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We are temporarily suspending all Minors Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please review the Required Documentation section below to prepare for when Minors Registration resumes.
Please check our notices for updates.
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 Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid.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).
Registration is for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union minors.
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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We will either call or text* you directly or you can check our Job Posts
* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS
If your minor fits the description
Call the number given or send an email to the address provided on the job posting.
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.
Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!
All my best,
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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.
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.
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.
Access your minor’s pay history, tax information, and more payroll resources for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com.
(select option #3 when prompted)
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.
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.
Help your child get cast by keeping their sizes updated
Update minor sizes
We are temporarily suspending all Minors Registration and Re-Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our notices for updates.
Forms and policies are for informational purposes only. DO NOT print to bring to registration.