Former Royal Caribbean Cruises Executive Joins RWS Entertainment Group and Binder Casting as Senior Vice President, Talent Casting & Recruitment - RWS Entertainment Group

RWS Entertainment Group adds new Senior Manager for Performer Casting, Dance as Binder Casting welcomes new Associate Casting Director, prepares to mark 40th Anniversary

New York, NY – February 28, 2022 – RWS Entertainment Group, the world’s exclusive, full-service provider of award-winning guest experiences and attractions, taps former Royal Caribbean Cruises executive Ryan Saab for its new Senior Vice President, Talent Casting & Recruitment. Saab will serve in this role for RWS and its subsidiary, Binder Casting. Sean Webb, who serves as Senior Manager of Performer Casting, Dance, will join Saab at RWS and Amber Snead, Associate Casting Director, will join Saab at Binder. These three additions come as RWS expands turnkey entertainment operations for theme parks, resorts, cruise ships and more while Binder Casting approaches its 40th anniversary milestone as the longest-running casting firm in North America.

RWS Entertainment Group will fill more than 6,500 roles around the world this year, creating opportunities for dancers, musicians, technicians and creatives on land and at sea. As former head of Casting Operations for Royal Caribbean’s Entertainment division, Saab will now lead casting and recruitment for one of the largest entertainment talent providers in the industry.

Saab has nearly 20 years of experience as an entertainment production executive, responsible for product development, casting and strategic management. As Senior Vice President, Talent Casting & Recruitment, he will oversee casting and talent recruitment for RWS Casting, Binder Casting and RWS Fun Crew. Ryan oversaw the recruitment of all talent for the entire Royal Caribbean fleet, which included 26+ cruise ships worldwide with over 100 award-winning, internally produced entertainment programs and shows, including five Broadway licensed productions. In 2018 he was named Royal Caribbean Cruises Employee of the Year.

“Ryan’s innovation and creativity are exactly what we’re looking for at RWS,” said Founder and CEO Ryan Stana. “With his international expertise in talent recruitment, his skill at organizing auditions, plus his ability to build a strong and diverse team, we are well-positioned to provide our clients with incredible talent.”

Sean Webb has joined RWS as Senior Manager, Performer Casting, Dance. Webb joins RWS from bloc, a talent agency representing choreographers and dancers for film, theatre and television. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of North Florida.

Amber Snead joins Binder Casting as Associate Casting Director. Previously with 3-D Theatricals, Amber joins Binder bringing fresh perspective and dimension to the team as they embark on the company’s 40th anniversary. Snead’s unique experience, voice and talent, working in casting for nearly a decade, has been developed working on projects including Parade starring Davis Gaines, The Addams Family starring Rachel York and Kinky Boots directed by John Tartaglia. Snead holds a degree from CSU Fresno and is a member of the Casting Society of America.

Over the past two decades, RWS has established a career trajectory for performers and technicians, giving them the opportunity to follow their dreams, develop their skills and showcase their talent on stage and on screen. RWS’ 6,500 seasonal roles provide performers and technicians with a memorable summer job, a roadmap to success or the opportunity of a lifetime.

With offices in New York, London and Cincinnati, RWS continues to expand with full-time, seasonal and contract positions: https://rws.applytojob.com/.

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About ted – Part of RWS Entertainment Group


Founded in 2000, ted is part of RWS Entertainment Group, the world’s largest leisure and attraction experience provider. Specialising in theatre, cruise, travel, resort, and retail, ted leverages a vast knowledge of multiple industries across six internal departments: talent, production, audio visual, studio, retail and fitness. The ted team’s capabilities extend from creative character development and custom-made merchandise to original music scores and set fabrication.

A deep understanding of design and production; more than 6,500 world-class creators, artists, musicians, trainers and technicians; and the entertainment industries’ most modern studios ensure that for every project, for every client, everything is tailor made.

With a global client base, operations in 50 countries and offices in 4 countries, there is a ted team member delivering spectacular experiences at a resort, on a cruise ship, as part of a technical trade event, in a branded-themed retail shop or at a sunrise yoga class in every corner of the world. By delivering a 360-degree experience design, ted has served clients such as TUI Group, Marella Cruises, Roompot, Bourne Leisure, David Lloyd Clubs, Away Resorts and Hoburne.

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About RWS Entertainment Group


RWS Entertainment Group is a global, Emmy Award-winning entertainment company with headquarters in New York, London and Cincinnati. Together with its subsidiaries, RWS designs, fabricates, installs and operates custom entertainment, live events and branded experiences delivering over 500 live productions and providing more than 6,500 career opportunities each year. As the world’s largest, full-service provider of visitor attractions and experiences RWS also delivers fitness programming, audio visual services, retail and studio production services. With projects on six of the world’s seven continents and all the oceans in between, RWS provides services for theme parks, attractions, cruise ships, zoos, aquariums, museums, theater venues, casinos, hotels and resorts, botanical gardens, visitor centers, port of call destinations, retail and real estate, municipalities, airports, corporate and branded experiences.

Founded in 2003, RWS operates the largest live production facility in New York City which includes 56,000 square feet of office space, a rehearsal studio complex and performer housing. RWS properties include a Theatrical and Ticketed Experiences division; Binder Casting serving the stage, film and commercial markets; the innovative RWS Fun Crew™: Staffing Reimagined; RWS Décor Products and RWS Leased Experiences.

RWS has supplied ground-breaking productions and custom brand experiences for an impressive roster of clients that includes Warner Bros., Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal, Hasbro, O, the Oprah Magazine, Vera Wang, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Lines, Azamara, MSC Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Hard Rock Resorts, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Europa-Park Resort, Paultons Park, Six Flags, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, The Denver Zoo and many more. 

In 2021, RWS acquired JRA, an award-winning creative studio with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. JRA plans, designs and delivers exceptional visitor experiences for theme parks, museums, brand experiences, children’s experiences, attractions, theater venues, visitor centers, cruise ships and port of call destinations. Services include master planning, writing and content development, attraction/exhibit planning and design, graphic design, executive media production, art direction and project management.

For more than thirty years, a diverse group of clients has trusted JRA to turn their dreams into successful realities. Clients include Warner Bros., Lionsgate, The Coca-Cola Company, Universal Studios Florida, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, National Comedy Center, Science Centre Singapore, Space Center Houston, The FRIENDS™ Experience by Superfly X, Toyota and more.

In 2022, RWS acquired ted, Europe’s largest leisure entertainment experience company. Specialising in theatre, cruise, travel, resort, and retail, ted leverages a vast knowledge of multiple industries across six internal departments: talent, production, audio visual, studio, retail and fitness. The ted team’s capabilities extend from creative character development and custom-made merchandise to original music scores and set fabrication. 

A deep understanding of design and production; world-class creators, artists, musicians, trainers and technicians; and the entertainment industries’ most modern studios ensure that for every project, for every client, everything is tailor made. 

With a global client base and operations in 50 countries and offices in 4 countries, there is a ted team member delivering spectacular experiences at a resort, on a cruise ship, as part of a technical trade event, in a branded-themed retail shop or at a sunrise yoga class in every corner of the world. By delivering a 360-degree experience design, ted has served clients such as TUI Group, Marella Cruises, Roompot, Bourne Leisure, David Lloyd Clubs, Away Resorts and Hoburne.

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