Casting director Heidi Levitt ("The Artist," "Ginger and Rosa") will be one of many top CDs appearing at Actorfest LA Dec. 15. Here are three things you didn’t know about her:
1. She's a believer in virtual auditions: "The era of online casting is not only here and now, it is both the actor’s and casting director’s new audition room," Levitt wrote in her Backstage column. "And even more than that, the online casting audition room has become the actor’s new open call venue."
2. She's the creator of Actor Genie: Levitt is the woman behind Actor Genie, an iPhone app that has been featured by Apple as a top app and written about in the New York Times.
3. She cast Elle Fanning and Alice Englert in Ginger and Rosa": " Elle auditioned with me here in Los Angeles, and Alice self-taped in Australia," Levitt wrote. "There was magic in these two girls connection to the roles from the get-go."
Visit Actorfest.com to sign up for Levitt's workshop, "Help! I’m Not a Blonde Model: Diversity in Casting."