Boy at Minors registration

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Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. Get booked on movies and TV shows. It’s free and easy to get started.

Step 1

1

Get ready

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

At this time minors cannot register online.

Step 2

2

Come in

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 Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid.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.

1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1420
New Orleans, LA 70112

Adults and minors: Monday-Thursday 10am or 2pm
(Adults by reservation only. Minors do not need a reservation.)

Minors only: Monday-Thursday 4-5pm

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

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

Registration FAQs

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.

  Minors registered with Central Casting

How to get work

Already registered? Bookmark this page to help your minor get booked on set.

Work Step 1

We will either call or text* you directly or you can check our Job Posts

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If your minor fits the description

Call the number given or send an email to the address provided on the job posting.

Work Step 3

If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will give you your minor’s 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 minor’s details at the link below.

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Notices

Introducing the online registration proccess

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

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8 hours ago

Central Casting

*** "UPP" Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $75/8!!

TENANT: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 18 - 70s African-American (18+) to work as residents of a low-income housing project.
Work dates: 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, & 2/15

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to UPP@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "TENANT" in the subject line!

*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!
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8 hours ago

Central Casting

*** "UPP" Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

Special Ability Rate: $140/12!!

SRT: Currently taking submissions for men who appear to be 20s - late 40s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a core group of Special Response Team BG! You MUST have REAL field experience in the MILITARY or POLICE force. You must be able to take direction well!
Work dates: 2/4, 2/7, 2/12, & 2/13!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to UPP@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• List your military/police training!
• Notate "SRT" in the subject line!

*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!
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

CALLING ALL SENIORS! *** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Friday, January 25th OR Monday, January 28th ***

Rate: $90/10

FLAG RIBBON (works 1/25): Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be 60's-90's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Flag Ribbon Telethon Act! You will not be required to do a routine, you will stand on stage in the costume that the wardrobe department provides! These are interior scenes!

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (works 1/28): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 60's-90's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Seniors in a Retirement Home! These are interior scenes!

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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18 hours ago

Central Casting

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in Metairie, LA - Tuesday, January 22nd ***

Rate: $90/10

*If you worked as a Neighbor before, you can return!*

GOOD DRIVERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Neighborhood Driver! You must be a good driver and be able to take direction well! You may be driving the production's cars.

POWER WALKING MOMS: Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be 20's - 40's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Power Walker! You must feel comfortable power walking in the scene for multiple takes!

NEIGHBOR: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Neighbor!

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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3 days ago

Central Casting

*** After-Hours Availability List ***

We are done booking OBAG and Shadows for Monday 1/21, but if you are available to work and would like to be included on our availability list in case of cancellations, please read below and submit.

*You must be registered with Central Casting in order to be included on the availability list.*

OBAG - BICYCLIST (8:00 AM call time in New Orleans): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a neighborhood cyclist! You MUST be willing to cycle on camera and be able to provide and transport your own generic bicycle. Please submit a photo of your bike. $15 bump!

OBAG - JOGGERS (8:00 AM call time in New Orleans): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as joggers in an exterior scene. You must be willing to run/jog on camera. Rate: $90/10 hours

OBAG - DRIVERS (7:18 AM call time in New Orleans): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as neighborhood drivers in an exterior scene. You must be a GOOD driver and willing to operate one of production's fleet cars. Rate: $90/10 hours (No bump).

** OBAG is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

SHADOWS - HOSPITAL (8:00 AM call time in St. Rose): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as staff/patients/visitors in a hospital scene. You must be willing to run/jog on camera. Rate: $88/10 hours

SHADOWS - SUPPORT (4:00 PM call time in St. Rose): Currently taking submissions for young women who appear to be 18 - 20s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as members of a support group in a small scene. Rate: $88/10 hours

Please submit a current photo of yourself along with your name and phone number to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com with "Avail 1/21" in the subject line and the location you would like to work in your email submission.

** You should not have any conflicts whatsoever when you do submit such as location, call time, or transportation issues. You may receive a call or text overnight if we need to replace any cancellations. We will 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 day.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

*** Shadows - Filming in New Orleans, LA - Wednesday, January 23rd ***

Rate: $88/10

LIGHT-UP BIKERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 50's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as light-up bicycle riders. You MUST be able to ride your own bicycle! Please include a photo of your light-up bicycle!

BAR PATRONS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Bar Patrons!

BARTENDER/WAITRESS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 40's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Bartender and Waitresses. Experience preferred! Please include your experience in your email submission!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to SHADOWS@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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4 days ago

Central Casting

*** Shadows - Filming in St. Rose, LA (near the MSY airport) - Monday, January 21st ***

Rate: $88/10

HOSPITAL: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Hospital Staff, i.e. Doctors, Nurses, Patients and Visitors!

