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Work Step 1

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Work Step 2

If you fit the description

Call the number or email the address given on the job post.

Be prepared to give the information asked for in the job post, which may include the first five digits of your Social Security number, your phone number, full legal name, selfie, etc.

Work Step 3

If you get the job

The Casting Director will give you your booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category and a show name with a passcode to access your details at the link below. Be sure to call the Call Time Change Box and enter the 4-digit number given by the Casting Director for all call time changes.

Call Time Change Box
818.562.2966

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Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process in all offices! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit your local office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

Event Reservations

  • We are now offering reservations for Visiting, Central Casting University, and other events. To make a reservation for an event, visit the Los Angeles calendar on the Talent page of our website. Select the event you wish to attend and click on the reservation link. If you do not see a reservation link, the event does not require a reservation. Note: You should always check the notices and calendar for updates before coming to our office.

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Details Blogs

  • We are excited to announce a way for you to retrieve your details! Instead of having to call an Info Box, the “Details Blog” will allow you to receive your location, wardrobe, hair & makeup, and other important call information through our Details page, a show name, and 4-digit passcode that will be sent to you via text message.

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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.
 

Job Posts

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11 minutes ago

Central Casting

REVISED @ 5:33 AM..

RUSH CALLS FOR TODAY FRIDAY 7-19

SUBMISSIONS TO WORK**MUST BE REGISTERED*

Good morning everyone! Lisette is replacing the following for TODAY Friday...

PLEASE BE READY TO TAKE DOWN INFO AND PLEASE CALL ONLY FOR WHAT YOU FIT EXACTLY

*** PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

THIS IS WORKING IN THE CITY OF DIAMOND BAR 91765
THE SCENE IS 1980S ASYLUM SO IF YOU HAVE A REALLY CHARACTER LOOK..THINK ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST BUT WITH THE SIZES BELOW THAT'S GREAT!
IT WILL BE AN ALL NIGHT CALL
THERE WILL BE "RAIN" SO YOU WILL BE GETTING WET
EVERYONE MUST HAVE/LOOK 1980s HAIR NO SHAVED HEADS**POSSIBLE HAIRCUT MAY TAKE PLACE
EACH REPLACEMENT MUST FIT THE EXACT SIZES AS THEY'VE ALL BEEN PRE-FIT AND COSTUMES ARE PULLED--NO EXCEPTIONS
Here are the categories...

#1 ALREADY PAID UP SAG/AFTRA UNION Caucasian looking MALE that looks 50s-early 60s
5'10 coat 44 shirt 17x32 pants 36/37x 30 shoe 9-10 works @ 4:30 Pm

The following 3 NON UNION work @ 3:00 pm:

#2- 1 NON UNION Caucasian looking MALE that looks late 20s, shaggy hair
6'2 coat 40 shirt 15x33 pants 32x34 shoe 9-10

#3- 1 NON UNION Caucasian looking Female that looks late 20s, short hair
5'8 dress size 1-2 bust 34 A/B waist 24-25 hips 33-34 shoe 5 1/2-6 1/2

#4- 1 NON UNION Caucasian looking FEMALE that looks mid-late 20s, short hair
5'7 dress 2/4 bust 32 B/C waist 24-25 hips 32-33 shoe 9-19

#5 1 NON UNION Caucasian looking FEMALE that looks 30s-40s
5'4, dres 18-20, about 260lbs bust 38 DDD/E waist 45-46 hiips 57-58 shoe 6 1/2-7 1/2

818-260-3923 say which # you're calling about
********************************************
Thanks!
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

** NON UNION **
Alison is taking submissions for a project working SATURDAY 7/20 in Alhambra.

Looking for Females who appear 15-17 years old but are legally 18+ to portray high school students.
- Must have Clear nails, no gel, no nail polish of any kind.
- Natural colored hair.
- Must be no taller than 5'6 and wear a size small to medium and a 7 or 8 shoe.

If this is you please submit to AlisonHsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject "Teenager". In the body of the message please include your name and phone number.

Thank you!
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12 hours ago

Central Casting

**NON UNION SUBMISSION ONLY**
Monique is looking for men and women with bookable cars. NO RED, WHITE OR BLACK. Cars must be in great shape and 2010 or newer.

WORKS SUNDAY JULY 21ST WITH POSSIBLE RECALL MONDAY JULY 22ND IN LONG BEACH. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH DAYS TO SUBMIT.

Please send make, model, year and current picture of car to:
Moniquebsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Put color of your car in subject line.
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12 hours ago

Central Casting

Non-Union Submissions

Dan is taking submissions for a show with a FITTING TOMORROW to work on 7/23 and 7/24 in Studio City. This will also work various days after that. Looking for MEN that appear to be 18 – 50yrs, to portray people in the Military. You must be clean shaven.

