Our History - South Australia's leading Actors Agency

Our History

Actors Ink, South Australia's leading Actors Agency, established in 1994 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.

Staring out his early life as a performer touring internationally Richard returned to Adelaide and saw an opportunity to start a Production Company “Essential Talent” to produce & tour theatrical productions in Australia and internationally. It wasn’t long before the company had established it’s self as a leader in Asia supplying most of the show rooms and amusement parks with entertainment. Essential Talent then developed the Australian arm to produce and represent variety artists and shows to the domestic market.

Next came the development of the entertainment school which has blossomed to become a leading school for entertainment arts.

Richard acquired ACTORS INK in 2001 followed by SA Freelancers in 2009

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

SA Freelancers - Representing Film Crew and Technicians

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

EssentialTalent Performance Academy - 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.