Exclusive: High Noon beefs up casting crew

The Cake Boss and Fixer Upper (pictured) prodco is ramping up its efforts in casting with a new division.
January 21, 2016

Cake Boss and Fixer Upper producer High Noon Entertainment has launched a casting division.

The new unit is staffed by four casting producers: Tina Seiler, who has worked on High Noon shows Fixer Upper (pictured) and Good Bones; Ashley Kelly, a former producer and development exec for HDFilms; Daniel Henningsen, who has cast series such as America’s Got Talent and The Real Housewives of New Jersey; and Bridget Kenna, who has cast for Sony Entertainment Pictures and Walt Disney.

Senior VP of development Jill Schwartz will oversee the department in Los Angeles and VP of development Katie Neff and director of development Rachel Osborne will oversee casting efforts out of High Noon’s Denver office.

“Casting has been at the heart of our development efforts from the very beginning,” the company’s CEO, Jim Berger, said in a statement.  “We now add even more casting muscle to our goal of discovering extraordinary talent with a focus to create hit programming around them.”

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