“Casting By” A Look at Filmmaking Like No Other

“Casting By” A Look at Filmmaking Like No Other

Produced by Kate Lacey, Tom Donahue, Joanna Colbert and Ilan Arboleda

Directed by Tom Donahue


Starring Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood*, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Lane, Jon Voight, Danny Glover, Bette Midler, John Travolta and countless others.


“Casting is 95% of directing a picture,” Martin Scorsese says at the start of Casting By, a “scintillating (THR)”, fascinating (NYT)” and “wildly entertaining”(Indiewire) look at an important and vastly under-appreciated craft that will never let you look at movies quite the same way again.Director Tom Donahue focuses his lens on the pioneering contributions of Casting Director Marion Dougherty whose keen eye and gut instincts almost singlehandedly created a profession from the ashes of a dying studio system and helped give birth to the golden era of the New Hollywood. The film combines “the greatest assemblage of talking-head star power in any documentary ever made” (Back Stage) with a rich treasure trove of archival to craft a fun and revealing journey through the last half century of Hollywood. “More than a must-see. It’s a brisk, breezy, enjoyable and often endearing experience.” -Film School Rejects


Release Date: NY: November 1, 2013/LA: November 8, 2013
Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
*PGA Member

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