The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA – 2021

PMA MEMBERS, we are very aware how hard you are working to protect your clients and staff in every sense right now. Meetings are (obviously) postponed or going ahead via zoom for the time being. Keep an eye on emails for updates. Please stay in touch via the PMA website forum. And please email directly with any specific queries or concerns: info@thepma.com. We are doing our very best to distribute and share useful updates as we have them. Thank you all so much for your collaboration, communication and support. Stay safe everyone - we will get through this together.

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 70 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
2021 update – traditionally we have held monthly in-person meetings for our members. Inevitably our activity has moved online. For now we are not following the monthly structure. Instead we are holding zoom meetings for  updates as necessary. We are also increasing our activity with partner organisations encouraging webinars to support our members and to help with the flow and understanding of knowledge in our changing times.

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).

Current Membership Fees (2021):

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. And may be paid monthly, quarterly or in a single instalment.

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.

The Artists Partnership

COMMERICAL AND VOICE OVER ASSISTANT

– Posted May 5th 2021

A leading talent representation company are recruiting an assistant to work between the commercial and voice department. Based in our modern offices in Soho London, the working environment is collaborative and friendly.

The Role:
This is a newly created role for the business, as part of their scaling plans. You will be supporting the Commercial and Voice. We are looking for someone with experience in departments with a love of the arts.

Duties
Assisting both the Commercial and Voice over department.
Client and Agent Diary Management
Giving Out Auditions / Arranging Client Castings
Liaising with external clients and talent on behalf of the Agent when necessary
Admin and filing: admin duties for both offices, including but not limited to saving/sending documentation, raising, and sending invoices, chasing payments, updating website and databases.
Agent expenses report
Clipping, Showreel Making, Sourcing/Tracking Footage
Ad hoc duties supporting the Head of Commercials and Voice.

Must have:
Great organisation and communication skills (both written and verbal)
Experience in a fast-paced environment
Spotlight knowledge
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Experience in a Talent Agency or similar settings

What we would like to see (bonus):
Experience with Tagmin
Experience with Canva
Mailchimp and social media

Please apply on Linkedin on the link https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2534306184 or send a cover letter and CV to Applications@theartistspartnership.co.uk

This is a temporary to permanent role

The Artists Partnership

ACCOUNTS JUNIOR

– Posted May 5th 2021

ACCOUNTS JUNIOR
A leading talent representation company are recruiting a new role for the business, to support their exciting plans for growth. Based in their modern offices in Soho London, the working environment is collaborative and friendly. They are looking for someone who is equally passionate about both finance and the arts.

The Role:
This is a newly created role for the business, as part of their scaling plans. You will be supporting the Head of Finance with general accounting duties. As our Accounts Junior you will be assisting with general ledger account reconciliations, as well as providing assistance to the Finance team with ad-hoc tasks.

They are looking for a passionate, hard-working person who is at the start of their excited about the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing agency which is home to some of the world’s most renowned actors, writers, directors, and creatives:

Duties:
Assisting with the Sales and Purchase ledgers
Responsible for bank account reconciliations and credit control
Helping with VAT and FEU returns
Assisting with payroll duties
Ad-hoc duties supporting the Head of Finance.

What you need (essential):
Strong organisation skills
Excellent attention to detail
Confident communicator
Solid understanding of bookkeeping
Creative industry experience (acting industry preferable)
Knowledge of SAGE
Good Excel & Word skills.

What we would like to see (bonus):
Knowledge Tagmin
Experience in fast-paced environment

Please apply on Linkedin on the link https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1129224235

The Artists Partnership

EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT

– Posted May 5th 2021

A leading talent representation company are recruiting an experienced assistant for one of our Talent offices. Based in our modern offices in Soho London, the working environment is collaborative and friendly.

The Role:
This is a unique second assistant role as the team consists of Senior Talent Agent and an Associate Agent, they will need someone who can hit the ground running in this very fast paced team. We are looking for someone who would like to take their career to the next level.

They are looking for a passionate, hard-working person who is excited about the opportunity to work for a rapidly growing agency which is home to some of the world’s most renowned actors, writers, directors, and creatives:

Duties:
Setting up meetings
Suggesting new talent to Senior Talent Manager
Reading scripts and providing breakdowns
Running diaries for the clients and Senior Talent Agent
Book travel for clients and the Senior Talent Agent
Invoicing and office expenses
Organising client ADR
Office duties (shared among assistants)
Ah-hoc duties supporting Senior Talent Agent

What you need (essential):
At least 2 years of experience at a Talent Agency
A knowledge of and relationship with Casting Directors and/or their assistants
Basic PACT/Equity contract knowledge
Spotlight knowledge
Experience in fast-paced environment
Great organisation and communication skills (both written and verbal)

What we would like to see (bonus):
Knowledge Tagmin
Editing skills

Please apply on Linkedin on the link https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2534296664

United Agents LLP

Commercial Department – Agent

– Posted May 4th 2021

United Agents LLP is London’s leading talent agency encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre and comedy. Founded in 2007, it has become the largest agency of its kind in the UK representing established and emerging artists.

UA is unparalleled in the industry and has been the driving force behind the careers of many award-winning names.

We are now looking for an experienced Agent to join our thriving Commercials Department.

Job Role:

• Role will require the candidate to build on the existing work of the Commercials Department and to further its presence in digital and influencer marketing.

