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Is your child already registered with Central Casting Georgia? Bookmark this page for everything you need to know to get them on set.


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Check your messages

Casting Directors will either email or text to check your minor’s availability and ask follow up questions. You can also directly respond to these messages through the inbox in your minor’s online profile.

Be sure to fill out the availability calendar in their profile, which Casting Directors will use when considering them for roles.

You can also check our Jobs page for roles they fit.


2

If you are available

Reply to the message as soon as possible and be sure to answer all relevant questions.

If submitting via the Jobs page, email the address provided on the job posting. Don’t forget to attach requested photos or other materials.

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If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will tell you how to access your minor’s booking details. Be sure to write this information down.

Their details will include a call time, category, Call Time Change Box number, and a show name and passcode in order to access the Details Blog on our website. Check the Call Time Change Box often to ensure you and your minor show up to set on time.


NOTICES

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 registered 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.

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 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.

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.

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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3 days ago

Central Casting

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Central Casting Georgia Background Actors! If you have not already claimed your online profile, watch this video to see how easy it is. If you have not received an email invite, please go to www.centralcasting.com/ga/ - Select Log in and then click Claim Profile. Be sure to go in and update your details, photos and other information to your profile.
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3 days ago

Central Casting

Have you claimed your online profile yet? Be sure to log in and update as much information as possible. Under APPEARANCE, items like HAIR length, color and hair style are very important for our Casting Directors when booking for background, doubles and stand-in roles. Update to make sure that you are showing in the correct searches. Log in or claim using the log in button at www.centralcasting.com/ga/ ... See MoreSee Less

Have you claimed your online profile yet? Be sure to log in and update as much information as possible. Under APPEARANCE, items like HAIR length, color and hair style are very important for our Casting Directors when booking for background, doubles and stand-in roles. Update to make sure that you are showing in the correct searches. Log in or claim using the log in button at https://www.centralcasting.com/ga/

6 days ago

Central Casting

*** New MAJOR TV Project - Filming in Atlanta, GA area ***

FEATURED EXTRA
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

RATE: $150/12 hours

AVAILBILITY NEEDED: early NOVEMBER – mid APRIL. Monday through Friday shoot – may not work every day but you would need to have open and flexible availability to work as needed

FEMALE FEATURED EXTRA: Female, Asian/Indian looking people to portray North Indian, who can play age range 18-23 to look younger, long black hair, height range 5’2”-5’4”, weight range 110-135lbs, general size ranges: dress 2/4, pants 3, shirt small. Prefer someone who has on set experience either as a performer or Stand-in (but not required).

**As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s). Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day. The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.

Please email the following to: pilot@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: FEATURED EXTRA
• CURRENT photo(s) of you (1 face/headshot type and 1 full body standing)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
*HEIGHT & WEIGHT
• Are you registered with Central Casting GA?
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
--please also tell us about any performance or Standin experience you may have

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
***You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting on order to work in this Featured Extra role - PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know who might fit these specifications***
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*** New MAJOR TV Project - Filming in Atlanta, GA area ***
 
FEATURED EXTRA
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.
 
RATE: $150/12 hours 
 
AVAILBILITY NEEDED: early NOVEMBER – mid APRIL. Monday through Friday shoot – may not work every day but you would need to have open and flexible availability to work as needed
 
FEMALE FEATURED EXTRA: Female, Asian/Indian looking people to portray North Indian, who can play age range 18-23 to look younger, long black hair, height range 5’2”-5’4”, weight range 110-135lbs, general size ranges: dress 2/4, pants 3, shirt small. Prefer someone who has on set experience either as a performer or Stand-in (but not required). 
 
**As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s).  Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.  The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays.  While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests. 
 
Please email the following to: pilot@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: FEATURED EXTRA
• CURRENT photo(s) of you (1 face/headshot type and 1 full body standing)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
*HEIGHT & WEIGHT
• Are you registered with Central Casting GA?
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
--please also tell us about any performance or Standin experience you may have
•  
**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
***You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting on order to work in this Featured Extra role - PLEASE SHARE with anyone you know who might fit these specifications***

6 days 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 on our Profile Management page.

www.centralcasting.com/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.
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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 on our Profile Management page. 

https://www.centralcasting.com/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.

