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WATCH: Casting Directors Talk Industry Sexism, Wild Auditions and More in Revealing THR Round Table

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2014 at 12:59PM

The casting director profession has received some very deserved attention and awareness over the past year, from the Academy's decision to give casting directors their own branch (if still no Oscar category), to the HBO documentary "Casting By," to Woody Allen's open letter in support of his longtime casting director Juliet Taylor and her instrumental role in the success of his films.
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Casting Directors THR

The casting director profession has received some very deserved attention and awareness over the past year, from the Academy's decision to give casting directors their own branch (if still no Oscar category), to the HBO documentary "Casting By," to Woody Allen's open letter in support of his longtime casting director Juliet Taylor and her instrumental role in the success of his films.

Now the Hollywood Reporter has posted their hour-long Casting Directors roundtable discussion, with Taylor ("Blue Jasmine"), Ellen Lewis ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "Her"), Patricia DiCerto ("Blue Jasmine"), Laura Rosenthal ("Kill Your Darlings") and Jennifer Euston ("Orange Is the New Black," "Girls"). Watch below. 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.