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How to get work

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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 July 4th

  • July 4: We will be closed to the public for the Fourth of July.

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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11 hours ago

Central Casting

*** NOW CASTING!! ***

QUEEN AMERICA | New Facebook Series!
Pay Rate: $75/8
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Works: Tuesday June 26, 2018

*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **

Central Casting is seeking following types:

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE W/CAR--Male and female actors, ages 20's-early 60's to work with their car. No red, black, or white vehicles, please!

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE--Male and female actors, ages 20's-early 60's.

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE (18 or younger looks): Male and female actors who appear to look 18 or younger. Will portray high school students.

If you are REGISTERED and match the above criteria, email us at QUEENAMERICA@centralcasting.com with the respective category type (i.e. "SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE W/CAR") 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: Fayetteville, GA
Works: Tuesday June 26, 2018

*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **

Central Casting is seeking following types:

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE W/CAR--Male and female actors, ages 20s-early 60s to work with their car.  No red, black, or white vehicles, please!

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE--Male and female actors, ages 20s-early 60s.

-SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE (18 or younger looks): Male and female actors who appear to look 18 or younger.  Will portray high school students.

If you are REGISTERED and match the above criteria, email us at QUEENAMERICA@centralcasting.com with the respective category type (i.e. SPRING FAIR ATTENDEE W/CAR) in the subject line.

Please like, share, and tag your eligible friends! Thank you!!Image attachmentImage attachment

12 hours ago

Central Casting

T. V. S H O W - H E A V E N (SEASON 2)

Work: Friday 6/29
Location: College Park, GA
Rate: $100/8
Role: Sick Mutants
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!
NEW FACES ONLY!
Please read this post very carefully before submitting!
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SICK MUTANTS: Now casting for MEN & WOMEN over the age of 18, any ethnicity, to portray Sick Mutants. Specifically looking for people with a THIN build, paler skin tones. MUST be comfortable with prosthetics and SPFX makeup (no skin allergies or sensitivities whatsoever). Men MUST be clean shaven or willing to shave their face. Bald is also a plus!

MUST BE COMFORTABLE AROUND RATS (very friendly, pet rats will be in this scene!) and must be comfortable around STEAM.

Must have all day availability- no schedule conflicts.
New faces only- you cannot have worked on Heaven Season 2 before.

**A small group of people will be chosen for a 2 day recall, to work both Fri 6/29 + Mon 7/2. Please specify in your email if you would like to be considered for this.**
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If you fit the above description, send an email to Heaven@CentralCasting.com with “SICK MUTANT” in the subject line. Include your name, phone number, all sizes & current photos- 1 headshot, 1 full length.

If you are available for both 6/29 + 7/2 please say so in your submission.
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14 hours ago

Central Casting

**Queen America***

Work: Wednesday 6.20 & Thursday 6.21
Rate: $75/8 + $25 Auto Bump
Location: Atlanta, GA

The cars will be used the 2nd Day

Must be registered with Central Casting-

Must be available both days, Ivy League College!

College Kids w/ Car: Men and Women who portray 18-22.
NO RED, WHITE, SILVER, BLACK OR GREY. In good condition.
Please attach a photo of the car when submitting and put the year, make, model and color. Men must be clean shaven.

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

Please put "COLLEGE CAR" in the subject line
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18 hours ago

Central Casting

***Queen America***

Work: Wednesday 6.20 & Thursday 6.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

The cars will be used the 2nd Day

College Kid w/ High End Car: Men or Women, OVER AGE 18, appear 18-22, who have a high end car in excellent condition. NO RED OR WHITE or BLACK. Please attach a photo of the car when submitting and put the year, make, model and color. $50 car bump

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

Please put "COLLEGE CAR" in the subject line.
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

***Queen America***

Work: Wednesday 6.20 & Thursday 6.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Atlanta, GA

The cars will be used the 2nd Day

Must be available both days, Ivy League College!

