How to get work

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Work Step 1

Check our Jobs page for all the latest roles we are casting.
You may also receive a text message* from Casting Directors checking your availability.

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

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

My Details

Still have not been booked?

If you have not been booked by 7pm and are completely available without restrictions for the next day, you can add yourself to the After Hours Availability List for a chance to be booked on replacements and rush calls.

 

Notices

Oceanside Submissions

  • Want to work on season 4 of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom? We are looking for men and women (18+) to portray real Oceanside flavor. Filming will take place February-April in Oceanside and San Onofre, CA. You can submit your information online to be considered for future roles. Submit now.

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.

Registration Reservations

  • Starting in 2019, all new registration sessions, including minors registration, will require a reservation. Reservations become available on the LA Registration Reservation page of our website 72 hours in advance. Dates showing “unavailable” are either filled or not yet available to book.

Are you getting our texts?

  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? 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.

New Details Blogs

  • We are excited to announce a new 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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  • Be sure to LIKE our Los Angeles Kids Facebook page for the latest minors job posts.

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  • Be sure to LIKE our official Facebook page for all the latest news, events, photos, and videos – Straight Out of Central Casting!

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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25 minutes ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working on Wednesday February 27. I am looking for WOMEN to portray a body double with very specific sizes.

Height: 5'7"-5'9"
Waist: 34
Hips: 45-49
Dress: 12/14

if this is you, please submit with a recent full body photo and your contact information to: AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: Photo double

**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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3 hours ago

Central Casting

***Non-Union Submissions***
Alex is currently taking submissions for a show working tomorrow in Los Angeles. She is looking for FEMALES, either Hispanic or Asian looking and can portray 20s-50s. Must have a bookable sedan in either GREEN or TAN/BEIGE. Must be 2012 or newer. If this is you, please email your name, contact info, and a photo of your car to: AlexandraHSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Cars
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3 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union or Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Monday 2/25. Must also be available to attend a fitting TOMORROW 2/20, I am looking for MEN and WOMEN with 80s SUVS and TRUCKS to portray teachers. I am specifically looking for cars made in 1976-1988. Please submit with your contact information and a photo of your car to:
AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: 80s Truck/SUV
**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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3 hours ago

Central Casting

**SAG-AFTRA Union & Non-Union Submissions**

Brad is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series that would likely work on Monday, February 25th in a location TBD. We're looking for:

"Handsome Guy w/ 90s Car" - Looking for a man, 40s, -- A "handsome square-jawed yuppie type" with a nicer/upscale car from the 1990s.

Please include a photo of your car and the make/model/year in your submission.

If this is you, you're registered with Central Casting and would like to be considered, please send an e-mail with your name, contact number, and car photo/info to: BradBsubmissions AT centralcasting DOT com

Please include "Handsome 90s Car" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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3 hours ago

Central Casting

NonUnion Only
Must be registered with Central

Karen is taking submissions for an 80s show!!

Must be okay with smoke on set AND HAIRCUTS

FITTING: TOMORROW 2/20 in LA
WORK DATE: FRIDAY 2/22 in LA

She is looking for WOMEN appearing in their 20s to early 30s to portray as WAITRESSES, MUST BE OKAY TO WEAR SHORT DRESSES OR SKIRTS !

Height: 5'0 to 5'11
No Bigger than a dress size 6

If this is you please submit a head to toe photo, along with contact info and that you are okay with getting a haircut and smoke on set to KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: 80s VIP Waitress
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4 hours ago

Central Casting

NO LONGER TAKING SUBMISSIONS. THANK YOU!
**NON-UNION ONLY**
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Alison is taking submissions for a show that has a fitting tomorrow February 20th and works on Friday February 22nd in Los Angeles.

She is looking for African American looking MEN appearing to be in their 20's to 50's who are able to have their natural hair styled into an afro.

MUST BE OK WITH HAIRCUT
MUST BE OK WITH SMOKE ON SET
MUST BE OK BEING CLEAN SHAVEN
NO VISIBLE TATTOOS

If this is you, please submit your name, phone number AND A CURRENT SELFIE SHOWING YOUR HAIR to AlisonHSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: HAIR
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5 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union or Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Monday 2/25. Must also be available to attend a fitting TOMORROW 2/20, I am looking for MEN and WOMEN with 80s cars to portray teachers. I am specifically looking for cars made in 1976-1988. Please submit with your contact information and a photo of your car to:
AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: 80s
**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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5 hours ago

Central Casting

***Non-Union Submissions***
Alex is currently taking submissions for a show working Friday 2/22 in Woodland Hills. She is looking for males and females who have medium-sized dogs. The must be well-behaved and up to date with all shots. If this is you, please email your name, contact info, and a picture of your dog, to: AlexandraHSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Dog
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6 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Century Cit or Newhall on Thursday 2/21, I am looking for Caucasian WOMEN in their 30s to 40s with very short hair to portray a cancer patient. Please submit with your full name, phone number and a recent selfie to:

AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: Patient

**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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6 hours ago

Central Casting

***NON-UNION SUBMISSION ONLY**

Works Tomorrow Wednesday, February 20th with a Possible recall on Thursday, February 21st in Downtown LA (Chinatown area)

Kate is looking for Men and Women who appear in their late 20's to 30's who can portray a caterer or bartender. Must have Black button down shirt and black pants that you can bring/ wear to set. Please send your contact information with your work experience in either of those categories to KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Worker in Black
Thanks!
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Century Cit or Newhall on Thursday 2/21, I am looking for WOMEN in their 30s to 40s with shaved or bald heads to portray a cancer patient. Please submit with your full name, phone number and a recent selfie to:

AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject line: Patient

**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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7 hours ago

Central Casting

** NON UNION **

Lauren is taking submissions for a show working tomorrow Wed 2/20 in MARINA DEL REY.

