The agency Actors Cast International is headed by actor and presenter Ivy Chumley in Vienna. As an agent and the head of Agentur Kids Wien, Ivy has many years of experience throughout Europe in the representation and management of young talent. A graduate in the studies of theatre, film, media, communication and journalism – in addition to her artistic education and wide experience both in front of and behind the camera – Ivy produced her first feature film in 2017, which received four awards in New York and 11 nominations worldwide. Ivy's focus is on German-language productions for Actors Cast International and she will be partnered for English language co-productions by the experienced British Casting Agent Lee Thomas.
With 45 years experience in the UK media industry, Lee has been successfully heading his own talent agencies in London for more than a decade. With more than 20 years experience representing and helping writers, producers and directors in the film and TV industry, Lee founded Soho Films in London in 2003, and later Soho Film & Media Ltd with offices in London and Los Angeles. Ten years ago he acquired the talent agency Actors International and now focuses on representing high-profile European actors through The SFM Agency in London, which also owns The London Talent Agency dedicated to representing local talent in the UK's capital. Lee is a full voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and has credits as a producer as well as a casting director on several international productions.