The PMA

PMA NOTICES

Next Artists’ Meeting 2018

Dates for 2019 will be posted soon.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday November 14th from 1pm - 2.30pm at St Anne's (55 Dean Street)

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

WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING OUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS IN LIGHT OF INCREASED INTEREST.  NEW APPLICATION DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM  JANUARY 2019.

Benefits of membership are outlined below.

First and foremost, as a member you will part of a unique network of over 180 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.

To apply for membership you will need:

  • References, in writing, from two current PMA members (a full list of member agencies is available to download in the About Us section)
  • Evidence of a separate bank account for clients’ money (see template letter at end of this page)
  • To read and confirm your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available to download at the end of this page)

Membership Fees:
Annual membership 2018 (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: info@thepma.com.

Applying to join the PMA

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Please consider the notes below before completing the application form on the next page.

Eligibility

Download template letter for your Bank or Accountant

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.

Macnaughton Lord Representation

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 13th 2018

Macnaughton Lord Representation seeks an outstanding Agent’s Assistant to provide administrative and creative support for one of our senior literary and creatives’ Agents.

Formed in 1967, MLR has an established reputation for representing top creative talent across stage and screen around the world and we’re looking for a personable, passionate and efficient individual to join the team as we continue to expand our business in 2019.

We are looking for someone extremely organised, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a keen eye for detail and a passion for theatre, film and TV. You will need to be able to work well independently as well as part of a team. You should have the ability to prioritise your workload, and to work well under pressure.

You will be doing everything from answering calls to organising diaries, whilst immersing yourself in the deal-making process, handling availability checks and licensing requests, amongst much else. Joining this boutique, well-respected agency has offered many people a great opportunity to learn about the business in a lively and focused environment over the years and we are looking for someone who has the energy and commitment to seize the opportunity to work with a brilliant roster of creative talent and support our agents in our London Bridge office.

Some direct industry experience is useful, as is experience of Tagmin.

Closing date: Noon on Friday 23 November
Interview dates: 28 & 30 November

Please send your CV and a supporting letter to davina@mlrep.com

Judy Daish Associates Ltd

Executive Assistant

– Posted November 6th 2018

Experienced and efficient full-time executive assistant to top Theatrical Literary Agent, with knowledge of copyright essential.
We are looking for someone who is confident with excellent communication and administrative skills. You will need to be able to work independently, being able to prioritise your work load and adapt where necessary. Attention to detail and meticulous organisation skills are required, as well as the ability to work under pressure. Negotiation and preparation of licenses is a part of the role, so copyright knowledge is needed.
Several years PA experience is a must, with previous experience in a literary agency an advantage.

United Agents LLP

Temps

– Posted November 6th 2018

We’re 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), casting or production.
• 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.

United Agents LLP

Foreign Rights Assistant (Maternity Cover)

– Posted November 6th 2018

United Agents is looking for a full-time assistant (maternity cover) to join the Foreign Rights Team in the Books department of the Agency where they represent many prize-winning adult and children’s authors.

The team consists of three Foreign Rights Agents and one other assistant. The two department assistants work closely with all three of the agents, providing general administrative support, including processing contracts, tax forms, raising invoices and preparing rights lists and other sales material. Previous experience would be helpful but isn’t necessary.

This is a great entry-level opportunity for a career in the publishing industry. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, be confident in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, and will enjoy being part of a busy team.

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

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Technicians Department

– Posted November 6th 2018

We are looking for a full time assistant for an agent in our Technicians Department starting in January 2019.

Knowledge of and interest in theatre, film and television is essential and prior experience of representation and office management would be helpful.

We require a friendly and calm individual with exceptional organisational, mathematical, written and verbal skills, a can-do attitude and who is comfortable using MS Office. Attention to detail is key whilst multi-tasking and working at speed. Daily work will focus on office administration (including raising invoices and maintaining the smooth running of the office).

