Casting Directors Guild embraces Manifesto for Casting demands

Equity has welcomed the new code of conduct produced by the Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) and its reflection of key points from the union’s Manifesto for Casting. These include provisions on diversity, access, local casting and informing performers when they have not got a role.

Christine Payne, Equity General Secretary, said: “Equity warmly welcomes the Casting Directors’ Guild new Code of Conduct. Equity built on its good relationship with the Guild during the creation of the union’s Manifesto for Casting last year. It is clear that the Guild has listened to the concerns of our members about the casting process and has reflected that in this Code. I congratulate the CDG for this positive approach and urge employers to support the CDG in making casting clearer, fairer, less stressful and more inclusive for everyone.”