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ActionActor takes out Tropfest 17 award

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                   Mary Rose

Have you been one of the fortunate clients of ActionActors who hired Mary Rose Rinaldi for your temp staffing need/promotion/customer service job?
If so congratulations, you helped Mary Rose pay her bills as she pursued her mission of creating an award winning short film.
Mary Rose & her team of creatives just took at the Best Film & Best Actress awards at the 2017 Tropfest film festival
Massive congratulations to you & your team Mary Rose. I have been around long enough to know that many of the film makers who win these awards do in fact go on to have fantastic careers in various forms of screen production.
As 2017 rolls on into it’s 3rd month, yeah that’s right only 10 months till Christams!, ActionActors has a heap of great clients on board and we have just kicked into a really busy period supplying over 20 personnel, all actors, to clients for work in such diverse sectors as hospitality at a wedding, flyer distribution to neighbourhoods affected by major construction projects, survey work with the MoT, NZ Police & Opus International, dusting down the interior of a newly renovated Herne Bay house before it is put on the market. A number of these clients are back for repeat business & we make sure their experience the second time round is as good if not better than the last time.

If you love heading along to shows from time to time the brutal reality is that only a small percentage of your ticket price will end up in an actors wage packet. Hiring temp staff from ActionActors is a fantastic win win, as you will be helping the actors you see on stage, to keep folloeing their dreams.
It’s really gratifying to know that through these jobs many actors will earn extra income to support their pursuit of a career in the performing arts & creative sectors. These clients may well be hiring the next Mary Rose!

Businesses uncertain

“In the current environment, businesses can find it difficult to predict their long-term staffing needs,”
This statement was made by a specialist recruitment  manager back in 2009. A news item in January of this year, 2013, indicates this sentiment is still pervasive in the business community.
A perfect solution is to hire temp/casual staff and a perfect place to find those staff is Action Actors.
The work life of an actor is one of independent contracting, so they know how to slot into a role often at short notice and accept when it is over. Throughout the years I have had many of my friends tell me they could never live with the insecurity of income and work that they have witnessed as being my reality. If you wish to be an actor it just comes with the territory. That is why Action Actors has had over 250 actors join our database, it gives them one more avenue through which to source their temp and casual work options, which of course allows them to pay their bills and be available for any auditions or casting and performance opportunities should they arise.
It seems a perfect fit both for employers and actors, and best of all when someone needs a job done, by hiring an Action Actor they are in fact supporting the performing arts by supporting the performing artists. So no need to stress over predicting long term staffing, solve the problem by hiring an Action Actor.

Action Actors are over 100!

Melissa Fergusson weaves her magic

Melissa Fergusson weaves her magic

“ActionActors is 100!”

Well when we say we’re 100, it’s not in years, in fact we’re barely 100 days chronologically speaking – however since transforming the idea of creating a unique database of elite temp contractors & Brand Ambassadors called Action Actors, into a reality we already have well over 100 experienced actors on our database. We always said 100 would be our minimum number of contractors listed before we started promoting the service to businesses and its happened in perfect time for the Christmas rush!

The idea?…find temp contract work for actors, a unique and talented subset of the general population. Utilise their key attributes;

  • Passion for what they do
  • Awareness of the people around them and the situation/scene they are part of
  • The ability to communicate with clarity and commitment
  • The ability to adjust that communication and improvise, if and when needed
  • The ability to listen and to respond accordingly
  • The ability to stay focussed on the desired outcome

We can confidently state Action Actors probably have the most talented database of temp contractors in the country who are looking for work to supplement their acting and performing careers.  The people on board with Action Actors have experience in many different arenas, however summer is a time when all sorts of brands are vying to stand out from the crowd. Action Actors brand ambassadors will help you achieve that outcome.

