Casting By

 

Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 89 minutes

Who's your favorite movie maker? Lynn Stalmaster? Marion Dougherty? Or Juliet Taylor? If you've never heard these names, it's because they belong to casting directors, the unsung heroes of Hollywood. CASTING BY is a fascinating look behind the scenes at the accomplishments of the (mostly) women who work closely with directors to find the perfect actors for the parts. Personalities such as Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, and Woody Allen talk about the vital role "master casters" play in the shaping of the creative vision. But CASTING BY is really a valentine to Marion Dougherty, the doyenne of "CD's," who began cajoling directors into accepting unknown faces in New York in the 1950s for the Kraft Television Theatre. Marion's gut instinct and impressive Rolodex led her to help shape many of the industry's finest films for over 50 years. Jon Voigt, Jeff Bridges, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow are among the fans who declare their gratitude to the keen-eyed lady who once saw something in them no one else could see. – B.B.

CIFF Screenings

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Sidebar
Women of the World

Genres
Documentaries
Recommended for Middle School +

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Competition

Director
Tom Donahue

Producers
Kate Lacey, Ilan Arboleda, Tom Donahue, Joanna Colbert

Cinematography
Peter Bolte

Editing
Jill Schweitzer

Director Bio
Tom Donahue was born in Rhinebeck, New York and received his B.A. in Communications from Texas A&M University. He has worked as a television researcher and production assistant and is the co-founder of Creative Chaos vmg.

Select Filmography
"Guest of Cindy Sherman" (2008), CASTING BY (2012)

Print Source

Creative Chaos vmg

jenna@creativechaosvmg.com

www.creativechaosvmg.com

This film is presented with the generous support of ABBY, ERICA, and HARVEY LABOVITZ.

Kent State School of Music

Stocker Arts Center

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