The female dominated area of the film and television industry has been getting more attention of late, quite a bit of it due to Casting By, the HBO documentary about the legendary Marion Dougherty (Batman, Full Metal Jacket) who passed away in 2011.
And continuing my Sunday slacker habit, I've posted a THR roundtable below. This one features five casting heavyweights who followed in Dougherty's footsteps.
The casting directors talk about ...
Why females dominate the world of casting
How the electronic age has changed the industry
The blurred lines between casting directors, actors and directors
Advocating for actors
Working with directors like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne and Spike Jonze
Hoping you find it as interesting as I did -
Casting by Ellen Lewis
Casting by Juliet Taylor and Patricia DiCerto
Casting by Jennifer Euston
Casting by Laura Rosenthal