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.
HBO acquired U.S. Television rights to Tom Donahue's "Casting By," a feature documentary that highlights casting directors who changed Hollywood history by breaking away from traditional typecasting, HBO announced Thursday. “Casting By,” produced by Donahue, Kate Lacey, Ilan Arboleda, and Joanna Colbert, tells the story of the groundbreaking ...