20th Century Fox TV Names Lindsey Kasabian Casting Vice President


KasabianLOS ANGELES (Variety) — Lindsey Kasabian is getting promoted at 20th Century Fox Television.

The longtime studio vet has been named vice president of casting. In her new position, she will report to Sharon Klein, for whom she was formerly an assistant.

Kasabian joined the company nearly a decade ago, rising through the ranks from coordinator to manager to director to vice president. She serves as the studio’s primary casting executive on Showtime’s CIA drama “Homeland,” for which she landed stars Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend, as well as supporting players Nazanin Boniadi and Miranda Otto.

Kasabian also supervises the casting of Hulu’s Hugh Laurie starrer “Chance,” FX’s recently Emmy-nominated “The Americans” and Middle Eastern drama “Tyrant,” USA’s “Queen of the South” and Fox’s remake of “The Exorcist.” Other talent that Kasabian has helped bring to the studio’s shows includes Rainn Wilson, John Cho, Wilmer Valderrama, Curtis ’50’ Cent Jackson, Justin Kirk and Laverne Cox.

She is currently overseeing the Fox 21 TV Studios and Imagine Television anthology series “Genius” for National Geographic Channel, which will star Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush as the celebrated physicist Albert Einstein.

“Lindsey began as my assistant years ago and has consistently demonstrated an enthusiasm, creativity and talent for casting that’s undeniably impressive,” said Klein. “Showrunners from Alex Gansa to directors like Ron Howard rely on her judgment and trust her implicitly, and for good reason — she always delivers. She’s an incredibly valuable member of my team who has more than earned this promotion to vice president.”