14 / 04 / 2020
Meet the Team: Actors Bookers
Today in our Meet the Team series, we are getting to know our Actors Bookers, Jessie, Hannah and Ellie. If you're interested in the role of an actors booker and want to get to know the Sandra Reynolds team a little bit more... keep reading!
Initially starting her time with us as an intern whilst studying for a degree in Photography at NUA, Jessie quickly moved into a part-time admin position whilst still studying. Since graduating Jessie has become an indispensible full-time member of the booking desk. She loves meeting all of our new actors, watching their careers grow and seeing the outcome of the jobs she books.
Providing our clients with actors and presenters for commercials, online videos, TV and filming is a busy job! Juggling hundreds of jobs and enquiries ever week, Jessie is super organised and always ensures every actor arrives at the right place, at the right time, with all the information and equipment they need. A self-professed workaholic, Jessie does not leave her work at the office at the end of the day and can often be found in the evenings and on weekends on the sofa watching Netflix while suggesting actors for roles (note: not endorsed by her boss!)
Although pocket-sized, Jessie is a faster runner and used to run for Cambridge. She has a much-loved doggy called Freddie The Wiener, who she spends too much money on and sometimes brings to work - which we absolutely love! We're super excited to be welcoming the newest member of the SR team into the world later this year as Jessie is expecting a baby boy (keep posted for updates!)
Hannah has been with us at SR for over two years now after leaving her previous job at ASOS. Hannah works hard to provide clients with actors and presenters for all platforms. She is also in charge of ensuring all of our actors have fantastic, up to date showreels. It's a tough job but she says that seeing a job through from initial brief to the end result is the best part of her job.
At her happiest basking in the sun with a book, Hannah is truly a relaxing character to hang out with - but that doesn't mean she's not a giggle a minute! With more embarrassing stories than she can count, we LOVE having Hannah in the SR family. Having recently learnt just how much a wedding is going to cost she's saving her pennies up to marry her fiancé Sam. Her favourite thing to do is spend time with her friends and family as well as trips to the theatre. Despite being a keen traveller, Hannah loves nothing more than getting cozy on the sofa and doing NOTHING. Her proudest achievement is being awarded her degree in English and Drama from UEA and her hidden talent is Harry Potter trivia! (Her go-to subject in our recent team quiz)
The newest member of our booking desk, Ellie has trained as a professional performer and has spent the last 5 years dancing her way around the globe. Although she has loved travelling the world, she tells us she is happy to finally be settled back in the UK. No stranger to the world of castings herself, Ellie knows what she's talking about and exactly how our models feel when attending auditions and castings.
As a booker Ellie works hard to partner our clients with the perfect model / actor for the brief and says the best thing about her job is the variety of jobs and people we gets to work with - no two days are the same! The booking desk is super busy but being naturally organised helps Ellie to keep on top of the wide range of briefs that come in. Ellie says her love for planning and organising is crucial in her job, but luckily she gets plenty of practice when bossing her boyfriend around.
Ellie's favourite day of the week is Sunday, usually spend with her boyfriend and family... hopefully with a Rhubbard Gin & Tonic in hand too! If not enjoying family time, you can find Ellie teaching dance classes on the weekend or listening to podcasts.
We hope you enjoyed today's blog! Head to the main blog page to get to know the rest of the SR team here!