In Brief: Oscars to honor Best Casting, and more

The Motion Picture Academy will finally be giving casting directors their moments to shine at the Oscars. Beginning with the 98th Academy Awards in 2026, there will be a competitive Academy Award presented for Achievement in Casting. In a statement, Academy CEO Bill Kramer... Read More.

Britney Spears cries in emotional casting tape for ‘The Notebook’

Among many revelations in Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, was that she made it to the final round of auditions to play Allie opposite Ryan Gosling’s Noah in The Notebook. Rachel McAdams ultimately got the part, but the film’s casting director, Matthew Barry, is giving fans a look at... Read More.