CDG Statement on diversity
Sophie is a member of the Casting Directors Guild Committee for 2019 and, in her capacity as a committee member, acts as Diversity Liaison Officer with the CDG Equality, Diversity & Inclusion sub-committee; a collective who are working to ensure diverse engagement and representation both on and off stage/ screen.
CDG Statement on Diversity:
'The Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland is committed to diversity in the performing arts in all its forms. The Guild and its members recognise that the live and recorded arts should reflect our society and the world that we live in and encourages all its members to be mindful that audiences are diverse and that diversity in casting is crucial to engagement with those audiences.
It is the aim of the Guild and its members to achieve a balanced portrayal of women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and Deaf and Disabled people.
The Guild and its members shall strive to enable the casting of actors from all backgrounds, regardless of socio-economic status and to engage with producers and directors to create opportunity and access.
The Guild will continue to engage in collaboration and discussion around the subject of diversity with our industry colleagues and other professional organisations.'
Sophie also recently trained as a mentor for Arts Emergency: Arts Emergency is a British charity working with 16- to 19-year-olds in further education from diverse backgrounds. They work with those most able to benefit from, but least able to access higher education/ career opportunities in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences.