The UK’s top Casting Directors were honoured on, Tuesday 11 February 2020, at the second CDG Casting Awards presented in partnership with Spotlight. Held at Ham Yard Hotel, London and attended by leading casting directors, actors, producers and directors from across the entertainment industry. This new event was the second UK Awards ceremony to celebrate the significant achievements of casting in the fields of Theatre, TV, Film and Commercials.
Casting Director Victor Jenkins, Chair of the CDG Board and Awards Committee commented: “After an excellent year for Awards for Casting Directors, we are so pleased to have hosted the 2nd Annual CDG Awards, and are delighted by the growing recognition of our craft beyond our own walls. Congratulations to all of the Winners and nominees this year, and also to the first recipient of the BAFTA for Best Casting in a Film. We look forward to seeing the results of the first TV Casting BAFTA in May.”
Founded in 1927, Spotlight is a global casting platform of over 65,000 professional performers, and is used by casting professionals daily to cast hundreds of roles across stage, film and television. Spotlight aims to improve industry standards and practice, help nurture talent from all routes into the industry and raise awareness of issues within the industry such as inclusivity and equality.
The CDG would also like to personally thank the following Spotlight staff who have given so much to help these awards be a success
Nicholas Peel and Christina Care for video production
CDG Video Participation – Shaheen Baig, Jina Jay, Sonia Allam, Ri McDaid-Wren, Shaniqua Okwok and Neena Shea (ProFile)
Award Designer – Dominic McHenry
PR – Francesca Maguire
Photography – Scarlet Page and Nick Stevens
Branded biscuits – Biscuit Wishes
CDG Social Media – Sophie Parrott, Andy Brierley and Sam Stevenson