George Ortiz, Owner & Casting Director:
George Ortiz moved to Miami from New York in the late 1970's. His experience dates back to the early 1980's when he began his work in on-camera acting & theater. George then progressively went behind the camera, taking on a wide-range of duties working on various TV commercial productions. Following his passion and interest in casting, he specialized in on-set talent coordination and casting. After various years directing casting sessions for various clients, in 1999, he founded Miami Talento Casting / George Ortiz Casting
George’s professional background & experience, branches out in the field of Marketing in both the corporate and non-profit world. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Marketing/Advertising from The University of Miami, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University. Both his acting experience as well as his corporate background, allow George to view his projects from both a "creative" and a "business" perspective. In addition, his background in education has allowed him to experience first hand, working in a bilingual teaching environment with children as well as young adults. This experience allows him to effectively communicate fluently in both the English and Spanish language with talent of all ages in an instructive, to the point and friendly manner.
George's success as a casting director is a direct result of his professionalism and ability to direct, communicate and encourage talent, while meeting his clients’ requests. His style and method of communicating with people, enhances the performer's confidence and audition potential.
George Ortiz Casting / Miami Talento Casting provides full casting services to advertising agencies, production companies & TV Networks. We provide casting services for Union: SAG-AFTRA, AEA projects as well as Non-Union jobs. We are a fully bilingual company and work with both Spanish & English Language projects as well as other languages. We cast projects for the U.S. Hispanic, U.S. General Markets, as well as Latin America, Europe, & have also worked on projects for the Middle East and Africa.
We also provide casting services for television shows and theatre/musical theatre productions for both Spanish and English language and bilingual programming.
Specializing in the U.S. Hispanic Market:
With a fully bilingual staff, George Ortiz Casting / Miami Talento Casting, specializes in the Hispanic Market. In today’s growing Hispanic Market, it is vital for us to provide our clients with the utmost expertise in a diverse Hispanic culture as well as in the Spanish language. This expertise and knowledge has been proven time and time again in our successful castings and talent bookings.
Our expertise in the Spanish language, Hispanic culture/sub-cultures and Hispanic/Latino demographics, keeps us on track with our clients’ target market and advertising concepts. Whether the need is a specific look and/or a specific Spanish dialect, we can identify it. Thus, making the selection process easier and on target.
U.S. General Market:
George Ortiz Casting / Miami Talento Casting, also provides casting services for the US General Market (Coca Cola, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Olympus Digital Cameras, Advair, Dove Shampoo, Target, etc) and is able to audition a wide-range of diverse talent of all ages.
We aim to make your job easier. We take pride in our organization, professionalism and efficiency. We are committed to meeting our deadlines in a professional and friendly working environment. Our sessions are scheduled and coordinated, keeping our clients’ timeframe in mind as well as keeping in time with union regulations.
"We are a boutique casting company providing excellent casting services. Our mission is to give each and every client an excellent casting as well as great individualized service." - George Ortiz
We look forward to working with you and your team on your next project!