The Guild is a professional organisation of Casting Directors in the film, television, theatre and commercials communities in the UK and Ireland who have joined together to further their common interests in establishing a recognised standard of professionalism in the industry, enhancing the stature of the profession, providing a free exchange of information and ideas, honouring the achievements of members and standardisation of working practices within the industry.

Statement from the Casting Directors’ Guild Committee

Statement from the Casting Directors’ Guild Committee

The Casting Directors’ Guild committee calls on the UK’s television and film industry, in light of COVID-19, to safeguard the future of UK theatre and theatre makers. The talent fostered in theatres throughout Great Britain and Ireland is envied around the world and is endlessly… Read More

Nominations announced for the 2nd CDG Casting Awards

Nominations announced for the 2nd CDG Casting Awards

The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) in partnership with Spotlight is pleased to announce the nominations for its second CDG Casting Awards, which will take place on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at Ham Yard Hotel London. This year’s event will feature six award categories: Best Theatre,… Read More

Working with Casting Directors – A Spotlight YouTube Video

David Morrissey, Naomi Ackie, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Daniel Mays, Daniel Monks and Jonah Hauer-King speak to Spotlight about how casting directors have helped their careers and why it’s important that they are recognised for their work. Visit https://www.spotlight.com/news for more advice and tips about the casting… Read More

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Please be aware that this is a challenging time for casting directors as well and not all members are able to offer sessions.

Many CDG members are reaching out to actors during this trying time. Keep checking our members' social platforms for Q&As, 1on1 generals etc

“There is no real, viable social distancing model to get audiences safely back into theatres.”

Playwright @mrJamesGraham says it might be “this time next year” before plays and musicals are able to reopen. #bbcqt

The @CDGNews has put out a plea to the TV and film industry to “safeguard the future of UK theatre"

We had a great chat earlier with Variety regarding today’s CDG statement. Have a read! 👉Casting Directors’ Guild Calls on Film, TV Sectors to Protect Theater – Variety https://t.co/bANhLlyjcx