The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA MEMBERS’ MONTHLY MEETINGS 2019

PMA MEMBERS - these are your meetings. Please do email the office with any topics you would like to discuss or to suggest industry speakers you would like to hear from.

Next Artists’ Meeting 2018

Wednesday January 23rd, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

Next Dramatists’ & Directors’ Agent Meeting 2018

Wednesday February 20th, 2019. At St Anne's, Soho (55 Dean Street) from 1pm - 2.30pm.

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

Online Application complete

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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.

L H A - Lowy Hamilton Artists

Senior Assistant/Junior Agent

– Posted December 6th 2018

Seeking someone with personality and humour to join in February 2019 . Any applicants preferring to be considered for a Junior Agent position should highlight this in there covering letter.

You will have had at least one year’s experience within a talent agency or casting department. Knowledge of the industry is essential as is communication skills and a reliable attitude. Applicants must be motivated, computer literate and have a cheery phone manner. Th office is currently based in Wimbledon.

Please email office@lhartists.com for more details.

Avalon

Casting Associate Role

– Posted November 28th 2018

ROLE PROFILE

Job Title: Casting Associate

Company: Avalon Management Group Ltd.

Location: 4a Exmoor Street, London, W10 6BD

Reports to: Manager

THE ROLE:
 First point of call for all incoming casting/advert/voiceover enquiries for Avalon Management clients.
 Suggest clients in response to Spotlight casting breakdowns and follow up by phone with casting directors to sell in clients.
 Liaising between clients and casting directors to organise all aspects of client castings including time, date, location, who they are meeting, sending through scripts and role details/commercial breakdowns.
 If casting is successful then liaising with client’s manager and the casting director to begin negotiating availability and contract terms.
 Negotiating the deal and contract either with the Casting Director (at CAN stage) or Production company (at contract stage).
 Liaising with Management assistants to pass across logistics, invoicing and contract admin.
 Regular script reading.
 Voiceovers: Negotiating the deal as above.
 Filming self-tapes with clients in the office. Editing them and sending them over to the Casting Director.
Admin/set-up for department
 To work with assistants to monitor and update Spotlight biogs and client entries.
 Setting up headshot sessions for clients. Selecting the best shots.
 Booking younger clients into Casting Workshops.
 To liaise with managers about showreels, voicereels and acting biogs for all clients.
 Keeping a record of every casting each client goes in for to monitor which Casting Directors they’ve already seen.
 To maintain and update contacts in casting companies.
 Attending screenings of new shows/films/plays with clients.
 Attending client’s shows with Casting Directors.
 Maintaining records of all AV checks and jobs booked.
Building the department
 Develop relationships with casting directors and producers.
 Build relationships with advertising agencies who look after adverts and voiceovers.
 Develop a more proactive approach to the voiceover area of the business.
 Guiding younger clients on the best way to approach castings and how to prepare.
THE CANDIDATE:
 Demonstrable experience of casting work.
 Some contacts/awareness of who the key people are within the acting/casting world.
 Excellent communicator.
 Good sales person with the confidence to proactively pursue new opportunities.
 Extremely organised.
 Great attention to detail.
 Capacity to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
 Ability to negotiate.
 Desire to build up Avalon Management casting division.
 Experience of working with talent a must.

Kitson Press Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 23rd 2018

We are looking for a full-time assistant to support two agents in our boutique agency based in Covent Garden. Kitson Press represents writers, directors and below-the-line clients who work in Television, Film and Theatre. The role includes responsibility for assisting in all aspects of running a busy agency. The candidate must have a minimum of 12 months relevant experience, ideally in a media agency. Excellent administration and organisational skills are required along with a passionate interest in either film, television or theatre. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm who is keen to develop a career in a creative talent agency. Please email for a detailed job description and salary information.

Revolution Talent

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 21st 2018

Agent’s Assistant

Revolution Talent is looking for a full-time assistant to start immediately.
We are ideally looking for someone with a minimum of 18 months experience within a busy office, with a knowledge of Tagmin, Spotlight and iMovie.
The successful candidate should be pro-active and organised with a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
Alongside the day to day running of the office – responsibilities will include;
Liaising with clients, casting directors and producers Diary Management
Script Reading
Regular theatre trips
Invoicing
Managing Social Media & Website
We are looking for a confident and committed team player who is ready to hit the ground running. For the right candidate, there is the possibility of progression within the company.
Please send a short cover letter and CV to office@revolutiontalent.co.uk

APM Associates

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted November 16th 2018

RE: Agents Assistant – re-advertisement
To apply:
Please send a covering letter and CV to: assistant@apmassociates.net
SUBJECT: Agents Assistant 11/18 – PMA

Our ideal candidate:
Has previous office experience working in a talent agency, casting or production company –
Excellent technical, administrative and communication skills –
A confident, warm phone manner is vital in this role, you’ll be speaking to clients and industry professionals every day –
The role requires first-rate time and diary management skills –
You will be well organised and enjoy research, setting up and maintaining systems, working to and achieving deadlines –
You will be confident and experienced using and updating web content software and social media platforms –
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.

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

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
  • 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
  • Inter Talent CKP
  • 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.