I implemented successful nine live shows of The Voice of the Sea worldwide past half year as a Consultant Global Productions commissioned by Talpa Global, part of Talpa Media a separate business unit within ITV Studios. I directed Talpa's The Voice of the Sea show both creative and production wise. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. Its Global Productions division ensures the quality of Talpa formats across the globe.
Frank Castien will be responsible for the implementation of The Voice of the Sea live shows worldwide. As a Consultant Global Productions at Talpa Global he overseas the project both creative as production wise. The live show comes to life on board of cruiseships with auditions, mentor sessions, band rehearsals, the iconic “I Want You” chairs, three charismatic coaches and ultimately a finale performance with a live band by 8 singers and where the guests choose the winner.
Frank Castien is appointed as Consultant Global Productions at Talpa Global, part of Talpa Media. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's TV formats and series such as The Voice, I Love My Country, Dating in the Dark, Utopia, Battle of the Sexes. Its Global Productions division ensures the quality of Talpa formats across the globe. Talpa Media is founded by Dutch media icon John de Mol and comprises Talpa Productions Netherlands also. www.talpa.tv
The comic hidden camera TV Show "Push The Red Button"will broadcasted primetime at Dutch commercial TV Station RTL4 on Januari 31th and February 2nd 2015. Frank Castien is as the Production Manager of this show responsible for the production and recording on location. Click on EPISODE 1 and EPISODE 2 and watch the show online.
On October 6th my documentary "Bibian Mentel and the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games" has been shown at the Congress of the Dutch Ski Association attended by Bibian Mentel and 120 guests form the Netherlands and abroad. Frank Castien produced and directed the documentary and handed the first DVD copy of the movie to Bibian Mentel at the congress.
Frank Castien is appointed as Media Project Manager at Resato International B.V. He will be responsibe for the transition of all online, media, activities including website, portal and intranet. www.resato.com
Frank Castien produced and directed the documentary "Bibian Mentel and the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games" singly. The Dutch Bibian Mentel won at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games the first gold medal ever at the para snowboard cross as well as the prestigious Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.
In preparation and during the Sochi2014 Wintergames Frank Castien produced the local training facilities, accomodations and logistics for the Dutch Ski Association, sporters and their managements in Sochi, Russia and surrounding venues.
Frank Castien is appointed for the production development of an international TV format by Eyeworks. Eyeworks is a creative, independent television production company that develops, produces and distributes content in different genres including fiction and entertainment. Eyeworks was founded in The Netherlands in 2001 by Reinout Oerlemans. .www.eyeworks.tv
Today Resato International BV, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of high pressure technology, wins the first ever DUTCH NATIONAL TV SUCCESS AWARD, in a field of 191 renowned leading companies, as most successfull company of the Netherlands in 2012. Resato International B.V. appointed Frank Castien as Media Advisor for their participation in the TV show The Successfactor. Frank Castien devised the script and was as director and editor in chief responsible for the item in which Resato International B.V. presented themselves on TV and to the jury of the TV show. Besides the award Resato International B.V. received a cash prize of € 20.000,00. National TV channel RTL7 broadcasted the TV serie throughout the year.
The Facebook Timeline Page of Frank Castien Productions is online today. On this page you'll find additional information about Frank Castien and the productions in which he was involved during his 17 year's carreer; stage plans and drawings, videos, collaborations with international celebrities and VIPS, interviews in the media, behind the scene and production photos, certificates and diplomas, recommendations and many more. The page will be updated frequently. Click on the facebook button on the right top of this website or on this link and browse through the timeline or select the option "photos" to select an album.
The button to the profile of Frank Castien on LinkedIn is added to the website. Here you'll find additional information about Frank Castien's work. Courses, recommendations and more. Click on the button on the top right to go to the profile of Frank Castien or click on this link.
Frank Castien has started the Russian Language course in September 2012.
Resato International B.V., based in the Netherlands and one of the leading manufactures in the field of high pressure technology is nominated for the Dutch SuccessAward 2012. Resato International appointed Frank Castien as media consultant and is as director and editor in chief responsible for the TV item about Resato International in the TV show De Succesfactor at national broadcaster RTL.
On July 25, two days before the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Frank Castien had a live interview on the Dutch national radio station Radio 1. In the news show "Sportzomer" he looked ahead to the Opening Ceremony of the London Games and spoke about the production of Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games in which he was involved. Go to the top menu BACKSTAGE or click on this link to watch the interview. (in Dutch)
Ín June 2012 the Amsterdam TV Broadcaster AT5 is taken over by three media companies in the Netherlands; National newspaper Parool and broadcasters AVRO and RTV N-H. Frank Castien is appointed to take care for the logisitc and technical integration of the transmitting systems and to guarantee the live broadcast during the integration.
