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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Csa Announces Artios Nominees, Honors Levinson, Huvane, Thomas

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The Casting Society of America has announced the honorees and first group of nominations for its 33rd annual Artios Awards. The awards celebrate the year’s casting standouts in television, theater, and film, by recognizing “originality, creativity, and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project,” amongst the work of Csa members from the previous year. The ceremony will take place in both New York, at Stage 48, and Los Angeles, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on Jan. 18, 2018. Csa is made up of more than 800 casting directors and associates from all over the world. It serves to create a standard for work in the casting field, further their goals, and protect their interests. Producers and directors look to Csa as a resource for bringing their projects to life, and since 1985, the Artios Awards have recognized the achievement in casting. Read: The 2017 Artios Award Winners In addition to the awards,
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Csa to Honor Barry Levinson at Artios Awards

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Barry Levinson, Oscar-winning director of “Rain Man,” will be honored by the Casting Society of America at their annual Artios Awards, which will take place Jan.18, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City. Levinson will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, awarded to those who made contributions to New York’s entertainment industry. Also being honored is CAA rep Kevin Huvane, who will receive Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. In addition to his leading role at CAA, Huvane has represented several major stars, including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry,
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‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career

‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career
You might not know the name William Daniels, but you probably know his face — and if not his face, certainly his voice. The actor made a name for himself in the 1960 Off Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story.” He hit the big screen in “The Graduate” and “Two for the Road” and spent the 1980s in iconic TV shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Knight Rider” (in which he memorably voiced the car). A seven-season run in “Boy Meets World” kept him on TV throughout the 1990s. Now 89, he has written a memoir, “There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, & Many Others.”

Daniels began performing as a child, appearing with his sister as a song-and-dance act in the 1930s. His first mention in Variety was for “Seagulls Over Sorrento,” a play that ran in Westport, Conn., before flopping on Broadway.
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Oscars 2017: Check Out the Complete Winners List!

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Oscars 2017: Check Out the Complete Winners List!
Hollywood’s biggest night is here!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is handing out those little gold men for the 89th time on Sunday with help from host Jimmy Kimmel and some of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Check back throughout the night as the winners are revealed!

Watch the People & EW Red Carpet Live Oscars pre-show on Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. Et/2 p.m. Pt on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to People.com/Pen, or download the app on your favorite device. Then watch our Red Carpet Fashion Wrap-Up after the Oscars!

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Universal Buys Minority Stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners

Universal Buys Minority Stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners
Universal Filmed Entertainment has agreed to buy a minority stake in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. As part of the deal, the studio’s chairman Jeff Shell will join the Amblin board.

Universal joins a group of investors in the film and television company that includes Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), and Alibaba Pictures. Universal became the distributor of Amblin films in late 2015 when Amblin Partners was launched as a successor to DreamWorks Studios.

The company had previously been housed at Disney, releasing hits like “Lincoln,” but also a string of misfires that included “Need for Speed,” “The Fifth Estate,” and last summer’s box office disaster “The Bfg,” which Spielberg also directed.

Universal did not disclose the size of the investment. A source close to the deal said that the studio never saw the alliance as a straight distribution deal. It always saw the pact with Amblin as a financial partnership,
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‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Hamilton’ Among 2017 Artios Winners

The art of casting film, television, and theater got the recognition it deserves Jan. 19 at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd annual Artios Awards, which recognizes the industry’s best casting directors. Hosted by Joel McHale and Michael Urie at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City, respectively, the ceremonies honored veterans and upandcomers alike. The winners included casting directors and associates from feature films “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” and “Manchester by the Sea,” as well as Csa President Richard Hicks for “Hell or High Water.” On the TV side of things, hit series “Mr. Robot,” “Transparent,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” were recognized. Among this year’s presenters on both coasts were Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston, Margo Martindale, Christopher Jackson, Jayne Houdyshell, Reed Birney, Lucas Hedges, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Trevante Rhodes,
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Annette Bening on Identifying With Virginia Woolf, "Insecurity and Fear" That Never Goes Away (Q&A)

Annette Bening on Identifying With Virginia Woolf,
The Grifters to 1999's American Beauty to 2010's The Kids Are All Right to her latest, Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. In recognition of her work, Bening, 58, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America — and emceed by Joel McHale — on Jan. 19 at the Beverly...
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‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Casting Directors Share Tricks of Trade

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Casting Directors Share Tricks of Trade
The 32nd Annual Artios Awards, taking place on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, come at an auspicious time for the artists honored. In 2013, after years of lobbying, the Academy created a new Casting Directors Branch — and at November’s Governors Awards, legendary casting director Lynn Stalmaster received an Honorary Oscar, the first ever bestowed on a member of his profession. Can an actual Oscar category for casting be far behind? That remains to be seen — adding categories is unquestionably a tough call for the Academy already under fire for the length of the annual telecast. In...
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Casting Society of America's 2017 Artios Awards Winners

Casting Society of America's 2017 Artios Awards Winners
As the Casting Society of America held its 32nd annual Artios Awards tonight, honors were passed out to such films as La La Land, Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight as well as TV series like Mr. Robot and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Ceremonies were held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Joel McHale served as emcee, and Stage 48 in New York City, where Michael Urie served as host. 

At the L.A. ceremony, Annette Bening was honored with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement and casting director Nina Gold received the Hoyt...
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Casting Society of America's 2017 Artios Awards Winners

As the Casting Society of America held its 32nd annual Artios Awards tonight, honors were passed out to such films as La La Land, Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight as well as TV series like Mr. Robot and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Ceremonies were held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Joel McHale served as emcee, and Stage 48 in New York City, where Michael Urie served as host. 

