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Registering with Central Casting is easy!

We register background talent that are SAG/AFTRA, Non Union and Minors (under 18 years old).

1. Download, complete and print online forms
2. Bring the necessary documentation to complete the I-9 form
3. Attend a Central Casting Orientation/Registration

Step 1. Download, complete and print online forms

  • Registration Form
  • Attribute List
  • W-4 Form
  • Harassment Policy
  • Anti-Piracy/Confidentiality Policy
  • Pence Form
  • I-9 Form
  • New York Sick Time Notice
  • Standards of Conduct and Behavior
  • Photo Image Release
  • EEO-1 Government Reporting

You can find these forms on our Resources page, or download them altogether for minors and adults. We'll have extra copies on hand when you come in for orientation/registration. Do NOT fill out the bottom of the Pence Form, or the back of the i-9 Form

Step 2. Bring the necessary documentation to complete the I-9 form

The I-9 Form is for the government and here's a list of documentation they require. You must be eligible to work in the US. When you come in, you MUST bring these with you, or else we won't be able to register you and get you into our legendary database. Oh, and they must be originals, no photocopies... and they must be unexpired (by law we cannot accept laminated documents). It's the law - better do as they say.

SAG/AFTRA members be sure to bring your current SAG/AFTRA card.

Step 3. Attend a Central Casting Orientation/Registration

You must arrive for each registration/update time no later than the scheduled time!

With your completed forms and correct identification documents, you're ready to come visit us for orientation/registration. It takes about 1 hour, but sometimes takes longer. Please bring a pen and be PROMPT, we start on time. If you're not seated when we begin, you'll unfortunately be turned away.

New Orientation/Registration schedule:

Mondays & Wednesdays 11am sharp! (doors open 10:45am)

Non-Union Men
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am sharp! (doors open 10:45am)

Non-Union Women
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm sharp! (doors open 12:45pm)

Wednesdays 4pm sharp! (doors open 3:45pm)

Background Actors must re-register every three years for adults and every year for minors to continue to be eligible to be hired to work by Central Casting on our productions.

You must once again bring required ID and SAG/AFTRA card if applicable (even when updating).

Re-registration and updates schedule:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:30am sharp! (doors open 9:20am)

This is also when you can come in anytime during the year to update your picture and information - our information must be accurate in order to cast you.

Arrive camera ready and be prepared to be photographed. We suggest upscale attire. Know your measurements and clothing sizes (in numbers, not Small, Medium or Large).

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled registration.

101 West 31st Street, Suite 1605 (16th Floor)
New York, New York 10001
(corner of 31st St. and 6th Ave.)
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Important information for Minors (background talent under 18)

Every minor performer under the age of 18 must obtain a valid one year Employment Permit for a Child Performer through the New York State Department of Labor to be eligible for employment. Information on how to obtain this permit can be found here. In order to register with Central Casting, minors are REQUIRED to have a current (i.e., UNEXPIRED) one year child performers permit physically with them at registration.

Minors must physically have an unexpired one year permit on set. The production company must keep this permit on file. If the minor is not physically in possession of a current (i.e., unexpired) work permit, then the minor is not legally allowed to work; failure to comply with this requirement could result in a fine.

Note: The Department of Homeland Security have issued an updated form I-9 that went in to effect on January 22nd, 2017. This version requires minors (individuals 17 or under) to meet the same requirements as adults in regards to the documents they can present for form I-9. Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid. Adults and minors alike are required to either present one original unexpired List A document, or, original unexpired List B and List C document combination. If presenting a List B document to an E-Verify employer (Central Casting), the employer can only see List B documents that include a photo. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to register anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.

If you have a sponsor, we cannot register you.
Additional information is available by calling (646) 473-9033.

Thank you for your interest in Central Casting.
Registration with Central Casting is a Privilege - Not a Right: We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

Central Casting is a registered trademark of ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS.