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Barbara Fiorentino appointed Hulu’s in-house casting director

Award-winning drama series Handmaid’s Tale, streaming platform Hulu, has hired Emmy award winning casting director Barbara Fiorentino, to oversee its newest created space for head of talent and casting at the company.

Fiorentino, who is credited with gigs like 13 Reasons Why, UnReal and Blindspot, will supervise casting for all Hulu original projects, whiles working closely with external creative partners on key talent searches for upcoming and current original series. The casting director will also lead Hulu in growing its business with the Industry’s top actors, identifying new and emerging talent and expanding the diversity and inclusivity of its castings.

Prior to her Hulu position, Fiorentino owns a casting company, which she started in 1999. It is reported that the casting director will bring on board her associate Terese Classen to assist in her newest role at Hulu’s Santa Monica office. Fiorentino won an Emmy award for Outstanding Casting for a Mini-series, Movie or a Special for her work on the AMC show ‘Broken Trail’. She will report to VP of original Beatrice Springborn.

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