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CENTRAL CASTING

the leading background casting company in the entertainment industry


At Central Casting, we book hundreds of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and Doubles every day.

Make a reservation for Talent Onboarding to register at one of our offices.

 

Notices

Preparing for production’s return

With the SAG-AFTRA strike ending, Central Casting is excited to cast our Background Actors in our movies and TV shows. We are busy preparing for filming to ramp up. As our shows return to production, we will reach out with availability inquiries and post to our Jobs page. Until then, we recommend updating your profile and photos with your current look and sizes so our Casting Directors have your accurate information when considering you for work. We can’t wait to get you back on set!

Complete required Anti-Harassment training

If you have not completed required anti-harassment training, you are not eligible to be booked by Central Casting. Training must be taken every two years. Once you complete the training, you will become eligible to be booked again. If you did not receive an email regarding the required training, please contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com. You can find more information on our Required Training page.

Update sizes in your online profile

Has it been a while since you updated your sizes? Have you not yet populated sizes in your online profile? Casting Directors often use these measurements when booking their shows. If you don’t have your sizes or have inaccurate measurements in your profile, you may be missing out on job opportunities. Learn more.

Central Casting’s new text message number – it’s shorter and always the same!

Text messages from Central Casting will be sent from a new number. It’s shorter – only 5 digits, and it’s always the same 5-digit number. You can be assured that all messages you receive from this number are from us here at Central Casting. We know some of our Background Actors had some difficulty receiving text messages, this new number will help ensure all messages are delivered.

To respond to availability inquiries, you still must click the provided link or log in to your online profile. And of course if you’re going to be late or need to cancel, you must call your Central Casting office. This new text number does not accept replies.

Direct Deposit for Background Actors

Central Casting is excited to announce a direct deposit payment option for Background Actors! If you’d like to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting provides casting services and Entertainment Partners handles payroll. Learn More.

Tech support chat

Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

Check out our Articles section

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.

***UNION AND NON-SUBMISSIONS***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!
Serena G is taking submissions for a show seeking background with a El Camino with primer paint.

RATE: Union $208/8 for work + 37.50 with car, if more TBD
Non Union $136/8 for Work + $25.00, if more TBD

Date: TBD

Please send photo of car, your phone number and name to:
serenagsubmissons@centralcasting.com

Subject line: El Camino
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***UNION AND NON-UNION SUBMISSONS!***
UPDATED WITH A NEW WORK DATE!

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Kainoa is taking submissions for a production seeking men to portray a Caucasian photo double with beard within the following sizes: 6'1" to 6'3", 30-33 Waist, 32-34 Inseam, 40-42 Coat - please also see the reference photo attached

Rates for this role are:
$243 / 8 Work Day

Below is the POSSIBLE Work day. Scheduled to work in Los Angeles

Thursday 2/22 - Work

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX format), and a current selfie to:

kainoamsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Chase Double
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***UNION AND NON-UNION SUBMISSONS!***
UPDATED WITH A NEW WORK DATE!

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Kainoa is taking submissions for a production seeking men to portray a Caucasian photo double with beard within the following sizes: 61 to 63, 30-33 Waist, 32-34 Inseam, 40-42 Coat - please also see the reference photo attached

Rates for this role are:
$243 / 8 Work Day

Below is the POSSIBLE Work day. Scheduled to work in Los Angeles

Thursday 2/22 - Work

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX format), and a current selfie to:

kainoamsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Chase DoubleImage attachment

*** UNION AND NON UNION MEMBER SUBMISSIONS***
!! Must be registered with Central Casting !!
Kayleigh N is taking submissions for African American males who can play piano
In your email please include:
Your FULL NAME as it may appear in the database
Your phone number in 000-000-0000 format.
Your Union Status
Your skill level at piano
Union Rate: $253/8
Non-Union Rate: $166/8
Dates: Work February 16, Possible Recall February 20
Location: LA Area
If this is you, please email: KayleighNSubmissions@centralcasting.com Subject line: Special Ability Piano Double
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*** UNION AND NON UNION MEMBER SUBMISSIONS***


!! Must be registered with Central Casting !!

Alexis V is taking submissions for BG with MODIFIED CARS for a Vintage Car Show (think Fast and the Furious like the pictures below)

In your email please include:
Your FULL NAME as it may appear in the database
Your phone number in 000-000-0000 format.
A Photo of your MODIFIED CAR
The Make, Model, and Year of your Car
Your Union Status

Please upload a photo of your MODIFIED CAR to your profile, as well as attach a photo of the MODIFIED CAR to the email.

Union Rate: $208/8
Non-Union Rate: $136/8

+ Car Allowances IF BOOKED W/ CAR
the rate is dependent on the year / model of your car

Dates: March 7-8
Location: TBD

If this is you, please email: AlexisVSubmissions@centralcasting.com Subject line: MODIFIED Car-Car Show
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*** UNION AND NON UNION MEMBER SUBMISSIONS***  
 
 
!! Must be registered with Central Casting !!

