Background Actors registered with Central Casting

How to get work

Already registered? Bookmark this page for everything you need to help you 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 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. Check out our On Set section for more information on what to do if you get a job.

 

Notices

Closed for Labor Day

  • Sep 3: We will be closed to the public for Labor Day. Normal registration hours will resume on 9/4.

Child Work Permit Certification Number

  • Beginning in April, 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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47 minutes ago

Central Casting

***STAND-IN OPPORTUNITY **** || You must be registered with Central Casting!!

STAR
Pay Rate: $140/12
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Tuesday 8/21 at 9:30 AM

Central Casting is seeking following stand-in:

Female stand-in with heights of 5'6-5'8 who can portray Hispanic with similar looks (tan complexion, dark hair) to the attached photo! Please put: "Stand-in 8.21" in the subject line.

If this is you and you are available tomorrow 8/21, please send recent photos, measurements/sizes, contact information, and stand-in experience to STAR @centralcasting.com with the respective subject line.

Please like, share, and tag your eligible friends!
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***STAND-IN OPPORTUNITY **** || You must be registered with Central Casting!!

STAR
Pay Rate: $140/12
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Tuesday 8/21 at 9:30 AM

Central Casting is seeking following stand-in:

Female stand-in with heights of 56-58 who can portray Hispanic with similar looks (tan complexion, dark hair) to the attached photo! Please put: Stand-in 8.21 in the subject line. 

If this is you and you are available tomorrow 8/21, please send recent photos, measurements/sizes, contact information, and stand-in experience to STAR @centralcasting.com with the respective subject line.

Please like, share, and tag your eligible friends!

2 hours ago

Central Casting

***MacGyver***

Must be registered w/ Central

Work: Wednesday 8.22
Rate: $125/8
Location: Atlanta

Sicario: Men who portray Hispanic ages 20's-40's PHYSICALLY FIT. Must have weapons experience.

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

Please put "SICARIO" in the subject line.
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3 hours ago

Central Casting

*** NOW CASTING!! ***

QUEEN AMERICA | New Facebook Series!
Pay Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Wednesday August 22, 2018
*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **
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Central Casting is seeking following types:

-PEDESTRIANS w/ CAR--Male and female actors, ages 20's-early 60's to work with their car. No red, black, or white vehicles, please! +$25 bump!
**email subject line: Ped 8.22

-SERVERS--Male and female actors, ages 20's-early 30's.
**email subject line: Server 8.22

-RESTAURANT PATRONS: Male and female actors, ages 20's-40's.
**email subject line: Patron 8.22

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If you are REGISTERED and match the above criteria, email us at QUEENAMERICA@centralcasting.com with the respective category type (i.e. "Ped 8.22") in the subject line.

Please like, share, and tag your eligible friends! Thank you!!
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*** NOW CASTING!! ***

QUEEN AMERICA | New Facebook Series!
Pay Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Wednesday August 22, 2018
*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **
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Central Casting is seeking following types:

-PEDESTRIANS w/ CAR--Male and female actors, ages 20s-early 60s to work with their car. No red, black, or white vehicles, please! +$25 bump!
**email subject line: Ped 8.22

-SERVERS--Male and female actors, ages 20s-early 30s.
**email subject line: Server 8.22

-RESTAURANT PATRONS: Male and female actors, ages 20s-40s. 
**email subject line: Patron 8.22

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If you are REGISTERED and match the above criteria, email us at QUEENAMERICA@centralcasting.com with the respective category type (i.e. Ped 8.22) in the subject line.

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5 hours ago

Central Casting

***MacGyver***

Must be registered w/ Central

Work: Tuesday 8.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

Tech: Woman who portrays Caucasian, Hispanic or Asian ages 20's-30's. Google Intern Look. Max Dress 8.

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

Please put "TUESDAY TECH" in the subject line.
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

THE RESIDENT

Work: Tomorrow 8/21
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA
Call: 678-399-7112

Looking for MEN AND WOMEN over the age of 18 (portrayable 20's-50's) and to portray PATIENTS AND VISITORS. ALL ETHNICITIES encouraged to apply. MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting and must NOT have worked on THE RESIDENT Season 2 before.

If this is you, please call 678-399-7112 to get booked. Thank you!
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

Attention Savannah!
Now Casting: “Goodbye Stranger”
A Motion Picture to be Distributed by Walt Disney Studios!
--Fit: this Wed 8/22 – Fri 8/24 in Savannah
--Work: TBD dates starting mid-September
--Filming Rate: $75/8, Fitting Rate: $18.75/2

LOOKING FOR: Men and women over the age of 18 who fit the size ranges below, and who are available to attend a brief fitting this week in Savannah.

*Men: max coat size 44, max waist size 36”, shoe 8-12

*Women: dress size 0-6, shoe 5-9

MUST FIT THESE SIZES AS ALL WARDROBE WILL BE PROVIDED!

If this is you, send your name, phone number, height, weight, ALL CLOTHING SIZES, and CURRENT photo(s) to Savannah@centralcasting.com. Use subject line “FITTING”. Please specify in your email which date your prefer for your fitting.

