The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA Dramatists’ and Directors’ Meeting

Wednesday January 29th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm. (PMA Members only)

PMA Artists’ Agents Meeting

Wednesday February 19th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm. (PMA members only)

PMA Meetings 2019

There are no more members meetings in 2019.

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

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Thank you for providing your details. You will receive a call from the PMA in the next few days to discuss the next steps.

If you need any further information please contact The PMA at info@thepma.com<

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Need to fill an admin vacancy?

Sign in to the Members Section and select Post a Vacancy, write your ad, press the send button to post. It will automatically be published in the vacancy list. Please note the PMA does not carry ads for agents.

Ads will automatically delete after 2 weeks. To edit or delete email info@thepma.com

VACANCIES

The Vacancy List: Looking for a start or a next step in an agency?
Current assistant and admin vacancies are posted below.

Blake Friedmann Literary Agency

Contracts Manager

– Posted December 4th 2019

Do you have experience of drafting and negotiating publishing contracts? If so, there is an exciting opportunity at the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency – we are looking for a confident, energetic and well-organised Contracts Manager to start as soon possible in 2020. The Contracts Manager is responsible for drafting and tracking various forms of agreements across the Book Department, as well as advising agents and the rights team on contractual matters. Meticulous attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to multi-task and liaise with a variety of people are prerequisites, as you will be working closely with authors, agents, colleagues and publishing executives. If you are proactive, have a good track record of successful negotiations and thrive in a deadline-driven environment, this could be the role for you! A good working knowledge of international publishing contracts, including US contracts, digital rights and audio is essential.

We are a dynamic, inclusive and collaborative agency looking after a wide range of writers. Based in our office in leafy North London, you’ll be working within a close-knit and friendly team, and there will be a competitive salary on offer for the right candidate.

We are also open to the possibility of a four-day week role.

Please send your CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant skills and contractual experience to Tom Witcomb at Tom@blakefriedmann.co.uk, by the end of the day on 18 December 2019. We will seek to respond and interview in January 2020.

Blake Friedmann is an equal opportunity employer. We will store and process your personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary for us to perform the services/activities we are undertaking and to comply with our legal and statutory obligations. At all times we will store and process your information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Emptage Hallett Ltd

Agents Assistant

– Posted December 4th 2019

We have a vacancy for a full time assistant to one of the Senior Agents. This role would be working in our busy Central London office assisting the agent in all areas of client management as well as helping in the general smooth running of the office. Some experience in the field is essential as well as a passion for theatre, film and television.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent phone manner, be incredibly well organised and have a keen eye for detail.

Please send CV and covering letter to sarah@emptagehallett.co.uk by 18th December 2019.

United Agents LLP

INTERN

– Posted December 2nd 2019

We’re currently looking for an intern to join us here at United Agents on a paid 6 month contract. The successful candidate will primarily assist Reception and be on hand for general office admin however as their confidence and ability grows there is potential to take on more responsibility.

This position has been created to allow candidates with no experience in talent management the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in order to forge their on-going careers. Consequently we’re actively seeking, bright, capable candidates in need of a stepping stone, with no experience in the industry or internships under their belts.

The successful candidate will have a passion for film, television, theatre or books, be IT savvy, able to follow instruction, have an eye for detail, a can-do attitude, willing to try their hand at anything and available to start on Monday 13th January.

Please send a covering email and your CV to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with INTERN in the header.

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Film & Television Department

– Posted November 29th 2019

Agent’s Assistant – Film & Television Department

We’re currently recruiting for a full-time assistant to an agent representing directors and screenwriters in film and TV. You will be involved in all areas of client management, acting as an essential point of contact for clients and a wide range of industry contacts. The ideal candidate has a passion for film, TV, and theatre, with a good general knowledge of the industry. Previous assistant experience – ideally at an agency or production company – is required. You should be highly organised, enthusiastic, proactive, show strong attention to detail, good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. Script reading and/or contract experience is a plus.

Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application FILM & TV in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

Independent Talent Group

Agents Assistant – Maternity Cover

– Posted November 28th 2019

Junior Assistant wanted to work in our busy actors department to help cover maternity leave.

The ideal candidate will have some agency experience, an excellent phone manner and eye for detail along with good admin and IT skills.

The ability to work quickly and under pressure with good admin and IT skills

Interest in theatre, film and television is a must.

Start date: January

United Agents LLP

Lawyer – Maternity Cover

– Posted November 27th 2019

Lawyer – Maternity Cover

We’re currently recruiting an experienced Media Lawyer to provide maternity cover within our three person legal team starting Feb/March 2020.

The successful candidate will have experience in underlying rights and talent contracts (including contracts for writers, directors , actors and presenters) for film, television, theatre and publishing. They will also have a good general legal knowledge and, above all, a commercial approach to the practice of law. We’re actively looking for someone who can hit the ground running – a skilled communicator, with a passion to protect clients’ interests and a desire to play an active part in negotiating contracts and keeping abreast of developments in the law.

Please send CV and covering email, clearly marking your application LEGAL in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Two Talent Agents, Talent Department (actors)

– Posted November 25th 2019

We’re looking for an assistant to support two busy Actors’ Agents.  You will be providing dedicated client care to an impressive list of clients and working closely with the agents you’re supporting. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about the world of agenting.

This job requires excellent communication and administrative skills.  You must be a clear and confident communicator – a good telephone manner is essential in this role. You also need to be an efficient and organised multi-tasker, able to prioritise tasks across a varied workload. You must have previous experience of working in an office and it would be useful if you have previous work experience within the creative industry, e.g. a talent agency or casting agency.

You will be required to quickly gain excellent knowledge of clients’ work – watching shows films and attending theatre/screenings.  We need you to have a passion for and knowledge of the industry – across film, theatre and television!

We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.

Download the job description here>>>

To apply, send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk  please make sure you put ‘Assistant to Two Agents – Talent’ in the subject line of your
email.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th December

Sayle Screen Ltd

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 22nd 2019

Sayle Screen are looking for an agent’s assistant to join our small but busy team, assisting with administrative support and the day-to-day running of the office. Responsibilities will include diary management, screening phone-calls, reading submissions and general office admin.

The right candidate will be organised, efficient, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will also be expected to develop a good knowledge of the clients’ work and should demonstrate a keen ongoing interest in the industry.

For a more detailed job spec or to apply please email a cover letter and CV to eva@saylescreen.com

Lowy Hamilton Artists

Senior Assistant

– Posted November 19th 2019

Seeking a senior assistant with commercial agent duties to join a private talent management situated on the New Kings Road. Previous experience is preferred but the ideal applicant must have enthusiasm, communication and computer skills, confidence, humour, motivation and hands on happy to help attitude. Therefore, we are also happy to hear from graduates who maybe looking for an alternative path or someone who is looking for a change of career and desires a more comfortable position to suit their own needs.
Excellent knowledge and a passion for all genre’s of the industry, particularly musical theatre will be necessary. Tagmin, tagmin tapes & Spotlight experience will be a bonus!
P/T & F/T applications can be considered.
Interviewing now for an immediate start.

More information about the agency; www.lhartists.com.

Members list

(Last update, December 2019) Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Ltd
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • AK Agents
  • 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 Friedmann Literary Agency
  • 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
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Altaras Associates
  • Jonathan Arun Group (JAG.)
  • 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
  • Russell Smith Associates
  • 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 Production Exchange
  • 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 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.