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Register

Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. Get booked on movies and TV shows. It’s free and easy to get started.

Step 1

1

Get ready

Make a reservation to register your minor with us.

At this time minors cannot register online. Please make a reservation below to visit our office.

Reserve Now

Step 2

2

Come in

Bring your minor and their required documentation to your reserved registration session at our Los Angeles office. There you’ll complete paperwork, an orientation, and your minor will take a photo for our database.

While your minor does not need a work permit to register with us, they will need an entertainment work permit to be considered for jobs.

Required Documentation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an updated form I-9 that went into effect on January 22, 2017. This version requires minors (individuals 17 or under) to meet the same requirements as adults regarding the documents they can present for form I-9. Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid. Adults and minors are both required to either present one original unexpired List A document, or, an original unexpired List B and List C document combination. If presenting a List B document to an E-Verify employer (Central Casting), the employer can only see List B documents that include a photo. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to register anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.

The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies (Central Casting).

That’s it. Now your minor is able to submit for jobs.

220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(between Olive and Alameda)

Tuesday 3pm
(please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early)

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

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Registration is for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union minors with a reservation. Minors can also come in during this time for updates.

Registration FAQs

A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting registers minors from 15 days old to 17 years old to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors to work on set, often for the following day.
Those without required documentation (unexpired originals only, no photocopies) to accompany the I-9 form will be turned away.

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person. Please make a reservation to bring your minor and their required documentation to a minors registration session.
All minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Homeland Security permits only the parent or legal guardian to fill out the I-9 form.

Your minor does not need a work permit to register with Central Casting, but in order to be considered for work, each minor will need an entertainment work permit issued by the state of California on file with Central Casting.

Please bring your minor’s current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Pets cannot be accommodated.
Registration is approximately two hours. We do not recommend arriving more than 10 minutes early to our minor registration.
Free street parking or take the Metrolink to Burbank-Downtown.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, not a right. We respectfully reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm employment authorization. Note: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

  Minors registered with Central Casting

How to get work

Already registered and have an entertainment work permit? Bookmark this page to help your minor get booked on set.

Work Step 1

Check our Jobs page for all the latest roles we are casting.
You may also receive a text message* from Casting Directors checking your availability.

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If your minor fits the description

Call the number or email the address given on the job post.

Be prepared to give the information asked for in the job post, which may include the first five digits of your minor’s Social Security number, your phone number, their full legal name, selfie, etc.

Work Step 3

If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category, and a show name with a passcode to access your minor’s details at the link below. Be sure to call the Call Time Change Box and enter the 4-digit number given by the Casting Director for all call time changes.

Call Time Change Box
818.562.2966

My Details

 

Notices

Central Casting University

  • Oct 24: The Stand-In – Speaker: Christine Danahy at 3pm. Reserve

Reservations required for Re-Registration and Updates

  • On September 19, 2019, we will begin requiring reservations for all Re-Registration and Updates sessions. You can make a reservation in the Re-Registration and Updates section of the Talent page 3 days in advance from the time the event starts.

Now hiring a Temporary Casting Assistant

  • We are hiring a Temporary Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Burbank office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.

Update minors sizes

  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.

Twitter job posts currently unavailable

  • Twitter is currently not connecting to our Facebook job posts. You can find all of our openings on the Jobs page of our website.

Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process in all offices! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit your local office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

Event reservations

  • We are now offering reservations for Visiting, Central Casting University, and other events. To make a reservation for an event, visit the Los Angeles calendar on the Talent page of our website. Select the event you wish to attend and click on the reservation link. If you do not see a reservation link, the event does not require a reservation. Note: You should always check the notices and calendar for updates before coming to our office.

Are you getting our texts?

  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

Details Blogs

  • We are excited to announce a way for you to retrieve your details! Instead of having to call an Info Box, the “Details Blog” will allow you to receive your location, wardrobe, hair & makeup, and other important call information through our Details page, a show name, and 4-digit passcode that will be sent to you via text message.

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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.
 

Job Posts

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Inbal is looking for minors that can portray African American or Mixed that MUST fit the below sizes (NO mixing and matching sizes, MUST be as listed!)

