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Check your messages

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

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

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


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If you are available

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

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

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If you get the job

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

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


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Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
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    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

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

Add Louisiana Residency form to your profile.

1: Print and fill out Louisiana Residency Form. Get this form at centralcasting.com/nola/talent. Accurately complete form and sign. Leave Title of Film Project blank. 2: Scan the completed form and 2 of the following documents. A valid Louisiana driver's license. A current Louisiana voter registration. A copy of last year's Federal and/or Louisiana personal income tax return.

3: Email the scanned files to resdocs@centralcasting.com. You can also bring these forms to our office during business hours.

Louisiana Residency Form

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1 day ago
Central Casting

CALLING ALL 18 YEAR OLDS!!!! Do you and your friends want to work together? Are you free to rush out to Metairie TODAY to get COVID tested? We are paying $125/12 hours, per filming day!!!!

You DO NOT have to be registered with Central Casting, in order to work.

*** The Crossover (Disney+ Pilot) - Filming in New Orleans *** Filming Wednesday, June 16th AND Thursday, June 17th *** COVID Test on Monday, June 14th

RATE: $125/12 hrs (per filming day) + $25/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING (mid nasal PCR test): Must pass at least 1 COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Testing is in Metairie from 8 AM - 5 PM. The lab is open 24 hours, so if you can test anytime after 5 PM today, PLEASE tell us the time. You MUST get COVID tested today, Monday 6/14!

TEENS: Mary is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) to portray teenagers at your school's basketball game. Men, you must be clean shaven! In the exciting scenes, you will be at the high intensity, Championship game!

**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 work date, location, and okay with production's requirements.
Please email the following to: COMMERCIAL@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: TEEN
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• TEST TIME

**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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola
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CALLING ALL 18 YEAR OLDS!!!! Do you and your friends want to work together? Are you free to rush out to Metairie TODAY to get COVID tested? We are paying $125/12 hours, per filming day!!!!

You DO NOT have to be registered with Central Casting, in order to work. 

*** The Crossover (Disney+ Pilot) - Filming in New Orleans *** Filming Wednesday, June 16th  AND Thursday, June 17th *** COVID Test on Monday, June 14th

RATE: $125/12 hrs (per filming day) + $25/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING (mid nasal PCR test): Must pass at least 1 COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

Testing is in Metairie from 8 AM - 5 PM. The lab is open 24 hours, so if you can test anytime after 5 PM today, PLEASE tell us the time. You MUST get COVID tested today, Monday 6/14!

TEENS: Mary is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) to portray teenagers at your schools basketball game. Men, you must be clean shaven! In the exciting scenes, you will be at the high intensity, Championship game!

**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 work date, location, and okay with productions requirements.
Please email the following to: COMMERCIAL@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: TEEN
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?
• TEST TIME

**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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/nola
2 days ago
Central Casting

*** USP Reshoots - Filming in New Orleans ***
FILMING Tuesday, June 15th – COVID Test on Monday, June 15th

RATE: $125/12 hrs + $31.25/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING (mid nasal PCR test): Must pass at least 1 COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

**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.

MOM (with STROLLER):
Blossom is seeking: Person (18+, who appears to be a Caucasian woman in her 30s) in a small church scene. You will receive a $10 bump to bring the stroller.

SALON LADIES:
Blossom is seeking: People (18+, who appear to be stylish African American or Latina women) in a small beauty salon scene.

DOG OWNER:
Blossom is seeking: Person (18+ who appears to be a Caucasian woman in her 30s) in a small neighbor scene. You will receive a $10 bump to bring the stroller.

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: the filming category
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of CAR
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

*** USP Reshoots- Filming in New Orleans *** Filming Tuesday, June 8th *** COVID Test on Monday, June 7th

RATE: $125/12 hrs + $31.25/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING (mid nasal PCR test): Must pass at least 1 COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

**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.

PARENTS (including MOM with STROLLER):
Mary is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) to portray Parents leaving dinner and a Mom who can bring and push her own stroller in the scene. You will receive $10 to bring the stroller.

TEENS: Mary is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) to portray teenagers leaving a bar. If you have a bicycle and feel comfortable riding it in the scene, please let us know! You will receive $15 to bring your bicycle to set.

