Shiny Objects Entertainment is a television production company based in Los Angeles. Jonathan Karsh and Rebecca Rosichan, two TV industry veterans with almost 40 years of experience between them, spearhead the company and oversee the development of the Doha Debates television program.
Jonathan and Rebecca were instrumental in launching Relativity Television in 2008, where Jonathan served as senior vice president of creative affairs, and Rebecca served as senior vice president of talent and casting. They helped grow the company into one of the busiest and most successful unscripted production companies in the United States, with over 50 TV network projects across broadcast and cable.
Jonathan is an Emmy-winning and Sundance-winning creator, producer, writer and showrunner with over 20 shows to his name, including ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, MTV’S Catfish: The TV Show, and the HBO documentary My Flesh and Blood. For the film, Jonathan won an Emmy Award and multiple Sundance awards, as well as audience awards at the Prague International Film Festival and the Amsterdam International Film Festival.
In a deal at Lionsgate TV, Jonathan created and sold shows to A&E, CW, History Channel and WE tv. Most recently, he created, executive produced and ran the eight-episode Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold.
Rebecca is one of the top talent and casting executives in the unscripted television business. As senior vice president of talent and casting for Critical Content, she was the key executive responsible for celebrity booking and casting across broadcast and cable formats sold to the US and worldwide, including Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? with ICE-T and Soledad O’Brien; Surprise! Instant Xmas Carol! with Conan O’Brien, Charles Barkley, Jane Lynch, Ludacris, Rashida Jones, Shaquille O’Neal and many others; and The Lowe Files with Rob Lowe.
Before Critical Content, Rebecca launched the casting and talent department at Relativity Television, where she oversaw casting for over 50 unscripted TV projects, and co-executive produced MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show. She was also responsible for casting Joyride with T-Pain and Mischa Barton, The American Bible Challenge with Jeff Foxworthy, and Home Free with Tim Tebow.
Earlier in her career, Rebecca worked with Mark Burnett Productions casting multiple seasons of the CBS hit Survivor, as well as helping to launch the Emmy-winning series Intervention for A&E.