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Casting By (2012)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 1 November 2013 (USA)
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The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

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Tom Donahue
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Aquila ... Herself
Risa Bramon Garcia ... Herself
Ellen Chenoweth ... Herself
Marion Dougherty ... Herself
Mike Fenton Mike Fenton ... Himself
Nessa Hyams Nessa Hyams ... Herself
Lora Kennedy ... Herself
Nancy Klopper Nancy Klopper ... Herself
Ronna Kress Ronna Kress ... Herself
Ellen Lewis ... Herself
Linda Lowy Linda Lowy ... Herself
Amanda Mackey Amanda Mackey ... Herself
Wallis Nicita Wallis Nicita ... Herself (as Wally Nicita)
John Papsidera John Papsidera ... Himself
Don Phillips ... Himself
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Storyline

This documentary focuses on the role of the casting director in movie making and particularly on Marion Dougherty. She began work in the late 1940s sending up and coming young actors to be cast in the then new medium of television. It wasn't until the 1970s that the contribution on casting directors was recognized in film credits and even today there is no Oscar awarded for that role in filmmaking. Written by garykmcd

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Documentary

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casting By: Revolution in Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,649, 3 November 2013

Gross USA:

$18,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,497
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Tom Donahue interviewed over 240 people for the film, but only 57 interviews made it into the movie. Sending emails to those who did not make the cut was a heartbreaking experience. See more »

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Features Hawaii (1966) See more »

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What Would Izzy Do?
Written by Thomas Carlo Bo and Anthony Leventhal
Performed by The Jersey City Jammers
Produced by Anthony Leventhal
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Amazing Film
7 May 2013 | by laurenwbirchSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this Film twice at the Miami International Film Festival this spring! I went with several friends and we all agreed it was a Superb Film. It illuminated a very interesting and often overlooked part of the creative process of film making. The film not only educated it's viewers about the the casting process but allowed the viewer to slowly see just how very vital the Casting Director has been in so many well known and groundbreaking films! Most importantly this film made its point with great humor, warmth and feeling. I have been a fan of the Director Tom Donahue for several decades (starting with his amazing first Documentary in Film School).

The editing of the interviews with the many wonderful actors, other Casting Directors, and the film's focus Marion Dougherty was perfect! Providing so many great old clips from the artists' body of work and other films was very entertaining and brought their words to life! I would recommend this film to anybody!


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