To quote leading brand strategist Warren Mearns,  “brands do consist of a number of items. Try values, personality, behaviour, positioning and a value proposition, just to start. And their tangible presence can be experienced through people. People are often a company’s most influential branding tool. They sell the service or product, answer the phone, make the presentations and manage relationships; all done in the interests of delivering a brand experience. ”

Having over 100 people on our books is a great milestone and it has happened so quickly which justifies my initial impulse to create such a service.  We now have people with experience in such diverse worlds as medicine, banking, bikini modeling, market research – even Miss India judging!, now lets get them work!

Get your temp workers here!

Talkback graveyard styles!

Talkback graveyard styles!

Action Actors, as you maybe aware, is a temp employment agency, sourcing short term contract work utilising a brilliant resource that already exists, that being hundreds of highly motivated actors who are between acting jobs. From the fantastic response we have already had of actors signing up, the skill sets are amazing. Our thoughts had been that the focus would be on promotional, hospitality, administrative, and event production work opportunities. However we are having to revise these as actors inform us of their areas of work experience. With RWC 2011 about to hit it will pay you to take a look at the actors already on our books, you will see that the skill sets are vast.

Here is a small anecdotal glimpse into the world of an Action Actor, and their array of skills & experience. This actor is me and here is what I got up to last week.

My work schedule for last week;

  • I spent 4 days ( Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat ) driving a 10 tonne curtainsider truck, working for a mate who was moving his 3D printing company to new premises from Grey Lynn to Newton ( in 2010 I invested $3K getting my class 2 & 4 HT licences and my P endorsement to give me other work options as I get older while not owning a home or having a large pool of super funds to live off in later years, a brutal reality for many actors ). I loved driving that beast around the city streets, the very act of reaching up above your head to open the door of the cab, then having to pull yourself up 2 steps to sit in the drivers seat gives you a sense that you are in a totally different world on the road to car drivers. There was a alot of lifting, bloody heavy work etc, but it was earning me money.
  • On Wednesday and Friday I was an actor working with the legendary NZ filmmaker Gaylene Preston, portraying one of the characters involved in the tragic and controversial westcoast Strongman mine explosion of 1967. Needless to say I love acting, finally working with Gaylene was wonderful and although this was not a big money job, it pays better than truck driving, you get fed a damn fine lunch and there’s great espresso coffee available all day.  A little twist being that I had roasted the coffee we were drinking the previous week when I ran another mates roasting business, Santos Coffee Roasting,  while he took a well earned holiday!
  • In my lunch break on thursday, I shot to Stebbings Recording studio to do a voice over for a radio ad.
  • Then to cap the week off I hosted my 5hr overnight talkback show on RadioLIVE.

When I looked back at last week I realised it exemplified the working life of the vast majority of actors, multi skilled, disciplined, eager to work in order to pay the bills and to allow themselves to continue pursuing the passion for performing.

If you are a company owner or business person looking for short term contract staff or temp workers, you will do yourself a favour by contacting Action Actors and checking out what we have to offer, premium personnel!

Coffee Roasting

Coffee Roasting

Talkback graveyard styles!

Talkback graveyard styles!

Action Actors, An Idea

It must have been 3-4 years ago I had the idea for a temp agency that sourced short term contract work for actors who were between acting jobs.  When I say acting jobs I mean a paid engagement. Many actors are involved in projects at any given point in time, however a majority of those projects will be unfunded or sponsored and so are driven by the old “doing it for the love of it“.

The harsh reality of the industry, even in the non recessionary times, is that at any given time, well over 90% of actors will be between acting jobs. What gives the reality of being an actor between jobs even more of a twist is that you get a call asking if you can get to an audition in x days time and in order to honor the audition you will be required to spend a number of hours learning dialogue.

Fitting this around a full time job or a steady job can prove difficult. Thus for many actors trying to keep themselves available for auditions etc, short term contracts or regular, but flexible part time jobs are a godsend when they come along.

You may be thinking that it is a difficult time to be starting an employment related business, well contract work or employment is one of the fastest growing sectors, and just check out these stats from the Department of Labour website;

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