Minor MUST be registered with Central Casting and have an up to date work permit!

1) FEMALE
Height - 5'1"
Shirt - 14.5 P
Pant - 14
Shoe 6.5

2) FEMALE
Height – 3’6”
Shirt – 5-6 T
Pant – 5-6 T
Show – 11-11.5

3) MALE
Height – 4’8”
Shirt – 8-10
Pant – 8-10
Shoe – 3.5-4

To submit:
Email your minors name, your phone number, a CURRENT photo of your minor AND their current sizes to ikadim@centralcasting.com

Please subject your email "BERRY" and then include the NUMBER from above to indicate which sizes your minor fits.

Thank you!
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Miranda is looking for TWINS who are 6 MONTHS OR OLDER to work Wednesday, October 16th at Universal City. Must be small enough to still fit in a car seat.

If you have or know of twins within that age range, please submit a PHOTO OF YOUR TWINS, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, HEIGHT, and WEIGHT, with your FULL NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Twins

No photo ID, but will need a work permit.

Thank you!
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Miranda is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAYING NEWBORNS (0-3 months old) to work Tuesday, October 15th with a possible interview prior to the work date.

If you have or know of a newborn, please submit a PHOTO OF YOUR BABY, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, HEIGHT, and WEIGHT, with your FULL NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Newborn

No photo ID, but will need a work permit.

Thank you!
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***SAG AFTRA UNION or NON UNION***
MUST be registered with Central Casting.

Nia is taking submissions for a show working in LA Area/Possibly Newhall! Must be OK to go to either location. This will work possibly multiple days starting 10/15 through 10/25.

She is looking for NATIVE AMERICAN looking BOYS and GIRLS who are 6-15 years old to portray funeral attendees.

Please send me a CURRENT photo!

If this is you, please submit your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO to:
niajsubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: NA FUNERAL
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UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY

Katie is taking submissions for a 1980s television show fitting on Wednesday, October 9th and working on Thursday, October 10th in Los Angeles. Seeking a Caucasian looking male who is 9-12 years of age and a size 12 to portray an altar boy.

If this is you, please submit a current photo and sizes to katiebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Put Altar Boy in the subject line and include the minor's name and contact info in the body of the email. Thank you!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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Miranda is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAYING NEWBORNS (0-3 months old) to work Tuesday, October 15th with a possible interview prior to the work date.

If you have or know of a newborn, please submit a PHOTO OF YOUR BABY, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, HEIGHT, and WEIGHT, with your FULL NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Newborn

No photo ID, but will need a work permit.

Thank you!
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NonUnion only
Must be registered with Central

karen is taking submissions for a show working on Monday 10//7 in Glendale/La Area

Looking for caucasian looking boys who are 14 to 16 years old who will be at a party where there are people portraying as if they are playing the 7 minute in heaven game.

**THERE WILL BE NO KISSING INVOLVED****

IF this is you please submit a photo with your contact info to KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Party
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Bailee is taking NON UNION submissions for Asian and Hispanic portraying girls for a television show working MONDAY 10/7 in Los Angeles.

Looking for a girl around 10 years old, between 4'9"-4'11," and between 90-110 lbs.

MUST be comfortable doing a layup.

Please submit a CURRENT photo along with Full Name and phone number to baileersubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: MINOR

PLEASE INCLUDE CURRENT SIZES AS WELL.

Thank you!
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Check out these scenes featuring Central Casting Kids booked by our Los Angeles team. There is always a lot opportunity for kids to work on set. If you have not registered with us yet, go to our website and reserve a spot for the next Minors registration on Tuesdays to come in and register here:
www.centralcasting.com/la/reserve-kids/
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Check out these scenes featuring Central Casting Kids booked by our Los Angeles team. There is always a lot opportunity for kids to work on set. If you have not registered with us yet, go to our website and reserve a spot for the next Minors registration on Tuesdays to come in and register here:
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!! Still Taking Submissions !!

Miranda is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAYING NEWBORNS (0-3 months old) to work TOMORROW Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8th.

If you have or know of a newborn, please submit a PHOTO OF YOUR BABY, WITH THEIR FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, HEIGHT, and WEIGHT, with your FULL NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Newborn

No photo ID, but will need a work permit.

