PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CASTING DIRECTORS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
16 October 2017
The Casting Directors’ Guild of the UK & Ireland has been closely following recent events. We completely condemn any and all behaviour that abuses, disrespects and undermines any individual.
At all stages of the audition process, Casting Directors have a duty of care and our members are expected to be vigilant against any abuse of this responsibility, not only with regard to their own behaviour but also that of our employers and collaborators. It is vitally important to the CDG that all actors feel comfortable, safe and respected at all times and that they are enabled and empowered to audition and work without fear of abuse in any form.
The CDG has the greatest respect and admiration for those who have come forward and spoken out. Sexual abuse, coercion, harassment and bullying have no place in our industry, or any other.
If any actor or casting professional feels personally affected by these unfolding events, please do not hesitate to contact us for support and guidance. Any enquiry will be treated with the utmost respect and in the strictest confidence. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use this link to download the press release: CDG Press Release October 2017