It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Carl Joy, who was Senior Vice President at Central Casting. The longest tenured member of our company, Carl joined Central Casting in the late 1970s and retired at the end of 2011. After he retired, Carl stayed on as a consultant remaining very close with the Central team.
Carl was originally invited to become part of Central Casting following a successful career at Twentieth Century Fox where he worked his way up from the mailroom, to working as a clerk in extras casting, and eventually advancing all the way up to the Head of Extras Talent for the studio.
Every day Carl brought his unmatched casting experience to his role as Senior Vice President at Central. He truly loved casting background actors, appreciating all the reality and nuance they bring to filmmaking.
Some of Carl’s iconic casting includes: Laverne & Shirley, Love Boat, Hill Street Blues, The Sound of Music, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Great White Hope, Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek.
Clearly, Carl Joy is part of Hollywood history.
He will be sorely missed by us all.
At the family’s request the funeral service will be private and by invitation only. Any well wishes or cards may be sent to Central Casting, attention Layla. We will deliver them to the family.
Welcome to Central Casting Online, your connection to the leading background actors casting company in the United States! Central Casting has been providing the entertainment industry with background talent for more than 80 years, offering a full range of background services for every type of production from offices in Los Angeles and New York. So whether you’re a producer looking for background talent, or a background actor looking for work, the crew at Central Casting has the experience and expertise to help meet all of your background needs.
- Central Casting Background Actors and Production Worker Employees now have access to Personal Health Benefits! Click here for details.
- CENTRAL CASTING YOUTUBE CHANNEL
You can now find the Central Casting YouTube Channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button on the left. Once on our channel, simply click “Subscribe” at the top, log into your YouTube account, if necessary, then stay tuned for more videos!
- CENTRAL CASTING UNIVERSITY
Central Casting Los Angeles is pleased to offer enrichment classes for background actors who are registered with us and in good standing. In these two-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in a Q&A with an industry professional guest speaker.
Central Casting 101 – The Background Actor covers the role of the background actor, what is expected on the set, and how to do the job like a professional in an interactive format.
Central Casting 201 – The Stand-In presents an overview, including the technical side, of the stand-in actor role in an interactive format.
The classes are offered at our Burbank Office on select days from 3:00-5:00pm. Due to the popularity of these sessions, the first 75 people who arrive will receive a pass to attend. Please do not wait in line if all passes are given out, but come back on another scheduled day. Attendance is voluntary and both new and experienced background actors will benefit from the information. You are welcome to attend the training classes once every six months.
Please check back frequently for schedule updates.
|Thursday, December 5, 2013
Central Casting 101 – The Background Actor
Guest Speaker: Anna Notarides, AD
- Anti-Piracy / Confidentiality Policy Announcement
Effective Immediately: We must have a signed Anti-Piracy / Confidentiality Policy Form on file for all background booked by Central Casting. Please download the form, read it carefully, sign that you acknowledge that you have reviewed, understand and will comply with this policy and deliver the form to Central Casting as soon as possible. You can hand deliver the form to the Central Casting office, you can mail the form to Central Casting at 220 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502 or you can scan and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to download the form you can come to the Central Casting office Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm to fill one out. Thank you.