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Work Step 1

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

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Work Step 2

If you fit the description

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

Work Step 3

If you get the job

The Casting Director will give you your 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 details at the link below.

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Notices

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  • Dec 24-25: Our Georgia office will be closed for registration.
  • Dec 31-Jan 1: Our Georgia office will be closed for registration.

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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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Job Posts

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1 day ago

Central Casting

NETFLIX SERIES - RAISING DION
2 Day Call: Work Mon 12/17 + Tues 12/18
Loc: Clarkston, GA
Rate: $75/8
*NIGHT SHOOT*

Looking for 2 Males who fit the below description to work a 2 night call (to work in provided uniform so must fit these sizes!):

-Male 1: Portrays Caucasian, height 5'8 - 5'10, waist 32-34, max coat 40

-Male 2: Portrays Asian or Caucasian, height 5'9 - 5'11, waist 28-30, max coat 38

If you fit these sizes & are available for BOTH nights, please send your name, number, ALL SIZES & current photo to Raisingdion@centralcasting.com. Subject line "Mon + Tues"

Thanks!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***THE RESIDENT***

Work: MONDAY 12/17
Location: Conyers, GA
Rate: $88/10

Looking for MEN and WOMEN over 18 to portray VISITORS AND PATIENTS. All ethnicities encouraged to submit.

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND MUST BE A NEW FACE TO THE RESIDENT SEASON 2**

If this is you, please submit an e-mail to resident@centralcasting.com with your current photos, sizes, and contact information. Please put "VISITOR MONDAY" in the subject line. Thank you!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | The Resident***
Work: FRI 12/14
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA
**Please note the earliest possible time that you would be able to make it to Conyers.

RESIDENT: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range mid-late 20's. New Face, or okay if you have previously worked as a Resident. Must be clean cut, medical professional looks, no visible tattoos.
Subject Line: "RESIDENT"

**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 the appropriate subject line from above. Thanks!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | The Resident***
Work: FRI 12/14
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA
Call Time: 6:18AM

RESIDENT: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range mid-late 20's. New Face, or okay if you have previously worked as a Resident.
Subject Line: "RESIDENT FRI"

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PATIENT / VISITOR: Male or female, any ethnicity, age range 20's+. New Face, or okay if you have previously worked as a Patient or Visitor.
Subject Line: "PATIENT / VISITOR FRI"

**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 the appropriate subject line from above. Thanks!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***Puget Sound***

Work: Monday 12.14
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

Neighbors: New Faces. Men and Women ages 18+ and older any ethnicity. Max Dress 10. Max Waist Size 38.

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

Please put "NEIGHBOR" in the subject line
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***Puget Sound***

Work: Monday 12.14
Rate: $75/8 + $25 Auto
Location: Atlanta, GA

Neighbors w/ Car: New Faces. Men and Women ages 18+ and older any ethnicity. NO Red, White or Black vehicles. Please put the year, make, model and color in the email along with a clear photo.

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

Please put "NEIGHBOR WITH CAR" in the subject line
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***Puget Sound***

Work: Monday 12.17
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

Trick or Treaters: Kids (Boys and Girls) ages 6 - 9 y.o. Must be registered with Central Casting. Must be registered with the Georgia Department of Labor (please put the # in the email). If you have non-descript Halloween Costumes please submit a photo of your child wearing it or list what costumes you have.

Male Parents of Trick or Treaters: If you're submitting your child to work and you're their Dad (or Male Guardian) Please also attach a photo of yourself and your name, number and sizes.

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

Please put "TRICK OR TREATERS" in the subject line.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

RUSH CALL
THE PASSAGE
Working TONIGHT- Thurs 12/13
*OVERNIGHT SHOOT*
Loc: Atlanta
Rate: $88/10

Doctor: Looking for a male or female, 18+ who portrays age 30s-50s, with clean cut, professional look & attire. Women - NO GEL NAILS! Men must be clean shaven

Must be able to make it to set in Atlanta TONIGHT by 9PM. If you fit the description & are available, please send your name, number, sizes & current photo(s) to Passage@Centralcasting.com. Subject line "Thurs Rush"
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***THE RESIDENT***

Work: 12/14
Location: Conyers, GA
Rate: $88/10

Looking for MEN and WOMEN over 18 to portray VISITORS AND PATIENTS. All ethnicities encouraged to submit.

