Boy at Minors registration

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

Prepare your minor’s I-9 form documentation required for registration.

Step 2

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Come in

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

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 Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid.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

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

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

Registration FAQs

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.
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? 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

Closed for registration

  • Dec 24-Jan 1: Our Los Angeles office will be closed for registration. Normal registration hours will resume January 2, 2019.

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.

Registration Reservations

  • Wednesday and Friday new registration sessions require reservations. Starting in 2019, all new registration sessions will require a reservation. Reservations become available on the LA Registration Reservation page of our website 48 hours in advance. Dates showing “unavailable” are either filled or not yet available to book. Monday new registration sessions are still filled by walk ups.

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 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.

New Details Blogs

  • We are excited to announce a new 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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Job Posts

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Inbal is taking submissions for BABIES ages 4 - 8 months that can portray African American.
Works during the week of the 17th, exact date TBD.

If interested please email a photo of your baby to: ikadim@centralcasting.com
Subject: Winter

Thank you!
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KIDS!
Tiffany is taking submissions for a film fitting Saturday 12/1 and working Monday 12/3.

Looking for a Caucasian looking male who appears 10-18 years old. Must fit these sizes!

Height: 5'0 - 5'1
Pants: 12-14
Shirt: Boys Large/ Mens XS
Shoe Size: 8
BRUNETTE HAIR

If this is you please submit to tiffanyCsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject "Double". In the body of the message please include your name, phone number, a current full body photo and all of your sizes!

Thank you!
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Claire is taking submissions for minor boys who are 9-12 years old, and are familiar with a comfortable with River Dancing. Must be available to work on Wednesday Nov 28 and Thursday Nov 29 and must have a valid work permit. Please send a current photo to clairebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

Works Monday 11.26 in LA.

Sarah Beth is taking submissions for African American looking twins who appear to look like newborns. Must be able to obtain a work permit by 11.26.

If this is your baby submit a photo of them, sizes, and age to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "BB"
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Must be registered with Central Casting.
Union and Non-Union
Works 11.21.18 in LA

Sarah Beth is taking submissions for Boys age 11-13years old that are about 5'0" tall and around 82lbs with brown hair thats longer on top.

If this is your child submit a full length photo of them, a side profile photo of them, and a photo of the back of their hair to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "Child"
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*** UNION and NON-UNION ***

Kelly is taking submissions for an AFRICAN-AMERICAN or HISPANIC looking 8 - 11 year old!

Must be able to get PASADENA for a 9:00 AM Call Time!

Please submit to kellyFsubmissions@centralcasting.com with your child's NAME and PHONE NUMBER! Subject - PASADENA! Thanks!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL!
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Claire is taking submissions for an African American looking or Hispanic looking boy or girl who is about 4th grade age and can play the CELLO to work on a TV show at a higher rate next week some time between 11/5 and 11/9. Please send a current photo and let me know how long your child has played the cello. Must have valid work permit to be considered for this job.
clairebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Subject CELLO
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Claire is taking submissions for a Caucasian looking female with long light blonde hair 3'6-4'1 in height. Age 5-8. To work tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24 in Los Angeles. Must have a valid work permit to be considered. Please send a current photo, height, sizes to clairebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Subject line double. ... See MoreSee Less

Sarah Beth is taking submissions for a show working tomorrow 10.23 and as early as thursday or friday. I am looking for Boy twin babies 6 months old or single baby boys 6 months old, caucasian or hispanic looking. Must have valid work permits. No photo ID’s needed. Please submit with contact information and a photo to: SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "New Baby" ... See MoreSee Less

Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working Tuesdsay10/23-Thursday 10/25. I am looking for twins and single babies 6 to 8 months old, any ethnicity. Must have valid work permits. No photo ID’s needed. Please submit with contact information and a photo to: AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com ... See MoreSee Less

MINORS ONLY — corrected email address
** NON UNION **

Lauren is taking submissions for a show working on Tuesday 10/23 in LA.
Females only, any ethnicity, 6-9yrs.
**Your child will be fitted in either a tap or ballet costume.**
When submitting, please indicate your minor’s AGE, CLOTHING SIZE, and SHOE SIZE.
Please send your minor’s name and number to laurenpsubmissions@centralcasting.com
SUBLINE: GG
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Works 10/25-November 5th
Will work 1 to 8 days.
Shoots in LA area.

Sarah Beth is Looking for Caucasian or Hispanic Twin babies or triplets that are between 2 weeks old and 6 months old that have brown or black hair. Must be able to obtain work permits by the work date.

If this is your child please submit a photo of them and your contact info to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "Babies"
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Union or Non Union MINOR Submissions
Works Tomorrow, October 17 in Palmdale

Jimmy is looking for Hispanic looking BOYS who are between 9 - 12 years old to portray runaway type kids.

Send a current photo of your boy and your contact information to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word PALMDALE BOY in the subject line
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**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL TO SUBMIT**
Monique is looking for women appearing to be Caucasian and 7-9 years old to portray a double. Must have red hair and freckles. Must also be close to sizes listed below.

