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CDA Ukraine Fundraiser

on Mar 16, 2022 in News and Events, Public News

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Casting Directors Association are joining forces with Spotlight to offer our support to those caught up in the desperate situation in Ukraine. 

We would like to invite you to take part in our day of casting workshops to help raise funds for the humanitarian efforts.


On Thursday 24th March the CDA will be hosting a series of workshops and Q+A’s over 7 hours, covering topics such as Commercial Castings: Do’s and Don’ts, Zoom Castings and Recall Advice and How to Prepare for and Succeed in Remote/Online castings. 

Performers are invited to attend one of the workshops in return for a donation of between £10 and £20 to our Just Giving page which has been set up to raise money for DEC & Choose Love who are working on the frontline with those most affected. 

In this unique one-day event casting directors including Shakyra Dowling (CDA, CSA), Tree Petts (CDA, CSA), Nikki Meadows (CDG, CDA), Jessica Jefferies (CDG, CDA), Brendan McNamara (CDA), Hannah Birkett (CDA) and Hannah Marie Williams (CDG, CDA) will be offering workshops sessions followed by a Q+A on the following topics:

10am – CVs & Photos 

11am – Commercial Castings: Do’s & Dont’s 

12pm – Film & TV Castings: Do’s & Don’t 

2pm – Video Game Casting 

3pm – Zoom Castings/Recalls Advice 

4pm – CV Clinic / 5pm – Remote Castings

Spotlight members – Please refer to the email you would have received directly from Spotlight containing booking info.

Non-Spotlight members 
– We have 5 slots available for each session – please email with your preferred time/session and we’ll send you the booking info. First come first served! 


Thank you for your support!