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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 registered 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
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  • All registered talent 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.

2 hours ago

Central Casting

***UNION ONLY**

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass Covid test to be eligible 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 a show that will Covid Test Wednesday, 1/27, and Thursday, 1/28, to Work Friday, 1/29 in Los Angeles.

Looking for MEN to portray a homeless man between 45-65 years old. Must be okay to smoke an herbal cigarette.

You MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER & CURRENT SELFIE to

MiguelLSubmissions@CentralCasting.com

Subject Line: HERBAL

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 hours ago

Central Casting

Hi Everyone, it's Kristan. Just wanted to let you know that lately details on our shows are going out a little later than normal!! Anyone booked on one of my shows, your details will be going out soon. Thanks for your patience!! ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Central Casting

***UNION ONLY***

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Angel is taking submissions for a show COVID Testing 1/22 and Working 1/25 in Los Angeles.

Looking for attractive, average-size women to portray upscale housewives. Ages 30’s to early 40’s with upscale cars that are 2018 or newer AND not red, black, or white.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, CURRENT SELFIE & a photo of your VEHICLE(S) in order to be considered. Send to: angelpsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: Car
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6 hours ago

Central Casting

*** Non Union***
RUSHCALL!!!
Must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show Covid testing ASAP IN CULVER CITY BY 4PM working 1/22. Looking for men who can appear to be Frat Guys. PLEASE PUT EMAIL ADDRESS IN BODY OF EMAIL
To submit please send PHOTO, EMAIL & NUMBER TO steviemsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: FRAT
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

RUSH CALL (TEST) today - NON UNION
MEN -- appear African American, 30s-50s
** OKAY TO PORTRAY AS: Queer Church Goer (okay to hold hands as same-sex partner/couple)

Dates: Test today, Fitting Friday 1/22, Work Monday 1/25
Testing today is ASAP before 6pm at a Lab location of choice (from a list provided to you). Must test asap to clear results before Fitting.

Email ALL required info to be considered.
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line "Queer Church"
Body: Include Name, Phone # & RETYPE your Central profile's affiliated email address in the body of this email submission.
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

***UNION**

Chelsea is taking submissions for a show in Santa Clarita seeking men & women ages 20's to 40's with cars that are not black, red or white.

Must be available for all dates:
Cvid test 1/21, test again on 1/22 to work on Saturday 1/23 - all in Santa Clarita.

**Car must be in great condition, you must have a valid drivers license and you cannot have worked Eagle (SWAT) in the last 10 weeks

If this is you please submit VIA email to
ChelseaMSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
with phone number and either a picture of the car OR stating it is pictured in your central casting profile
Subject Line: Eagle cars

**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.
You MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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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8 hours ago

Central Casting

*** Non Union***
RUSHCALL!!!
Must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show Covid testing ASAP working tomorrow in LA. Looking for men & women who can appear to be Middle Eastern. PLEASE PUT EMAIL ADDRESS IN BODY OF EMAIL
To submit please send PHOTO, EMAIL & NUMBER TO steviemsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: RUSH
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. Covid test on Friday 1/22. Camera Test on Monday 1/25. If approved after Camera Test, you would working weekdays from 1/28 thru 2/28. Covid and Camera test in Culver City. Many of our shoot days are in Lancaster. See below for specs:

Female to portray Caucasian, age 30's to early 40's. Height 5'1 to 5'3. Dark hair, Size 4 or smaller. Please submit a current selfie along with your stand in experience to: ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com Sub line: AG
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UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. Covid test on Friday 1/22. Camera Test on Monday 1/25. If approved after Camera Test, you would working weekdays from 1/28 thru 2/28.  Covid and Camera test in Culver City. Many of our shoot days are in Lancaster.  See below for specs: 

Female to portray Caucasian, age 30s to early 40s. Height 51 to 53. Dark hair, Size 4 or smaller. Please submit a current selfie along with your stand in experience to: ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com   Sub line: AG

