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Is your minor already registered with Central Casting Louisiana? Bookmark this page for everything you need to know to get them on set.


1

Check your messages

Casting Directors will either email or text to check your minor’s availability and ask follow up questions. You can also directly respond to these messages through the inbox in your minor’s online profile.

Be sure to fill out the availability calendar in their profile, which Casting Directors will use when considering them for roles.

You can also check our Jobs page for roles they fit.


2

If you are available

Reply to the message as soon as possible and be sure to answer all relevant questions.

If submitting via the Jobs page, email the address provided on the job posting. Don’t forget to attach requested photos or other materials.


3

If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will tell you how to access your minor’s booking details. Be sure to write this information down.

Your details will include a call time, category, and a show name and passcode in order to access your Details Blog on our website. Be sure to check your details before you go to sleep and after you wake up for any possible updates.

If your production is using SmartVoucher, be sure to approve your minor’s voucher before leaving set so you can raise any queries with production.


Notices

Text Messages From Central Casting

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Update to online profile regarding vaccination status

  • In your online profile, you now have the option to specify if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are seeking religious/medical exemption. Log in to your profile, open the “Key Information” tab, and scroll to the “COVID-19 vaccination question” to update. You can learn more on our Return to Work Agreement page.

Important COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement information for Background Actors

  • Don’t miss out on getting booked! As many productions move towards mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations (subject to disability or religious exception), there are some updates to the casting process on these productions you should know, including how to help us let productions know that you are able to comply with their vaccination policy. Learn More.

    For more information and resources, visit our Return to Work Agreement page.

Direct Deposit for Background Actors

  • Central Casting is excited to announce a direct deposit payment option for Background Actors! If you’d like to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting provides casting services and Entertainment Partners handles payroll. Learn More.

Interested in a career as a Casting Director?

  • Central Casting is always looking for talented individuals to join our casting staff. If you’re interested in casting Background Actors and Stand-Ins in popular movies and TV shows, learn more about our Casting Director and other staff opportunities in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans on our Careers page.

Introducing SmartVoucher

  • Central Casting is excited to announce SmartVoucher, our new digital voucher platform. In order to use SmartVoucher, you will need to claim your online profile if you haven’t already. You can find more information on SmartVoucher on the Talent page. Learn more.

What does the COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement mean for Background Actors?

  • As some productions move towards mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, Central Casting BG can now voluntarily notate in your profile if you are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or have a disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination.

    Providing this information is voluntary and will only be used for productions mandating vaccinations as per the Return To Work agreement. Once notated in your profile, please do not provide any additional information regarding this item to Central Casting. If additional information is required, Production (not Central Casting) will ask you for it.

    To update, log in to your online profile and go to the “Key Information” section of your profile and scroll to the “COVID-19 vaccination” field. For more information, click here.

Make a reservation for New Talent Onboarding (Adults)

  • Reservations are now open for New Talent Onboarding for adults. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to onboard you. At this time, Re-Registration and Updates and other events are still on hold. Please do not visit our office unless you have a reservation for Talent Onboarding. Learn More.

Tech support chat

  • Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

Now Casting with our online self-service platform

  • Casting Directors are now booking through our online self-service platform. Be sure to check your email/texts often, keep your profile updated, and continue to fill out your availability calendar. You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it.

Paycheck and payroll information

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Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

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  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

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1 day ago
Central Casting

Seeking a Minor and Adult Photo Double!

SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!

Will be filming scenes in Houma/Thibodeaux area of Louisiana

This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

We are looking for our photo doubles to be available the week of Monday December 13th - Tuesday December 21st (weekdays only)

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (minors have strict 8-hour maximum work date)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans area. A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan) on Friday 12/10.

MINOR PHOTO DOUBLE: Seeking submissions for children who appear to be black/African American to work as on-camera photo doubles to one of the principal child actresses.
You MUST be flexible in altering your hair to match the actresses. Her braids will be taken out and she will have natural hair.

Please see sizes below and coordinating photos attached for skin tone reference!

⮞ PD - MIT (Minor): Height: 4'3-4'5", 50-60 lbs, 7/8 dress and 2 shoe

⮞ PD - MIT (Adult): Height: 4'0"-5'1" with a small frame.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :

• Email Subject Line: Please use the specific PD category you are applying for!
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minor AND parent/legal guardian
• Legal name of adult
• Phone number
• Minor’s date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

Individuals can also submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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Seeking a Minor and Adult Photo Double! 

SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH! 

Will be filming scenes in Houma/Thibodeaux area of Louisiana

This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war. 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family! 

We are looking for our photo doubles to be available the week of Monday December 13th - Tuesday December 21st (weekdays only)

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.

FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (minors have strict 8-hour maximum work date)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. 

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans area. A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan) on Friday 12/10.

MINOR PHOTO DOUBLE: Seeking submissions for children who appear to be black/African American to work as on-camera photo doubles to one of the principal child actresses.
You MUST be flexible in altering your hair to match the actresses. Her braids will be taken out and she will have natural hair. 
 
Please see sizes below and coordinating photos attached for skin tone reference!

⮞ PD - MIT (Minor): Height: 43-45, 50-60 lbs, 7/8 dress and 2 shoe

⮞ PD - MIT (Adult): Height: 40-51 with a small frame.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :

• Email Subject Line: Please use the specific PD category you are applying for!
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minor AND parent/legal guardian
• Legal name of adult
• Phone number
• Minor’s date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

Individuals can also submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: https://www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
1 day ago
Central Casting

Casting a Wilson Chinn Look a like
SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!
**Higher rate for battlefield scenes!**

Filming battle scenes in the Covington, LA and Bush, LA areas!

This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $250/12 hours (HIGHER RATE)
GAS Bump: $40
COVID Rate (for off set testing): $100

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Initial COVID testing in New Orleans or Bush, LA.

WILSON CHINN: Seeking submissions for men can portray Wilson Chinn (18+ years old). This scene will be directly after the Civil War. Wilson Chinn, along with Peter - helped expose the cruelty of slavery by having his photograph distributed in the North. Must be willing to have your hair altered to reflect Wilson Chinn (please look at the photo below). Facial Hair is good! Filming will be exterior. Please no strong/modern cuts/styles (like locs or dreads) or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

Submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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Casting a Wilson Chinn Look a like 
SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH! 
**Higher rate for battlefield scenes!**

Filming battle scenes in the Covington, LA and Bush, LA areas! 

This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war. 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family! 

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.

FILMING RATE: $250/12 hours (HIGHER RATE)
GAS Bump: $40
COVID Rate (for off set testing): $100

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Initial COVID testing in New Orleans or Bush, LA.

WILSON CHINN: Seeking submissions for men can portray Wilson Chinn (18+ years old). This scene will be directly after the Civil War. Wilson Chinn, along with Peter - helped expose the cruelty of slavery by having his photograph distributed in the North. Must be willing to have your hair altered to reflect Wilson Chinn (please look at the photo below). Facial Hair is good! Filming will be exterior. Please no strong/modern cuts/styles (like locs or dreads) or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases. 

Submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: https://www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
2 days ago
Central Casting

We are aware that some of our text messages are being blocked by certain service providers and we are currently working to resolve the issue. Be sure to regularly check your email on file for messages from Casting Directors. All communications from Central Casting also appear in the inbox of your online profile. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Central Casting

Casting 18-20 year olds who can portray teenagers
SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!
**Higher rate for battlefield scenes!**

Filming battle scenes in the Covington, LA and Bush, LA areas! This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.
You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!
Battle scenes filming December 2nd through December 10th!
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $210/12 hours (HIGHER RATE)
GAS Bump: $40

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test the first day you work (likely around 5 AM) and every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

UNION SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for men who appear to be black teenagers and/or children (18+ years old) to portray soldiers fighting on the battlefield! Must be willing to grow out hair and be clean shaven! Filming will be exterior. Please no strong/modern cuts/styles (like locs or dreads) or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

**If you were previously booked for the battlefield scenes, you will also make the higher filming rate!

Submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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4 days ago
Central Casting

KILLING IT Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area

Monday - 12/13 **THROUGH** Thursday - 12/16!

PD-V: Seeking submissions for child who appears to be biracial or Hispanic/Latinx to work as the photo double for a principal character! Applicants should be 4'6 - 4'8 in height, 75-95 lbs in weight, and size 10-12 in youth clothing. You MUST be available all (4) days!
**Please see the photo for skin tone and hair reference!**

FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours* (Greater New Orleans, LA)
COVID Test RATE: $33.75/2 hours (St. Rose, LA near former international airport in Kenner). *Minors have a strict 8.5 hour max work day!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming date.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing and costume fittings (if required for the role) will be held St. Rose, LA (near former MSY airport in Kenner).