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

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

Judy Daish Associates Ltd

Executive Assistant

– Posted November 5th 2018

Experienced and efficient full-time executive assistant to Theatrical Literary Agent, with knowledge of copyright essential.
We are looking for someone who is confident with excellent communication and administrative skills. You will need to be able to work independently, being able to prioritise your work load and adapt where necessary. Attention to detail and meticulous organisation skills are required, as well as the ability to work under pressure. Negotiation and preparation of licenses is a part of the role, so copyright knowledge is needed.
Several years PA experience is a must, with previous experience in a literary agency an advantage.

Shepperd-Fox

Shepperd-Fox Senior Assistant position

– Posted November 5th 2018

Shepperd-Fox are looking for a dynamic Senior Assistant with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Theatrical Agency. The applicant must be articulate with an excellent work ethic and proactive with superb attention to detail and a great telephone manner. They will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive data appropriately.

Experience working with the Spotlight link, Tagmin, and self-tape technology and social media skills are imperative as is the ability to work both in a close knit team and individually showing initiative as required. Career progression for the right candidate is possible and salary will be dependent on experience. Full day time position with flexibility to allow additional evening trips for Theatre and Screenings etc. A motivated intelligent person with a great sense of humour is sought.

Please send CVs with a short letter to Jane Shepperd at info@shepperd-fox.co.uk by Tuesday 13th November 2018 at midday.

Belfield & Ward Ltd

Internship

– Posted November 1st 2018

Internship

Belfield and Ward Ltd seek an office intern from Dec’ 2018 or Jan’ 2019

Weekly remuneration is paid equivalent to the minimum wage.

Hours : 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.

Internships usually run for 3 months

The ideal candidate has a passion for the entertainment industry, an excellent telephone manner, and a working knowledge of mac systems is preferred.

Duties will include being the first point of contact for incoming calls to the office and generally assisting the Agents and Agents assistants with the day to day running of the Agency and associated admin duties.

Multi-tasking, an ability to work under pressure and a sense of humour at all times are vital.

Email applications with CV & Covering letter to office@belfieldandward.co.uk with the heading ‘Internship’

HATCH TALENT

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 1st 2018

Hatch are currently looking for an Agent’s Assistant with at least 6 months previous experience within the industry to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Tagmin, a great phone manner and attention to detail. They will need to be extremely organised with a knowledge and passion for all things TV, Theatre and Film.

All assistants help with the day to day running of our office.

With the right determination to progress, there will be scope to grow within the agency.

Please send your CV and cover letter to:

 

 

Belfield & Ward Ltd

Assistant Agent

– Posted October 31st 2018

Belfield & Ward invite applications for an Agency Assistant to join a busy boutique agency with a small but dedicated team of 2 agents and another assistant, in Covent Garden.

Agency clients work across all areas of the industry and include actors & a small pool of creatives.

Applicants should have some previous agency experience and a working knowledge of Tagmin & mac systems would be ideal.

A cool and calm demeanour are both key as are attention to detail and a passion for the industry plus an ability to multi task and a willingness to occasionally work long hours and make theatre visits etc.

Start date is negotiable but ideally from January 2019. Details of the salary & benefits are available on application.

A detailed CV and covering letter should be sent to belfieldandwardvacancy@gmail.com

Rochelle Stevens & Co Ltd

Internship

– Posted October 26th 2018

Immediate start.

Two month paid internship with literary agency representing writers and directors working in drama and comedy.

We are seeking an organised, energetic, motivated individual looking to gain industry experience.

Responsibilities will include:

General reception duties
Client administration
Script reading
Assisting the agents and agents’ assistant.

The ideal candidate should have:

An excellent phone manner
Proficiency on Mac computers
Excellent organisational skills
A keen interest in television, film and theatre.

Please send a CV and covering letter to
phoebe@rochellestevens.com

Hamilton Hodell

Receptionist / General Assistant

– Posted October 24th 2018

Hamilton Hodell is looking for a general assistant to support an expanding office. This role is an entry level position that would be perfect for a recent graduate, passionate about a career in talent management. The role includes, but is not limited to, fielding calls (excellent phone manner is essential), submitting breakdowns, administration duties and general support.

The role requires an outgoing and positive disposition. Computer, excellent communication and organisational skills and attention to detail are imperative with a knowledge and passion for all things Theatre, TV and Film. You will be proactive, personable and happy to start your career as administrative support and to learn about the industry from the ground up.

