Casting Guild of Australia casts its own heroes at awards

Casting directors provide the faces we love and push the careers of actors we admire. Here they vote on each other.
casual actors and crew lined up to celebrate All My Friends are Racist

Casting agents are a special breed with ninja skills that are both mysterious and far reaching. They are often the people who find the faces in the crowd that will one day glow from the Oscars stage.

I wish they had an annual list of performers they think are great but haven’t found a slot for. Or a special marketing cheer squad funded by the agencies to promote charismatic performers who are also diverse. Diverse in this context meaning ordinary looking people you see on the tram and immediately want to get to know like the crew in the photograph above.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.