CASTING BY – Review by Jennifer Merin

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casting by poster artCasting Director Marion Dougherty didn’t invent Al Pacino or Bette Midler, but she certainly helped shape their careers. Dougherty may be the central character in Casting By…, but director Tom Donahue calls on Pacino, Midler and a long list of other Hollywood A-list actors and directors, including Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood to appear in his star-studded documentary about the queen of casting. Donahue has now signed Geena Davis, a self-proclaimed icon of advocacy for women in film, to produce his next feature, a documentary about women’s struggle for equality in Hollywood. So this seems a good time to take another look at what Dougherty did with women in casting. Read more on CINEMA CITIZEN…

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