The website is updated at several places. New clips are added. The video clips screen is larger and a HD full screen view option is also available now. You can find an example here.
Frank Castien is appointed as a production manager the live event "Nederland helpt Japan", a fund raising campaign by The Netherlands for the victims of the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan at the Amsterdam ArenA on 13 April 2011. The event will be broadcasted live on TV as well.
Frank Castien Productions is appointed as an international consultant and executive producer for the succesfull candid camera show "My Parents Are Gonna Love You". In "My Parents Are Gonna Love You" a local celebrity will be introduced to parents as the new child's fiancee by surprise. The duration of the show is 50 minutes and is recorded at an exclusive villa or appartment that is tranformed to a candid camera studio with over 10 hidden cameras for this purpose.
Frank Castien is appointed by SYOGOC, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee to be a media and broadcast supervisor at the Ceremonies and the Main Media Centre for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games , the first Youth Olympic Games which will be held in Singapore from 12 - 26 August 2010.
Frank Castien Productions is appointed as production consultant and technical, set designer for a new international candid camera show with Dutch celebrities. In "My Parents Are Gonna Love You" a Dutch celebrity will be introduced to parents as the new child's fiancee by surprise. The show is already an international succesful format and will be broadcasted in The Netherlands on NET5 and is produced by the well know Dutch production company Blazhoffski. The duration of the show is 45 minutes. Host of the show is the Dutch famous celibrity and host Katja Schuurman.
Frank Castien Productions is elected as key company of The Netherlands by the famous Dutch radio show "Arbeidsvitaminen" at the Dutch national radio station 3FM on May 12th 2010. AVRO's "Arbeidsvitaminen" is the world's longest on-air radio show (64 years) and one of the leading programs in The Netherlands. Besides a lot of popular music from the past and present the show contains interesting daily subjects, special guests and pays attention to companies with certain interests and goals.
The AV & Entertainment magazine (main magazine concerning entertainment, shows, events and television in The Netherlands) published a five pages article about the production of the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games by Frank Castien. Frank Castien participated in the production of the Opening and Closing Ceremony during the game time period. David Atkins Enterprises Productions was appointed by VANOC as the executive producer for both Ceremonies as well as for the Medal Ceremonies at BC Place. The article is online available as well.
Frank Castien Productions is appointed by VANOC (The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games) to support the production team of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games which will be held from February 12- 28 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. David Atkins Enterprises Productions is appointed as the executive producer of the Ceremonies.
Frank Castien is widening his international language skills by styding the Spanish language since March 2009. In March/April he studied for three weeks at TLC Denia, a language school in Spain. Since August 2010 he is studying Spanish at Iber Lengua, a language school in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Frank Castien Productions is asked by Eyeworks (creative, independent and all-round international television production company founded in the Netherlands) to take part in the production of the live TV show by three Dutch broadcasters for the fund-raising campaign of the joint relief organisations, in aid of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. In the programme the Dutch people are asked to donate money for this campaign.
Frank Castien took several trainings concerning management, coaching and communication in the period October 2009 - January 2010, among them at the NTI NLP training institute in Limmen, The Netherlands.
Frank Castien Productions is as executive producer responsible for the audio, video, design and graphics postproduction of the the open air live show of Guido's Orchestra, at the "Drielandenpunt" in Vaals, Holland and responsible for the delivery to several broadcasters worldwide (Holland, Belgium, Germany, America, Australia, Ireland) as well as the complete production of a regular and a blu-ray DVD.
As executive producer Frank Castien Productions produced the international open air show of Guido's Orchestra, at the "Drielandenpunt" in Vaals The Netherlands on June 27th. The show was also recorded on high definition and will be distributed to TV stations as well as to DVD worldwide.
Frank Castien Productions was as executive producer responsible for the DVD production of the Symphonica in Rosso show starring Lionel Richie, recorded in The Netherlands in September 2008. Go to the menu portfolio or show reels for the video trailer and a full description of the project.
Frank Castien is improving his international language skills. He studied the English language in February 2009 at The Canadian College of English Languages (CCEL), an international language school in Vancouver, Canada.
As the executive producer Frank Castien Productions produced the video clip accompanying the debut single Step into the light by RED!, shot in the centre of London. RED! is a Dutch pop group that came into being through the television show Popstars. Go to the sub menu portfolio or show reels/music for the video clip and description of the project.
Fabulous concert serie of the most famous and succesfull popartist in The Netherlands, Marco Borsato. The 8 shows in a big soccer stadium were all sold out, total amount of fans: 250.000! The concert is part of a triptych White Light, including a CD and Film release. Frank Castien Productions was appointed as a executive producer. Go to the menu portfolio or show reels for the video trailer and full description of the project.