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  • Interview

    The Eddie Redmayne Theory

    The British actor and Golden Globe nominee has been wowing audiences and critics for months in the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything.”

  • News

    The ‘Boyhood’ Cast on Getting Into Character Each Year

    On Jan. 5 the team behind the 12-year epic “Boyhood” chatted with the SAG Foundation about getting into character and getting their heads in the game year after year.

  • News

    30th Annual Artios Award Film Nominees Announced

    The Casting Society of America has announced nominees for the Artios Awards’ feature film categories with CD Francine Maisler snagging the most nods with four for her casting in “Into the Woods,” “Captain Phillips,” “Birdman,” and “12 Years a Slave.”

  • Interview

    Casting Up-and-Comers in ‘A Most Violent Year’

    Tiffany Little Canfield of Telsey + Company chats about working with writer-director J. C. Chandor to find talent that could really shine, including Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, and David Oyelowo.

  • News

    10 Supporting Players Who Dedicated Years to ‘Boyhood’

    It wasn’t just Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette who gathered together every year for 12 years to film this epic movie. Here are 10 supporting players whose long-term work made “Boyhood” one of 2014’s best pictures.

  • Interview

    Joanna Newsom on Finding the Music in Acting

    The singer-songwriter didn’t know she would be appearing as the narrator in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” opposite Joaquin Phoenix until someone reached out for her measurements.

  • Interview

    A Casting Fairy Tale Comes True with ‘Into the Woods’

    For casting directors Francine Maisler and Bernard Telsey, finding talented performers to sing and act Sondheim and Lapine brought them nothing but joy on Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods.”

  • Interview

    Casting History’s Icons in ‘Selma’

    Aisha Coley, the casting director for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic—directed by Ava DuVernay and written by DuVernay and Paul Webb—underlines the importance of balancing character similarities with performance chops.

  • Interview

    How Jeanne McCarthy Found All Those ‘Big Eyes’

    The casting director chats about bringing Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter, and Jason Schwartzman on board for Tim Burton’s based-on-a-true-story drama about painter Margaret Keane and her paintings of doe-eyed children.

  • Interview

    Emily Blunt Takes Us ‘Into the Woods’

    The Baker’s Wife of Rob Marshall’s eagerly anticipated big-screen adaptation of the iconic musical relished discoveries big and small in the magic of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics and working with Meryl Streep again—and makes the case for why happy endings are overrated.