Fox Broadcasting reorgs casting dept.

Sanchez named senior VP; Yanklewitz hired as VP

Fox Broadcasting is overhauling its casting department in an effort to expand its reach for talent.

Marcia Shulman, the network’s longtime casting chief, will relocate to New York and serve as an exclusive casting consultant to Fox.

Another casting vet, senior veep Bob Huber, will retire after 19 years with the network.

Tess Sanchez, who has worked under exec veep Shulman for two years, has been upped to senior veep of casting.

Starting June 1, Sanchez will oversee a team that includes new hire Seth Yanklewitz, who joins the net as veep of casting after working as an indie casting director, and additional execs to be appointed later.

Among existing staffers, Clint Alexander has been upped to director of casting; he’ll work in New York with Shulman.

“I am so proud to have led the No. 1 casting team at the No. 1 network for the last 11 years, and I’m confident I’m leaving the team in the best hands possible under the leadership of Tess Sanchez,” Shulman said.

“The new configuration of the department is exciting; it allows me to return to my love of discovering talent while continuing to create strong relationships for Fox in this global casting marketplace.”

Sanchez will report to Kevin Reilly, prexy of entertainment.

“Tess has been groomed by Marcia and is a natural leader with enviable industry relationships and an incredible eye for talent. She’s the ideal executive to continue our casting strength,” Reilly said.

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