Liz Ortiz is the owner of I Ain’t Playin’ Films and Casting Solutions. Native New Yorker, and first generation daughter of Colombian and Panamanian parents. Liz is a NYC based casting director and award winning indie film producer/director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals such as Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, IRIS Prize,Tribeca, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, Austin, American Black, HBO Latino, Queen’s World, Reel Sisters, Harlem and Urban World among others. Projects have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting and producing highlights include: Advantageous (Sundance award winner, Independent Spirit nominee and a top selection on Netflix); Lost Revolution (HBO Latino); Zombie Honeymoon (Showtime cult classic); Barrio Boy (world premier Fall 2022); And… Seen (writer/producer/director) a feature documentary commenting on misperceptions of disability in the entertainment industry. Liz cast the pilot for the multi-cultural animated series Mine directed by Randall Dottin, official selection Tribeca Film Festival, casting consultant for the LA based series streaming on TUBI, The Wright Turn, casting/producer for the feature film, Boys in Summer for Cautious Films in pre-production, cast the 3 shorts Canary, Pedacito de Carlene (NALIP/Netflix Incubator) and Key Lime Pie. She also casts special projects for various university film departments and festivals. Liz is on the faculty of NYU/Stonestreet Studios and enjoys giving live and virtual workshops for Princeton University, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Performing Arts Studio and other professional actor training programs.