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Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. It’s free and easy to get started. Complete both registration steps so you can get booked on movies and TV shows.

We are temporarily suspending all New Registration Onboarding sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Register online

Fill out the online portion of registration and make a reservation to visit our office. You must finish the online portion before coming to our office to complete registration.

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Visit our office

Complete registration by bringing your required documentation to your reserved session at our Burbank office. There you’ll complete paperwork, an orientation, and take a photo for our database.

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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.
We need you to come in person to complete your registration by taking your profile photo and completing employee onboarding paperwork.
Do your best to answer all the questions as you will not be able to proceed without making a selection. Changes can be made when you visit the office for New Registration Onboarding.
Please use your current address. When necessary, addresses can be changed by making a reservation for a Re-Registration and Updates session.
The registration process requires submission of all relevant information. Each page has information that is required.
Each page requires some information before you can proceed to the next question. Check the page to ensure each required field has an appropriate response.
A unique email address is required for each individual to register and build an online talent profile.
No. A unique email address is required for each individual to register and build an online talent profile.
No. You can only register for yourself. At this time, minors must be registered in person.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person. Please visit our Kids page for more information.
No. We only accept registration information through our secure online registration process or in person.
No. Each new registrant will have a photo taken by Central Casting for their talent profile.
In accordance with federal law, Central Casting is only able to hire those who are authorized to work in the United States.
Work is not guaranteed. Registering with Central Casting makes you eligible to be booked for work should you fit the needs of our production clients.
You can only set up a single talent profile.
We register you, the individual. As you register, you may add vehicles, pets, and other props you have to your profile.
Please visit our Talent page for all relevant information.
No, you are responsible for securing your own work. As you submit for different work opportunities and roles, you will likely interact with several of our Casting Directors.
New sessions open up exactly 3 days from the time the event starts. If all dates show ”unavailable,” then sessions are either currently filled or not yet open. Check back often, as spots can open up any time due to cancellations.
Please review the email that was sent you from no-reply@calendly.com to cancel or change your reservation.
If you successfully made a reservation, but did not receive an email, check your junk and other non-inbox folders. You can also search your email for no-reply@calendly.com to locate your reservation confirmation.
No specific look is required. Please come to our office dressed in the attire that you think best represents you, ready to take your photo.
Yes. Central Casting and our parent company, Entertainment Partners, care very much about the security of your data. Please learn more by visiting EP’s website.
Don’t worry. When you’re famous, you’ll know.
Please call 855.500.2055 should you have any technical problems you can’t resolve. Alternatively you can email: helpme@centralcasting.com. Please include the office location you’d like to register with and your phone number in your email so we can contact you. We will do our best to respond to questions within 48 hours. Our technical support line is available Monday-Friday from 6am-4pm Pacific Time.

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.
Guests, minors and pets cannot be accommodated. Visit our Kids page for more information on minor registration.
You can take a new profile photo at one of your office’s Re-Registration and Updates sessions. Check the Re-Registration and Updates FAQs on the Talent page for more information.
Updates and Re-Registration are completed in person at all of our offices (Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, Louisiana). Please review our article, When Should I Re-Register and Update?
Registration is approximately three to four hours.
There are paid and free parking options in the area. Please note: Central Casting does not validate parking. You can also access our office via public transit and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink, which is about a mile walk.
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. 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.