Legendary casting directors Lynn Stalmaster, Juliet Taylor and Mike Fenton will be saluted and will discuss the evolution of their profession and the casting director’s essential role in filmmaking with “Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director” on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The event will be hosted by Casting Directors Branch governors Lora Kennedy, David Rubin and Bernard Telsey.

The program will include film clips and in-depth discussions with Stalmaster, Taylor and Fenton as well as conversations with actresses Annette Bening and Geena Davis and directors Richard Donner, James L. Brooks and Norman Jewison on how casting directors help them create distinct, vivid on-screen characters.  Special video messages from Woody Allen and John Travolta will also be presented.

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