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Jennifer Bender featured on podcast: There to Here

  • Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender was recently interviewed on the CoLab INC Podcast: There to Here. This is an educational podcast where pros talk nuts and bolts, how they define success in the entertainment industry and how they got from there to here. Jennifer gives her perspective on the current climate of the industry relating to Background Actors. Watch or listen to the podcast.
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Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.

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Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
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  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
4 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. Covid Test Monday 4/12. Shoots Tuesday 4/13 in Los Angeles.

female to portray Caucasian, height 5'6 to 5'8 , brown hair, age 20's to 30's. Please submit to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: Karen
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Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. Covid Test Monday 4/12. Shoots Tuesday 4/13 & Weds 4/14 in Los Angeles.
Male to portray Caucasian, height 6'0 to 6'2 , balding age 40's to 60's. Please submit to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: Ken
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4 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. Covid Test Monday 4/12. Shoots Tuesday 4/13 & Weds 4/14 in Los Angeles.

Male to portray Caucasian, height 6'1 to 6'3 , reddish brown hair, age 30's to 40's. Please submit to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: Jackie
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4 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. Covid Test Monday 4/12. Shoots Tuesday 4/13 in Los Angeles.

Male to portray Caucasian, height 5'4 to 5'8 , dark hair, age 30's to 40's. Please submit to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: Sol
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8 hours ago
Central Casting

REVISED DATES - ALSO I AM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO PORTRAY THAI, SOUTHEAST ASIAN, EAST INDIAN , FILIPINO OR CHINESE.

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR VERY FASHIONABLE ARTY TYPES (LIKE FASHION INDUSTRY TYPES) TO PORTRAY ASIAN, AGE 20'S TO 40'S. Women should be a size 6 or smaller, height 5'4 or taller. Men should be size 34 waist or smaller with slim builds. Testing will be drive thru in West Hollywood, Fitting & Shooting in Long Beach. Shoots on the new Russo Bros feature film "The Gray Man" starring Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans

Covid Tests: 4/12, fitting 4/13, test 4/14, test 4/16, test 4/18, Shoot 4/19 thru 4/25 (each day based on recall) . YOU CANNOT HAVE EVER WORKED THIS SHOW OR BE SCHEDULED TO WORK ON THIS SHOW. Testing is in West Hollywood, fitting and shooting in Long Beach. THESE ARE DAY CALLS.

Please send your most fashionable photo to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: party
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11 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION & NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALE & FEMALES TO PORTRAY A PIANIST WITH EXPERIENCE, AGE 30'S TO 50's. Men should be size 46 coat or smaller and women size 12 or smaller. YOU CANNOT HAVE WORKED AMERICAN CRIME STORY IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS. Also if you were fit for this show and never used, please submit. Covid Test on Sunday 4/11, Fitting on Tues 4/13, shoots Thurs 4/15 and Friday 4/16. You need to have hair that can be styled into a 1990's style (see photos). Men need to be willing to get their hair trimmed. Men's hair cannot be buzzed on sides or back and no beards or goatees. Please send a current selfie to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com along with a description of your piano-playing experience sub line: PIANO ... See MoreSee Less

11 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION & NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALE & FEMALES TO PORTRAY COCKTAIL/FOOD SERVERS & BARTENDERS WITH EXPERIENCE, AGE 25 TO 40's. Men should be size 46 coat or smaller and women size 12 or smaller. YOU CANNOT HAVE WORKED AMERICAN CRIME STORY IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS. Also if you were fit for this show and never used, please submit. Covid Test on Sunday 4/11, Fitting on Tues 4/13, shoots Thurs 4/15 and Friday 4/16. You need to have hair that can be styled into a 1990's style (see photos). Men need to be willing to get their hair trimmed. Men's hair cannot be buzzed on sides or back and no beards or goatees. Please send a current selfie to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: BAR ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago
Central Casting

Hi all, it's Kristan. I am going to be doing a lot of casting today, so stay tuned for some posting!

Also very important - when we ask for selfies, please do not wear sunglasses, or hats. Also please don't use filters and make sure the selfie is current -- if you send us a photo with long hair, we expect that you have long hair. Thank you!!
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13 hours ago
Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALES WITH REAL ELECTRICAL OR PLUMBING EXPERIENCE OR EXPERIENCE WITH POWER TOOLS - THIS IS CRUCIAL. You need to have hair that can be styled into a 90's style, so no buzz cuts. Longer hair is fine too. Must be able to portray age 27 to 40's. Covid Test on 4/19, Test again 4/20, Shoot 4/21, 4/22, possible 4/23 test again 5/3 & 5/4 and shoot 5/5 & 5/6. This is very featured on a new series from Seth Rogen.

Please email a detailed description of your electrician, plumbing or power tool experience along with a current selfie to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: WORK
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1 day ago
Central Casting

***UNION or NON UNION***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Miguel is taking submissions for The Gray Man, directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas.

This will Covid Test 4/12, Covid Test 4/14, Fitting 4/15, Covid Test 4/16, Covid Test 4/18, Work 4/19, Work 4/20, Work 4/21, Work 4/22, Work 4/23, Work 4/24, and Work 4/25.

Testing in West Hollywood. Fitting and Work Dates in Long Beach.

DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT AVAIL FOR ALL TESTING, FITTING, AND SHOOT DATES.

Looking for Men and Women, appearing Asian, to portray Background who are Hipsters, Artsy, Wacky, or Interesting.

