SPT ups talent exec Steinberg

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Dawn Steinberg has been upped to executive vp talent and casting at Sony Pictures Television.

Steinberg, based in Culver City, will continue to work with casting directors and oversee casting on all current SPT series, movies and miniseries as well as projects in development for broadcast, cable and first-run syndication. With her promotion, she also will supervise casting for new media.

Steinberg is credited with playing a key role in the casting of Bryan Cranston in AMC's "Breaking Bad," Rose Byrne in FX's "Damages," J.B. Smoove in Fox's " 'Til Death" and Patrick Swayze in A&E's upcoming series "The Beast," among others.

She reports to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, co-presidents of programming and production at SPT.

"Dawn has a great eye for talent and has played a key role in our success," Erlicht said.

Added Van Amburg, "We have won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes because Dawn puts the right actors in the right roles."

Steinberg joined SPT in 2003 as senior vp talent and casting. (partialdiff)
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