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND MUST BE A NEW FACE TO THE RESIDENT SEASON 2**

If this is you, please submit an e-mail to resident@centralcasting.com with your current photos, sizes, and contact information with "VISITOR FRIDAY" in the subject line. Thank you!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***THE RESIDENT***
**New Faces/Must be registered with Central Casting**
Date: Tomorrow Friday 12/14
Location: Conyers, GA
Rate: $88

Brandi is looking for Hospital staff types for tomorrow to work in Conyers. I am looking for "Resident" and "Paramedic" types. Male or Female, any ethnicity, average sizes, who look in the late 20s to early 40's age range, clean cut clean shaven professional look and attire. If you are a NEW FACE to this season of the show, and you are available tomorrow to work in Conyers, and you fit the description, please give me a call at 678-686-2375. Thank You.
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***THE PASSAGE***
Date: Today - 12/13/18
Location: Atlanta, GA
Rate: $88/10

THIS IS FOR AN OVERNIGHT SHOOT - CALL TIME IS 5:30 PM

We are looking for a MALE 18+ who can portray a Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or East Indian - You must be at least 6'0 - 6'5 tall - with a waist size no larger then 38 -

No facial hair (must be clean shaven including mustache), and no hand, face, or neck tattoos

If this is you please submit your photos and sizes along with your contact information to:
PASSAGE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Subject: Thurs Overnight
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***Raising Dion***

---MANDATORY FITTING: Mon 12.17 or Tue 12.18 in Atlanta, GA

Work: Overnight Shoots - 2 Night Call: Thur 12.20 & Fri 12.21
(Must be available for both nights)

Rate: $75/8
Location: Fairburn, GA

Researchers: Men and Women any ethnicity who portray ages 30's-40's. Max Dress 10. Max Waist 36.

If this is you and you're available for a FITTING & BOTH DATES for OVERNIGHT SHOOTS, then please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to RAISINGDION@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "RESEARCHERS" in the subject line.
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***Raising Dion***

---MANDATORY FITTING: Mon 12.17 or Tue 12.18 in Atlanta, GA

Work: Overnight Shoots - 2 Night Call: Thur 12.20 & Fri 12.21 
                    (Must be available for both nights)

Rate: $75/8
Location: Fairburn, GA 

Researchers: Men and Women any ethnicity who portray  ages 30s-40s. Max Dress 10. Max Waist 36. 

If this is you and youre available for a FITTING & BOTH DATES for OVERNIGHT SHOOTS, then please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to RAISINGDION@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put RESEARCHERS in the subject line.

3 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH OVERNIGHT CALL***

***THE PASSAGE***

Work: TONIGHT 12/12
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

Looking for WOMEN over 18 to portray NURSES. Must be able to portray the age range of 20's-30's. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Must be registered with Central Casting and must be a new face to The Passage. **NO MAKE-UP, NO GEL NAILS.**

****PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OVERNIGHT SHOOT***

If this is you, please submit an e-mail to passage@centralcasting.com with your current photos, sizes, and contact information. Please indicate the earliest you will be able to arrive to set. Thank you!
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4 days ago

Central Casting

***RAISING DION***
Date: Thursday 12/13
Location: Atlanta, GA
Rate: $75/8 + $25

We are looking for people with specific cars who can work with out restriction tomorrow (Thursday)! Your car must be in good condition - No dents, dings or scratches.

1. 2017 Fiat Pop Grey
2. 2006 Honda Accord Silver
3. 2014 Chevy Gray Equinox
4. 2008 Mazda CX-09 Blue

If you have one of these vehicles please send pictures to:

Raisingdion@centralcasting.com
Subject - THURSDAY CAR (and the number your car matches)
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4 days ago

Central Casting

***THE RESIDENT***

Work: Tomorrow 12/12
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA

Looking for MEN and WOMEN over 18 to portray MEDICAL STUDENTS. Must be able to portray the age range of 20's-early 30's. All ethnicities encouraged to submit.

