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Check your messages

Casting Directors will either email or text to check your minor’s availability and ask follow up questions. You can also directly respond to these messages through the inbox in your minor’s online profile.

Be sure to fill out the availability calendar in their profile, which Casting Directors will use when considering them for roles.

You can also check our Jobs page for roles they fit.


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If you are available

Reply to the message as soon as possible and be sure to answer all relevant questions.

If submitting via the Jobs page, email the address provided on the job posting. Don’t forget to attach requested photos or other materials.


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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 be given a show name with a passcode to access your child’s details. Any call time changes will be sent to you via our online self-service platform. Be sure to check their Details Blog before you go to sleep and after you wake up for any updates.

*We are no longer using the Call Time Change Box.


Notices

What does the COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement mean for Background Actors?

Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals

  • Consistent with California’s relaxing of restrictions on business operations with respect to fully vaccinated individuals, Central Casting is offering one set of Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals and a separate set of sessions for unvaccinated individuals.

    You can make a reservation if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

    Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated. You can find all available Talent Onboarding sessions in the calendar section of the Sign Up page.

Minor’s Talent Onboarding

  • Reservations are now open for Minor’s Talent Onboarding. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to register your child. Each reservation is for one minor only. Do not bring other minors to the session with you. Due to capacity limits we cannot accommodate or register them without a separate reservation. Learn More.

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Tech support chat

  • Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

We are currently hiring staff

  • Central Casting Los Angeles is currently hiring staff positions. Please see our careers page for more information.

Updates to getting call time changes

  • Be sure to check your Details Blog before you go to bed and again when you wake up in case any changes are made to location or wardrobe needs. In the case of any call time changes, you will be notified directly via our online self-service platform. We will no longer be using the Call Time Change Box.

Complete required Anti-Harassment training

  • As of January 1, 2021, if you have not completed required anti-harassment training, you are not eligible to be booked by Central Casting. Once you complete the training, you will become eligible to be booked again. If you did not receive an email regarding the required training, please contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com. You can find more information on our Required Training page.

Now Casting with our online self-service platform

  • Casting Directors are now booking through our online self-service platform. Be sure to check your email/texts often, keep your profile updated, and continue to fill out your availability calendar. You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it.

Claim your online profile

  • You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it. Please update and fill out your profile completely so Casting Directors can consider you for the right roles.

Paycheck and payroll information

  • Have questions about payroll? For more information on your paycheck and signing up for myEP, read our latest payroll article.

Educational Resources for COVID-19 Testing

  • If you are interested in learning about COVID-19 testing, here are some optional resources to review if you wish: Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Black Lives Matter

Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9, 2020 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.

Introducing myEP

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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 signed up 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
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
7 hours ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Union or Non Union submissions for males to portray military cops age 25 to 30's in 1954. Your hair needs to be business length. You must be willing to get it trimmed if it is not business length (see photos for reference). Test in LA on 7/26, Fit in LA 7/27, Shoot 7/28 in Pomona. Please submit with a current photo and your contact info: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: MP
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8 hours ago
Central Casting

***UNION OR NON UNION- NO MUST PAYS***

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

Sophia is taking submissions for a show that tests on Mon 7/26 to work Wed 7/28 in Los Angeles, CA.
Seeking men and women with REAL LIFE CASINO DEALER EXPERIENCE to portray Casino Dealers ages 20-60. Must have experience working as a dealer.
If this is you, please submit with information about your experience level, your full name, phone number, and email address to:
SophiaKSubmissions@centralcasting.com AND DayanaraRSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Real Casino Dealer

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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1 day ago
Central Casting

***** UPDATE *****
Our phones are back up and running! Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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1 day ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Union or Non Union submissions for males to portray age 18-24 with short hair and no facial hair (you are playing a SWAT cadet) and you cannot have any tattoos on arms or any tats that would be visible in short sleeves. Covid test in Culver City on Monday 7/26, Fitting in Santa Clarita on Tues 7/27 and shoots in Santa Clarita on Weds 7/28. This will work Union. Please submit a current photo and your contact info to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: CADET
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1 day ago
Central Casting

********* IMPORTANT UPDATE **********
We are currently experiencing a power outage at our office, we are working with out tech teams as well as outside sources to solve for the issues. Until further notice we are unable to take incoming calls. Please be patient with us as we work towards fixing the issue. We will update everyone here once we're back up and running.

