Submarine Delux Takes U.S. Theatrical Rights to 'Casting By' Doc
Submarine Deluxe has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Tom Donahue’s Casting By, a documentary about the role of the casting director in Hollywood.
The distributor will release the film, which has already aired on HBO, theatrically in New York and Los Angeles in November before expanding to other cities. An Academy Awards campaign for best feature documentary is also planned.
The doc focuses on casting pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster and also looks had how the casting process changed in the ‘50s and ‘60s with the arrival of actors like Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman.
Produced by Our8s Productions, CreativeChaos vmg and Genmaicha in association with Tashtego Films, the film was directed by Donahue and produced by Kate Lacey, Donahue, Joanna Colbert and Ilan Arboleda. Executive producers are Steve Edwards, Edward Durkin and John Balis and the co-executive producer was Margaret Whitton.
The deal was negotiated by Dan Braun and David Koh of Submarine Deluxe along with CreativeChaos vmg.