About Us

The Casting Firm is one of the nation’s most prominent unscripted casting companies, specializing in New Series Development, Celebrity Booking, Host & Expert Casting, Game Show Contestants, Reality Participants, Model Booking & more. It was founded by veteran casting directors Ethan Petersen & Goloka Bolte, who together have cast a multitude of hit series and provided celebrity talent, contestants, experts and participants for hit shows such as Lets Make a Deal, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, The Real Housewives of Orange County, MasterChef, American Idol: Idol Gives Back, Hells Kitchen, The Grammy Awards, Swamp People, and many, many more.

Ethan and Goloka have built a stellar reputation as hard working, dedicated and professional Supervising Casting Producers and make a powerhouse team. The Firm represents their combined 20+ years experience in television, and they, along with a stellar support staff, have cast over 60 projects in the last 3 years alone. The Casting Firm has a proven track record of finding outstanding talent for almost any kind of project.

Ethan Petersen

A Los Angeles native, Ethan Petersen is no stranger to the entertainment industry. At an early age he followed in his fathers footsteps in front of the camera, but he quickly discovered that his passion lied behind the scenes. Whether finding reality participants or booking celebrities like Lady Gaga and Fergie to guest star on his projects, Ethan is well rounded in all aspects of casting.

Ethan has been fortunate enough to work with the top producers in the business. He has served as Supervising Casting Producer on such hit shows as Fox’s MasterChef, NBC’s Average Joe 2 through 4, Americas Most Talented Kid, Who Wants To Marry My Dad, CBS’s Let’s Make A Deal with Wayne Brady, Cartoon Network’s Hole In The Wall, Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project, Launch My Line, The Fashion Show, and Manhunt. Ethan has also worked directly for the Bravo Network’s development team as their Freelance Talent Director.

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Goloka Bolte

Goloka Bolte started out at the age of 19 as an entrepreneur, launching and running an international luxury travel company. Having traveled and lived around the world, Goloka has a sophistication and breadth of international experience rarely found behind the scenes of TV production. She brings a unique perspective to the business.

Her first foray into casting began in 2003 when she was hired to cast season 2 of FOX’s megahit reality series Joe Millionaire, and she has been rising to the top ever since. Goloka has broad experience over the different genres, having cast hit shows such as FOX’s MasterChef, multiple BRAVO series including The Rachel Zoe Project, Millionaire Matchmaker 2, 3 & 6, Shear Genius, as well as VH1′s Tough Love and ABC’s Wife Swap, to name a few. As a savvy businesswoman, casting director, and producer, Goloka’s work ethic, versatility, dedication, and eye for talent are unmistakable.


SHOW CREDITS

“Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco” BRAVO
“Million Dollar Listing: Miami” BRAVO
“Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles” BRAVO
“Fix My Choir” season 1 OXYGEN
“56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Same Love Wedding Ceremony” CBS
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 7 LOGO
“Friends to Lovers” BRAVO
“Swamp People” season 5 HISTORY
“Win Lose or Draw” DISNEY
“Family Dance Off” ABC
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6 LOGO
“Property Envy” BRAVO
“Family Addition” UPTV
“Hells Kitchen” season 11 (celebrities) FOX
“Swamp People” season 4 HISTORY
“Tattoo Rescue” SPIKE
“Fashion Star” season 2 NBC
“My Big Redneck Vacation” season 3 CMT
“Redneck Rehab” CMT
“The Choice” (celebrities) FOX
“The Millionaire Matchmaker” season 6 BRAVO
Game Show Contestant Dept. Heads FREMANTLEMEDIA (CBS, NBC, CARTOON NETWORK, ABC, etc.)
“Total Blackout” SYFY
“The Real Housewives of Orange County” BRAVO
“Model Docu-Series” OXYGEN
“Destroy Build Destroy” CARTOON NETWORK
“Hole in the Wall 1.5” CARTOON NETWORK
“Human Resources” (pilot) A&E NETWORK
“Getting Married with Monique Lhuillier” (pilot) LIFETIME

“The Rachel Zoe Project” cycle 4 BRAVO
“The Curvy Stylist” (pilot) DISCOVERY
“Stitched” (pilot) LIFETIME
“Outrageous Kid Parties” TLC
“Doctors of Hollywood” (pilot) E! ENTERTAINMENT
“Jump City” G4
“Hidden Chef” (pilot)
“Hole in the Wall” CARTOON NETWORK
“My Ugly Best Friend” (pilot) VH1

“Lisa Williams Project” (pilot) STYLE NETWORK
“Downfall” ABC

“MasterChef” FOX
“American Idol: Idol Gives Back” FOX
“Such a Pretty Face” (pilot) E! ENTERTAINMENT

“What Chilli Wants” VH1
“Let’s Make A Deal”  CBS
“Celebrity Family Vacation” (pilot) SONY
“Guide To Healthier Living” MSN.COM
“Millionaire Matchmaker” seasons 2 & 3 BRAVO
“Shear Genius 3” BRAVO
“Launch My Line” BRAVO
“The Fashion Show” BRAVO
“The Ultimate Merger” TV ONE
“Baggage” (pilot) E! ENTERTAINMENT
“Tough Love” season 1 VH1
“Hole In The Wall” FOX
“The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency” OXYGEN
“Bridezillas” cycles 2 – 4 WE
“Party Monsters: Cabo” E! ENTERTAINMENT
“Opportunity Knocks” ABC
“Transamerica Love Story” LOGO
“Last Model Standing”   E! ENTERTAINMENT
“A Shot at Love” season 1 MTV
“Wife Swap” season 2” ABC
“Average Joe 3, Adam Returns” NBC
“Who Wants to Marry My Dad 2” NBC
“Average Joe 2: Hawaii” NBC
“America’s Most Talented Kid” NBC
“Temptation Island 2” FOX
“Friend Or Foe” cycles 1 & 2 GSN
“Who Knows The Band” cycles 1 & 2 MTV
“Survival Of The Richest” WB
“Cold Turkey” season 1 & 2 PAX
“Manhunt” BRAVO
“Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy” FOX
“Renovate My Family” FOX
“Through Your Eyes” (pilot) NBC
“My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé” FOX
“Coming Out” (pilot) FOX
“Joe Millionaire 2”    FOX

Music Videos:

“Goodbye My Lover” Atlantic Records Artist: James Blunt
“I Am Not My Hair” Motown Records Artist: India Arie
“Breath” EMI Artist: Telepopmusik