The fall TV season is right around the corner, which means background casting for many returning and new TV shows is ramping up. Here's what you need to know about the new network season and how you can be cast by Central Casting.
Central Casting casts all kinds of roles to work on set, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and doubles. To be considered for one of these roles, you must register at one of our offices in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, or Louisiana. Once you're registered, you'll be eligible to be cast in our productions.
The registration process and requirements are different in each location, so be sure to read through the Register page on our website before coming to one of our registration sessions.
One of the ways Casting Directors determine if you're right for a role is by your main photo in our casting system. It's important that this photo is always an accurate depiction of what you look like right now. We recommend updating your photo every six months or anytime your look changes.
You should also update your file anytime your sizes change. When casting certain roles, like doubles or when production provides wardrobe, Casting Directors need your current sizes to ensure you fit the role they're casting.
You can come in to one of your office's Updates sessions to take a new photo and make changes to your file. Like with registration, Updates have different times and requirements in each location, so be sure to check out the Updates FAQs section of the Talent page.
Ready to get on set? The best way to find work is through the Jobs page of our website. Casting Directors update the page throughout the day with all the latest roles they're casting. Keep checking back so you don't miss out on booking a role you could be perfect for.
You may also receive a text message from a Casting Director checking your availability for a future work date. Please answer this text message as soon as you receive it. If you are unable to answer right away, it's still important to reply to the message as soon as you can. The Casting Directors may still be casting the scene or new spots may have opened up.
Want to know what new TV shows or current hits you have a chance to work on? Check out the credits section of our About page to see some of the recent projects we've cast.
A big part of being a Background Actor is bringing your own wardrobe to set. Knowing what we cast and what you have a chance to work on gives you time to build up your different looks. Need help with wardrobe ideas? Our article Wardrobe Basics for the Best Set Looks has everything you need to pull together the perfect outfit.