Get your Netflix queue ready! By watching these behind-the-scenes films, you’re guaranteed to learn something new about the entertainment industry.
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.
“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.
The new HBO documentary “Casting By” turns the camera on the people across the table.
Backstage speaks with filmmaker Tom Donahue about “Casting By,” his new documentary about influential Hollywood casting director Marion Dougherty that also examines the mysteries of the casting profession.