SUBMISSION RULES:
1). Use CURRENT photo(s) of yourself (a face photo and one full body photo).
2). You should be the only person in the photo.
3). Please face the camera.
4). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
5). Absolutely NO filters!
6). Please enter the role you are applying for!

Please complete this brief Central Casting submission form to let us know that you are interested: www.centralcasting.com/nola/submit

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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4 days ago
Central Casting

KILLING IT Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area
Monday - 12/13 **THROUGH** Friday - 12/17!

VOTER: Seeking submissions for men and women (18+) who appear to be black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Asian to work as voters at a polling location for (5) days!

FILMING RATE: $135/12 hours (Greater New Orleans, LA)

COVID Test RATE: $33.75/2 hours (St. Rose, LA near former international airport in Kenner).

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming date.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing and costume fittings (if required for the role) will be held St. Rose, LA (near former MSY airport in Kenner).

SUBMISSION RULES:
1). Use CURRENT photo(s) of yourself (a face photo and one full body photo).
2). You should be the only person in the photo.
3). Please face the camera.
4). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
5). Absolutely NO filters!
6). Please enter the role you are applying for!

Please complete this brief Central Casting submission form to let us know that you are interested: www.centralcasting.com/nola/submit

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

KILLING IT Comedy! **HIGHER RATE**

Filming in HOUMA, LA (approx. 1hr 15 mins from New Orleans)

Wednesday - 12/8 **AND** Thursday - 12/9!

MINI GOLF: Seeking submissions for men and women (18+) who appear to be high school aged to work a fun mini golf scene!

FILMING RATE: $200/12 hours (Houma, LA)
COVID Test RATE: $33.75/2 hours (St. Rose, LA near former international airport in Kenner)

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming date.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (St. Rose, LA).

Please complete this brief Central Casting submission form to let us know that you are interested: www.centralcasting.com/nola/submit

**SUBMISSION RULES:
1). Use CURRENT photo(s) of yourself (a face photo and one full body photo).
2). You should be the only person in the photo.
3). Please face the camera.
4). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
5). Absolutely NO filters!
6). Please enter the role you are applying for!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

KILLING IT Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area
Saturday - 12/4 **OR** Monday - 12/6! (Could be either work date)

SWEAT SHOP: Seeking submissions for women (18+) who appear to be Asian to work as factory seamstresses!

FILMING RATE: $135/12 hours (Greater New Orleans, LA)
COVID Test RATE: $33.75/2 hours (St. Rose, LA near former international airport in Kenner)

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming date.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (St. Rose, LA).

Please complete this brief Central Casting submission form to let us know that you are interested: www.centralcasting.com/nola/submit

**SUBMISSION RULES:
1). Use CURRENT photo(s) of yourself (a face photo and one full body photo).
2). You should be the only person in the photo.
3). Please face the camera.
4). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
5). Absolutely NO filters!
6). Please enter the role you are applying for!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING 12 - 15 yr old MINORS for a Disney Channel TV Series
*** You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work***
ULTRA VIOLET AND BLACK SCORPION (Disney Channel TV series)
This is an action-comedy superhero tale about the legacy of one family's magical luchador mask! It's a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a young Mexican American girl!
Filming in Chalmette, LA – Wednesday Dec 1st
COVID Test in Chalmette, LA- Monday Nov 29th
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
*HIGHER* FILMING RATE: $125/12 hours + $125 for guardian who brings the minor to set.
COVID Test RATE: $100
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test at least 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.
If interested, You can email the following to Commerical@CentralCasting.com and have the subject line as " UVBS: 12 - 15 yr old":
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (one face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name (and legal name of parent/guardian if minor)
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe sizes)
• Minors Age and DOB

**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!
**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility
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3 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING 18yr old's and older - Run of Show Stand Ins/Photo Doubles Who can Portray Hispanic for a Disney Channel TV Series
*** You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work***

ULTRA VIOLET AND BLACK SCORPION (Disney Channel TV series)
This is an action-comedy superhero tale about the legacy of one family's magical luchador mask! It's a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a young Mexican American girl!

