Find Out How to Access Your W-2
Maybe you’re a Background Actor playing an accountant on set or perhaps you’re wondering if you can write off those dry-cleaning bills that make your Santa suit look so pristine. Whatever the case, it’s tax season and we’ve made it easier than ever to access and get support for your W-2.
Sign up to receive your W-2 online
While paper copies can still be mailed to Background Actors, Central Casting and Entertainment Partners make it easy for you to go paperless and securely access your W-2 online through myEP. The first step is to create an account at my.EP.com. If you haven’t created an account yet, you can log in to myEP using the same email and password you use to log in to your Central Casting online profile.
Once you are logged in to your account, you will need to link myEP to your EP payroll profile. To do this, click “Manage Account” in the main menu, choose the “Settings” option, then click the “Connect Payroll Profile” button. You will then be prompted to enter your Social Security number and verify your employment by providing net pay, check, or gross pay information.
Next, you can opt-in to paperless statements by clicking the “My Pay” button in the main menu, selecting the “annual tax statements” option, then clicking the “go paperless for W-2s” button. This will open a step-by-step wizard to complete the process. When finished, you will have access to up to three years of past tax statements.
For more detailed step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and additional information, please see EP’s W-2 support page.
Additional payroll information
If this is your first time logging in to myEP, it’s a great way to manage your payroll information with Central Casting and Entertainment Partners by updating your contact information online, viewing your pay stubs, comparing paychecks, and much more.
Only wages paid by Central Casting or EP will appear in your pay history. There are times when Central Casting casts a show, but the Background Actors get paid by another payroll company. You’ll know you were paid by us when your production uses SmartVoucher or your paper voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners.
Remember, casting and payroll are handled separately. If you change any information in myEP, be sure to update the same information in your Central Casting online profile. You can contact the payroll department with W-2 and paycheck questions at 855.500.2055.
Direct deposit is available for all Background Actors on productions where Central Casting and Entertainment Partners provide combined casting and payroll services.
Signing up is easy! After logging in to myEP and connecting your payroll profile, click “My Pay” in the main menu and select the “Direct Deposit Management” tab. Then below the “My Projects” section, you’ll see your name. Click “Add Account(s)” to start your enrollment. For step-by-step instructions, see our direct deposit set up guide.
If choosing to be paid by direct deposit, you only need to sign up once, then will receive direct deposit payments on all projects with combined Central Casting/Entertainment Partners casting and payroll services, regardless of that production’s direct deposit status in myEP.
To learn more about the payroll process, see our article Your Paycheck and Other Payroll Questions Answered.