Deadline reports that Tamara Hunter has been named VP of Casting at Sony Pictures Entertainment. In her new role, she will oversee theatrical casting strategy, working with the creative team to identify and deliver talent to the studio’s slate of films.
Before Sony, Hunter was in a similar role at Fox where she worked on films such as X-Men: Apocalypse (20th Century Fox), Wilson (Fox Searchlight), Why Him (20th Century Fox) and Hidden Figures (Fox 2000). Prior to Fox, Hunter worked in independent casting on such TV and film projects as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chef, The Jungle Book and Safe House.
Hunter is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. Prior to working inside of the studio system, she was a casting director and producer at the Sarah Finn Company based in Los Angeles where she worked on projects such as The Avengers, Savages, Godzilla, and Iron Man 3.