“We are thrilled to be celebrating our fifth annual CDG Awards and once again we are delighted to be back in the room acknowledging our members’ wonderfully diverse and brilliant work. It has been an incredible year for television, film and theatre. We can’t wait to announce our winners and we now have 11 awards; new for this year are the awards for Best Children’s Casting and for Contribution to Casting. Huge congratulations in advance to the winners and to all our nominees”
Sam Jones and Rebecca Wright, CDG Co-Chairs
Spotlight has been connecting performers with roles in theatre, television and film productions since 1927. It’s our role to keep stages and screens filled with talented performers, so we can continue to watch our favourite characters come to life. With studios in London’s West End and a team of people across the world as part of the Talent Systems group, Spotlight is truly at the heart of the industry.
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.
EON Productions Limited is the UK based production company that has produced the James Bond films since 1962 including Spectre and Skyfall with the latest instalment, No Time to Die awaiting release. Led by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON has produced and executive produced independent film projects including Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Radiator, Nancy and The Rhythm Section. They have also co-produced and co-financed successful theatrical productions, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Once, Othello, The Kid Stays in the Picture and The Band’s Visit.
CVGG is a leading Actors Agency based in Soho. Established over 50 years ago, we continue to be at the forefront of the international entertainment industry, representing respected and successful talent from around the world.
In the last 5 years alone our clients have been nominated for (and in many cases won) Oscars, BAFTAs (English, Scottish and Welsh), Golden Globes, Emmys, Oliviers, Tonys, SAG Awards, BIFAs, National Film Awards, National Television Awards, RTS Awards and even the prestigious CDG Award itself!
With the recent addition of agents, Greg Herst and David Lazenby to the team CVGG embarks on a new chapter and we look forward to building on this illustrious history.
Hamilton Hodell is an independent agency dedicated to the career management of extraordinary actors working in theatre, film and television. Founded by Lorraine Hamilton and now run by Christian Hodell and his partners, it is renowned for its close-knit, dynamic team of agents, strong industry relationships and above all, a superb list of clients who are thriving in all facets of the entertainment industry.
Independent Talent Group is the pre-eminent talent and literary agency founded almost 40 years ago. Headquartered in London, ITG represents many of the most celebrated and emerging talent working in media today. Its client base includes actors, directors, writers, producers and casting directors; voice-over; comedians; digital talent and YouTubers; and below-the-line personnel, including directors of photography, editors, and production designers.
JAG. (Jonathan Arun Group), are a dedicated personal management agency with a proven keen eye for finding true talent. With global relationships in the areas of film, television, theatre, musical theatre, radio and commercials, we promote talent across the entire spectrum of performance media.
We understand that to be a successful artist, you must be surrounded by a positive and dedicated team. We pride ourselves on our personal approach, this is our commitment to our clients.
JAG. is about building trusting forever partnerships across the industry and empowering artists to flourish and fulfil their true potential.
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
The Group is formed with the objective of working closely to create opportunities for our clients. Each company remains independent and continues to represent their own clients. By pooling knowledge and expertise as The Partnership Group, the companies gain an encompassing vision of the film, TV and theatre landscapes, and can act as a more powerful, unified force in our growing global industry.
The Artists Partnership : is a leading UK agency representing top British and International talent on and off screen.
The Development Partnership : develops projects that our clients are passionate about.
Be Heard Voices : a voice over agency representing a list of eclectic, diverse and professional actors from stage and screen
Sayle Screen : one of London’s leading and long-standing independent agencies representing writers, directors and editors for film, television and theatre.
Sara Putt Associates : the leading independent UK agency for film and television heads of department, along with running a successful Foundation programme.
United Agents LLP is London’s leading talent agency encompassing the worlds of film, TV, books, theatre and comedy. Founded in 2007, it has become the largest agency of its kind in the UK representing established and emerging artists. United Agents is unparalleled in the industry and has been the driving force behind the careers of many award-winning names. Wholly owned by its founding partners, United Agents offers clients dedicated specialist representation, bringing together leading agents from each field.
Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Film Group, Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
Established in 2021 The AYPA is a network of skilled and highly knowledgeable children’s agents driving synergy and best practise for Young Performers. We aim to promote and protect the interests of young people and children engaged in professional entertainment.
Factory International is a global destination for arts, music and culture opening in the heart of Manchester in 2023, designed by the world-leading Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Factory International will commission and present a year-round programme of original creative work, music and special events at its landmark new venue, online, and internationally through its network of co-commissioners and partners. It will also stage the city-wide Manchester International Festival every other year at Factory International and in spaces and venues across Greater Manchester.
Through the Factory Academy, it will become a major training centre for local people, helping to build the technicians, producers and other creative talent that will bring the future alive, while its pioneering programmes of engagement and artist development will benefit local people and the next generation of creators. The development of Factory International is led by Manchester City Council, with backing from HM Government and Arts Council England.
Gower Cottage Brownies produce award winning artisan Chocolate brownies available gift wrapped delivered to your door, described as “the best brownies we’ve ever tasted” by BBC Good Food Magazine. We’ve also added to our collection, Brownie Butter “Outrageous new product Gower Cottage Brownies has launched a range of brownie ‘butters’; their extremely good brownies in spreadable/pourable form.” Jay Rayner
Located in the rolling hills of Somerset, Homewood Bath is a luxurious Georgian country house retreat with an immersive boutique spa. From cosy, intimate rooms to show-stopping hot tub suites, Homewood’s 31 rooms offer unique designs and statement artwork pieces. Locally sourced produce is at the heart of their restaurant ‘Olio’, which encapsulates the very best of British food with a unique Mediterranean twist.Escape to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath for the ultimate staycation. Just a stone’s throw away from the centre’s hustle and bustle, you’ll find The Bird. A dazzling boutique hotel with stunning views of Bath Abbey from its restaurant, bar & terrace, Plate. Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa is the ultimate county house retreat set in glorious rural Wiltshire. Complete with individually designed stunning rooms & suites, some of which include your own private hot tub. Whether it’s a spa day, a wellness weekend or a countryside staycation, Bishopstrow is the perfect place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Joe & Seph’s are a family business on a mission to produce the best tasting popcorn in the world! They have over 50 flavours of gourmet popcorn and are the proud winners of 84 Great Taste Awards! All of their flavours are handmade and air-popped popcorn using natural ingredients, providing a totally unique taste experience.
Noble Isle is a luxury, fine fragrance, bath & body brand, inspired by the rich, cultural heritage of the British Isles. The collection is natural, vegan friendly, cruelty-free and made in the UK using extracts from celebrated producers around the British Isles including, Rhubarb from Yorkshire, Samphire from Ireland, Barley from Scotland, and Beetroot from Wales.
We are great believers in the power of fragrance to enhance mood, trigger memories and create a sense of place by using unique perfumes with distinctive top, heart and base notes that linger on the skin for hours after use. Our evocative fragrances have captured the essence of Britain in a Bottle.
At Whitebox we open up the world of cocktails beyond the top cocktail bars to enable anyone to enjoy an exceptional cocktail without being a skilled bartender.
We provide everything that you need to recreate the perfect cocktail experience in the home, at a party, at a picnic or on a boat. Fundamentally, Whitebox is about fully enjoying the experience of proper, well made, high quality cocktails. Our team brings the quality and expertise of top cocktail bars to the ready to serve format by creating the first ever bartender-operated cocktail production site.
Throughout our company – from our in-house cocktail development experts, to our factory team and sales – we’re a team of world class bartenders who share an obsession with uncompromising quality. The Whitebox ethos is that proper ready-to-serve cocktails can and should be truly excellent.
The Awards are not possible without a huge amount of hard work and time given by a number of people:
Press Relations – Spotlight’s Emily Moran
Event & Project Management – Spotlight’s Jamie Ramsay and CDG’s Sophie Hallett
Video Production – Spotlight’s Nicholas Peel
Social Media – Kevin Riddle and Spotlight’s Kelly Davis