Now casting with our online self-service system! Be sure to claim your profile and check your email for casting messages.

Please support the motion picture industry and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 education resources are available.

Note to Background Actors: these are optional resources to review if you wish.

Notices

Now Casting with our online self-service system

  • Casting Directors are now booking through our online self-service system. Be sure to check your email/texts often, keep your profile updated, and continue to fill out your availability calendar. You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it.

Claim your online profile

  • You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it. Please update and fill out your profile completely so Casting Directors can consider you for the right roles.

State of New York quarantine requirements

  • As we move into the holiday season and people travel to visit family and friends, the State of New York has issued quarantine requirements that apply to travelers upon returning to New York after traveling outside of the State. The State’s quarantine requirements may impact workers’ ability to work after traveling outside of the State. If you are interested, New York State’s quarantine requirements relating to such travel are viewable here. Please to not submit for a job if you are unable to satisfy these requirements.

We are currently hiring staff

  • Central Casting New York is currently hiring staff positions. Please see our careers page for more information.

Paycheck and payroll information

  • Have questions about payroll? For more information on your paycheck and signing up for myEP, read our latest payroll article.

Sick and Safe Time Act

  • We are making available to you the Notice of Employee Rights – New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act. Available here.

All offices closed to talent and visitors

  • We are closed for Talent Onboarding, Updates, and all other Central Casting events due to COVID-19. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to COVID-19 do not accept a booking or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to talent and visitors at this time.

Educational Resources for COVID-19 Testing

  • If you are interested in learning about COVID-19 testing, here are some optional resources to review if you wish: Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing.

Below the Line podcast featuring Central Casting

  • Check out the newest Below the Line podcast featuring Jennifer Bender and Claire Benjamin from Central Casting. This episode discusses how background casting worked before COVID-19 and how the process is changing in response to the pandemic. Click to listen.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Jennifer Bender featured on podcast: There to Here

  • Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender was recently interviewed on the CoLab INC Podcast: There to Here. This is an educational podcast where pros talk nuts and bolts, how they define success in the entertainment industry and how they got from there to here. Jennifer gives her perspective on the current climate of the industry relating to Background Actors. Watch or listen to the podcast.
Black Lives Matter

Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.

Introducing myEP

  • Access your pay history, tax information and more info for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com. Click here for more details.
Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
2 days ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES "DR DEATH" SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY DOCTORS AND NURSES- COVID TEST 2/26- WORKS 3/1 BROOKLYN READ - LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE - EMT WORK, PARAMEDICS, DOCTOR OR NURSING, MEDICAL EXPERIENCE - PLEASE PUT THAT INFO IN THE NOTES - PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WORKED DR DEATH AND WHAT YOU PORTRAYED - PLEASE SAY NEVER WORKED IF YOU HAVENT BEEN ON THE SHOW. ***THIS IS SPECIAL ABILITY*** PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND INFO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT "SPECIAL ABILITY HOSPITAL STAFF" IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE ALSO PUT FULL NAME, SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS AS WELL _ FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Central Casting

THE OTHER TWO SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY FIT GAY CLUB PATRONS FOR TESTING ON TUESDAY MARCH 2ND & WORK THURSDAY MARCH 4TH. INTERIOR SHOOT IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A WARDROBE BUMP ON THE DAY!

MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING SCANTILY CLAD UNDERWEAR/THONG AND BEING SHIRTLESS. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT SHIRTLESS SELFIE AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING. COM WITH "TOT 3.2 & 3.4" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. (Please no nudity, just a shirtless photo.)

ATTACHED ARE SOME REFERENCE PHOTOS.
Please be aware you will be scantily clad! Most important is your underwear which should feel like undies. Please try to avoid any recognizable graphics or logos. Super tight and short booty shorts ok. Harnesses, suspenders, mesh tanks, lace tanks, costumey pieces are wonderful. Any personal jewelry like low key necklaces or bracelets, rings or small earrings are great. Colorful bandanas, sunglasses are great. Baseball and rave style hats good. Sneakers, lace up boots, or costumey/fun shoes like platform boots or something are appropriate for footwear. In general, sexy, fun, colorful, campy. Neon, rainbow, rave-y!
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THE OTHER TWO SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY FIT GAY CLUB PATRONS FOR TESTING ON TUESDAY MARCH 2ND & WORK THURSDAY MARCH 4TH. INTERIOR SHOOT IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A WARDROBE BUMP ON THE DAY!

MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING SCANTILY CLAD UNDERWEAR/THONG AND BEING SHIRTLESS. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT SHIRTLESS SELFIE AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING. COM WITH TOT 3.2 & 3.4 IN THE SUBJECT LINE. (Please no nudity, just a shirtless photo.)  

ATTACHED ARE SOME REFERENCE PHOTOS.
Please be aware you will be scantily clad! Most important is your underwear which should feel like undies. Please try to avoid any recognizable graphics or logos. Super tight and short booty shorts ok. Harnesses, suspenders, mesh tanks, lace tanks, costumey pieces are wonderful. Any personal jewelry like low key necklaces or bracelets, rings or small earrings are great. Colorful bandanas, sunglasses are great. Baseball and rave style hats good. Sneakers, lace up boots, or costumey/fun shoes like platform boots or something are appropriate for footwear. In general, sexy, fun, colorful, campy. Neon, rainbow, rave-y!
1 week ago
Central Casting

When uploading new photos to your online profile, be sure to understand our preferred guidelines and only add photos that will help our casting directors. Quality over quantity. Never use filters, photoshopped or group photos. Instead, show your unique looks, hairstyles, wardrobe, pets and vehicles that you can work with. For more info, check out our article:
www.centralcasting.com/ultimate-profile-photo-guide/
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When uploading new photos to your online profile, be sure to understand our preferred guidelines and only add photos that will help our casting directors. Quality over quantity. Never use filters, photoshopped or group photos. Instead, show your unique looks, hairstyles, wardrobe, pets and vehicles that you can work with. For more info, check out our article:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ultimate-profile-photo-guide/
1 week ago
Central Casting

STILL SEEKING - TV SERIES -ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING PEOPLE TO PORTRAY EAST INDIAN KIDS -9-15yrs -FEATURED - POSSIBLE "ZOOM" INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR 2/17-2/19 - FLEX AVAIL 2/22-3/6 - 1-2 days work -please send email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, include name, age, clothing size, recent photo - put "FETAURED KIDS" in the subject line. For filming will need Minor Work Permit and Trust Account. PORTRAYING THE KIDS OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTORS - AGAIN FLEX AVAIL - PLEASE NOTE WE WOULD REQUIRE THE PARENT OF EACH CHILD TO BE AVAILABLE TO COVID TEST WITH THE CHILD. ALL KIDS WORKING NEED TO COVID TEST AS WELL. ALL KIDS NEED TO HAVE VALID US PASSPORT or VALID PICTURE SCHOOL ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERT. VERY FEATURED SCENE! FILMS IN NY AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES "DR DEATH" SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY DOCTORS AND NURSES- COVID TEST 2/19- works 2/22 and 2/23 BROOKLYN READ- INTERIORS - LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE - EMT WORK, PARAMEDICS, DOCTOR OR NURSING, MEDICAL EXPERIENCE - PLEASE PUT THAT INFO IN THE NOTES - PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WORKED DR DEATH AND WHAT YOU PORTRAYED - PLEASE SAY NEVER WORKED IF YOU HAVENT BEEN ON THE SHOW. ***THIS IS SPECIAL ABILITY*** FILMS IN NY AREA - PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND INFO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT SPECIAL ABILITY HOSPITAL STAFF IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE ALSO PUT FULL NAME, SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS AS WELL ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Central Casting

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING PEOPLE TO PORTRAY EAST INDIAN KIDS -9-15yrs -FEATURED - POSSIBLE "ZOOM" INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR 2/17-2/19 - FLEX AVAIL 2/22-3/6 - 1-2 days work -please send email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, include name, age, clothing size, recent photo - put "FETAURED KIDS" in the subject line. For filming will need Minor Work Permit and Trust Account. PORTRAYING THE KIDS OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTORS - AGAIN FLEX AVAIL - PLEASE NOTE WE WOULD REQUIRE THE PARENT OF EACH CHILD TO BE AVAILABLE TO COVID TEST WITH THE CHILD. ALL KIDS WORKING NEED TO COVID TEST AS WELL. ALL KIDS NEED TO HAVE VALID US PASSPORT or VALID PICTURE SCHOOL ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERT. VERY FEATURED SCENE! FILMS IN NY AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Central Casting

Now that we're casting with our online self-service system, you will receive availability checks and other messages via email and your online profile. For more information, check out the video below and our messaging article at www.centralcasting.com/how-respond-central-casting-avail-messages/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Central Casting

