The PMA

PMA NOTICES

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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Eligibility

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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.

Curtis Brown

Agents Assistants – Talent Department (two positions)

– Posted September 20th 2017

We’re looking for two organised, energetic and bright people with previous office experience to join our Talent Department – one to work for an Actor’s Agent and the other to work for a Presenters’ Agent.

Both positions require excellent administrative and multi-tasking skills, and candidates should be happy to work as part of a team. We need friendly, engaging people with first-class communication skills – you should have a great phone manner because you’ll be speaking to clients and industry professionals on a regular basis. We need people who are scrupulous about detail and can help maintain systems to help the Agents’ offices run smoothly. We want to find people able to use tact and discretion – and who are able to stay calm and in control when working under pressure. It would useful, but not essential, if you have some experience of working in a talent, casting or advertising agency.

Visit our website jobs page (www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs) to download the job descriptions and find out more.

To apply for one of these roles, send your CV with covering letter explaining which role you’re applying for and why to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd October

MacFarlane Chard Associates

Senior Assistant – Acting Department

– Posted September 19th 2017

MacFarlane Chard Associates are looking for a full time Senior Assistant to join its Acting department, initially helping to cover for maternity leave but with a view to developing a career as a Junior Agent. We are seeking someone with high experience of working in a talent agency, ideally with a strong interest in Film, Television and Theatre, and also with a good knowledge of casting directors and producers.

Duties include assisting on the existing client list by liaising with clients and producers, processing client’s contracts, updating client C.Vs and details, updating websites, social media sites and Spotlight.

Working knowledge of Tagmin, MS Office and Spotlight useful, but not essential.

Salary according to experience.

Please email CV with a covering letter to kevin@macfarlane-chard.co.uk

Curtis Brown

Intern (TFTV)

– Posted September 13th 2017

Curtis Brown offers bright and energetic applicants an opportunity to gain experience in the world of agenting in our Books, Theatre Film and Television, Presenters and Actors departments.

We’re currently looking for an intern to join our Theatre Film and Television (TFTV) Department. You’ll work with our TFTV agents and their assistants to gain hands-on experience of agency work and working with the media. Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in an office, a confident telephone manner, excellent communication skills and can multi task under pressure. You should have very good administrative skills and a genuine interest in the industry.

We’d like to find someone who is available to start working with at the end of September and this internship lasts for 6 months.

You will earn pro-rata of £15,000 p.a. payable in arrears on the last working day of each month. Working hours are 9.30am to 6pm (with an hour for lunch) and you do need to be able to commit to stay with us for the full 6 month period.

Finally, you must also be either a British citizen or have a valid work permit, and you must be a graduate or currently studying as an undergraduate. Unfortunately, we are unable to help interns with work permits, and we can’t help you with finding accommodation. You will need to make your own arrangements to live in the Greater London area during your placement.

To apply, visit our web page https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/internships-at-curtis-brown and download a copy of the application form.

Send your completed form to: jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk making sure you put “Internship Scheme – Theatre Film and Television Department” in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th September 2017.

United Agents LLP

Temp

– Posted September 12th 2017

Temps

United Agents is currently looking for experienced Temps to work across the company, in particular our Actors Department. The successful candidates will have :
• Experience of working in a talent agency, particularly working in an Actors department.
• An excellent working knowledge of film, television and theatre.
• A knowledge of existing Casting Directors.
• Understand the nuances of working directly with Talent. Consequently, we’re actively looking at candidates who have experience of client facing work.
• Be computer literate and technically minded, together with a good knowledge of standard software packages.
• Be able to work quickly and accurately.
• Have a can-do attitude, enjoy being part of a team and able to think on their feet.
• An ability to multi-task and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively.

As many of our permanent members of staff originally started as Temps, we’re keen to develop on-going relationships and would be interested in hearing from those who perhaps are unable to Temp at present but may be interested in doing so in the future.

Please send a short covering email and CV, writing TEMPS in the subject header to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk.

We do not accept application or enquiries by telephone or requests for feedback.

Cole Kitchenn Personal Management

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted September 11th 2017

Cole Kitchenn are receiving submissions for the following new position: Assistant to the Creatives Agent.

Duties include:

To assist on the client list including artist liaison, administration, account management inc. office management duties. Candidates should be highly efficient/organised, polite and calm under pressure, confident and credible enough to work with high profile artists, able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in high pressure situations, detail aware, be prepared to work as required to get the job done. Experience in Tagmin a bonus.

Please email CV and cover letter to adam@colekitchenn.com

KI Agency & Micheline Steinberg Associates

Agents’ Assistant

– Posted September 8th 2017

Established London writers’ agencies Ki Agency and Micheline Steinberg Associates are looking for a full-time assistant to provide administrative and creative support to two agents in every aspect of their work. We are seeking someone passionate about film, TV, theatre, and novels, with an understanding of the industry. Strong administrative and organisational skills are essential, alongside computer and social network literacy (including WordPress), interpersonal skills and an attention to detail.
The position includes all aspects of running an agency, with responsibilities such as office administration, diary management, updating agencies’ websites, clients’ CVs, script reading, processing contracts and invoices, as well as liaising with clients and producers.

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm who is keen to develop a career as a junior agent. Previous experience in a media agency would be preferable.

Salary according to experience. Start date asap.

Please email CV with a covering letter to info@steinplays.com

Successful applicants will be invited to interview.

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Film & TV Department

– Posted September 8th 2017

Agent’s Assistant – Film & Television Department

We’re currently recruiting for a highly experienced Assistant to work within our Film & Television Department, reporting solely to our Managing Director, who represents a list of writers and directors. Responsibilities will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, broadcasters and producers on a daily basis, diary management, responsibility for the invoicing and tracking of client payments and generally maintaining the smooth running of the office.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of (and passion for) film, television (drama specifically) and theatre, have a can-do attitude, a keen eye for detail and be proficient in the use of MS Office. We are looking for candidates with strong experience who have previously assisted a literary agent and politely ask that only those with relevant experience apply.

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