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.  PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN NOVEMBER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE WILL BE WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS AGAIN 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 (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

Online Application complete

thank you!

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.

Alan Brodie Representation Ltd.

Receptionist/Office Manager

– Posted October 18th 2018

Receptionist/Office Manager

This is an exceptionally important position at the centre of a busy literary agency. The person we are looking for will be enthusiastic and efficient, and be able to work under pressure and on their own initiative. They will be able to demonstrate that they have outstanding computer skills with an ability to use a wide range of software or be a very quick learner.

The primary function will be to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Agents and Managing Director. Specific duties will include but not be limited to diary management, travel arrangements, booking theatre tickets, filing, dealing with correspondence and learning and providing support in all aspects of the agency. In addition, they will be required to run the reception area and telephone system, and assist all the clients as directed.

The Receptionist/Office manager will be required to ensure the smooth running of the office and maintenance of the website and databases and will also be the ‘face of the Agency’ in that they will be the first port of call for phone calls and visitors and be expected to meet and greet as well as spearheading the agency’s social media content. The job will also include responsibility for the day to day running of the office including but not limited to arranging client travel, organising the script and review libraries, storage room, filing, copying, post etc. There will be an opportunity to read scripts and handle amateur licensing and other contracts on the Agency’s behalf, and this is an excellent role for anyone keen to learn the ropes of being a literary agent. An interest in live theatre and screen drama is essential.

Please write a covering letter or email to Alison Lee, alison@alanbrodie.com, stating why you wish to be considered for the position and briefly stating relevant experience. The letter/email should be accompanied by a CV with current salary if applicable. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and will be asked to fill out an application form.

United Agents LLP

Runner

– Posted October 11th 2018

We are currently recruiting an office runner to join us on a 12 month contract, starting in early November. Offering general support to the company as a whole, our runner must be happy to turn his or her hand to anything, have a strong can-do attitude and fierce attention to detail. This is a role where no week is ever the same – you could be running packages one minute, to providing holiday cover on a busy assistant’s desk the next.

The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of the industry, great common sense, be IT savvy and up for getting stuck into anything. While this is an entry level role, it’s an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to pursue a career in talent management – many of our runners go on to secure permanent roles within the company. An ideal opportunity for someone who has completed an internship or work experience elsewhere.

Candidates must be available to start in early November.

Please send your CV and covering email together with a paragraph on your favourite book, film or television show to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk with RUNNER in the subject header.

The Artists Partnership

Assistant

– Posted October 3rd 2018

We are looking for a dynamic, bright, well-organised individual to assist one of our Talent Agents here at The Artists Partnership.

This role is suitable for someone with previous experience working within an agency, at a minimum six months experience.

Candidates should have brilliant communication skills, a meticulous eye for detail and a proactive mindset. This role would be particularly well suited to candidates who have excellent organisational abilities and are able to work under pressurized conditions. All of these skills should be underpinned by a strong working knowledge of the industry and a good understanding of the Film, TV and Theatre landscape more broadly.

Script reading, diary management, Agentfile or Tagmin experience, computer literacy (including the video editing) will all be essential.

All of our assistants work together to keep our open-plan office running smoothly. We are looking for someone who will bring positive, forward-thinking contributions to that team.

To apply, send your application form to applications@theartistspartnership.co.uk with the subject line TALENT AGENTS’ ASSISTANT with a covering letter and CV.

APM Associates

Agents Assistant

– Posted October 3rd 2018

Our ideal candidate:
You should have previous office experience working in a talent, casting, PR or advertising agency.
Has excellent technical, administrative and communication skills – a confident, warm phone manner is vital in this role as you’ll be speaking to clients and industry professionals every day.
The role requires first-rate time and diary management skills.
You should be well organised and enjoy research, setting up and maintaining systems working to and achieving deadlines.
You should be confident using web content software and social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.
IT experience using MAC’s & ability to work with Agentfile and Spotlight
Our ideal candidate has excellent multi-tasking ability, common sense & uses their initiative.
Language skills are an advantage.
To apply:
Please send a covering letter and CV to: assistant@apmassociates.net
SUBJECT: Agents Assistant 10/18 – PMA

APM Associates

Internship

– Posted October 3rd 2018

Intern – APM Associates
Minimum wage
Hours : 10.30 > 18.30
Monday to Friday
Internship: 6 months
+ Opportunity for promotion and full time position
The ideal candidate is well presented with an excellent telephone manner, technical skills are essential. Language skills an advantage.
APM Associates Interns will have the opportunity to be part of APM’s selection, recruitment & casting process; meet industry professionals who are working to make it all happen; generally assist Agents with day to day client & office management. Multi-tasking ability is essential & will be perfected during time with APM Associates.

Essential skills required:
Website updating, technical skills are essential
Computer literate, APM use MAC’s
Ability to work with Agentfile & Spotlight
Interest & knowledge of Industry: Screen, Theatre, Literature
Client Recruitment administration
Contract administration
Client liaison
Filing
Research
Assist finance manager
Assist client marketing & promotion
Making the tea & coffee
Fabulous telephone manner
Language skills an advantage
Stamina
Common sense
Discretion
Initiative
Sense of Humour
Versatility

APM Associates

Internship

– Posted October 3rd 2018

Intern – APM Associates
Minimum wage
Hours : 10.30 > 18.30
Monday to Friday
Internship: 6 months
+ Opportunity for promotion and full time position
The ideal candidate is well presented with an excellent telephone manner, technical skills are essential. Language skills an advantage.
APM Associates Interns will have the opportunity to be part of APM’s selection, recruitment & casting process; meet industry professionals who are working to make it all happen; generally assist Agents with day to day client & office management. Multi-tasking ability is essential & will be perfected during time with APM Associates.

Essential skills required:
Website updating, technical skills are essential
Computer literate, APM use MAC’s
Ability to work with Agentfile & Spotlight
Interest & knowledge of Industry: Screen, Theatre, Literature
Client Recruitment administration
Contract administration
Client liaison
Filing
Research
Assist finance manager
Assist client marketing & promotion
Making the tea & coffee
Fabulous telephone manner
Language skills an advantage
Stamina
Common sense
Discretion
Initiative
Sense of Humour
Versatility

Curtis Brown

Assistant – Theatre Film & TV (TFTV) Department (re-advertised)

– Posted September 27th 2018

Curtis Brown are looking for an assistant to join our TFTV Department. This role works across three busy offices helping agents and first assistants to ensure the smooth running of those offices through effective organisation and exceptional client care.

This role will suit someone with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; exceptional organisational skills and a keen eye for detail. They must have the ability to prioritise, multitask and work under pressure with interruptions. The successful candidate will be a proactive and confident team-player who can use their initiative. They will have a good knowledge of and demonstrable passion for the broader film, TV and theatre landscape. This role allows a unique overview of clients from new talent to established writers, directors and producers.

This is an entry-level position with a starting salary of £23k p.a.

To find out more, and to download a copy of the application form, visit our web page https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/page/jobs

Send your completed application form to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk to reach us no later than Friday 5th October 2018 making sure you put “Assistant TFTV Department” in the subject line of your email.

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.