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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

How to access your W-2s

  • Background Actor W-2s are available through Entertainment Partners. Our article Find Out How to Access Your W-2 has everything you need to know to prepare for tax season.

Announcing additional Minors Registration dates

  • Attention parents! We are adding a second day of Minors Registration and will now be registering minors on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit our Kids page.

Re-Registration and Updates

  • Re-Registration and Updates times have changed. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will open (72 hours in advance) in 5 minute time slots from 9:50am-10:10am and 11:20am-11:40am.

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.

Central Casting Los Angeles has moved

  • We have moved into our new offices at 300 E Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. All visits to Central Casting require an online reservation. For more information read our article Central Casting Los Angeles Has Moved.

Update minors sizes

  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.

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  • Twitter is currently not connecting to our Facebook job posts. You can find all of our openings on the Jobs page of our website.

Online registration process

  • To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit our Burbank office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

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 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.

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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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3 hours ago

Central Casting

Nice, thanks for the quick submissions! Booked!
***NON UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting.

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in OCEANSIDE, CA (this is near San Diego, please look it up!)

She is looking for Caucasian looking FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-40s who have a BOOKABLE BEACHY CAR. No RED or WHITE. The rate is higher for this job! Note: production wants beachy looking cars for tomorrow! You will portray beachgoers.

Please include a current photo and your make, model, year, color, and PHOTO of the vehicle.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: MON BEACH
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4 hours ago

Central Casting

Booked! Thanks for your submissions - you should keep these homeless photos handy for future submissions!
***NON UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting.

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in OCEANSIDE, CA (this is near San Diego, please look it up!) Works at a higher rate for non union.

She is looking for Caucasian looking MALES who appear to be in their 50s with no visible tattoos and your own HOMELESS wardrobe. Portraying a beach bum/homeless man. Beards and longer hair are great! Homeless attire should look like you are homeless in a beach city.

Please include a current photo and your homeless attire you can bring to set.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: MON BUM
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

This has just been booked - thanks ladies!
***NON UNION ONLY***
Must be registered with Central Casting.

Nia is taking submissions for a RUSH call working TODAY - SUNDAY 2/23 - at 10am in Los Angeles. MUST BE OK W/ SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE UP!

She is looking for African American looking FEMALES who appear to be in their 30-50s and have no visible tattoos to portray a doctor. Must fit a size small shirt and be able to pull your hair neatly back!

Please include a current photo and your sizes.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO/SIZES to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: SUN DOC RUSH
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22 hours ago

Central Casting

***union only***
must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show working Monday 2/24 in Chatsworth. Looking for men who can appear to be African American HT:5'10" WITH STAND IN EXPERIENCE! If this is you please email PICTURE, name & phone number to steviemsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: STAND IN
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in OCEANSIDE at a higher rate. (Near SAN DIEGO - please look up this location to avoid submissions that are not actually willing to go to location)

She is looking for FEMALES, any ethnicity, who appear to be in their 20s-30s and are comfortable working in a BIKINI to portray a beach goer in bikini.

Please include a current full body photo in your best bikini!

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO/INFO to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: BIRD2
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in LONG BEACH! Please look up this location if you are not familiar to avoid cancellations due to the location distance.

She is looking for FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-30s and can fit an XS shirt and a 2/4 pant. No visible tattoos in t-shirt and shorts please! Portraying aquarium staff.

Please include a current photo and your sizes.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO/SIZES to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: FISH2
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2 days ago

Central Casting

*** non union only***
must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show FITTING Monday 2/24 & working 2/25 in Burbank. Looking for men who can appear Caucasian. If this is you please email PICTURE, name & phone number to steviemsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: FITTING
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in OCEANSIDE at a higher rate.

She is looking for MALES who appear to be in their 20s-30s beachy types to portray scooter riders - MUST BE comfortable riding an electric BIRD SCOOTER in the scene. No visible tattoos please.

Please include a current photo and let me know your experience riding electric scooters like Bird, Lime, Lyft Scooter, etc.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO/INFO to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: BIRD
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2 days ago

Central Casting

*** union only***
must be registered with Central
Stevie is taking submissions for a show working TOMORROW 2/22 in LA. Looking for men who can appear to be African American BALD HT: 6'3" WITH STAND IN EXPERIENCE! If this is you please email PICTURE, name & phone number to steviemsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: STAND IN
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2 days ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non Union**
Must be registered with Central Casting.

Ashana is taking submissions for a show working next week in Los Angeles.

She is looking for FEMALES who can portray Caucasians and Asians in their 20s to 40s.

Please include a photo of the front and back of your hands.

To submit, please send FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to: ashanapsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: BACK
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2 days ago

Central Casting

**Union and Non Union**
Must be registered with Central Casting.

Ashana is taking submissions for a show working next week in Los Angeles.

She is looking for MALES who can portray Caucasians in their 30s to 50s.

Please include a photo of the front and back of your hands.

To submit, please send FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to: ashanapsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: FRONT
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2 days ago

Central Casting

NonUnion only
Must be registered with Central

Karen is taking submissions for a 1980s show working and fitting in LA

*You CANNOT HAVE FITTED on this 1980s show!
*If you know the show name please do not say anything in the comments or anywhere! * Thank you!

FITTINGS: TUESDAY 2/25
WORK: THRUSDAY 3/5

MUST BE OK WITH SMOKE ON SET

EVERYONE MUST BE OK WITH GETTING 1980s APPROPRIATE HAIRCUT

MEN: must be ok to be clean shaven

Looking for MEN AND WOMEN appearing to be mid30s to 50s to portray 1980s NPR, upscale, types

If this is you please submit a current photo - contact info - include you are ok to get a 1980s appropriate haircut - include you are avail to fit on TUESDAY 2/25 and work on Thursday 3/5 to KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: 1980s Tuesday NPR
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working SUNDAY 2/23 in LONG BEACH! Please look up Long Beach if you are not familiar to avoid cancellations due to the location being too far.