1 week ago

Central Casting

MILITARY TYPES NEEDED!! 🙂

COVID TEST DATE: this FRIDAY 9/18, AND WEDNESDAY 9/23, Location is MIDTOWN

FITTING DATE: TUESDAY 9/22 Location FAYETTEVILLE
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FILMING DATE: THURSDAY 9/24, Location is FORSYTH, GA (there will be additional compensation for mileage)

RATES: $94 /10 rate. There will be compensation for Test dates and Fitting date.

If you are available for all the dates and locations above, please continue to read below for the categories:

MILITARY TYPES: Males, any ethnicity, any age over 18. Fit, Athletic look and build, there will be light physical activity, Clean cut shorter military style hair, and clean shaven (no facial hair). No visible tattoos.

YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING IN ORDER TO SUBMIT!

Please note as a condition of working on set, all background actors are required to take Covid tests and a one time video safety class, prior to any work dates. The Covid test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Also for your safety and the safety of those around you, production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set, while at fittings and the testing facility.

If you have read EVERYTHING above, and you are available ALL of the dates, and fit ALL of the requirements, please send an e-mail with your current look and sizes with a phone number where you can be reached to Deputy@centralcasting.com. Please put MILITARY in the subject line.

Thanks! - Brandi
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1 week ago

Central Casting

Big news for Central Casting Georgia talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will be receiving an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ga and select Log In, then Claim Profile. ... See MoreSee Less

Big news for Central Casting Georgia talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will be receiving an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ga and select Log In, then Claim Profile.

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

BRANDI IS NOW BOOKING BUSINESS TYPES!
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COVID TEST DATE: TUESDAY 9/15 Location is MIDTOWN, PAY IS $94
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FILMING DATES: *NIGHT SHOOTS* THURSDAY 9/17 AND FRIDAY 9/18. Location ATLANTA (NIGHT SHOOTS)
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RATE: $94/10.
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If you are available for all the dates and locations above, please continue to read below for the categories:

GRC ASSISTANT: Females and Males, any ethnicity, any age over 18, must have a nice conservative business look and wardrobe, no visible tattos.

YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING IN ORDER TO SUBMIT!
Please note as a condition of working on set, all background actors are required to take Covid tests and a one time virtual safety class, prior to any work dates. The Covid test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set, while at fittings and the testing facility.
If you have read EVERYTHING above, and you are available ALL of the dates, and fit ALL of the requirements, please send your Name, Number, Current Sizes & Photo to:

Deputy@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: ASSISTANT
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

ALYSSA IS NOW BOOKING MALE SECURITY!
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COVID TEST DATES: TUESDAY 9/15 AND TUESDAY 9/22, Location is MIDTOWN. You must attend BOTH test dates.
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FITTING DATE: FRIDAY 9/18 Location FAYETTEVILLE
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FILMING DATES: *NIGHT SHOOTS* THURSDAY 9/24 AND FRIDAY 9/25. Location ATLANTA (NIGHT SHOOTS)
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RATE: $94/10. There will be compensation for Test dates and Fitting dates.
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If you are available for all the dates and locations above, please continue to read below for the categories:

SECURITY: Males, any ethnicity, any age over 18. Max Chest 46, Max Waist 36. MUST HAVE SHORT HAIR!

YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING IN ORDER TO SUBMIT!
Please note as a condition of working on set, all background actors are required to take Covid tests and a one time virtual safety class, prior to any work dates. The Covid test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set, while at fittings and the testing facility.
If you have read EVERYTHING above, and you are available ALL of the dates, and fit ALL of the requirements, please send your Name, Number, Current Sizes & Photo to:

Cobra@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: SECURITY
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2 months ago

Central Casting

Hello Central Casting Georgia Background Actors. Filming has not yet resumed, however, production hopes to return to filming in August. More info to come shortly!

Also, as a condition of working on set, production may require Background Actors to get COVID-19 testing at their testing facility prior to any work date(s). Productions may also require a face mask to be worn while on set.

Please keep this in mind as you submit for jobs, as testing dates are connected to work dates and you need to be available for both the testing date and work date(s) to be booked. Stay tuned for exciting job posts coming soon!
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4 months ago

Central Casting

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
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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

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Central Casting

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Profile Management

When you register your minor with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage their availability, update their photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service system. Our Casting Directors use your child’s online profile to consider them for roles.

If you previously registered your minor with Central Casting before the launch of our online self-service system, a profile has already been created for them. To access your child’s information, please claim their profile using the email address they have on file with Central Casting.

