CASTING GUILD of AUSTRALIA
Established 2013
Aeshlie Wheeler
Alex Souvlis
Alison Telford
Amanda Mitchell
Amy Mete
Angela Heesom
(Executive Committee)
Annie Murtagh-Monks
(Treasurer)
Anousha Zarkesh
(Executive Committee)
Antonia Murphy
Ben Parkinson
Christine King
Cinzia Coassin
(Associate)
Daisy Hicks
Daniella Friedman
Danny Long
David Newman
(Vice President)
Emma Fleming
(Associate)
Fiona Dann
Gemma Brown
Greg Apps
Jane Norris
Janine Snape
(Executive Committee)
Joseph Wijangco
Kate Leonard
Kathryn Courtney-Prior
Kirsty Mcgregor
(President)
Leon Fryer
Lucky Price
Maria Efthytmiopoulos
Megan D'Arcy
Melanie Mackintosh
(Secretary/Exec Committee)
Michelle Clancy
Natalie Jane Harvie
Nathan Lloyd
Nick Hamon
Peta Einberg
Peter Rasmussen
Robyn Gibbes
(Associate)
Rosie Traynor
Sarah Alekna
Stevie Ray
Sue Manger
Susie Maizels
Susie McLean
Thea McLeod
(Executive Committee)
Tom McSweeney
Toni Higginbotham
Zoe Maye

About Us.


The Casting Guild of Australia provides a central forum for casting professionals working in film, television, and theatre. The CGA is a unified voice within the industry, and highlights members’ contributions and achievements. To become a member, please complete the Membership Application form and send it to admin@castingguild.com.au. The membership form will require the signatures of four current CGA members.
Full membership requires applicants to have a minimum of four years professional experience as a Casting Director. Associate Membership requires applicants to have a minimum of two years as an assistant to a Casting Director.
CGA Membership Application
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Awards.

The CGA Awards seek to acknowledge and support the critical role casting directors play in bringing together great casting opportunities for the stories we tell, both on a national and international stage.

 

After on-going consultation with the CGA, AACTA have introduced a casting award for film and television in 2018, however the CGA Awards is the only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content.

2017 CGA AWARDS

Hosted by Darren Gilshenan and Susie Youssef.

BEST CASTING FOR A FEATURE FILM
Lion – Kirsty Mcgregor - Winner
Don’t Tell – Ben Parkinson
Hacksaw Ridge – Nikki Barrett
Hounds of Love – Anousha Zarkesh
BEST CASTING FOR TV DRAMA, MINI SERIES OR TELEMOVIE
Seven Types of Ambiguity – Alison Telford – Winner
Glitch S2 – Alison Telford
Pulse – S1 – Amanda Mitchell
Top of the Lake China Girl – Kirsty Mcgregor
BEST CASTING FOR TV COMEDY
The Family Law – Tom McSweeney and David Newman – Winner
Here comes the Habibs – Stevie REay
The Other Guy – Kirsty Mcgregor
Utopia - Kate Leonard (original casting by Jane Kennedy)
BEST CASTING FOR A SHORT FILM
Banana Boy – David Newman – Winner
Dreamweaver – Daisy Hicks
Fysh – Danny Long
SOOP – Antonia Murphy
ACHIEVEMENT IN CASTING
Jasper Jones – Janine Snape - Winner
Event Zero – Antonia Murphy
High Life – Stevie Ray
Macbeth – Janine Snape
Testament – Emma Fleming
BEST CASTING FOR A TVC
Antonia Murphy - MLA “Australia Day” - WINNER
Carefree ‘You Know’ - Joseph Wijangco
Air BnB- “Until We All Belong” - Natalie Jane Harvie
Airtasker –‘Like a Boss’ - Danny Long
Audible - Stevie Ray
Commbank - Multicultural Australians - Antonia Murphy
Hungry Jacks “Keeping it real” - Nick Hamon
Foxtel - Foxtel Now - Natalie Jane Harvie
KFC - Danny Long
KFC “Shut Up and Take My Money” Series - Antonia Murphy
“The Big Deal” Marriage Equality - Joseph Wijangco
“The Next Steps” Recognise TVC - Daisy Hicks
2016 CGA AWARDS

Hosted by Danielle Cormack and Dave Eastgate.

