Speaker Cara Casey


Cara Casey

Development Lead


Cara Casey serves as YouTube Originals Unscripted Development Lead. In her role, she is responsible for both development and current programs for the platform. She has been working on projects such as Kevin Hart'sWhat the Fit,Sugar, Good Mythical Morning, Demi LovatoSimply Complicated, Ariana GrandeDangerous Woman Diaries, and many more. 

Prior to YouTube, Casey worked at FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) as Vice President where she did development and production of reality competition, game show and other unscripted television programming. During her time at FMNA, Casey played a key role in the development and launch of series such as To Tell the Truth and The Noise.

Casey also served as Vice President of Development and Programming at Wilshire Studios. While there, she focused on developing new series, as well as overseeing current production. She oversaw series such as The Soup (E!) and Fashion Police (E!), as well as Baggage (GSN), and Sex with Brody (E!). In addition, Casey sold numerous pilots to USA, A&E, Food Network, VH1, AMC, MTV, Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, and Sundance.

Casey was previously an executive at Sony Pictures Television where she developed various pilots, and oversaw production for series including Shark Tank (ABC), The Sing Off (NBC), Plain Jane (CW), Summer Camp (USA) and the syndicated The Queen Latifah Show.

Prior to joining Sony, Casey produced over 500 hours of programming in a wide variety of genres and has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. Some of her credits include: Secret Millionaire (ABC), Jessica Simpson: Price of Beauty (VH1), Trading Spouses (FOX), LaLa Land (Showtime), THS (E!) and the Rachel Ray talk show. In addition, Casey also collaborated on Bill Maher’s Religulous and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno.

Speaking at: Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required); 30 Minutes With... Cara Casey, YouTube

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