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2019 Awards

Announcing the Winners 2019

on May 16, 2019 in 2019 Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE CDA AWARDS 2019

Best Casting of a UK Commercial under 60 seconds
KATE AND LOU CASTING for Sainsbury’s “The Big Night”

Best Casting of a UK Commercial over 60 seconds
KATE AND LOU CASTING for The Sun “World Cup Office Knockabout”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial under 60 seconds
KATE AND LOU CASTING for Ikea “Plates Juggling”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial over 60 seconds
CLAIRE CATTERSON & STARK CASTING for Rimmel “I Will Not Be Deleted”

Best Casting of an International Commercial
ALI FEARNLEY for Jameson Irish Whiskey “Scully Was To Blame”

Best Streetcasting
KHARMEL COCHRANE for Ubisoft “Just Dance”

Best Children’s Casting
ET CASTING for BBC Sport “Prepare To Be Moved”

Best Casting of a Charity Commercial
WAYNE WATERSON for HIV Awareness “U= U=”

Best Casting of Online Non-Branded Content
KHARMEL COCHRANE for Department of Education “Every Lesson Shapes A Life”

Best Casting of a Stills Campaign
TREE PETTS for Dove “Baby Bathtime”

Best Casting of a Single Still
CAMILLA ARTHUR for Sainsbury’s Tu “All Boobs Welcome”

Best Casting of a Short Film
NICCI TOPPING for “The Big Day”

Best Casting of a Music Video
CLAIRE CATTERSON for Calum Scott “No Matter What”

Best Casting of a Feature Film
ET CASTING for “Tucked”

CELEBRATING THE ART OF CASTING

The third annual Casting Directors Association Awards, celebrating the art of casting and honouring the work of the Casting Director, took place on 15th May 2019 at BAFTA, London. The CDA would like to send a big thank you to …

Everyone who came to the awards – what a fun night! 

Alexei Sayle – thank you for being our wonderful, witty host for the evening.

All the Nominees – thank you for helping showcase the wonderful work of the Casting Director.

The Jury – thank you for valuing the work of the Casting Director and for making some tough decisions.

The team at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly – thank you for making it such a special evening.

All the companies that kindly donated to our Goody Bags – thank you for your generosity.

Our wonderful Sponsors, Spotlight, BMA Artists, Branded Talent, Casting Networks, Nevs Models, Quirky Kidz – thank you for all your support and encouragement. 

The CDA Awards Committee – thank you for making the CDA Awards 2019 happen and a special thanks for Siobhan O’Donnell for making the event run so smoothly. 

Meet The Sponsors 2019

on Apr 13, 2019 in 2019 Awards

Meet The Sponsors

The Casting Directors Association would like to thank our sponsors for theirgenerosity and support.

 

SPOTLIGHT connects professional performers with casting opportunities around the world. Performers on Spotlight are recognised by agents and casting professionals as the most talented in the industry. That’s why Spotlight is used every day by casting directors looking to find the best performers for their projects, whether they’re casting the latest blockbuster, a new commercial, the next touring theatre production or an eagerly-anticipated television drama series.

 

BMA ARTISTS is an acting and artists agency which represents a wide variety of talent that creates opportunities – working with casting directors, film directors, producers and creative agencies to put BMA actors in the frame for roles across all the genres – film, TV, stage, theatre, radio and commercials.

 


BRANDED TALENT is a dedicated commercial talent agency with a proactive, forward thinking approach to representing actors in the world of advertising, specialising in Television commercials, print campaigns and online advertising. We create opportunities for our talent to work nationally and   internationally on a huge range of campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands.

 

CASTING NETWORKS provides casting and audition management software to the entertainment industry worldwide, helping performers find great roles and industry professionals find great talent.

 

 

NEVS was founded in 1971, and as one of the longest standing agencies in the UK after over four decades in the business, they
have a strong track record when it comes to representing a diverse variety of models, alongside a personal, friendly and professional service.

