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Isaacson has talent for Fox

Exec upped to exec vice president post

Donna Isaacson was promoted to executive vice president, feature talent, at 20th Century Fox. She had been senior vice president for casting.

Isaacson started the casting department at Fox in 1993 as vice president, and was upped to senior VP in 1995. In addition to running the casting division, she has also served as casting director on such Fox pics as “Entrapment,” “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Crucible,” “Broken Arrow,” “Rising Sun” and the upcoming Phillip Kaufman-directed “Quills,” a Marquis de Sade tale from Fox Searchlight.

Before joining Fox, she worked with the Manhattan Theatre Club and with filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, for whom she cast “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “Miller’s Crossing,” and “The Hudsucker Proxy.”

Said Tom Rothman, president of 20th Century Fox Film Group, “Donna is as good as they come. She has a keen eye for young talent, and has been instrumental in our breaking several new stars.”

Isaacson said she felt particularly proud of her role in advancing the careers of Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Entrapment”), Ben Chaplin (“The Thin Red Line”), Hugh Jackman (the upcoming “X-Men”), and Kate Winslet (“Titanic”) — many of whom she met on trips to scout the London stage scene.

“I used to go twice a year,” she sighed. “I don’t have that much time anymore.”

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