Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Renowned Casting Director Swims with "Sharknado 2"

Mike Fenton & Ann Frederick to Cast ‘SHARKNADO 2’

Iconic casting director drafting A-level talent for TV smash sequel

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legendary casting director Mike Fenton, together with partner Ann Frederick, have struck a deal with The Asylum to cast SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, set to film in New York City. Fenton’s long and storied career includes casting credits on THE GODFATHER: PART II, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

Mike Fenton and Ann Frederick are currently looking to cast A-list talent, from film actors to Broadway stars to music celebrities to television hosts, in a wide range of cameo roles.

The sequel to 2013’s summer TV smash will reunite the creative team from the original, headed by director Anthony Ferrante. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE will air on Syfy in July 2014.

Fenton-Frederick Casting will hire all cameo casting alongside Gerald Webb, The Asylum’s Director of Talent.

About The Asylum
The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like SHARKNADO, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy and Lifetime networks. The Asylum is releasing 10 theatrical films in 2013 and is developing TV properties for 2014, including a comedy-horror series for MTV.

About Fenton-Frederick
CHINATOWN, THE GODFATHER II, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, NORMA RAE, TOTAL RECALL, ALIENS, E.T., RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, BLADE RUNNER, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, RISKY BUSINESS, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE GOONIES, CHAPLIN …These are just a few of more than 250 motion pictures and television shows from Fenton-Frederick Casting. Acclaimed for his creative contributions to many of the greatest films of the past 25 years, Mike Fenton has acquired legendary status among Casting Directors. Also, Mike Fenton has the distinction of co-founding the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.) in 1982. Ann Frederick is co-owner of Fenton-Frederick Casting and has been working with Mike Fenton for over twelve years. Ann has worked on many films including “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D,” cult-favorite Allan Moyle’s “Weirdsville,” “Camille” starring James Franco and Sienna Miller and “A Very Muppet Christmas.” Ann has also cast music videos for such major music artists as Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, Gym Class Heroes, Ashlee Simpson and Panic at the Disco, as well as several commercials, including one of Coca-Cola’s “Open Happiness” commercials starring CeeLo Green. Mike and Ann are members of Local Union no. 399 (IBT), the Casting Union.

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