Magazine article Screen International

UK Casting Directors' Guild Launches Code of Conduct for Members

Magazine article Screen International

UK Casting Directors' Guild Launches Code of Conduct for Members

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Code to ensure “duty of care” is fulfilled to actors.

The UK’s Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) has launched a code of conduct that will govern industry best practice among its members.

Mark Gatiss with CDG member Andy Pryor

The code is a guide to making sure that casting directors fulfil their “duty of care” to actors, employees, and associates. It was officially launched at an event in London last night.

“Members should refrain from facilitating and actively discourage one-to-one meetings in private non-professional environments; ensure that the audition room is a safe space where auditionees are able to give of their best and feel comfortable with what they are being asked to do; and that any inappropriate behaviour from anyone is challenged and, if necessary, reported,” the code reads. …

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