Megan Sleeper

SVP of Casting

Megan Sleeper, an Emmy Award winner, serves as Senior Vice President of Casting at Bunim-Murray Productions developing and overseeing the casting of the company's programming. She started her television career in 2002 as an intern at Bunim-Murray Productions straight out of college. Over the past 18 years, Sleeper has supervised the casting of a variety of television shows at BMP, recently including Emmy Award-winning Born This Way (A&E), Emily’s Wonderlab (Netflix), the American adaption of the acclaimed Channel 4 British game show The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon), Endless Summer (SNAP), Iyanla: Fix My Life and Family or Fiancé (OWN). Additionally, Sleeper led the charge, discovering on-camera talent for 21 seasons of The Real World (MTV) including the relaunch on FACEBOOK WATCH of The Real World/ El Mundo Real/ The Real World: Bangkok, 16 seasons of Bad Girls Club (OXYGEN), Emmy Award-winning Starting Over (NBC), The Challenge (MTV), The Selection (HISTORY), The Simple Life (FOX) and many more. Sleeper cast multiple seasons of The Biggest Loser (NBC) and Beauty and the Geek (CW) for 3 Ball Productions.

 

Sleeper received the Primetime Emmy Award in Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program for her work on A&E's Born This Way.  She also actively serves as the sole unscripted Casting Executive on the Television Academy’s Peer Group Executive Committee and is a member of the Casting Society of America. 

 

Sleeper produced the documentary film New York Says Thank You, which premiered as an official Spotlight Feature selection at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, had a television debut on Fox-owned MyNetworkTv affiliates, and streamed on AOL worldwide on September 11, 2011. She also produced and filmed in Armenia the documentary Tumo, which examines the Armenian educational system and the life of Armenian children, and in Yerevan, Armenia, she produced a live open-air concert with Serj Tankian (System of a Down) headlining. 

 

Sleeper graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film from Emerson College in Boston, where she was the recipient of the Oliver Stone Film Award. Diversity and inclusivity play an integral role in her work and career and Sleeper is a proud recipient of the Media Access Award for her work within the disability community.  Teamed with Shopify Studios, Sleeper cast the upcoming television docuseries, Born for Business, focused on entrepreneurs with disabilities, and an A&E project titled, Deaf Out Loud, highlighting the lives of deaf people.