Filming in Chalmette, LA November - January
COVID Testing in Metairie, LA
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours
COVID Test RATE: $100 (You will be cadence tested every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test at least 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

If interested, please fill out this short form so we can contact you with filming information:
You can email the following to Commerical@CentralCasting.com and have the subject line as " UVBS: Stand In":
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (one face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name (and legal name of parent/guardian if minor)
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe sizes)
**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!
**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.
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3 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING 18yr old's and older - WHO CAN PORTRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS for a Disney Channel TV Series
*** You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work***
ULTRA VIOLET AND BLACK SCORPION (Disney Channel TV series)
This is an action-comedy superhero tale about the legacy of one family's magical luchador mask! It's a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a young Mexican American girl!

Filming in Chalmette, LA – Friday 11/19
COVID Test in Chalmette, LA- Wednesday 11/17

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
FILMING RATE: $125/12 hours
COVID Test RATE: $100
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test at least 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

If interested, please fill out this short form so we can contact you with filming information:
You can email the following to Commerical@CentralCasting.com and have the subject line as " UVBS: Middle School Student":
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (one face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name (and legal name of parent/guardian if minor)
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe sizes)

**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!
**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.
... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Central Casting

SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!
**Higher rate for battlefield scenes!**

Filming battle scenes in the Covington, LA and Bush, LA areas! This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Battle scenes filming November 29th through December 10th!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $210/12 hours (HIGHER RATE)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $52.50/2 hours
GAS Bump: $40

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans/Harahan area.

A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan). Fittings begin Friday 11/12 and go through Friday 11/19 (excluding weekends).

BATTLEFIELD SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for men who appear to be white or black and teenage - early 40s (18+ years old) to portray soldiers fighting on the battlefield! Must be willing to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. Please no strong/modern cuts/styles (like locs or dreads) or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

**If you were previously booked for the battlefield scenes, you will also make the higher filming rate!

NON-registered individuals can submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH! 
**Higher rate for battlefield scenes!**

Filming battle scenes in the Covington, LA and Bush, LA areas! This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war. 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family! 

Battle scenes filming November 29th through December 10th!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.

FILMING RATE: $210/12 hours (HIGHER RATE)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $52.50/2 hours
GAS Bump: $40

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans/Harahan area. 

A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan). Fittings begin Friday 11/12 and go through Friday 11/19 (excluding weekends).

BATTLEFIELD SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for men who appear to be white or black and teenage - early 40s (18+ years old) to portray soldiers fighting on the battlefield! Must be willing to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. Please no strong/modern cuts/styles (like locs or dreads) or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases. 

**If you were previously booked for the battlefield scenes, you will also make the higher filming rate!

NON-registered individuals can submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: https://www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
4 weeks ago
Central Casting

RUSH CALL! RUSH CALL! RUSH CALL! Killing It - New TV Comedy!

Test TODAY BY 1 PM in St. Rose and work TOMORROW in Downtown New Orleans!

You can also work Thursday 11/11, Friday 11/12 AND Monday 11/15, if you are available!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

SPECIAL FILMING RATE: $135/12 hours

COVID Test RATE: $33.75/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in St. Rose, LA (near the MSY airport).

CONVENTION GOERS: Seeking men who appear to be Caucasian/white (18+) to work a "get rich quick" convention scene!

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: RUSH CONVENTION
• CURRENT photo(s) in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Are you available to work additional days: Thursday 11/11, Friday 11/12 AND Monday 11/15!

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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4 weeks ago
Central Casting

Killing It - New TV Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area Wednesday 11/10

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $100/10 hours
COVID Test RATE: $25/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in St. Rose, LA (near the MSY airport).

CONVENTION GOERS: Seeking all ethnicities (18+) to work a "get rich quick" convention scene.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: CONVENTION
• CURRENT photo(s) in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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4 weeks ago
Central Casting

KILLING IT Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area November 10, 2021
You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $300/12 hours (babies have strict 6-hour max work date)

COVID Test RATE: $75/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Jefferson).

DRUMMER: Seeking submissions for experienced drummers who appear to be female!

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: DRUMMER
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Drumming experience
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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1 month ago
Central Casting

WE HAVE A GHOST (WHAG) - Netflix Comedy!

Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area November 2, 2021
You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (babies have strict 6-hour max work date)
COVID Test RATE: $43.75/2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Jefferson).

BLONDE BABIES: Seeking submissions for identical twin babies who appear to be white/Caucasian and 8-10 months old and blonde to play one baby on-camera.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: BABY
• CURRENT photo(s) of babies in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minors AND parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Minors' date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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1 month ago
Central Casting

WE HAVE A GHOST (WHAG) - Netflix Comedy!
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area November 2, 2021

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (babies have strict 6-hour max work date)
COVID Test RATE: $43.75/2 hours
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Jefferson).

