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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.

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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, etc.

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You will be given a show name with a passcode to access your details. The Casting Director will also give you a Call Time Change Box and 4-digit number for all call time changes. Your Details Blog passcode and Call Time Change Box number will likely be two different numbers.

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  • We are closed for New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events due to COVID-19. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to COVID-19 do not accept a booking or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to talent and visitors at this time. For help with common questions, please see the Updates section of the Talent page.

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Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors registered with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
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  • We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Entertainment Partners, which owns 100% of Central Casting, has acquired the casting platform We Got POP. This will improve the casting process for our productions, staff and all of our Background Actors. For now casting continues as normal. Stay tuned for important announcements from your Central Casting office, in the coming weeks.

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All registered talent with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

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3 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MEN & WOMEN TO PORTRAY VERY WEALTHY PEOPLE, AGE 38 TO 70'S. Covid test on Tues 10/27, shoots on Thurs 10/29. This is super featured. We will do a virtual fitting. You need to have fashionable suits and dresses.

Please send a photo to KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: RICH

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work dates. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.

The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays.

While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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3 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR HIPSTER FASHIONABLE MALES & FEMALES TO PORTRAY AGE 20'S TO EARLY 30'S. Covid test on Monday 10/26 in Culver City and shoots on Weds 10/28 in Los Angeles. See photos below for the types of looks we need.

Please send a current selfie to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: NYC

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work dates. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.

The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays.

While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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4 hours ago

Central Casting

***UNION & NON UNION**

Must be registered with Central Casting.

All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test Monday, 10/26 to fit Wednesday, 10/28 or Thursday, 10/29 to work Monday, 11/2. MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL 4 DATES!

Looking for MEN & WOMEN that can portray unique 1980s looks, ie Mohawks, Punks, Big Hair, etc.

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER, A PHOTO IN YOUR BEST 80s LOOK to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: LEG WARMERS

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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5 hours ago

Central Casting

**SAG-AFTRA Union Submissions**
Claire is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series that will be COVID testing Thursday 10/22 (tomorrow) and working on Monday 10/26 in the Burbank area.
Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
We're looking for:
Millennial park goers. You should appear to be m20's-e30's, young hip professionals types.
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 current photo to: clairebsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Please include "park" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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6 hours ago

Central Casting

**SAG-AFTRA Union Submissions**

Shelby is currently taking submissions for a SAG-AFTRA television series that will be COVID testing Tues. 10/27, holding Wed. 10/28, working Thurs. 10/29 & Fri. 10/30 in the Burbank area.

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

We're looking for:
"1980s Spades Players" - Male & Female, To portray African American looks in your late 30s to 50s. Also looking for a male/female couple in your 50s, if you'd like to submit together or be paired up.

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 photo to: ShelbySsubmissions@centralcasting.com

Please include "Spades" in the subject line of your e-mail, thanks!
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

**UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY**

COVID TEST NO LATER THAN FRIDAY (CAN BE TAKEN SOONER) IN BURBANK

WORKS TUESDAY IN BURBANK

Josh is looking for someone who appears to be in their 20s of any ethnic looks who is comfortable playing frisbee on camera. If this is you, email JoshESubmissions@CentralCasting.com using the subject line "Frisbee" and include your Name, Phone #, and a recent photo of yourself, as well anything extra you wish to include about your frisbee comfort!

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get1 paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date(s). Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays.
While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

The Rush Call has been filled. Thank you!
RUSH CALL!
SAG or Non Union

Kimberly is looking for Men & Women appearing 20-30 that live in West LA and could get to SONY before 4:30pm to COVID test today. This will shoot Friday, 10/23.

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

If this is you, please submit with Full Name and Phone Number, a current SELFIE to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: RUSH

NOTE: As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get Covid-19 test at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work date. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.
Must be okay with any form test (nasal swabs, etc). Additional testing may also be done on workdays. While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn.
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

***SAG/AFTRA ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test Friday, 10/23, and will work sometime starting next week. Must have open availability until Thanksgiving and will have possible recalls through April.

