‘Casting By’ Screenings This Weekend in L.A. With Top Casting Directors in Attendance

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If you’re in the L.A. area and you haven’t seen the great documentary Casting By yet, you really should get to the Arena Cinema in Hollywood.

The film will run at this weekend there and every screening will have some big time casting directors in attendance.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the film: Casting By is a celebration of the profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. The documentary focuses on pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period.  A Who’s Who of Hollywood legends is featured in the film including 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. 

Combining over 240 interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills & documents with a moving original score, Director Tom Donahue has meticulously crafted the untold tale of the Hollywood casting director.

Check out the list of casting directors who will be in attendance below!

FRI 11/15 7:45PM: (FEW TICKETS LEFT)

Deborah Aquila (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Higher Power)

Wallis Nicita ( WarGames / Caddyshack / Escape from Alcatraz)

Robin Lippin (Swelter, Olive)

Cathy Sandrich (Low Winter Sun, Magic City)

 

SAT. 11/16 12PM

Randi Hiller (The Avengers, The Sapphires)

Lucy Bevan (Pirates of Caribbean, Snow White and The Huntsman)

Gary Zuckerbrod (Unforgettable, Rizzoli and Isles)

Marci Liroff (Mean Girls, Vampire Academy)

 

SAT. 11/16 2PM

Randi Hiller (The Avengers, The Sapphires)

Lucy Bevan (Pirates of Caribbean, Snow White and The Huntsman)

Richard Hicks (Gravity, Zero Dark Thirty, On the Road)

Jane Jenkins (Filth, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters)

 

SAT. 11/16 4PM (JUST ADDED)

Marcia Ross (Oblivion, The Muppets, Prom)

 

SAT. 11/16 7:45PM

April Webster (Star Trek Films, New Star Wars Film, Tomorrowland)

Barbara McCarthy (Celeste and Jesse Forever, The Spectacular Now)

 

SUN. 11/17 12PM (FEW TICKETS LEFT)

Roger Mussenden (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Grudge Match)

John Papsidera (Interstellar, Transcendence, Ray Donovan)

Julie Hutchinson (SVP Features Casting Universal)

Deb Barylski (The Middle, Dirty Work)

 

SUN. 11/17 2PM

Debra Zane (The Hunger Games Films, Twilight Breaking Dawn 1 & 2)

Ronna Kress (Saving Mr. Banks, Out of the Furnace)

 

SUN 11/17 at 4PM (JUST ADDED)

Heidi Levitt (The Artist, Chavez, Ginger & Rosa, Nina)

Barbara McCarthy (Celeste and Jesse Forever)

Alyssa Weisberg (Star Trek, Mission Impossible)

 

SUN. 11/17 7PM

Risa Bramon Garcia (Showtimes’ Masters of Sex)

Caroline Liem (The Occupants, X2, Blade: Trinity)

David Rapaport (300, Arrow, The Tomorrow People)

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