A movie featured on HBO is being screened tonight at the Ridgefield Playhouse and some of those involved with the film will be on hand to answer questions afterwards. "Casting By" is being presented as part of the Film Society's Documentary Film Series. The film follows the journey of casting directors over the last 50 years.
Director Tom Donohue says the film spotlights casting director Marion Dougherty and the actors she discovered including Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood, Diane Lane and others. Donohue says interviews with major casting directors and many of the actors they discovered to give a sense of the work that goes on before the cameras start rolling.
Joining Donohue for the Q&A after the screening are editor Jill Schweitzer, executive producer John Balis and casting director Stephanie Holbrook.
The screening tonight at the Ridgefield Playhouse is at 7:30pm.