Casting Society of America Will Honor "Into the Woods" Director Rob Marshall

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The Casting Society of America's Artios Awards, honoring excellence in casting for TV, theatre, new media and short film, will honor director and choreographer Rob Marshall as well as casting director Ellen Lewis.

The 30th Annual Artios Awards will be presented Jan. 22, 2015, in bicoastal ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles at 6 PM PDT and at 42WEST Cabaret & Lounge at 6 PM EST.

Marshall will receive the New York Apple Award, recognizing individuals who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment industry through their collaboration with casting directors. Marshall has been nominated for Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and BAFTA awards, while winning multiple Primetime Emmy and DGA awards. His stage directing credits include Cabaret and Little Me, and his choreographing credits include Damn Yankees and Victor/Victoria. His most recent directorial project is the musical film "Into the Woods," which is slated for a December release.

Ellen Lewis will accept the Hoyt Bowers Award, honoring esteemed casting professionals who have elevated the casting profession by embodying the unique spirit, ideals and creativity of famed casting director Hoyt Bowers. Lewis has spent more than 20 years casting highly regarded films such as "Goodfellas," "Forrest Gump" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." She served as Martin Scorsese’s go-to casting director, casting virtually all of his films for the past 25 years.

"Rob and Ellen have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry," Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America, said in a statement. "Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in creating and guiding some of the entertainment industry’s most memorable films, television shows and theater productions, and we’re thrilled to honor them at this year’s milestone Artios Awards."

Named for the Greek word meaning "perfectly fitted," the Artios Awards were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting at the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. The New York awards were first given in 1988. Film submissions for the 2015 Artios Awards will open Nov. 3.

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