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND MUST BE A NEW FACE TO THE RESIDENT SEASON 2**

If this is you, please submit an e-mail to resident@centralcasting.com with your recent photos, sizes, and contact information. Please put "MED STUDENT 12.12" in the subject line of your submission. Thank you!
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4 days ago

Central Casting

STILL CASTING!
***THE PASSAGE***
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
DATE: TONIGHT 12.12 - call time of 5:00 PM
RATE: $88/10

THIS IS AN OVERNIGHT SHOOT - WILL BE LATE CALL TIMES

We are looking for MALES 18+ to portray soldiers. You must appear Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern or East Indian. You MUST have a clean shaven face (no beard or mustache) - You must be at least 5'11 - 6'4 and with a waist size no larger then 38. No hand or face tattoos. Hair cannot be long but does not have to be military style.

If this is you please submit your photos (head and full body), sizes, and contact info to:

PASSAGE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
SUBJECT: OVERNIGHT MALE
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5 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | The Resident***
Work: TUES 12/11
Rate: $88/10
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Location: Conyers, GA
Call Time: 11AM.
SUBJECT LINE: "SHERIFF RUSH"

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**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**

Looking for MEN over 18 who can portray SHERIFFS. All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Must be able to portray 30's-50's age range.

If this is you, please submit an email to RESIDENT@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use "RUSH SHERIFF" in the subject line. Thanks!
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5 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | Raising Dion***
Work: TUES 12/11
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA (Hapeville area)
Call Time: 8AM - Please note your earliest possible ETA to Hapeville if later than 8AM.

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SECURITY GUARD: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range 30's to 40's. Clean cut, security type looks.
Subject Line: "SECURITY RUSH"

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EMPLOYEES: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range 20's to 40's, Business / Executive looks. Please note if you have previously worked as a BIONA EMPLOYEE.
Subject Line: "EMPLOYEE RUSH"

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**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**

If this is you, please submit an email to RaisingDion@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use the appropriate subject line from above. Thanks!
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5 days ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | The Resident***
Work: TUES 12/11
Rate: $88/10

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PATIENT: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range 20's to 50's. Please note if previously worked as a Patient.
Location: Conyers, GA
Call Time: 6AM - Please note your earliest possible ETA to Conyers if later than 6AM.
SUBJECT LINE: "PATIENT RUSH"

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PEDESTRIAN: Male or Female, any ethnicity, age range 20's to 60's. Please note if previously worked as a Patient.
Location: Atlanta, GA (downtown area)
Call Time: 7AM - Please note your earliest possible ETA to Downtown Atlanta if later than 7AM.
SUBJECT LINE: "PED RUSH"

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**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 the appropriate subject line from above. Thanks!
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5 days ago

Central Casting

**THE RESIDENT***
**New Faces/ Must be registered with Central Casting**
Date: Tomorrow Tuesday 12/11
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
Rate: $88 / 10

Brandi is booking for THE RESIDENT working tomorrow Tuesday in Stone Mountain. Please take a look at the categories below for descriptions:

DETECTIVES / SHERIFFS: Males or Females, Caucasian, Asian, or Hispanic looking, who look in the 40's to late 50's age range, clean cut clean shaven professional look and attire. New face to the show, no visible tattoos.

If you are a NEW FACE to this season of THE RESIDENT, and you are fully open and available tomorrow to work OUTDOORS in the Stone Mountain area, and you fit the look and descriptions above, and you are currently registered with Central Casting, please call 678-686-2375. Thank You.
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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

Once you receive your work details, you’re officially booked.

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

Be sure to read our article Casting Director Do’s and Don’ts for Submitting for tips on how to book a job.

FAQs

Call 404.920.8011. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. 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., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are 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 you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
The Casting Director will give you your 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 you are 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 you are 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 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 receive your 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 you are available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books you for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you’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 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 you are booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your details may be provided to you via SMS text message, your 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.
You are 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 you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you arrive, check in with your contact and get your voucher.

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

FAQs

It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your work information call 404.920.8011.
Call 404.920.8011. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
When you get booked for your job, ask the Casting Director how to get your call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Come to set camera ready. Bring your ID and any additional wardrobe or props requested by production.
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 you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.
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., you) it employs.

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. 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.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PT.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fax us a change of address in writing with the following information: your name, Social Security number, new address, signature and date of request. You must update your 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 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 name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
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 file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Mondays-Thursdays from 4-6pm

FAQs

A digital photo of you can be taken in our office when you come to update your 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.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during update times. You must present your identification along with your 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 update times.

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