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: the filming category
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of CAR
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING REAL AMPUTEES: $350/10 HOURS

*** Untitled Soldier Project (USP) - Filming in New Orleans - Thursday, June 15th ***

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting!

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.
FILMING RATE: $350/10 hours
COVID Test RATE: $87.50/ 2 hours

You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test 48 hours prior to filming. Testing will be in either Metairie or New Orleans.

REAL AMPUTEES: Seeking submissions for men and women (18+ years old) who are real amputees to work an interior scene in a physical therapy scene. This film is about Veterans and the director would love to use as many real veterans as possible!

Please email the following to COMMERCIAL@CentralCasting.com:
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Please list your amputation
• Use AMPUTEE in the subject line of your email.

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
**As a condition of working on set, Background Actors (including children and parents) will be subject to the same testing requirements as cast & crew in advance of work dates.**
Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

EMANCIPATION - STARRING WILL SMITH!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share the flyer with your friends and family!

Filming in Bush, LA – July 12th - July 23rd (weekdays only)

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

FILMING RATE: $125/12 hours
COVID Test RATE: $100
FITTING Rate: $31.25/2 hours
GAS + TOLL Bump $40 (for those traveling from the South Shore)
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Metairie or Covington.

Costume Fitting Required in New Orleans, starting on June 16th.

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

ENSLAVED WORKERS: Seeking submissions for African American looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let us know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for Caucasian looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let us know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

If interested, please fill out this short form so we can contact you with filming information: www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

*OR*

You can email the following to MOVIE@CentralCasting.com:
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Tattoos: Do you have any tattoos on your face and hands? Yes or No
• Hair: Do you have shaved hair? If Yes, are you willing to start growing it out and your facial hair out? Facial hair is a plus!
• Are you comfortable with the hair department adjusting your hair?
• Which days are you available to work July 12th – July 23rd?
• Use the filming category in the subject line of your email.

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!

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

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.*
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EMANCIPATION - STARRING WILL SMITH! 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting to work so share the flyer with your friends and family! 

Filming in Bush, LA – July 12th - July 23rd (weekdays only)

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

FILMING RATE: $125/12 hours
COVID Test RATE: $100
FITTING Rate: $31.25/2 hours
GAS + TOLL Bump $40 (for those traveling from the South Shore)
You must take a mid-nasal PCR COVID test every 48 hours prior to fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Metairie or Covington.

Costume Fitting Required in New Orleans, starting on June 16th.

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

ENSLAVED WORKERS: Seeking submissions for African American looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let us know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

SOLDIERS: Seeking submissions for Caucasian looking MEN (18+ years old) with a slim to average body build. Facial hair and willingness to grow out hair and facial hair is a PLUS! Filming will be exterior. You do not have to work every day but please let us know your availability over the course of those 10 days! Please no strong/modern cuts or or unnatural colored highlights. The makeup department may add facial hair in some cases.

If interested, please fill out this short form so we can contact you with filming information: https://www.centralcasting.com/emancipation

*OR*

You can email the following to MOVIE@CentralCasting.com:
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Legal name
• Phone number
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Tattoos: Do you have any tattoos on your face and hands? Yes or No
• Hair: Do you have shaved hair? If Yes, are you willing to start growing it out and your facial hair out? Facial hair is a plus!
• Are you comfortable with the hair department adjusting your hair? 
• Which days are you available to work July 12th – July 23rd?
• Use the filming category in the subject line of your email.

**PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only person in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!

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

Production will also require that anyone over the age of 8 wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth to be worn while on set and while at the testing facility.*
3 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING PHOTO DOUBLES!

*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard and Chalmette, LA – June 6th - August 7th *** We don't have exact work dates but are looking for someone with flexible availability to work on the show!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting!
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with production's requirements.

RATE: $150/12 hours

COVID Test (mid nasal): $100. You must test every 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Chalmette or Metairie.
Fitting Required in Chalmette, the first week of June. Rate: $37.50

**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.

PD T: Seeking submissions for African American looking boy (18+ years old) around 4'11-5'5" with about a 36-38 waist to work as the photo double for an actor. Since minors can only be at the filming location for 8 hours, productions commonly hire someone who matches the actor/actress to work when their time on set has expired. You must be able to follow directions! This works on a Monday - Friday schedule. Please view the photo below and submit if you think you think you are a match!

