Casting director Seth Yanklewitz ("The Hangover," "Rock of Ages") will be one of many top CDs appearing at Actorfest LA Dec. 15. Here are three things you didn’t know about him:
1. He cast Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl": "Zooey is somebody that my then-partner Juel Bestrop and I always tried to cast," Yanklewitz says. "Because she’s so funny and so expressive and so amazing and talented and fits the world of the comedy that we did."
2. He's vice president of casting for Fox: Shortly after casting "New Girl," Yanklewitz became a network executive.
3. He values preparation going into an audition: "What I always say if I talk to actors is to just be prepared, do all your homework, read the scripts, get as much information as you can."
Visit Actorfest.com to sign up for Yanklewitz’s workshop “Learn the Empowering, Revolutionary Approach to Auditioning and Book the Job!”