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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, full legal name, selfie, etc.
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
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.
Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.
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,
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.
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.
All Visiting and Central Casting University classes have been suspended until further notice. Keep an eye on the notices for updates.
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.
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.
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.
There are no events scheduled. Please check our notices for updates.
You are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.
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.
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.
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.
Access your pay history, tax information, and more payroll resources for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com.
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You can make a reservation for 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. These times are for adults only. Minors updates are held on Tuesdays at 3pm. See our Kids page for more information.
We are temporarily suspending all Re-Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our notices for updates.
Need to update your status as a SAG-AFTRA member?
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.