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Veteran casting director Ronna Kress has been named executive VP of casting for Twentieth Century Fox Film.
Kress will report directly to Emma Watts, president of production.
“We have worked with Ronna many times over the years and are excited to officially bring her into the Fox family,” said Watts. “She has a truly unique ability to identify talent and is a real actor’s champion.”
Kress began her career working in extras casting in New York on Woody Allen films. She moved to Los Angeles and worked for three years as the associate at Warner Bros. for casting director Marion Dougherty, then worked as the associate for David Rubin, casting with him such films as “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain.”
- Dave McNary
Independent casting director Ronna Kress has been appointed Evp Casting for 20th Century Fox Film, where she will be tasked with overseeing feature casting for 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Animation, Fox International Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures. She will report to president of production Emma Watts. Kress’ credits include the recent Fox pics Deadpool and The Fault In Our Stars in addition to Mad Max: Fury Road, The Great Gatsby, The Blind Side, Mo… »
Brie Larson won’t be throwing any stones when she moves into her new project, “The Glass Castle.” The actor, who recently nabbed an Academy Award for best actress for her performance in “Room,” isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The new Lionsgate feature that also stars Woody Harrelson is based off former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ memoir of the same title. The film, which previously had Jennifer Lawrence attached (now credited as a producer), is about the dysfunctional and impoverished upbringing of three siblings as they work together to escape their toxic environment. The project, currently being cast by Ronna Kress, will go into production in Montreal at the beginning of June. Romeo and Juliet may have seen every incarnation imaginable, but ABC is looking to tell the story of their aftermath with a Shondaland twist. “Still Star-Crossed” will tell the story of the Montagues and the Capulets, »
The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees of its 31st annual Artios Awards. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is among the nominees in its Big Budget Drama category. And why not? The film cast the fantastic unknowns Daisy Ridley and John Boyega along with franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. All to stellar effect mind you!
According to its site, "Artios" from the ancient Greek, meaning "perfectly fitted." So how fitting! Here's more info on the Artios Awards:
In October of 1985 the Casting Society of America presented the first-ever Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting at an awards luncheon. Held in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the event was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and seven Csa members were honored for their work in four different casting categories. In 1988, the first Artios Award for theatre casting was presented »
The Casting Society of America has nominated 34 feature films in seven categories for the 31st annual Artios Awards. Among the contenders are Oscar hopefuls, including “The Big Short,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “Trumbo,” as well as small-scale dark horses such as “Infinitely Polar Bear” and “It Follows.”
Final ballots have been distributed to the 600 Csa members, with voting to continue through Friday, Jan. 8. All winners for film, television, theater, short film and new media categories will be announced at the 31st annual Artios Awards on Jan. 21, with award ceremonies being held simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at the Hard Rock Café in New York.
Among the individuals with multiple noms are Douglas Aibel, Henry Russell Bergstein, Nina Gold, Meagan Lewis, Natalie Lyon, Francine Maisler, Adam Richards, Carolyn Pickman, Kevin Reher, Paul Schnee, Bernard Telsey and Fiona Weir.
As previously announced, »
- Tim Gray
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