She is looking for Men & Women appearing 30-35 to portray Prep School Alumni that have 2017 & newer bookable cars, no RED/WHITE/BLACK. CAR MUST BE IN GREAT CONDITION

If this is you, please submit with Full Name and Phone Number, a current SELFIE, a PHOTO OF YOUR CAR and list the year, make & model of your car to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: ALUMNI
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

***SAG/AFTRA ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test Friday, 10/23, and will work sometime starting next week. Must have open availability until Thanksgiving and will have possible recalls through April.

She is looking for Men & Women appearing 18 to 25 to portray Prep School Students that have 2003-2006 bookable cars, no RED/WHITE/BLACK.

If this is you, please submit with Full Name and Phone Number, a current SELFIE, a PHOTO OF YOUR CAR and list the year, make & model of your car to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: PREP SCHOOL
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13 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION and NON UNION
Must be registered with Central

Bailee is taking submissions for a show with TBD work and covid testing dates. Please submit if you fit what we are looking for.
Looking for BUFF, STRONG women to portray intimidating WWE wrestlers.

To submit please send a current full body photo to baileersubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: WWE
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

(RUSH) NON UNION -- WOMEN -- appear 18tly (highschool) African American women. To portray Basketball players on sidelines. No visible tattoos.
** Covid Test TODAY, to work Friday 9/23.

Email CURRENT Photo -- NAME -- PHONE #
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
SubLine "BB Rush"
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17 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION RUSH CALL
Filled thank you!
Must be able to get to Long Beach by 11am today to work. You will be covid rapid tested twice upon arrival.

Looking for a Caucasian portraying man appearing in his 20s-30s and an African American portraying woman appearing in their 20s-30s.

To submit please send your name and phone number to baileersubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: RUSH
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1 day ago

Central Casting

***UNION & NON UNION**

Must be registered with Central Casting.

All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing pre-employment Covid test(s).

Kimberly is taking submissions for a show that will COVID test & fit Thursday, 10/22 to work Friday, 10/23

Looking for MEN & WOMEN appearing AFRICAN AMERICAN to portray a MARDI GRAS BAND. MUST BE FAMILIAR with playing one of the following instruments: TRUMPET, TUBA, CLARINET, DRUM, TROMBONE (production will be providing instrument)

If this is you, please submit with a FULL NAME & PHONE NUMBER, A CURRENT SELFIE and mention which instrument you are familiar with playing with to
KimberlyHSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject Line: MARDI GRAS
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1 day ago

Central Casting

Union or Non Union Submissions
Minors kids 9-13 years old and their real parents.
Accepting submissions for minors registered with Central Casting with a valid work permit. Real parents do not have to be registered with Central for this one but should have necessary IDs for I9 forms if not registered and be willing to work in picture.
Dates are Covid testing on Monday 10-26 and work date Tuesday, 10-27. Both child and guardian must be willing to do the mid nasal covid test.
Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
Please send name, current photo and age of your registered child and name, contact info and current photo of parent willing to test and work with them to shelbyssubmissions@centralcasting.com. Subject line: KIDS
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1 day ago

Central Casting

***Non Union***
Must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show Covid testing in Glendale needs to be avail for at least covid test tomorrow 10/21 work dates 10/23 & 10/24 possible late night calls!! Looking for men who can appear to be Caucasian 18TLY.
To submit please send PHOTO, EMAIL & NUMBER TO smoore@centralcasting.com with the subject line: 18tly
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1 day ago

Central Casting

NON-UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY

Tests tomorrow 10/21 in Van Nuys and works Thursday 10/22 in Pasadena

Kate is looking for Men and Women who appear in their 40's who have a minivan. Minivan should be 2015 and newer and NO Red, White, Black or Yellow cars should submit. Please send a picture of your car with car info and your contact information to: KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject Line: MiniVan

Thanks!
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1 day ago

Central Casting

UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR FEMALES & MALES TO PORTRAY HIPSTER FASHION TYPES, AGE 20's IN NYC. Covid test on Weds 10/21 and shoots on Friday 10/23 in Culver City. You will be able to work with us off and on throughout the season. Please send a selfie taken today to: KristanBsubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: HIP

As a condition of working on set, all talent are required to get a paid Covid-19 test(s) at a production sanctioned testing facility prior to any work dates. Payment will be paid as a quarter of the workday base rate for each test day.

