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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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  • We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Entertainment Partners, which owns 100% of Central Casting, has acquired the casting platform We Got POP. This will improve the casting process for our productions, staff and all of our Background Actors. For now casting continues as normal. Stay tuned for important announcements from your Central Casting office, in the coming weeks.

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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.

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8 hours ago

Central Casting

SAG-AFTRA AND NON-UNION Submissions

Works Monday 11/2 and Poss Recall on Tuesday 11/3 in Pomona.
Must be available to test on Thursday 10/29 AND Saturday 10/31.

Kate is looking for Men and Women who can portray Hispanic and would have:

1) Your own Moped - If submitting this, please provide a picture
2) be comfortable and have experience riding a dirt bike or motorcycle - please provide experience information if submitting for this.
3) Lower end, run down vehicles - if you have a downscale car please provide a picture with car information (Year, Make and Model)

For all categories please include your contact information as well.

Please submit to the category you are submitting for by writing the number into the Subject Line of the email. Please submit that email to : KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Thanks so much!!

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.
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

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

Brad is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th with a COVID test, testing again on Fri. 10/30, and likely starting work on Mon. 11/2 as a part of a recurring group of BG primarily (but not always) working in the Burbank area. Production will have the right to replace you if necessary, however, if all goes well, you could potentially work most days until June 8th (not including most weekends, the holidays, etc.)

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.

We're looking for:
"18tly High School Students" - 18 to play younger types, male, to portray African American looks. No visible tattoos, please.

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 "High School" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

Non-Union Submissions
Please read entire post before submitting
Must be registered with Central Casting to submit.

*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
*As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s). Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
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.

Jessica is looking for a Male who appears to be in his 20s to portray PA and a Male who appears to be in his 40s to portray a studio type security guard.
Please let me know if you are submitting for the PA role or Security role in your submission

Must be available to go to a Covid test tomorrow (Wednesday 10/28) and for the work date which will be Friday 10/30.

Location: LA area

Please include all of the following information in your email submission.
-Your Name
-Phone Number
Please send your submission to jessicadsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Please use subject line: PA or SECURITY
*Please specify which role you are submitting for by listing either PA or SECURITY as your subject line.
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

***NON UNION ONLY***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!

All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will work tomorrow, 10/28 & Thursday, 10/29 in Monrovia. You will be COVID tested on-site and pending a clear result will stay to work.

She is looking for MEN & WOMEN who have 2006 or older bookable cars. No RED/WHITE/BLACK.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER, A PHOTO OF YOUR CAR, and list the make, model, year and color of your car to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: PREP SCHOOL
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12 hours ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- Average cars. 2012-2017. Not new but no major damage.
** Covid test tomorrow 10/28, holding on set Th 10/29, to work on set Fri 10/30 (all pending covid/prod clearance). Los Angeles.

Email CAR PHOTO + Year, Make, Model, Color.
NAME + PHONE #
Subject Line "Bank Car"
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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12 hours ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- 18tly MEN (appear High school) with nice cars. 2015-2020. No damage. Clean shaven face with no visible tattoos.
** Covid test tomorrow 10/28 in Santa Monica, to possibly work Fri 10/30 in San Pedro (pending covid/prod clearance).

Email CAR PHOTO + Year, Make, Model, Color.
NAME + PHONE #
Subject Line "18tly Car"
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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14 hours ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- with SURFBOARD - & - CAR/TRUCK !
** Car must have ability to hold surfboard (roof rack, truck, etc..)
** Covid test tomorrow 10/28 in Santa Monica, to work Friday 10/30 in San Pedro.
Must send photos of both car and surfboard.

Email PHOTOs + NAME + PHONE # + CAR INFO (yr, make, model, color)
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
SubLine "Surf"
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16 hours ago

Central Casting

Non-Union Submissions
Please read entire post before submitting
Must be registered with Central Casting to submit.

*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
*As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s). Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
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.

Jessica is looking for Hispanic looking Men and Women who appear to be background drivers with nondescript cars. Your car must be in good working condition.
No red cars please.

Must be available to go to a Covid test on Monday 11/2 and for the work date which will be on Wednesday 11/4.
Location for the Covid test will be in Santa Clarita.
Location for the work date will be in the Los Angeles area.

Please include all of the following information in your email submission.
-Your Name
-Phone Number
-The make, model, year, & color of your car
-Photo of your car
-Insurance Info (company name, policy number, and expiration date).
Please send your submission to jessicadsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Please use subject line: CAR
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16 hours ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- to portray "KISSING COUPLE" (18tly-highschool types).
** OK to kiss on camera
** Covid Test tomorrow in Santa Monica, potential work date Friday 10/30 in San Pedro.