IAG

Junior Agent

– Posted October 23rd 2018

The Identity Agency Group (IAG) is one of the UK’s leading personal management agencies.
We are looking for a dynamic full-time Junior Agent to grow and progress within the company. Tasks will include: submitting and promoting clients, managing client list, liaising with casting directors and producers and negotiating contracts.
We are looking for someone who is extremely organised, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to work under pressure. Being proactive, positive and forward thinking are essential. Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience in the fields of agency or casting. You must be computer literate, confident on the phone and have a strong working knowledge of the industry. To reiterate, applicants must have at least 2 years experience as this is a fast moving office.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to miles@iagtalent.com

Independent Talent Group

Social Talent and Partnerships Assistant

– Posted October 22nd 2018

Independent Talent (ITG) is one of the largest talent agency in Europe, we represent a range of talent with a global appeal from actors like Daniel Craig to TV talent like Alexa Chung. Please see more information here – https://www.independenttalent.com/

We launched our social talent division 2 years ago, which focuses on the representation of online talent like Daz Black, Simon Hooper and Dina Torkia (please see the full roster here – https://www.independent-360.com/presenters/division/social/). The department has gone from strength to strength, so we are looking to add to the team and hire someone with previous experience of working with influencers.

You will need to have great communication skills, be client orientated and have excellent organisation skills, as you will have to manage multiple clients and projects at once. You will have ideally worked in a high-pressure environment and have experience of working with talent previously.

Members list

Last updated 28 August 2018. Download a PDF list here

  • 33 Ltd
  • AHA Talent Ltd
  • Aim LLP
  • Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
  • Alignment Management Group
  • Angel and Francis
  • Anita Alraun Representation
  • APM Associates
  • Apollo Artist Management
  • Artists Rights Group
  • BBA Management
  • Becky Barrett Management
  • Belfield and Ward
  • Berlin Associates
  • Billy Marsh Associates
  • Bloomfields Welch Management
  • Boland and Reeve
  • Boss Talent Management
  • Brood Management
  • Brown Simcocks Andrews
  • Burnett Crowther
  • BWH Agency
  • Byrons Management
  • Carey Dodd Associates
  • Caroline Dawson Associates
  • Cary Parsons Management
  • Casarotto Ramsay
  • CBL Management
  • CCA Management
  • Cecily Ware Literary Agents
  • Cherry Parker Mgt (RSM)
  • Chris Davis Management
  • CK Productions
  • 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
  • Factual Management
  • 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
  • Hatch Talent
  • Hatton McEwan
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • ID Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • Jeffrey and White Management
  • Jessica Carney Associates
  • JFL Agency Ltd
  • Jonathan Altaras Associates
  • Jonathan Arun
  • 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
  • MFST 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
  • Paul Byram Associates
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Penny Wesson
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Management
  • Q Talent
  • Rebecca Blond Associates
  • Revolution Talent
  • Rob Groves Personal Management
  • Rochelle Stevens & Co
  • Roger Carey Associates
  • Rossmore Personal Management
  • Roxane Vacca Management
  • Sainou
  • Sally Hope Associates
  • Samuel French London
  • Sandra Boyce Management
  • Sayle Screen
  • Scott Marshall
  • Shane Collins Associates
  • 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
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Troika
  • United Agents
  • VH Associates
  • Victoria Lepper Associates
  • Vivienne Clore
  • VSA Ltd
  • Waring and McKenna
  • Williamson and Holmes
  • Wintersons
  • YAFTA

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 and PMA Code of Conduct, Artists’ Commission Split. Both can be downloaded in the Members Area (see Documents/PMA Documents).

The PMA Code, Artists’ Commission Split lay out our recommendations regarding a client moving from one agent to another, including the use of protected projects letters and any commission splits.

Regarding notice periods the PMA Code of Conduct, recommends member agencies do not seek to impose any time restriction in relation to a client’s notice of termination of representation.  Should member agencies choose to have a notice period we recommend you consider  the distinction between the right to represent; and the right to commission.  PMA will continue to recommend that best practice would be not to have such a clause.

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 1973.

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.