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

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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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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.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Presenters Agent (Talent Department)

– Posted July 23rd 2021

Curtis Brown is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies, representing actors, presenters, authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors and theatre directors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to support a Presenters’ Agent in our Talent department.

This role involves working alongside another Assistant to deliver excellent client care and systems administration to maximise success for the Agent’s clients, provide best possible service to production and publicity partners, support the development of the Agent’s Office, and build loyalty to Curtis Brown. The role will involve sharing responsibility for the Presenters’ Team’s online presence via the Company website and social media channels.

We are looking for an assistant with excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and a passion and enthusiasm for television, radio and live events. This role is the ideal opportunity for someone excited by the thought of assisting an Agent who represents a diverse list of performers and presenters across all aspects of the industry from Documentaries, Art, Comedy and Entertainment.

We aim to build a creative environment that celebrates the differences of our clients and colleagues, offering equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. In our role as conduits and champions of cultural expression we are conscious of our responsibility to reflect the world around us. This means making a considered effort to create an inclusive culture in the workplace and promote opportunities for the broadest possible range of talent. We welcome all applications from people with interesting ideas, skills and experience.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

Salary range: £24,000 – £25,000 per annum.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 2nd August 2021.

Start date: 1st September. In person half day trials will be held mid-late August.

You can find more information about this role including details of how to apply on our website jobs page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Narrow Road

Agents Assistant

– Posted July 23rd 2021

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

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

• ideally 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 and going to the theatre often

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.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Talent Agent (Actors)

– Posted July 23rd 2021

Curtis Brown is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies, representing actors, presenters, authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors and theatre directors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant to support an Agent in our Talent department.

This role centres around delivering excellent client care and systems administration to maximise success for the Agent’s clients, provide best possible service to production and publicity partners, support the development of the Agent’s Office, and build loyalty to Curtis Brown.

We are looking for an assistant with excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and a passion and enthusiasm for film, theatre and television. This role is the ideal opportunity for someone excited by the challenge of working for a busy office and the skill set to adapt, learn and assist efficiently. Some experience working within the creative industry, e.g. in a talent agency or casting agency, would be a real bonus.

We aim to build a creative environment that celebrates the differences of our clients and colleagues, offering equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. In our role as conduits and champions of cultural expression we are conscious of our responsibility to reflect the world around us. This means making a considered effort to create an inclusive culture in the workplace and promote opportunities for the broadest possible range of talent. We welcome all applications from people with interesting ideas, skills and experience.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

Salary range: £24,000 – £25,000 per annum.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 2nd August 2021.

Start date: 1st September. In person half day trials will be held mid-late August.

You can find more information about this role including details of how to apply on our website jobs page: www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Echo Artists Ltd

Project Tracking and Short Film/Documentary Manager

– Posted July 22nd 2021

Echo Artists is a dynamic talent agency representing Production Designers, Directors of Photography, Costume Designers, Editors and Hair and Make-Up Designers in Film, Television, Commercials and Music Videos. As a company, we pride ourselves on being passionate about Film and TV and the brilliant stories that stem from a wonderfully talented collaborative team who are often overlooked. We love being creatively and logistically involved in the projects that our clients make and are passionate about facilitating new collaborations and helping our clients get work on original projects whilst giving them advice and negotiating their fees as best as possible. We believe in our clients and will protect and fight for them to make sure they are treated fairly, and we enjoy listening, giving support and doing whatever we can to make the difference for their careers. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of and help build a new company, which whilst simultaneously supporting the clients we also actively seek to aid the development and wellbeing of staff.

We are looking for a Project Tracking and Short Film/Documentary Manager to come and join the team. The right candidate will have a minimum of 3 years in the film and television industry and will thrive under pressure. We are looking for someone who is an extrovert, loves working with people, has excellent communication skills and an amazing attention to detail. Someone who will fight for what they think is right, has an opinion, wants to help nurture and protect our clients, is proactive and thinks ahead, wants to help change careers, has an amazing ability to listen and is patient, creative and loves reading scripts. Someone who wants to work in an incredibly busy role, has brilliant negotiation skills and the ability and passion for the people we represent and the projects we seek to place our clients on.

You could be someone who has worked in the industry at a Film Festival, or a film critic, or in another agency as an Assistant but in a different department but know that you want to be at the hub of production and great projects that are happening. You could be an experienced Production Assistant/Production Manager looking for a new challenge and the chance to grow within a new and exciting Agency.

Responsibilities include:
• Tracking projects, production companies and works in development or about to shoot.
• Submitting Clients for shorts, documentaries, television programmes, some features.
• Negotiating Deals.
• Finding new talent.
• Communicating and keeping in touch with clients regularly and being responsible and active in client’s career strategies.
• Communicating and setting up meetings with Producers and Production Companies regularly to make sure the Company and the clients are aware of what projects are happening and have happened.
• Reading scripts and making decisions about whether the project would be good for the client’s career.
• Curating careers.
• Watching client work and keeping up to date with the industry output.
• Working with the other agents in the team to assist with their needs as may be required.
• Being current on projects in development.
• Administration to action all of the above.