In pairs -- submit Current Selfies (or photo together). Include both Names & BOTH Phone #'s. If you live with your partner, please note that.
Subject Line "Kiss"
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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16 hours ago

Central Casting

SAG AFTRA Submissions
Covid Testing Tomorrow in LA
You will be required to hold on set on Thursday
Works Friday 10/30 in LA

Jimmy is looking for men and women who appear in their L20s - 40s to portray LAPD Officers. You must not have any visible tattoos while in a police uniform.

Send a current selfie to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word LAPD in the subject line
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR ARM DOUBLE. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. Covid Test on Wed 10/28, Thurs 10/29 and shoots Friday 10/30, Test again Monday 11/2 and shoot again Tuesday 11/3 - all of this in Manhattan Beach.

Arm Double: Male to portray African American age 50's to 70's, 6'1 to 6'3, 175 to 190 lbs, 42-44 coat, 34-36 waist. You need to have nice hands and arm, no tattoos, scars, etc.. Please send photos of the front of your arms and hands and the underside of your arms and hands (your forearm and palm view) and also a selfie of your face to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: ARM
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION RUSH CALL TO TEST TODAY IN BURBANK. You test today and then would be carried (paid at full pay) and test on Weds 10/28, Thurs 10/29 and shoot Friday 10/30. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. You cannot have worked or be on a future booking for The Kominsky Method.

Film Crew Types - specifically I need a costume designer (female to portray age 35-50, SPFX: male to portray age 35-50, Props (male or female to portray age 30-50, and 3 other non descript males & females to portray other crew). You must not be booked or carried on any other shows for today thru Friday. Please send a selfie, taken today to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: RUSH

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work dates. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.

The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. 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. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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18 hours ago

Central Casting

SAG AFTRA Submissions
Covid Testing Tomorrow in LA
You will be required to hold on set on Thursday
Works Friday 10/30 in LA

Jimmy is looking for MIDDLE CLASS looking MALES and FEMALES who appear in their 30s - 50s to portray bank employees and customers. No visible tattoos please.
If you have a bookable car, please list the year, make and model in your submission as well.

Send a current selfie and a photo of your car (if you have a bookable car that is not red, white, or black) to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word ATM in the subject line
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

SAG AFTRA Rush Call
Covid Testing TODAY
Will be required to hold on set tomorrow
Works Thursday 10/29 in LA

Jimmy is looking for Caucasian looking MALES who appear in their 20s - 40s who are between 5'10 - 6'0 with brown or dark brown hair. You must be clean shaven.

Send a current selfie to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word RUSHER in the subject line
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION RUSH CALL for testing TODAY
Must be able to be in Burbank for testing before 6pm today to be considered. Must be available for possible work dates Fri 10-30, Monday 11-2, Tuesday 11-3.
Looking for African American looking men and women to portray the following family members of a character, please submit if you are available and appear to be in the age range we are looking for.
Father/ Grandfather- 45-65 years old
Sister- 18tly-25 years old
Brother- 18tly-25 years old
To Submit, please send a current photo with your name, contact information to KeithRSubmissions@centralcasting.com. Subject Family
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.
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1 day ago

Central Casting

* NON UNION *
Working SCV tomorrow 10/27.
Must fit these sizes:
Coat 40-42
Waist 32-34
Inseam: 30-32
Shoe: 11 1/2 - 12

Looking for a Caucasian looking male who appears 30-40yo to portray a Sheriff. Must be clean shaven.

If this is you please submit to tiffanyCsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject "Sheriff". In the body of the message please include your name and phone number.
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1 day ago

Central Casting

***NON UNION ONLY**

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!

All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/27 to work Friday, 10/30.

She is looking for MEN to portray CAUCASIAN looking with BROWN HAIR, with scruff or a groomed beard that can appear 22-35 who are familiar with swinging a baseball bat.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER, A CURRENT SELFIE, MUST CLEARLY STATE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH SWINGIN A BASEBALL BAT to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: BASEBALL

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 days ago

Central Casting

UNION AND NON UNION
Must be registered with Central

Bailee is taking submissions for a show fitting 10/27, Covid testing 10/29, and working 11/3 at Warner Brothers.
Looking for REAL BREAKDANCERS. Must know how to breakdance.

To submit please send a brief description of your experience and skill level to baileersubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: DANCE

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.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

**SAG-AFTRA Union Submissions**

Brad is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series COVID testing tomorrow, Tues. 10/27 in the North Hollywood area to work on Wed. 10/28 in the Newhall area.

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.

We're looking for:
"Air Force" - 20-30s, fit, military types. Men should be okay with a military style haircut and a clean shaven face. Please no visible tattoos.