SINGLETON or TWIN BABIES: Seeking submissions for identical twin babies who appear to be white/Caucasian and 8-15 months old and blonde to play one baby on-camera. We are also looking for singleton babies who fit who are blonde and can appear to be white/Caucasian.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: BABY
• CURRENT photo(s) of babies in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minors AND parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Minors' date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
... See MoreSee Less

WE HAVE A GHOST (WHAG) - Netflix Comedy! 
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA area November 2, 2021

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family! 

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.
FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (babies have strict 6-hour max work date)
COVID Test RATE: $43.75/2 hours
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. 

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans. A Costume Fitting may be required mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Jefferson). 

SINGLETON or TWIN BABIES: Seeking submissions for identical twin babies who appear to be white/Caucasian and 8-15 months old and blonde to play one baby on-camera. We are also looking for singleton babies who fit who are blonde and can appear to be white/Caucasian.

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: BABY 
• CURRENT photo(s) of babies in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minors AND parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Minors date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
2 months ago
Central Casting

SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!
Will be filming scenes in Baton Rouge/St. Francisville area
This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war.

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family!

Filming in the Baton Rouge and St. Francisville, LA areas
Oct. 28, Oct. 29, Nov. 1 AND Nov. 2! You must be available all dates!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (minors have strict 8-hour maximum work date)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming.

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans/Harahan area AND the Baton Rouge/St. Francisville area. A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan). Fittings will begin the first full of October.

MINOR PHOTO DOUBLES: Seeking submissions for children who appear to be black/African American to work as on-camera photo doubles to the principal child actors.

Please see sizes below and coordinating photos attached for skin tone reference!
⮞ PD - ML: Height 3'8 - 4'0, 40 - 50 lbs
⮞ PD - MB: Height 5'0 - 5-2, 90 - 110 lbs
⮞ PD - MP: Height 3'9 - 4'1, 50 - 60 lbs
⮞ PD - MS: Height 5'0 - 5'2. 90 - 100 lbs

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: Please use the specific PD category you are applying for!
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minor AND parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Minor’s date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

NON-registered individuals can submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation
**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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SACRED MOTIVATION - STARRING WILL SMITH! 
Will be filming scenes in Baton Rouge/St. Francisville area
This film will tell the horrific, yet heroic story of Whipped Peter, who escapes a Louisiana plantation. He was a pivotal figure in exposing the brutality of slavery and served as a soldier in the war. 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share this casting notice with your friends and family! 

Filming in the Baton Rouge and St. Francisville, LA areas
Oct. 28, Oct. 29, Nov. 1 AND Nov. 2! You must be available all dates!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.
FILMING RATE: $175/12 hours (minors have strict 8-hour maximum work date)
COVID Test RATE: $100_
FITTING Rate: $43.75/2 hours
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. 

Pre-Employment COVID Testing will be in the New Orleans/Harahan area AND the Baton Rouge/St. Francisville area. A Costume Fitting is mandatory and will be in New Orleans (Harahan). Fittings will begin the first full of October.

MINOR PHOTO DOUBLES: Seeking submissions for children who appear to be black/African American to work as on-camera photo doubles to the principal child actors. 

Please see sizes below and coordinating photos attached for skin tone reference!
⮞ PD - ML: Height 38 - 40, 40 - 50 lbs
⮞ PD - MB: Height 50 - 5-2, 90 - 110 lbs
⮞ PD - MP: Height 39 - 41, 50 - 60 lbs
⮞ PD - MS: Height 50 - 52. 90 - 100 lbs

If interested, please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com :
• Email Subject Line: Please use the specific PD category you are applying for!
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name of minor AND parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Minor’s date of birth
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing, and Shoe size)

NON-registered individuals can submit using this short form so we can contact you with filming information: https://www.centralcasting.com/emancipation
**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!

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set or while at any production facility (including testing center).
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Profile Management

When you register your minor with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage their availability, update their photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service platform. Our Casting Directors use your child’s online profile to consider them for roles.

If you previously registered your minor with Central Casting before the launch of our online self-service platform, a profile has already been created for them. To access your child’s information, please claim their profile using the email address they have on file with Central Casting.