8 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. Covid test on Friday 1/22. Camera Test on Monday 1/25. If approved after Camera Test, you would working weekdays from 1/28 thru 2/28. Covid and Camera test in Culver City. Many of our shoot days are in Lancaster. See below for specs:

Female to portray Caucasian or Asian, age 20's to early 40's. Height 5'9 to 5'11. Dark hair, Size 8 or smaller. Please submit a current selfie along with your stand in experience to: ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com Sub line: MARY
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UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR EXPERIENCED STAND IN. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. Covid test on Friday 1/22. Camera Test on Monday 1/25. If approved after Camera Test, you would working weekdays from 1/28 thru 2/28.  Covid and Camera test in Culver City. Many of our shoot days are in Lancaster.  See below for specs: 

Female to portray Caucasian or Asian, age 20s to early 40s. Height 59 to 511. Dark hair, Size 8 or smaller. Please submit a current selfie along with your stand in experience to: ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com   Sub line: MARY

9 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION & NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALES & FEMALES TO PORTRAY AGE 18-24 WHITE HOUSE INTERNS IN 1990'S. Please carefully read specs before you submit.

UNION & NON UNION MALES & FEMALES TO PORTRAY WHITE HOUSE INTERNS AGE 18-24 YEARS OLD. You need to have hair that can be styled into a 1990's hairstyle. For men, you need to have some length on the sides and back – no shaved sides. Hair needs to go over the collar in the back and cannot be super short on the sides. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO GET YOUR HAIR CUT (See attached photos for the types of hairstyles we are looking for). YOU MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN. You cannot have visible tattoos in business clothes. Women need to have hair that is shoulder length or shorter, bangs and layers are fantastic. Please let us know if you are willing to let us cut bangs (this is not a requirement, but we do need a lot of women with bangs).

Men need to be size 36 waist or smaller and women should be size 10 or smaller. If your sizes on file with Central Casting are different from what they are now, please note that in your submission.

DATES: Covid Test on Friday 1/22, Test Again & Fitting on Monday 1/25, Shoots on Weds 1/27. All of this in Los Angeles.

Please send a current selfie to: kjosiah@centralcasting.com sub line: INTERN
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9 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION
*Must be registered with Central Casting*

Andrew is taking submissions for a show that will Covid test 1.22, 1.25 and set to work 1.26 with a possibility of working 1.28 (Must be available for all dates listed) This will shoot in and around the Los Angeles area. We are looking for talent who can portray African American males with dreadlocks and must be able to ride a bicycle.

Please send a current selfie along with your information to AndrewMSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: BICYCLE
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

Union rush call *
Must be avail for a COVID test today 1.20 by 2:30pm to REtest tomorrow 1.21, Fit Friday 22nd , REtest the 25th and work the 26th *

Must be avail to get to covid test TODAY by 2:30pm *

Must be OK with haircut IF needed (1940s) ALSO OK CLEAN SHAVED*

Must be average sizes - nothing larger than 36in waist , 42R coat - 5'9-6'2

Shannon is currently looking for MEN to portray a PARAMEDIC - Any ethnicity is great ! if this is you and you are avail ALL dates and meet todays time frame - please submit a current selfie via email to ShannonAsubmissions@centralcasting.com Subject this email "MEDIC" Thanks !
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

RUSH COVID TEST TODAY IN SANTA MONICA, TEST & FITTING ON 1/22, SHOOTS 1/25 & 1/26 IN LOS ANGELES. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN PREFIT OR WORKED ON AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT

MALE GYM PATRONS & EMPLOYEES IN THE 1990'S. Males to portray age 28 to 45, very fit, attractive and NO TATTOOS - you will be in tanks and shorts. You need to have some length on the sides and back – no shaved sides. Hair needs to go over the collar in the back and cannot be super short on the sides. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO GET YOUR HAIR CUT (See attached photos for the types of hairstyles we are looking for). Must be size 34 waist or smaller. Please submit a body shot and a selfie to: KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com Sub line: GYM
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UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. 

