Author of the highly acclaimed book “Ace Your Acting Audition,” published by S.O.M.E. productions; currently on the faculty of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; New York Film Academy, the Performing Option and conducts monthly workshops for the SAG/AFTRA Foundation. http://www.amazon.com/Ace-Your-Acting-Audition-Specificity/dp/0982346204
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Liz Ortiz-Mackes is the owner of I Ain’t Playin’ Films. Native New Yorker, and first generation daughter of Colombian and Panamanian parents. Independent Film Producer and Casting Director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of US and International film festivals including: Sundance, Toronto, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, Urban World, Slam Dance, Berlin, Hamptons, South Africa, Costa Rica, Martha’s Vineyard, Famous Monsters of Film Land among others; and have aired on HBO, Showtime and Cinemax.
Executive producer and co-director of feature length documentary currently in production: Re-Walk-Me, A Woman’s Journey to Walk Again… Co-producer and casting director for Advantageous (in post) starring Ken Jeong of The Hangover 1,2 & 3 and in his own upcoming NBC sitcom and BAFTA winner, Jennifer Ehle of Robocop. She casted Lost Revolution, with Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Aaron Stanton (Mad Men, The Nanny Diaries), the cult classic, Zombie Honeymoon. Short films of note, all official Sundance selections: The Bravest, The Boldest; Crazy Beats Strong Every Time and Pop Foul; and all by acclaimed director, Moon Molson. Television: Six Episodes of Monsters Inside Me for Animal Planet, Garabatos pilot for Sinamaica Productions, Soul Dancer PSA for the Wildlife Foundation directed by Oscar winner Igor Martinovic. Casting & Co-Producer for Act Your Age, a Latino-centric comedy feature in development with producing partner Lizbett Perez. Current attachments are Rick Najera, Jose Yenque, Teresa Yenque, Cemi Guzman and Coati Mundi as music supervisor.