SUPPORT GROUP: Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be 20's - 40's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Support Group! This is a small scene with the actresses.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to SHADOWS@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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4 days ago

Central Casting

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday, January 21st ***

Rate: $90/10

GOOD DRIVERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20's - 50's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Neighborhood Driver! You must be a good driver and be able to take direction well! You may be driving the production's cars.

JOGGERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be High School looking - 40's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Neighborhood Jogger! You must feel comfortable jogging in the scene for multiple takes!

MOM (w/stroller): Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be 20's - 50's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Mom pushing stroller! You must be able to bring your own stroller and you will get an additional $15 bump.

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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1 week ago

Central Casting

MULTIPLE DAYS OF WORK!

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 1/24 AND Friday 1/25 ***

Rate: TBD HIGHER RATE!

SKILLED TALENT (New Faces only!): Currently taking submissions for males and females who appear to be 20's - 50's (18+ years old) who can portray Telethon Talent. We are looking for jugglers, trained clowns (balloon animals would be great!), hula hoopers, stilt walkers, magician, unicyclist, etc. They are looking for unique, fun and visual talents! *You should be available to work BOTH days.*

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :

• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your experience!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

* 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!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting but you MUST be able to bring the necessary identification from this list to set (please read page 1 and 2 for full list of identification for Adults and Minors):
www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents
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1 week ago

Central Casting

MULTIPLE DAYS OF WORK!

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 1/24, Friday 1/25 and Saturday 1/26 ***

Rate: $90/10!

TELETHON (New Faces only!): Currently taking submissions for males and females who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+ years old) who can portray Telethon Volunteers. *You should also be available to work ALL 3 days.*

FAM (Returning Faces): Currently taking submissions for males and females who appear to be 20's - 60's (18+ years old) who can portray FAM members. If you've worked as a FAM Rallier, IBO, FAM lady, Rally/Downline Helpers, Franklins, Jeffersons, Splashercize FAM, *You should also be available to work ALL 3 days.*

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :

• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please notate all the days you are available in your email submission
• Notate your category in the subject line!

* 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!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting but you MUST be able to bring the necessary identification from this list to set (please read page 1 and 2 for full list of identification for Adults and Minors):
www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** "UPP" - filming in Harahan, LA - Tuesday, January 22nd ***

This will be a still photo shoot. The photos you take will be used through filming on various sets.

RATE: $75/8 hours

KEVIN'S WIFE: Currently taking submissions for a female who can portray Caucasian with blonde hair who appears to be 30's-early 40's (18+ years old) to portray the wife of an actor.

KEVIN'S CHILDREN: Currently taking submissions for 6-14 year old male and female minors who can portray Caucasian to portray the child of an actor. ***If the minor is chosen, the parent/guardian would need to submit proper documents by Wednesday 1/16 so we can file a Louisiana Minor Work permit. We will need a photo ID or birth certificate to verify age and a document verifying the minor's social security number.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to UPP@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself or minor, name and phone number
• If submitting a minor, please send minor's age, name and name of parent/guardian in the email
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday, January 14th ***

Rate: $90/10

WATERPARK EMPLOYEES: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be High School looking - mid 20's (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Waterpark employee. You will NOT get in the water! You will be wearing shorts and a t-shirt so please do not submit if you have large lower leg tattoos. If you have large, lower arm tattoos, please bring a long sleeve shirt to cover them. *If you worked as a Waterpark Employee before, you can work again!*

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your category in the subject line!

*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!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "UPP" filming Wednesday, 1/16 and Thursday 1/17 in the Greater New Orleans, LA ***
Rate: $75/8

PEDESTRIANS (1/16 AND 1/17): Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work with their low-end, downscale cars as drivers with cars or pedestrians with parked cars. Please submit picture of car and include YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR!

PROSTITUTES (1/16 AND 1/17): Currently taking submissions for women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as downscale prostitutes.

"JOHNS" (1/16 AND 1/17): Currently taking submissions for men (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as prostitute customers.

CARS (1/16 AND 1/17): Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work with their vehicles as drivers or pedestrians with parked cars. Please submit picture of car and include YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR! PLUS $25 car bump!

DOUBLE DUTCH JUMP ROPE: Currently taking submissions for young girls who appear to be African-American (9 - 18 years old) and are experienced in doing double dutch jump rope. You MUST have experience! Please include a relevant photo of yourself doing double dutch jump rope!

Please email the following to UPP@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• List any relevant experience
• Notate tattoos
• Notate your specific category in the subject line

* 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!

