strong administrative support is required.

If you would like to apply for the position, please send a covering letter and CV to jobs@clarevidalhall.com.

We are only able to respond to applicants who have been selected for the next level of the application process.

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Presenters Department

– Posted October 13th 2017

We’re currently recruiting for an experienced and capable Assistant to work with an Agent who specialises in representing writers and presenters.

The role covers all aspects of talent management, dealing with high-profile clients, broadcasters, producers, publishers and the media on a daily basis and working closely with their agent to manage clients’ careers.
Responsibilities will include pitching for and negotiating work including events and appearances, organising clients’ travel arrangements and diaries, orchestrating the smooth running of the office, drawing up and processing contracts, and responding to email and phone enquiries.
The successful candidate should have exceptional organisational, personal, written and verbal skills, genuine interest in television and books, enjoy working in a busy environment and be comfortable using MS Office. Ideally they will have at least a year’s experience in television, publishing or the media.

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

BBA

Senior Assistant

– Posted October 10th 2017

BBA seek an experienced Senior Assistant to work to join the team in our busy London office. Knowledge of Tagmin & Agentfile is imperative; the candidate will need to be organised, computer literate, possess good social media skills and a working knowledge of the industry.

Applicants should have at least one year’s experience in an Assistant role & a ‘can do’ attitude.

Salary package offered depending upon experience & employment package benefits are available.

Please send CV and cover letter to bronia@bba.management with Senior Assistant detailed in the subject line. This position is only open to candidates with the required practical experience and skill set. This is not a graduate position.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Actors’ Agent – 2 Vacancies

– Posted October 10th 2017

Main Purpose of Role:

To deliver excellent client care and systems administration in order to maximise success for clients, provide best possible service to production and publicity partners, support the development of the Agent’s Office and build loyalty to Curtis Brown.

1. Client Care – all clients:

1. To build an in-depth and up to date knowledge of the agent’s clients including theatre attendance, screenings & recordings.
2. Ensuring all client information is accurately recorded on the Company’s website, and database systems as directed. Regularly update CVs, show reels and other information relating to clients e.g. Spotlight.
3. To foster and maintain good relationships with clients, production companies and key industry contacts to assist in seeking out opportunities for clients. Ensuring these relationships are kept on a professional basis at all times.
4. Organising clients’ meetings (including – transport, hotel & restaurant bookings, hair & wardrobe appointments as required). Maintaining an up to date schedule and record on the Company database.
5. Organising any in-house audition recording/taping for the clients, this includes a reading in when required, then editing the filmed material for presentation.
6. Handling fan mail and liaising with Agent/Publicist regarding interviews or charity requests for clients.
7. Ensuring scripts that are sent specifically for the Agent’s clients are logged and read.

2. New clients

1. Ensuring that all administration for new clients is carried out quickly and efficiently.
2. Ensuring Curtis Brown has an accurate record of new client finance details including Client’s bank details and tax status
3. Building links and networks inside and out of Curtis Brown to research new clients and encourage new talent appropriate to the office.

3. Negotiating contracts and finance

1. Ensuring contracts are accurately administered, recorded and can be quickly accessed. Entering information to Company systems as directed.
2. Drafting and reviewing contracts following agent’s negotiations ensuring that all terms are in line with those agreed with the client.
3. Ensuring that contracts are signed by all parties as quickly as possible, tracking progress and chasing where necessary.
4. Chasing late invoices for payment when required.
5. Updating the Agent on any issues regarding clients’ finances e.g. late payments, tax issues.
6. Liaising with Agents, Curtis Brown Accounts team and production companies for information required for Clients’ travel visas if needed.

4. PR and Marketing

1. Helping to assess the suitability of potential new clients and assist Agents in putting forward clients in a way which best highlights their strengths and suitability for work.
2. Following up on all proposals made by Agent and chasing for feedback if clients are unsuccessful.
3. Developing an awareness of the potential newsworthiness of client’s work.
4. Organizing interviews, press and shoots as required.
5. Co-ordinating logistics for clients’ press & publicity schedules. Ensuring travel and schedule information is clear and up-to-date and that the client has everything they need. Handling any issues quickly and efficiently
6. Organising flowers, cards and tickets for press nights. Collating reviews
7. Ensuring clients’ information and membership information is up to date on Spotlight.

5. Website and other digital media

1. Drafting web profiles for new clients and their work according to Curtis Brown style guidelines.
2. Ensuring that information and images for existing clients is regularly updated in order to offer the client premium promotion opportunities and provide high quality information for producers and casting directors.
3. Writing biog notes and news articles.
4. Promoting clients through the effective use of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Twitter and other emerging technologies in close consultation with Agents.
5. Liaising with the Company’s Digital Content Manager and colleagues in other departments to ensure a coherent approach to content on the Company website.

6. General Office and department administration:

1. Fielding telephone calls to the department and respond to routine enquiries
2. Ensuring that the office admin runs smoothly including filing, post, organising couriers and dealing with fan mail.
3. Managing queries and internal communications as required. Working closely with other members of the team, sharing information, ideas and networks.
4. Keeping an accurate Day Book of all calls to the office, taking detailed and accurate messages.
5. Ensuring that all visitors to the department are logged into the ‘Guest’ logbook via Reception and are given a warm welcome.
6. Arranging the Agent’s attendance at meetings or events as required e.g. transport, hotels, restaurant reservations etc.
7. Printing out scripts and contracts as required.
8. Managing the running of the office while the Agent is on holiday.
9. Taking part in department rota for internal script breakdowns.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• Excellent communication skills – we need a clear and open communicator
• Familiarity with Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel)
• Familiarity with iMovie and other video editing packages
• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in your work
• Excellent organisational and time management skills – you need to be able to cope with a large workload and multi-task. You should be able (politely) to keep phone calls short!
• The ability to work under pressure and with interruptions
• Experience of using social media and website CMS.
• Commercial/Business sense/acumen
• It would be useful if you have experience working with contracts
• It would be very useful if you have previous work experience within the creative industry, e.g. a talent agency or casting agency

ATTITUDE: this is what we’re looking for…
• A confident, warm personality – a person who inspires trust
• A team player who is able to contribute positively to the whole department
• Someone resilient and creative
• Someone who is highly motivated with a strong work ethic – and stamina, you’ll be expected to work some additional hours e.g. theatre trips
• Someone with a flexible approach to problems – a person who can learn quickly
• Lastly, and this almost goes without saying, we need you to have a passion for film theatre and television!

To Apply: please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk. Make sure you include ASSISTANT TO ACTORS’ AGENT in the subject line of your email.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 23rd October 2017