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8 hours ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

WORK DATE: FRIDAY 8/21/20
COVID TEST DATE: TUESDAY 8/18/20 (in Metairie) *REQUIRED!*

BARTENDER: Male or Female who can portray as Hispanic/Latinx, age range 18+, hip, stylish, prefer someone that has previous bartending experience

BOUNCER: Male who can portray as Hispanic/Latino, age range 18+, larger stature to portray a nightclub bouncer

PEDESTRIANS with CARS: Male or Female who can portray as Hispanic/Latinx, age range 18+, variety of types. MUST have a reliable vehicle that is not red or white, that can be used. Paid an additional $25 for use of vehicle.

**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.

You will receive $25 for your covid testing

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.

Please email the following to: Leverage@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: (use ROLE submitting for)
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, COLOR (if submitting with car)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
---if submitting as a Bartender, please include any bartending experience

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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2 days ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

WORK DAY RATE: $100/10 hours

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

"EDM CONCERTGOERS":

WORK DATE: FRIDAY 8/21/20

COVID TEST DATE: either FRIDAY 8/14/20 -or- MONDAY 8/17/20 (in Metairie) REQUIRED!!

FITTING DATE: either TUESDAY 8/18, WEDNESDAY 8/19 -or- THURSDAY 8/20 (in Gretna). REQUIRED!!

Seeking submissions for background actors - ages 18-26, any portrayable ethnicity, hip, fun, like a DEADMAU5 crowd at an EDM show/rave to portray CONCERTGOERS (*this is not a large scene - it only has 25 background

**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.

You will receive additional $25 for test prior to the work date.
You will receive additional $25 for fitting prior to the work date.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.

Please email the following to: Leverage@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: EDM CONCERTGOER
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
* Preference of Test Date and Preference of Fitting Date (we will do our best to accommodate but please also give a second choice in case your first choices is full)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

WORK DAY RATE: $100/10 hours 

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

EDM CONCERTGOERS:

WORK DATE: FRIDAY 8/21/20

COVID TEST DATE: either FRIDAY 8/14/20 -or- MONDAY 8/17/20 (in Metairie)  REQUIRED!!

FITTING DATE: either TUESDAY 8/18, WEDNESDAY 8/19 -or- THURSDAY 8/20 (in Gretna). REQUIRED!!

Seeking submissions for background actors - ages 18-26, any portrayable ethnicity, hip, fun, like a DEADMAU5 crowd at an EDM show/rave to portray CONCERTGOERS  (*this is not a large scene - it only has 25 background

**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.

You will receive additional $25 for test prior to the work date.
You will receive additional $25 for fitting prior to the work date.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with productions requirements.

Please email the following to: Leverage@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: EDM CONCERTGOER
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
* Preference of Test Date and Preference of Fitting Date (we will do our best to accommodate but please also give a second choice in case your first choices is full)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

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

3 days ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

RATE: $100/10 hours plus additional $25 for using your vehicle

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

"MUSEUM PATRONS with CARS":

WORK DATE: TUESDAY 8/18/20
COVID TEST DATE: WEDNESDAY 8/12/20 or 8/13/20 (in Metairie) *REQUIRED!*

Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray MUSEUM PATRONS. MUST have a reliable vehicle that is not red or white, that can be used

**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.

You will receive $25 for testing prior to the work date.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.

Please email the following to: Leverage@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: MUSEUM PATRON WITH CAR
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, COLOR
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

RATE: $100/10 hours plus additional $25 for using your vehicle

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

MUSEUM PATRONS with CARS:

WORK DATE: TUESDAY 8/18/20
COVID TEST DATE: WEDNESDAY 8/12/20 or 8/13/20 (in Metairie) *REQUIRED!*

Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray MUSEUM PATRONS. MUST have a reliable vehicle that is not red or white, that can be used 

**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.

You will receive $25 for testing prior to the work date.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with productions requirements.

Please email the following to: Leverage@centralcasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: MUSEUM PATRON WITH CAR
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, COLOR
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

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

3 days ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in Independence, Louisiana (near Hammond) - working on Thursday, August 20th ***

"JAMIE" | RATE: $100/8 hours
Seeking submissions for children who appear to be a Hispanic/Latinx male (6 - 8 years old) to portray the son of a character.

