Tag: Ellen Lewis

Casting Director Ellen Lewis on Finding the Right Actors and Working with Martin Scorsese

“There are so many cooks involved now in decisions and it can dilute the creative process” – Casting Director Ellen Lewis on the new realities of casting   Ellen Lewis is not a name familiar to even the most dedicated moviegoers, but chances are at least a few projects she has worked on are among your favorite films or televisions shows. Lewis has worked in casting since 1982, and has worked closely with Martin Scorsese with casting ever since 1989’s New York Stories. Movies and television shows she has cast have gone on to win Oscars and Emmys, so even ... Read more

Watch the Casting Directors Roundtable Featuring Juliet Taylor, Ellen Lewis, Patricia DiCerto, Laura Rosenthal and Jennifer Euston

The Hollywood Reporter does a fantastic job with their roundtable interviews and this video with casting directors absolutely falls into the ‘fantastic’ category. I think this is the first time THR has done a roundtable with casting directors. Hopefully it’s not the last! Featuring Juliet Taylor, Ellen Lewis, Patricia DiCerto, Laura Rosenthal and Jennifer Euston, they chat about the secrets of casting, finding talent, why women rule their industry and the new documentary, Casting By. Check it out below!