Profile Management FAQs

For technical support, please contact 855.500.2055, helpme@centralcasting.com, or tech support chat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Casting Directors use multiple tools to book Background Actors, including seeking submissions on our Jobs page and sending availability messages through our messaging platform.

Your child is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive their booking details. Please write this information down so you’re prepared when you head to set.

For more information on how to find work, read through our article Help Your Child Actor Get Booked as Background.

FAQs

  • What do I do if we’re going to be late or I need to cancel my minor’s booking?

    Call 504.684.2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your child.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    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, child or teen actors (i.e., your minor) it employs.


  • What does “checking your availability” mean?

    “Checking your availability” means that a Casting Director is preparing the look for a show for a future date and is checking if your minor is available to work that day. When Central Casting checks their availability, we are not offering or guaranteeing work, we are only asking if they can work without time restrictions on a specific date or date range. “Without time restrictions” means that there are no possible conflicts that would prevent your child from working that day. When preparing for and booking their shows, Casting Directors may not know call times until they get additional information from production and those call times often change through the night and early morning. That’s why you and your minor need to have all day availability when responding as avail to these messages.


  • What does “first avail” mean?

    “First avail” means that you have confirmed your child’s availability, but the Casting Director cannot book them right away. Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive their details. So when they are on first avail, they are not officially booked and are still able to look for other work. If your minor is offered another job or put on first avail for another job, please call the initial Casting Director they are on first avail for before accepting the offer; the first avail show may choose to hire them first. Also, if your minor’s availability changes while on first avail, please call our office as soon as possible to let us know they are no longer available to work.


  • How do I get my child’s details?

    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 Details Blog. Please review all provided information to ensure you are ready for work when you arrive to set.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    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 child is no longer needed.


  • Where can I find the dates my minor has been booked for?

    In the “My Schedule” page of your minor’s online profile, you can easily track messages and responses from our Casting Directors to avoid confusion or potential double bookings.


  • What is a rush call?

    Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you and your minor may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.


  • Why has my minor not been contacted for work in a while?

    Our Casting Directors book Background Actors based on the needs of production. Be sure to fill out your child’s profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles they can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.


  • What can I do to help my minor get booked?

    Through our online self-service platform, you can now edit your minor’s online profile and receive job inquiries from Casting Directors. Here are some tips to ensure you’re putting your child in the best position to be booked.

    1. To get booked by Central Casting, you must first claim your minor’s online profile. To claim, select the log in button in our website menu, then choose the claim profile option. Once claimed, you will be able to log in and get jobs through our online self-service platform.
    2. Casting Directors use the information in your child’s profile, like hair color, eye color, sizes, etc., when booking their shows. By filling out their profile completely and accurately, your minor will show up in more searches for roles they fit.
    3. Upload photos of your child in different looks and wardrobe. Casting Directors use these photos to make sure your minor’s look fits the role.
    4. Manage your child’s availability calendar. Keeping their availability up to date lets Casting Directors know when to contact you for work and helps ensure they don’t become double booked.
    5. Reply to emails and texts promptly. You will receive availability messages, job inquiries, and other communications from Central Casting via email. Be sure to enable alerts so you never miss a job opportunity. Also, add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list, so emails don’t get lost in junk or other folders. Casting Directors may also reach out via text message and you can also view all communications in the messages folder of your minor’s online profile.

Messaging

When a Casting Director contacts you about work for your minor, you will often receive an alert in their profile and an email through our online self-service platform. We recommend setting up email alerts so you never miss a message from Central Casting. To learn how to set up email alerts on your device, read these instructions.

To learn more about check avail, first avail, and other booking terminology, see our article First Avail: Everything You Need to Know.

Being booked on mandatory vaccination productions.(click image for more information)

  • How do I submit my minor for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when your child fits the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out their online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.


  • How do I know the message came from Central Casting?

    Emails will always come from DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com and include a link to reply to the message via your online profile. SMS text messages can come from a variety of numbers, but will always include a link to reply via our online self-service platform. These inquiries will also appear in your minor’s online profile.

    Emails from Central Casting will include your name, a message from the casting director, and a link to our online self-service platform.

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

    Our Casting Directors will review their responses then reach out if they intend to book your child. If they are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. Remember, your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does the phrase “without time restrictions” mean?

    When booking, Casting Directors may not know the call time (which can often change before the shoot), so they need you to have completely open availability on the date in question. For example, if your child cannot work between 3-4pm, they are not available without time restrictions.


  • I didn’t see the message until later. Can I still respond?