Thank you!
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Looking for babies 6-9 months old
Works Monday 9/30
Possible Recalls for Tuesday 10/1, Wednesday 10/2 and Friday 10/4
Must have valid work permit
Does not have to be registered with Central Casting

Jimmy is looking for Caucasian looking babies between 6-9 months.

If this fits your babies look, please send a current photo of your babe, current height and weight, and your contact information to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word BABY in the subject line
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Must be registered with Central.

Miranda is taking submissions for babies with various work dates. Please see descriptions below:

1) 2-4 year old Caucasian twin girls (Works Tuesday, October 1st in Pasadena)

2) 2 year old Caucasian females, singles or twins (Fits Wednesday, October 2nd and works on Friday, October 4th at Universal)

3) 3-4 year old Caucasian Toddlers who fit in with the 1970s era (Fits Wednesday, October 2nd and works Friday, October 4th at Universal)

They will need a work permit, but no photo ID.

If this is your minor, please submit with a CURRENT PHOTO OF THEM, THEIR DATE OF BIRTH AND AGE, WITH THEIR CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, ETC), with your full name and phone number to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Babies

Thank you!
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***SAG AFTRA UNION or NON UNION***
MUST be registered with Central Casting.

Nia is taking submissions for a RUSH CALL working today 9/27 in Burbank with a 7:30am call time.

She is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN LOOKING BOYS age 10-12 years old who are between 4'9"-4'11" and weight between 90-100 lbs. Portrays an elementary school student in the 80s.

Please send me a CURRENT photo! Matching hair is important.

If this is you, please submit your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO to:
niajsubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: MINOR RUSH
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Must be registered with Central.

Miranda is taking submissions for a show with a FITTING on Friday, September 27th and a WORK DATE of Monday, September 30th.

She is looking for MINOR GIRLS who are 10-12 YEARS OLD. Must be a SIZE 10-12 or a SIZE 12-14.

This is for a 1960s show, so no modern hairstyles or cuts. Must be OK HOLDING A PROP RIFLE. NO GUN FIRE WILL BE USED.

If this is okay with you and your minor, please submit with YOUR MINOR'S FULL NAME, YOU AS THE PARENT/GUARDIAN'S FULL NAME, WITH A CURRENT PHOTO, AND CURRENT SIZES OF YOUR MINOR, AND A PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Minor

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Calendar

Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting Los Angeles office. Web accessible version.

October 2019

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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
10
  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
24
  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Central Casting University "The Stand-In"
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

 

Being Booked

Your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

It’s important to write down your minor’s work information so you’re prepared when you head to set.

FAQs

If your minor is working on a non-union voucher call 818.562.2799. If your minor is working on a SAG-AFTRA voucher call 818.562.2700. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., your minor) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your minor’s availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. Your minor becomes “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire your minor until the show looks at their picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If your minor is offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire your minor first. Your minor is still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for them.
You will receive a show name and 4-digit passcode from a Casting Director to access your minor’s Details Blog via our Details page. If you receive details via a SMS text message you must reply YES to the booking text message. The details blog will include a Call Time Change Box number for you to call to for minor’s call time changes and booking updates. Please review all provided information to ensure your minor is ready for work when you arrive to set. You can access the Call Time Change Box by calling 818.562.2966 and entering the 4-digit number given by the Casting Director.
Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume your minor is no longer needed.
Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.
 

SMS Texting

Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.
All messages from Central Casting will be personalized with your minor’s name (as it appears in our system), reference the project name, and all replies will appear in the same thread.
Central Casting is now using SMS text messages to check availability, ask questions related to the call or booking and/or provide preliminary details. The message format may look like this:

