Welcome to Central Casting, the leading background casting company in the entertainment industry. Want to get on the set of your favorite movies and TV shows? At Central Casting, we book hundreds of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and doubles every day. Make a reservation for Talent Onboading to registed at one of our offices.
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the leading background casting company in the entertainment industry

At Central Casting, we book hundreds of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and Doubles every day.

Make a reservation for Talent Onboarding to register at one of our offices.


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Update sizes in your online profile

Has it been a while since you updated your sizes? Have you not yet populated sizes in your online profile? Casting Directors often use these measurements when booking their shows. If you don’t have your sizes or have inaccurate measurements in your profile, you may be missing out on job opportunities. Learn more.

Central Casting’s new text message number – it’s shorter and always the same!

Text messages from Central Casting will be sent from a new number. It’s shorter – only 5 digits, and it’s always the same 5-digit number. You can be assured that all messages you receive from this number are from us here at Central Casting. We know some of our Background Actors had some difficulty receiving text messages, this new number will help ensure all messages are delivered.

To respond to availability inquiries, you still must click the provided link or log in to your online profile. And of course if you’re going to be late or need to cancel, you must call your Central Casting office. This new text number does not accept replies.

Direct Deposit for Background Actors

Central Casting is excited to announce a direct deposit payment option for Background Actors! If you’d like to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting provides casting services and Entertainment Partners handles payroll. Learn More.

Tech Support Chat

Our Tech Support Chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

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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.

Recent Articles

How to Get Booked As a Double

There are different types of doubles with unique responsibilities, here’s what you need to know to get booked as a double and succeed on set.

Adding Costumes and Wardrobe to Your Online Profile

The wardrobe you own can show how well you put looks together. Here’s what you need to know about adding wardrobe to your online profile.

Quick Guide to 2000s Fashion

Many productions are exploring the 2000s. If you don't know a lot about the aughts, here's what you need to know about 2000s fashion to put together the perfect look.

Virtual Visiting Round Up: Spring 2024

Virtual Visiting gives you an opportunity to ask questions to and learn from our Casting Directors. We are sharing the most asked questions from our Spring 2024 sessions.

How to Take a Central Casting Profile Photo

Having clear, well-lit, and well-framed profile photos that accurately reflect your current look is key to being successful with Central Casting.

Why Updating Your Sizes is Essential for Background Actors

One of the best things you can do to be a successful Background Actor with Central Casting is keep your accurate measurements up to date in your online profile.

Why Hair Length and Style Matter to Casting Directors

Keeping your appearance information updated is key. Here's what you need to know about how your hair length and style factor in to the roles you can portray.

How to Stand Out to Casting Directors

You're likely looking for ways to stand out to Casting Directors, here's what you can do to show Casting Directors you're prepared and ready to get on set.

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