If you need to get in touch with anyone urgently please email SophiaKSubmissions@centralcasting.com or DayanaraRSubmissions@centralcasting.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

Hi Everyone, it's Kristan. If you are working on Lake Mead, Speedwell, Dollface or Eagle (SWAT) anything testing, fitting or shooting on Sunday or Monday will have the details sent on Saturday. Thanks for your patience and have a wonderful weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting. You cannot be booked on Speedwell for this coming week nor can you have worked it in the last 12 weeks.

Union submissions for males to portray congressmen, age 38 to 55 in 1954. Must be willing to get your hair trimmed if it is not short business length. Must be clean shaven.

Covid Test on 7/25 in LA, Fitting on 7/27, Covid Test on 7/28 in LA, Shoots on 7/30 in Pomona - these are day calls.
Please submit a current photo along with your contact info to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: CONGRESS
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***NON-UNION ONLY SUBMISSIONS***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Hayley is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Saturday (7/24) and Covid Test Sunday (7/25) to work either Monday (7/26) or Tuesday (7/27).

Looking for men appearing Caucasian and in their 30's to 50's to portray 1990's office workers. Men must be willing to be clean shaven.

**CANNOT HAVE WORKED LAKE MEAD WITHIN THE LAST 4 WEEKS**

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name and Phone Number to:
HayleyBSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: 90s MEN

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION AND NON SUBMISSIONS ONLY***
Updated with new photo!

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Colleen is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test 7/25, fit Tuesday 7/27 to work Wed 7/28

Looking for WOMEN who resemble the below photo
Please do not submit if you do not match!

If this is you, please send a current selfie, include your name and phone number in 000-000-0000 format to:
ColleenTSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject line: 1960s

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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***UNION AND NON SUBMISSIONS ONLY***
Updated with new photo! 

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! 
Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Colleen is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test 7/25, fit Tuesday 7/27 to work Wed 7/28

Looking for WOMEN who resemble the below photo
Please do not submit if you do not match! 

If this is you, please send a current selfie, include your name and phone number in 000-000-0000 format to:
ColleenTSubmissions@CentralCasting.com 
Subject line: 1960s

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. 
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!
All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing BOTH pre-employment Covid test(s).
Lauren B is taking submissions for a show that will COVID TEST
July 25th, FIT & TEST July 27th in LA and WORK July 29th in Pomona

Looking for Male who appears in his 50's. Clean Cut/ No Facial Hair to portray an Army Chaplain

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with A CURRENT SELFIE, and you MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL (please retype your email in the body of the email), A CURRENT SELFIE.
To: LaurenBSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: ARMY

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***NON-UNION ONLY SUBMISSIONS***

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!!

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Hayley is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Saturday (7/24) and Covid Test Sunday (7/25) to work either Monday (7/26) or Tuesday (7/27).

Looking for men and women appearing in their 20's to 50's to portray 1990's office workers. Men must be willing to be clean shaven.

**CANNOT HAVE WORKED LAKE MEAD WITHIN THE LAST 4 WEEKS**

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name and Phone Number to:

HayleyBSubmissions@CentralCasting.com

Subject Line: 90s

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.

Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Brenda is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Saturday (7/24), Fitting & Testing Monday (7/26) to Work Tuesday (7/27) in LA area.

Looking for WOMEN to portray a Caucasian librarian appearing 35-50.

****NOT worked American Crime Story in 8 weeks!

If this is you, please submit with your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL (please retype your email in the body of the email) and a CURRENT SELFIE (TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST MONTH) to:

BrendaSSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: LIBRARY

NOTE: 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.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Union submissions for males to portray very high ranking military officers, age 38 to 55 in 1954. Must be willing to get your hair trimmed if it is not short business length. Must be clean shaven.

Covid Test on 7/24 in LA, Fitting on 7/26, Covid Test on 7/27 in LA, Shoots on 7/29 & 7/30 in Pomona - these are day calls.

Please submit a current photo along with your contact info to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: BRASS
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION & NON-UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Brenda is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Saturday (7/24), Fitting Monday (7/26) Work Tuesday (7/27) and a possible Recall Wednesday (7/28) in LA area.

Looking for MEN to portray Asian Military Officers.

****MUST BE OK clean shaven and with a military haircut!!!

If this is you, please submit with your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL (please retype your email in the body of the email) and a CURRENT SELFIE (TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST MONTH) to:

BrendaSSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: MILITARY

NOTE: 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.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***NON-UNION ONLY**

Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Miguel is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Sunday 7/25 to Fit Tuesday 7/27, Retest Monday 8/2 and Work Wednesday 8/4 at Universal.