You MUST be OK with letting them CUT YOUR HAIR. It will either be very short or a buzz cut, so you must be OK with either.

You can NOT have any tattoos on your arms or anywhere else visible.

You MUST fit the following sizes:

Height: 5’10 – 6’2
Waist: 32 – 36
Coat: 40 - 44

To submit please send your phone number, WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: HAIRCUT to danielbsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Must be registered with Central Casting to Submit
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12 hours ago

Central Casting

** NON UNION ** UPDATE! UPDATE AGAIN!!! SUBMISSIONS CLOSED! THANK YOU
Tiffany is taking submissions for a show working tomorrow 7/9 in South LA. This shoot will go into the night.

Looking for African American Looking Males who appear 15-18 years old but are legally 18+ to portray a High School Student. Males no taller than 5'11. MUST be clean shaven!
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13 hours ago

Central Casting

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
**NON-UNION ONLY**
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Alison is taking submissions for a for a show that interviews tomorrow 7/19 and works 7/25, 7/30, 8/2, and 8/5 in Los Angeles.

She is looking for Females that appear Caucasian 18TLY that are familiar with cheerleading or dance to portray high school cheerleaders. This is set in the 90's so you cannot have modern haircuts or colors.

MUST FIT SIZES 4, 6, OR 8 AND NO TALLER THAN 5'8
MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL DATES
NO MODERN HAIRCUTS OR COLORS
NO VISIBLE TATTOOS

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number, AND A CURRENT SELFIE to AlisonHSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: CHEERLEADER
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13 hours ago

Central Casting

**UNION OR NON-UNION**
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Ashley is taking submissions for Background with an ELECTRIC FIAT (no Red, Black, or White – FUN COLORS WELCOME). This will work in Los Angeles TOMORROW (7/19) and will be a late call but will not work overnight. MUST BE okay with a new media rate.

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number, AND A CURRENT PHOTO OF YOUR FIAT to AshleyMSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Fiat
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16 hours ago

Central Casting

**NON-UNION ONLY**
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Alison is taking submissions for a for a show with a fitting on 7/22, 7/23, OR 7/24. This will work in Los Angeles or Pasadena on 8/2 and 8/8 (one of these will be a late call but will not be overnight).

She is looking for Males and Females that appear 18TLY to portray high school students at a homecoming dance. This is set in the 90's so you cannot have modern haircuts or colors.

MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL DATES AS FITTING DATE IS TBD
NO MODERN HAIRCUTS OR COLORS
NO VISIBLE TATTOOS

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number, AND A CURRENT HEAD TO TOE PICTURE OF YOURSELF to AlisonHSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: HOMECOMING
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16 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY

Katie is taking submissions for a Feature Film fitting on Tuesday, July 30th in North Hollywood and working on Thursday, August 15th in Pomona. Seeking Caucasian looking men who appear to be in their late 20s-40s to portray plane refuelers. 1960s Blue Collar looks.

Men must be 5'8-6'1 in height, 30-36 waist, and 38-44 coat. Must be clean shaven and willing to get a hair cut. Hair must be even on the sides. No buzzed or faded hair cuts. No tattoos.

If this is you, please submit a current selfie to katiebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Put Plane Refueler in the subject line and include your name and contact info in the body of the email. Thank you!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY

Katie is taking submissions for a Feature Film fitting on Tuesday, July 30th in North Hollywood and working on Friday, August 16th in Pomona. Seeking Caucasian looking men and women who appear to be in their 30s-40s to portray a med tech.

This is set in the 1960s. Must have appropriate look. Men must be clean shaven and willing to get a hair cut. Hair should be even on the sides. No buzzed or faded cuts. Must be 5'8-6'0 in height, 30-36 waist, and 38-44 coat.

Women must be 5'4-5'8 in height, 0-6 dress, and no bigger than a 34 bust. Hair should be a natural color. No roots or highlights. No acrylic nails.

No visible tattoos!

If this is you, please submit a current selfie to katiebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Put Med Tech in the subject line and include your name, contact info, and if you have experience as a med tech in the body of the email. Thank you!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

***UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central.

Miranda is taking submissions for STAND INS working TOMORROW Friday, July 19th in the LA Area.

She is looking for TWO DIFFERENT STAND INS:

1) MUST BE 5'11" - 6'1" IN HEIGHT
MALE
CAUCASIAN PORTRAYING
LIGHT BROWN HAIR
LEAN BUILD
OK TO BE AROUND NUDITY AND SWIM 4 LAPS

2) MUST BE 5'10" - 6'1" IN HEIGHT
MALE
AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAYING
OK TO BE AROUND NUDITY AND SWIM 4 LAPS

IF YOU ARE SELECTED, YOU WILL HAVE TO SIGN A DISCLOSURE FORM. YOU WILL NOT BE NUDE, BUT YOU WILL BE AROUND NUDITY. The scene is the two principal actors swimming nude.

