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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.

 

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COVID-19 booster requirement effective March 15, 2022

  • Updates to the Return to Work Agreement regarding productions with a mandatory vaccination policy for Zone A. For details, see the Return to Work Agreement page.

Update to online profile regarding vaccination status

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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.

Introducing SmartVoucher

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Complete required Anti-Harassment training

  • As of January 1, 2021, if you have not completed required anti-harassment training, you are not eligible to be booked by Central Casting. 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.

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14 hours ago

Must be registered with Central Casting. Union or Non Union Submissions for Hand Double.

Rush Covid Test today (before 8pm) Weds 12/7
Shoots on Thurs 12/8 in Culver City

HAND DOUBLE: Kristan is looking for a female to portray age 25 to 35, Caucasian, 5'1 to 5'3, size 2-4 dress. Nails need to match the photo below. You cannot have artificial nails, or gel or any other kind of overlay on your nails. Also no tattoos.

This show has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. According to the CDC, people age 50 and above are eligible for a second booster, and minors age 6 months and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, at this time. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination.
If you become booked, any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you and/or your minor meets the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you and/or your minor are ineligible to be hired for this Production.

If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide such adequate proof to Production. If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof.

Please send a photo of each hand to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: Hand
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Must be registered with Central Casting. Union or Non Union Submissions for Hand Double. 

Rush Covid Test today (before 8pm) Weds 12/7
Shoots on Thurs 12/8 in Culver City 

HAND DOUBLE: Kristan is looking for a female to portray age 25 to 35, Caucasian, 51 to 53, size 2-4 dress. Nails need to match the photo below. You cannot have artificial nails, or gel or any other kind of overlay on your nails. Also no tattoos. 

This show has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set.  According to the CDC, people age 50 and above are eligible for a second booster, and minors age 6 months and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, at this time.  To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination.  
If you become booked, any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you and/or your minor meets the criteria mentioned above.  If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you and/or your minor are ineligible to be hired for this Production.   

If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide such adequate proof to Production.  If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof.

Please send a photo of each hand to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com   sub line: Hand
15 hours ago

***UNION MEMBER SUBMISSIONS 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 the shoot day.

Greg is taking submissions for a show that is testing tomorrow 12/8 with Possible Work on 12/9 and 12/10 in Simi Valley.

We are looking for Union WOMEN ages 30-40 to portray CONSTRUCTION WORKERS with CARS.

You cannot have worked the show Eagle.

If this is you, please email with your full name, phone number in 000-000-0000 format, a current selfie/photo, a photo of your car as well as the year/color/make/model of it to:

GregRsubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Subject line: CONSTRUCTION WORKER W/ CAR

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.

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.

NOTE:

This Production has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 5 and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this Production.
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15 hours ago

***NON UNION SUBMISSIONS 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 the shoot day.

Greg is taking Non-Union submissions for a show that will Rapid Test and Fit tomorrow 12/8, Test again on 12/15, with Possible Work on 12/16, 12/17, and 12/19 in Long Beach.

We are looking for white appearing MEN ages 20-35 to portray WAITERS. This is a period piece set in the 1920s so you must have no visible tattoos, be clean shaven (or willing to shave), and have short hair (or willing to trim to fit the period). We need specific sizes!

Men Sizes: 5'9"-6'1", 165-215lbs

If this is you, please email with your full name, phone number in 000-000-0000 format, and a current selfie/photo to:

GregRsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: 1920s Man

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.

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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16 hours ago

***UNION AND 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.

Beau D is taking submissions for a show seeking background that fit the role of an African American man, as tall as possible 6’5+, and muscular/”built” to test and work tomorrow 12/8.

Dates: Thursday 12/8

COVID Test: 12/8

Possible Work: 12/8

Location: LA Area

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX format), a full body picture, and stats (height/weight) to beaudsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Tall 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.

Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.

Regardless of vaccination, you must still test negative for COVID-19 on one or more tests to be arranged by production prior to the first production work date.

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. 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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17 hours ago

Reminder that all Background Actors registered with Central Casting Los Angeles must complete required anti-harassment training every two years to remain active and eligible to be booked.

