Casting directors and their peers gathered Sept. 9 to toast the Emmy nominees, while also poking plenty of fun and sharing some inside stories. Nominees Carmen Cuba ("Behind the Candelabra"), Eric…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to rethink its long-entrenched policies, creating a branch for casting directors. Many have been asking for this change for decades, and it…
Veteran casting director Fran Bascom, who worked on shows including “Days of Our Lives,” “Designing Women” and “Evening Shade,” died June 2 in Burbank, Calif. Her age and cause of death were not…
'I think there is still a little bit of mystery about what casting directors do and what part they play in the creative process," says Carrie Audino, casting director for “Mad Men.” "We don't just…
A tribute to the late pioneering casting director Marion Dougherty and, in the bargain, a full-throated appeal for the Acad to finally recognize casting as an official Oscar category, "Casting By"…
Hollywood's casting directors have set contract negotiations with production companies for three days beginning Sept. 5, less than a month before their current contract expires.
It was a baby who convinced Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd that she wanted to become a casting director.
Each season "The Bachelor" casting director Lacey Pemberton fields thousands of inquiries from enthusiastic single women angling to find true love with the reality show's leading man.
In "True Grit," the character Mattie Ross shows steely resolve while trying to track down her father's murderer. Yet it's the film's casting directors who deserve equal attention for their…
Casting director Peggy Kennedy died Dec. 3 of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 65.
Influential New York casting director Shirley Rich, who cast such films as "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Three Days of the Condor," died Dec. 28 in Greenwich, Conn. She was 87.