Sharon Lieblein, CSA, Partner at Champion/Lieblein Casting. Prior to returning to the freelance world, she most recently served as vice president, casting and talent development, for Cartoon Network Studios. Lieblein oversaw live-action talent and casting for the Studio and served as the executive liaison between talent and the different divisions within the studio and network. She was responsible for identifying, casting and managing talent appearing on Cartoon Network Studios scripted and alternative live-action projects. She reported directly to Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, based in Burbank, California.
Prior to Cartoon Network, Lieblein was on staff for 13 years at Nickelodeon, where she served as vice president of talent & casting. In this capacity, she oversaw all live-action casting for Nickelodeon Networks, including pilots, TV movies, specials and promos. Among her projects were such signature Nickelodeon shows as iCarly, Big Time Rush, Victorious, Zoey 101 and Drake and Josh, and she helped discover such talent as Emma Roberts, Lily Collins, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice and Gabriel Iglesias. She also oversaw animation casting at the network for two years.