We will call you to schedule so please be prepared to answer a call from a 404 number!
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9 hours ago

Central Casting

Call now to be booked: 678-686-2373 !! MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

THE RESIDENT (Season 2) | FOX Hit TV Show Returns!
Pay Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Wednesday August 22, 2018

FESTIVAL GOERS: MEN & WOMEN that appear to be in their 20's to 40's. Must be comfortable with an outdoor setting and bring lots of energy!

** Returning, non-core faces welcome to submit!! Core BG cannot submit (doctors, orderlies, nurses, transpo workers, and Admin) **

*MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH SHORT-DISTANCE RUNNING*

*MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY*

If this is you and you have ALL DAY AVAILABILITY please email your name, phone number & current photo of yourself to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM or call 678-686-2373.

subject line: FESTIVAL 8.22
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Call now to be booked: 678-686-2373 !!  MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

THE RESIDENT (Season 2) | FOX Hit TV Show Returns!
Pay Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: Wednesday August 22, 2018

FESTIVAL GOERS: MEN & WOMEN that appear to be in their 20s to 40s. Must be comfortable with an outdoor setting and bring lots of energy!  

** Returning, non-core faces welcome to submit!!  Core BG cannot submit (doctors, orderlies, nurses, transpo workers, and Admin) **

*MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH SHORT-DISTANCE RUNNING*

*MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY*

If this is you and you have ALL DAY AVAILABILITY please email your name, phone number & current photo of yourself to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM or call 678-686-2373.

subject line: FESTIVAL 8.22Image attachmentImage attachment

9 hours ago

Central Casting

***Queen America***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: Tuesday 8.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Sandy Springs

Same Sex Female Couples: Women who portray ages 20's-30's who can submit as a couple or comfortable portraying a couple with someone else. Any ethnicity.

Couples: Men & Women who portray ages 20's-30's any ethnicity- who can submit as a couple or comfortable portraying a couple with someone else.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s) (if you're submitting as a couple please attach a photo of you two together), name, number and sizes to QUEENAMERICA@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put either of the following in the subject line.

"SAME SEX FEMALE COUPLE"

"COUPLES"
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13 hours ago

Central Casting

***MacGyver***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: Wednesday 8.22
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA
____________________________________________________

Mexico BG: MEN AND WOMEN who portray Hispanic ages 18-70's. Celebrating the Day of the Dead!

BG w/ Cars ($25 Bump): Men and Women any ethnicity to work with your car, No Red or White, all cars welcome. When submitting attach a photo of your car and write the year, make, model and color in the body of your email.
_____________________________________________________

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

Please put either of the following in the subject line.

"WEDNESDAY MEXICO"

or

"WEDNESDAY CAR"
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***MacGyver***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting 

Work: Wednesday 8.22
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA
____________________________________________________

Mexico BG: MEN AND WOMEN who portray Hispanic ages 18-70s. Celebrating the Day of the Dead! 

BG w/ Cars ($25 Bump): Men and Women any ethnicity to work with your car, No Red or White, all cars welcome. When submitting attach a photo of your car and write the year, make, model and color in the body of your email. 
_____________________________________________________

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

Please put either of the following in the subject line. 

WEDNESDAY MEXICO
                   
                 or

WEDNESDAY CAR

17 hours ago

Central Casting

RUSH CALL
***Queen America***

Must be registered with Central Casting!

Work: TODAY Mon 8/20
Location: Atlanta, GA
Rate: $75/8
Call Time: 8:30AM

BRUNCH HOST: WOMEN over the age of 18 (can portray 20's.) All ethnicities encouraged to submit.

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

Please put "RUSH HOST 8.20" in the subject line. Be sure to indicate the earliest you'll be able to arrive to set. Thank you!
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1 day ago

Central Casting

***HEAVEN***

Must be registered w/ Central

Work: Monday 8.20
Loc: Atlanta
Rate: $140/12

Stand In: Female who portrays Caucasian with brown hair height 5'7''.

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

Please put ''MONDAY STAND IN" in the subject line.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

STAR HOT PERFORMANCE SCENE!!

Who's looking to work tomorrow, Monday 8/20?

We are now casting for African American males and females 20's - 30's who have HYPE ENERGY to come party with the cast of STAR at one of their performance scenes! (Medium sizes crowd) Tag a friend who you want to work with!

Submit full legal name, phone number and recent photo to STAR@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Subject: CLUB GOER 820

Thank you!
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STAR HOT PERFORMANCE SCENE!!

Whos looking to work tomorrow, Monday 8/20?

We are now casting for African American males and females 20s - 30s who have HYPE ENERGY to come party with the cast of STAR at one of their performance scenes! (Medium sizes crowd) Tag a friend who you want to work with!

Submit full legal name, phone number and recent photo to STAR@CENTRALCASTING.COM 
Subject: CLUB GOER 820

Thank you!

