Executive Vice President
U.S. Talent and Casting
Dawn Steinberg is executive vice president, U.S. talent and casting, Sony Pictures Television (SPT). In this position, Steinberg works closely with casting directors/producers and oversees casting of all current SPT series, movies and miniseries, as well as SPT's projects in development for network, cable and digital. Steinberg has been instrumental in the casting of Lizzy Kaplan in Masters of Sex, Norbert Leo Butz and Ben Mendelsohn in Bloodline, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad as well as Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander. Steinberg has also greatly contributed to the casting of shows such as The Goldbergs, Better Call Saul and The Blacklist.
Steinberg joined SPT in July 2003 as senior vice president, talent and casting. Prior to that, Steinberg served as a casting consultant for NBC Studios, overseeing all studio casting for the fall 2002 and 2003 pilot seasons and assembling the casts for the Peabody Award-winning Boomtown, featuring an ensemble headed by Donnie Wahlberg and Mykelti Williamson; Las Vegas, starring James Caan; and Happy Family, starring John Larroquette and Christine Baranski; among others. In addition to heading up NBC Studios casting for the last two pilot seasons, Steinberg served as casting director for the highly anticipated NBC comedy Coupling.
From 1998-2000, Steinberg was senior vice president, talent and casting, at Artists Television Group, supervising casting and talent development on such series as The Street, Madigan Men, The Fighting Fitzgeralds and Grosse Pointe. Before joining ATG, she served as senior vice president, casting, for Big Ticket Productions, casting the series pilot for UPN's Moesha and discovering Mo'Nique, star of the comedy series The Parkers. Steinberg began her career in New York City, casting off-Broadway theatrical productions and operating a theater company called The West Bank Cafe with Lewis Black before moving to Los Angeles in 1991 and working as an independent casting director in both motion pictures and television.
Steinberg participates in Sony Pictures Entertainment's Reverse Mentor program.
A native New Yorker, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Emerson College in Boston.