Unscripted casting executive and producer Chelsey Stephens has launched her own development and casting company, Chelsey Creative, and inked a first-look deal with ITV America.
Stephens, previously senior VP of talent and development at Truly Original, served as head of original casting on hits such as The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Dubai, Winter House and Family Karma.
Through the first-look deal with ITV America, Stephens will work directly with Adam Sher, president of ITV America, and Danielle Gervais, executive VP of casting and talent, on all Chelsey Creative development and production. The focus will remain on talent-led series within a variety of unscripted genres.
“I’m so lucky to do what I love every day, and I look forward to this next adventure with ITV America,” Stephens said. “Their team shares my vision, and this partnership gives me the opportunity to grow as a creative and develop projects I’m passionate about. With their diverse slate and proven track record, I know this collaboration will be fruitful, and I’m honored by the opportunity.”
“Chelsey has spent her career discovering and cultivating some of the buzziest talent on television,” added Gervais. “At ITV America, we understand the increasing importance of cracking that perfect cast that can truly elevate a project, and we look forward to supporting and collaborating with Chelsey as she continues to bring fresh ideas, concepts and talent to the marketplace.”