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Cassel builds Castle

Chris Cassel, a showrunner, director and writer for Manhattan-based production company KPI, has formed his own prodco, Castle Pictures.
October 7, 2011

Christopher Cassel, a showrunner, director and writer for Manhattan-based production company KPI, has formed his own prodco, Castle Pictures.

Cassel had been with KPI for 13 years. While there, he’d worked on such productions as the Emmy-winning Rome: Engineering an Empire, The Dark Ages, The White House: Behind Closed Doors and Clash of the Gods for History; The Uprising for Animal Planet and Apocalypse How? for Discovery. Most recently, Cassel had worked as supervising producer and writer on Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, a mini-series exec produced by Steven Spielberg, for Discovery Channel and Science.

The new company is aiming to produce  “epic, immersive and transformational stories borne out of exploration, travel, history, the natural world, engineering, sports and every day American life.” Of the three projects announced as being in development, two are scripted and one is non-fiction. Built Planet is a doc that traces human history via the evolution of architecture and engineering.

Cassel is president and creative director of the new venture. For more information, visit www.castlepix.com.

 

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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