Disney Television Studios Ups Stephanie Levinson, Jonathan Bluman, Lindsey Kasabian to Lead Casting Roles

Variety | 10/7/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Disney Television Studios has announced three new leaders in its casting departments.

Senior vice president Stephanie Levinson has been elevated to lead casting at 20th Century Fox Television; vice president Jonathan Bluman will run casting for ABC Studios; and vice president Lindsey Kasabian will oversee the team for Fox 21 Television Studios. All three will report to Sharon Klein, executive vice president of casting for Disney Television Studios and FX Entertainment. The three join the FX’s Michael Katcher in reporting to Klein.

Read - Klein - Statement - Promotions

Read Klein’s full statement on the three promotions below.

Levinson recently served as the studio’s primary casting executive on series including NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Modern Family,” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” She was integral in bringing Sterling K. Brown in for “This Is Us” after seeing dailies from his performance as “Christopher Darden” on “The People v. O.J. Simpsons: American Crime Story.” She also helped land Jenna Dewan in the upcoming Netflix series “Soundtrack” as well as cast Dewan in a recurring role on “The Resident.” She joined 20th TV directly upon graduating college, rising to the role of senior vice president.

Bluman - Vice - President - Talent - Casting

Bluman most recently served as vice president of talent and casting for the ABC Entertainment/ABC Studios casting department. In that role, he worked on a number of projects including ABC’s “The Rookie,” “Dollface” for Hulu starring Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky and “The Wilds” for Amazon. Before joining ABC, Bluman was a talent agent at Endeavor/WME in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2016. He started as an agent in the talent department at Endeavor in 2005 and continued with the agency when it merged with William Morris in 2009. During this time, he represented a variety of actors including Mahershala...
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