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Work Step 1

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

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If you fit the description

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

Work Step 3

If you get the job

The Casting Director will give you your booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category, and a show name with a passcode to access your details at the link below.

My Details

Still have not been booked?

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

 

Notices

Walk-In Registration Week

  • Apr 15, 17, and 18: It’s walk-in registration week! Want to register with Central Casting Louisiana? Just complete our online registration process then visit our office anytime between 10am-4pm with your required I-9 documentation to fill out paperwork and get your photo taken for our casting system.

Central Casting University

  • Apr 22: The Stand-In – Speaker: Adam Hochfeld at 10am. Reserve now.

Closed for Registration

  • Apr 19: Our offices will be closed for registration on Friday, April 19. We will resume normal registration hours on Monday, April 22.
  • Apr 25: Our office will close for registration at 12pm.

Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit our New Orleans office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

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Job Posts

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10 hours ago

Central Casting

*** "THE PHOTOGRAPH" ***
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA - Wednesday 5/1

FISHERMAN: Currently taking submissions for men (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) who appear to be 20s-early 50s, to work as 1980s commercial fisherman!
You MUST be able to attend a fitting on 4/24 OR 4/25 in Harahan, LA!

To submit, please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use your specific category in the subject line.

Rate: $94/10 + $23.50 fitting

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

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting! Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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10 hours ago

Central Casting

*** "THE PHOTOGRAPH" ***
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA - Tuesday 4/30

PARLOR: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) who appear to be 30s-60s, to work as patrons of a 1980s jazz parlor!
You MUST be able to attend a fitting on 4/24 OR 4/25 in Harahan, LA!

WORKING GIRLS: Currently taking submissions for women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) who appear to be 20s-40s, to work as 1980s "working girls".
You MUST be able to attend a fitting on 4/24 OR 4/25 in Harahan, LA!

To submit, please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use your specific category in the subject line.

Rate: $94/10 + $23.50 fitting

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

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting! Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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11 hours ago

Central Casting

*** "THE PHOTOGRAPH" ***
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA - Friday 4/26

BAR PATRONS: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) who appear to be 30s-60s, to work as patrons of a small bar!

To submit, please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use "Bar Patron" in the subject line.

Rate: $94/10

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

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting! Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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1 day ago

Central Casting

Reservations are now open for our Stand-In class on Monday, April 22 with Central Casting Vice President Adam Hochfeld!

*Reservations only available for those registered with Central Casting and eligible to work. Must have a reservation to attend. You can reserve your spot here:

www.centralcasting.com/nola/ccu201/
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Reservations are now open for our Stand-In class on Monday, April 22 with Central Casting Vice President Adam Hochfeld!

*Reservations only available for those registered with Central Casting and eligible to work. Must have a reservation to attend. You can reserve your spot here:

https://www.centralcasting.com/nola/ccu201/

1 day ago

Central Casting

*** "THE PHOTOGRAPH" ***
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA - Monday 4/29

BUS STATION: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) to work as bus riders in a 1980s bus station scene!
You MUST be able to attend a fitting on 4/24 OR 4/25 in Harahan, LA!

To submit, please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Note the date you are available for a fitting!
• Please use "Bus Station" in the subject line.

Rate: $94/10 + $23.50 fitting

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

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting! Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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1 day ago

Central Casting

*** "THE PHOTOGRAPH" ***
Filming in Greater New Orleans, LA - Monday 4/29 OR Tuesday 4/30

1980s Cars: Currently taking submissions for men and women (18+, any portrayble ethnicity) with cars from the early 1980s to work as background with cars for a bus station scene!
You MUST include photo + YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of your car!

To submit, please email the following to Commercial@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and your car!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• List YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of your car!
• Note the date you are available to work with your car!
• Please use "1980s Car" in the subject line.

Rate: $94/10 + $50 car bump

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

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED with Central Casting! Please see registration details here: www.centralcasting.com/nola/register/
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*FILTHY RICH*
STAND IN NEEDED!
Work: Tomorrow- Tues 3/26
Loc: Vacherie, LA
Rate: $150/12

MALE STAND IN: Looking for a male who portrays Caucasian or Hispanic, with Brown or Black hair (short hair preferred!). HEIGHT 5'8 - 5'10. Must have all day availability for filming tomorrow in VACHERIE.