• Candidate must have experience in sourcing, negotiating and managing commercial deals for a wide and varied range of talent and be able to independently handle talent’s enquiries and inbounds.

• Candidate will need to be able to actively seek new business opportunities for United Agents’ varied and prestigious client list whilst working collaboratively with our client’s wider teams, including publicists and US management teams.

• Candidate will need to work across all aspects of the department, which includes traditional endorsement campaigns, PR campaigns, ambassadorships, social media campaigns, corporate hosting events and convention appearances.

Essential Attributes:

• Established contacts within a diverse range of brands and agencies.

• Experience in negotiating deal memos and long form contracts

• Previous experience of handling profiled talent.

• Ability to work independently and proactively source new business, whilst communicating with wider team

• Strong knowledge of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, with willingness to learn about and keep on top of new platforms

• Candidate must be organised, hard working, IT skills, good social skills, needs to be discreet and respect confidentiality

Desirable Attributes:

• Understanding of monetising non-traditional media such as podcasts

• Willingness to be involved in the community of the company

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 16 May 2021

Please send your CV and covering email together with a paragraph on your favourite book, film or television show to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with COMMERCIALS in the subject header

Narrow Road

Agents Assistant

– Posted April 30th 2021

Agents Assistant
Narrow Road are looking for an experienced full time Agent’s Assistant to join our team of 12.
The ideal candidate will have:
• previous experience of working at a talent agency, casting director’s office, publishing house or production company.
• excellent communication and administrative skills
• literacy in digital/social media
• a friendly but professional manner
• preferably 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 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.

TTA

Agent Assistant

– Posted April 30th 2021

Currently recruiting an Agent Assistant for TTA in a busy office in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

The ideal candidate will be working closely with all the agents to handle the administration and daily tasks that come through the agency. Working across both divisions of the agency: both adult actors and child actors. Liaising with clients, casting directors and councils.

Main Duties:
• Handing In-coming calls and emails and distributing them to agents as required.
• Booking castings, self-tapes, recalls directly with clients
• Liaising with clients about availability
• Updating internal systems
• General administration duties, including but not limited to, photocopying, filing, printing, post etc.

Suitable candidates must have/be able to:
• Organise themselves and be self-motivated
• Able to prioritise and time manage multiple tasks
• Great communication skills, both verbal & written
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good IT skills
• Can do attitude

Looking to start June/July time. Salary dependant on experience. All training provided in house. Please send CV’s by 4th of June to andy@toptalentagency.co.uk

United Agents LLP

AGENT’S ASSISTANT – MATERNITY COVER

– Posted April 29th 2021

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and highly capable maternity cover assistant to a senior Presenters’ and Writers’ Agent.

This is a full-time position that will commence in June and you will be working closely with a Senior Agent representing authors, journalists, presenters and broadcasters.

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of client management and it is important that you have previous experience in agenting, broadcasting or publishing.

This role requires high levels of organisational, written and verbal skills, together with a ‘can-do’ attitude, an eye for detail and experience of using MS Office.

Responsibilities:

• Liaising with clients, publishers, producers, broadcasters, publicists and
the media on a daily basis
• Being responsible for responding to email and phone enquiries of all sorts
• First port of call for appearance, interview and availability requests, enquiries about brand or commercial activity; negotiating fees and arrangements where appropriate.
• Supporting clients with travel arrangements, diary planning, schedules, logistics and queries
• Providing full administrative support including but not limited to:
o checking, chasing and processing contracts
o invoicing, tracking, and chasing payments
o maintaining office systems, including database management and filing
o diary management
• Managing social media for clients and agent and regularly updating the appropriate section of the company website.
• Reading and assessing book and television proposals and manuscripts

Qualities and Skills:

• Outstanding communication skills.
• Trustworthy and accurate as will be dealing with highly confidential material.
• A positive, can-do attitude
• A passion for organisation and excellent attention to detail.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive recruitment, regardless of disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis.

Closing date: Friday 14th May, 5pm.

If you think you could be the right candidate, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk clearly marked BOOKS MAT COVER in the subject header.

Members list

(Last update, March 2021) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Artist Management
  • 42 Managment
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Andrew Harding Management
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • Artists Rights Group
  • BBA Management
  • Becky Barrett Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Berlin Associates
  • Blake Friedmann Literary Agency
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Blue Book Artist Management
  • Brennan Artists Associates
  • Brood Management
  • 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
  • Clarendon Personal Management
  • Collective Agents
  • Collective Talent
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culvershouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Dennis Lyne Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • Fillingham Weston Associates
  • FLP Management
  • Galloways
  • Gardner Herrity
  • Garricks
  • Gavin Barker Associates
  • Gemma Hirst Associates Ltd
  • Global Artists
  • Gordon and French
  • Grantham-Hazeldine Ltd
  • Hamilton Hodell
  • Hannah Layton Management
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan Penford
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Arun Group (JAG.)
  • Jonathan Clowes Ltd
  • Jorg Betts Associates
  • Josef Weinberger Ltd
  • Judy Daish Associates
  • Julia Tyrrell Management
  • Julian Belfrage Associates
  • JWL
  • 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
  • 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
  • Network Artist Management
  • New Wonder Management
  • Nick Turner Management
  • Nina Lee Management
  • Noel Gay
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner 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
  • Shack Artists
  • 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 Production Exchange
  • The Soho Agency
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Thrive Talent
  • TTA
  • 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 2003.

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.