Looking for Men and Women, appearing African American in their early 50s and older to portray Diner Patrons.
-No visible tattoos
-Men must be okay being clean shaven/getting a trim to match a 1970s hairstyle if necessary
-Women should have hair at or around their shoulders or shorter
-Natural nails, no gel or acrylic nails.

If this is you, please submit with a Full Name, Phone Number, and current photo that shows your hair style and length.

MiguelLSubmissions@CentralCasting.com (2 L's in the email address)
Subject Line: DINER

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION & NON-UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Brenda is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Sunday (7/25), Fitting Tuesday (7/27) COVID Test Wednesday (7/28) in LA to work Friday (7/30) in Pomona.

Looking for MEN to portray Military officers appearing 18-30. WAIST SIZE - 36 or smaller, CLEAN SHAVEN and business length hair-MUST be willing to get it trimmed but this is NOT a military haircut!!

****NOT WORKED American Horror Story in the past 8 weeks!!
****DAY CALLS!!

If this is you, please submit with your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL (please retype your email in the body of the email) and a CURRENT SELFIE (TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST MONTH) to:

BrendaSSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: MILITARY

NOTE: 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.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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2 days ago
Central Casting

***UNION & NON-UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting!!!!! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Brenda is taking submissions for a show that will Covid Test Sunday (7/25), Fitting/Covid Test Tuesday (7/27) in LA to work Thursday (7/29) and Friday (7/30) in Pomona.

Looking for MEN to portray High Ranking Military appearing 35-60. WAIST SIZE - 36 or smaller, CLEAN SHAVEN and business length hair-MUST be willing to get it trimmed but this is NOT a military haircut!!

****NOT WORKED Speedwell in the past 8 weeks!!
****DAY CALLS!!

If this is you, please submit with your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL (please retype your email in the body of the email) and a CURRENT SELFIE (TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST MONTH) to:

BrendaSSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: MILITARY

NOTE: 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.

In order to be considered, you MUST update your profile with a current photo, and you MUST complete the Anti-Harassment Training in order to work.
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3 days ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Union submissions for women with shoulder length hair or shorter (it needs to be no longer than the clavicle) to portray a nurse in 1954. Size 6 or smaller. Covid test on 7/24, Fitting & Covid Test on 7/26, Shoots on 7/28 in Pomona. Testing is in LA. Please submit a current photo and your contact info to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: NURSE
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3 days ago
Central Casting

*** NON UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting! Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Dayanara is taking submissions for background to covid test Sunday 7/25 and Monday 7/26, and work Friday 7/27 in LA Area
.
***MUST NOT HAVE WORKED LAKE MEAD IN THE PAST 4 WEEKS***
Looking for:
Portraying men and women age 30s-50s.
Must have hair that resembles 1990s or be willing to get a haircut to reflect one.
Men must be willing to be clean shaven.
Must be okay with being around fake smoke on set.

***PLEASE SEND A CURRENT SELFIE WITH YOUR SUBMISSION***
If this is you, please submit your FULL NAME, your phone number on file, and a CURRENT SELFIE.

Submit to:
DayanaraRSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: LAPHOTO

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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3 days ago
Central Casting

revised with added date

Must be registered with Central Casting.

Union or Non Union Males to portray very attractive, upscale, clean cut (business length hair and no facial hair), age 18-35, size 44 coat or smaller. You must be willing to get a haircut if your hair is not clean cut, short business length.

Covid Test Saturday 7/24 in Los Angeles
Covid Test/Fitting: Monday 7/26 in Los Angeles
Shoots: Weds 7/28, Thurs 7/29, in Pomona - Day calls

Please submit a current photo with your contact info to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: POLICE
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Consistent with California’s relaxing of restrictions on business operations with respect to fully vaccinated individuals, Central Casting is offering one set of Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals and a separate set of sessions for unvaccinated individuals.

Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 


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Consistent with New York’s relaxing of restrictions on business operations with respect to fully vaccinated individuals, Central Casting is offering one set of Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals and a separate set of sessions for unvaccinated individuals.

Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 


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Consistent with New York’s relaxing of restrictions on business operations with respect to fully vaccinated individuals, Central Casting is offering one set of Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals and a separate set of sessions for unvaccinated individuals.

Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 


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Ensure Your Minor is Active

1
Renew your minor’s work permit

Minor entertainment work permits are valid for six months. You can register or renew your minor’s work permit on the CA Department of Industrial Relations website.

