Melissa Chusid Casting / Hope Productions

Melissa Chusid Casting / Hope Productions www.melissachusid.com Melissa Chusid is an accomplished casting director and talent executive, specializing in children’s entertainment, sports and music.

Chusid began her career at Nickelodeon in 1996, where she spent almost ten years in the talent department of the iconic kids network. During her tenure at Nickelodeon, she handled many high-profile projects, including a key role in the nationwide search for a new host of the groundbreaking series “Blue’s Clues.” In her role as Director, Talent, Chusid also worked on casting and talent relations for “Dora the Explorer,” “Go, Diego, Go!,” “The Backyardigans” and “Little Bill.” Chusid currently has her own company Hope Productions, and serves as a consultant for several high-profile companies on their casting and talent needs. Prior to starting Hope Productions, Chusid was Director, Talent and Development for MSG Media, the newly launched Madison Square Garden Network initiative to expand programming beyond “all sports” to “sports and entertainment.” She was closely involved in recruiting music talent and coordinating all on-air events, as well as assisting the development of MSG Network’s critically acclaimed entertainment programming, a first for the formerly all-sports network. She was also Director, Talent at College Sports Television (CSTV), the CBS-owned network focusing on college sports. Chusid’s additional experience includes casting the feature films “August Rush” and “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints,” which featured top celebrity talent including Robert Downey Jr., Chazz Palminteri, Shia LeBeouf and Robin Williams.

Mission: Casting director and talent executive, specializing in children’s entertainment, sports and music.

03/17/2017
Comedy Central

Sam Richardson belts out "The Ballroom Blitz" with "Wayne's World" star Tia Carrere on The #ComedyJam.

Get blitzed. The Comedy Jam premieres March 22.

03/16/2017
Comedy Central

Comedy Central

Rock and ROFL. The Comedy Jam premieres March 22.

Ride Along: Riley Hawk on Growing Up with the Coolest Dad on Earth | VICE Sports
01/09/2016
Ride Along: Riley Hawk on Growing Up with the Coolest Dad on Earth | VICE Sports

Ride Along: Riley Hawk on Growing Up with the Coolest Dad on Earth | VICE Sports

Riley Hawk was raised in Southern California by the most famous and wealthiest skateboarder who ever lived. We accompany Riley as he dishes on his unconventional childhood and explains why he's not the listless pothead many make him out to be.

Ride Along: Antonio Cromartie on the Geno Smith Sucker Punch | VICE Sports
01/08/2016
Ride Along: Antonio Cromartie on the Geno Smith Sucker Punch | VICE Sports

Ride Along: Antonio Cromartie on the Geno Smith Sucker Punch | VICE Sports

Antonio Cromartie has been through many ups and downs as an NFL cornerback. But this past offseason he found himself dealing with someone else's controversy, as the Jets were rocked by IK Enempali's jaw-shattering sucker punch of Geno Smith.

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10/15/2014

Melissa Chusid Casting / Hope Productions's cover photo

So excited to be part of Amazon's "Creative Galaxy"
10/23/2013
Step Aside, Netflix: Amazon's Entering the Original Series Race

So excited to be part of Amazon's "Creative Galaxy"

With risque humor and an in-demand actor like John Goodman as its star, “Alpha House” is the kind of show one might expect from HBO. But beginning sometime in November, this 11-episode comedy will ...

Melissa Chusid Casting / Hope Productions's cover photo
09/26/2013

Melissa Chusid Casting / Hope Productions's cover photo

Who's a bigger sports fan Denzel Washington or Mark Wahlberg?  Denzel and Wahlberg talk LA Lakers Boston Celtics 2Guns R...
08/02/2013
Stars on Sports - Washington and Wahlberg

Who's a bigger sports fan Denzel Washington or Mark Wahlberg? Denzel and Wahlberg talk LA Lakers Boston Celtics 2Guns Ray Allen New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, stars of the new movie '2 Guns', sat down with CBS Sports' Ian Eagle to discuss their on-screen chemistry, their love of sports, how Washington would've stopped Ray Allen in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and much more.

