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

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Work Step 2

If you fit the description

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

Work Step 3

If you get the job

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

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If you have not been booked by 7pm and are completely available without restrictions for the next day, you can add yourself to the After Hours Availability List for a chance to be booked on replacements and rush calls.

 

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  • 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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Job Posts

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19 minutes ago

Central Casting

Seeking twins or triplets who appear 2-4 years old and could portray Puerto Rican for the FOX TV series pilot, Filthy Rich. This is an amazing opportunity working 9 days in March in New Orleans with the opportunity for an upgrade and joining the cast.

Please share with anyone you know and have them submit their multiples to: RICH@centralcasting.com
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Seeking twins or triplets who appear 2-4 years old and could portray Puerto Rican for the FOX TV series pilot, Filthy Rich. This is an amazing opportunity working 9 days in March in New Orleans with the opportunity for an upgrade and joining the cast.

Please share with anyone you know and have them submit their multiples to: RICH@centralcasting.com

1 hour ago

Central Casting

*** "The Lovebirds" – filming in New Orleans, LA ***
Rush Call! Rush Call! TONIGHT, Tuesday 2/19 OVERNIGHT SHOOTS!

Rate: $112/12 hours

RUSH PARTY: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to attendees of an eccentric party! You must have formal/cocktail attire!

You MUST be able to get to set by 7:15PM!

*Please only submit if you are OK with an overnight shoot. This means that the call time will likely be late afternoon and working at least 12 hours overnight.*

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to TLB@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your RUSH PARTY 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

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming Thursday 2/21 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours

FARMERS: Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be Mexican (18+) to work as agave farmers in Mexico.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "Farmer" 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

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming Tuesday 2/27 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours

PARTY ATTENDEES: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their LATE 20s - EARLY 60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as upscale attendees at an underground fight event. In your submission photo, you should look like "money"!
Tell us if you are available to attend a fitting on Friday 2/22!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "Party 2/27" 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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13 hours ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | UPP***
Work: TUES 2/19
Rate: $75/8
Location: New Orleans, LA
**Must be available to head to set as soon as possible.

Currently seeking an African American male to portray a dead body. Age range 20's to 30's. Must be comfortable with laying on the ground, and possibly having special effects makeup applied.
Subject Line: "BODY RUSH"

Also, see a male or female to portray a UNIFORMED COP. Age range 30's to 40's. Please note wardrobe sizes in your submission.
Subject Line: "COPS RUSH"

**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**

If this is you, please submit an email to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use the appropriate subject line subject line from above. Thanks!
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21 hours ago

Central Casting

*** After-Hours Availability List *** Tuesday 2/19

We are done booking UPP and The Lovebirds for Tuesday 2/19, but if you are available to work and want to be included on our back-up list in the case of cancelations, please read the categories below and submit.

UPP - KINGSTON (Call Time 5:30AM in New Orleans): Currently taking submission for men and women who appear to be African-American 18 - 60s (18+ years old) to work as residents of a low-income housing tenement.

UPP - COPS (Call Time 5:30AM in New Orleans):
Currently taking submission for men and women who appear to be 20s-50s (18+ years old) to work as uniformed officers.

The Lovebirds - PARTY (Call Time 2:30PM in New Orleans): Currently taking submission for men and women who appear to be 20 - 60s (18+ years old) to work as guests at an eccentric formal party.

The Lovebirds - COPS (Call Time 1:30PM in New Orleans):
Currently taking submission for men and women who appear to be 20s-50s (18+ years old) to work as uniformed officers.

Please email the following to AvailNOLA@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Notate your specific category in the subject line!

*** You MUST BE registered in order to work on this project!***

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

*** You should not have any conflicts whatsoever when you do submit such as location, call time, or transportation issues. We call people overnight or in the morning if we have cancelations. We will pull from the back-up list first.

THE NIGHTLY AVAIL LIST IS FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY ONLY.

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

Central Casting

*** "The Lovebirds" – filming in New Orleans, LA ***
Rush Call! Rush Call! TONIGHT, Monday 2/18 OVERNIGHT SHOOTS!

Rate: $112/12 hours

RUSH COP: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to as Police Officers!
You MUST be able to fit the following sizes.
Men’s pant sizes available: 32 to 38 and shoe size 9.5, 10.5, and 11!

