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Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. Get booked on movies and TV shows. It’s free and easy to get started.

We are temporarily suspending all Minors Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please review the Required Documentation section below to prepare for when Minors Registration resumes.

Please check our notices for updates.

 

Required Documentation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an updated form I-9 that went into effect on January 22, 2017. This version requires minors (individuals 17 or under) to meet the same requirements as adults regarding the documents they can present for form I-9. Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid. Adults and minors are both required to either present one original unexpired List A document, or, an original unexpired List B and List C document combination. If presenting a List B document to an E-Verify employer (Central Casting), the employer can only see List B documents that include a photo. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to register anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.

The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies (Central Casting).

Certification Number

In order for Central Casting to obtain a work permit for your child, they must be issued a certification number from the state of Georgia. To obtain a certification number, visit the Georgia DOL website and fill out the short form. Once completed, you will receive an email with your child’s certificate number (consists of 1 letter and 4 numbers) within 1 business day. Bring this number when you register your minor at Central Casting. Children cannot work on any set without the certificate number, which Central Casting will use to obtain a work permit.

Registration is for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union minors.

Registration FAQs

A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting registers Background Actors to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors to work on set, often for the following day.
Registration with Central Casting is free. There are no fees associated with employment.
Those without required documentation (unexpired originals only, no photocopies) to accompany the I-9 form will be turned away.

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person.
All minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Homeland Security permits only the parent or legal guardian to fill out the I-9 form.
In order to be considered for work, each minor will need a certificate number issued by the state of Georgia on file with Central Casting. To obtain a certification number, visit the Georgia DOL website and fill out the short form. Once completed, you will receive an email with your child’s certificate number (consists of 1 letter and 4 numbers) within 1 business day. Bring this number when you register your minor at Central Casting. Children cannot work on any set without the certificate number, which Central Casting will use to obtain a work permit.
Please bring your minor’s current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Pets cannot be accommodated.
Registration is approximately one hour.
Ample parking is available in the area at your own expense. Also accessible by MARTA. Get off at the Peachtree Center stop next to the mall beneath our building.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, not a right. We respectfully reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm employment authorization. Note: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

  Minors registered with Central Casting

How to get work

Already registered? Bookmark this page to help your minor get booked on set.

Work Step 1

We will either call or text* you directly or you can check our Job Posts

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If your minor fits the description

Call the number given or send an email to the address provided on the job posting.

Work Step 3

If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category, and a show name with a passcode to access your minor’s details at the link below.

My Details

 

Notices

Important message from Jennifer Bender

We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which everything is changing, we are all continuing to adapt as best we can. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, our offices remain closed until further notice. Additionally, most of the shows we cast have gone down until we all feel confident it is safe to get back to work. We understand these are difficult times for everyone and will continue to communicate to you as things progress.

On behalf of myself and all of us at Central Casting, we wish you safety and good health. Please care for yourself and those around you. Hoping we all get back to work soon!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Bender

All offices closed to visitors

  • We are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time.

All Background Actors registered 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

Special announcement

  • We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Entertainment Partners, which owns 100% of Central Casting, has acquired the casting platform We Got POP. This will improve the casting process for our productions, staff and all of our background actors. For now casting continues as normal. Stay tuned for important announcements from your Central Casting office, in the coming weeks.

How to access your W-2s

  • Background Actor W-2s are available through Entertainment Partners. Our article Find Out How to Access Your W-2 has everything you need to know to prepare for tax season.

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All registered talent 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.

Update minors sizes

  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.

Twitter job posts currently unavailable

  • Twitter is currently not connecting to our Facebook job posts. You can find all of our openings on the Jobs page of our website.

Online registration process

  • To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit our Atlanta office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

Are you getting our texts?

  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

Child work permit certification number

  • In order for Central Casting to obtain a work permit for your child, they must be issued a certification number from the state of Georgia. To obtain a certification number, visit the Georgia DOL website and fill out the short form. Once completed, you will receive an email with your child’s certificate number (consists of 1 letter and 4 numbers) within 1 business day. Bring this number when you register your minor at Central Casting. If already registered, please email us your child’s name and certificate number at georgiainfo@centralcasting.com and put GDOL Certificate in the subject line.

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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

The final season of #Brockmire premieres TONIGHT, featuring many #CCGA background actors. Comment if you remember working an episode of this sure to be EPIC final season. ⚾️ #centralcasting #CCGA ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***MacGyver***

Work: Wednesday 3.18
Rate: $150/12
Location: Atlanta, GA

Photo Double: Male with similar looks to the photo below. Height 6'0''-6'3''.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to MACATL@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "WEDNESDAY DOUBLE" in the subject line.
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***MacGyver***

Work: Wednesday 3.18
Rate: $150/12
Location: Atlanta, GA

Photo Double: Male with similar looks to the photo below. Height 60-63.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to MACATL@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put WEDNESDAY DOUBLE in the subject line.