For more information on what a casting director means by "checking your avail" or putting you on "first avail", check out this article on our website: www.centralcasting.com/first-avail/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Central Casting

Want to get work through our online self-service system? Check out these tips for getting booked to set yourself up for success. Also be sure to check out our other helpful resources on our Profile Management page.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

Haven't claimed your profile yet? Claim now and update your profile so you don't miss out on job opportunities. Just go to our website, select "log in" in the menu, and choose "claim profile."

www.centralcasting.com/ny
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Want to get work through our online self-service system? Check out these tips for getting booked to set yourself up for success. Also be sure to check out our other helpful resources on our Profile Management page.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

Havent claimed your profile yet? Claim now and update your profile so you dont miss out on job opportunities. Just go to our website, select log in in the menu, and choose claim profile.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny
4 weeks ago
Central Casting

We are now casting with our online self-service system!

Casting Directors use the information in your online profile when searching for Background Actors, so be sure to keep your profile updated and continue to fill out your availability calendar.

As part of the new system, you will receive more communication from Central Casting via email, including avail messages and Details. To ensure you don’t miss out on messages, please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy, just click the log in button and select claim profile at
www.centralcasting.com/ny

For more information and how-to videos, please see our Profile Management page at
www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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We are now casting with our online self-service system!

Casting Directors use the information in your online profile when searching for Background Actors, so be sure to keep your profile updated and continue to fill out your availability calendar.

As part of the new system, you will receive more communication from Central Casting via email, including avail messages and Details. To ensure you don’t miss out on messages, please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy, just click the log in button and select claim profile at
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

For more information and how-to videos, please see our Profile Management page at
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
4 weeks ago
Central Casting

FBI SEASON 3 IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MIDDLE EASTERN MALES TO PORTRAY A SYRIAN TERRORIST WITH BEARDS.THIS WILL BE FOR A PHOTO SHOOT! INTERIOR SHOOT IN GREENPOINT BROOKLYN.

TESTING WILL BE ON MONDAY 2.1 & WORK ON WEDNESDAY 2.3. PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "PHOTO SHOOT 2.3" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

AGAIN IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE A CURRENT PHOTO, SIZES, UNION STATUS, AND CONTACT INFORMATION. THANK YOU!
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1 month ago
Central Casting

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING -SEEKING- *UNION/NON-UNION* Photo Double - Men, appear Caucasian, brown hair, beard is great if you have - COVID test 1/29 & 2/1, work 2/3 - height: 5'6-5'9, ~220-240lbs, Coat: 44-46S, Shirt 16-17x32-34, WAIST 36-38 SUBMIT PHOTOS AND INFO TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAME / PHOTO DOUBLE IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE SELFIE AND 1 FULL BODY SHOT - CURRENT PHOTOS ONLY - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL SIZES, FULL NAME, UNION STATUS AND PHONE - FILMS IN NY AREA!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

NBC Series seeking UNION or NON-UNION to portray a Drake lookalike – available for PCR COVID tests on 1/26 & 1/27 and filming on 1/28 in Astoria, Queens. Comfortable shaving facial hair as needed.
For consideration, please email juliagsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the following information:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- RECENT CANDID PHOTOS OF YOURSELF
- CURRENT SIZES
- PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
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1 month ago
Central Casting

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you don't miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/
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As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you dont miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

https://www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/
1 month ago
Central Casting

**MUST BE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING** STILL LIFE SEEKING MINOR (UNION/NON-UNION) TO PHOTO DOUBLE - TESTING MON 1/25, WORK 1/27, 1/28, RETEST 2/1, WORK 2/3 IN BRONX, NY (INTERIORS). PORTRAYING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY, 44” TALL, SIZE 5 CLOTHES, SIZE 12 SHOE. MUST BE COMFORTABLE W/ RECEIVING A HAIRCUT. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT + TRUST ACCOUNT. IF AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEND CURRENT PHOTO + SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHES, SHOES) TO MELISSAMSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ASAP. **Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day. Parent or guardian chaperoning the minor on set will also be required to Covid test.** ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches you'll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches youll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
1 month ago
Central Casting

Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
1 month ago
Central Casting

Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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If you have questions about getting booked or the casting process, please see the Talent page for more information. If it’s an emergency, you can call 646.205.8244. Be ready to give your name, the Casting Director who booked you, and the name of the project you are working on.

If you are not booked, but have questions about the casting process, please visit the FAQs page or check our Articles as the answers to your questions are likely there.