Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049 casting director Lucina Syson are to receive Casting Society of America (CSA) Artios Awards at an event in London co-hosted by The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
The Artios Awards take place in Los Angeles and New York but for the first time the CSA European Branch will join with BIFA at the Most Promising Newcomer Dinner to present UK awards to Syson for excellence in casting, and producer Broccoli with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This event will take place the same night as the CSA awards in the U.S. Guests at the event, hosted at The London EDITION, will include BIFA’s 2018 most promising newcomers (the 2018 crop included Michaela Coel and Jessie Buckley).
CSA Vice-President Rich Mento said, “Unrivalled creativity, unique vision and professional commitment – these qualities make Lucinda Syson and Barbara Broccoli the perfect honourees for our inaugural ceremony in London. These dynamic women embody the spirit of the Artios Awards, and CSA is thrilled to honour their indispensable contributions to the craft of casting and the global entertainment industry.”
BIFA’s Amy Gustin and Deena Wallace added, “We’re delighted to be working with the CSA on their inaugural UK Artios Awards, and look forward to introducing their incredibly influential casting directors to our exceptional new acting talent.”
The 2018 BIFA awards ceremony took place on Sunday 2nd December at Old Billingsgate, marking the 21st anniversary of the awards.