FROM Tom Donahue
Unsung Casting Director The Business producer, Darby Maloney, tracks the evolution of casting directors in the business as seen through the Tom Donahue documentary Casting By. Donahue and clips from his film, which airs on HBO August 5th, recount how casting directors were simply functionaries during the studios days but became instrumental in the evolution of “new Hollywood.” The stories of Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were instrumental.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.