**Workshop Announcement**

12 May 2020 - Casting Director Workshop w/ Laura Windows

Since the state of our industry has changed quite dramatically recently, we are going to be trying something different this time around. We will be trying this Casting Director workshop (of sorts) over Zoom (, with Laura Windows.

Laura Windows has over 10 years’ experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia. She began casting commercials, working with Sasha Roberston and then moved into film and television casting, working with Lucinda Syson and Elaine Grainger on projects such as 'Stardust', 'Batman: The Dark Knight' and Emmy winning 'House of Saddam'. She then cast shows such as cast 'DCI Banks' and 'Tommy Cooper: Not Like this, Like that' with Laura Scott for ITV. She now works as a Casting Associate and Co Casting Director with Suzanne Smith. Recently they have cast "Shadow and Bone' for Netflix and 'Pennyworth' for Warner Horizon. In the past they cast 'Lucky Man' for Sky, 'Absentia' for Amazon, 'Mars' for National Geographic and 'The Replacement' for the BBC and films such as 'Resident Evil' and 'Underworld'. She has also worked as AD on feature films such as 'Nine' and 'Greenzone', worked in Sydney in casting for 9 months and was the lead Cast Co-ordinator on the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Time and Place: 6pm-9pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. On the ZOOM conference platform.


18 February 2020 - SUZY CATLIFF Casting Director Workshop

Suzy has worked as a casting director, theatre director and lecturer for over twenty years. TV series include ‘Casualty’ and ‘Silent Witness’. Films include ‘Stormbreaker’ and ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’. Suzy is UK casting Associate for Shaftesbury Films, Toronto where her work has included ‘Departure’ – a major six part TV series, all series of Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries. She is co-author of ‘The Casting Handbook’ published by Taylor Routledge. She has adapted various novels for stage including ‘No Name’ by Wilkie Collins.

Time and Venue: 6:30 - 9:30pm, The Old Diorama, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE


30 October 2019 - HANNAH MILLER Casting Director Workshop

Hannah Miller CDG is the Head of Casting at the RSC. Having studied Drama at the University of Hull she went to work at Cheek by Jowl followed by the National Theatre as a Casting Assistant. She then moved to the RSC as Deputy Casting Director, was Casting Director for the Birmingham Rep and then returned to the RSC in 2008. Hannah also works regularly in drama schools and with other industry organisations advising actors on professional development.

Time and Venue: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Royal Shakespeare Company Offices, 5th Floor, 55 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BS


18 June 2019 - ANDREA CLARK Casting Director Workshop

Andrea Clark is a founding member of the Casting Directors' Association.

Andrea Clark Casting was founded in 2006. She casts major national and international commercial campaigns, including McDonalds, Rimmel, Zurich, John Lewis, and T-Mobile, as well as films and TV projects of all sizes and genres.

She has assisted with the casting of major feature films such as Hellboy, Blade II, and Hidalgo, and was part of the casting team on MTV's The Real World.


24 March 2017

John Schwab has generously offered our members a free one year membership on his website, Curtain Call Online Theatre Network. It's a website designed more for stage work than film/tv. Go to: Our code: AAUK100


17 March 2017

Get your free one year subscription to Backstage UK: Code is AAUK