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Casting By, the documentary directed by Tom Donahue, which was screened for members in Los Angeles at CAA on January 18th, is being shown as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, screening there on June 15th and June 20th. Buy Tickets Here

HBO currently has Casting By set to air on August 5th at 9 pm

These reviews are from film festivals where Casting By has already been screened.

Toronto Film Festival

At Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Ashland Independent Film Festival

An early trailer for the film can be viewwed at

Facebook page for the film

HBO'S synopsis

CASTING BY spotlights one of filmmaking’s unsung heroes – the casting director – viewing the last half-century of Hollywood history from a different perspective. Iconoclastic casting pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster used their exquisite taste and gut instincts to reject traditional Hollywood typecasting and bring new kinds of leading men and women to the screen, such as Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman. In the process, they helped change the old studio system and usher in a new Hollywood through movies like “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Graduate,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” Directed by Tom Donahue.