This is a large call. NO visible tattoos.

Males and females, 30-50s, and Hispanic looking only.

To submit, send your name, number, and current selfie to laurenpsubmissions@centralcasting.com.

SUBLINE: Parent
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

NO LONGER TAKING SUBMISSIONS. THANK YOU!
**NON-UNION ONLY**
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Alison is taking submissions for a show that has a fitting tomorrow February 20th and works on Friday February 22nd in Los Angeles.

She is looking for MALES and FEMALES that appear age 50 and older to portray quilters. Familiarity with quilting is a plus.

MUST BE OK WITH HAIRCUT
MUST BE OK WITH SMOKE ON SET
MUST BE OK BEING CLEAN SHAVEN

If this is you, please submit your name and phone number to AlisonHSubmissions@@centralcasting,com
Subject: QUILTERS
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

**SAG AFTRA**

Sara is currently taking submissions for Caucasian looking MEN 5'10-6'1 who have Multi Cam Stand in Experience!! This is for a show working in Burbank Wednesday 2/20-Friday 2/22! If this is you please email her a current selfie and LIST your Multi Cam Sit Com Stand in Experience! Send it to SaraVSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put Stand in in the subject line!

Thanks!
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

****NON-UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY**

Works Tomorrow Wednesday February 20th in Downtown Los Angeles (Chinatown area)

Kate is looking for Men and Women of all ethnicities who appear in their 30's to 60's who can portray a Fancy Gala Guest. Must have formal attire that you can bring/wear on set - Gowns for Women and Tuxes for Men. Please submit a picture of yourself in your formal wear that you would bring to set. Please submit your picture and contact information to KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: Gala Guest

Thanks!
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

BOOKED tHANK YOU!

*RUSH CALL FOR TODAY IN BURBANK!!*
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL

*Looking for someone who can get to burbank around 10:30a.

Looking for MEN who can appear to be African American in their 20s.

Please submit to meganSsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Rush
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

** NON UNION RUSH CALL **

Today in LA area.
Call time ASAP.
$200 for 8 hours.

Asian looking MALES only, 18yrs - 20s yrs looking.

If this is you, send your name, number, and current selfie to laurenpsubmissions@centralcasting.com.

SUBLINE: NU RUSH
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9 hours ago

Central Casting

NONUNION ONLY
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL

THIS IS FOR AN 80s SHOW!
***MUST BE OKAY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
OKAY WITH HAIRCUTS
OKAY WITH BEING CLEAN SHAVEN
OKAY WITH SMOKE ON SET
**NO VISIBLE TATTOOS***

FITTING: TOMORROW Wednesday 2/20 in LA
WORKS: FRIDAY 2/22 in LA

She is looking for MEN AND WOMEN APPEARING to be in their late 30s to early 60s to portray as CASINO GUESTS

If this is you please SUBMIT A CURRENT PHOTO, ALONG WITH OKAY WITH HAIRCUTS, OKAY WITH BEING CLEAN SHAVEN AND SMOKE ON SET TO KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Fit Weds 80s
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

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

Miranda is taking submissions for a RUSH CALL for TODAY February 19th in POMONA. MUST BE THERE BY 9AM.

She is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN AND EAST INDIAN PORTRAYING MEN who appear to be in their 50s-60s.

If this is you, please submit with your full name and number to
MirandaESubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: Retiree

Thank you!
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1 day ago

Central Casting

Union submissions *
Must be avail TOMORROW 2.19 for a FITTING to work 2.21 ***

Men no larger than 40R coat ***

No tattoos *

OKAY WITH 1980s hair cut * OkY to be clean shaved/ OkY to have facial hair trimmed into 1980s mustache ***

Shannon is currently looking for 1 Caucasian male , that appear to be in their 20s-30s COMFORTABLE driving to portray VALET*

If this is you please submit via email - shannonASubmissions@centralcasting.com please be sure to include a current photo ! Thanks
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Calendar

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

February 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • New Registration (Adults)
2
  • Oceanside Open Registration
3
4
  • New Registration (Adults)
5
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
6
  • New Registration (Adults)
7
  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
8
  • New Registration (Adults)
9
10
11
  • New Registration (Adults)
12
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
13
  • New Registration (Adults)
14
  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
15
  • New Registration (Adults)
16
17
18
  • Closed for Registration
19
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
20
  • New Registration (Adults)
21
  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
22
  • New Registration (Adults)
23
24
25
  • New Registration (Adults)
26
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
27
  • New Registration (Adults)
28
  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (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.
Our work lines are available 24/7. Check the lines often, as the Casting Directors update them throughout the day.
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 appointment only. You can set up an appointment 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. 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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