Sean De Simone, Owner & Operator
As a young kid, I was fascinated with Television and even more mesmerized with the credits. The one credit that intrigued me the most was Casting Director. I would close my eyes and listen to the opening themes of sitcoms while shouting out loud the names of the actors in the exact order they appeared on screen. I always wanted to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry and early on realized that the craft of casting was for me.
After graduating with a degree in Communications from the Pennsylvania State University, Sean took the leap and relocated from his hometown of Philadelphia to New York City where he began his career in the entertainment industry gigging around town as well producing, directing and distributing short films and documentaries.
In 2002, Sean moved into casting as an assistant during the initial boom of reality television and soon quickly earned his stripes working on numerous non-scripted, formatted and lifestyle shows for many of the major cable networks. In 2007, Sean launched Sean De Simone Casting working on sizzles, series and pilots for networks including A&E, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo, Discovery, DIY, E!, Food Network, Fuse, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MTV, Nat Geo, OWN, Oxygen, Spike, Tru TV, TLC, USA, and WE as well as various production companies in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Sean is an expert in TV Host and Brand Spokesperson casting, having worked extensively with QVC and the Home Shopping Network as well as numerous beauty, fashion, home, cook, and fitness brands.