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

Closed for Memorial Day

  • May 27: Our office is closed for Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Central Casting University

  • May 30: The Professional Background Actor – Speaker: Michelle Gritzer at 3pm. Reserve.

June Visiting canceled

  • All Visiting sessions in June are canceled. The normal schedule will resume on Thursday, July 11 with SAG-AFTRA Visiting.

Twitter posts currently unavailable

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

Now hiring a Casting Assistant

  • We are hiring a Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Burbank office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.

Introducing the online registration process

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

Video tutorial on how to register

  • Completed online registration, but don’t have a reservation to visit our office? Here’s a step by step video to help you reserve a spot for registration.

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.

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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6 hours ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- ATHLETIC 18tly!
To portray student athletes -- Men clean shaven -- no visible tattoos in shorts/tank top.
** Works Wed 5/29 in Burbank
** MEN = also be available for possible recall Tues 6/4 in Santa Clarita

Send current PHOTO - full body (athletic attire is a plus)
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
NAME -- PHONE# -- SubLine "Track"
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6 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MEN & WOMEN TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN, HISPANIC OR ASIAN, AGE 25 to 35 WHO ARE AVID CYCLISTS (EITHER MOUNTAIN BIKE OR 10 SPEED - NO BEACH CRUISERS). Shoots on Weds 5/29 in Los Angeles. Please send a photo of your bike to: KristanBSubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: BIKE ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS

Katie is taking submissions for a television show fitting Friday, May 24th and working Tuesday, May 28th in Los Angeles. Seeking a Caucasian looking male who appears to be in his late 40s with brown hair and some gray on the sides to portray a photo double. Must be clean shaven, 6'1 in height, 40 Coat, and 33/32 pants.

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

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

Still taking submissions!

UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS

Katie is taking submissions for a television show fitting on Friday, May 24th and working on Tuesday, May 28th in Los Angeles.

Seeking a Caucasian looking male who appears to be in his 40s to portray a Photo Double. Must be clean shaven with brown hair. No buzzed or faded cuts. Must be 5'10 in height, 42 coat, and 32/32 pants.

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

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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7 hours ago

Central Casting

UPDATED! *** UNION ***

Kelly is taking submissions for a show working next WED, 5.29 in Los Angeles!

Seeking athletic WOMEN who are REAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS! You must OWN your OWN BIKE!

Age Range: Appearing to be in 20s - late 30s!

To submit, please email your NAME, PHONE NUMBER and a CURRENT SELFIE AND PIC OF YOUR BIKE to kellyFsubmissions@centralcasting.com! Subject: Mountain!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL!
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

*UNION OR NONUNION SUBMISSIONS*
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

Working TUESDAY 5.28 in Hollywood

Looking for WOMEN to portray VEGAS STYLE SHOWGIRLS.

!!!!COSTUMES WILL INCLUDE VERY LARGE HEAD PIECES!!! Looking for people with strong necks and preferably have experience wearing these on their heads.

Sizes:
Dress: 2-4
5'6-5'10

Please submit a current photo, current sizes and your phone # to meganSsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Vegas

*Please include any photos you have with this style head piece on. Thank you!
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9 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS

Katie is taking submissions for a television show fitting Friday, May 24th and working Tuesday, May 28th in Los Angeles. Seeking an African American looking female who appears to be in her 20s-40s to portray a Photo Double.
Must be 5'6 in height, 6-8 dress, and have curly hair shoulder length hair.

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

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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9 hours ago

Central Casting

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

***UNION rate = $119. NU = $106.***
(plus regular car bump)

Lauren is taking ELECTRIC/SMART Car submissions for a show working on SUNDAY 6/9 in LA.

We are looking for Electric and Smart cars ONLY (Teslas, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 or i8, Chevrolet Bolt, Fiat, etc.). NO red or white. 2015 or newer.

- Please include the year, color, make & model AND photo of your electric or smart car.***

To submit, please send your name, number, and car info/photo to laurenpsubmissions@centralcasting.com.

SUBLINE: Future Car
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

***SAG-AFTRA AND NON-UNION SUBMISSIONS***

Works Friday May 31st with a Fitting Tomorrow May 24th in North Hollywood, CA

Kate is looking for two specific looks who do not have any tattoos and would be OK with getting haircut if needed:

1) Men who appear Caucasian in their 30's - 50's who can portray a MUSTACHED COP. Please submit a current picture with your contact informaiton

2) Women who appear African-American in their 20's. Please submit a current picture with your contact information.

MUST BE OK WITH POSSIBLE HAIRCUT IF NEEDED AS THIS TAKES PLACE IN 1984

Please submit to KateCSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: 1984 Diner Patron

Thanks!!
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

UNION AND NON UNION SUBMISSIONS

Katie is taking submissions for a television show fitting on Friday, May 24th and working on Tuesday, May 28th in Los Angeles. Seeking a Caucasian looking male who appears to be in his 40s to portray a photo double. Must be 6'0 in height, 42 Coat, and 32/34 pants. Must have brown hair and a nicely trimmed beard.

If this is you, please submit to katiebsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Put E Photo Double in the subject line and include your name and contact info in the body of the email. Thank you!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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1 day ago

Central Casting

UNION or NON UNION Submissions
Work Date TBD

Jimmy is taking submissions for a new pilot that will be working between the dates of 6/3 - 6/14 in either Santa Clarita or Los Angeles. I am taking submissions for the following categories:

1. WOMEN who appear in their early 20s to portray attractive sorority girls working a fundraiser car wash. You must be comfortable in a bikini and must not have any visible tattoos while in your bikini.