The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Additional testing may also be done on workdays.

While at the test facility and on set, Production requires that a face mask that covers your nose and mouth be worn. All possible work dates are contingent upon clearing these tests.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

UNION ONLY
Must be registered with Central.

Bailee is taking submissions for a film Covid testing Friday 10/23 to work every day next week and possibly become part of a core group. Looking for people appearing in their 30s-50s with bookable 2015-2019 cars. No red, white, or black cars please.
To submit please send a photo of your car along with the year, make, and model to baileersubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line: PHOENIX

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
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2 days ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- 18tly MEN, appear CAUCASIAN. Clean shaven, no visible tattoos. To portray young high schoolers.
** Test Wed 10/21, poss. work Fri 10/23 (Santa Clarita)

Email current selfie, name, phone #, Subject Line "18tly"
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com

(Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.)
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2 days ago

Central Casting

SAG AFTRA Submissions
Covid Testing Wednesday 10/21
You will then HOLD at set on Thursday 10/22 (NOT ACCEPTING OTHER WORK)
Works Friday 10/23 in LA
Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Jimmy is looking for men and women who appear in their 20s - 50s to portray pedestrians and/or joggers. You must be okay with jogging for long periods of time and must not have any visible tattoos.

Send a current selfie and your contact information to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word SPRINT in the subject line
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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.

All Visiting and Central Casting University classes have been suspended until further notice. Keep an eye on the notices for updates.

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.

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

We are closed for Re-Registration and Updates and all other events due to COVID-19.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

You are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

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

FAQs

  • What do I do if I’m going to be late or need to cancel?

    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.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background acting jobs, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.


  • What does “checking your avail” and “first avail” mean?

    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.


  • How do I get my details?

    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.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    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.


  • What is a rush call?

    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.

SMS Texting

  • What’s the SMS messaging feature all about?

    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.


  • How do I know the message came from Central Casting?

    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.


  • Why did I receive a text message from Central Casting?

    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:

    David, Richard from Central Casting asks: Are you available to Work on CBS Cop Show, without time restrictions, on Wednesday (01/17/2018) in Los Angeles? Role: Waiter. Possible night shoot. Please reply YES or NO. ** We are only checking availability **

  • What happens after I respond to a text 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 accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does “without time restrictions” mean?

    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.


  • I was on set and didn’t see the message until later, can I still respond?

    Yes, please respond as soon as you can.


  • Can I respond to multiple requests?

    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.


  • If I receive multiple requests, should I reply to all of them?

    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.


  • Did you get my response?

    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.


  • What if I don’t hear back?

    If you don’t hear back from a Casting Director with an offer for work and 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.


  • Can I change my response?

    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 can not cancel via text message.


  • What are the role details?

    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.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box?

    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.


  • If I receive a text message, does that mean I’m booked?

    You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a text message and never hear back?

    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.


  • What if I don’t get a confirmation message?

    Please send your response again.


  • What number will Central Casting text me from?

    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.


  • Can I call the number I received a text from?

    Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.


  • Can I respond with something other than Yes or No?

    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.


  • What if I am only available part of the day?

    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.


  • Why was there a link in my text message?

    Casting Directors may provide booking details through a Details Blog. Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.


  • There’s a link in my text message that doesn’t work. What do I do?

    If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.


  • Why was my message split?

    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.


  • Can I get text messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    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.


  • I’m not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these texts?

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    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 background acting 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.

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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. You’ll know you are paid by us if your voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

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Re-Registration and Updates

We are closed for Re-Registration and Updates, New Registration Onboarding, and all other events due to COVID-19. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

Photo updates
We are not accepting or holding photo updates at this time. When seeking submissions, Casting Directors will often ask for a recent selfie that reflects your current look. We recommend keeping recent selfies on hand so you’re ready to submit when a Casting Director asks for one.

Sizes
We are not making size or measurement updates to your file at this time. When booking roles with specific sizes, Casting Directors will seek submissions on our Jobs page or reach out to you to confirm your sizes.

Address change
To change your address, please complete and follow the directions on the Address Change Form.

SAG-AFTRA status
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