CDG News


From Game of Thrones to The Crown: the woman who turns actors into stars

Earlier this year, the casting director Nina Gold sat at the back of the stalls of the Criterion theatre in the West End and watched a group of students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland perform their showcase. After three years at drama school, each actor had a couple of three-minute scenes to impress a silent audience of agents and casting directors on their lunch hour. Gold slid down in her seat, as if wanting to remain unseen. Every now and then, she scribbled something next to a name in her programme, drew a circle around a face.

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The Stage

Casting directors should be celebrated for their artistry

Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya – it has a certain ring to it, no? Strange to think this south London boy’s rise started with the cult teen comedy-drama Skins, but then an awful lot did. Dev Patel pipped his old castmate to the nominees list last year thanks to Lion. Jack O’Connell, the breakout star of the second Skins generation who recently appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has every chance of following them after a string of searing onscreen performances.READ MORE

CDG Press Release

We are proud to be launching our Code of Conduct

Membership of the CDG shall be conditional upon the member accepting the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is to ensure best practice amongst members of the CDG. Members are ambassadors for the profession.
This Code of Conduct will be reviewed by the Committee annually and adjusted as necessary.



Inaugural CDG Awards

Huge thanks to Mark Gatiss, Jade Anouka, Vanessa Kirby and David Gyasi for your kind words of support last night.

The Casting Directors’ Guild has announced details for the inaugural CDG Awards, which will celebrate the art of casting.
The awards, which have been set up to recognise the contribution that casting directors make to the success of productions, will cover multiple industries including TV, film, and theatre.
The first winners will be announced at a ceremony in early 2019, with members of the Casting Directors’ Guild submitting productions for consideration.

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Screen Daily

UK Casting Directors’ Guild to launch awards ceremony in 2019

The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), the UK and Ireland organisation of casting directors in film, TV, theatre and advertising, is launching its own awards ceremony.

The CDG Awards will run for the first time in 2019, it was unveiled this evening (Jan 24) at an event in London by casting director Andy Pryor with actors Mark Gatiss, Jade Anouka, David Gyasi and Vanessa Kirby.

The event is being set up as a direct response to the perceived lack of recognition for casting professionals at the major awards ceremonies.READ MORE

The Stage

Awards launched to honour casting directors

An awards ceremony specifically to honour the work of casting directors is being launched.

The CDG Awards is being created by the Casting Directors’ Guild and will recognise casting directors in theatre, as well as television, film and commercials.

Casting director Andy Pryor, who is on the awards committee, said his peers had “remained unrecognised” at major awards ceremonies.READ MORE