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Dear Central Casting community,

We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which everything is changing, we are all continuing to adapt as best we can. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, our offices remain closed until further notice. Additionally, most of the shows we cast have gone down until we all feel confident it is safe to get back to work.
We understand these are difficult times for everyone and will continue to communicate to you as things progress.

On behalf of myself and all of us at Central Casting, we wish you safety and good health. Please care for yourself and those around you. Hoping we all get back to work soon!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Bender
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Dear Central Casting community,
 
We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which everything is changing, we are all continuing to adapt as best we can. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, our offices remain closed until further notice. Additionally, most of the shows we cast have gone down until we all feel confident it is safe to get back to work. 
We understand these are difficult times for everyone and will continue to communicate to you as things progress. 
 
On behalf of myself and all of us at Central Casting, we wish you safety and good health. Please care for yourself and those around you. Hoping we all get back to work soon! 
 
Sincerely,
Jennifer Bender

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

CENTRAL CASTING registered TALENT - things are pretty slow right now but will pick up again soon - in the meantime, let's take a minute to add additional looks to your talent profile!

LOOKS WE LOVE: a casual look, a formal look and a business look. (These looks are ALWAYS in demand)
If you don’t have all three looks on your profile already here’s the time to add them without having to come into the office.

How to take a Central Casting profile photo:
1. Make sure you are in front of a PLAIN BACKGROUND.
2. Make sure the area you are taking your photos in is a well lit area.
3. Make sure you are the only person in the photo.
4. Make sure all photos are full length.

Please send all photos to details@centralcasting.com use PROFILE UPDATE in the subject line, and in the body of the email please be sure to mention your name and telephone number.

Thanks.
#CentralCasting #CCGA
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***MacGyver***

MUST BE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING

MUST NOT HAVE WORKED IN THE PAST FOUR WEEKS

Work: Monday 3.16 & Tuesday 3.17
Rate: $80/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

Mercs: Men who portray Caucasian or Hispanic. Height 5'10'' or taller. Max waist 36.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to MACATL@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "2 DAY CALL" in the subject line.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20, TUESDAY 3/17/20, WEDNESDAY 3/18/20 -AND- THURSDAY 3/19/20. *MUST be available ALL (4) dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

FILM CREW: Males that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-40s, shaggy to long hair, facial hair is ok. To portray various film crew types (Camera Operators, Sound Crew, etc.). Takes place in the 70s so hippie look is good but not required. If you have any film crew experience, please let us know (not required but is helpful)

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put 4 DAY FILM CREW in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20, TUESDAY 3/17/20, WEDNESDAY 3/18/20 -AND- THURSDAY 3/19/20. *MUST be available ALL (4) dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

FILM CREW: Males that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-40s, shaggy to long hair, facial hair is ok. To portray various film crew types (Camera Operators, Sound Crew, etc.). Takes place in the 70s so hippie look is good but not required. If you have any film crew experience, please let us know (not required but is helpful)

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put 4 DAY FILM CREW in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***The Resident***

Work: Friday 3.13
Rate: $150/12
Location: Conyers, GA

Stand In: Male who portrays Mixed. Height 5'10''-6'0''.

List any stand in experience in the email.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "BOOK ME STAND IN" in the subject line.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

--NEW FACES THAT HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE PAST 4 WEEKS ONLY!--

Work Date: FRIDAY 3/13/20
Tentative Call Time: 12:00pm

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

PEDESTRIANS: Male and Female that portray as African American, age range 18+, MEN: no locs/dread/braids/shaved bald heads, NO beards/goatees (mustache ok). LADIES: natural hair color only, no locs/dread/braids, natural nails only-NO acrylic/SNS/color

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put FRIDAY 3/13 in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

>>REVISED CASTING NOTICE!<<
*NEW TV SERIES*
Looking for a small group of people WITH TACTICAL EXPERIENCE. See specifics below
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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Work: Tues 3/24
Rate: $154/10
FIT: Your choice! Fri 3/13, Mon 3/16, Tue 3/17 or Wed 3/18

Special Ops: Looking for men and women 18+ all ethnicities with actual Military or Tactical training. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS. Men MUST be clean shaven for film dates. Must be within these sizes to fit provided uniforms:

- WOMEN: 5'5"-5'8", waist 27"-31" , lean muscle build, minimum shoe size 7.5
- MEN: 5'10"-6'1", lean muscle build. Chest 40-44. Pants 32-38"

**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT WITHIN THESE SIZES**
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If you fit this description, can attend a fitting in Fayetteville, and have full availability on 3/24, please send your name, number, sizes, current photo and BRIEF description of military/tactical experience to:

Cobra@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: "TACTICAL 24"

*Please specify your preferred fitting date

Thanks!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20 -AND- TUESDAY 3/17/20. *MUST be available BOTH dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

CHURCH CONGREGATION: Males and Females that portray as African American and Caucasian, age range 18+, variety of 1970s types (afros are great! long hair on men is great!), NO locs/braids/twists/shaved bald heads. MEN-facial hair is ok (no need to shave as long as facial hair is neat/tidy). LADIES-natural nails only, no acrylic/SNS

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put 2 DAY CONGREGATION in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20 -AND- TUESDAY 3/17/20. *MUST be available BOTH dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

CHURCH CONGREGATION: Males and Females that portray as African American and Caucasian, age range 18+, variety of 1970s types (afros are great! long hair on men is great!), NO locs/braids/twists/shaved bald heads. MEN-facial hair is ok (no need to shave as long as facial hair is neat/tidy). LADIES-natural nails only, no acrylic/SNS

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put 2 DAY CONGREGATION in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20 -AND- TUESDAY 3/17/20. *MUST be available BOTH dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

MICK JAGGER LOOKALIKE (CIRCA 1970s): Male that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-30s, thin build, shaggy shoulder length-ish light to medium brown hair, fair complexion, NO facial hair. To portray a 1972 Mick Jagger.

ROCKER FRIENDS: Males that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-30s, shaggy to longer hair styles, mustaches and sideburns ok. To portray 1970s Mick Jagger's Friends

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put MICK JAGGER in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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**GENIUS: ARETHA*** - TV series for NatGeo

Work Dates: MONDAY 3/16/20 -AND- TUESDAY 3/17/20. *MUST be available BOTH dates, no exceptions!

Rate: $94/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

MICK JAGGER LOOKALIKE (CIRCA 1970s): Male  that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-30s, thin build, shaggy shoulder length-ish light to medium brown hair, fair complexion, NO facial hair. To portray a 1972 Mick Jagger. 

ROCKER FRIENDS: Males that portray as Caucasian, age range 20s-30s, shaggy to longer hair styles, mustaches and sideburns ok. To portray 1970s Mick Jaggers Friends

If you fit one of these descriptions, please email your first & last name, phone number, height, weight and a RECENT photo ASAP to: GENIUS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put MICK JAGGER in the subject line.

*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNTITLED PILOT
Date: tomorrow Fri 3/13 AND Fri 3/27
Locations: Decatur and Conyers
Rate: $80 / 8
*Must be currently registered with Central Casting*

Brandi is working on an exciting new Pilot. I need two small town Real Estate Agent types to do a still photo shoot tomorrow Friday 3/13 in Decatur and then work again matching on Friday 3/27 in Conyers. If you are a Male or Female, any ethnicity, who looks in the 40's age range, and you have nice business attire, and you are fully open and available to work tomorrow in Decatur and fully available for the MATCHING recall on Friday 3/27 in Conyers, please send an e-mail with a current photo and height and size information and contact information to Pilot@centralcasting.com. Please put Real Estate in the subject line. Thanks.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***The Resident***

Work: Friday 3.13
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA

Visitors:

Men and Women who portray any ethnicity and appear ages 18+ and older. Max Waist 38. Dress 0-10.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "FRIDAY VISITOR" in the subject line.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | THE RESIDENT***
Work: THURS 3/12, FRI 3/13, MON 3/16
Rate: $88/10
Location: CONYERS, GA
Call Time: 7:48AM

ROLE: PATIENT W/ WIG. ANY PORTRAYABLE ETHNICITY OR GENDER WELCOME TO APPLY. PORTRAYABLE AGE 20 - 40. PLEASE NOTE WARDROBE SIZES IN SUBMISSION. **MUST NOT HAVE WORKED IN 4+ WEEKS** MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ALL 3 DAYS.

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**

If this is you, please submit an email to resident@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use subject line: "RUSH PATIENT". Thanks!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Dynasty
Rate: $88/8
Location: Norcross
Prelim Call Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Thurs 3/12

BAR PATRON: Looking for a Female 18+ who appears Caucasian and can portray 20's - 30's to work as a bar patron. Average sizes

Must be fully registered with Central Casting - Must not have worked in the last 6 weeks

If this is you please submit an email with your current sizes, contact info, and photos to:
DYNASTY@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Subject: RUSH BAR
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

THE RESIDENT
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers
Call Time for Thursday: 7:30 AM
Date: 3 DAYS - Thurs 3/12, Fri 3/13, Mon 3/16

MALE ORDERLY: Looking for a male 18+ who appears 20's - 40's and can portray Caucasian, Asian, or Hispanic to work as an orderly on The Resident.

