"Casting By"

Monday, August 05, 2013

Director Tom Donahue talks about his documentary “Casting By,” which spotlights filmmaking’s unsung hero—the casting director. He looks at casting pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster, who were iconoclasts whose taste and instincts helped change the old studio system and usher in New Hollywood through landmark movies like “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Graduate,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” “Casting By” debuts August 5 at 9 pm on HBO.


Tom Donahue

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

That's a great story about Ms. Dougherty's standing up for Danny Glover! Was this a turning point in casting black actors in this kind of role (& not being the partner who gets killed off in the 1st 15 minutes)?

Aug. 05 2013 12:56 PM
NinaB from NYC

If only these "unsung heroes" were more accessible to unsung talents.

Aug. 05 2013 12:48 PM

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