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.

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

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

BAFTA film and TV awards introduce new casting category

BAFTA film and TV awards introduce new casting category

Both screen awards strands will recognise crucial work of casting directors in assembling exciting teams and promoting diversity Read More

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In this difficult time, @CDGNews members are connecting with performers in a range of inventive ways. To ensure that CDs are afforded the chance to engage with this year‘s drama school grads, we will be working with schools to create an online database of students’ work. #casting

Spotlight and the CDG Awards raise over £1300 for Acting for Others https://t.co/fDSTOIDW6d

The time has come to hone both your #selftape and #handwashing skills. We hope you know how to do the latter but if you have any questions about the former, here’s our guide: https://t.co/MkxqlE8RRr Stay well!

Congratulations again to the CDG members whose shows have been nominated in this year’s @olivierawards #casting

These CDG members may not be eligible to win an #OlivierAward YET, but let's acknowledge and celebrate the brilliant work done by the following #castingdirectors in this year's @OlivierAwards nominated shows.