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements (mid-nasal swab) 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.

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

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use your specific category in the subject line
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME of child and parent!
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY (8/12 - 8/14)!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

If your child(ren) is chosen, you will need to provide identification to us so we can submit a work permit to the Labor Board on behalf of your child: One document establishing age (ex: Birth Certificate, State ID, Passport) AND 1 document establishing your child's social security number. This paperwork must be submitted 5 days prior to your child's work date.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

RUSH 8/11 COVID TEST + FITTING

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in Harahan, Louisiana - works on Wednesday 8/12 AND Tuesday 8/18***

RATE: $100/10 hours + $25/2 for fitting + $25/2 for test

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

On 8/11, you MUST be able to attend a 30 minute test in Metairie, LA during the first half of the day (anywhere from 8 AM - 12 PM) so you can attend a fitting that afternoon in Gretna, LA.

"SECURITY GUARD":
Seeking submissions for males (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray museum security guards. Due to costume restrictions, you must be able to fit a 42 or 44 jacket with a 32, 34 or 36 waist.

**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. This includes 1 mid-nasal COVID test, prior to filming. **

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.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.

Please email the following to Leverage@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: 8/11 RUSH TEST
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

"TOWN KIDS": Monday 8/17 | RATE: $100/8 hours
Seeking submissions for children who appear to be Hispanic/Latinx or Caucasian (6 - 12 years old) to portray a children playing outside a shop.

**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements (mid-nasal swab) 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.

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

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use your specific category in the subject line
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME of child and parent!
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY (8/10 - 8/12)!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

If your child(ren) is chosen, you will need to provide identification to us so we can submit a work permit to the Labor Board on behalf of your child: One document establishing age (ex: Birth Certificate, State ID, Passport) AND 1 document establishing your child's social security number. This paperwork must be submitted 5 days prior to your child's work date.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in Hahnville, Louisiana ***

"TODDLER": Thursday 8/20 | RATE: $100/6 hours
Seeking submissions for toddler who appears to be Hispanic/Latinx (1 - 4 years old) to portray a young child at an outdoor barbecue.

"JAIME": Thursday 8/20 | RATE: $100/8 hours
Seeking submissions for toddler who appears to be Hispanic/Latinx (6 - 8 years old) to portray a child at an outdoor barbecue.

**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.

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

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use your specific category in the subject line
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME of child and parent!
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY (8/10 - 8/12)!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

If your child(ren) is chosen, you will need to provide identification to us so we can submit a work permit to the Labor Board on behalf of your child: One document establishing age (ex: Birth Certificate, State ID, Passport) AND 1 document establishing your child's social security number. This paperwork must be submitted 5 days prior to your child's work date.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

"1970s CAR": Monday 8/17
Seeking submissions for person (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a driver with 1970s car as this show is set in the 1970s! You will get a bump for the use of your 1970s car in the scene.

**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.**

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

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

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: "1970s CAR"
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of your 1970s car!
• TESTING AVAILABILITY (between 8/10 - 8/12)!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST be registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

"FORKLIFT DRIVER": Monday 8/17
Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray warehouse workers. You MUST be a CERTIFIED forklift driver! Please be prepared to provide proof of forklift license! This is a small scene!

**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.

You will receive $25 for testing prior to the work date.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use your specific category!
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY (between 8/10 - 8/12)!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in Harahan, LA - Monday, August 10th – Friday, August 14th***
RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get one PAID COVID-19 test in Gretna, LA prior to any work date(s).

You will receive $25 to get tested, prior to the work date. The test performed is a deep nasal swab. You must test at least 4 business days prior to your work date in Gretna, LA.

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Tuesday 8/4 – Friday 8/7 in Gretna, LA. Please let us know which dates/times you are available.

Paid Fitting Required next week for certain filming categories in Gretna, LA. Please read each category thoroughly.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

BIDDERS (works Monday, August 10th): Seeking submissions for 20's-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray wealthy bidders at an Auction House. You should have access to business attire.