Profile Management FAQs

For technical support, please contact 855.500.2055.

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Your child is officially booked to work when you accept an offer for work and receive their details.

Make sure you write all their booking information down so you’re both prepared when you get on set.

FAQs

  • My minor and I are going to be late or need to cancel. What do I do?

    Call 404.920.8011. When cancelling, please give us enough notice to replace your child.


  • How do I submit my minor for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when your minor fits the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out their online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of our production clients change every day. Due to the nature of background acting, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the baby actors, child actors, or talent (i.e., your minor) it employs.


  • Why am I unable to reply to an availability message?

    Casting Directors may only accept responses for a certain period of time and your message may have expired. If the message has expired and we’re no longer accepting submissions for the role for which you were contacted, you will see a page that explains this when you try to respond.


  • How do I know you received my response?

    After you respond to a message, you will be sent a notification detailing your response and confirmation we received it.


  • What does “checking your avail” and “first avail” mean?

    When you hear these phrases, it means a Casting Director is prepping a scene for a future work date and is checking your child’s availability. If they are available, please mark your calendar to limit work conflicts. “First avail” means that the Casting Director cannot hire your child until production looks at their picture submission and approves the look. It’s typical not to get this information until the day before the shoot.

    If you are offered another job on the same day, we ask that you 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 you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.


  • How do I get my child’s details?

    The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information, which usually comes in the form of a Details Blog. You will enter a show name (which may be different than the name of the project) and a 4-digit passcode given to you by the Casting Director. You can access your minor’s details in the My Details section at the top of this page.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    Please do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If you do not get a call back, assume your child is no longer needed.


  • What is a rush call?

    Rush calls are for immediate same-day work, usually to replace a “no show” on set. If your minor is booked as a rush call, you may need to get to set as soon as possible. Please read rush call job posts carefully before submitting to ensure you fit the requirements.


  • Why has my minor not been contacted for work in a while?

    Our Casting Directors book Background Actors based on the needs of production. Be sure to fill out your child’s profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles they can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.

SMS Texting

  • What’s the SMS messaging feature all about?

    Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking your child actor’s availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.


  • How do I know the message came from Central Casting?

    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.


  • Why did I receive a text message from Central Casting?

    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:

    David, Richard from Central Casting asks: Are you available to Work on CBS Cop Show, without time restrictions, on Wednesday (01/17/2018) in Los Angeles? Role: Waiter. Possible night shoot. Please reply YES or NO.  ** We are only checking availability **

  • What happens after I respond to a text 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.


  • What does “without time restrictions” mean?

    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.


  • I was on set and didn’t see the message until later, can I still respond?

    Yes, please respond as soon as you can.


  • Can I respond to multiple requests?

    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.


  • If I receive multiple requests, should I reply to all of them?

    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.


  • Did you get my response?

    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.


  • What if I don’t hear back?

    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.


  • Can I change my response?

    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 can not cancel via text message.


  • What are the role details?

    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 your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include a Details Blog and Call Time Change Box number.


  • If I receive a text message, does that mean my minor is booked?

    Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a text message and never hear back?

    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.


  • What if I don’t get a confirmation message?

    Please send your response again.


  • What number will Central Casting text me from?

    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.


  • Can I call the number I received a text from?

    Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.


  • Can I respond with something other than Yes or No?

    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.


  • What if I am only available part of the day?

    Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if your minor is available for the full day. If your minor is only available for part of the day, please reply No.


  • Why was there a link in my text message?

    Casting Directors may provide booking details through a Details Blog. 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.


  • There’s a link in my text message that doesn’t work. What do I do?

    If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.


  • Why was my message split?

    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.


  • Can I get text messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    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.


  • My minor is not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these texts?

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which your minor 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

Your minor is officially booked when you have accepted an offer for work and have received your details. Please show up to set on time and camera ready. Be sure to factor in time for check-in and parking.

Our article How to Help Your Minor Be Successful on Set has all the information you need to prepare for their work day.

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Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When you register your child 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)

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Re-Registration and Updates

You can bring your minor in during Re-Registration and Updates to re-register and take a new profile photo. You must re-register your minor every three years to remain eligible to work on our productions.

We are temporarily suspending all Minors Registration and Updates sessions due to COVID-19. Please check our notices for updates.

Once registered with Central Casting, you can update your minor’s profile information and add additional photos by logging in to their online profile. By keeping your child’s information current, our Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.

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