If this is you, please submit with A CURRENT PHOTO/SELFIE OF YOURSELF, YOUR FULL NAME AND PHONE NUMBER to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Your subject line should be the NUMBER OF WHO YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR.

Thank you!
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18 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION Submissions
Works Tomorrow, July 19 in LA

Jimmy is looking for MEN and WOMEN who appear in their 20s - early 30s to portray LAFD Recruits. You must be very fit and be okay with running. Men must be between 5'10 - 6'1 and coat size 38 - 44R. Women must be between 5'3 - 5'8 and dress size 2 - 8. No visible tattoos please.

Send a current photo to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word FIRE RUN in the subject line.
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union Only**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles tomorrow Friday 7/19. I am looking for MEN and WOMEN any age/ethnicity to portray individuals at a yoga class. I am looking for people with experience or those who attend yoga regularly. Please submit with your contact information and a recent photo to: AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: Yoga

**Please make sure you email Alexandra A. NOT Alexandra H. There are TWO Alexandra's in our office, make sure your submission gets to the right one! :)** Thanks!!
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

Union or non union submissions *
Must be avail TOMORROW 7.19 for a late call *

Must be OK with lower new media rate and regular car bump.

Shannon is currently looking for TESLA SUV types cars - MUST BE ELECTRIC . If you have something similar and are avail please submit a photo as well !

If this is you , please submit a photo of your car along with the year make and model to ShannonAsubmissions@centralcasting.com subject this email ELECTRIC .
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19 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Friday August 2nd and/or Monday August 5th. I'm am looking for Caucasian women in their 20s to portray a 1940s bikini model. Will pay a higher rate.

The show takes place in the 1940s so I am looking for models with shoulder length or shorter hair, no roots or highlights. Below are some reference photos sent over from production.

Please submit with your contact info and a bikini photo to:
AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: 40s

**Please make sure you email Alexandra A. NOT Alexandra H. There are TWO Alexandra's in our office, make sure your submission gets to the right one! :)** Thanks!!
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**Union and Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Friday August 2nd and/or Monday August 5th. Im am looking for Caucasian women in their 20s to portray a 1940s bikini model. Will pay a higher rate.

The show takes place in the 1940s so I am looking for models with shoulder length or shorter hair, no roots or highlights. Below are some reference photos sent over from production. 

Please submit with your contact info and a bikini photo to: 
AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: 40s

**Please make sure you email Alexandra A. NOT Alexandra H. There are TWO Alexandras in our office, make sure your submission gets to the right one! :)** Thanks!!Image attachment

20 hours ago

Central Casting

Booked

*NONUNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY*
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

*Must be able to get to Hollywood area by 10:30am.

Looking for MEN to portray Asian Diner Patrons with classic looks (please nothing trendy)

Please submit your phone # AND A CURRENT SELFIE to meganSsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Rush
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2 days ago

Central Casting

**UPDATED POST**
**NON UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY**
Monique is looking for men appearing to be Asian an 20-40 to portray office worker with bookable cars. Cars must be 2010 or newer. NO RED, WHITE.

WORKS TOMORROW IN IRWINDALE.

Send: Make, model, year and current picture of car to:
Moniquebsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Put color of your car in subject line.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

***SAG AFTRA UNION only***
Must be registered with Central.

Nia is taking submissions for a show that is looking for CLASSIC AMERICAN CARS 1975-1989 to possibly work during the new season. Please do NOT submit if Nia has recently texted you regarding your classic car - she already has it on file!

This will work in the Los Angeles Area.

She is looking for MALES and FEMALES who have BOOKABLE 1975-1989 CLASSIC AMERICAN CARS. (ex. Ford, Dodge, Chevy, Lincoln, Buick, etc) Please no RED, BLACK, or WHITE vehicles. Car insurance should be up to date!

Please send me a clear photo of your car and include the MAKE, MODEL, YEAR, and COLOR.

If this is you, please submit your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO to:
niajsubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: TEXAS
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2 days ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- with CAR 2012-2017 (no red, white, or black)
** NO obvious scratches, dents, paint damage **
** Works tomorrow 7/18 at 5:48am (LA/Hollywood)

Send ALL of the following:
Subject Line "CAR"
CAR PHOTO -- Insurance Info -- Year, Make, Model, Color
Your Name & Phone #

>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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2 days ago

Central Casting

UNION or NON UNION Submissions
Must be registered with Central Casting
Works Tuesday, July 23 in LA

Jimmy is looking for Hispanic looking men and women who appear between 18 - 70 years old to portray a hispanic family that owns a tamale restaurant. You must be comfortable and confident with making tamales from the masa to the stuffing and rolling.

