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Prepare your minor’s I-9 form documentation required for registration.

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Bring your minor and required documentation to the next registration session at our New Orleans office. There you’ll complete paperwork, an orientation and your minor will take a photo for our database.

 

Required Documentation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an updated form I-9 that went into effect on January 22, 2017. This version requires minors (individuals 17 or under) to meet the same requirements as adults regarding the documents they can present for form I-9. Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid. Adults and minors are both required to either present one original unexpired List A document, or, an original unexpired List B and List C document combination. If presenting a List B document to an E-Verify employer (Central Casting), the employer can only see List B documents that include a photo. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to register anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.

The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies (Central Casting).

That’s it. Now your minor is able to submit for jobs.

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Registration is for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union minors.

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A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting registers Background Actors to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors to work on set, often for the following day.
Registration with Central Casting is free. There are no fees associated with employment.
Those without required documentation (unexpired originals only, no photocopies) to accompany the I-9 form will be turned away.

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person.
All minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Homeland Security permits only the parent or legal guardian to fill out the I-9 form.
Your minor does not need a work permit to register with Central Casting, but in order to be considered for work, each minor will need an employment certificate issued by the state of Louisiana on file with Central Casting.
Please bring your minor’s current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Pets cannot be accommodated.
Registration is approximately one hour.
Street and lot parking is available in the area at your own expense. The easiest parking is in the Superdome visitors lot adjacent to Benson Towers. We do not provide validation for any garages in the area.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, not a right. We respectfully reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm employment authorization. Note: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

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17 hours ago

Central Casting

AVAILABILITY LIST - Tuesday 9/17 - New Orleans, LA

RATE: $100/10 hours

*** "FILTHY RICH" – New Orleans, LA – Tuesday, September 17th

We are done booking but if you are available to work and want to be included on our availability list in case of cancellations, please read below and submit.

JOURNALISTS (5:30 AM CALL TIME): Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Press covering a news story.

HOTEL PATRONS (5:30 AM CALL TIME): Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Upscale Hotel Guests. You must be able to bring your own luggage (+$5 bump). If you have a usable vehicle that is not bright red or white (+$25 auto bump), we may be able to use it. Please include the year/make/model/color of your vehicle in your email submission!

PRESS (8:30 AM CALL TIME): Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Press covering a news story. Press includes categories such as, news anchors, camera operators and photographers.

Please email the following to AVAILNOLA@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle (if applicable)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use the filming category listed in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana

*** You should not have any conflicts whatsoever when you do submit such as location, call time, or transportation issues. We call people overnight, or in the morning if we have cancellations / new hires and we pull from the availability list first. THE NIGHTLY AVAIL LIST IS FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY ONLY.

*** Submitting to this list does not guarantee you work. We will utilize this list daily as needed for replacements and new hires on our projects. Please be sure though to submit each night in which you are available for work the next business day.
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5 days ago

Central Casting

UPDATE: This NOW films on Tuesday, September 17th!

*** "FILTHY RICH" – Westbank New Orleans, LA – Tuesday, September 17th

RATE: $100/10 hours

*The production has not confirmed the actual date. Please let us know which day(s) you are available for in your email submission!*

PRESS: Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Press covering a news story. Press includes categories such as News Anchors, Reporters, Photographers and Camera Operators.

HOTEL PATRONS with CARS: Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Upscale Hotel Guests. You must be able to bring your own luggage (+$5 bump) and use a vehicle that is not bright red or white (+$25 auto bump). Please include the year/make/model/color of your vehicle in your email submission!

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle (if applicable)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use the filming category listed in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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7 days ago

Central Casting

*** "FILTHY RICH" – Westbank New Orleans, LA – Monday 9/16, Thursday 9/19 & Friday 9/20 ***

RATE: $150/12 hours

LIMO DRIVER: Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) with REAL limo driving experience! You will portray the personal limo driver for one of the characters. This will be picture picked by the director! You will be required to drive a limo that is provided by production in the scenes. You must work all 3 days!

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "LIMO" in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** "FILTHY RICH" – Westbank New Orleans, LA – Friday, September 13th ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

BAR PATRONS: Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages with "salt of the earth" looks (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Bar Patrons.

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "BAR" in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "FILTHY RICH" – New Orleans, LA – Mid September through January! ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

INTERNATIONAL CONGREGATION: Seeking submissions for men and women of all ages (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as online international congregations (example looks: West African, South American, Vietnamese, etc). This filming category has the potential to work multiple dates throughout!

