Casting Pros Debate Harassment, Whitewashing and Why the Term “Casting Couch” Is Offensive
Six top casting directors open up about diversity and weigh in on whether they deserve an Oscar category (“Hell yes”).
Between them, they’ve worked on hundreds of films and some of the hottest shows on TV. But unlike the directors they work with and the actors they cast, these six top casting directors wouldn’t be recognized if they were walking down the street.
But now they find themselves in the spotlight — and finally getting together to talk about the issues — after casting became a hot-button topic during the past year due to an outcry over whitewashing in such projects as Ghost in the Shell, Doctor Strange and the Hellboyremake, and an overall demand for more diversity on TV and in film.
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