Kids Talent Onboarding/Registration
Central Casting onboards babies from 15 days old to teenagers 17 years old to work as Background Actors and doubles in movies, TV shows, and other productions.
Make a reservation
Gather your minor’s required documentation , then make a reservation to bring your minor to a Talent Onboarding session.
Complete online application, upload photos, and e-sign forms
After making a reservation, click the link in your confirmation email to complete your minor’s online application. This information is used to create your minor’s casting profile, which Casting Directors use when considering them for work.
Your minor’s application, photos, and forms must be completed and submitted before attending Talent Onboarding.
All mandatory fields within the application are denoted with a red asterisk; these fields must be filled out. Anyone arriving without their measurements populated into their application will be turned away and unable to onboard.
Visit our office
Bring your minor’s required documentation to your reserved Talent Onboarding session at our New Orleans office. We cannot onboard your minor without these documents and you will be turned away if you do not bring them to your reserved session.
At Talent Onboarding, you will complete paperwork and your minor will take an additional photo for our casting platform.
In accordance with federal law, all registrants/employees must bring the required documentation to complete a Form I-9. Central Casting cannot onboard/employ anyone who does not have their original I-9 documentation with them, even those who arrived on time. Ensure the name on the I-9 documentation matches the name the reservation was made under.
The federal government requires that for the Form I-9, minors are 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 employer that participates in E-Verify (Central Casting), the employer can only see/use a List B document that includes a non-detachable photo of the minor. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to onboard anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.
Per federal law, the non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with companies that are E-Verify participants (Central Casting). This statement has been issued by the federal government regarding minors and Form I-9:
Per federal law, because Central Casting is an E-Verify participant, parents or legal guardians cannot establish identity for a minor in any other way than by presenting either a List A document, or a combination of a List B document that contains a photograph and a List C document.
Talent Onboarding FAQs
Does it cost money to sign up?
Registering with Central Casting Louisiana is free. There are no fees associated with employment.
What does a Background Actor do?
A Background Actor is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background of scenes. Central Casting onboards minors from 15 days old to 17 years old to appear in movies, TV shows, and other productions. If you’re looking into how to get your child into acting, registering them as a Background Actor is a great way to get them on set experience.
What if my minor doesn’t have proper I-9 documentation?
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.
Do I need to complete my minor’s online application before attending Talent Onboarding?
Yes, your minor’s online application must be completed before coming to their reserved Talent Onboarding session, including uploading a photo, e-signing forms, and successfully submitting the application. A link to their online application will be included in the confirmation email after making a reservation.
All mandatory fields within the application are denoted with a red asterisk; these fields must be filled out. Anyone arriving without their measurements populated into their minor’s application will be turned away and unable to onboard.
What if I don’t know my minor’s measurements?
Your minor’s measurements are a key part of their casting profile and are used by Casting Directors to determine the types of roles they can portray. This information must be populated in their online profile before attending your reserved Minors Talent Onboarding session.
Do I need to upload my minor’s photos even though they’re taking photos at Talent Onboarding?
Yes, you must upload your minor’s photos as part of their online application before attending Talent Onboarding. You cannot submit the application without uploading a headshot and full body shot.
Do I have to attend Talent Onboarding with my child?
All minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian when they visit Central Casting. Homeland Security permits only the parent or legal guardian to fill out the I-9 form.
Does my minor need a work permit?
Your minor does not need a work permit to onboard with Central Casting. When your child is booked, the Casting Director will give instructions on what Central Casting needs to obtain a work permit for your minor.
When do reservations become available?
New sessions open up in Louisiana exactly 3 days in advance. If all dates show “unavailable,” then sessions are either currently filled or not yet open. Check back often, as spots can open up any time due to cancellations.
I need to cancel or change my reservation. How do I do that?
Please review the email that was sent you from email@example.com to cancel or change your reservation.
I did not receive a confirmation email for my reservation. What happened?
If you successfully made a reservation, but did not receive an email, check your junk and other non-inbox folders. You can also search your email for firstname.lastname@example.org to locate your reservation confirmation.
Please note: Reservations often fill quickly. In order to successfully make a reservation, you must enter your full name, click the schedule event button, and receive a confirmation email.
What if my minor is a member of SAG-AFTRA?
Please bring your minor’s current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to Talent Onboarding.
Can I bring my dog?
Pets cannot be accommodated at our offices.
How long is a Talent Onboarding session?
Talent Onboarding is approximately 20-30 minutes.
Where can I park?
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.
Once my minor is registered, how do I find them work?
Please visit our Kids Talent page to learn more about responding to availability inquiries, submitting for work, and everything you need to know about working with Central Casting.
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.
Forms and Policies
Forms and policies are for informational purposes only.
DO NOT print to bring to Talent Onboarding.