Tag: casting directors

  • How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    How to Help Casting Directors Find You on Spotlight

    Practical tips to improve your chances of being found by casting directors via Spotlight search. As well as using the Spotlight Link to send breakdowns to performers and agents, casting professionals also use Spotlight to search for performers. There are 5,000-10,000 searches carried out every day, and with specific attributes, accents, skills or credits all…

  • BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Nominations Revealed

    BAFTA TV Awards 2024 – Nominations Revealed

    ‘The Crown’ and ‘Black Mirror: Demon 79’ lead nominees for the BAFTA TV Awards 2024. The nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards have now been announced. The awards, which celebrate the best in the TV of 2023, see Netflix’s series The Crown and Black Mirror episode…

  • Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    Artios Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Barbie’, ‘The Bear’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ among winners at Artios Awards 2024. The winners of the 39th Artios Awards have now been announced. The awards, which are presented by Spotlight and the Casting Society of America (CSA), saw a range of casting directors celebrated for their work in film, television, theatre and…

  • The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    Louise Kiely for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and Kharmel Cochrane for ‘Rye Lane’ among the prizes at the ceremony. The Casting Directors’ Guild is delighted to announce the 2024 CDG Casting Awards winners. Now in its sixth year, the CDG Casting Awards celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across film, television, theatre, commercials…

  • What’s Filming in the UK and Ireland – Winter 2024

    What’s Filming in the UK and Ireland – Winter 2024

    In the wake of the festive period, these are eight exciting productions taking place around the UK and Ireland to look forward to. 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for film and television. With blockbusters like Dune: Part Two and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire getting ready to fill cinemas and Masters of the…

  • WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’ lead the wins at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2024. The winners of the WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 have now been revealed! The ceremony, which took place at the London Palladium, saw the Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard win an impressive seven awards, while the Bridge Theatre’s Guys and Dolls took home three.…

  • The Oscars Announce New Casting Award – Finally!

    The Oscars Announce New Casting Award – Finally!

    Achievement in Casting Award to be added to the 98th Academy Awards to recognise the work of casting directors.  Casting directors are one of the most integral roles in any production. Just think of all the iconic characters played by iconic actors that we’d never have if a casting director hadn’t recognised their talent and…

  • Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Casting director Rachel Sheridan on her experience casting Netflix’s ‘One Day’, memorable cast moments, and what draws her to a project. Rachel Sheridan CDG is an award-winning casting director, responsible for casting some of the biggest shows around, including Channel 4’s Big Boys and the BAFTA and BAFTA CYMRU award-winning series In My Skin. Most…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to become an actor in London, including where to find auditions, drama schools and the cost of living in the capital. London is the centre of the UK’s entertainment industry, making it a popular base for performers. Often referred to as the ‘theatre capital of the world’, it has around 40 theatres in and…

  • What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    Audition room tips from the casting director of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Time’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’. During her incredible career, casting director Amy Hubbard has worked on various film, television and video game projects, including blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and hit television series like Apple TV+’s Hijack…