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name, Phone Number, and a Current photo to:

MiguelLSubmissions@CentralCasting.com (2 L's in address)

Subject Line: GRAY MAN

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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1 day ago
Central Casting

UNION & NON-UNION SUBMISSIONS
*Must be registered with Central Casting*

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Angel is taking submissions for a show that is set to Covid test Sunday, 4/11, fits Tuesday, 4/13, retesting Thursday, 4/22 and shooting Friday, 4/23 at Fox Studios (tests/fit) and in the Redondo Beach area (shoot).

We are looking for men appearing Caucasian to portray a Mall Santa. A beard and belly are a plus/ok. If you have your own Santa suit, you may include that in your submission.

Please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, SELFIE & SANTA SUIT (if applicable) over to:
angelpsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: Santa
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1 day ago
Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO DOUBLE - HAIR NEEDS TO MATCH OR YOU NEED TO LET US CUT AND STYLE YOUR HAIR TO MATCH! The actor has his hair in twists but is is also probably a one on the clippers all the way around the bottom.

Covid Test on 4/14, & 4/15 and shoots 4/16 all in Santa Clarita. Height is 5'9 to 5'11, 150 to 170 lbs, 30 to 32 waist, 30 to 32 inseam. Please send a photo from the front and if you are able to take photos of the sides of your head, that is great too. Please send to: DawaelyneJSubmissions@centralcasting.com Sub line: DOUB
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UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO DOUBLE - HAIR NEEDS TO MATCH OR YOU NEED TO LET US CUT AND STYLE YOUR HAIR TO MATCH!  The actor has his hair in twists but is is also probably a one on the clippers all the way around the bottom. 

Covid Test on 4/14, & 4/15 and shoots 4/16 all in Santa Clarita. Height is 59 to 511, 150 to 170 lbs, 30 to 32 waist, 30 to 32 inseam. Please send a photo from the front and if you are able to take photos of the sides of your head, that is great too. Please send to: DawaelyneJSubmissions@centralcasting.com    Sub line: DOUB
1 day ago
Central Casting

**Union submissions ONLY***
***Must be registered with Central Casting***

Andrew is taking submissions for a show that is set to test Monday 4/12 and set to work Wednesday 4/14 in the Los Angeles Area.

We are looking for bg who are able to portray an African American women between the ages of 18-35 years old, who's height range is between 5'8-5'9 and a dress size between 6-8. This will be as a stand in role so please send your list of experience along with your name and a photo of yourself to to
AndrewMSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: STAND IN

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.***
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1 day ago
Central Casting

***Union submissions ONLY***
**Must be registered with Central Casting**

Andrew is taking submissions for a show that is set to test Saturday 4/10 and set to work Tuesday 4/13 in the Los Angeles Area.

We are looking for background who are able to portray a man between the ages of 18-35 years old, who's height range is between 5'11'-6' and a suite range between 38-40R.

This will be as a stand in role so please send your list of experience along with your name and information to:
AndrewMSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: STAND IN

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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1 day ago
Central Casting

***Union submissions ONLY***
*Must be registered with Central Casting*

Andrew is taking submissions for a show that is set to COVID Test Saturday 4/10 and set to work Monday 4/12 in the Los Angeles Area.

We are looking for bg who are able to portray a woman between the ages of 18-35 years old, with dress sizes are between 6-8. Height preferred is between 5'7'-5'8'.

This will be as a stand in role so please send your list of experience along with your name and information to:
AndrewMSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: STAND IN

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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1 day ago
Central Casting

***UNION AND NON UNION- NO MUST PAYS***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s). Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Sophia is taking submissions for a show that tests on 4/11 and works on 4/13 in Los Angeles. Rate: 250/8
Seeking background actors to portray DRAG QUEENS! If you do not have experience as an actual drag queen, please do not submit!

If this is you, please submit WITH PHOTOS OF YOU IN DRAG! Send these photos, along with your full name, phone number, and email address to:
SophiaKSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Drag Queen

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALES WITH REAL ELECTRICAL OR PLUMBING EXPERIENCE - THIS IS CRUCIAL. You need to have hair that can be styled into a 90's style, so no buzz cuts. Longer hair is fine too. Must be able to portray age 27 to 40's. Covid Test on 4/19, Test again 4/20, Shoot 4/21, 4/22, possible 4/23 test again 5/3 & 5/4 and shoot 5/5 & 5/6. This is very featured on a new series from Seth Rogen.

Please email a detailed description of your electrician or plumbing experience along with a current selfie to: katiejsubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: WORK
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2 days ago
Central Casting

SAG-AFTRA
must be registered with Central Casting

Chelsea is taking submissions for a show working 4/14 and 4/15.
(covid test in your car before and await results, same day)

TWO categories-

Looking for union males in their 20s-early 30s who can skateboard and can bring their own board.

also looking for union males in their 20s-early 30s who are not allergic to peanuts to portray party guests.

If this is you please submit VIA email to
ChelseaMsubmissions@centralcasting.com with name, phone number and email address in the body of the email.
Subject line for skaters -skaters
Subject line for party guests -peanut

thank you!
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2 days ago
Central Casting

UNION ONLY
*Must be registered with Central Casting*

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Angel is taking submissions for a show that is set to Covid test Friday, 4/9 and shoot Monday, 4/12 in Culver City. We are looking for a background to portray an upscale-type age 30s to 40s. You must NOT have worked on Athena in the last 8 weeks.

Please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER & SELFIE over to:
angelpsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: Stage
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***NON-UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).
Shelby is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test Monday, 4/12, working Monday, 4/14, in LA Area.

Looking for background appearing in their 20s to early 40s to portray semi-athletic runners. MUST BE WILLING TO RUN.

In addition to your submission, please upload a current photo to your profile if you've not already done so.

If this is you, please send your full name, phone number in xxx-xxx-xxxx, and re-type your email to:
ShelbySSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: RUNNER

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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