College Kids w/ Car: Men and Women who portray Caucasian 18-22. NO RED OR WHITE, SILVER, BLACK OR GREY. In good condition. Please attach a photo of the car when submitting and put the year, make, model and color.

College Kid w/ High End Car: Men or Women who have a high end car, in excellent condition. NO RED OR WHITE or BLACK. Please attach a photo of the car when submitting and put the year, make, model and color. $50 Bump.

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

Please put "COLLEGE CAR" in the subject line.
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

***Queen America***

Work: Friday 6.22
Rate: $75/8 + $25 Auto Bump
Location: Atlanta, GA

Smaller Scene

Peds w/ Truck: Men and Women who can work with their truck. NO RED, BLACK or WHITE. You will be driving in the scene.

Peds w/ Older Car: Men and Women who can work with their car. Years 1995-2007. NO RED, BLACK or WHITE. You will be driving in the scene.

Peds w/ Car: Men and Women who can work with their car. NO RED, BLACK or WHITE. You will be driving in the scene.

Peds: Men and Women ages 20s-50s. Max Waist Men- 36, Max Dress Women- 10

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

Please put "FRIDAY VEHICLE" or "FRIDAY PED" in the subject line.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***QUEEN AMERICA***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: July 2nd-6th but NOT July 4th!
Rate: $150/8 + TBD talent bump
Location: Decatur/Atlanta Area

~~~Role: Pageant Girls with Talent~~~

Women: OVER the age of 18, appear to be teens-early 20s, to portray beautiful pageant girl with a talent. You do not need to have pageant experience or own your own pageant gowns.

**Production is looking for talents other than singing**
Examples:
-Hoola hoop
-interpretive dance (with a scarf/ribbon)
-juggler
-gymnast (floor routine)
-musicians

---Please note what your talent is in your email submission---

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

PLEASE put "TALENT" in the subject line
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2 days ago

Central Casting

PRECISION DRIVER WITH SUV NEEDED!!!
LOCATION: DULUTH, GA
RATE: $200/8 (plus $50 for the SUV)

Brandi is looking for someone with precision driving experience, male or female, any ethnicity, who has a nice newer SUV that is NOT red, white, or black. If you are available to work tomorrow Tuesday June 19th in the Duluth, GA area, and you are an experienced and skilled precision driver, with a bookable SUV, and ok with the rate, please call Brandi at 678-686-2375. You must be registered with Central Casting in order to submit. Thank You.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

***QUEEN AMERICA***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: Wednesday 6.20 & Thursday 6.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Decatur/Atlanta Area

+ IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE PARTY SCENE +

COLLEGE STUDENTS W/CARS: Men and Women who are portrayably CAUCASIAN who appear to be 18-23 years old to work with your car. $25 Auto Bump. NO RED, WHITE or BLACK cars.

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Men and Women who are portrayably CAUCASIAN who appear to be 18-23 years old.

COLLEGE SMOKERS: Men and Women who are portrayably CAUCASIAN who appear to be 18-23 years old that are comfortable smoking fake herbals/cigarettes and vapes.

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

PLEASE put what Category you're submitting for in the subject line
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6 days ago

Central Casting

*****NEW NETFLIX SERIES*****
**MINOR (CHILD) SKATEBOARDERS NEEDED**
Rate: TBD
Date: sporadically between Mid-July to October
Location: Atlanta, GA

Central Casting is currently seeking for MINORS ages to 17 that know how to skateboard well. Must be able to perform an ollie, kickflip, backslide, ect.

Please provide photos or videos of your child doing tricks.

If this is your child, please email your child's name, contact phone number, and current sizes to kansascity@centralcasting.com
subject line: SKATEBOARD
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6 days ago

Central Casting

***QUEEN AMERICA***

Must be registered w/ Central Casting

Work: Wednesday 6.20 & Thursday 6.21
Rate: $75/8
Location: Decatur/Atlanta Area

Ivy League College Party Scene

Make Out Couple #1: A Male and Female Couple who portray 18-20's. Who are comfortable making out in the scene. $20 Bump.

Make Out Couple #2: A Female Couple who portray 18-20's. Who are comfortable making out in the scene. $20 Bump.

College Students w/ Cars: Men and Women who portray 18-20's to work with your car. $25 Auto Bump. NO RED, WHITE or BLACK.

College Smokers: Men and Women who portray 18-20's who are comfortable smoking fake herbals/cigarettes and vapes.

College Students: Men and Women who portray 18-20's.

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

PLEASE put what Category you're submitting for in the subject line.
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6 days ago

Central Casting

*****NEW NETFLIX SERIES*****
**MINOR (CHILD) SKATEBOARDERS NEEDED**
Rate: TBD
Date: sporadically between Mid-July to October
Location: Atlanta, GA

Central Casting is currently seeking for MINORS ages to 17 that know how to skateboard well. Must be able to perform an ollie, kickflip, backslide, ect.

Please provide photos or videos of your child doing tricks.

If this is your child, please email your child's name, contact phone number, and current sizes to kansascity@centralcasting.com
subject line: SKATEBOARD
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7 days ago

Central Casting

WORK TOMORROW! || SUBMIT NOW!

***HEAVEN***
Work: THURSDAY 6.14
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **
MALES ONLY!!

PEDESTRIANS: Men who can portray Hispanic or Caucasian. No visible tattoos. Email Subject Line: "PED 6.14"

BAR CROWD: Men who can portray Hispanic or Caucasian ages late 20's-late 60's to be dive bar patrons. Seedy, eccentric looks welcome! Email Subject Line: "DIVE 6.14"

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

Thank you!
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7 days ago

Central Casting

T. V. S H O W - H E A V E N (SEASON 2)

Work: Friday 6/15
Location: College Park, GA
Rate: $88/10
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

NEW FACES ONLY!

::SHOPPERS:: Now casting for MEN, over the age of 18, appear to be Asian or Hispanic, to portray Shoppers in this small scene.

Must have all day availability- no schedule conflicts.