Once you’ve submitted your application and the state has approved it, you will receive an email from the state with your new valid minor’s work permit. (This may take weeks to receive.)

2
Send new work permit to Central Casting

Submit your new minor’s work permit

We will update your minor’s profile within 2 business days.

3
Complete anti-harassment training with Central Casting

For more about anti-harassment training, please visit our Required Training page.

Note: To be eligible to be booked, training must be taken through Central Casting. If training is required through the State of California to receive an entertainment work permit, you must follow directions given by the state. Central Casting’s training in non-transferrable and we do not provide proof of completion.

4
Claim and update your minor’s online profile

First claim your child’s profile, then log in to update their information. Be sure to update their look and sizes as they change and upload current photos.


Profile Management

When you register your minor with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage their availability, update their photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service platform. Our Casting Directors use your child’s online profile to consider them for roles.

If you previously registered your minor with Central Casting before the launch of our online self-service platform, a profile has already been created for them. To access your child’s information, please claim their profile using the email address they have on file with Central Casting.

Required Training

Parents or legal guardians of minors age 13 and younger should take the training in place of the minor. By taking the training in place of a minor age 13 or younger, the parent or legal guardian is certifying that they have completed the training and will explain the material to the minor. Minors age 14 and above need to take the training themselves to remain active and eligible to be booked.

More information

Profile Management FAQs

For technical support, please contact 855.500.2055, helpme@centralcasting.com, or tech support chat.

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.

When a Casting Director contacts you about work for your minor, you will often receive an alert in their profile and an email through our online self-service platform. We recommend setting up email alerts so you never miss a message from Central Casting. To learn how to set up email alerts on your device, read these instructions.

To learn more about availability messages, first avail, and other booking terminology, see our article First Avail: Everything You Need to Know.

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 availability” mean?

    “Checking your availability” means that a Casting Director is preparing the look for a show for a future date and is checking if your minor is available to work that day. When Central Casting checks their availability, we are not offering or guaranteeing work, we are only asking if they can work without time restrictions on a specific date or date range. “Without time restrictions” means that there are no possible conflicts that would prevent your child from working that day. When preparing for and booking their shows, Casting Directors may not know call times until they get additional information from production and those call times often change through the night and early morning. That’s why you and your minor need to have all day availability when responding as avail to these messages.


  • What does “first avail” mean?

    “First avail” means that you have confirmed your child’s availability, but the Casting Director cannot book them right away. Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive their details. So when they are on first avail, they are not officially booked and are still able to look for other work. If your minor is offered another job or put on first avail for another job, please call the initial Casting Director they are on first avail for before accepting the offer; the first avail show may choose to hire them first. Also, if your minor’s availability changes while on first avail, please call our office as soon as possible to let us know they are no longer available to work.


  • 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 child’s Details Blog via our Details page. Please review all provided information to ensure your minor is ready for work when you arrive to set. Any call time changes will be sent to you via our online self-service platform.


  • 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.


  • Why has my minor not been contacted for work in a while?

    Our Casting Directors book Background Actors based on the needs of production. Be sure to fill out your child’s profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles they can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.


  • Does Central Casting offer proof of anti-harassment training I can use to obtain an entertainment work permit?

    Central Casting’s training is non-transferrable and we do not provide proof of completion. If training is required through the State of California to receive an entertainment work permit, you must follow directions given by the state. If anti-harassment training is taken elsewhere, Central Casting still requires training to be completed through us to be eligible to be booked.


  • What can I do to help my minor get booked?

    Through our online self-service platform, you can now edit your minor’s online profile and receive job inquiries from Casting Directors. Here are some tips to ensure you’re putting your child in the best position to be booked.

    1. To get booked by Central Casting, you must first claim your minor’s online profile. To claim, select the log in button in our website menu, then choose the claim profile option. Once claimed, you will be able to log in and get jobs through our online self-service platform.
    2. Casting Directors use the information in your child’s profile, like hair color, eye color, sizes, etc., when booking their shows. By filling out their profile completely and accurately, your minor will show up in more searches for roles they fit.
    3. Upload photos of your child in different looks and wardrobe. Casting Directors use these photos to make sure your minor’s look fits the role.
    4. Manage your child’s availability calendar. Keeping their availability up to date lets Casting Directors know when to contact you for work and helps ensure they don’t become double booked.
    5. Reply to emails and texts promptly. You will receive availability messages, job inquiries, and other communications from Central Casting via email. Be sure to enable alerts so you never miss a job opportunity. Also, add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list, so emails don’t get lost in junk or other folders. Casting Directors may also reach out via text message and you can also view all communications in the messages folder of your minor’s online profile.

