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Sue Skinner - Casting Director - CDC

Sue Skinner began her career in the casting department of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and then moved to Citytv where she honed her skills as a producer and field director and received a Gemini nomination and two CanPro awards for her work.

With twenty years experience in television production in Canada and the United States, Sue Skinner has produced lifestyle, reality, documentaries and children's programming as well as TALK and LIVE series in Canada and the United States.

In 1992, Sue moved to New York City where she was a Producer for Sally Jesse Raphael, was the Senior Producer on Kids These Days for Lifetime and was Coordinating Producer in the start-up, launch and production of Fox’s cable networks, fX and fXM.

In 1996, Sue returned to Canada to join CTV to supervise their children’s programming, in association with Walt Disney Canada.

In 1999, Sue entered the freelance market and was a Supervising Producer/Writer and Production Supervisor for Canadian independent productions.

In 2002, Sue joined Corus Entertainment’s CMT as the network’s Production Executive, overseeing all commissioned series as well as all in-house productions, including a LIVE remote special with Shania Twain.

Throughout her career as a Producer and Production Executive, Sue continued to cast the HOSTS, EXPERTS and CELEBRITIES for the various productions she supervised.

In 2002, Sue launched SMS Concepts Ltd, a successful television casting company that provides television networks and production companies in Canada, the US and the UK with the casting of HOSTS, EXPERTS, CELEBRITIES and REALITY "REAL PEOPLE" PARTICIPANTS.

Marilyn B. Fabrizio – Casting Associate

Marilyn brings a diverse background to the television industry. As an executive search recruiter, she sourced and placed top-notch talent for management positions. Marilyn has the gift of finding the best people that fit the criteria of positions.

For many years, Marilyn was the head of MAC Aesthetics and Program Coordinator for MAC Wellness. She made appearances on CBC and gave numerous radio interviews. Marilyn also worked on several feature films, documentaries and lifestyle series.

In 2007, Marilyn joined Matter of Fact Media as the production company’s Researcher and Production Co-ordinator. She was on the Gemini award winning team for the documentary, The Musical Brain, Exotic Lives, a travel+escape series and Fixing My Brain, the Barbara Arrowsmith story.

In 2010, Marilyn joined SMS Concepts Casting as a Casting Associate. Marilyn’s experience in executive search and television research and coordination has been invaluable in casting factual entertainment programming such as Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition for SLICE, Alien Invaders in 3D, the Hosts of HGTV’s Reno vs Real Estate and the third season of OWN’s Healthy Gourmet.



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