 

QUIRKY KIDZCreative Management is a nationwide children and young performers agency exclusively representing students of The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, who wish to be considered for professional opportunities in television, film and theatre.

Meet The Jury 2019

on Apr 13, 2019 in 2019 Awards

MEET THE CDA CASTING AWARDS 2019 JURY

ALEX JENNINGS

Award winning actor Alex Jennings’s recent TV credits include Unforgotten, A Very English Scandal andThe Crown. Alex’s film appearances include Denial,The Lady in the Van, Belle, Babel, and The Queen. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an Associate Actor of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEX REEVES

Alex Reeves is Europe Editor at Little Black Book, covering relevant trends and hunting out the most exciting talent in the world of advertising. Before joining LBB, Alex spent five years as editor of the Beak Street Bugle, writing about the best UK work and the issues affecting the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINE PAYNE

Christine has been General Secretary of Equity since 2005. Christine is on the PPL Performer and main boards and is a member of the Board of Educational Recording Agency. She is a Vice-President and Treasurer of the Federation of International Artists, and she is Chair of the Creative Coalition Campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUG WADE

Doug has been making films for nearly thirty years. He has produced for both Production Companies and Advertising Agencies giving him truly a complete overview on all sides of production. Shooting Short Films, Music Videos, alongside numerous large global advertising campaigns too. For the past ten years Doug has happily resided at London Headquarters for the Advertising Agency, J. Walter Thompson. During his tenure at JWT he has held the positions and responsibilities such as Deputy Head of TV, Head of Broadcast and currently enjoys the challenges of, Senior Broadcast Producer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLLY CALCOTT

Holly Calcott trained at LAMDA and was an actress before landing a job at Spotlight. Through the knowledge that she has accumulated about Spotlight processes and the working life of a casting director, she enjoys improving and creating tools and techniques to make the casting journey easier. She is passionate about inclusivity in casting and the wellbeing of performers, and is proud to be one of the ‘faces of Spotlight’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.A. RONAYNE

L.A. Ronayne was elected onto the D&AD Board of Trustees in 2016. She is a Creative Director at Stink Studios and Contributing Editor of Riposte magazine. She teaches the Internet Storytelling Masterclass for D&AD as part of their global Personal Development offering. In 2017 she was named one of Campaign’s 30 Female Creative Trailblazers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURA PANNACK

Award winning photographer Laura Pannack is renowned for her recognisable portraiture and social documentary artwork. Her work has been extensively exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, including at The National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, the Royal Festival Hall and the Houses of Parliament. She has won numerous awards, including the John Kobal Award, Vic Odden prize, World Photo Press Awards and theHSBC Prix de la Photographie prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARK DENTON

Mark is currently the Boss of the creative collective that is COY! Communications, making art, designing stuff, shooting commercials and doing inspirational talks around the globe for anyone who shows a glimmer of interest! Both as a creative and a director Mark has had a lot of skin in shed loads of award winning work for clients like Nike, Wrangler, British Telecom, Heineken, Levis, General Motors, Cadbury’s, Greenpeace and many, many, many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE DAVIES

Steve is the Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association.He is focused on the APA’s main objective of creating the best possible business environment for its members. Steve is also a member of the board of the Advertising Association, Executive Vice President of the CFPE and one of the founders of the World Producers Summit in Cannes.

Celebrate The Art of Casting 2019

on Apr 13, 2019 in 2019 Awards

CELEBRATING THE ART OF CASTING
The Casting Directors Association are thrilled to announce their third annual awards specifically dedicated to the work of the Casting Director.

The CDA Awards 2019 will take place in London on Wednesday 15th May 2019. This year we are delighted to announce the awards ceremony will be held at BAFTA.

The CDA Awards 2019 will showcase the best in casting across a variety of categories, including commercials, film, stills and music videos, and are open to all CDA members.