Please email the following to SPRINGS@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Phone number
• Age
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Use PD T in the subject line of the email.

**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 DOUBLES! 

*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard and Chalmette, LA – June 6th - August 7th *** We dont have exact work dates but are looking for someone with flexible availability to work on the show!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting!
Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available and okay with productions requirements.

RATE: $150/12 hours

COVID Test (mid nasal): $100. You must test every 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Chalmette or Metairie. 
Fitting Required in Chalmette, the first week of June. Rate: $37.50

**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.

PD T: Seeking submissions for African American looking boy (18+ years old) around 411-55 with about a 36-38 waist to work as the photo double for an actor. Since minors can only be at the filming location for 8 hours, productions commonly hire someone who matches the actor/actress to work when their time on set has expired. You must be able to follow directions! This works on a Monday - Friday schedule. Please view the photo below and submit if you think you think you are a match! 

Please email the following to SPRINGS@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Phone number
• Age
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Use PD T in the subject line of the email.

**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!
3 weeks ago
Central Casting

CASTING PHOTO DOUBLES!

*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard and Chalmette, LA – June 6th - August 7th *** This could potentially work every weekday for the run of the show!

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting!

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

RATE: $150/12 hours

COVID Test (mid nasal): $100. You must test every 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Chalmette or Metairie.

Fitting Required in Chalmette, the first week of June. Rate: $37.50

**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.

PD H: Seeking submissions for African American looking girls (18+ years old) around 5’5"-5'8" and about 109 lbs (size 0 clothing) to work as the photo double for the main actress. Since minors can only be at the filming location for 8 hours, productions commonly hire someone who matches the actor/actress to work when their time on set has expired. You must be able to follow directions! This works on a Monday - Friday schedule. Please view the photo below and submit if you think you think you are a match!

Please email the following to SPRINGS@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Phone number
• Age
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Use PD H in the subject line of the email.

**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 DOUBLES! 

*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard and Chalmette, LA – June 6th - August 7th *** This could potentially work every weekday for the run of the show! 

You do not have to be registered with Central Casting!

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

RATE: $150/12 hours

COVID Test (mid nasal): $100. You must test every 48 hours prior to a fitting or filming. Testing will be in either Chalmette or Metairie. 

Fitting Required in Chalmette, the first week of June. Rate: $37.50

**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.

PD H: Seeking submissions for African American looking girls (18+ years old) around 5’5-58 and about 109 lbs (size 0 clothing) to work as the photo double for the main actress. Since minors can only be at the filming location for 8 hours, productions commonly hire someone who matches the actor/actress to work when their time on set has expired. You must be able to follow directions! This works on a Monday - Friday schedule. Please view the photo below and submit if you think you think you are a match! 

Please email the following to SPRINGS@CentralCasting.com
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in natural light (a face photo and one full length photo)
• Phone number
• Age
• Sizes (Height, Weight, Clothing and Shoe sizes)
• Use PD H in the subject line of the email.

**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!
3 weeks ago
Central Casting

SEEKING REAL FAMILIES!
*** USP Reshoots- Filming in New Orleans*** Filming Tuesday, June 1st
RATE: $125/8 hrs + $31.25/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming.
**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.

REAL FAMILIES:
Mary is seeking: 2 Parents (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) and 2 children who appear to be 12-14 years old to portray real families out for sno-balls. If you have a friend or would like us to book someone to portray one of the parents, please let us know in the email!
COVID TESTING: You would need to test on Wednesday, May 26 from 1 PM - 3 PM and Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) from 8 AM - 12 PM. These tests are mid-nasal.

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: SNO-BALL FAMILY
• CURRENT photo(s) of the family members
• NAMES
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• AGES FOR EACH CHILD
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola/
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1 month ago
Central Casting

Looking for EXPERIENCED basketball players for an exciting game scene on a new project! Share with anyone who may fit this!

*** THE CROSSOVER - Filming in the greater New Orleans area***

*** Filming Friday June 18th
RATE: $TBD + $50/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming.

**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.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS:
Blossom is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) who appear to be 18 - mid 30s to portray professional men's league basketball players. Please submit a current photo, sizes and basketball experience and position(s).

