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    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.”

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    CSA to Honor Richard Linklater for ‘Boyhood’

    Keeping a cast together for a dozen years deserves a little recognition, according to the Casting Society of America.

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    8 Facts About the Casting Society of America

    Learn about the casting directors you've probably auditioned for! Here are eight facts about the Casting Society of America, an esteemed (and exclusive) community of casting directors and associates.

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    The 30th Annual Artios Awards Announce Nominees

    Ellen Lewis and other top casting directors in theater, film, television, and new media will receive honors from the Casting Society of America in a bicoastal ceremony on Jan. 22.

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    Unions & Professional Organizations

    The following is a list of unions, guilds, associations, and entertainment-industry organizations of interest to actors, performers, and media professionals.

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    Casting Your Short Films

    Shorts programs are popular at festivals (including HollyShorts), but the involvement of a smart casting director can elevate the film to the next level.

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    Artios Awards Move to Awards Season Primetime

    Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America, said the change in date for the awards celebrating the work of casting directors is a beneficial change for the industry because it shifts the awards from an outlier to the center spotlight.

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    CSA Moves Artios Awards to January

    The CSA will hold the 30th annual Artios Awards in New York and Los Angeles Jan. 22, 2015, to make the event a part of the gala season.

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    Casting Directors Getting Awards Season Podium Praise

    Increasingly, casting directors are getting a shout out from the Hollywood lectern. From Bryan Cranston to the stars of "Modern Family," CDs are now on the receiving end of accolades from the performers to whom they gave roles.

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    18 Actors Share Their Casting Memories

    Jonathan Groff, Zosia Mamet, Emily Mortimer, Judith Light, Aaron Tveit, Keegan Allen, Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, Ana Ortiz, and more share the casting directors who championed them early in their careers and their most memorable moments from the audition room.