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What Makes You Unique

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken –Oscar Wilde   In the HBO documentary Casting By, the late great matriarch of casting, Marion Dougherty says “every actor has a unique quality to bring to the screen.” When I first heard her say this, I paused and thought that it did not make sense.  I thought […]

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The Making of Casting By

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When I was sixteen-years-old, living in New York City, I loved Woody Allen films. I may have seen Annie Hall fifteen times. I noticed that “Woody” used many of the same key players again and again in making his films. One of those players was his casting director, Juliet Taylor. I remember looking up at […]

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