If chosen, you should have flexible availability to rehearse sometime prior to filming. You will have to test at least 48 hours prior to tryouts/rehearsal/fitting/filming. This production will likely require you to test twice before. These tests are mid-nasal.

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: MOVIE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER
• CURRENT photo(s)
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE and POSITION(s)
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola/
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Looking for EXPERIENCED basketball players for an exciting game scene on a new project! Share with anyone who may fit this! 

*** THE CROSSOVER - Filming in the greater New Orleans area*** 

*** Filming Friday June 18th
RATE: $TBD + $50/2 COVID Test 

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming. 

**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.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS:
Blossom is seeking: People (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) who appear to be 18 - mid 30s to portray professional mens league basketball players. Please submit a current photo, sizes and basketball experience and position(s). 

If chosen, you should have flexible availability to rehearse sometime prior to filming. You will have to test at least 48 hours prior to tryouts/rehearsal/fitting/filming. This production will likely require you to test twice before. These tests are mid-nasal.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with productions requirements.
Please email the following to: MOVIE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER
• CURRENT photo(s)
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE and POSITION(s)
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/nola/
1 month ago
Central Casting

Having access to your online profile and the ability to upload photos is exciting, but keep in mind it’s a tool Casting Directors use when considering you for work. When thinking about which photos to add, quality over quantity is always a good place to start.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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Having access to your online profile and the ability to upload photos is exciting, but keep in mind it’s a tool Casting Directors use when considering you for work. When thinking about which photos to add, quality over quantity is always a good place to start.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

When it comes to adding pictures to your online profile, quality is key. In addition to adding photos of your current look, photos of you in unique looks, specialty wardrobe, and costumes are a great opportunity to show off the different types of roles you can portray.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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When it comes to adding pictures to your online profile, quality is key. In addition to adding photos of your current look, photos of you in unique looks, specialty wardrobe, and costumes are a great opportunity to show off the different types of roles you can portray. 

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

Accuracy in your photos and information is extremely important to Central Casting. Remember, you're booked based off the details in your online profile, so the more accurate information you add, the more likely you are to show up in searches for roles you fit.

Learn more about optimizing your online profile in our article here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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Accuracy in your photos and information is extremely important to Central Casting. Remember, youre booked based off the details in your online profile, so the more accurate information you add, the more likely you are to show up in searches for roles you fit. 

Learn more about optimizing your online profile in our article here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

The main photo in your Central Casting profile will always be the headshot you took at your Central Casting office. While Updates remain suspended, we know it’s likely these photos no longer represent your current look. That’s why we recommend adding photos that represent what you look like now. Updating your profile with all your current look details and sizes will also help you show up in searches for roles you fit.

For more tips on how to optimize your online profile, check out our article here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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The main photo in your Central Casting profile will always be the headshot you took at your Central Casting office. While Updates remain suspended, we know it’s likely these photos no longer represent your current look. That’s why we recommend adding photos that represent what you look like now. Updating your profile with all your current look details and sizes will also help you show up in searches for roles you fit.

For more tips on how to optimize your online profile, check out our article here: 
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

Looking for Middle School and High School aged Basketball players for an exciting new project! Share with anyone who may fit this!

*** THE CROSSOVER - Filming in the greater New Orleans area*** Tryouts May 16th *** Filming June 8th - 18th

RATE: $200/8hours + $100/2 COVID Test

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming.

**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.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS:
Mary is seeking: Boys (any ethnicity, 13-18 years old) who are REAL basketball players. We are looking to cast the Basketball team for the Main Actors and their opposing team for the Championship game! Please submit a current photo, sizes and basketball experience and position(s). If chosen, you should have flexible availability to rehearse from May to June. You will have to test at least 48 hours prior to tryouts/rehearsal/fitting/filming. This production will likely require you to test twice before. The adult taking you to set, will also have to test. These tests are mid-nasal.

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: MOVIE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: BASKETBALL
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME of minor and parent/legal guardian
• AGE of minor
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE and POSITION(s)
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola/
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Looking for Middle School and High School aged Basketball players for an exciting new project! Share with anyone who may fit this! 

*** THE CROSSOVER - Filming in the greater New Orleans area*** Tryouts May 16th  *** Filming June 8th - 18th

RATE: $200/8hours + $100/2 COVID Test 

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming. 

