Awards & News

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Best Achievement in Casting 2020

WINNER

Schitt’s Creek

Lisa Parasyn, Jon Comerford

 

2020

Canadian Screen Awards

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

Schitt’s Creek

Lisa Parasyn, Jon Comerford

NOMINEES

Kim’s Convenience

Deirdre Bowen

Mary Kills People

Susan Forrest, Sharon Forrest

Anne with an E

Stephanie Gorin

The Amazing Race Canada

Mike Yerxa, Jesse Storey

2019

Canadian Screen Awards

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

Letterkenny

Jenny Lewis, Sara Kay

NOMINEES

Mary Kills People

Sharon Forrest, Susan Forrest

Schitt's Creek

Jon Comerford, Lisa Parasyn

Vikings

Frank Moiselle, Nuala Moiselle, Deirdre Bowen

Cardinal: Blackfly Season

Lisa Parasyn, Jon Comerford

2018

Canadian Screen Awards

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

Cardinal

Jon Comerford, Lisa Parasyn

NOMINEES

Anne

Stephanie Gorin

Kim's Convenience

Deidre Bowen

Letterkenny

Jenny Lewis, Sara Kay

Mary Kills People

Susan Forrest, Sharon Forrest

 

Gemini Awards

2011

Gemini Award

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

Durham County

Marissa Richmond, Andrea Kenyon, Randi Wells, L. Goldstein, S. Smith

NOMINEES

Living in Your Car - Chapter 2

Marsha Chesley

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

Sara Kay, Jim Heber, Jenny Lewis

Lost Girl - Vexed

Lisa Parasyn, Jon Comerford

Flashpoint - Jumping At Shadows

Marissa Richmond

2010

Gemini Award

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

The Summit

John Buchan, Jason Knight

NOMINEES

Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures

Deirdre Bowen

Flashpoint - Perfect Storm

Marissa Richmond

Guns

Stephanie Gorin

Durham County - Little Lost Children

A. Kenyon, M. Richmond, R. Wells, W. O'Brien

2009

Gemini Award

Best Achievement in Casting

WINNER

The Line

Marsha Chesley

NOMINEES

Being Erica

Stephanie Gorin

The Border

Stephanie Gorin

Flashpoint

Marissa Richmond

Less Than Kind

Susan Forrest, Sharon Forrest, Jim Heber

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Featured News

PRESS RELEASE - May 25, 2016

The Casting Directors Society of Canada (CDC) is adding its voice to the public call for racial and gender equity in publicly funded films, television and media content in Canada.

The worldwide conversation about racial and gender parity in the film and media industries has reached a fevered pitch. Many studies, including reports on Canadian Media by Women In View show clearly that women and racial minorities are gravely underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera.

The scale of the racial and gender disparity will only rectify itself if direct action is taken. CDC calls on the industry to act together now to encourage Telefilm and CMF (Canadian Media Fund) to fund Canadian Media in a way that represents all of Canada’s very diverse population – First Nations, racial minorities, along with an equitable gender split between women and men.

Co Chair of CDC Marsha Chesley “This issue is too important for us to ignore any longer. We must have clear and decisive action now!”

The Casting Directors Society of Canada (CDC) is the only organization in Canada to represent professional casting directors working in every medium where actors are required; film, television, commercials, theatre, industrials, webseries and video games, as well as contestants for reality television shows.

Mandate The CDC Constitution guarantees uniform and superior standards and business practices by all members, building an improved level of service for all clients. Our clients come from every part of Canada as well as dozens of countries around the world. They are all treated with the same superior level of service and expertise. CDC members maintain professional and friendly relationships with all agents throughout the country and is signatory to the Entertainment Industry Code of Ethical Conduct and Behaviour.

The CDC Executive Co-chairs, Film and Television - Marsha Chesley & Jenny Lewis, Commercials - Brian Levy, Treasurer - Stephanie Gorin, Secretary - Jason Stroud

 

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