Sitting on the jury this year are:
Alex Jennings (Actor)
Alex Reeves (Europe Editor at Little Black Book)
Christine Payne (General Secretary of Equity)
Doug Wade (Producer at JWT)
Holly Calcott (Spotlight)
L.A. Ronayne (D&AD Trustee / Creative Director at Stink Studios) Laura Pannack (Photographer)
Mark Denton (Head of COY! Communications)
Steve Davies (Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association).
Information on ticketing will be released shortly.

 

Nominated Work 2019

on Apr 13, 2019 in 2019 Awards

CELEBRATING THE ART OF CASTING

The third annual CDA Awards, celebrating the art of casting and honouring the work of the casting director, will take place on 15th May 2019 at BAFTA, London.

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the CDA Awards 2019.

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs)

  • HANNAH BIRKETT for Snickers “Rap Battle”
  • KATE EVANS for Sainsbury’s “The Big Night”
  • THOMAS ADAMS for “Eve Sleep

Best Casting of a UK Commercial (over 60 secs)

  • HANNAH BIRKETT for Virgin Atlantic & Delta “The Prodigal Brother”
  • KATE EVANS for The Sun “World Cup Office Knockabout”
  • TREE PETTS for Air China “Live Slow Dream Fast”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (up to & inc 60 secs)

  • HANNAH BIRKETT for PlayStation “Foxhole”
  • JODY FURLONG – The Eye Casting for Asus Vivobook “Be Your True Colour”
  • KATE EVANS for Ikea “Plates Juggling”

Best Casting of an Online / Branded Content Commercial (over 60 secs)

  • STARK CASTING & CLAIRE CATTERSON for Rimmel “I Will Not Be Deleted”
  • ET CASTING for HSBC “Portraits Of Pride”
  • LEANNE FLINN for Bodyform/Libresse “Viva La Vulva”

Best Casting of an International Commercial

  • ALI FEARNLEY for Jameson Irish Whiskey “Scully Was To Blame”
  • STARK CASTING for Apple “Behind The Mac”
  • HANNAH BIRKETT for Rema 1000 “Smarthouse”

Best Streetcasting

  • KHARMEL COCHRANE for Ubisoft “Just Dance”
  • KATE EVANS for Sport England “This Girl Can – Fit Got Real”
  • LEANNE FLINN for McCain “Here’s To Love”

Best Children’s Casting

  • CROCODILE CASTING for Protergia “Little Scientists”
  • ET CASTING for BBC Sport “Prepare To Be Moved”
  • NICCI TOPPING for Paul McCartney “Fuh You”

Best Casting of a Charity Commercial

  • NICCI TOPPING for Red Cross “The Power Of Kindness”
  • THOMAS ADAMS for International Women’s Day “Queen Rules”
  • WAYNE WATERSON for HIV Awareness “U= U=”

Best Casting of Online Non-Branded Content

  • KHARMEL COCHRANE for Dept of Education “Every Lesson Shapes A Life”
  • KATE EVANS for Electrical Safety First “Nan Knows Best”
  • LEANNE FLINN for The FA “England’s World Cup Squad Revealed”

Best Casting of a Stills Campaign

  • KHARMEL COCHRANE for Stoli “Whatever Drives You”
  • SUE ODELL for Pride in London “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
  • TREE PETTS for Dove “Baby Bathtime”

Best Casting of a Single Still

  • CAMILLA ARTHUR for Sainsbury’s Tu “All Boobs Welcome”
  • CLAIRE CATTERSON for Children 1st “Children 1st”
  • KATE EVANS for Hula Hoops “Hula Hoops”

Best Casting of a Short Film

  • KATE EVANS for “Cur:Few”
  • LEANNE FLINN for “Ladies Day”
  • NICCI TOPPING for “The Big Day”

Best Casting of a Music Video

  • CLAIRE CATTERSON for Calum Scott “No Matter What”
  • HANNAH SIMONS for Dizzee Rascal “Money Right”
  • LEANNE FLINN for Chaka Khan “Like Sugar”

Best Casting of a Feature Film

  • ET CASTING for “Tucked”
  • EMMA ASHTON for “Perfect Skin”
  • KHARMEL COCHRANE for “In Darkness”