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Richard Linklater Will Receive Casting Society Career Achievement Award

Richard Linklater Will Receive Casting Society Career Achievement Award

Linklater has directed 17 feature films including “Boyhood,” a 12-year-long passion project guaranteed to be on many, many critics’ top ten lists—and a sure bet for an Oscar Best Picture nomination. 

For over a decade, Linklater has collaborated losely with casting director Beth Sepko, who worked on “Boyhood” starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.

READ MORE: Linklater on Unique Time Travel Fiction ‘Boyhood,’ with Coltrane, Hawke and Arquette (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The Career Achievement Award was last handed to Nina Tassler, now chairman of CBS Entertainment. Linklater will be honored alongside the previously announced New York Apple Award recipient, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Rob Marshall (this year’s “Into the Woods”) and Hoyt Bowers Award recipient, Emmy Award-winning casting director Ellen Lewis. All honorees will take the stage at the Artios Awards, which for the first time ever, will be held in January.

Here are some key dates to keep in mind:

Friday, December 12: Submissions Close
Friday, December 19: First Ballot Opens (vote on all eligible submissions)
Friday, January 2: First Ballot Closes
Tuesday, January 6: Second Ballot Opens (vote on top nominees in each category)
Monday, January 12: Second Ballot Closes

Also, check out the doc “21 Years,” a tribute to Richard Linklater, now on VOD.

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