Major Media Casting, LLC principle Evan Majors is a Casting Director, Talent Executive, and Producer with 10+ years experience specializing in multi-platform, high profile non-scripted and scripted TV series, pilots and docu-series directly for cable and TV networks, as well as commercials, digital campaigns for national and global brands and branded content. 

Most recently, Evan was not only Casting Director on Netflix’s first upcoming hip-hop competition series, Rhythm + Flow starring Cardi B, Chance The Rapper and T.I., but was also Field Producer. During his time on production Evan oversaw all ENG (in-studio and field) shoots, managed up to 4 BTS (behind-the-scenes) camera crews as well as interviewed contestants for story and directed multi-cameras in the field.  

In 2018, Evan completed casting on season 2 of OWN’s (Oprah Winfrey Network) prison documentary series Released for Lucky8 TV, along with MTV’s hit dating series Are You The One? seasons 7 & 8.

In the past, Evan has been Supervising Casting Director for A+E Networks as well as cast hit non-scripted programs including: Iyanla: Fix My Life for Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), FYI’s Married At First Sight, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, and MTV’s pop culture juggernaut The Real World. He was formerly Head Casting Producer for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ multi-platform music network Revolt TV in Los Angeles, and Manager of Talent Development & Casting for Discovery Communications. 

What sets Evan apart is that he is savvy with identifying fresh talent that connects with brands and their audiences who have authentic voices and stories, along with diverse and multicultural populations. From millennial talent, celebrities, actors, ‘real people,’ social media influencers, on- camera hosts/personalities, extreme athletes, lifestyle talent and experts in a variety of fields, Evan delivers dynamic talent for any project, regardless of platform or scope.

 

Major Media Casting subscribes to very simple tenets: Integrity, hustle, passion, flexibility, and fostering lasting professional relationships. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ MOST RECENT:

RHYTHM + FLOW Field Producer

RHYTHM + FLOW Casting Director Jesse Collins Ent / Netflix

RELEASED (S2)  Casting Producer Lucky8 TV / OWN

ARE YOU THE ONE? (S7 & 8) Sr. Casting Director Lighthearted Ent / MTV

CYN PROJECT Casting Director Monami Ent. / MTV

RIDE OR DIE Casting Producer Monami Ent. / MTV

THE DEED  Casting Producer  Cineflix Media / CNBC

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ Casting Director Back Roads Ent / A+E

A MILLION STEPS TO FREEDOM  Casting Producer Hot Snakes Media / OWN

LOVE AFTER LOCK UP  Casting Producer Sharp Ent. / WEtv

FOOD NETWORK HOST CASTING Casting Producer THTCB / Rock Shrimp Prod

UNTITLED SHOE DESIGN PROJECT Casting Director  Ish Ent / BET

UNTITLED BRAVO PROJECT        Casting Producer          Tollbooth TV / Bravo

BECOMING                                   Casting Director            Jarrett Creative / FYI

PLAYER GET’S PLAYED                 Casting Producer          DiGa Vision / Oxygen

MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER (S8)    Casting Producer     Intuitive Ent / Bravo

FRAME WORK                    Casting Producer             Pitman Casting / Spike TV

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT        Head Casting Director     Kinetic Content / FYI

IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE              Casting Producer             Harpo Studios / OWN

TOUGH LOVE (S4)    Sr. Casting Director         Cornwell Casting / High Noon / VH1

INTERIOR THERAPY       Supervising Casting Director     Authentic Ent / Bravo

UNTITLED BRAVO PROJECT        Casting Producer             Tollbooth TV / Bravo

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (S7)   Field Producer/Casting            Lock & Key Prod.

COLLEGE HILL (S5)        Casting Director                      Edmonds Ent / BET

COLLEGE HILL: INTERNS       Casting Director                   Edmonds Ent / BET

BACK 2 ME              Supervising Casting Director     Akil Prods / BET

THE REAL WORLD (S18, 19, 20, 22 & 25)        Casting Director                        Bunim-Murray Prods / MTV

SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE    Casting Director      Bunim-Murray Prods / MTV

ROAD RULES        Casting Director              Bunim-Murray Prods / MTV


DIGITAL CONTENT/COMMERCIAL CASTING:

NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL                          Casting Director                        Exeter Group

GENUINE: THE REAL PEOPLE COMPANY      Casting Director                        New York, NY

*MERCEDES-BENZ, CHEVRON, UNITED STATES POST OFFICE, ETC.

THE PRANK ACADEMY                                   Talent Booker                           NorthSouth Prods / YouTube

UFC/ SPEEDWAY CAMPAIGN                         Talent Booker                           NorthSouth Prods

THE MIKE KELTON PROJECT                         Talent Booker                           NorthSouth Prods / MTV Digital

 

DEVELOPMENT CASTING:

A&E NETWORKS                                             Casting Producer                      New York, NY

TUPELO-HONEY RAYCOM                               Casting Director                        New York, NY

LION TELEVISION                                          Casting Producer                      New York, NY


CASTING & TALENT EXECUTIVE STAFF POSITIONS: 

REVOLT TV                                                      Head of Talent 

REVOLT TV, CREATED BY SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS AND ANDY SCHUON, IS A 24/7 MULTI-PLATFORM/SATELLITE/IPTV/MUSIC BRAND LAUNCHING THIS FALL ON COMCAST AND OTHER SERVICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

·       Identified trends, street culture(s) and sub-cultures for talent within the 18-24 demographic on a national scale including, but not limited to: social media influencers, established and emerging musicians, journalist/reporters, bloggers, DJ’s, on-air radio personalities, entertainment hosts, fashion experts, taste-makers, and trendsetters in the world of music, social media, fashion, style, and visual arts

·       Successfully developed and implemented digital and social media strategy to acquire talent across all social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, GotCast, and other industry casting, social media, and on-line talent sites

· Oversaw and managed talent associates, interns, and talent acquisition in all stages including all in-studio on-camera interviews for story, content and sound bites; wrote talent sheets/bios and pitched new talent to network president and programming executives; and was the point of contact for Bad Boy Worldwide legal department for all on-camera talent release forms, background checks, and talent contracts

 

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS                  Manager of Talent Development & Casting

·       Identified and managed talent with specialized professional experience to create series for Discovery Communications’ networks male-skewing programming: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Military Channel, Discovery Health, Planet Green, FitTV, & Turbo 

·       Concurrently cast multiple shows for all Discovery Communications’ networks in all stages of the casting process

·       Directed casting sessions, pitched talent, cast hosts, professional experts, and celebrities for on-air promotions

·       Pitched established and emerging talent to development and programming executives while strategizing and generating talent and creative ideas for development teams

·       Created and managed multiple talent databases, spreadsheets, talent video reels, and edited casting reels

·       Maintained relationships with talent agents, talent managers, outside producers, and outside network executives

SKILLS:

Editing/post (iMovie)

Excel

Writing pitch sheets

Google Docs

Camera Operation

Lighting and Audio Set-Up

Microsoft Office

Photoshop

 

Education: Western Michigan University - Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Major: Journalism & English

 
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