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "INTERNATIONAL CONGREGATION" in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** Important Info Regarding 3rd Party Casting Sites ***

Central Casting only posts and takes submissions for our projects from our website www.centralcasting.com or from our social media pages.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT for our projects through any other casting websites, agencies or casting breakdowns. They are not legitimate submissions and we have no affiliation with any of them.

Many of these other sites are phishing scams attempting to gain your personal information or charge you a monetary fee.
Central Casting does not charge you any money.

Thank you!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "FILTHY RICH" – New Orleans, LA – Mid September through January! ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

STAGE HANDS: Seeking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their 20s - 40s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as backstage workers (PAs, camera operators, grips, HMU, etc). This filming category has the potential to work as a core group throughout the series!

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "STAGE HAND" in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

Announcing our Algiers Open Registration on Friday, Sept 6th!

If you have not registered with Central Casting, but would like to work on the series Filthy Rich, come register with us on Friday, September 6th at the Algiers Regional Library! There will be plenty of free parking!

We are looking forward to meeting and registering new talent for our show "Filthy Rich".

PLEASE NOTE: this open call is for NEW registrants only. No updates will be handled at this event. If you would like to update your profile, you can sign up for an update at this link www.centralcasting.com/nola/updates/. If you are already registered with Central Casting, you will be considered for this show and any future shows we cast.

Since Central Casting is an E-Verify company, everyone who registers, INCLUDING MINORS, must have a VALID PHOTO ID from the Lists of Acceptable Documents: www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents. **The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies.**
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Announcing our Algiers Open Registration on Friday, Sept 6th!

If you have not registered with Central Casting, but would like to work on the series Filthy Rich, come register with us on Friday, September 6th at the Algiers Regional Library! There will be plenty of free parking!

We are looking forward to meeting and registering new talent for our show Filthy Rich.

PLEASE NOTE: this open call is for NEW registrants only. No updates will be handled at this event. If you would like to update your profile, you can sign up for an update at this link https://www.centralcasting.com/nola/updates/. If you are already registered with Central Casting, you will be considered for this show and any future shows we cast. 

Since Central Casting is an E-Verify company, everyone who registers, INCLUDING MINORS, must have a VALID PHOTO ID from the Lists of Acceptable Documents:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents. **The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies.**

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

That's a wrap on "USP" and "Unhinged"!

We wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who worked on our projects. Our great background actors bring movies and TV shows to life!

With the schedule changes, it got hectic at times. We really appreciated your patience and flexibility!

We look forward to working with you again on Filthy Rich this season and hopefully, many more productions in the future!

- Your Central Casting Louisiana Team
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Thats a wrap on USP and Unhinged! 

We wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who worked on our projects. Our great background actors bring movies and TV shows to life!

With the schedule changes, it got hectic at times. We really appreciated your patience and flexibility!

We look forward to working with you again on Filthy Rich this season and hopefully, many more productions in the future!

 - Your Central Casting Louisiana Team

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

In case we receive cancellations for Saturday 8/24

*** "UNHINGED" – Algiers, LA – Saturday 8/24 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours + $25 auto bump + $10 gas bump

CALL TIME: 5 AM

If you worked before, you can work again!

VEHICLES: Seeking submissions for men and women (any ethnicity, 18+ years old) to work with their vehicles. You will be in your cars all day and must be comfortable driving in traffic in the scenes. Sedans, trucks and SUVs are OK to work! No white or bright red vehicles! Black is OK! You must know how to disable your daytime running lights in your vehicle and have working air conditioning since you'll be in your car all day!

We are creating a rush hour, gridlocked traffic scene that will be the catalyst for the plot of the film!

Please email the following to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Year, Make, Model of vehicle
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Notate the category + date available in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "FILTHY RICH" – New Orleans, LA – Mid September through early January! ***

RATE: $175/8 hours

WEB CAM LADIES: Seeking submissions for women who appear to be in their 20s-30s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) AND willing to be scantily clad (NO nudity) to portray web-cam ladies. This filming category has the potential to work almost EVERY episode! **If you previously worked this category, please send UPDATED photos!

Please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself (head-shot AND full body with high heels on)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "CAM" in the subject line!
• PLEASE FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS as your pictures will be sent to the production for consideration!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UPDATE: Filthy Rich *** NEW BG RATES ***

The series will start filming mid-September! Stay tuned on our page and on your phone for casting notices!