Example SMS message
Our Casting Directors will review the responses and then reach out to any Background Actor selected to be booked. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. As always, you know you are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.
When a Casting Director asks if you are available without time restrictions, they want to know if you are available to work the whole day, even if the location or time were to change. For example, if you know you are not available between 1-2pm, you would answer: No.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once your minor is booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books your minor for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure they’re not double booked for the same day.
When we receive your message, we send you a quick confirmation text message, like the following:
  • “(Your Name), Your “YES” response has been received. Thank you. Remember, you are not booked unless you receive your details.”
  • “(Your Name), Your “NO” response has been received. Thank you.”
  • “(Your Name), Please respond only Yes or No.”
  • “(Your Name), Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions for this role.”
If you didn’t receive a confirmation response, please send your response again. Please note: the system is engineered to only accept a YES or NO response.
If you don’t hear back from a casting director with an offer for work and booking details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.
Yes, simply reply to the original message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation with a Casting Director, you will only be able to change your response to the most recent message. Please note: after you have received your details and are booked, you must follow the appropriate procedure if you need to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If your minor is booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include a Details Blog and Call Time Change Box number.
Yes. Though your minor’s details may be provided to you as a details blog via SMS text message, you will still need to call the Call Time Change Box at 818.562.2966 and enter the 4-digit number given by the Casting Director for call time changes and booking updates. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected when you arrive to set.
Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
Thank you for your response. Sending a “Yes” response tells the Casting Directors that you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee that you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.
Please send your response again.
Central Casting will use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific project, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
In order for our system to read your response and provide it to the Casting Directors, we need to limit the text to only Yes or No.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Casting Directors may provide booking details through a Details Blog. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
Not all carriers and phone service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint for example, may split long messages. Unfortunately, when this happens, there is no guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.
No, the messages are only in English.
Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

 

On Set

Once your minor has booked a job, they are ready to get on set!

A guardian must always accompany a minor on set. It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you and your minor arrive, check in with your contact and get your minor’s voucher.

Your time on set will vary, but a typical day lasts up to 12 hours. Your minor is an important part of the production, please ensure they are professional and have a good attitude on set.

Be sure to read our article What to Do When Your Minor Books a Job for everything you need to know about being on set.

FAQs

It is critical that you write down all work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding work information call 818.562.2700.
If your minor is working on a non-union voucher call 818.562.2799. If your minor is working on a SAG-AFTRA voucher call 818.562.2700. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
Have your minor’s work permit and school work ready to show the teacher. Bringing homework is required, even if the minor is home schooled.
You will be on set with them, behind the scenes. Please stay within your designated area and do not interfere with production. Be prepared to accompany your minor when they go to wardrobe, set, and to school.
Another guardian (21+) must accompany the minor.
Another guardian (21+) who is not working on the show must accompany the minor.
Do not bring anyone to set who is not working, including other children.
Call the Call Time Change Box at 818.562.2966 and enter the 4-digit number given to you by the Casting Director. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Roles change from set to set, but often Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When your minor is not required on set, you both will be taken to a holding area or to the school area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while your minor is not working.
During designated meal breaks, craft services will provide food. Please eat breakfast before you arrive. Guardians, please allow all minors to get their meals before you get yours. Do not ask craft services for food outside of your designated meal times. If your child has special dietary needs, please bring food to set with you. It is not production’s responsibilty to supply specialty food. You are allowed to bring snacks to eat throughout the day.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

 

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When your minor registers with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week your minor worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your minor’s Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your minor’s voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
You may change it on your minor’s voucher when they work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your minor’s address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment. For your convenience, we have a notary available free of charge by appointment only. You can set up an appointment by calling 800.562.2718 between 8am-5pm.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) they worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable your minor to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your minor’s W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your minor’s tax form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

 

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during minors registration to re-register, add photos, and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your minor’s file current so Casting Directors know their look and details. You must re-register your minor every three years for them to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates.

Help your child get cast by keeping their sizes updated
Update minor sizes

Minors Registration, Re-Registration, and Updates are held on
Tuesdays 3pm

FAQs

Your minor and the required documentation to accompany the I-9 form.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates. SAG-AFTRA members should always bring their current SAG-AFTRA card when they visit our office.
A digital photo of your minor can be taken in our office when you come to update their profile. If you would like additional photos added to your profile, bring the photos to an update session. Only hard copies of photos will be accepted. We cannot accept discs, CDs, or memory sticks. Photos submitted will not be returned.
You can change their status during update times. You must present your minor’s identification along with their current SAG-AFTRA card and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during the update times.