If you are comfortable with making tamales, please submit a current photo and your contact information to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word TAMALE in the subject line
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Calendar

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

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  • *CANCELED* New Registration (Adults)
 

Community

Central Casting cares about your success. Our Background Actors have the opportunity to interact with Casting Directors, meet other Background Actors, and learn from industry professionals. Check the Calendar for our latest community events.

Visiting

At our visiting sessions, a different panel of Casting Directors will answer your questions and give you valuable insight into the casting process and tips to be successful on set.

SAG-AFTRA Visiting
1st and 2nd Thursday of the month 9am

To afford all SAG-AFTRA members the opportunity to participate, attendance is limited to once every two months.

Reserve

Non-Union Visiting
3rd and 4th Thursday of the month 9am

Reserve

Central Casting University

Central Casting Los Angeles offers two classes, The Professional Background Actor and The Stand-In, for Background Actors who are active and eligible to submit for work. You will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in a Q&A with an industry professional guest speaker.

The Professional Background Actor

Whether you’re seasoned or a first-timer, attend this class to polish your skills and learn from the industry’s leading experts in directing Background Actors.

The Stand-In

This class provides an overview of Stand-In work, including valuable information about the technical part of the job. An industry expert will answer your questions and help you prepare for your next Stand-In role.

Community FAQs

Yes, you must have a reservation to attend Visiting or a Central Casting University class. You can make a reservation by selecting the event you wish to attend in the calendar and clicking the reservation link.
Do not attempt to give headshots or resumes to the guest speaker or Casting Directors. University classes and Visiting are for informational and enrichment purposes only.
The classes are free for Background Actors who are registered with Central Casting, are active, and eligible to submit for work.
Central Casting University classes are for educational purposes and are designed to help you be successful on set. Attending a University class has no impact on the hiring process.
Some guest speakers offer to stay after the class has ended to answer questions. It is up to them whether to stay and for how long.
No, Central Casting University sessions are reserved for classes only. You can make changes to your file during update sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am and 11:30am.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

Once you receive your work details, you’re officially booked.

It’s important to write down your work information so you’re prepared when you head to set.

Be sure to read our article Casting Director Do’s and Don’ts for Submitting for tips on how to book a job.

FAQs

If you are working on a non-union voucher call 818.562.2799. If you are working on a SAG-AFTRA voucher call 818.562.2700. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
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., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are 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 you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
You will receive a show name and 4-digit passcode from a Casting Director to access your Details Blog via our Details page. If you receive details via a SMS text message you must reply YES to the booking text message. Your details blog will include a Call Time Change Box number for you to call to for call time changes and booking updates. Please review all provided information to ensure you are 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.
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 you are no longer needed.
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.
You can submit to us between 7-9pm to have your name placed on the After Hours Availability List for when additional roles open up or for replacements made overnight.
 

SMS Texting

Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.
All messages from Central Casting will be personalized with your name (as it appears in our system), reference the project name, and all replies will appear in the same thread.
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:

Example SMS 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 receive your details.
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.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when you are available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books you for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you’re not double booked for the same day.
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.
If you don’t hear back from a Casting Director with 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.
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 cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If you are 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.
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.
You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
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.
Please send your response again.
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.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
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.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Casting Directors may provide booking details through a Details Blog. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
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.
No, the messages are only in English.
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.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you 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 you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you arrive, check in with your contact and get your voucher.

Your time on set will vary, but a typical day lasts up to 12 hours. You are an important part of the production, please be professional and have a good attitude on set.

FAQs

It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your work information call 818.562.2700.
If you are working on a non-union voucher call 818.562.2799. If you are working on a SAG-AFTRA voucher call 818.562.2700. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
Call the Call Time Change Box at 818.562.2966 and enter the 4-digit number given to you by the Casting Director. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Our Studio and Parking Guide has information on studio locations and parking options.
Come to set camera ready. Bring your ID and any additional wardrobe or props requested by production.
Roles change from set to set, but often a Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.
Our Definition of Terms explains many phrases and terms commonly used on set.

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment. For your convenience, we have a notary available free of charge by reservation only. You can set up a reservation by calling 800.562.2718 between 8am-5pm.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. You must re-register every three years to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am and 11:30am

These times are for adults only. Minors Updates are held on Tuesdays at 3pm. See our Kids page for more information.

FAQs

The required documentation to accompany the I-9 form. More details can be found on our Register page.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates. SAG-AFTRA members should always bring their current SAG-AFTRA card when they visit our office.

A digital photo of you can be taken in our office when you come in for Updates. If you would like additional photos to be added to your profile, bring the photos to an update session. Only hard copies of photos will be accepted. We cannot accept discs, CDs, or memory sticks. Photos submitted will not be returned.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during Updates. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during Updates.

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