CDG News

A lovely acceptance speech from Ariana DeBose at this year’s BAFTA’s!

Press Release

2022 CDG CASTING AWARDS WINNERS

The Casting Directors’ Guild are delighted to announce the winners for the 2022 CDG Casting Awards, in partnership with Spotlight. Hosted by the brilliant Jennifer Saunders, the intimate industry ceremony took place at Ham Yard Hotel in London on Tuesday 22nd February. Now in its fourth year, the CDG Casting awards seeks to reward and celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across film, television, theatre and commercials. This year’s presenters included high-profile names from across the industry including; Adjoa Andoh, Emily Barber, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie Demetriou, Sope Dirisu, Clint Dyer, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Ncuti Gatwa, Victoria Hamilton, Tommy Jessop, Adrian Lester, Ralf Little, Pixie Lott, Ambika Mod, James Norton, Jessica Plummer, Giles Terera and Marisha Wallace.

You can download the full list of the winners here.

The Stage – NT casting boss: No excuses for exclusionary casting after pandemic.

Increased online auditions during the pandemic means there is now no excuse for failing to cast inclusively, the National Theatre’s head of casting has argued.

Alastair Coomer, who leads the casting department at the NT, said producers and venues – particularly large organisations – should be ensuring that they reach out to actors based in all parts of the UK by offering online auditions. Coomer said having the option of casting remotely also means producers and casting directors must address historic accessibility failings.

Read the full article on The Stage here.

Press Release

Star Makers: Casting is the invisible artistry of filmmaking

Movies rely so heavily on a perfectly chosen actor in the leading role. Considering how important it is to get this right, the casting directors who do this are often overlooked. Here, writer Anna Bogutskaya meets some of the most crucial casting directors in modern cinema, and looks back on the people who paved the way for them.

Click here to view this article click HERE

 

Press Release

2022 CDG Casting Awards

The Casting Directors’ Guild are delighted to announce the nominees for the 2022 CDG Casting Awards, in partnership with Spotlight. Now in its fourth year, the CDG Casting awards seeks to reward and celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across Film, Television, Theatre and Commercial. This year, The CDG are also thrilled to welcome Netflix as a brand new category sponsor, a testament to the continued success and demand for limited series.

You can download the full list of nominees and categories here