You should fit between 31 to 40 waist, small to large shirt, and size 9.5 to 12 boots for men, 6 to 9 boots for women.

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 "Air Force" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

PLEASE READ POST CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT CORRECTLY, YOUR SUBMISSION MAY BE DISREGARDED!

ALL SUBMISSION SHOULD GO TO SHLEBY @ shelbyssubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH THE PROPER SUBJECT LINES. IF SUBMITTING FOR MULTIPLE CATEGORIES, SUBMIT MULTIPLE EMAILS!

ALL SELECTED WILL COVID TEST ON FRIDAY 10/30 IN SANTA CLARITA AREA, AND MUST BE AVAIL TO WORK IN SAN PEDRO AND PALOS VERDES AREA! ALL MUST HAVE NO TATTOOS!

SUBMISSION 1 - SUBJECT LINE "SPEEDO OK"
UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS

We are looking to portray a Caucasian looking Male who appears to be in their 40s to 50s as a beachgoing sunbather wearing small trunks or a speedo. MUST BE COMFORTABLE PORTRAYING THIS ON CAMERA. MUST HAVE YOUR OWN SPEEDO.

If this is you, include in your email your Name, Phone #, and a recent SELFIE. DOES NOT NEED TO BE A SWIMSUIT PHOTO.

SUBMISSION 2 - SUBJECT LINE "PADDLEBOARD PARTY"
UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS
MUST FIT AVERAGE SIZES OR SMALLER

We are looking for BG with THEIR OWN PADDLEBOARDS AND THE ABILITY TO USE THEM AND TAKE THEM TO SET AND GO IN THE OCEAN! If this is you, email your Name, Phone #, a recent photo of yourself, and a recent photo of your paddleboard.

SUBMISSION 3 - SUBJECT LINE "OCEAN SWIMMER"
UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY

We are looking for Men and Women of all ages who are OK to portray tourist types AND GO SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN! MUST BE OK TO SWIM IN THE OCEAN! If this is you, email your Name, Phone #, a recent photo of yourself.

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get 1 paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s). Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. 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. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What do I do if my minor is going to be late or needs to cancel?

    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.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    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., the child actors) it employs.


  • What does “checking your avail” and “first avail” mean?

    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.


  • How do I get my minor’s details?

    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.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    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.


  • What is a rush call?

    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

  • What’s the SMS messaging feature all about?

    Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking your child actor’s availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message. Check out the chart below for a step-by-step guide to the new messaging features.


  • How do I know the message came from Central Casting?

    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.


  • Why did I receive a text message from Central Casting?

    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:

    David, Richard from Central Casting asks: Are you available to Work on CBS Cop Show, without time restrictions, on Wednesday (01/17/2018) in Los Angeles? Role: Waiter. Possible night shoot. Please reply YES or NO. ** We are only checking availability **

  • What happens after I respond to a text 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.


  • What does “without time restrictions” mean?

    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.


  • I was on set and didn’t see the message until later, can I still respond?

    Yes, please respond as soon as you can.


  • Can I respond to multiple requests?

    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.


  • If I receive multiple requests, should I reply to all of them?

    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.


  • Did you get my response?

    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.


  • What if I don’t hear back?

    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.


  • Can I change my response?

    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 can not cancel via text message.


  • What are the role details?

    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.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box?

    Yes. Though your 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.


  • If I receive a text message, does that mean my minor is booked?

    Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a text message and never hear back?

    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.


  • What if I don’t get a confirmation message?

    Please send your response again.


  • What number will Central Casting text me from?

    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.


  • Can I call the number I received a text from?

    Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.


  • Can I respond with something other than Yes or No?

    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.


  • What if I am only available part of the day?

    Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if your minor is available for the full day. If your minor is only available for part of the day, please reply No.


  • Why was there a link in my text message?

    Casting Directors may provide booking details through a Details Blog. Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.


  • There’s a link in my text message that doesn’t work. What do I do?

    If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.


  • Why was my message split?

    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.


  • Can I get text messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    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.


  • My minor is not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these texts?

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which your minor 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 child actor 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.

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

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.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

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Re-Registration and Updates

We are closed for Re-Registration and Updates, New Registration Onboarding, and all other events due to COVID-19. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

Photo updates
We are not accepting or holding photo updates at this time. When seeking submissions, Casting Directors will often ask for a recent selfie that reflects your child’s current look. We recommend keeping recent selfies on hand so you’re ready to submit when a Casting Director asks for one.

Sizes
You can update your child’s sizes through our online Minor’s Size Change Form.

Address change
To change your address, please complete and follow the directions on the Address Change Form.

Work permit
Please send updated work permits to workpermitupdate@centralcasting.com

SAG-AFTRA status
Need to update your status as a SAG-AFTRA member? Submit Here

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