City Media is a full-service casting and production company delivering every aspect of a project from concept to completion. The company specializes in developing talent, show ideas and casting projects with diverse characters, celebrities, hosts, judges, experts and more. City Media is fully positioned, experienced and adept in undertaking all scales of casting projects ranging from local targeted searches to nationwide assignments. They believe in going above and beyond to find the best cast for your production.
As seasoned casting directors with more than 75 projects, they’ve applied their expertise in nearly every reality show format spanning competitions, docu-series, game shows, dating shows, self-improvement, social experiment projects, home renovation and much more.
City Media specializes in niche casting, tough-to-find searches and last minute “rescues.” With a broad range of experience, innovative search tactics and honest love for casting and production, they deliver exactly what their clients need – no matter how tight the deadline.
“Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” – Ryan Freitas
JODI THOMAS BARKER – LEAD
Jodi comes with a wealth of experience in pilot and series casting. Her diverse credits include game shows such as Deal or No Deal; competition shows like The Biggest Loser and Beauty and the Geek; dating shows such as Tough Love and Age of Love and docu-series like MTV’s I Used to Be Fat.
Before discovering her love for reality television in 2004, Jodi came from a background in public relations and high-profile event production working in conjunction with the Emmys, People’s Choice Awards, ESPY’s and Golden Globe Awards. Her extensive experience with the public and media has given her a one-of-a-kind edge in developing creative strategies and targeting niche casting pools.
Jodi first discovered her talent for interviewing and finding captivating personalities while working as an investigative news reporter for an NBC affiliate all while attending college. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and continued her career at the local news station. She moved to Dallas and quickly began building experience in cable and network television working on shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger and PBS’s Wishbone series. To this day, she holds a sharp production sense and unwavering passion for entertainment.
REBECCA RECZEK – LEAD
Always hungry for the next big challenge, Rebecca’s resume spans shows for 14 different networks, including game shows such as Don’t Forget the Lyrics, and Duel; dating shows like Baggage and Must Love Kids; competition shows like America’s Toughest Jobs and Bullrun; and social experiment shows like Trading Spouses.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics from the University of California, San Diego, Rebecca knew she had the talent to be highly successful in the traditional corporate world. However, she soon discovered the world of reality television casting and has never left. Her expertise in business management gives her the ability to craft a unique model for success in every project she undertakes. “I feel that any show idea can be cast no matter how big or small whether it’s an entire series or one emergency replacement,” she says.
A native of Los Angeles, Hollywood is in Rebecca’s blood. Growing up in the media capitol of the world has given Rebecca a savvy knowledge and deep appreciation of entertainment production. She loves working in her hometown and is always excited to take on what others think is “impossible.”