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    Read Woody Allen's Open Letter to Hollywood in Support of Casting Directors

    Woody Allen has penned a rare open letter to Hollywood, via the Hollywood Reporter, wherein he supports his longtime colleague and casting director Juliet Taylor, with whom he worked on "Blue Jasmine." Read below.

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    Review: Documentary 'Casting By' Heralds the Unsung Yet Crucial Art of the Casting Director

    “More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting,” says Martin Scorsese at the outset of Tom Donahue’s engrossing documentary “Casting By,” which will be released in theaters November 1. And Scorsese’s not alone in his feelings -- Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood and ...

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    Should There Be a Best Casting Oscar?

    Just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a new, 17th branch for Casting Directors doesn't mean there will be a Best Casting Oscar anytime soon.

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    Watch: Clip From HBO Doc 'Casting By' Illustrates the Importance of the Casting Director

    Finding the right actors to play a part is a task that viewers don't see, but has the invaluable influence and potential to literally make or break a film. In "Casing By," Tom Donahue's new documentary screening as part of the HBO Doc Summer Series, a light is shed on the crucial role of the casting...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Casting By' Is A Warm Tribute & Thanks To The Often Overlooked Work Of The Casting Director

    Here’s an interesting fact revealed in Tom Donahue’s documentary “Casting By”: casting directors are the only opening single card credit that does not receive its own Academy Award nomination. It’s an interesting fact, but also sort of a depressing one, as this film reveals not just how integral cas...

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    Exclusive: A New Featurette for HBO's Summer Doc Series Shows Off the Films and Filmmakers

    HBO's 2013 summer doc lineup kicks off on June 10 and covers subjects as varied as a Russian feminist art collective ("Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer") and a cinematic icon ("Love, Marilyn"), fracking ("Gasland Part II") to casting directors ("Casting By").

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    HBO Announces a Summer Doc Lineup That Includes Films on Pussy Riot, Marilyn Monroe and Fracking

    HBO Documentary Films announced its summer lineup today, ten weeks of nonfiction film that includes 2013 Sundance selections "The Crash Reel," "Gideon's Army" and "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" and work from directors Nina Davenport, Josh Fox, Liz Garbus and others. The films air Monday nights, kickin...

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    Toronto 2012: HBO Picks Up Tom Donahue Doc 'Casting By,' Also Circling Liz Garbus' 'Love, Marilyn'

    "Casting By," the new documentary by "Guest of Cindy Sherman" director Tom Donahue, has been acquired for TV by HBO. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday and next screens at the New York Film Festival October 12.

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