Casting Society of America (CSA) is committed to upholding recognized standards of professionalism in the craft of casting. CSA membership is a privilege granted to those casting directors and associates who have met standards set forth by the organization. In addition to achieving professional excellence, CSA expects members to behave ethically by upholding CSA’s values of respect for human dignity, equity, inclusion, equality, and the creation of a supportive environment that fosters creativity.

CSA and its members, casting directors and casting associates alike, are committed to providing a positive and respectful environment free of racism, discrimination and harassment. There is no place in CSA for people who abuse their status, power, or influence in a manner that violates commonly held standards of decency. CSA is categorically opposed to any form of abuse, sexual harassment, or discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, pregnancy, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.

While CSA members operate their businesses in various ways, members shall, while doing business as casting professionals, consistently uphold a positive, professional, ethically sensitive and supportive environment, always exhibiting responsibility and respect. Members will always safeguard the wellbeing of minors. Members shall encourage employers to think diversely and equitably about their choices and hire accordingly. Members will not operate as an agent, manager, or payroll service for actors. Members are expected to remain current in local employment laws as they affect their work and to adhere to any additional standards of conduct set out in CSA’s bylaws. Members are expected to always act with due regard to public convention and morals, and to refrain from committing any act which will degrade themselves, harm the reputation and/or best interests of CSA, or the casting profession at large. CSA asks that members embrace their responsibility to affirm these principles, by standing up and saying something when they feel these principles are being violated.


CSA members and non-members are asked to report suspected violations of this shared commitment. Alleged violations shall be reviewed and confidentially resolved in accordance with procedures adopted by CSA’s Board of Directors. Violations may result in disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Suspected violations may be reported online at

This code of conduct is subject to change and may be amended, supplemented or superseded by one or more separate policies without further notice. All members are responsible for continuous review of this Code.