You MUST be able to get to set by 4:15PM!

*Please only submit if you are OK with an overnight shoot. This means that the call time will likely be late afternoon and working at least 12 hours overnight.*

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to TLB@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate your RUSH COP 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 day ago

Central Casting

RUSH CALL!
The Lovebirds
REAL EMT NEEDED!
Work: TODAY- Mon 2/18
Loc: New Orleans
Rate: $150/12

Looking for a male or female 18+ with REAL EMT experience. You must know how to operate a gurney and know your way around an ambulance. Must be able to get to set by 2:00PM in New Orleans!

If this is you and you can make it to set by 2PM, please send your name, number, sizes & CURRENT photo to Pilot@CentralCasting.com.
Use subject line "RUSH EMT"

Thanks!
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RUSH CALL!
The Lovebirds
REAL EMT NEEDED!
Work: TODAY- Mon 2/18
Loc: New Orleans
Rate: $150/12

Looking for a male or female 18+ with REAL EMT experience. You must know how to operate a gurney and know your way around an ambulance. Must be able to get to set by 2:00PM in New Orleans! 

If this is you and you can make it to set by 2PM, please send your name, number, sizes & CURRENT photo to Pilot@CentralCasting.com. 
Use subject line RUSH EMT

Thanks!

2 days ago

Central Casting

*** "The Lovebirds "
Filming OVERNIGHT in New Orleans, LA Monday 2/18
Rate: $112/12 hours PLUS $25 car bump!

SHOPPERS W/ CARS: Currently taking submission for men and women (18+ years old) to work as shoppers with cars at a drug store.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to TLB@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself, name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "Car 2/18" 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

STILL CASTING: The Lovebirds Party Scene - Black Suits, Long Formal Gowns and Cocktail Dress attire required

Rate: $112/12 hours

OVERNIGHT SHOOT! 2 DAYS OF WORK!

*** "The Lovebirds" Filming Tuesday 2/19 AND Wednesday 2/20 in New Orleans, LA ***

PRIVATE PARTY: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s - early 60s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of an exclusive private masquerade party. You must have a black suit, cocktail dresses and/or long gowns that you can wear to set.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to TLB@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself in formal attire
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "PARTY" 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

*** "The Hunt" feature film!
Filming Monday, 3/25 in New Orleans, LA ***

TRADITIONAL GARB: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be Middle Eastern (18+ years old) to work in traditional clothing as a refugee.
Please submit in your scarves, ghotra, igal, dishdashas, shemagh, shalwar kameez and lungi.

Tell your family and friends if you'd like to work with them in this scene!

Please email the following to Hunt@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s)
• Your name and contact information
• Height, weight, and clothing sizes
• Notate "GARB" 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

CASTING SICARIOS!

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming Thursday 2/21 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours

SICARIOS: Currently taking submissions for MEN who appear to be in their 20s - 50s and can portray Hispanic (18+,) to work as hitmen for a Drug Boss in the Mexican Cartel. Beards are OK! Your scenes will be interior and exterior.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate SICARIO 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

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming Thursday 2/21 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours + $25 auto bump (if applicable)

AGAVE WORKERS: Currently taking submissions for women who appear to be in their 20s - 60s and can portray Hispanic (18+,) to work as Agave Workers. Your scenes will be interior and exterior!

MAN WITH TRUCK: Currently taking submissions for a man who appears to be in his 60's - 80's and can portray Hispanic (18+,) to work as an Agave Worker WITH your old pickup truck. Please email YEAR/MAKE/MODEL and photos of your truck. Your scenes will be interior and exterior!

CONCERNED PARENTS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their 20s - 50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Concerned Parents at their children's boarding school. Your scenes will be exterior!

CORONERS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their 20s - 50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Coroners at a crime scene. Your scenes will be exterior!

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle
• 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

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming Monday 2/18 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $125/12 hours + $25 auto bump

SUV 2/18: Currently taking submissions for men who appear to be in their 20s - 40s and can portray African American (18+) to work as a Driver WITH their own higher profile vehicle, like full size SUV, truck or Tahoe type vehicle. You will be driving your car in the scene so you must have a great driving record and be able to take direction well!
Please submit with YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of your Truck or SUV.