Review the Training tab of your online profile to see your current status. You can access the training at www.inspiredlms.com/centralcasting. If you have trouble logging in, select the Forgot Password option.

If you have completed the training and it's been more than 48 hours, but your profile has not updated to reflect, please fill out our Update Request Form at www.centralcasting.com/aht-profile-update/
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Reminder that all Background Actors registered with Central Casting Los Angeles must complete required anti-harassment training every two years to remain active and eligible to be booked.

Review the Training tab of your online profile to see your current status. You can access the training at www.inspiredlms.com/centralcasting. If you have trouble logging in, select the Forgot Password option.

If you have completed the training and its been more than 48 hours, but your profile has not updated to reflect, please fill out our Update Request Form at www.centralcasting.com/aht-profile-update/
17 hours ago

***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 the shoot day.

TESTING 12/8
POSS WORK 12/9

We are looking for:
High end black or any dark colored service cars (Lincoln Town car or SUV types) 2015 and newer. Please make sure you have a photo of your car on your profile.

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name and Phone Number in this format 000-000-0000 to:
SandyCSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: CAR


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.
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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18 hours ago

***NON-UNION SUBMISSONS 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.*

Kainoa M is taking submissions for a production seeking Non-Union background who can portray men with tuxedos (NOT SUITS).

Below are the POSSIBLE Work days. Scheduled to test and shoot in LA.

Thursday, 12/08 - Covid Test
Friday, 12/09 - Work

If this is you please submit your name, phone number (XXX-XXX-XXXX format), and a photo of you in a tuxedo.

kainoamsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Tuxedo

NOTE:IMPORTANT: NOTE NEW BOOSTER REQUIREMENT

This production has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 5 and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster ) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet either of the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this particular Production.
Regardless of vaccination, you must still test negative for COVID-19 on one or more tests to be arranged by production prior to the first production work date.
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. 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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19 hours ago

***UNION or NON UNION SUBMISSIONS***
You do NOT have to 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.

Hayley is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test TODAY by 4pm and works tomorrow.

Looking for men to portray black males for photo double. Must be 6'9 to 7'2 and bald.

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name and Phone Number and CURRENT photo to:
HayleyBsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: RUSH DOUBLE

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.

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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19 hours ago

*****SUBMISSIONS CLOSED******

***NON UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY***

Must be registered from 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.

Christian P is taking submissions for a show seeking background to portray 18tly students who are able to RUSH to Sony by 11am TODAY.

You will be testing on site with possible work today pending clearance of your test.

HOWEVER, if you have a negative PCR COVID test from Monday or Tuesday please include the results in your submission. A TEST IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SUBMITTING!!

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

christianpsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: RUSH SONY

NOTE:

IMPORTANT: NEW BOOSTER REQUIREMENT FOR PEOPLE AGE 50 AND ABOVE, AND NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR MINORS AGE 6 MONTHS OR OLDER
The Goldbergs has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. According to the CDC, people age 50 and above are eligible for a second booster, and minors age 6 months and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, at this time. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination.
If you become booked, any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet the criteria mentioned above. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence will result in you not being hired for the project and/or turned away from set (as though no offer of work was given). In such case, you will NOT be eligible for payment because you were not employed/hired. Regardless of vaccination, you must still test negative for COVID-19 on one or more tests (to be arranged by production) prior to the first production work date.

Regardless of vaccination, you must still test negative for COVID-19 on one or more tests to be arranged by production prior to the first production work date.
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. 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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I have a last minute add on a show - I need someone who has a negative PCR test from yesterday (Mon 12/5) or today (Tues 12/6)

Union submissions for male to portray age 30's to 40's, Caucasian, size 34 waist or smaller. Must be Ok with getting hair trimmed and you can't have facial hair. This takes place in the 1950's and you are the only person in the scene.

Costume Fitting at 8am and Covid Test on Weds 12/7 in LA (paid separately)
Shoots on Thursday 12/8 in Los Angeles.

Six Thirty has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. According to the CDC, people age 50 and above are eligible for a second booster, and minors age 6 months and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, at this time. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination.
If you become booked, any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you and/or your minor meets the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you and/or your minor are ineligible to be hired for this Production.

If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide such adequate proof to Production. If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof.

Please submit a current photo to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: PCR
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