PATRONS (works Monday, August 10th): Seeking submissions for 20's-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray Museum Patrons. No business clothing needed, nice-casual attire is OK. This may also work on Tuesday 8/11 so please let us know if you are also available on Tuesday.

MOURNERS: (works Tuesday, August 11th): Seeking submissions for 20's-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray Cemetery visitors. Nice, casual attire is needed. This may also work on Wednesday 8/12 so please let us know if you are also available on Wednesday.

TRAILER PARK w/CARS: (works Wednesday, August 12th): Seeking submissions for 18-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray Trailer Park residents. We also need people to work with their older, or older and “beat up” vehicles. No bright White or bright Red vehicles! You’ll get $25 for your car to be in the scene. If your car is older and not beat up, it’s OK. If you are OK with it, production can put dust on your car to make it look the part.

POLICE OFFICERS: (works Wednesday, August 12th): Seeking submissions for 20-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray Police Officers outside of a Museum. FITTING REQUIRED on Monday 8/10 OR Tuesday 8/11 in Gretna, LA. No tattoos on mid to lower arms since costumes are short-sleeved. You must be able to bring black dress shoes. This may also work on Tuesday 8/18, so please give us your availability for the following Tuesday.

MUSEUM SECURITY: (works Wednesday, August 12th AND Tuesday, August 18th): Seeking submissions for 20-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray Museum Security. FITTING REQUIRED on Monday 8/10 OR Tuesday 8/11 in Gretna, LA. You must be able to bring black dress shoes.

LAWYER (works Friday, August 14th): Seeking submissions for 40-50's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray a Lawyer of an Actor who is extremely wealthy. FITTING REQUIRED on Wednesday 8/12 OR Thursday 8/13 in Gretna, LA. You must be able to bring business suits, ties and dress shirts.

BUTLER (works Friday, August 14th): Seeking submissions for a 40-50's looking male (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray a Butler of an Actor who is extremely wealthy. FITTING REQUIRED on Wednesday 8/12 OR Thursday 8/13 in Gretna, LA. You must be able to bring black dress shoes.

SECURITY GUARD (works Friday, August 14th): Seeking submissions for an intimidating (in height and size) 20-40's looking male (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray a Security Guard for a wealthy client. FITTING REQUIRED on Wednesday 8/12 OR Thursday 8/13 in Gretna, LA. You must be able to bring black dress shoes.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight & Clothing sizes)
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• Use the filming category in the subject line

**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!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in Harahan, LA - Monday, August 10th ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get one PAID COVID-19 test in Metairie, LA prior to any work date(s).

You will receive $25 to get tested, prior to the work date. The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Tuesday 8/4 or Wednesday 8/5

Paid Fitting Required in Gretna, LA on Friday 8/7.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

WORKER: Seeking submissions for 20's-40's looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray workers at a high-end Auction House. You must have black shoes (no sneakers). Black slacks and white dress shirts are not required but ideal if you have them. Due to costume restrictions, please submit if your Neck Size is 15-17 and Pant Waist is 30-36.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight & Clothing sizes)
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• Use "WORKER" in the subject line

**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!
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*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in Harahan, LA - Monday, August 10th ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get one PAID COVID-19 test in Metairie, LA prior to any work date(s).

You will receive $25 to get tested, prior to the work date. The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Tuesday 8/4 or Wednesday 8/5

Paid Fitting Required in Gretna, LA on Friday 8/7.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

 WORKER: Seeking submissions for 20s-40s looking people (18+ years old, any ethnicity) to portray workers at a high-end Auction House. You must have black shoes (no sneakers). Black slacks and white dress shirts are not required but ideal if you have them. Due to costume restrictions, please submit if your Neck Size is 15-17 and Pant Waist is 30-36.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• Legal name 
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight & Clothing sizes)
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• Use WORKER in the subject line

**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!

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

CASTING PHOTO DOUBLE!

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA - Friday, August 14th ***

RATE: $150/12 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Monday 8/3, Tuesday 8/4, Wednesday 8/5 from 2-4 PM.