~~~New faces only- you cannot have worked on Heaven Season 2 before.~~~
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If this is you, send your name, phone number & recent photos (if your look has changed) to HEAVEN@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put “SHOPPER 15” in the subject line.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

***STAND-IN OPPORTUNITIES ****

HEAVEN | Season 2
Pay Rate: $140/12
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: TOMORROW Wednesday June 13th

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**
*/* Must be 18 years or older *\*

Central Casting is seeking the following stand-ins:

STAND-IN #1 (6/13): Female stand-in with heights of 4"11 or SHORTER who can portray an African-American minor. Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN 4"11.Must be 18 years or older. 12:45 PM call time (preliminary).

STAND-IN #2 (6/13): Male stand-in with heights of 6'1-6'3 who can portray African-American. Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. 7:45 AM call time (preliminary).7:45 AM call time (preliminary).

STAND-IN #3 (6/13): Male stand-in with heights of 6'5-6'6 who can portray African-American or Latino. Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. 12:45 PM call time (preliminary).

If this is you and you are available tomorrow June 13, please send recent photos, measurements/sizes, contact information, and stand-in experience (if applicable) to heaven@centralcasting.com with the respective subject line. Ex: "Stand-In #1 (6/13).
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***STAND-IN OPPORTUNITIES ****

HEAVEN | Season 2
Pay Rate: $140/12
Location: Atlanta, GA
Works: TOMORROW Wednesday June 13th

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**
*/* Must be 18 years or older *\*

Central Casting is seeking the following stand-ins:

STAND-IN #1 (6/13): Female stand-in with heights of 411 or SHORTER who can portray an African-American minor.  Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT IF YOU ARE TALLER THAN 411.Must be 18 years or older. 12:45 PM call time (preliminary).

