PMA NOTICES

Next D&D Meeting

Thursday May 15th, 1pm - 2.30pm at the Groucho Club

Next Artists’ Meeting

Wednesday May 14th, 1pm - 2.30pm at the Groucho Club

Next Creatives’ Meeting

None currently scheduled.

Ideas and feedback always welcome

Please get touch with ideas for future speakers or topics for events

ABOUT US

We are the leading professional body for talent agencies in the UK.

The PMA is a membership organisation for agents who represent actors, writers and directors. 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 communciation from agents to the industry.

JOIN THE PMA

As a member you will part of a unique network of over 150 agencies in the UK

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

If you are interested in joining the PMA you will find all the information you need in the application form, downloadable in this section. Please also look at the About Us section to find out more about our work.

MEETINGS

Meetings generally take place on the second Wednesday of each month. These meetings alternate each month between the Artists’ Agents and Dramatists’ and Directors’ agents. Meetings may be to discuss current industry issues (as suggested by members) or they may take the form of Q&As with relevant industry representatives.

COMMUNICATION

Between meetings, communication is co-ordinated via email and the website so advice and current information is always available. You will also have access to a vast resource library in the Members Area which includes all current standard agreements.

TWO GROUPS

PMA Members divide into two key groups: Artists Agents and Dramatists and Directors Agents.

INTERESTS

In addition there are a number of smaller groups representing a range of interests.

DOWNLOAD FORMS

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.

Jonathan Arun

Intern

– Posted April 15th 2014

We are looking for an bright, organized and enthusiastic intern for immediate start in our busy London office. Must have good admin skills, be PC literate and have some knowledge of the industry. Please apply with CV to info@jonathanarun.com

Curtis Brown

Assistant – Theatre, Film & TV Department

– Posted April 11th 2014

This post will support the office of Ben Hall (joint CEO) and Lily Williams to work with a roster of award-winning film, television and theatre writers and directors both in the UK and around the world.

We are looking for someone passionate and hardworking with at least one year’s work experience, preferably within an agency or production company.

A genuine passion for and knowledge of theatre, television and film is essential. You should have excellent communication skills, be thorough and well organised with a keen eye for detail. You should be numerate and be a competent user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

To apply: Visit our website’s jobs page and download a copy of the application form.http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/jobs.aspx

Send your form with a copy of your CV and a covering letter to jobs@curtisbrown.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 10am Tuesday 22 April

Bloomfields Welch Management

3 month intern wanted

– Posted April 10th 2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised intern from the 13th of May 2014. Must be up for working in a busy office and have good admin skills and (preferably) experience working with macs. Agent File experience would be wonderful, but is not essential at this stage. Please apply with CV.

Troika

Agent’s Assistant

– Posted April 9th 2014

We are looking for an agent’s assistant. The successful candidate will join a team of two agents to assist them in the daily running of the office. The role will involve office administrative duties, diary management, the reading and analysis of material for film, television and theatre and problem solving with clients and other industry personnel. No prior experience of working at a talent agency is required and there are good opportunities for progression and development within the company.

CORE SKILLS: Candidates should be:

comfortable and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. An ability to act on own initiative is key.

able to multi task and remain extremely detail oriented

keen to work as part of a team

able to act pro-actively with a ‘problem solving’ mentality

discrete

confident and able to interact with clients and industry personnel, both face to face and on the phone

able to demonstrable a passion for the industry and a hunger to learn more

tech savvy

able to organise, schedule and co-ordinate with clients and industry personnel

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and a 500 word review of a recent piece of film, television or theatre you have seen to Becky Casement (becky@troikatalent.com).

United Agents LLP

Commercials Agent

– Posted April 9th 2014

We are recruiting a new agent for United Agents’ Commercials Department.

The Department’s work includes traditional visual commercials and campaigns; endorsements and PR campaigns; licensing and merchandising opportunities; corporate appearances/hosting; and exploring opportunities in relation to new media/platforms and ad funded content projects across the UA talent roster of clients, from high profile to new graduates.

Working with the Head of Department, the agent will pro-actively identify and secure relationships with consumer brands, speakers’ agencies, advertising agencies and their partners in order to develop commercial opportunities.

We need someone prepared to develop a thorough knowledge of our extensive talent list by meeting clients and attending performances. Day to day work can include suggesting clients for visual commercial castings, liaising with casting directors and setting up meetings with a very short lead-in time.

The candidate:

– At least five years’ recent relevant experience working with actors/presenters in a talent, advertising or PR agency
– Excellent organisational skills
– Great communication skills
– Team player with ability to work under pressure
– Knowledge of new media and emerging technologies desirable
– Sense of humour essential

Please send a CV and a covering letter to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk
**Please clearly mark your application COMMERCIALS AGENT in the subject heading**

United Agents LLP

Second Assistant – Actors Department

– Posted April 8th 2014

We’re currently recruiting a Second Assistant for one of our Senior Agents. The successful candidate will have at least 1 years experience of working in either talent management, theatre or the film and TV industry and be used to working with speed and accuracy in a busy office environment. The role will include all aspects of talent management – dealing with clients, broadcasters, producers, publicists, casting directors and the media, helping to maintain the smooth running of the office and reporting to the Senior Agent and First Assistant.

We require an individual with exceptional organisational, written and verbal skills, a good knowledge of film, television and theatre, a can-do attitude and who is comfortable using MS Office.

Please send CV and covering email to jobs@unitedagents.co.uk

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

Curtis Brown

Paid Internship – Start date Mid April

– Posted April 4th 2014

We offer bright and energetic first-timers an opportunity to discover what agencies are all about.

Internships last for 12 weeks and you will work with agents and their assistants to gain hands-on experience of talent agenting and the media. You should have good administrative skills and genuine enthusiasm for and interest in the industry.
N.B. The start date for this post is mid-April.

To apply – go to our website http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/internships.aspx and complete the application form.

Send it and a copy of your CV to actors_internship_scheme@curtisbrown.co.uk

Angel & Francis

Intern

– Posted April 3rd 2014

Intern required for busy West End office. Start date mid-May. Would suit someone with a degree of flexibility and a sense of humour…!