Working for identity, community, communication and support within the independent casting industry in Canada


Welcome to the Casting Directors Society of Canada website. This site was set up to ensure that Canadian casting information is available to anyone who’s interested – either in working as a casting director in Canada, or finding one.

Who Is This Site For?

This site is the information centre for casting directors in Canada: it is a database as well as a support system. We work together to help each other - whether you need to find another casting director’s contact information or if you want to consult someone about an actor or a negotiation, this is the place to look. If you need to reference our Constitution or read the latest news concerning casting, you’ll find it here. We will also inform you about the Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Casting: check out who won in the past and, when the nominations are announced, see who the nominees are for the current year. You’ll find it all here on the CDC website.

Casting is a vital part of your production and we’re here to help. Even in the planning stages we can provide you with information about actors, help interpret the collective agreements with regard to actors, and help in the budgeting of the talent portion of your overall expenses. You can find a specific casting director here and get his or her contact information. If you need information about who specializes in a certain area, we can advise you. If you want to be directed to a casting director who can best fulfill your needs, we have experts who can help.

Casting directors are your link to working on productions across the country. If you’re trying to locate a specific casting director, you can find him or her here. If you need information about anything to do with casting, this is the place to look.

Please feel free to browse or search through our membership using the navigation menus on the left of the site; or, learn about the CDC's History, Mandate and Membership using the menus on the right.

The CDC Executive

Co-chairs, Film and Television - Marsha Chesley CDC & Jenny Lewis CDC
Vice-chair - Marissa Richmond CDC
Commercials - Brian Levy CDC
Treasurer - Stephanie Gorin CDC
Secretary - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.