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Registration

Registering with Central Casting is easy!

If you have never registered with Central Casting and are interested in becoming part of the Central Casting family you must register in person here at Central Casting during the designated registration times.

Below are the dates and times we will be conducting all new Union and Non Union Background Actor Orientation/Registration:

Mondays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Mondays from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Wednesday from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Friday from 9:30 Am until Approximately 12:30 PM

In order to ensure you get the attention you deserve, we are limiting the number of registrants that will register each registration orientation.  We are not able to accommodate everyone.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to register everyone in line.  Once the room is filled to our allotted capacity we cannot allow any additional registrants.  Upon entering Central Casting for registration, you will receive a numbered card with the Central Casting logo on it if you are admitted.  Please hold on to the card as you will need it to complete registration.

Included with Registration is an Orientation explaining background work.  The Orientation/Registration process begins promptly at 9:30 AM and again at 2:30 PM.  (Please plan to arrive early).  Anyone arriving after Orientation/Registration begins will not be allowed to participate in Orientation/Registration that day.  Orientation/Registration will last approximately 3 hours.  Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests, minors or pets during this time.

From our website, you can download and complete our registration materials, please fill them out prior to coming to Orientation/Registration.

The registration materials consist of the following:

  • Registration form
  • Attribute List
  • W-4
  • I-9
  • Harassment Policy
  • Confidentiality Policy

The forms are located on the Resources page. If you are unable to download the forms, don’t worry we will provide the forms for you.

Please review the list of required documentation to accompany the I-9 form and be sure to bring the required documents with you to your Orientation/Registration appointment.  If you do not have the proper documentation we cannot register you.  You will find further information and a list of required documentation under list of required documentation.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm work authorization.  Note:  If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

We thank you for your interest in Central Casting.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, NOT a right.  We reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

New Union Background Orientation/Registration
New Non Union Background Orientation/Registration
Photo Updates
Re-Registration
Additional Photos
Changing status from Union to Non Union
File Changes
If you are not a US Citizen

New Union Background Orientation / Registration
SAG/AFTRA members, age 18 and over, may register during the following hours:

Mondays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Mondays from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Wednesdays from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Fridays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM

We are located at:
220 S. Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(Between Olive and Alameda)
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*Note:  STREET PARKING ONLY!! If you park in any business parking lot you may be towed at your own expense!!

To facilitate registration please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Completed registration materials downloaded from our website
  • Proper Identification to complete your I-9 (See List of Required Documents)
  • A list of your measurements
  • Your Current AFTRA or SAG cards or receipts of recent payment

Be prepared to be photographed.  We suggest you wear bright colors avoid Black or White.  We also suggest you avoid logos or distracting clothing

Orientation/Registration will last approximately 3 hours.  Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests, minors or pets during this time.

Non Union Background Orientation/Registration
Non Union members, age 18 and over may register during the following hours:

Mondays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Mondays from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM
Wednesdays from 2:30 PM until Approximately 5:30 PM
Fridays from 9:30 AM until Approximately 12:30 PM

We are located at:
220 S. Flower St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(Between Olive and Alameda)
View Map
*Note:  STREET PARKING ONLY!! If you park in any business parking lot you may be towed at your own expense!!

To facilitate registration please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • Completed registration materials downloaded from our website
  • Proper Identification to complete your I-9 (See List of Required Documents)
  • A list of your measurements

Be prepared to be photographed.  We suggest you wear bright colors, avoid Black and White.  We also suggest you avoid logos or distracting clothing.

Orientation/Registration will last approximately 3 hours.  Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests, minors or pets during this time.

Photo Updates
All Photo updates can be taken on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and on Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. You may update your photo as often as you like. We recommend that you update at least every six months to a year to let the Casting Directors know that you are still in town and interested in working. You should also update your photo whenever your look changes so that we always have a current picture of what you look like. Always bring your identification with you and be prepared to update your I-9 if necessary. Please be sure to review the list of required documentation to accompany the I-9 form and sure to bring the required documents with you.

Re-Registration

We are by law required to have a current I-9 form on file for each employee. An I-9 form must be filled out when you first register and expires three years from that date.  Therefore, your file will expire at that time.  Your file will be categorized "inactive", which means that the Casting Directors will be unable to book you until you come in and re-register.  Re-registration occurs Tuesdays and Thursday from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM.  When re-registering you must bring all identification documents required of first time registrants; otherwise, we will be unable to renew your file.  Union members must bring their current union card or receipt from their union showing that their union dues are current.

Please review the list of required documentation to accompany the I-9 form and be sure to bring the required documents with you.

Additional Photos

A digital photo of you will be taken in our office when you come in to register. However, if you would like to submit additional photos to be added to your profile, simply bring the photos to the Central Casting office.


You may submit or have your additional pictures taken Tuesdays from 10:30 AM until 3:00 PM and on Thursdays from 10:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Unfortunately, only hard copies of photos will be accepted at this time.  We cannot accept discs, CD’s, or memory sticks.  If your file is inactive we will not be able to add additional photos to your file.  If you have any questions regarding our additional photo policy, please contact us at 818-562-2700.

Changing Status from Non Union to Union
When changing your status from Non Union to Union, you must present your identification and fill out a data change form.  You can change your status on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM.  We cannot change your status if you are inactive you will be required to come in and re-register.

File Changes
Your database file information should always be up to date and correct. If you would like to update or change any information you can do so on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

If you are not a US Citizen

We are unable to register you if you are being sponsored by another company.

Additional information is available by calling 818-562-2755.

If you have any questions regarding registering with Central Casting you can call 818-562-2912, leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.