2. MEN who appear in their early 20s to portray frat guys who are bringing their cars to the fundraiser car wash. Guys must be very fit and have visible muscle. You may also be shirtless in this scene. Cars must be between 2008 - 2016 and must not be red, white, or black. No visible tattoos!

Send a current swimsuit to JamesMSubmissions@centralcasting.com and put the word BUBBLES in the subject line.
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1 day ago

Central Casting

Union and NonUnion
Must be registered with Central

Karen is taking submissions for a pilot working between June 3rd and June 14th in either LA or Santa Clarita.

She is looking Men all ethnicities and appearing to be in their 20s to early 60s who have brown or black hair. Must be 5’8 and between coats 38 to 40. Must not be Claustrophobic in a mascot costume.

If this is you please submit a head to toe photo to KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Mascot
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1 day ago

Central Casting

Union and Nonunion
Must be registered with Central
Karen is taking submissions for a pilot working between the dates of June 3rd and June 14th either in LA or Santa Clarita (so must be willing to go to either Location and have flexible availability)

She is looking for Men and women appearing to be 20 to 22 (college aged) to portray as students in a women’s right class.
Men must be willing to portray as Gay.

If this is you please submit a current photo to KarenVSubmissions@centralcasting.com
Subject: Women’s rights Class
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1 day ago

Central Casting

NON UNION -- WOMEN 18tly,
** Track (running) experience! Need quality runners to run/race -- No visible Tattoos in track outfit (shorts/tank)
Must be available ALL possible dates:
-- Friday 5/24 (fitting)
-- Wed 29th (work)
-- Tues June 4th (recall for party scene)

** Submit CURRENT PHOTO
-- Explain your comfort on the track
-- NAME -- PHONE # -- SubLine "Track"
>>> EricaEsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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1 day ago

Central Casting

**Non-Union **
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles sometime in June (date TBD).

I am looking for Caucasian looking WOMEN who appear 20s to 40s and who appear to have straight teeth and full looking lips.

If you already submitted PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT!

If this is you please submit to AlexandraAsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject “June”. In the post please include your name, phone number, and a current close up photo of you smiling (with your teeth showing).

Thanks!
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1 day ago

Central Casting

UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALE TO PORTRAY AGE 30'S TO 40'S WITH 1920'S HAIR. You cannot have ever worked on Ratched. Fitting on Thursday 5/23 in North Hollywood and shoots on Friday 5/24 in West Los Angeles. Please see specifics below:

Must be size 42 coat and waist size 30 to 34, Inseam can be no longer than a 32. Must be clean shaven, no tattoos and hair needs to be long enough on top to part on side and comb over - or a crew cut (see photos below). Must be willing to get a haircut. Please send a selfie taken today to: KristanBsubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: COP
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UNION OR NON UNION SUBMISSIONS FOR MALE TO PORTRAY AGE 30S TO 40S WITH 1920S HAIR. You cannot have ever worked on Ratched. Fitting on Thursday 5/23 in North Hollywood and shoots on Friday 5/24 in West Los Angeles. Please see specifics below:

Must be size 42 coat and waist size 30 to 34, Inseam can be no longer than a 32. Must be clean shaven, no tattoos and hair needs to be long enough on top to part on side and comb over - or a crew cut (see photos below). Must be willing to get a haircut. Please send a selfie taken today to: KristanBsubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: COP

1 day ago

Central Casting

**Union or Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Friday 5/24. I am looking for MEN in their early 20s with gear to portray hockey players. Rate is $144/8 plus bumps for gear. Please submit with your contact info and a photo of your gear to: AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: Hockey

**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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1 day ago

Central Casting

REVISED with correct email addy!

UNION SUBMISSIONS ONLY -- FEMALE FIT MODELS TO PORTRAY AGE 20'S. Works on Friday 5/24 in Burbank. Full days pay. Please see below for specifics.

Fit Models: Females to portray age 20's, must be 5'5, 115 to 120 lbs, size 4 to 6. Must have natural breasts and no visible tattoos. Please email a body shot to KristanBsubmissions@centralcasting.com sub line: FIT
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1 day ago

Central Casting

**Union or Non-Union**
Alexandra A. is taking submissions for a show working in Los Angeles on Wednesday June 19th. I am looking for men in their teens/early 20s to portray a guy playing in a zorb ball at a party. MUST HAVE YOUR OWN ZORB BALL. Please submit with your contact information and a photo of your zorb to: AlexandraASubmissions@centralcasting.com

Subject line: Zorb

**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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Calendar

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

May 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • *CANCELED* Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration (Adults)
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  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
29
  • New Registration (Adults)
30
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Central Casting University "The Professional Background Actor"
31
  • New Registration (Adults)
 

Community

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

Visiting

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

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

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

Reserve

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

Reserve

Central Casting University

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

The Professional Background Actor

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

The Stand-In

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

Community FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

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

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

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

FAQs

If you are working on a non-union voucher call 818.562.2799. If you are working on a SAG-AFTRA voucher call 818.562.2700. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
You will receive a show name and 4-digit passcode from a Casting Director to access your Details Blog via our Details page. If you receive details via a SMS text message you must reply YES to the booking text message. Your details blog will include a Call Time Change Box number for you to call to for call time changes and booking updates. Please review all provided information to ensure you are ready for work when you arrive to set. You can access the Call Time Change Box by calling 818.562.2966 and entering the 4-digit number given by the Casting Director.
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 reservation only. You can set up a reservation by calling 800.562.2718 between 8am-5pm.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

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

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

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

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

FAQs

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

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

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