SaYven Entertainment / Big Apple Casting was founded in New York City in 2010 and extended its division in Los Angeles in 2014 providing Casting services for the Entertainment industry: Film & TV, Commercial, Music Video and Fashion
Our clientele include advertising companies, production companies, fashion designers, marketing directors, concert promoters, record labels, creative directors and more!
We secure talent in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, for both Union and Non-Union projects from professional Actors, Models, Dancers, Musicians, Influencers, Athletes, Kids/Babies, Real people, Background,
Special Skills talent to Stunts/Precision Drivers.
We also secure Celebrities for broadcasting, advertising, brand endorsement and special appearance for private and public events.
For over 10 years, we have built relationships and friendships with the best in the industry: Managers, Agents and Publicists.
Since our inception, we have delivered consistently excellent results for our clients, ranging from small businesses to industry-leading companies, domestically as well as internationally.
By realizing our clients' goals and providing them with sufficient business and marketing tools to blossom, we are confident that every client we do business for will succeed in their respective fields.
Founder & CEO
Sarah-May Levy, Founder & CEO of SaYven Entertainment and Big Apple Casting is one of the most prominent Casting Directors and Celebrity Bookers in the United States.
Her credits include Award-Winning Musical Artists such as Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean" video (over 2 Billion views) and major brands such as Apple, Adidas, L'Oreal and Dior, but also Television and Digital Networks such as Netflix, BET and Disney Studios, casting TV Pilots for Warner Brothers and True Crime Series "Accident, Suicide or Murder" for Oxygen Networks (NBCUniversal Television)
Sarah-May relocated in Los Angeles after spending several years in New York, casting and producing media content and events.
Miss Levy is originated from Paris in France and has been established as an essential connection among the domestic and international markets. Her passion is to share her experience with the world with an impressive background in directing, producing, managing talent and casting.
Sarah-May started her career in the Casting Department at Twentieth Century Fox Television France. She has been working as a Casting Director and Celebrity Negotiator in Television, Film, Fashion and Live entertainment for the past 17 years. Sarah-May maintains relationship with various managers, agents and public relation companies to secure international Celebrity booking.
Sarah-May had the honor to be presented as a Jury Member for the Beverly Hills Film Festival 2014.
Sarah-May booked talent for Film/TV, print and campaign for:
Adidas, Reebok, L'Oreal, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tiffany & Co, Netflix, BET, MTV, Bravo!, 30 Rock, Revlon, Sony.Make.Believe, Nolcha Fashion Week, DIOR, Zadig et Voltaire, Disney Hyperion, Toyota, Mercedes, KIA, Budweiser, Grace Coconut Water, Crest, Gillette, ESPN...
Major campaign Casting, to name a few:
- Xupermask by Will I Am
- Piaget starring Ryan Reynolds
- Giorgio Armani "Code Homme Colonia" TV spot starring Chris Pine
- iHeart Radio and L'Oréal pre-show video for the iHeart Radio Music Awards starring Camila Cabello
Sarah-May cast regularly for music videos, credit includes:
Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Marshmello, The Weeknd, Rosalia x Travis Scott, Lil Nas X. Sting, Doja Cat. Bebe Rexha, Tiesto, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Drake, Roddy Ricch, Mark Anthony, Luis Fonsi Ft Demi Lovato, Machine Gun Kelly, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke Ft. Nicki Minaj, Desiigner, Pharell Williams, Ricky Martin,
G-Eazy, DJ Diplo, Mary J. Blige, Mike Will Ft. Kendrick Lamaar x Rae Sremmurd x Gucci Mane, Leona Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Gavin Degraw, Ne-Yo, Will I Am feat. Pia Mia, Yandel, Maluma, Daddy Yankee, Tokio Hotel, Little Mix, The Fifth Harmony, Pixie Lott, Blink 182, CNCO, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Derulo, Jonas Blue, CeeLo Green, Jess Glynne, Owl City Ft Aloe Blacc, Philip George, Charli XCX ft Rita Ora, Train, Tori Kelly, Olly Murs Ft. Louisa Johnson, DJ Alesso, The Dream Ft. T.I, A$AP ROCKY and many more!
She had the honor to cast for the Machine Gun Kelly feat. Bear "My Ex’s Best Friend" which won the Best Alternative Music Video at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2021. Sarah-May casted many MGK Music videos including "DownFalls High" a Film by Machine Gun Kelly & Mod Sun.
Miss Levy has cast lead and supporting roles for PUSHA T "KING PUSH", "THE WARRIOR AND THE SAVIOR", "LAST MAN STANDS", "BIG HOUSE" starring French Award-Winning Actor Gerard Depardieu.
Sarah-May collaborated with Disneyland Paris as a Celebrity Booker to secure an A-List Celebrity for their 20 year Anniversary.
She secured celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson for a private appearance project, Keri Hilson to perform for the Music Festival Global Wonderland in Atlanta, the American professional wrestler (WWE) Chris Masters and the former International Fight League fighter (UFC) Krzysztof Soszynski in a KFC commercial, the teen Actress Joey King (The Conjuring, The Dark Knight Rises) in an anti-bullying PSA and a Marshmello Music Video "Tongue Tied" and many more...
She produced and secured stars from Prison Break series, Amaury Nolasco and Wentworth Miller for a car race video featuring a Rally championship driver.
Most recently, she casted for the Top Hit "Industry Baby" by Lil Nas X securing Actor Colton Haynes with the collaboration of Celebrity Management: Untitled Entertainment.
Sarah-May was a Producer Consultant for a pilot TV Reality Show produced by Trium Entertainment (The Biggest Loser, MasterChef). Thanks to her extended international connection, she coordinated a private access to exclusive events such as "La Montée des Marches" on the Red Carpet during the Cannes Film Festival, a birthday party at the prestigious club VIP ROOM Cannes & Monaco with Paris Hilton and VIP Nightclub Owner Jean-Roch negotiating the participation of French Celebrities.
One of her most exciting projects was to produce and coordinate the first Runway Show of the French luxury brand Saint James in New York. She has cast over 100 Models for their Fashion shows.
Sarah-May also secured over 200 Models and Celebrities for the renown show Nolcha Fashion Week during the Fashion Week in New York.
She was offered by Director/Producer, Evan Frushtick and his partner Edward Highfield to manage the production and casting of the documentary "ThruLines". Miss Levy also produced the Documentary's Premiere in New York.
After casting over 100 talents for the Cyndi Lauper PSA, Sarah-May discovered on set young people from the Cyndi Lauper’s foundation True Colors Fund. She was touched by this cause and offered to host a Casting Conference to advise them regarding the entertainment industry.
Sarah-May has been challenged with numerous projects that counted over 500 talent on set, such as the Mary J. Blige's video "Doubt". She handles with perfection large sets of cast members.
Sarah-May Levy is a passionate Casting Director and believes in hard work, respect and humanity.
"What is my job? Bring soul into a project"
~ Sarah-May Levy