Ellen Lewis casting notebooks

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ellen Lewis casting notebooks
Date (inclusive): 1980-2004
Date (bulk): 1990s
Collection number: 1369
Creator: Lewis, Ellen
Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Ellen Lewis casting notebooks, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ellen Lewis, 2007


Ellen Lewis is a New York-based casting director active in film since the mid-1980s. She began her career after being introduced to casting director Juliet Taylor. Lewis has worked with director Martin Scorsese on more than a dozen films.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Ellen Lewis casting notebooks span the years 1980-2004 (bulk 1990s) and encompass 3 linear feet. The notebooks contain casting materials for a dozen feature films cast by Lewis and directed by Penny Marshall, Mike Nichols, Sydney Pollack, and others and include availability lists, cast lists, character breakdowns, schedules, and other related production material. Films directed by Martin Scorsese are not represented.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files.

Indexing Terms

Lewis, Ellen--Archives.
casting directors