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 I-9 form documentation required for registration.

Step 2

2

Come in

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

That’s it. Now you’re able to submit for jobs.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest on our Talent page.

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

Mon 9:10am | Wed 9:10am | Fri 9:10am

Minors: Tuesday 3pm

See our Kids page for more info on minor’s registration

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

Registration times are for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union Background Actors. Seating is limited, arrive early.

 

Calendar

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

May 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Updates
  • Updates
  • Minors Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Updates
  • Updates
  • Central Casting University "The Stand-In"
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  • New Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Updates
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  • Minors Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Updates
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  • New Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Updates
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  • Minors Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Updates
  • Updates
  • Central Casting University "The Professional Background Actor"
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  • New Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Updates
  • Updates
  • Minors Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Updates
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  • New Registration
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  • Closed to Public
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  • Updates
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  • Minors Registration
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  • New Registration
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  • Updates
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Registration FAQs

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

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.
Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
When you arrive at Central Casting, line up outside in the next available square (squares cannot be reserved). There are limited waitlist squares at the end of the line. Those in waitlist squares will only be admitted if someone ahead of them does not have the required documentation. You will not be admitted if you arrive after orientation has begun.
Guests, minors and pets cannot be accommodated. Visit our Kids page for more information on minor registration.
Registration is approximately three to four hours.
Free street parking or take the Metrolink to Burbank-Downtown.
There is no dress code, but remember the photos you take will be seen by Casting Directors and productions. We will be taking a headshot and a full body shot. Please arrive camera ready.
No, but you need to be able to work in the Los Angeles area.

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.┬áNote: 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.

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