Further Details about the position:
• To start asap or to be discussed
• The role is based in the Echo Office in De Beauvoir Block, (nearest tube Haggerston)
• Hours will be 9:30 AM to 6 PM with 1 hour lunch break, however there will be times where hours may be longer than this, some potential weekend work (at festivals) and some evening meetings/screenings
• Experience of Macs essential along with Word, Outlook and Excel
• Salary to be discussed based on experience
• Some travel to film festivals required (Cannes, Camerimage)
• There is a share of the profits of the company
• 5 weeks of holiday plus public holidays

If you think you’re the right person for the job please email your CV and a covering letter to Ellie at jobs@echoartists.com.

Creative Media Management

Agents Executive Assistant

– Posted July 21st 2021

We are looking for an experienced Executive Agents Assistant to join our team.
This is not an entry level position as you will be working independently as well as closely with two senior Agents and therefore must have proven experience in an Agency and/or Drama Production and a comprehensive understanding of how Film and TV Agents for Heads of Department work. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to quickly step up into a Talent Agent role in a highly respected Agency.
The requirements for this position are:
– You must be committed, motivated, organised and able to work cohesively as part of a team.
- A forensic eye for detail with the ability to prioritise and multi-task whilst remaining calm under pressure in a very fast-paced working environment.
- Excellent communication skills, (both written and verbal).
- A strong understanding of the creative and physical production process of Film and TV drama and of the clients work – Directors, Producers, Line Producers, Production Designers, DP’s, 1st A/D’s, Costume Designers, Make-Up & Hair Designers, Editors, Production Sound Mixers, Script Supervisors.
- Experience and discretion handling sensitive and confidential information.
- Experience with administrative tasks such as invoicing, updating industry systems, diary management.
- Good working knowledge of Tagmin is preferable.
- Up to date with all Social Media platforms
- Familiar with the current PACT/BECTU agreements for Film and TV.
- Good working knowledge of the on-line contracting systems like POP, Engine, CrewStart.
- Experience of negotiating deals and contracts.

We are all currently working remotely from home and intend to adopt a mixture of working from the London office and remotely from home each week.

Creative Media is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic by law.

Salary: commensurate with experience
Start date: as soon as possible

Please send your CV and covering email with AGENTS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT in the subject header to: enquiries@creativemedimanagment.com

For information about the company please go to www.creativemediamanagement.com

Identity Agency Group

Talent Agent’s Assistant

– Posted July 19th 2021

In 2006, IAG burst on the scene as a response to the lack of diversity across Screen, Television and Film. Almost two decades later, IAG has now established itself as the leading talent agency representing the very best in diverse, ground-breaking talent across Theatre, Television and Film, both in the UK and globally.

IAG are currently looking for a full-time Talent Agent’s Assistant to join their team to assist two talent agents within the company.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Liaising with clients, casting directors and production companies regarding current TV & Film projects.
• Sending audition information to clients.
• Liaising with clients on a regular basis, handling diary coordination and logistical support.
• Monitor and update client’s Spotlight profiles.
• Compiling and editing self-tape auditions to be sent over to Casting Directors
• Administration duties on job contracts, invoicing and call sheets.
• Making and fielding calls (will be mobile now, but in office will be redirecting calls)
• Day-to-day support in administrative tasks, updating our InEntertainment database system.

As this role will be working as an assistant to two agents, the ideal candidate will have:
• Knowledge and interest in the Film and TV industry.
• Exceptional attention to detail, organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Confident working quickly on computers and emails.
• A good work from home set-up and reliable internet connection
• (Desired, but not essential) A knowledge of iMovie or other similar editing software

This role is currently work from home, but will be office based as we intend to resume office working on a full time basis as soon as it is viable to do so. The office is based in London.
There is potential to work in the London office part time before we resume full time working in the office.

Salary range: from £20k depending on experience.
Starting date: As soon as possible.

We would particularly encourage applicants from under-represented groups in the industry.

To apply for the role, please send a short cover letter and copy of your CV to:
julianna@iagtalent.com with the subject title ‘Assistant Application – [YOUR NAME]’

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

Assistant to Film & TV Manager

– Posted July 15th 2021

At Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, we represent and manage many of the world’s best-known writers, directors, literary properties, and below-the-line talent in film, theatre, television and new media. We also strive to welcome new, exciting and powerful voices to our client roster, and we are strongly and vocally supportive of diversity and inclusion of marginalised groups within our industries.

Founded in 1989, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates has not only an illustrious history, but also maintains a firm focus on the future. We are based in London but operate internationally. We are fiercely independent allowing us to represent widely celebrated talent, as well as to nurture rising stars, with individualised guidance and a personal touch.