At the L.A. ceremony, Annette Bening was honored with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement and casting director Nina Gold received the Hoyt...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Will the Academy Awards Recognize Casting?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented special Oscars to some of Hollywood’s veteran industry leaders Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. For the eighth year running, the Governors Awards have served to complement the Oscars ceremony, honoring “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” This year’s honorees, big-screen legend Jackie Chan, documentarian Frederick Wiseman (“Titicut Follies”), editor Anne V. Coates (“Lawrence of Arabia”), and casting director Lynn Stalmaster, were recognized as “true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” as Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. Each has blazed trails in their respective fields, making them ideal recipients of such a distinctive prize. Nowhere is this more true than for Stalmaster, who has made history as the first casting director to be formally recognized by the Academy.
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Awards Roundup: Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award, Ridley Scott Honored By Directors Guild and More

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Awards Roundup: Annette Bening to Receive Career Achievement Award, Ridley Scott Honored By Directors Guild and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

Annette Bening will be honored with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Annual Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America in Los Angeles on January 19, 2017. Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee for “The Kids Are All Right,” “Being Julia,” “American Beauty” and “The Grifters.” She is a two-time Golden Globe winner for “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right,” a BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award winner for best actress in “American Beauty” and a 2006 Emmy Award nominee for her role in “Mrs. Harris.”

“Annette has taken on roles which have changed cultural conversations,” Richard Hicks, president of Csa, said in a statement. “She is an actress of great bravery and passion, and her work shows what’s possible when a remarkable actress meets the right opportunity.” This year,
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Annette Bening to Be Honored by Casting Society of America

Annette Bening to Be Honored by Casting Society of America
Annette Bening will be honored Jan. 19 with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the 32nd annual Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Csa recognizes career achievement by looking at an individual’s overall contribution to the industry.

“We’re privileged and honored to have Annette as our recipient this year, which we renamed the Lynn Stalmaster Award to honor his achievements in the casting profession, which include the first honorary Academy Award ever given to a casting director at this year’s Governors Awards,” said Richard Hicks, Csa president.

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“Annette has taken on roles which have changed cultural conversations. She is an actress of great bravery and passion, and her work shows what’s possible when a remarkable actress meets the right opportunity. We are deeply
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Annette Bening To Receive Career Achievement Artios Award

Exclusive: Annette Bening will be honored with the newly named Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd annual Artios Awards, which will be held in dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on January 19. In addition, casting director Nina Gold will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award at the L.A. ceremony, while The Public Theater will receive the newly named Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award at the NY ceremony hosted by…
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Annette Bening To Receive Career Achievement Artios Award

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Annette Bening To Receive Career Achievement Artios Award
Exclusive: Annette Bening will be honored with the newly named Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd annual Artios Awards, which will be held in dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on January 19. In addition, casting director Nina Gold will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award at the L.A. ceremony, while The Public Theater will receive the newly named Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award at the NY ceremony hosted by…
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Here Are the Best-Cast Films of 2016, According to Top Casting Directors

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Here Are the Best-Cast Films of 2016, According to Top Casting Directors
Casting directors have a strange distinction in the awards world: Their guild has an Academy branch, but it’s the only one without its own Oscar category. Imagine for a moment that they did. What are the best-cast films of 2016?

IndieWire asked 13 of the top casting directors to nominate films worthy of casting recognition this year. There were a few restrictions worth noting. Although casting directors often get early sneak peeks at films, many noted there are some films they still hadn’t seen. In particular, many are anxious to find out what legendary casting director Ellen Lewis has cooked up for Martin Scorsese’s “Silence.” The other restriction, which was imposed as responses came in: They couldn’t all write about “Moonlight.” (We’ll dig further into the casting of that film in another article.)

Read More: Casting Directors and the Academy: Why Lynn Stalmaster’s Honorary Oscar Matters
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Oscars 2017: Who Are the Year’s Top Casting Agents Based on the Best Picture Race?

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By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Next time you’re awestruck by a movie’s all-star cast, there’s one person you should be thanking: the casting director. A casting director — or, sometimes, a few of them — are responsible for assigning talent to the various roles in a film, television show, or stage production.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just made history by recognizing someone in this all-important role for the first time in its history when Lynn Stalmaster was given an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards ceremony — alongside other greats like film editor Anne V. Coates, documentarian Frederick Wiseman, and martial arts legend Jackie Chan. The 88-year-old, whose career nearly stretches back to 1950, is known for works like Fiddler on the Roof, Tootsie, and In the Heat of the Night — just to name a few.

With a casting director getting such an honor, let
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Watch Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman, Anne V. Coates, and More Accept Honorary Oscars

Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects a small group of talented artists in the field of filmmaking to award Honorary Oscars. Considering the length of the standard Oscars broadcast, they thankfully dedicate a separate night to the ceremony with the Governors Awards. Held this past weekend, action icon Jackie Chan, legendary documentary director Frederick Wiseman, editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster all accepted their awards and we have the videos to prove it.

Each immensely deserving of their award, Chan’s contributions to cinema are ubiquitous across the world and one can’t imagine the documentary form would be the same without Wiseman’s work. From Lawrence of Arabia all the way up to last year’s Fifty Shades of Grey, Coates has an incredibly varied resume of editing work as on the greatest in her field. One can also thank Stalmaster
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