Must not have worked in the last 6 weeks (unless your category was 'ORDERLY') - Must be FULLY registered with Central Casting

If this is you please submit your name, contact info, sizes, and current photos to
RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Subject: Rush Orderly
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

***All Background Actors registered 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
... See MoreSee Less

***All Background Actors registered 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

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

Timeline PhotosWe are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Calendar

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Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

 

Being Booked

Your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

It’s important to write down your minor’s work information so you’re prepared when you head to set.

FAQs

Call 404.920.8011. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., your minor) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your minor’s availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. Your minor becomes “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire your minor until the show looks at their picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If your minor is offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire your minor first. Your minor is still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for them.
The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down. Certain shows or Casting Directors may provide additional information via email or a wardrobe blog. Please review all provided information to ensure your minor is ready for work when you arrive to set.
Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume your minor is no longer needed.
Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.
 

SMS Texting

Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.
All messages from Central Casting will be personalized with your minor’s name (as it appears in our system), reference the project name, and all replies will appear in the same thread.
Central Casting is now using SMS text messages to check availability, ask questions related to the call or booking and/or provide preliminary details. The message format may look like this:

Example SMS message
Our Casting Directors will review the responses and then reach out to any Background Actor selected to be booked. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. As always, you know you are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.
When a Casting Director asks if you are available without time restrictions, they want to know if you are available to work the whole day, even if the location or time were to change. For example, if you know you are not available between 1-2pm, you would answer: No.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once your minor is booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books your minor for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure they’re not double booked for the same day.
When we receive your message, we send you a quick confirmation text message, like the following:
  • “(Your Name), Your “YES” response has been received. Thank you. Remember, you are not booked unless you receive your details.”
  • “(Your Name), Your “NO” response has been received. Thank you.”
  • “(Your Name), Please respond only Yes or No.”
  • “(Your Name), Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions for this role.”
If you didn’t receive a confirmation response, please send your response again. Please note: the system is engineered to only accept a YES or NO response.
If you don’t hear back from a casting director with an offer for work and booking details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.
Yes, simply reply to the original message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation with a Casting Director, you will only be able to change your response to the most recent message. Please note: after you have received your details and are booked, you must follow the appropriate procedure if you need to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If your minor is booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your minor’s details may be provided to you via SMS text message, their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions may still be available as part of an info tape, wardrobe blog, or email from the Casting Director. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you when you arrive to set.
Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
Thank you for your response. Sending a “Yes” response tells the Casting Directors that you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee that you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.
Please send your response again.
Central Casting will use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific project, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
In order for our system to read your response and provide it to the Casting Directors, we need to limit the text to only Yes or No.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
Not all carriers and phone service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint for example, may split long messages. Unfortunately, when this happens, there is no guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.
No, the messages are only in English.
Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

 

On Set

Once your minor has booked a job, they are ready to get on set!

A guardian must always accompany a minor on set. It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you and your minor arrive, check in with your contact and get your minor’s voucher.

Your time on set will vary, but a typical day lasts up to 12 hours. Your minor is an important part of the production, please ensure they are professional and have a good attitude on set.

Be sure to read our article What to Do When Your Minor Books a Job for everything you need to know about being on set.

FAQs

It is critical that you write down all work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding work information call 404.920.8011.
Call 404.920.8011. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
You will be on set with them, behind the scenes. Please stay within your designated area and do not interfere with production.
Another guardian (21+) must accompany the minor.
Another guardian (21+) who is not working on the show must accompany the minor.
Do not bring anyone to set who is not working, including other children.
When your minor gets booked for a job, ask the Casting Director how to get call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Roles change from set to set, but often a Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When your minor is not required on set, you both will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while your minor is not working.
During designated meal breaks, craft services will provide food. Please eat breakfast before you arrive. Guardians, please allow all minors to get their meals before you get yours. Do not ask craft services for food outside of your designated meal times. If your child has special dietary needs, please bring food to set with you. It is not production’s responsibilty to supply specialty food. You are allowed to bring snacks to eat throughout the day.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

 

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When your minor registers with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week your minor worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your minor’s Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your minor’s voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718 and select option #3 when prompted. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PT.
You may change it on your minor’s voucher when they work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your minor’s address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) they worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable your minor to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your minor’s W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your minor’s tax form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

 

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your minor’s file current so Casting Directors know their look and details. You must re-register your minor every three years for them to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

Help your child get cast by keeping their sizes updated
Update minor sizes

We are temporarily suspending all Minors Registration and Re-Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our notices for updates.

FAQs

A digital photo of your minor can be taken in our office when you come to update their profile. If you would like additional photos added to your profile, bring the photos to an update session. Only hard copies of photos will be accepted. We cannot accept discs, CDs, or memory sticks. Photos submitted will not be returned.
You can change their status during update times. You must present your minor’s identification along with their current SAG-AFTRA card or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during the update times.