    Yes, always respond as soon as you can. Some messages will expire after a certain amount of time. When this happens, you will see a notification that submissions are closed. We recommend enabling alerts for Central Casting through your email provider so you can always respond to job inquiries on time.


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

    Yes, you are responsible for letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Once booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked. If your child is on first avail, please let that Casting Director know before accepting another offer.


  • How do I know you received my response?

    After you respond to a message, you will be sent a notification detailing your response and confirmation we received it.


  • Why am I unable to reply to an availability message?

    Casting Directors may only accept responses for a certain period of time and your message may have expired. If the message has expired and we’re no longer accepting submissions for the role for which you were contacted, you will see a page that explains this when you try to respond.


  • Where can I find my responses to messages I’ve received?

    In the “My Schedule” page of your online profile, you can easily track messages and responses from our Casting Directors to avoid confusion or potential double bookings.

    Screenshot of the My Schedule section of the Casting Platform.(click image for more information)


  • What if I don’t hear back from a Casting Director?

    If you don’t hear back with an offer for work and details, your minor is not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.


  • What are my child’s booking details?

    Once you have accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will let you know how to access your minor’s details, which will likely be in the form of a Details Blog. To access their details, enter the show name and passcode given to you in the My Details section of our website. Casting Directors get booking information as it comes in from production, so you likely will not receive details until the evening before the shoot.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box for my call time changes?

    Yes, your minor’s call time changes will be updated on the Call Time Change Box. You can find the Call Time Change Box information in their Details Blog.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean my child is officially booked?

    You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a message then never hear back from the Casting Director?

    Thank you for replying. Your response lets the Casting Director know your child is interested and available to work, but does not guarantee they will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. When you respond to a text message directly, you will get a message indicating that you can only reply “Stop” to end text communication. We do not accept “yes,” “no,” or any other response through text message.


  • Can I call the number I received the text message from?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. Please call our main line at 404.920.8011.


  • Why was there a link in my message?

    While you may receive an email or text message, all communication with Casting Directors happens through our online self-service platform. Each communication will include a link to your minor’s online profile where you can reply to the message.


  • Can I get messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    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.


  • Can I change my response?

    If your minor’s availability has changed after responding to a message, please call our office at 404.920.8011.


  • I’m not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these messages?

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Most likely your phone number was previously owned by someone signed up with us or provided to us in error.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which your child would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please reply “STOP” to the text message you received.


  • How do I set up email alerts on an iPhone?

    Adding Central Casting as a VIP sender ensures you don’t miss out on job inquiries and other communications. If you have an iPhone, follow these steps. If you have another device, please check your email app settings.

    1. Open an email from Central Casting
    2. Tap on Central Casting in the “from” field at the top of the page
    3. Select “add to VIP” below Central Casting’s contact information

On Set

Once your minor has booked a job, you are ready to get 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 their voucher.

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

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SmartVoucher

SmartVoucher is Central Casting’s digital voucher platform. If you have not yet logged in to our online self-service platform, visit our Log In page to learn how to access your minor’s profile. You will need to log in to their online profile to access SmartVoucher if used on the production they are booked to work.

How to access your SmartVoucher. If you have not claimed your online profile, you will need to claim it order to access SmartVoucher. Visit centralcasting.com, click log in, then choose claim profile.(click image for more information on SmartVoucher)

Payroll

When your minor signs up with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them. You’ll know they are paid by us if their voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners. Payroll and casting are handled separately, so if you have questions about your child’s paycheck, contact our payroll department directly.

For payroll updates, read our article Your Paycheck and Other Payroll Questions Answered.

Contact payroll
855.500.2055
(press option 2, then sub-option 4)
6am-6pm PT

You can also contact payroll at helpme@centralcasting.com or through tech support chat on our website or myEP.

myEP

To change your minor’s address, view their pay history, compare paychecks, and more, log in or sign up with myEP. When signing up for the first time, please use the same email address your minor has on file with Central Casting. To learn more, visit Entertainment Partners’ myEP information page.

Direct deposit
If you would like your minor to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting and Entertainment Partners provide combined casting and payroll services. Learn more on our Direct Deposit page.

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Updates

Updates are currently on hold due to COVID-19. You can upload photos and update your minor’s information in their online profile. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

Once signed up with Central Casting, you can update your minor’s profile information and add additional photos by logging in to their online profile. By keeping your child’s information current, our Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.

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