BEST CASTING FOR A FEATURE FILM
Down Under - Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor WINNER
The Dressmaker - Christine King
Alex & Eve - Anousha Zarkesh
The Daughter - Nikki Barrett
BEST CASTING FOR TV DRAMA
Cleverman - Anousha Zarkesh WINNER
Ready For This - Anousha Zarkesh
Jack Irish - Nikki Barrett
Doctor Doctor - Kirsty McGregor
BEST CASTING FOR TV COMEDY
The Family Law - David Newman & Tom McSweeney *WINNER
Rake (Season 4) - Anousha Zarkesh
Black Comedy (Season 2) - Anousha Zarkesh
The Letdown - Kirsty McGregor
BEST CASTING FOR A TELEMOVIE
The Principal - Anousha Zarkesh *WINNER
The Kettering Incident - Kirsty McGregor
The Divorce - Nick Hamon
Secret City - Kirsty McGregor
BEST CASTING FOR A SHORT FILM
Dream Baby - Danny Long *WINNER
St Kilda Film Festival Trailer - Nick Hamon
Problem Play - Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor
The Mother Situation - Anousha Zarkesh
BEST CASTING FOR A TVC
Foxtel Campaign - Anousha Zarkesh & Megan D’Arcy *WINNERS
MLA Lamb - Antonia Murphy
Omo ‘Dirt Erases Differences' - Leon Fryer
Girls Make Your Move - Melanie Mackintosh
Domestic Violence - Stevie Ray
Qantas - Stevie Ray
HCF - Natalie Jane Harvie
NAB Auskick - Daniella Friedman
Ancestory.com ‘Come Fine Me’ - Joseph Wijangco
Samsung Campaign - Susie McLean
2015 CGA AWARDS

Hosted by Ewen Leslie and Sarah Snook. Special Guest George Miller AO.

BEST FILM CASTING
Last Cab to Darwin - Kirsty McGregor *WINNER
Holding The Man - Nikki Barrett
Mad Max Fury - Nikki Barrett
BEST TELEVISION CASTING (up to 6 hours)
Redfern Now - Anousha Zarkesh *WINNER
The Code - Christine King
Glitch - Alison Telford
Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door - Christine King & Anousha Zarkesh
BEST TELEVISION CASTING (More than 6 hours)
Please Like Me - Alison Telford *WINNER
Rake - Anousha Zarkesh
Hiding - Christine King
The Moodys - Kirsty McGregor
BEST TVC CASTING
UWS ‘Deng Adut’ - Natalie Jane Harvie *WINNER
Qantas ‘Feels Like Home' - Stevie Ray & Kirsty McGregor *WINNER
RACGP - Nick Hamon
Play Sport Australia - Antonia Murphy

Rising Stars.

Each year, the members of the CGA come together to identify a group of up to 10 extraordinary actors we believe have the potential to break out on the world stage; The CGA Rising Stars.

2017 Rising Stars
2016 Rising Stars
2015 Rising Stars

Policies.

Workshop Guidelines

CGA members strongly believe in a code of conduct by the workshop providers in order to protect the reputation and standing of Casting Directors in the actor community. Many members of the CGA are happy to participate in organised workshops for the development of actors. We require that Workshop Producers abide by our guidelines as drawn up by the CGA and outlined in our letter of agreement. These guidelines were created to support an instructional environment taught by experienced professionals. Members should be contacted individually via the information available on this site.

Code of Conduct Policy
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The Casting Guild of Australia is currently developing a Code of Conduct policy for all auditions and screen tests. Encompassing Screen and Live Performance, the CGA hopes through our collective research, including developing policies of other industry organisations that a uniform policy can be adopted across the country. Casting Directors are in a unique position between the performer and production, whereby Casting Directors could be a witness to, or have incidents reported to us. It is vital that Casting Directors have the tools and reporting procedures to appropriately respond to such situations. CGA also aims to help find ways to extend these policies into non-professional areas such as Independent/Short Film and Co-Op Theatre productions (often without a casting professional) as the CGA recognises this area of the industry can be a vulnerable arena for emerging artists.