STAND-IN #2 (6/13): Male stand-in with heights of 61-63 who can portray African-American.  Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. 7:45 AM call time (preliminary).7:45 AM call time (preliminary).

STAND-IN #3 (6/13): Male stand-in with heights of 65-66 who can portray African-American or Latino.  Stand-in experience is preferred but not required. 12:45 PM call time (preliminary).

If this is you and you are available tomorrow June 13, please send recent photos, measurements/sizes, contact information, and stand-in experience (if applicable) to heaven@centralcasting.com with the respective subject line.  Ex: Stand-In #1 (6/13).Image attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

Central Casting

WORK TOMORROW! || SUBMIT NOW!

***HEAVEN***
Work: Tuesday 6.12
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Call time: 6:30 AM

*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **

PEDESTRIANS: Men and women; all ages and ethnicities welcome to submit. No visible tattoos.

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

Please put "Pedestrian 6.12" in the subject line.
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WORK TOMORROW! || SUBMIT NOW!

***HEAVEN***
Work: Tuesday 6.12
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Call time: 6:30 AM

*/* Must be 18 years or older! *\*
** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING **

PEDESTRIANS: Men and women; all ages and ethnicities welcome to submit. No visible tattoos.

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

Please put Pedestrian 6.12 in the subject line.

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

* * NEW DATE * *

HEAVEN (Season 2) | TV show
Work: Thursday 6/14 (previously Wed. 6/13)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Rate: $88/10
Role: Male Dive Bar Patrons & Male + Female Pedestrians

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!
NEW FACES ONLY!

Central Casting is looking for the following:

PEDESTRIANS: Men and women to portray pedestrians. Subject line: "Ped 6.14"

PEDESTRIANS w/CAR: Men and women to portray pedestrians with their car. NO red, black or white cars. Must be 2005 or newer. Minimal signs of wear. Subject line: "Ped w/Car 6.14"

MALE DIVE BAR PATRONS: MEN over the age of 18 who appear to be Caucasian, Hispanic, or Native American to portray dive bar patrons. *Looking for men who can pull of these looks: Midwestern, biker, seedy or character faces.*

This will be a very eclectic and fun scene! New faces only- you cannot have worked on Heaven Season 2 before. Must have all day availability- no schedule conflicts. Subject line: "Dive 6.14"

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If this is you and you are available THURSDAY JUNE 14TH, please email us at heaven@centralcasting.com with your respective subject line (ex: Dive 6.14) Thank you!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***QUEEN AMERICA***

READ CAREFULLY - Very detailed

Work: Camera Test Thursday 6.14 (To work multiple days between June 18th- August) Flexible schedule.

Location: Atlanta/Decatur area
Rate: TBD

PAGEANT GIRLS: Women who portray Caucasian with blonde hair ages 18-20's. Must have your own gowns. Please list any pageant experience if you have it. When submitting send photos of you in your gown. If you have any talent(s) please list them.

If this is you please submit clear photos, name, number and sizes to QUEENAMERICA@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "BLONDE" in the subject line.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***HEAVEN***

Work: Tuesday 6.12
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

Business Women: Women ages late 20's-50's. Business looks. Dress Size 0-10. No visible tattoos.

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

Please put "BUSINESS" in the subject line.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

***HEAVEN***

PLEASE SUBMIT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

NEW FACE TO THE SHOW- NEVER WORKED ON HEAVEN BEFORE

Work: Thursday 6.7, Friday 6.8 & Wednesday 6.13
Rate: $88/10
Location: Atlanta, GA

Pet Owner: Looking for a female who portrays Caucasian in 30's. Dress size 0-8. MUST be comfortable around dogs.

Please submit a clear photo(s), name, number and sizes to HEAVEN@CENTRALCASTING.COM

Please put "PET OWNER" in the subject line.
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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-Fridays 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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