3 days ago

Central Casting

**The Resident**
Work: Monday 8/20
Rate: $88/10
Location: Conyers, GA

Looking for MEN (over the age of 18) who can portray both late 30's-50's ages and AFRICAN AMERICAN ethnicity to portray VIP HOSPITAL VISITORS.

Must be registered with Central Casting and must not have worked on the show The Resident Season 2 before.

If this is you, please e-mail resident@centralcasting.com with recent photos, sizes, and contact information. Please put "VIP 8.20" in the subject line. Thank you!
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***Queen America****

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: Monday 8.20
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA
____________________________________________

College Brunch Patrons: Men and Women any ethnicity ages 18-20's to portray College Students at a Cafe. Max Dress Size 8. Men clean shaven and Max Waist 36.

____________________________________________

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

Please put "MONDAY BRUNCH" in the subject line.
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***The Resident - Season 2***

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

Work; WEDNESDAY 8.22
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

FESTIVAL GOERS: MEN & WOMEN that appear to be in their 20's to 50's.

*MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY*
*NO VISIBLE TATTOOS!*

If this is you and you have ALL DAY AVAILABILITY please email your name, phone number & current photo of yourself to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM

subject line: FESTIVAL 8.22
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***The Resident - Season 2***

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

Work; WEDNESDAY 8.22
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

FESTIVAL GOERS: MEN & WOMEN that appear to be in their 20s to 50s. 

*MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY*
*NO VISIBLE TATTOOS!*

If this is you and you have ALL DAY AVAILABILITY please email your name, phone number & current photo of yourself to RESIDENT@CENTRALCASTING.COM

subject line: FESTIVAL 8.22Image attachmentImage attachment

3 days ago

Central Casting

**HEAVEN**
Work: Monday 8/20
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

Looking for MEN and WOMEN (over the age of 18) who can portray PEDESTRIANS (20's-50's portrayable age range.) All ethnicities encouraged to apply. Must NOT have worked on HEAVEN SEASON 2 before and MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting.

If this is you, please call 678-399-7112 or submit an e-mail to heaven@centralcasting.com with "PED 8.20" in the subject line. Thank you!
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***THE RESIDENT***
**New Faces/Must be registered with Central Casting**
Date: Tuesday 8/21
Location: Conyers, GA
Rate: $88 / 10

Brandi is looking for Males and Females, any ethnicity, who look in the 30's to 40's age range to play EMT/Paramedic types on Tuesday August 21st in Conyers. If you have NEVER been on season 2 of "The Resident" and you fit the description and fit average uniform sizes, and have a clean cut clean shaven professional look to play an EMT, please send an e-mail with a current photo and sizes and contact information to Resident@centralcasting.com. Please put EMT in the subject line. New faces only, and if you are not registered with Central Casting, you must have the appropriate documents to register before Tuesday. Thank You.
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3 days ago

Central Casting

***Queen America***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work; Monday 8.20
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

Waiters: Men who portray age 20's-30's.. Max Waist 36. List if you have any wait staff experience

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

Please put "Wait Staff" in the subject line.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

Let's try this again...please read the entire post...

REAL MOM AND SON NEEDED FOR FEATURED BIT!!!!

***The Resident***
Date: Tuesday August 21st
Location: Conyers, GA
Rate: $150 /10

Brandi is looking for a Mother and Son combo to work a featured scene (I would prefer a REAL Mom and Son, but you do not have to be a real combo, you just need to LOOK like you are from the same family) to work next Tuesday 8/21 for a featured background scene. You both need to be good actors, and show some emotions (being able to cry on command would be amazing). If you look like a Mom (any ethnicity) in the late 30's to 40's looking age range, and you can submit with a boy who is at least 9 years old, but LOOKS YOUNGER (really need the son submissions to look super young), who can look like your Son, and you are both good Actors who can show emotion, please submit an e-mail with current photos of both of you, and current sizes and contact information to Resident@Centralcasting.com, please put MOM AND SON in the subject line. I do not need any SINGLE MOM submissions, you MUST submit as a Mother and Son combo, so please ONLY submit if there is a photo and info for a Mother AND a Son. Also the son must be at least 9 years of age, but LOOK younger, so please don't submit alone, and please don't submit if your child looks over the age of 10. If you are both not already registered with Central Casting, both of you must have the appropriate documents to complete an I9 form and register before Tuesday. Thank You.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

***STAR, season 3***
Work: FRI 8/17 & MON 8/20 (**Must be available for BOTH days.)
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Call Time: 11:42AM

**TAG A FRIEND AND SHARE**

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS for a CLUB SCENE. Age range 20's. Must be a NEW FACE this season, or only worked in one of the club scenes this season.

***MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.***

If this is you, please submit an email to STAR@CentralCasting.com. Include your phone number and recent photo(s). Please use subject line: "BEAUTIFUL GIRLS 2 DAY". The Casting Director will be booking first thing in the morning, so tag a friend and get your submissions in as early as possible! Thanks!
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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Updates

You can come in anytime during 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 are 7 Times You Should Update Your File.

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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