She is looking for MALES and FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-60s and have UPSCALE BOOKABLE cars to portray onlookers. No red, white or black please. Mercedes, Tesla, Buick, BMW, etc are great! Should be in good, bookable condition.

Please include a photo YOU and if you have a bookable UPSCALE vehicle (electric cars are great, smart cars, all cars submitted should be 2015 or newer) - provide a photo of your car and include the Make, Model, Color, and Year. Cars should be 2015 or newer please.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: FANCY FISH
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2 days ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO DOUBLE - PLEASE SEE PHOTO BELOW. Shoots on Monday 2/24 in Culver City. YOU MUST MATCH SIZES, HAIR AND SKIN TONE.

Double: Male to portray Hispanic or olive complexion, age 30's to 50's with receding hairline. The photo on the right is actually the shot we are doing and his facial hair is just light stubble. Height 5'7 to 5'9, 200 to 215 lbs, 42R to 44R, 34 to 36 waist, 28 to 30 inseam. Please send a photo taken today to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: GOMEZ
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UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR PHOTO DOUBLE - PLEASE SEE PHOTO BELOW. Shoots on Monday 2/24 in Culver City. YOU MUST MATCH SIZES, HAIR AND SKIN TONE. 

Double: Male to portray Hispanic or olive complexion, age 30s to 50s with receding hairline. The photo on the right is actually the shot we are doing and his facial hair is just light stubble. Height 57 to 59, 200 to 215 lbs, 42R to 44R, 34 to 36 waist, 28 to 30 inseam. Please send a photo taken today to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com  sub line: GOMEZ

2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in SAN PEDRO - please look up this location if you are not familiar.

She is looking for AFRICAN AMERICAN, ASIAN, or HISPANIC looking MALES and FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-40s and are comfortable JOGGING for the scene throughout the day! You will portray joggers - no visible tattoos in athletic wear.

Please include a full body photo YOU in ATHLETIC ATTIRE!

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: jogger
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in SAN PEDRO - please look up this location if you are not familiar.

She is looking for MALES and FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-40s and have BOOKABLE beach-type cars. NO red white or black please. No visible tattoos in beach attire.

Please include a photo YOU and your BEACHY vehicle (jeeps, range rovers, etc are great!) - provide a photo of your car and include the Make, Model, Color, and Year.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: PARK
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Nia is taking submissions for a show working MONDAY 2/24 in SAN PEDRO - please look up this location if you are not familiar.

She is looking for MALES and FEMALES who appear to be in their 20s-40s and have ROAD BIKES with HELMETS to ride in the scene. Must be comfortable riding your bike on set, POSSIBLY riding on grass!

Please include a photo YOU and a photo of your BIKE and HELMET in your submission! No visible tattoos please in beach attire.

If this is you, please send your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTOs to:
NiaJSubmissions@CentralCasting.com
Subject: BIKES
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2 days ago

Central Casting

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

Ashana is taking submissions for a show working Tuesday 2/25, Wednesday 2/26, AND Thursday 2/27 in Los Angeles. Must be available ALL 3 DAYS.

She is looking for upscale LUXURY cars year 2016 and NEWER. NO RED or WHITE.

Please include a photo of your upscale luxury car along with the Year, Make, and Model of the car.

To submit, please send FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PHOTO of your car to: ashanapsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: LUXURY
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2 days ago

Central Casting

SUBMISSIONS
** NON UNION **
Marissa is taking submissions to work Sunday or Monday in West Hollywood.

Looking for males and females who appear 30-50yo to portray Hospital Staff. Females must wear a size small and men must wear a size small or medium. Males must be clean shaven. No Visible tattoos for anyone!

MUST be okay with special effects makeup being applied to your skin.

If this is you please submit to MarissaWsubmissions@centalcasting.com with the subject "Effects". In the body of the message please include your name, phone number, and a current photo of yourself
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2 days ago

Central Casting

**NON UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY**
Monique is looking for men appearing to be 25-30's to portray military types. Must have military hair cut. Must be 38-44 coat,and 36 waist or smaller. NO TATTOOS ON HANDS, ARMS OR NECK.

WORKS TUESDAY IN LOS ANGELES.

Please send current picture to:
Moniquebsubmissions@centralcasting
Put Military in 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.

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 at 8:45am
(please do not arrive more than 20 minutes early)

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 at 8:45am
(please do not arrive more than 20 minutes early)

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 10:15am and 11:45am (by reservation only).
 

Calendar

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

 

Being Booked

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.

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 accept an offer for work and receive 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 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.
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 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.

When you arrive, enter on the Magnolia Blvd side of the building, proceed directly to the elevators, and make your way to the 3rd floor. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15am and 11:45am

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If all dates are gray then please check back. The date is either currently filled or not yet open. New sessions open up exactly 3 days ahead of time. Spots could also open up at any time based on cancellations.

(Reservations open between 9:50-10:10am and 11:20-11:40am)

FAQs

Yes, you must have a reservation to attend a Re-Registration and Updates session. You can make a reservation by clicking the “Reserve Now” button above. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early to your reserved session.

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.

If you have previously registered in person at another Central Casting location, but would now like to work in Los Angeles, you will need to make a reservation to attend a Re-Registration and Updates session. You can make a reservation by clicking the “Reserve Now” button above.

If you have registered online, but have not attended a New Registration Onboarding session and had your photo taken at one of our offices, you must log in to the online registration process and make a reservation for a New Registration Onboarding session. Re-Registration and Updates are only for those who have previously registered in person at Central Casting.