**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.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS:
Mary is seeking: Boys (any ethnicity, 13-18 years old) who are REAL basketball players. We are looking to cast the Basketball team for the Main Actors and their opposing team for the Championship game! Please submit a current photo, sizes and basketball experience and position(s). If chosen, you should have flexible availability to rehearse from May to June. You will have to test at least 48 hours prior to tryouts/rehearsal/fitting/filming. This production will likely require you to test twice before. The adult taking you to set, will also have to test. These tests are mid-nasal.

Please read thoroughly and submit only if you are available for work date, location, and okay with productions requirements.
Please email the following to: MOVIE@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: BASKETBALL
• CURRENT photo(s)
• LEGAL NAME of minor and parent/legal guardian
• AGE of minor
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE and POSITION(s)
• 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 you are registered with Central Casting, be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/nola/
1 month ago
Central Casting

In order to pay you, Central Casting needs your correct mailing address and contact info. Casting and payroll store information separately, so you must update these details with both departments. To verify your address is correct or to update it with payroll, you can sign up or log in to my.EP.com. If you have claimed your online profile, you can use the same email and password to log in to myEP.

my.ep.com/

To verify or update your address and contact info with casting, claim or log in to your online profile by selecting the “log in” button at centralcasting.com.
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In order to pay you, Central Casting needs your correct mailing address and contact info. Casting and payroll store information separately, so you must update these details with both departments. To verify your address is correct or to update it with payroll, you can sign up or log in to my.EP.com. If you have claimed your online profile, you can use the same email and password to log in to myEP.

https://my.ep.com/ 

To verify or update your address and contact info with casting, claim or log in to your online profile by selecting the “log in” button at centralcasting.com.
3 months ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting! LAST EPISODE OF LEVERAGE!

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans *** filming Friday 3/26 *** Exterior scene that films into the evening.

RATE: $100/10 hours + $25/2 COVID Test + $25/2 Fitting

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming. COVID Testing is in Metairie, LA ($25/2) on Wednesday 3/24 from 8 AM - 4 PM. You must test 48 hours max, prior to fitting or filming.

FITTING: Fitting will be in Gretna, LA ($25/2) on Thursday 3/25 from 9 AM - 4 PM. Please note: If you take your COVID Test by 10 AM, you can fit anytime on Wednesday. If you take your COVID Test after 10 AM, you should fit 11 AM or later.

**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.

UPTOWN PED:
Mary is seeking: Men and Women (any ethnicity, 18+ years old) who appear to be aged 20s-60s to work to work as Uptown Pedestrians and Tourists. Please let us know if you feel comfortable running, driving your car, or walking your dog in the scene. Please be sure that if you submit using your car or dog, that send us a photo and details. If booked with your car or dog, you will receive a $25 bump.

LIGHT UP BIKE:
Mary is seeking: Men and Women (any ethnicity, 18+ years old) who appear to be aged 20s-60s to work to work as Uptown Bike Rider with Light Up Bike. You will receive a $25 bicycle bump for using your bicycle! Please send us a photo of your bicycle.

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: UPTOWN
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing
• 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!

Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola/
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3 months ago
Central Casting

Must be registered with Central Casting! LAST EPISODE OF LEVERAGE!

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans *** filming Thursday 3/25 ***

RATE: $100/10 hours + $25/2 COVID Test + $25/2 Fitting

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

COVID TESTING: COVID TESTING: Must pass COVID test(s) to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.

You must pass at least 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming. COVID Testing is in Metairie, LA ($25/2) on Tuesday 3/23 from 8 AM - 4 PM. You must test 48 hours max, prior to fitting or filming.

FITTING: Fitting will be in Gretna, LA ($25/2) on Wednesday 3/24 from 9 AM - 4 PM. Please note: If you take your COVID Test by 10 AM, you can fit anytime on Wednesday. If you take your COVID Test after 10 AM, you should fit 11 AM or later.

**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.

COURTHOUSE:
Mary is seeking: Men and Women (any ethnicity, 18+ years old) who appear to be aged 20s-60s to work to work as Courthouse: Lawyers, Baliffs, Security Guards, Clients, Stenographer, etc.

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: COURTHOUSE
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• CURRENT SIZES
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing
• 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!

Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.
Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at
www.centralcasting.com/nola/
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Profile Management

When you sign up with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage your availability, update your photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service platform. Our Casting Directors use your online profile to consider you for background acting, stand-in, double, and other types of roles.

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

Profile Management FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

You are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details. It’s important to write all your booking information down so you’re prepared when you head to set.

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

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

FAQs

  • What do I do if I’m going to be late or need to cancel?

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


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.


  • What does “checking your avail” and “first avail” mean?

    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.


  • How do I get my details?

    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.


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

    Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume you are no longer needed.


  • What is a rush call?

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


  • Why have I not been contacted for work in a while?

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


  • What can I do to help myself get booked?

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

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

Messaging

  • How do I submit for work?

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


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

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

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

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

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


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

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


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

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


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

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


  • How do I know you received my response?

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


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

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


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

    If you don’t hear back with an offer for work and 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.


  • What are my booking details?

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


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

    Your Details Blog will include information on how to get your call time changes.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean I’m officially booked?

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


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

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


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

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


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

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. Please call our main line at 504.684.2550.


  • Why was there a link in my message?

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


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

    No, the messages are only in English.


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

    Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1.800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.


  • Can I change my response?

    If your availability has changed after responding to a message, please call our office at 504.684.2550.


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

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


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

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


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

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

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

On Set

Once you have booked a background acting 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

Payroll

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

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

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

myEP

To change your address, view your pay history, compare paychecks, and more, log in or sign up with myEP. When signing up for the first time, please use the same email address you have on file with Central Casting. To learn more, watch the myEP video from Entertainment Partners.

FAQs

  • How soon after I work can I expect my paycheck?

    Payroll is processed as vouchers come in from production, which means you may receive checks out of work date order. You can learn more about your pay history by logging in to myEP.


  • Can I pick up my paycheck?

    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.


  • How long does it take for me to receive my check after it’s mailed?

    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.


  • Why do I sometimes receive my paychecks out of work date order?

    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.


  • What do I do if I think a check is missing?

    To inquire about a missing check, please contact payroll at 800.562.2718. Be sure to have the name of the project you worked on, the date you worked, and your voucher information. You can also check your pay history on myEP.

    To request a stop payment, fill out and follow the instructions on our Stop Pay/Reissue Form. A stop payment can be placed no sooner than one calendar week after the check has been mailed.


  • Do I need to write my Social Security number on my voucher each time I work?

    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.


  • What is the best way to contact the payroll department?

    For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718 and select option #3 when prompted. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PT.

    Payroll and casting are handled separately. Our Casting Directors do not have access to your pay information. Please contact payroll for paycheck related questions and be prepared with the name of the project you worked on, the date you worked, and your voucher information.


  • How do I sign up with myEP?

    To create an account, please go to my.EP.com and sign up using the same email address you have on file with Central Casting.

    Once you have created and logged in to your account, you will need to link myEP to your EP payroll profile. To do this, select the “update profile” option under “manage account” and click the “connect payroll profile” button. You will then be prompted to enter your Social Security number and verify your employment by providing net pay, check, or gross pay information.

    Now that your payment profile is linked, you will be able to change your address, view your pay history, and compare paychecks. Be sure to review your contact information to make sure everything is current.


  • How do I change my address with payroll?

    To change your address with payroll, please log in or sign up with myEP. If signing up for the first time, please use the email address you have on file with Central Casting.

    Don’t forget to also update your address with casting by logging in to your online profile.


  • How do I place a stop payment on a check?

    You can email or mail a stop payment request by filling out a Stop Pay/Reissue Form. A stop payment can be placed no sooner than one calendar week after the check has been mailed.


  • How long does it take to reissue a check after I request 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.


  • How do I request a work history?

    You can access your pay history by signing up or logging in to your myEP account. If you need records to join SAG-AFTRA, please call 818.955.6313. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.


  • How do I get my W-2?

    To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.


  • How can I submit an inquiry or correction to my tax form?

    To submit an inquiry or correction to your tax form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.


  • How can I verify my employment with Central Casting?

    For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Updates
(for signed up talent only)

We are closed for Updates, Talent Onboarding, and all other events due to COVID-19. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

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

FAQs

  • What are some examples of additional photos?
    • 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.)

  • How do I change my status from Non-Union to SAG-AFTRA?

    You can change your status during updates. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card and fill out a data change form.