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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

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Get ready

Make a reservation to register with us. You will not be admitted to registration without a reservation.

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Step 2

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Come in

Bring your required documentation to your reserved 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.

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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

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Registration times are for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union Background Actors with a reservation. Please arrive 10-20 minutes before your reserved session to be checked in.

 

Calendar

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

January 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Minors Registration
9
  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
10
  • *Reservations Only* Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Central Casting University "The Professional Background Actor"
11
  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
15
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Minors Registration
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
17
  • *Reservations Only* Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Central Casting University "The Stand-In"
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
22
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Minors Registration
23
  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
24
  • *Reservations Only* Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
25
  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
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  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • *Reservations Only* Minors Registration
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  • *Reservations Only* New Registration Onboarding
31
  • Re-Registration and Updates
  • Re-Registration and Updates
 

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.
This online registration process is currently only available in Georgia and Louisiana. There is no online registration in Los Angeles or New York at this time. Please make a reservation to visit our Burbank office with your required documentation.
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.
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.
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. 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.

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