Barbara Barna Abel

Barbara Barna Abel

Abel Intermedia LLC

Full Bio
Barbara Barna Abel has a reputation for recognizing new and emerging talent and has cast over 100 unscripted and alternative projects since launching her company in 2001 finding Adam Richman, Bert Kreisher, Carson Kressley, Clinton Kelly, Ted Allen, Thom Felicia and many others along the way.

Barbara started in the business during the last century as music director of her college radio station (KSPC, Claremont, CA) and making tea for powerhouse 80s musical acts like Culture Club and Human League as the first college intern for Virgin Records UK. After stints in music management, Barbara gained her comedy chops at APA in Los Angeles working the phones for the legendary and visionary Marty Klein before merging her backgrounds in music and talent at VH1 where she ran the Talent Development department in New York.

As a personal coach and corporate trainer, Barbara believes everyone has a story to tell and is committed to helping people find their authentic voice. Her clients include television networks, pr

Professional Credits
CASTING DIRECTOR MEDIA COACH (full list of credit available on my website)

All Access Spike 2012 and 2014

Art Race Illuminations HD 2007

Ask The Experts OWN 2010

Back9 Network 2013 2014

Battlemodo True Ent BBCA 2011

Cash Cab Chicago LionTV Discovery 2010

Chef Wars Fresh One BBCA 2011

Clean House True Ent Style 2011

Cinema Therapy WE 2005

Date Night AMC 2003-2005

Dream School Fresh One Sundance 2012

Fiat Storytellers CBS Interactive 2012

Food Network Development Casting 2014

Fuse Development Casting 2011-2012

HGTV Development Casting 2009

HSN Host Casting 2011, 2013

Man vs Food Sharp Ent Travel 2008

PBS Kids host search 2005

Playbook 360 Spike 2012

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Scout Bravo 2002-2003

Refinery 29 2014

Screenvision Digital Kitchen 2006

Slime Across America Nickelodeon 2008

What Not To Wear BBC Worldwide TLC 2003

Would You Rather So TV BBCA 2011
NYWIFT Committees
Career Focus
Content Types
Reality/Unscripted, Talk Show, Web series
Casting Director
Business Types
TV Network