The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Wednesday Feb 23rd, 1pm – CALL IT APP

Presentation and Q&A from Kate Wilson and Delyth Thomas, the founders of the call-it app.

Wednesday Feb 2nd at 2pm – BFI PRINCIPLES for tackling and preventing bullying, harassment and racism.

Jen Smith from the BFI will be introducing these screen-industry-wide principles – to which the PMA is a signatory.

PMA 2022

Events and meetings are for PMA members only and currently held via zoom. Info and zoom links will be emailed direct to PMA members.

About Us

The leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA was established in 1950, for: ‘The protection and promotion of the interests of its members variously operating in the [cultural industries] as personal managers … and of maintaining good and friendly relations with one another.’

Contemporary PMA membership comprises Agents who represent Artists, Dramatists and Creatives, but that original core purpose remains true.  Our current, membership stands at 200 agencies; an estimated 1000 agents; who between them represent approximately 50,000 artists, writers, directors and creatives working in screen, theatre and radio.

Members are bound by a code of good agent practice and asked to demonstrate their commitment to industry-wide values of equality, diversity and inclusion; and anti-harassment.  The PMA 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

Last updated: January 2022.

As a PMA member you will part of a unique network of over 200 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, and regular updates from PMA working groups (these are agent groups advocating for the PMA with industry organisations). You will also have access to a resource library in the Members Area of our website.

THE PMA IN PERSON
Traditionally we have held monthly in-person meetings for our members. For now, activity has moved online and we are holding zoom meetings for  updates as necessary. We are also increasing our activity with partner organisations and encouraging speakers working in specific areas to provide knowledge and support for PMA members in  changing times.

How to apply for membership:

  • Register your interest online – see link below.
  • To register online you will need the names and email addresses of two PMA members willing to nominate your application; and to demonstrate that your agency has a minimum of two years experience.  Or, if your agency is new, that you have two years experience as an agent elsewhere.
  • After registration we will call you.  At the stage you will need to provide: 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. If you cannot fulfil these criteria your application will be rejected.
  • Membership is dependent on your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available from info@thepma.com). If your TOBs are not broadly aligned to our Code your application may be rejected.
  • Timeframe and process:  Applications generally take about four weeks to process. All applications are all considered by a panel of PMA Council Members.   Please do not register interest if you are not ready to fulfill the steps listed above.

Current Membership Fees (2022):

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.

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.

Curtis Brown

Assistant to Talent Agent (Actors)

– Posted January 25th 2022

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 beneficial but is not a necessity as we will provide all the relevant training and support.

Why choose us?
We are a passionate group of people who love what we do and love working with each other.
We offer an extensive list of benefits designed to meet your needs for today and in the future, including: free yoga and personal training classes, many health and wellbeing tools and resources, eyecare vouchers, a bike to work scheme, season ticket loans, private healthcare (after 2 years’ service), a retail discounts portal, various employee groups to get involved in, and much more!

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.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and attractive benefits package.

Start: Mid to late February 2022

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

Closing date: 9am Monday 31st January.

CAM

AGENT’S ASSISTANT

– Posted January 21st 2022

CAM are looking for an incredibly organised and efficient AGENT’S ASSISTANT, who has a passion for the industry and is an admin genius!

The candidate should have:
-Excellent communication: interpersonal, verbal & written
-Confidence in delivering excellent client care
-Enthusiastic & approachable demeanour
-Exceptional time-management skills: ability to multitask & prioritise key tasks
-Knowledge of Tagmin
-A confidence & ability to liaise with people at all levels

Responsibilities:
-Working closely with one agent, providing high quality support for them and their client list
-Taking on a variety of general admin tasks including data-handling, processing casting tapes/meetings, liaising with casting directors, recording information on our company database, invoicing, reading scripts, arranging travel, liaising with production & publicity companies, handling contracts, diary management, attending the theatre.

Previous agency experience is essential, with a knowledge of Tagmin.

