2019 CDG Award Sponsors

The UK’s top Casting Directors were honoured on, Tuesday 12 February 2019, at the inaugural 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 first 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: We are thrilled to be hosting our very first CDG Awards, and to celebrate the field of casting amongst our peers and colleagues. Casting is a crucial part of the creative process and we want to commend not just the alchemy of our craft, but also our unique position within the industry. We hope that this is the beginning of wider recognition for Casting Directors and will lead to the creation of a Casting category within other industry ceremonies.”


Event Partner


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

Jamie Ramsay and Pippa Harrison for event and project management

Nicholas Peel and Christina Care for video production

Kelly Davis for Social Media

2019 CDG Award Sponsors


Outstanding Contribution to the Casting Profession sponsored by EON Productions

The Stage

Best Casting in a Theatre production sponsored by The Stage


Best Casting in a TV production sponsored by United Agents


Best Casting in a Film Sponsored by Independent Talent


Best Casting in a Commercial sponsored by New Wonder Management

Further Sponsors & Support


Troika Talent

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Beautiful British Diaries, Notebooks and Occasional Books and Leathergoods.  Bespoke Commissions happily undertaken

Thank you

Screen International

Dominic McHenry – Award Designer

Francesca Maguire – PR

Scarlet Page and Nick Stevens – Photography

Greg Brenman, Hugo Blick, Bruce Goodison, Emma Rice, Josie Rourke and Indhu Rubasingham for the video interviews

Kate Buckley

Sophie Parrott and Sam Stevenson – CDG Social Media