You MUST be registered with Central Casting! For more information, go to our online self-registration page: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

ARE YOU A GOOD DRIVER?

IF YES, ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO WORK TUESDAY 1/8/19 at 7:12 AM in Metairie, LA?

Rate: $90/10!

DRIVERS: Currently taking submissions for conservative looking men and women who appear to be 20s - 50s (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) who are good drivers! You will be driving a car from production so you will need to be able to take direction well! You will work a second scene where you will be jewelry store patrons.

NEW FACES ONLY!

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date, please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate GOOD DRIVER in the subject line!

* 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!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** We are excited to announce a NEW Feature! ***

** UPDATED!! **

"UPP" will be filming in the Greater New Orleans, LA from mid January through mid March of 2019 ***

This is your opportunity to work on another great movie! See details below and submit early!

CARS: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work with their low-end, downscale cars as drivers with cars or pedestrians with parked cars. Please submit picture of car and include YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR!

COP TYPES: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as cops/Narcs/SWAT/Detectives. REAL military or police experience preferred!! Please list ONLY REAL experience!

DRUGGIES: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as strung-out drug addicts.

HOUSING PROJECT RESIDENTS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be African-American (18+ years old) to work as residents of an inner-city, low-income housing development.

NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS: Currently taking submissions for kids who appear to be African American (9+ years old to early 20s) to work as kids hanging out in an inner-city, low-income housing development: popping wheelies on bikes, jumping rope, doing hair, etc.

These categories will be PICTURE-PICKED by the director!! Get into character!!

Please email the following to UPP@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• List any relevant experience
• Notate tattoos
• Notate your specific category in the subject line

* 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!

You MUST be registered with Central Casting! For more information, go to our online self-registration page: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** "Shadows" - Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday, January 14th ***

Rate: $88/10 + bumps!

NEIGHBOR WALKING DOG: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 60s (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Treme Neighbor walking their dog. Dog must be up to date on their shots and well-behaved on set and on camera. You'll receive a $25 "pet" bump.
NEW FACES ONLY!!

STROLLER: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 40s (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Treme Neighbor pushing a stroller. You should be able to provide your own stroller and you'll receive a $15 stroller bump.
NEW FACES ONLY!!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to Shadows@CentralCasting.com :

• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, your pet or stroller
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your specific category in the subject line!

* 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!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting but you MUST be able to bring the necessary identification from this list to set (please read page 1 and 2 for full list of identification for Adults and Minors):
www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** On Becoming a God in Central Florida or “OBAG” Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday, January 14th ***

Rate: $90/10!

WATERPARK STAFF: Currently taking submissions for males and females who appear to be high school age - mid 20s (18+ years old) who can portray Waterpark Staff. This will be an exterior scene.
IF YOU'VE WORKED AS WATERPARK STAFF OR LIFEGUARD, YOU CAN WORK THIS SCENE!

** This series is set in the early 1990s: modern looks (modern hair, modern facial hair, and modern piercings) will NOT be considered! Clean-shaven, mustaches, and beards OKAY. No goatees! **

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to OBAG@CentralCasting.com :

• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• List any relevant experience
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate STAFF in the subject line!

* 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!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting but you MUST be able to bring the necessary identification from this list to set (please read page 1 and 2 for full list of identification for Adults and Minors):
www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

Happy Holidays from Central Casting Louisiana! We wish you and your families a safe and wonderful holiday season! We are looking forward to working with you in 2019!

Just a reminder: Our office will be closed for the holidays on Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25, Monday 12/31 and Tuesday 1/1.
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Happy Holidays from Central Casting Louisiana! We wish you and your families a safe and wonderful holiday season! We are looking forward to working with you  in 2019! 

Just a reminder: Our office will be closed for the holidays on Monday 12/24, Tuesday 12/25, Monday 12/31 and Tuesday 1/1.

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

PICTURE PICKED ROLE *** "Shadows" Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday, January 14 ***

Rate: $88/10!

HALFWAY HOUSE: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - 60s (18+ years old, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as TIRED looking street pedestrians walking into a halfway house in a small, exterior scene. This role will be picture picked by the director.
NEW FACES ONLY!!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to Shadows@CentralCasting.com :

• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate HALFWAY in the subject line!

* 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!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting but you MUST be able to bring the necessary identification from this list to set (please read page 1 and 2 for full list of identification for Adults and Minors):
www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents
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Calendar

Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting Louisiana office.

January 2019

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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

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

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 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 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 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

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 fax us a change of address in writing with the following information: your minor’s name, Social Security number, new address, signature and date of request. 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 W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
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 minor’s file current so Casting Directors know their look and details. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Monday-Thursday 10am or 2pm

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.

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