Salary information on request.

Immediate start.

Markham, Froggatt & Irwin

2 x Assistants to Talent Agent (Actors)

– Posted January 21st 2022

Markham, Froggatt & Irwin is a London based talent agency, representing actors for Film, Television, Theatre and their commercial endeavours, both in the UK and abroad. We are a close-knit and collaborative team of 11 people, and a part of The Curtis Brown Group.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Agent’s Assistants to support one of our Senior Talent Agents at Markham, Froggatt & Irwin.

We are looking for one experienced Assistant, with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working within a Talent or Casting Agency.
We are also looking for a second Assistant who will have had some previous experience working in a related role within the creative industries.

Both roles centre around delivering excellent client care and systems administration to maximise success for clients, provide best possible service to production and publicity partners, support the development of the Agent’s Office, and build loyalty to our brand. The roles involve handling the administration of a busy office and providing first class assistance to the Agent.

The two Assistants will work closely alongside each other, as well as contributing to the rest of the close-knit team.

Whilst we are looking for varying levels of experience for these roles, it is essential for both candidates to have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and a passion and enthusiasm for film, theatre and television. These roles present 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 and enthusiastically.

Why choose us?
We are a passionate group of people who love what we do and love working with each other.
We offer an extensive list of benefits designed to meet your needs for today and in the future, including: free yoga and personal training classes, many health and wellbeing tools and resources, eyecare vouchers, a bike to work scheme, season ticket loans, private healthcare (after 2 years’ service), a retail discounts portal, various employee groups to get involved in, and much more!

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

We offer an attractive benefits package and competitive salary which will be commensurate with experience.

Start date: As soon as possible

You can find more information about this role including details of how to apply here: https://www.markhamfroggattandirwin.com/faqs/

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 31st January 2022.

Nick Turner Management Ltd

Literary Agents’ Assistant

– Posted January 20th 2022

Vacancy for a full-time literary agents’ assistant at boutique TV/film agents Nick Turner Management which represents a range of award-winning TV & film writers, producers and directors. The candidate should ideally have a minimum of a year’s relevant experience, ideally in a screenwriters or literary agency. Proficient use of Microsoft Office and a forensic attention to detail is a must. As is an interest in film and TV. The role offers an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience as part of a small team, with training to be provided. The chosen candidate will assist agent/MD Nick Turner and Agent Phil Adie. Fixed 12 month contract, with possibility to extend.

Duties include:
• PA duties: managing the agents’ and clients’ diaries, booking meetings and lunch appointments, and general support to the agents and clients.
• Dealing with general enquiries
• Updating the agency website with the agents’ clients’ news on the home page, client
page, and the individual client CVs, as well as maintaining the agency’s social media pages.
• Assisting with development of client work/projects and submitting client work to producers,
chasing responses and updating submission trackers.
• Dealing with client contracts administratively; issuing, sending out for signature, tracking,
and logging on the agency systems when fully executed.
• General office administration; filing, maintenance of office supplies and equipment,
answering phone calls.
• Reading script submissions from potential writer clients and writing readers reports.
Watching showreels from potential director clients and feeding back to the agents.

Skills:
• Ideally a minimum of one year’s experience in a screenwriters or literary agency or similar.
• Thorough knowledge of all Microsoft Office Packages; Word, Excel and Outlook
• Familiarity with web content management systems and social media platforms
• Strong attention to detail essential
• The ability to multitask and good organisational skills are essential
• Dynamic positive approach essential
• Must be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
• Good time keeping
• Good communication skills and confident telephone manner
• Some script-reading experience or a script-writing qualification is ideal

Candidate should be able to work remotely from home, with flexibility to travel to the agency HQ in central London on an adhoc basis for meetings etc. Salary circa £20k pa.
Please send your CV and covering email highlighting relevant areas of experience to
Phil@nickturnermanagement.com
Deadline for applications is 18th February 2022.