Messaging

  • How do I submit my minor for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when your child fits the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out their online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.


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

    Emails will always come from DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com and include a link to reply to the message via your online profile. SMS text messages can come from a variety of numbers, but will always include a link to reply via our online self-service platform. These inquiries will also appear in your minor’s online profile.

    Emails from Central Casting will include your name, a message from the casting director, and a link to our online self-service platform.

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

    Our Casting Directors will review their responses then reach out if they intend to book your child. If they are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. Remember, your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does the phrase “without time restrictions” mean?

    When booking, Casting Directors may not know the call time (which can often change before the shoot), so they need you to have completely open availability on the date in question. For example, if your child cannot work between 3-4pm, they are not available without time restrictions.


  • I didn’t see the message until later. Can I still respond?

    Yes, always respond as soon as you can. Some messages will expire after a certain amount of time. When this happens, you will see a notification that submissions are closed. We recommend enabling alerts for Central Casting through your email provider so you can always respond to job inquiries on time.


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

    Yes, you are responsible for letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Once booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked. If your child is on first avail, please let that Casting Director know before accepting another offer.


  • How do I know you received my response?

    After you respond to a message, you will be sent a notification detailing your response and confirmation we received it.


  • Why am I unable to reply to an availability message?

    Casting Directors may only accept responses for a certain period of time and your message may have expired. If the message has expired and we’re no longer accepting submissions for the role for which you were contacted, you will see a page that explains this when you try to respond.


  • What if I don’t hear back from a Casting Director?

    If you don’t hear back with an offer for work and details, your minor is not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.


  • What are my child’s booking details?

    Once you have accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will let you know how to access your minor’s details, which will likely be in the form of a Details Blog. To access their details, enter the show name and passcode given to you in the My Details section of our website. Casting Directors get booking information as it comes in from production, so you likely will not receive details until the evening before the shoot.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box for my call time changes?

    Any call time changes will be sent to you via our online self-service platform. We will no longer be using the Call Time Change Box.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean my child is officially booked?

    You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a message then never hear back from the Casting Director?

    Thank you for replying. Your response lets the Casting Director know your child is interested and available to work, but does not guarantee they will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. When you respond to a text message directly, you will get a message indicating that you can only reply “Stop” to end text communication. We do not accept “yes,” “no,” or any other response through text message.


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

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. Please call our main line at 818.562.2700.


  • Why was there a link in my message?

    While you may receive an email or text message, all communication with Casting Directors happens through our online self-service platform. Each communication will include a link to your minor’s online profile where you can reply to the message.


  • Can I get 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.


  • Can I change my response?

    If your minor’s availability has changed after responding to a message, please call our office at 818.562.2700.


  • I’m not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these messages?

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Most likely your phone number was previously owned by someone signed up with us or provided to us in error.


  • 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 child would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please reply “STOP” to the text message you received.


  • How do I set up email alerts on an iPhone?

    Adding Central Casting as a VIP sender ensures you don’t miss out on job inquiries and other communications. If you have an iPhone, follow these steps. If you have another device, please check your email app settings.

    1. Open an email from Central Casting
    2. Tap on Central Casting in the “from” field at the top of the page
    3. Select “add to VIP” below Central Casting’s contact information

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

When your minor signs up with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them. You’ll know they are paid by us if their voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners. Payroll and casting are handled separately, so if you have questions about your child’s paycheck, contact our payroll department directly.

For payroll updates, read our article Your Paycheck and Other Payroll Questions Answered.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

myEP

To change your minor’s address, view their pay history, compare paychecks, and more, log in or sign up with myEP. When signing up for the first time, please use the same email address your minor has on file with Central Casting. To learn more, watch the myEP video from Entertainment Partners.

FAQs

Updates

Updates are currently on hold due to COVID-19. You can upload photos and update your minor’s information in their online profile. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

Once signed up with Central Casting, you can update your minor’s profile information and add additional photos by logging in to their online profile. By keeping your child’s information current, our Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.

Address change
To change your minor’s address with payroll, please log in or sign up with myEP. If signing up for the first time, please use the email address your minor has on file with Central Casting. It’s important that the minor’s email is unique and not the same one listed in the file of parents or guardians signed up with Central Casting.

To change your minor’s address with casting, please log in to their online profile.

Work permit
Submit your new minor’s work permit

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

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