07/22/2013
Find Your Fitness: SoulBands

#FindYourFitness: Summer Sanders takes a spin at the latest full body SoulCycle® class, Soul Bands. #soulcycle

Summer Sanders takes a spin at the latest full body SoulCycle class, Soul Bands.

Summer Sanders finds a happy place at the UFCgym. #FindYourFitness: #UFC
07/15/2013
Find Your Fitness: UFC Training

Summer Sanders finds a happy place at the UFCgym.

#FindYourFitness: #UFC

Summer Sanders holds nothing back for this MMA-inspired workout at the UFC Gym.

06/11/2013
Ethan Hawke talks Sports

Ethan talk Brooklyn sports teams and the upcoming Super Bowl.

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'X Factor' Crossover: Carly Rose Sonenclar Covers One Direction
06/08/2013
'X Factor' Crossover: Carly Rose Sonenclar Covers One Direction

'X Factor' Crossover: Carly Rose Sonenclar Covers One Direction

X Factor USA alum Carly Rose Sonenclar crossed the pond, so to speak, with a cover of a song by one of X Factor UK’s biggest success stories, One Direction. The 14-year old vocalist, who is now managed by Syco Entertainment, put her own spin on the pop group’s poppy, “Stole My Heart.” In Sonenclar’s...

Different sport for Summer Sanders, but same drive - The Boston Globe
04/13/2013
Different sport for Summer Sanders, but same drive - The Boston Globe

Different sport for Summer Sanders, but same drive - The Boston Globe

When runners in the Boston Marathon arrive at Heartbrerak Hill, they wonder whether their bodies will be strong enough to respond to such a physical challenge. But when Summer Sanders gets there, she’ll already know the answer. She has pushed her body to its physical limit dozens upon hundreds upon…

04/12/2013
Summer Sanders prepares for Boston Marathon

Summer Sanders takes on Heartbreak Hill and the 26.2 miles of the The Boston Marathon.

After hours on the treadmill, Summer Sanders is all set to take on Heartbreak Hill and the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon.

03/19/2013
Tallia Storm #HappyHeroes Song for #HappyDay

#HappyHeroes on #Happyday with this special rendition from Tallia Storm! dayofhappiness.net

Celebrate your #HappyHeroes on #Happyday with this special rendition from Tallia Storm! dayofhappiness.net

Carly's favorite restaurants...
03/04/2013
Carly Rose Sonenclar – Friday Fives – Immaculate Infatuation

Carly's favorite restaurants...

You’ve probably never heard of 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar. That’s because you probably aren’t huge into Broadway, or The X Factor, or tween magazines. Or maybe you are, and you don’t need us to tell you that this little up-and-coming starlet is about to be a household name, Ed Sheersn style. J...

02/21/2013
Summer on the Run: With Summer Sanders

Summer on the Run: With Summer Sanders

Watch Summer Sanders go through her training process as she prepares for the Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Carly Rose Sonenclar - After Tonight There's Trouble
02/02/2013
Carly Rose Sonenclar - After Tonight There's Trouble

Carly Rose Sonenclar - After Tonight There's Trouble

Carly Rose (@CarlyRoseMusic) & Russ Sonenclar (@aboyruss) cover Justin Nozuka's 'After Tonight' combined with a verse from Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Tr...

So proud of the first video. #GoRun!!
01/23/2013
Summer on the Run: Goals

So proud of the first video. #GoRun!!

ESPN Video: Summer Sanders discusses the importance of setting goals as she prepares for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.

#GoRun
01/07/2013
Olympian Summer Sanders on Training For the Disney Half Marathon

#GoRun

We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from espnW here on FitSugar! Summer on the Run is a 12-week blog and video series that follows former Olympic swimmer and avid runner Summer Sanders on her journey to train for Disney's Princess

Thank you Via.Me for the awesome mention!!
01/05/2013
The Best of 2012! | Via.Me Blog

Thank you Via.Me for the awesome mention!!

The Best of 2012!Posted on January 4, 2013 by Paige MontgomeryIt has been a great year for Via.Me! We have seen some incredible talent from our users, so today we want to take a look back and recognize several of our favorite photos and users of 2012!Thank you so much for being a part of our Via.Me ...

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