About

Welcome to Central Casting, the leading Background Actors casting company in the United States. Central Casting has provided the entertainment industry with Background Actors for more than 90 years. Our offices in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, and Louisiana offer a full range of background services for every type of production. Whether you're a producer looking for background or a Background Actor looking for work, Central Casting has the experience and expertise to meet all your background needs.

Central Casting has been the recognized leader in casting for Background Actors since its inception in 1925. Over the years there have been many changes in the entertainment industry, but Central Casting has always remained at the forefront of background casting. Today, Central Casting is a division of Entertainment Partners, a 100% employee owned company and the largest provider of entertainment industry services and solutions in the U.S. This means complete background casting and payroll services are under one roof.

From the moment an actor walks in the door through receipt of the paycheck, Central Casting delivers excellence every step of the way.

 

History

By 1922, there were an estimated 30,000 extras in LA and not nearly enough jobs to go around. With no system in place to regulate background actors, many people looking to break into the industry were exploited. To restore Hollywood’s image, Will Hays, the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, formed the Central Casting Corporation in 1925.

For producers, the creation of Central Casting allowed them to continue operating without government interference while providing a consistent stream of background actors for their films. For background actors, Central Casting provided a road map to working as an extra in Hollywood.

Since Central Casting was sold to private interests in 1976, the company has grown and flourished like never before, becoming the leading supplier of background talent in the industry. And just like it was more than 90 years ago, Central Casting is still the first stop for many people looking to break into film and television.

 

Credits

Central Casting’s Background Actors have appeared in Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV shows

 

 

Celebrity Alumni

These stars are Straight Out of Central Casting

 

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Our Team

 

 
 

Entertainment Partners

Central Casting is a division of Entertainment Partners (EP), a 100% employee owned company and the entertainment industry’s leading provider of production workforce solutions.

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EP is the leading global end-to-end provider of:

  • payroll
  • workforce management
  • residuals
  • tax incentives
  • finance
  • production management solutions

for the entertainment industry.

Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards. Further, EP Financial Solutions group is the industry’s most experienced incentives team, assisting productions all over the world.

Through its technology, EP is reinventing how the entertainment industry works to make production simpler.

 

Contact Central Casting

Central Casting Los Angeles

office location
220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502

registration info
818 . 562 . 2755
fax
818 . 562 . 2786

Central Casting New York

office location
101 W 31st Street, Suite 1605 (16th Floor)
New York, New York 10001

fax
212 . 947 . 4859

mailing address
875 6th Avenue, Suite 1605 (16th Floor)
New York, NY 10001-3507

Central Casting Georgia

office and payroll location
235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 217
Atlanta, GA 30303

phone (payroll)
818 . 729 . 6450
(8am-5pm PST)
eFax
404 . 745 . 8914

email
georgiainfo@centralcasting.com

Central Casting Louisiana

office and payroll location
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1420
New Orleans, LA 70112

phone
504 . 684 . 2550

phone (payroll)
504 . 648 . 8739

fax
504 . 324 . 3543

email
louisianainfo@centralcasting.com

Central Casting Payroll (LA, NY)

office location
101 S First Street, Suite 1100
Burbank, CA 91502

phone
800 . 562 . 2718
(8am-5pm PST)
phone (clients)
818 . 955 . 6000
 
fax
818 . 736 . 4458

Entertainment Partners

office location
2835 N Naomi Street
Burbank, CA 91504

marketing and sales phone
818 . 955 . 6299
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