Casting and talent with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz

Casting talent with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz

Congratulations to our previous guest contributors Claire Catterson and Wayne Waterson who walked away winners at the third annual CDA Casting Awards last week! To round up the awards, we sat down with some of this year’s sponsors. Drop in on our chat with Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz.  Who are Nevs Models and Quirky Kidz …

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Celebrating the art of casting with Branded Talent and BMA Artists

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. To honour this occasion, we sat down with some of the sponsors of this year’s CDA Awards. Drop in on our chat with Branded Talent and BMA …

Knives and Nurses: Brendan McNamara talks Casting Etiquette

Knives and Nurses: Brendan McNamara Talks Casting Etiquette

Brendan McNamara of Beach Casting and author of It’s the Audition, Stupid! sat down with us this week to talk about knives at auditions, his love of the Beatles and winning a CDA award for ‘The Fitzroy’. If you want to know all about casting etiquette, Brendan is your man! Who is Beach Casting and what kind …

Successful Self-Taping with Casting Director Shakyra Dowling

Successful Self-Taping with Casting Director Shakyra Dowling

If talking about slates, lighting and camera positions make you shudder, you’ve come to the right place. BAFTA and Sundance nominated CDA casting director, Shakyra Dowling sat down with us this week to share the secrets to successful self-taped auditions.  Who is Shakyra Dowling Casting and what kind of work do you cover? I’ve been casting …

Casting Director Claire Catterson

Meet Casting Director Claire Catterson

This week CDA member and casting director Claire Catterson dished the goss on all things casting. Hint: if you are lucky to meet her, be sure to bring flowers, champagne and your line dancing shoes! How did you get into casting?    CC: I trained as an actor initially. After a few years working in …

In a series of interviews, Jonathan Harden of the Honest Actors podcast, sits down with some leading members of the industry. This 1st blog is a delightful chat with prominent casting director, Jane Anderson!