The PMA

PMA NOTICES

PMA – 2021

PMA MEMBERS, we are very aware how hard you are working to protect your clients and staff in every sense right now. Meetings are (obviously) postponed or going ahead via zoom for the time being. Keep an eye on emails for updates. Please stay in touch via the PMA website forum. And please email directly with any specific queries or concerns: info@thepma.com. We are doing our very best to distribute and share useful updates as we have them. Thank you all so much for your collaboration, communication and support. Stay safe everyone - we will get through this together.

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 70 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

As a PMA member you will part of a unique network of over 180 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. You will also have access to a vast resource library in the Members Area online which includes current standard agreements.

THE PMA IN PERSON
2021 update – traditionally we have held monthly in-person meetings for our members. Inevitably our activity has moved online. For now we are not following the monthly structure. Instead we are holding zoom meetings for  updates as necessary. We are also increasing our activity with partner organisations encouraging webinars to support our members and to help with the flow and understanding of knowledge in our changing times.

How to apply for membership:

  • Register your interest online – click at the bottom of this page. You will need the names and email addresses of two PMA members willing to nominate your application in order to complete this form.  We generally ask that agencies have a minimum of two years experience before applying.  Or, if you are a new agency, two years experience as an agent elsewhere.
  • Once you have registered you will be contacted for additional information including: 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.
  • Membership is dependent on your understanding and acceptance of the PMA Code of Conduct (available to download at the end of this page).

Current Membership Fees (2021):

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.  If you would like to join, please register your interest and we will give you a call to discuss next steps …

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.

Morwenna Preston Management

Part-time, flexible admin assistant

– Posted April 15th 2021

We’re after a part-time admin assistant!

For now, a few flexible hours a week with potential for growth.

Experience would be helpful, but we’re open to training a quick learner.

You’d be working from home at the moment and would probably be dealing with tapes; inputting info into Tagmin; ringing in castings; updating CVs; chasing invoices; and doing general administrative tasks as well as possible holiday cover further down the line.

Drop us an email to morwenna@morwennapreston.com for more details.

Denton Brierley

Senior Agent’s Assistant

– Posted April 15th 2021

Denton Brierley is looking for a full-time Senior Agent’s Assistant to work predominantly with Gavin Denton-Jones & Suzy Brierley and their list of actors. Applicants must have at least 18 months experience working in a theatrical agency. This experience is essential as this is not an entry-level position.

The ideal candidate would be highly organised with an eye for detail and have the ability to work well independently, as well as collaborate as part of a team. Prior experience of Tagmin is advantageous. A proactive work ethic and a positive attitude are essential. There will be a real opportunity to learn within the company.

Send your CV and a short covering email (with ‘Senior Agent’s Assistant’ in the subject line) to info@dentonbrierley.com

United Agents LLP

Agent’s Assistant – Books Department

– Posted April 12th 2021

This is a part-time role requiring 2.5 days per week.

We are recruiting a part-time assistant for an agent in our Books team. To assist in the running of the agent’s list, duties will include:
• General personal and administrative support
• Client liaison and assistance, and diary management
• Help with the drafting, checking, and management of contracts
• Raising and chasing of invoices for settlement
• Dealing with royalty and accounting queries, and the upkeep of rights and accounting databases
• Updating and curation of the company website and generation of social-media content
• Prompt and clear dealing with general correspondence
• Document management and filing

The successful candidate will be involved in all areas of author representation and agent support, and should be comfortable liaising by phone and email with clients and customers, as well as with colleagues in all other departments at United. They should have a high level of self-direction and confidence in their time-management, while they and/or the agent are working remotely. They are likely to have at least a year’s previous experience of working in literary agency, general-trade publishing or bookselling.

The role requires:
• Meticulous attention to detail and organisational duties
• Excellent numeracy and confidence in dealing with royalty and contractual questions
• The ability to communicate with clarity and confidence by phone and email
• Absolute discretion and trustworthiness in all dealings
• An aptitude for working in a team, whether remotely or in the office
• A positive and proactive attitude, and enthusiasm for client care

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.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 23 April 2021

If you think you could be the right candidate, please send us your CV and an email telling us why, to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk clearly marked BOOKS in the subject header.

Members list

(Last update, March 2021) 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
  • BBA Management
  • 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
  • Collective Talent
  • Conway van Gelder Grant
  • Core MGMT Ltd
  • Coulter Management Agency Ltd
  • Creative Artist Management
  • Creative Media Management
  • Cruickshank Cazenove
  • Culvershouse Associates
  • Curtis Brown
  • D&B Management
  • Daisy and Dukes
  • Dalzell and Beresford
  • David Ball Ltd
  • David Higham Associates
  • Dench Arnold Agency
  • Dennis Lyne Agency
  • Denton Brierley
  • Diamond Management
  • Eamonn Bedford
  • Echo Artists
  • Elaine Steel Management
  • Emptage Hallett
  • Esta Charkham Assocs
  • Feast Management
  • Felix De Wolfe
  • 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
  • Hilary Gagan Associates
  • Howard Cooke Associates
  • Hunwick Associates
  • iD Agency
  • Identity Agency Group
  • Independent Talent
  • Infinity Artists
  • InterTalent (AC) Ltd
  • Insanity Group
  • JPA Management
  • Janet Fillingham Associates
  • 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
  • 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
  • MSFT 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
  • Network Artist Management
  • New Wonder Management
  • Nick Turner Management
  • Nina Lee Management
  • Noel Gay
  • Olivia Bell Management
  • Orlando Gray Management
  • Paling and Jenkins
  • PBJ Management
  • Pelham Associates
  • Performing Arts Artists’ Management
  • Price Gardner Management
  • Q Talent
  • 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
  • Shack Artists
  • 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
  • The Production Exchange
  • The Soho Agency
  • Tildsley France Associates
  • Thrive Talent
  • 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 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 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.