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

PD L: Seeking submissions for African American looking man (18+ years old) around 6'0"-6'2" with a 34-36 waist, 12-13 shoe with a short beard to work as the photo double an actor. This is an exterior, overnight shoot! Look at the photo and if you are a match, please submit! You can submit if you are willing to cut your facial hair to match or can grow it out by the work date.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself in natural light (include a full-length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight & Clothing sizes)
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• Use "PD L"

**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!
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CASTING PHOTO DOUBLE!

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA - Friday, August 14th ***

RATE: $150/12 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Monday 8/3, Tuesday 8/4, Wednesday 8/5 from 2-4 PM. 

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

PD L: Seeking submissions for African American looking man (18+ years old) around 60-62 with a 34-36 waist, 12-13 shoe with a short beard to work as the photo double an actor. This is an exterior, overnight shoot! Look at the photo and if you are a match, please submit! You can submit if you are willing to cut your facial hair to match or can grow it out by the work date.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself in natural light (include a full-length photo)
• Legal name 
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight & Clothing sizes)
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• Use PD L

**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!

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 8/6 ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Friday 7/31 (from 1-2 PM) *AND* Monday 8/3 (from 2-4 PM).

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

Please read and submit for the categories you are available for. In your email submission, please let us know if you are available other days from Thursday, August 6th - Friday, August 14th, in case the schedule changes or you are chosen for multiple roles.

"MOURNER 8/6": Works THURSDAY 8/6 in New Orleans, LA!
Seeking submissions for people who appear to be African American 20s-late 40s (18+) to work as mourners in a small, exterior scene!
You MUST be completely available BOTH testing dates and work date!

"FAMILY 8/6": Works THURSDAY 8/6 in New Orleans, LA!
Seeking submissions for people who appear to be Hispanic/Latinx (18+) to work as family members for an actor in a small, exterior scene!
You MUST be completely available BOTH testing dates and work date!

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s). Please be sure the photos are clear and well-lit. No filters!
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Use the specific category in the subject line!

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana ***

RATE: TBD

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

"PREGNANT WOMAN": Tuesday 9/1
Seeking submissions for woman (18+) who appears to be Hispanic/Latinx, and 20s - 30s to portray a pregnant woman asking for help in a maternity ward.
THIS IS A SPEAKING ROLE! You must have believable Spanish-speaking skills!

**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.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for TBD work date, location, meet the casting requirements, and okay with production's requirements. In your email submission, please let us know your availability for testing beginning the week of August 3rd through August 7th.
*This episode is set in the 1970s so fittings might be required.*

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use "Pregnant Woman"
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• ABILITY: Spanish-speaking
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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2 weeks ago

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*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in Southern Louisiana ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

"SHOPPERS": Wednesday 8/12 in NEW ORLEANS, LA
Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray shoppers in a religious shop. This is a small scene!

"TOWNSPEOPLE": Thursday 8/13 in INDEPENDENCE, LA
Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray locals in the town center. This is a small, exterior scene!

"FARMHANDS": Friday 8/14 in HUSSER, LA
Seeking submissions for people who appear to be Hispanic/Latinx and 18-e30s (18+) to portray farmhands in an exterior scene!

"BBQ": Monday 8/17 in HAHNVILLE, LA
Seeking submissions for people (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) who appear to be 18-50s to portray guests at a barbecue in an exterior scene!

**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.

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test BOTH days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with production's requirements. In your email submission, please let us know your availability for testing beginning the week of August 3rd through August 7th.
*This episode is set in the 1970s so fittings might be required.*

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• SUBJECT LINE: Use your specific category!
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TESTING AVAILABILITY!
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

RATE: $150/6 hours

"BABY": TUESDAY 8/25, WEDNESDAY 8/26, & FRIDAY 8/28
Seeking submissions for baby who appears to be Hispanic/Latinx (0 - 6 months) to portray the infant child of principal actor in a small scene!

**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.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements. In your email submission, please let us know your availability for testing the week of August 17th.

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s). Please be sure the photos are clear and well-lit. No filters!
• Legal name of child and parent/legal guardian
• Phone number
• Use "BABY" in the subject line!

