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    How ‘Casting By’ Advocates For Casting Directors

    The film indicts AMPAS for two crimes: singling out casting directors as the only title-card credited craftspeople denied their own Oscar category and refusing to bestow an honorary Oscar on Marion Dougherty, the pioneering casting director who helped launch countless careers.

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    Oscars Online Voting Causing Confusion for Some Academy Members

    With less than a week before nominating ballots are due, AMPAS members complain of technical difficulties in new electronic voting process for 2013 Oscars.

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    'Casting By' to get Theatrical Release, Oscar Push

    “Casting By,” the widely acclaimed HBO documentary about the history and evolution of the casting director’s role in the filmmaking process, will receive a theatrical release.

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    Casting Directors Excited by Academy Recognition

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors had approved the creation of a new branch for casting directors. The move has long been viewed as a crucial step toward a greater goal—the creation of an Academy Award category for casting.

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    Casting Directors Elected to Academy Board

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' newly created casting directors branch has elected three members to the Academy's Board of Governors.

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    Academy Creates Casting Director Branch

    Are casting directors one step closer to getting their own Oscar category? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has created an official branch for casting directors. For more than 30 years, casting directors have been able to join the academy as members at large, ...

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    Academy Extends Oscars Voting Deadline to Jan. 4

    AMPAS extends the deadline for 2013 Oscar nominations by one more day after members complain of technical problems with new online voting system.