Our History - South Australia's leading Actors Agency

Our History

Welcome to Actors Ink, South Australia's leading Actors Agency, established in 1994 Actors Ink has become the most recognised Actors Agency in S.A.

The directors of the company Richard Laidlaw, Rosslyn Laidlaw and Tony Carpenter all have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry and are devoted to developing talented students for work in a very exciting industry.

In 1985 Richard Laidlaw returned to Adelaide from touring as a performer and decided to start a Production Company “Essential Talent” to produce entertainment for the International Market. It wasn’t long before the company had established it’s self as a leader in Asia. He then developed the company in Australia to representing Australian Variety Performers and started producing entertainment for the Shopping Malls and Corporate Market in Australia

This was the very beginning of what has become an entertainment empire.

Next came the development of the entertainment school which has blossomed into Adelaide’s leading school for entertainment arts. However it wasn't to stop there, Richard expanded yet again with the purchase of ACTORS INK in 2001 and then again with the purchase of SA Freelancers an agency representing Film Crew and Technicians in 2009

Actors Ink is part of the International Spectaculars Group of Companies, which also owns and operates:

Essential Talent - Specialising in producing entertainment for the International market, as well as representing Adelaide's live performers.

EssentialTalent Performance Academy An entertainment school operating 70 plus class a week in all forms of the performance arts.

International Spectaculars Group of Companies is the only company of it’s type in Australia, truly and Entertainment Powerhouse.