**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!

If your child(ren) is chosen, you will need to provide identification to us so we can submit a work permit to the Labor Board on behalf of your child: One document establishing age (ex: Birth Certificate, State ID, Passport) AND 1 document establishing your child's social security number. This paperwork must be submitted 5 days prior to your child's work date.
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates:
Tuesday 7/28: between 2 - 4 PM
*AND*
Wednesday 7/29: between 1 - 2 PM

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

Please read and submit for the categories you are available for. In your email submission, please let us know if you are available other days from Monday, August 4th - Tuesday, August 11th, in case the schedule changes or you are chosen for multiple roles.

"DOWNTRODDEN MAN": THURSDAY 8/6
Seeking submissions for someone who can portray a downtrodden, African American male (18+) who is begging for change from an actress. Short to medium facial hair is ideal! These are exterior scenes that work overnight!

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s). Please be sure the photos are clear and well-lit. No filters!
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Use "DOWNTRODDEN MAN" in the subject line!

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Monday 8/3 *AND* Tuesday 8/4.

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

Please read and submit for the categories you are available for. In your email submission, please let us know if you are available other days from Monday, August 4th - Tuesday, August 11th, in case the schedule changes or you are chosen for multiple roles.

"BOOK CLUB”: Works MONDAY 8/10 in New Orleans, LA! Seeking submissions for young women who appear to be Caucasian (18+) to portray teenage members of a book club in an occult shop. This is a small scene!
You MUST be completely available BOTH testing dates and work date!

"MOURNER": Works TUESDAY 8/11 in New Orleans, LA!
Seeking submissions for people who appear to be African American 20s-late 40s (18+) to work as mourners in a small, exterior scene!
You MUST be completely available BOTH testing dates and work date!

"FRIENDS": Works TUESDAY 8/11 in New Orleans, LA!
Seeking submissions for people who appear to be Hispanic/Latinx (18+) to work as teenage friends in a small, exterior scene!
You MUST be completely available BOTH testing dates and work date!

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s). Please be sure the photos are clear and well-lit. No filters!
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Use the specific category in the subject line!

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*** UNTITLED AMAZON PROJECT - Filming in New Orleans, LA ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

As a condition of working on set, Background Actors are required to get two PAID COVID-19 tests at the production testing facility (Uptown New Orleans) prior to any work date(s).

COVID-19 Testing Dates: Monday 7/27 *AND* Tuesday 7/28.

You will receive $36 each day you test prior to the work date. Production requires that you test both days! The test performed is a mid-nasal swab. Production may also test you on the work day.

Production will also require a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.

Please read and submit for the categories you are available for. In your email submission, please let us know if you are available other days from Monday, August 4th - Tuesday, August 11th, in case the schedule changes or you are chosen for multiple roles.

"VAMPIRES”: Works TUESDAY 8/4 *AND* WEDNESDAY 8/5 in New Orleans, LA! Seeking submissions for people who appear to be African-American (18+) to work as vampires in a small scene! You should be prepared for a late morning call time and to work overnight. You MUST be completely available BOTH dates!

"PEDESTRIANS": Works WEDNESDAY 8/5 *OR* THURSDAY 8/6 in New Orleans, LA!
Seeking submissions for people (18+) to work as street pedestrians in a small scene! These are exterior scenes that work overnight!

"HOMELESS VAMPIRES”: Works FRIDAY 8/7 in New Orleans (near Fort Macomb) Seeking submissions for people who appear to be African-American men (18+) to work overnight!

Please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s). Please be sure the photos are clear and well-lit. No filters!
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Use the specific category in the subject line!

**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!

***You MUST BE registered with Central Casting in order to work on this project!***
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Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

 

Being Booked

You are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

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.
 

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 accept an offer for work and receive 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 an offer for work and 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.

Access your pay history, tax information, and more payroll resources for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

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 and select option #3 when prompted. 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

(for registered talent only)

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 three 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. Need to register? Visit our Register page to begin the online registration process.

We are temporarily suspending all Re-Registration and Updates sessions in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our notices for updates.

Need to update your photos or sizes?
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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.