Height-52 Inches
Weight-57 pounds
Dress-7-8
Waist-22
Hip-24

WORKS TOMORROW IN LOS ANGELES.

Please send current picture to:
Moniquebsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Put Double in subject line.
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Sarah Beth is taking submissions for Caucasian looking babies about 14 months old. Preferably boys but if its twins and its one girl and boy who look a like that is fine as well. This would work as early as end of next week through January.

Babies need to have Work Permits and photo ids. Or you need to be able to obtain this by the work date if selected.

If this is your child please submit a photo of your child along with contact info to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "Baby"
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REPOST- Do not submit if you are already submitted.
Union and Non-Union submissions.
Child needs to be registered with central casting.
Shoots Tuesday October 16th in Canoga Park.

Sarah Beth is taking submissions for Boys and Girls age 12-14 that have experience with Karate or Krav Maga experience

If this is your child please send Karate experience along with their Name and the contact phone number to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "Karate Kid"
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** UNION and NON UNION **

Tiffany is taking submissions for a project working this week in Los Angeles (Date TBD).

Looking for girls who are between 7-11 years old who can DOUBLE DUTCH!

If this is your child please submit to tiffanyCsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject "Double Dutch". In the body of the message please include your name, your child's name, contact phone number, and a current photo of your child, and PLEASE list Double Dutching experience!!

Thank you!
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** UNION **

Tiffany is taking submissions for a project working this week in Los Angeles (Date TBD).

Looking for girls who are between 7-11 years old who can DOUBLE DUTCH!

If this is your child please submit to tiffanyCsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject "Double Dutch". In the body of the message please include your name, your childs name, contact phone number, and a current photo of your child, and PLEASE list Double Dutching experience!!

Thank you!
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Must be registered with central casting
Union/Non-union
Fits Tuesday after school 10.9 and works thursday 10.11

Sarah Beth is taking submissions for Boys age 11-13 that are available on the dates listed above for a show working in Studio City.

If this is you submit your name and contact info to SarahOsubmissions@centralcasting.com subline "Boys"
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***UNION/NON-UNION***
Must be registered with Central.

Miranda is taking submissions for a show working on Tuesday, October 9th in Burbank or Van Nuys.

She is looking for BOYS, ALL PORTRAYABLE ETHNICITIES, between the ages of 14-17 YEARS OLD.

MUST have WRESTLING TEAM EXPERIENCE and be in PHYSICAL SHAPE.

NO VISIBLE TATTOOS AND NO FACIAL HAIR.

If this is you, please submit with a LIST OF YOUR WRESTLING EXPERIENCE (how many years, if you are on a school team, in what grades, any competition wins, etc), as well as your full name and phone number to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Wrestling
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Calendar

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

December 2018

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  • Re-Registration and Updates
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  • Minors Registration
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *CANCELED* Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *CANCELED* Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *CANCELED* Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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Community

Central Casting cares about your minor’s success. Our Background Actors have the opportunity to interact with Casting Directors, meet other Background Actors, and learn from industry professionals. Check the Calendar for our latest community events.

Visiting

At our visiting sessions, a different panel of Casting Directors will answer your questions and give you valuable insight into the casting process and tips to be successful on set.

SAG-AFTRA Visiting
1st and 2nd Thursday of the month 9am

Non-Union Visiting
3rd and 4th Thursday of the month 9am

Central Casting University

Central Casting Los Angeles offers two classes, The Professional Background Actor and The Stand-In, for Background Actors who are active and eligible to submit for work. You will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in a Q&A with an industry professional guest speaker.

The Professional Background Actor

Whether you’re seasoned or a first-timer, attend this class to polish your skills and learn from the industry’s leading experts in directing Background Actors.

The Stand-In

This class provides an overview of Stand-In work, including valuable information about the technical part of the job. An industry expert will answer your questions and help you prepare for your next Stand-In role.

Community FAQs

No, you do not need to RSVP, but seating is limited to the first 75 people. Doors open at 2:40pm. In order to keep the public sidewalk clear, please do not line up prior to 2:30pm.
Do not attempt to give headshots or resumes to the guest speaker or Casting Directors. University classes and Visiting are for informational and enrichment purposes only.
The classes are free for Background Actors who are registered with Central Casting, are active, and eligible to submit for work.
Central Casting University classes are for educational purposes and are designed to help you be successful on set. Attending a University class has no impact on the hiring process.
Some guest speakers offer to stay after the class has ended to answer questions. It is up to them whether to stay and for how long.
No, Central Casting University sessions are reserved for classes only. You can make changes to your minor’s file during update sessions on Tuesdays at 3pm.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

Once you receive your minor’s work details, they’re officially booked.

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.
Our work lines are available 24/7. Check the lines often, as the Casting Directors update them throughout the day.
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 receive your 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 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 fax us a change of address in writing with the following information: your minor’s name, Social Security number, new address, signature and date of request. 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.
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 anytime 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. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Tuesdays 3pm

FAQs

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 or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA 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.

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