Role Overview
An Assistant to a Film and TV Manager and assisting generally in the Film and TV department, you will be providing administrative support.

Main duties:
– Taking and fielding calls
– Managing the diary and setting meetings for your manager and their clients
– Handling busy incoming and outgoing post
– Keeping track of contracts (circulating for signature either physically or electronically, chasing up as necessary)
– Putting together Word document booking notices using information gleaned from contracts (training will be provided) including details of payments to be invoiced
– Organising travel/accommodation/meeting itineraries, for festivals or set visits
– Proactively providing information that is needed on companies/projects in advance of meetings. Ensuring that we have up to date details of where producers/execs currently work, and previous projects.
– Forwarding or handling festival invitations and press requests.
– Script reading and discussion on clients’ work
– Tweeting, updating the website and client CVs, creating and maintaining Vimeo profiles and content, sourcing publicity and production stills as needed
– Providing short pre-written client bios on request
– Reading and writing coverage on books and scripts
– Compiling lists, tracking submissions
– Taking minutes in meetings occasionally
– Making enquiries with publishers/publishing agents to discover whether film/TV rights are currently available
– Using Microsoft Word’s tracked changes tools to amend documents and to compare two versions of a document
– Working with the Finance team to keep on top of invoices
– Managing and administering client guild memberships (such as WGA/DGA/WGGB/ALCS)

Requirements
– Knowledge of and interest in the Film and TV industry.
– Computer literate, with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Knowledge of Tracked Changes functions in Microsoft Word is advantageous but not essential.

Experience & Skills
– A minimum of 6 months’ experience in an administrative/office-based role, in any industry
– Exceptional attention to detail, organisational and forward-planning skills
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and confident telephone manner

We are an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

This is a full-time permanent role. Please email for a detailed job description or apply with a copy of your CV and covering letter to job@casarotto.co.uk by 14th August 2021. Please mention in your email where you saw our job advertisement.

Hatton McEwan Penford

Senior Assistant

– Posted July 15th 2021

Hatton McEwan Penford Ltd are looking to recruit a Senior Assistant to join their team, representing actors and creatives across Film, Television and Theatre.

Applicants must have:

– A minimum of 18 months experience working at a Senior Assistant level in an Agents Office
– Experience of negotiating deals and contracts
– A genuine and proven interest in Musical Theatre and experience in working in this area of the industry

For more details on how to apply please email mail@hattonmcewanpenford.com – please do not send covering letters and CVs at this stage.

We welcome suitably qualified applicants and in particular encourage applicants from under-represented groups in the industry including, but not limited to those with a a global majority heritage, disability, diverse national origin or those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Gordon & French

PA/Office Manager

– Posted July 13th 2021

Donna and Chloe are looking for someone who thrives on organisation. With all the admin that is now involved in being an agent we need that attention to detail that will make everything run smoothly. This is not a role for someone who wants to be an agent. This is for someone who wants to allow the agents to agent and take on all the fiddly bits. This may mean, imputing into Agentfile (yes, we still use it!!!!), co-ordinating theatre trips (when they return), sorting out office technology, helping with accounts, logging contracts and anything else that you can take on.

This role will be office based as we intend to resume office working on a full time basis as soon as it is viable to do so.

Salary will depend on what you bring to the team.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Independent Talent Group

Digital Assistant

– Posted July 13th 2021

Digital Assistant – Job spec

Independent Talent (ITG) is the largest talent agency in Europe, we represent a range of talent with global appeal. Please see more information here – https://www.independenttalent.com/

Our Digital division launched 6 years ago and focuses on the representation of online content creators like Oli White, Zanna Van Dijk and TheDadLab, and the development and management podcasts such as Elizabeth Day’s How To Fail and actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament’s art podcast TalkArt. Please see our full roster here – https://www.independent-360.com/presenters/division/social/.

The department has gone from strength to strength and we’re now looking for an assistant to join the team.

You will need to have great communication and organisational skills, as you will be required to support a team of agents with their clients. You will be a self-starter and team player. You should be passionate about the world of digital, with a good understanding of key platforms i.e. YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, etc. and an interest in podcasts.

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

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Dealing with talent gifting opportunities
– Supporting on talent commercial campaigns and engaging talent with these opportunities
– Supporting across podcast development and sponsorship
– Updating the website, talent one pagers, collating social stats, etc.
– Client invoicing
– Diary management
– Keeping up to speed on digital and social media news, reporting back on trends and new areas we should explore
– Fielding and organising team phone calls
– Wider admin tasks such as booking travel, arranging and confirming meetings, post, etc.

Please send all CV’s and covering letter’s to – applications@intalentdigital.com

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
  • 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
  • Haworth Agency
  • 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
  • Toogood Management
  • 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.