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "SUV 2/18" 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

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4"
Filming TODAY Friday 2/15 in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours + $25 auto bump (if applicable)

CAR 2/15 (Call time 3:00PM): Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be in their 20s - 70s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as vacationers coming back from a cruise.
Please submit with YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR or your vehicle (Trucks, SUVs, Vans and Sedans are OK!).

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle (if applicable)
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate "CAR 2/15" 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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5 days ago

Central Casting

*** "Queen of the South - Season 4" - Filming Monday 2/18 - in New Orleans, LA ***

Rate: $94/10 hours + $25 auto bump (if applicable)

DINER PATRONS: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be high school looking - 60's who can portray small town diner types (18+, any portrayable ethnicity). If you have a car that you would like to work with that is not red/white/black, please also submit current photos and year/make/model/color (Trucks, SUVs, Vans and Sedans are OK!)

If you fit the description and are available for the work date(s), please email the following to QUEEN@centralcasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your vehicle (if applicable)
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Notate DINER 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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5 days ago

Central Casting

Now accepting submissions for the FOX TV Pilot, "Filthy Rich". This will be filming in the greater New Orleans are throughout March.

Currently accepting submissions for the following featured roles that will be picked by the director:

- TODDLER - twins or triplets that appear 2-4 years old and to portray the child of Puerto Rican parents

- FLIGHT ATTENDANTS - very attractive women who appear to be in their 20's-30's

- WEB-CAM WOMEN - women who appear to be in their 20's-30's and willing to be scantily clad (no nudity) to portray web-cam ladies.

Please submit a current picture of yourself and contact info to commercial@centralcasting.com
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5 days ago

Central Casting

Still seeking men and women to be paid background actors that can portray Syrian, Middle Eastern or Eastern European refugees for the feature film, "The Hunt".

This will be working throughout the New Orleans area now through the end of March.

Submit a current picture of yourself and your contact info to: Hunt@centralcasting.com
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Still seeking men and women to be paid background actors that can portray Syrian, Middle Eastern or Eastern European refugees for the feature film, The Hunt.

This will be working throughout the New Orleans area now through the end of March.  

Submit a current picture of yourself and your contact info to: Hunt@centralcasting.com

6 days ago

Central Casting

*** "UPP" Filming on the Westbank of New Orleans, LA – Thursday 2/14 & Friday 2/15 (Must work both days!) *** OVERNIGHT SHOOT

RATE: $75/8 hours

KINGSTON TYPES: men and women who appear to be African-American 18 - 60s (18+ years old) to work as residents of a low-income housing tenement.

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 "KINGSTON 2 DAYS" 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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6 days ago

Central Casting

SPECIAL ABILITY RATE: $140/12 hours

WANT TO WORK TONIGHT?

*** "UPP" Filming on the Westbank of New Orleans, LA – Wednesday 2/13 *** OVERNIGHT SHOOT

Call time: 5:00 PM

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!

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 “SRT RUSH” 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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Calendar

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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 file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. You must re-register every two years to be able to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

If you are not sure if you’ve registered with us before, please call the office at 504.684.2550.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:30pm

Reserve Now

 
 

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 work details, you’re officially booked.

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

Be sure to read our article Casting Director Do’s and Don’ts for Submitting for tips on how to book a job.

FAQs

Call 504-684-2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. 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., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are 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 you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
The Casting Director will give you your 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 you are 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 you are 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.
You can submit to us between 7-11pm to have your name placed on the After Hours Availability List for when additional roles open up or for replacements made overnight.
 

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 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 you are available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books you for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you’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 you are booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your details may be provided to you via SMS text message, your 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.
You are 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 you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you arrive, check in with your contact and get your voucher.

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

FAQs

You must bring two of these three documents with you to set:
  1. A Valid Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID Card
  2. A current Louisiana Voter Registration Card
  3. A copy of last year’s Federal and/or Louisiana personal income tax return
It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your work information call 504-684-2550.
Call 504-684-2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
When you get booked for your job, ask the Casting Director how to get your 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 you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
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 you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you 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.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your 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 PT.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your 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 name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you 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.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. You must re-register every two years to be able to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

If you are not sure if you’ve registered with us before, please call the office at 504.684.2550.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:30pm

FAQs

A digital photo of you can be taken in our office when you come to update your 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.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during the update times. You must present your identification along with your 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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