BG rates will start at $100 / 10 hours.

We look forward to casting you this season!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING FRESH FACES!

*** "UNHINGED" – New Orleans, LA – Tuesday 8/20 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours

CALL TIME: 7:30 AM

JOGGERS: Seeking submissions for 20's - 30's men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work an exterior scene as a Jogger. This is the last day for background actors to work without their vehicles and will the director will picture pick every spot! You must be OK with working outside! Please bring anything to make you feel comfortable as you work, personal fans, etc.

ROLLER SKATER: Seeking submissions for 20's - 30's men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work an exterior scene as a roller skater. You will receive a $15 skate bump. This is the last day for background actors to work without their vehicles and will the director will picture pick every spot! You must be OK with working outside! Please bring anything to make you feel comfortable as you work, personal fans, etc.

BICYCLES: Seeking submissions for 20's - 30's men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work an exterior scene with their bicycle. You will receive a $15 bicycle bump. This is the last day for background actors to work without their vehicles and will the director will picture pick every spot! You must be OK with working outside! Please bring anything to make you feel comfortable as you work, personal fans, etc.

Please email the following to UNHINGED@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use the category listed in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "USP" – New Orleans, LA – Tuesday 8/20 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours

CITY BUS RIDER: Seeking submissions for 18 - 70's men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a New Orleans city bus rider. You must not have worked this show before!

Please email the following to USP@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use BUS listed in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING FRESH FACES for PICTURE PICKED ROLES!

*** "USP" – New Orleans, LA – Wednesday 8/21 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours

INMATES: Seeking submissions for men (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a blue collar prisoner in a prison scene. You must be able to fit a small - XL prison jumpsuit.

PRISON GUARD: Seeking submissions for men (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a blue collar prison guard in a prison scene. You must be able to fit a neck: 15.5, 16, 16.5 & 17 and waist size: 32, 34, 36 or 38.

VISITORS: Seeking submissions for 20's-60's looking women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a prison visitor visiting their sons and/or husbands in a prison scene.

TEEN: Seeking submissions for 15 y.o. - 18 y.o. male or female (portrayable ethnicity) to work as a prison visitor visiting their father in a prison scene. If your child is under the age of 18 an is selected, you must be able to provide a government issued photo ID and social security card to the state so your minor can be permitted to work. Our office will submit the work permit on your behalf to the state.

CHILD: Seeking submissions for a 4 year old male or female (portrayable ethnicity) to work as a prison visitor visiting their father in a prison scene. If selected, you must be able to provide a government issued photo ID and social security card to the state so the child can be permitted to work. Our office will submit the work permit on your behalf to the state.

Please email the following to USP@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and/or the minor being submitted
• Legal name
• If submitting a minor, legal name of parent/guardian and minor
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use the category listed in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING FRESH FACES!

*** "UNHINGED" – New Orleans, LA – Tuesday 8/20 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours

PEDESTRIANS: Seeking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work an exterior scene as a Pedestrian. This is the last day for background actors to work without their vehicles and will the director will picture pick every spot! You must be OK with working outside! Please bring anything to make you feel comfortable as you work, personal fans, etc.

Please email the following to UNHINGED@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "PED" in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

OVERNIGHT AVAIL LIST!

Are you available to work in the case of last minute cancellations?
"USP" and "Unhinged" are filming Monday 8/19 in New Orleans, LA!

RATE: $94/10 hours + $25 car bump (if applicable)

Unhinged - NEIGHBORS (City Park NOLA 6:30 AM call): Seeking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as upscale neighbors/pedestrians in an exterior scene.

Unhinged - NEIGHBORS w/ HIGH END CARS (City Park NOLA 6:30 AM call): Seeking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as upscale neighbors/drivers in an exterior scene. You MUST have working AC in your car and the ability to turn OFF daytime running lights!

USP - Bus Station (Downtown NOLA 5:00 AM call): Seeking submissions for NEW FACE men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as bus travelers.

Please submit ONLY if you have NO restrictions in your schedule Monday and you are fully available to work.

To submit, please email the following to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use subject line "Avail 8/19".

*PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only one in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!

Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "UNHINGED" – New Orleans, LA – Monday 8/19 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours + $25 auto bump

UPSCALE CARS: Seeking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work with their upscale vehicles. You may be used as a driver in your car or as a pedestrian with your car parked in the scene.
NO red, white, or brightly colored cars! You must know how to disable your daytime running lights in your vehicle and have working air conditioning since you may be in your car all day!

Please email the following to UNHINGED@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, bust, coat, dress, pant, shoe)
• Year, Make, Model of upscale vehicle
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Use "UPSCALE CAR" in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!

***You MUST BE registered or plan to register with Central Casting BEFORE the work date in order to work on this project!***

Registration details and required documents can be found on our website: www.centralcasting.com/register/?location=louisiana
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*** "USP" – New Orleans, LA – Monday 8/19 ***

RATE: $94/10 hours

NEW BUS PASSENGERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their 20s-60s (18+; any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Greyhound bus passengers in a small scene.
NEW faces only! Do NOT submit if you have worked on this show already.

Please email the following to USP@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (height, weight, coat/bust, pant [waist & length], shoe)
• Tattoos (if applicable)
• Notate "NEW FACE BUS" in the subject line!

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
5). Inappropriate photos will NOT be considered!
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Calendar

Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting Louisiana office. Alternative 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

Your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

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

FAQs

Call 504.684.2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. 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., your minor) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your minor’s availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. Your minor becomes “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire your minor until the show looks at their picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If your minor is 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 your minor first. Your minor is still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for them.
The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down. Certain shows or Casting Directors may provide additional information via email or a wardrobe blog. Please review all provided information to ensure your minor is ready for work when you arrive to set.
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 your minor is 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.
 

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 minor’s 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 your minor is available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once your minor is booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books your minor for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure they’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 your minor is booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your minor’s details may be provided to you via SMS text message, their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions may still be available as part of an info tape, wardrobe blog, or email from the Casting Director. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you when you arrive to set.
Your minor is 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.
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.
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 your minor has booked a job, they are ready to get on set!

A guardian must always accompany a minor on set. It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you and your minor arrive, check in with your contact and get your minor’s voucher.

Your time on set will vary, but a typical day lasts up to 12 hours. Your minor is an important part of the production, please ensure they are professional and have a good attitude on set.

Be sure to read our article What to Do When Your Minor Books a Job for everything you need to know about being on set.

FAQs

It is critical that you write down all work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding work information call 504.684.2550.
Call 504.684.2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
You will be on set with them, behind the scenes. Please stay within your designated area and do not interfere with production.
Another guardian (21+) must accompany the minor.
Another guardian (21+) who is not working on the show must accompany the minor.
Do not bring anyone to set who is not working, including other children.
When your minor gets booked for a job, ask the Casting Director how to get call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
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 your minor is not required on set, you both will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while your minor is not working.
During designated meal breaks, craft services will provide food. Please eat breakfast before you arrive. Guardians, please allow all minors to get their meals before you get yours. Do not ask craft services for food outside of your designated meal times. If your child has special dietary needs, please bring food to set with you. It is not production’s responsibilty to supply specialty food. You are allowed to bring snacks to eat throughout the day.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

 

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When your minor registers with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them.

FAQs

According to the Trust Act, if a minor makes $500 or more in gross wages on one production, 15% of the money earned will be held. This percentage can be transferred and deposited to an existing or newly opened Block Trust Account for the minor. If an account is not set up within 30 days of the minor’s last work date, the 15% percent will be escheated to the state of Louisiana. If a minor makes less than $500 gross wages on a production, the minor is refunded the 15%, once the production wraps.

Below are the banks in Louisiana that handle Block Trust Accounts (as of February 2019):

Liberty Bank (Coogan account)
Capital One (LAUTMA* account)
Gulf Coast Bank and Trust (LAUTMA* account)
Wells Fargo (Blocked trust account)

* LAUTMA is Louisiana’s version of a Block Trust Account.

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week your minor 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.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your minor’s Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your minor’s 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 minor’s voucher when they work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your minor’s 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.
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 minor’s name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) they worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable your minor to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your minor’s W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your minor’s tax 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 minors registration to re-register, add photos, and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your minor’s file current so Casting Directors know their look and details. You must re-register your minor every three years for them to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

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FAQs

A digital photo of your minor can be taken in our office when you come to update their profile. If you would like additional photos 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.
You can change their status during update times. You must present your minor’s identification along with their current SAG-AFTRA card or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during the update times.