RUSH COVID TEST TODAY IN SANTA MONICA, TEST & FITTING ON 1/22, SHOOTS 1/25 & 1/26 IN LOS ANGELES. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN PREFIT OR WORKED ON AMERICAN CRIME STORY: IMPEACHMENT

MALE GYM PATRONS & EMPLOYEES IN THE 1990S. Males to portray age 28 to 45, very fit, attractive and NO TATTOOS - you will be in tanks and shorts. You need to have some length on the sides and back – no shaved sides. Hair needs to go over the collar in the back and cannot be super short on the sides. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO GET YOUR HAIR CUT (See attached photos for the types of hairstyles we are looking for). Must be size 34 waist or smaller.  Please submit a body shot and a selfie to: KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com   Sub line: GYMImage attachmentImage attachment

1 day ago

Central Casting

***UNION or NON UNION**
HIGHER RATE $500/8

Chelsea and Jessica are taking submissions for a show seeking females who look 18-25 years old that are okay being topless and/or showing bare backside.

Must have no visible tattoos

Must be available all dates: Covid Test thurs 1/21, sat 1/23, zoom training Sun 1/24 to work 1/25

If this is you, please submit VIA Email to BOTH
ChelseaMSubmissions@CentralCasting.com; JessicaPSubmissions@centralcasting.com
with phone number and stating you are comfortable with partial nudity.
Subject Line: no visible tattoos
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**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.
You MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Ella is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test WEDNESDAY 1/20 to WORK FRIDAY 1/22 in Santa Clarita.

Seeking MEN to portray SYRIAN MAN with an OLDER FOREIGN CAR.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST have completed the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work

If this is you, please submit with FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER & PIC OF YOUR CAR to

ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: SYRIAN 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. 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 OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR BEATER CARS - ALL COLORS ARE FINE (YEARS 1990'S TO 2005). Covid Tests: Weds 1/20 & Thurs 1/21. Shoots: Friday 1/22. All of this in Santa Clarita/Newhall area. Please send a photo of the car, the year, make and model to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: BEAT ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR BEATER OR JUST OLDER RED CARS (YEARS 1990'S TO 2005). Covid Tests: Weds 1/20 & Thurs 1/21. Shoots: Friday 1/22. All of this in Santa Clarita/Newhall area. Please send a photo of the car, the year, make and model to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: RED CAR ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Central Casting

**SAG-AFTRA Union & Non-Union Submissions**

Brad is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series that will be COVID testing Mon. 1/25 & Wed. 1/27 to likely work Fri. 1/29. The testing will be in Downtown LA, the work will be in a location TBD.

Must pass COVID test to be eligible to work.

We're looking for:
"Photo Double w/ Afro" - Male, 20s, to portray African American, as short as possible, with an Afro hairstyle. You should be okay being put into the trunk of a car.

Please include a current selfie in your submission.

If this is you, you're registered with Central Casting, and would like to be considered, please send an e-mail with your name, contact number, and photo to: BradBsubmissions AT centralcasting DOT com

Please include "Photo Double" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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1 day ago

Central Casting

***UNION ONLY**
Chelsea is taking submissions for a show seeking union talent to be booked with their cars that can RUSH TEST Today and test Tomorrow in LA and then work Thursday and possible Friday in Altadenato

Cars needed:
1990 - 1996 Cars (no red, white, or black)

1998 - 2004 Cars (no red, white, or black)

MUST have picture of your car in your central casting profile

If this is you, please submit VIA Email to
ChelseaMSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
with phone number and year and color of your car
Subject Line: Car Rush

**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.
You MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Ella is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test WEDNESDAY 1/20 and THURSDAY 1/21 to WORK FRIDAY 1/22, all in Santa Clarita.

Seeking MEN&WOMEN with RED SEDANS.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST have completed the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work

If this is you, please submit with FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER & PIC OF YOUR CAR to

ellaesubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: RED

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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