Alexis V is taking submissions for BG with MODIFIED CARS for a Vintage Car Show (think Fast and the Furious like the pictures below)

In your email please include: 
Your FULL NAME as it may appear in the database
Your phone number in 000-000-0000 format.
A Photo of your MODIFIED CAR 
The Make, Model, and Year of your Car
Your Union Status

Please upload a photo of your MODIFIED CAR to your profile, as well as attach a photo of the MODIFIED CAR to the email.

Union Rate: $208/8
Non-Union Rate: $136/8

+ Car Allowances IF BOOKED W/ CAR 
the rate is dependent on the year / model of your car

Dates: March 7-8
Location: TBD
 
If this is you, please email: AlexisVSubmissions@centralcasting.com Subject line: MODIFIED Car-Car ShowImage attachmentImage attachment

***UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS***

!! Must be registered with Central Casting !!

Deborah S is taking submissions for a show seeking background to portray an African American male with formal culinary school training.

DATES:
INTERVIEW: Tuesday, 2/20
POSSIBLE WORK: Wednesday 2/21

RATES: $52/2 Interview, $208/8 hr base work day rate, but this role will be a higher rate for the work date!

If this is you, please email with your full name, phone number in 000-000-0000 format, a current selfie/photo, AND your culinary training/experience to DeborahSSubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Subject line: Culinary
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Must be registered with Central Casting

Fitting on Thursday 2/15 in Los Angeles
Shoots on Tuesday 2/20 in Los Angeles

Union submissions for real food servers (fine dining) to portray age 20’s to 40’s. Please submit with a description of your experience to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com
sub line: staff
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***UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS***

!! Must be registered with Central Casting !!

Deborah S is taking submissions for a show seeking background who own electric cars that are NOT white or red and are from 2019 or newer.

DATES:
POSSIBLE WORK: TBD, looking for open availability from the end of February through mid July. There is a chance this could be a recurring role, but we're still waiting on a schedule to confirm.

RATES: Union - $208/8 hrs work date
Non Union - $136/8 hrs work date

If this is you, please email with your full name, availabilty, Union status, phone number in 000-000-0000 format, a current selfie/photo, and a current photo of your car to DeborahSSubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Subject line: Electric
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***Union Submissions***
Must be registered with Central Casting

DATES - POSS WORK : 2/14
SAG-AFTRA Rates - $ 208/8
LOCATION : LA AREA

Sandy is taking UNION submissions,
We are looking for the following to portray (Men Correctional Officers) with real experience.

If this is you, please submit your Full Name and Phone Number in this format 000-000-0000 to:
SandyCSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Officer
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***UNION and NON-UNION SUBMISSIONS***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!

Greg is taking submissions for a show seeking men 18-60 years old, who can portray an inmate that is NATIVE AMERICAN. Long hair is preferred. Must be CLEAN SHAVEN.

This will work in Mira Loma. No gas mileage, but a shuttle will be provided to set.

Date: Works Thursday 02/15/2024
Location: Mira Loma
RATE:
Union is $208/8 for WORK
Non-Union is $136/8 for WORK

If this is you, please submit your name, your phone number, and a current selfie to:

GregRsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: Native American Inmate
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***UNION SUBMISSIONS***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!

Serena G is taking submissions for a show seeking fit men 18-30s years old, who have basketball experience.

Date: Works Monday 02/12/2024

Location: LA AREA

RATE: $208/8 FOR WORK

If this is you, please submit your name, your phone number, and a recent photo to:

serenagsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: fit guy
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I want to sign up with Central Casting

To onboard yourself or a minor, make a reservation for a Talent Onboarding session. You must have a reservation and the required Form I-9 documentation. Reservations can only be made via the reservation calendar on the Sign Up page.

I need to visit the office to update my photo

We are not currently holding in-person photo updates. You can upload photos of your current look to your online profile. Scroll to the “Photographs” section, select the upload button, then choose the Current look: front slot.

I am having trouble with my online profile/need to update my email

See our Profile Management page for how-to videos and FAQs that may answer your question. If you need to change your email or need further assistance you can contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com, 855.500.2055, or through tech support chat. Note: tech support chat is for technical questions only, for casting inquiries please call your local Central Casting office.

I am having trouble taking the anti-harassment training course

The Required Training page has FAQs and troubleshooting information. If you need additional assistance, contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com, 855.500.2055, or through tech support chat.

I have payroll questions

Casting and payroll are handled separately, so if you have questions about a project where you were paid by Central Casting, please contact payroll at 855.500.2055. You can also sign up or log in to my.ep.com to view your pay history and change your contact information.

I have a question regarding my booking

If you have questions about getting booked or the casting process, please see the Talent page for more information. If it’s an emergency, you can call 818.562.2700 and select option #1 for Background Actors. Be ready to give your name, the Casting Director who booked you, and the name of the project you are working on.

If you have questions about getting booked or the casting process, please see the Talent page or check our Articles as the answers to your questions are likely there.