D&B Management

Agent Assistant

– Posted January 17th 2022

Established for over 25 years, we continue to secure high-profile work in TV, Film and Theatre for children and young adults. D&B Management are looking for a bright, personable and passionate Agent Assistant to join our small, friendly team based in Bromley.

Experience working in a Talent Agency or similar (including Casting) is preferable for this position, but not essential. This role is for someone with excellent verbal and written skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment. This is a busy administrative role, so strong organisation skills are crucial, plus the ability to efficiently work under pressure. This role is full-time, working from the office.

Key responsibilities:
-Answering and fielding phone calls
-Being the first point of contact for Producers and Casting Directors
-Handling queries for and on behalf of clients
-Administrative support to the Agency team
-Inbox management
-Diary management
-Preparing and submitting invoices
-Submitting clients for opportunities via Spotlight, and sending chase emails
-Using Tagmin
-Organising and sending meeting requests

Start date: ASAP
Closing date: Friday 5th February 2022

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.

To apply, please email your CV and Covering Letter to bonnie@dandbmanagement.com

The Artists Partnership

Junior Agent Assistant

– Posted January 13th 2022

JUNIOR ASSISTANT

This role would suit a graduate with a passion and qualification in TV/Theatre/Film/Books etc. and who is looking to enter the industry.

This is an entry level role for a junior resource to be developed into a Talent Assistant role within the TAP Talent team working under two Agents.

– Handle incoming enquiries and re-direct calls to the appropriate person within the team
– Manage fan mail and distributing on to clients
– Manage outgoing post and make use of the franking machine
– Arrange Courier if required
– Assist in receiving and signing for deliveries to the office
– Assist in managing all the subscriptions / email and password updates and access for users within the team
– Diary management
– Updates and suggestions on Spotlight breakdowns
– Good telephone manner for all client liaisons
– Assist in booking restaurants etc. for client/producer lunches and receiving confirmations
– Capture data into Tagmin where required, logging information for clients’ meetings/ self-tapes, updating existing information on clients and industry contacts, creating new entries as needed
– Editing video materials – whether this be self-tapes (auditions), showreels or bespoke reels
– Assist in reading scripts and writing script breakdowns including a synopsis, character descriptions and thoughts
– Generate team Twitter account information (includes researching announcements on Deadline, finding out which clients are involved and putting together Tweets on behalf of the Agents / Associates

Personal Traits
– Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
– Ability to maintain a high level of discretion & confidentiality at all times
– Sign and adhere to an NDA due to the nature of our business
– Ability to multi-task and ensure feedback and updates are provided to all relevant people
– Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

Qualification
This role would suit a graduate with a passion and qualification in TV/Theatre/Film/Books etc. and who is looking to enter the industry.

Members list

(Last update, January 2022) 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
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culverhouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold 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
  • LAPA Associates
  • Linda Seifert Management
  • Lisa Richards Agency
  • Lizanne Crowther Management Ltd
  • Lou Coulson
  • Lovett Logan Associates
  • Lowy Hamilton
  • Macfarlane Chard
  • MacNaughton Lord Representation
  • Maison 2 Ltd
  • 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 Mgmt.
  • Milburn Browning
  • Mondi Associates
  • Morwenna Preston Mgmt.
  • Mostyn & Cross
  • 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
  • NR1 Creatives Ltd
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Talent
  • Red Talent Management
  • 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
  • SD Talent Management
  • Shack Artists
  • Sharkey and Co Theatrical Agents
  • Sharon Henry Management
  • Sheil Land
  • Shepherd Management
  • Shepperd Fox
  • Simon and How Associates
  • Soundcheck Agency
  • Stanton and Davidson Assoc
  • Steve Kenis and Company
  • Steve Nealon Associates
  • Stevenson Withers Associates Ltd
  • Suzann Wade Agency
  • Sylvia Young
  • Talent Consultants CIC
  • The Agency
  • The Artists Partnership
  • The Foundry Personal Management
  • 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 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.