Casting Society Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Talent Systems

Los Angeles, California, March 27, 2023 - Casting Society is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Talent Systems, parent company of Spotlight, Casting Networks, Cast It, and other talent discovery platforms. This partnership kicked off with Spotlight’s presenting sponsorship of the 38th Annual Artios Awards on March 9. Over the next three years, Casting Society and Talent Systems will collaborate to provide Casting Society members with educational opportunities, networking events and panels, and programming curated to meet the unique needs of the casting community.


The 38th Annual Artios Awards returned with in-person ceremonies in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown, in New York at the Edison Ballroom hosted by Amber Ruffin and in London at the Union Club.


Honorees included EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Lynn Stalmaster Award, renowned and celebrated casting director Leslee Feldman received the Hoyt Bowers Award and Black Theatre United will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award. Simone Bär was posthumously honored at the London ceremony with the European Capelier-Shaw Award for Excellence in Casting.


The 38th Artios Awards, first held in 1985, honors Casting Professionals in more than 20 different categories encompassing film, television and theater. In addition, special honorees are selected for their contributions to the craft. Nominees and winners are voted on by members of Casting Society.


Pippa Harrison (Global Head of Industry Relations at Talent Systems) - “We are thrilled to be supporting the CSA and for Spotlight to be the presenting sponsors of the 38th Annual Artios Awards. We look forward to serving CSA members with tailored programs of events, panels and educational opportunities. Together, we will continue to celebrate and champion Casting Directors across the globe.”


Destiny Lilly (President of Casting Society) - “We are delighted to have Spotlight presenting the 38th Annual Artios, our first show back in-person since 2020 and we are thrilled to embark on this on-going partnership with Talent Systems to further support and highlight the importance of all casting professionals. We’re also excited that Talent Systems shares our deep love and respect for actors and their craft.”


Casting Society (CSA) was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests. CSA currently boasts close to 1,200 members. CSA casting directors and associate casting directors/casting producers work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. CSA is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals while promoting the image of casting directors and associate casting directors/casting producers worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on Casting Society please visit


​​Talent Systems, LLC provides a portfolio of products to source and manage talent globally across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects. Talent Systems is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia and India.


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