If you fit this description, please send your name, number, height, weight, sizes & CURRENT photo to:

RICH@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: "MALE SI"

Thanks!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

***The Hunt***

Work: Thursday 3.28
Rate: $150/12
Location: New Orleans, LA

Hand Photo Double: Male who portrays Caucasian and appears ages late 30's- late 40's.

If this is you please submit a clear photo(s) of you and your hands, your name, your number and sizes to AVAILNOLA@centralcasting.com

Please put "HAND DOUBLE" in the subject line.
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | The Hunt***
Work: MON 3/25
Rate: $94/10
Location: New Orleans, LA
**Must be available to head to set ASAP. Please note your earliest possible ETA to New Orleans.

REFUGEES: Male and Female, age range 18 and older. Must have wardrobe that is a little ragged and worn.

If this is you, please submit an email to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use subject line: "REFUGEE RUSH". Thanks!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

STILL LOOKING FOR WORK TOMORROW MONDAY 3/25!!

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

deputy@centralcasting.com

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

This will be working in the New Orleans area, tomorrow Monday March 25th!

You do not need to be registered with Central Casting and we would love to book you with your family members an/or friends as well.

Submit a current picture of yourself and your contact info to: deputy@centralcasting.comStill seeking men, women and children to be paid background actors that can portray Middle Eastern, Indian or Pakistani refugees for the feature film, "The Hunt".

This will be working in the New Orleans area on March 25th and anyone selected will also need to attend a quick fitting in Metairie between March 11th-14th.

You do not need to be registered with Central Casting and we would love to book you with your family members an/or friends as well.

Submit a current picture of yourself and your contact info to: Hunt@centralcasting.com
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STILL LOOKING FOR WORK TOMORROW MONDAY 3/25!!

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

deputy@centralcasting.com

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

This will be working in the New Orleans area, tomorrow Monday March 25th!

You do not need to be registered with Central Casting and we would love to book you with your family members an/or friends as well.

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

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL | Filthy Rich***
Work: FRIDAY 3/22
Rate: $94/10
Location: New Orleans, LA
**Please note your earliest possible ETA to New Orleans East - Read Blvd. area.

CHURCH GOERS: Male and Female, age range 20's and up w/ upscale church attire.

**Please note: If you are not registered with Central Casting, please give our office a call @ 504-684-2550 to discuss the proper ID needed to complete the I-9 paperwork.

If this is you, please submit an email to AvailNOLA@CentralCasting.com. Include your name, phone number and recent photo(s). Please use subject line: "CHURCH GOER RUSH". Thanks!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

***"The Hunt ***
RUSH CALL
Call Time: 8:00AM

MILITARY SECRETARIES: Looking for WOMEN over 18. Must be able to portray Caucasian ethnicity. Must be able to portray 20's-30's age range.

If this is you, please submit an e-mail to availnola@centralcasting.com with your current photos, sizes, and contact information. Please indicate the earliest time you will be able to arrive. Thank you!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*FILTHY RICH*
Now Casting for Kids! See below for specifics
Work: Monday 3/25
Loc: New Orleans East
Rate: $94

Little Boy: Looking for a boy around the age of 3 (THREE) who portrays Caucasian with dark, BROWN or BLACK hair.

Little Girl: Looking for a girl around the age of 8 who portrays Caucasian with RED hair.

To submit, please send:
1. Parent's Name + Number
2. Child's Name + DOB
3. Current photos of child

Send to: RICH@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: "MONDAY KID"

Thanks!
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1 month ago

Central Casting

*** "Filthy Rich" ***
Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 3/21

Rate: $94/10

Not registered yet? We are looking for NEW FACES!

MANSION - 3/21: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-60s (18+, any ethnicity) to work as guests at an upscale mansion party for the main character!

If you are NOT registered, but would like to work, please use the following link to submit: www.centralcasting.com/submit/upscale/

We are looking for NEW FACES!

*PHOTO SUBMISSION RULES:
1). You should be the only one in the photo.
2). Please face the camera.
3). Only clear and well-lit photos will be considered.
4). Absolutely NO filters!
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*** Filthy Rich  ***
Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 3/21

Rate: $94/10

Not registered yet? We are looking for NEW FACES!

MANSION - 3/21: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-60s (18+, any ethnicity) to work as guests at an upscale mansion party for the main character!

If you are NOT registered, but would like to work, please use the following link to submit: https://www.centralcasting.com/submit/upscale/ 

We are looking for NEW FACES!

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

1 month ago

Central Casting

*** "Queen of the South" Season 4 ***
Filming in New Orleans, LA - Friday 3/15

HAND DOUBLE - 3/15 (4:30 PM): Currently taking submissions for man who appears to be 20s-40s Hispanic/Latinx (18+, any ethnicity) with slender fingers to work as hand double!

To submit, please email the following to Queen@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself and BOTH of your hands!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Ring sizes!
• Please use your specific category in the subject line.

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

Central Casting

*** "Filthy Rich" Season 4 ***
Filming in New Orleans, LA - Monday 3/18

Rate: $94/10

We are looking for NEW FACES!

HOTEL - 3/18: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-60s (18+, any ethnicity) to work as hotel guests at an upscale hotel! MUST bring your own luggage! $5 luggage bump!

PRESS - 3/18: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-50s (18+, any ethnicity) to work as members of the press at an upscale hotel!

To submit, please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use your specific category in the subject line.

We are looking for NEW FACES!

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

Central Casting

*** "Filthy Rich" Season 4 ***
Filming in New Orleans, LA - Thursday 3/21

Rate: $94/10

We are looking for NEW FACES!

MANSION - 3/21: Currently taking submissions for men and women who appear to be 20s-60s (18+, any ethnicity) to work as guests at an upscale mansion party for the main character!

To submit, please email the following to Rich@CentralCasting.com :
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself!
• Name and phone number
• Height, weight, and measurements
• Notate tattoos!
• Please use "MANSION" in the subject line.

We are looking for NEW FACES!

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

Central Casting

TUESDAY, 3/12 - AFTER HOURS AVAILABILITY LIST!

The After Hours Availability List is a resource Casting Directors use when additional roles open up overnight, when making replacements, and when filling rush calls.

If you choose to submit your name to the After Hours Availability List, it means you are free to work without restrictions the entire day the following day. Without restrictions means that there are no possible conflicts that would prevent you from working during any time that day.

Shows:

Filthy Rich: COUNTRY CLUB LADIES: (18+, any ethnicity)
5:00 call time, Kenner, LA

Queen of the South: BODYGUARDS (18+, appear to be Hispanic or Latinx)
9:00 AM call time, New Orleans East

Queen of the South: TOURISTS (18+, any ethnicity)
11:00 AM call time, New Orleans (City Park)

For the Louisiana backup list, please click the link below between the hours of 7PM - 11PM CST and submit.

www.centralcasting.com/nola/avail/
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1 month ago

Central Casting

*** Now Casting Talk Show Audience for FOX TV Pilot, Filthy Rich ***

We are seeking energetic adults that appear to be in theri 30's-80's for filming on Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th in Chalmette. You do not have to be available both days.

Rate is $94/10.

You may submit by completing the submission form at

www.centralcasting.com/submit/talkshow
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*** Now Casting Talk Show Audience for FOX TV Pilot, Filthy Rich ***

We are seeking energetic adults that appear to be in theri 30s-80s for filming on Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th in Chalmette. You do not have to be available both days.

Rate is $94/10.

You may submit by completing the submission form at 

www.centralcasting.com/submit/talkshow
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Calendar

Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting Louisiana office.

April 2019

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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Open Registration
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • Central Casting University "The Stand-In"
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Closed for Registration
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Minors Only Registration
 

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 two years to be able to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

If you are not sure if you’ve registered with us before, please call the office at 504.684.2550. Need to register? Visit our Register page to begin the online registration process.

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

Reserve Now

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

Once you receive your work details, you’re officially booked.

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

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

FAQs

Call 504-684-2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
The Casting Director will give you your booking information. Be sure to write this information down. Certain shows or Casting Directors may provide additional information via email or a wardrobe blog. Please review all provided information to ensure you are ready for work when you arrive to set.
Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume you are no longer needed.
Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.
You can submit to us between 7pm-1am to have your name placed on the After Hours Availability List for when additional roles open up or for replacements made overnight.
 

SMS Texting

Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.
All messages from Central Casting will be personalized with your name (as it appears in our system), reference the project name, and all replies will appear in the same thread.
Central Casting is now using SMS text messages to check availability, ask questions related to the call or booking and/or provide preliminary details. The message format may look like this:

Example SMS message
Our Casting Directors will review the responses and then reach out to any Background Actor selected to be booked. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. As always, you know you are booked when you receive your details.
When a Casting Director asks if you are available without time restrictions, they want to know if you are available to work the whole day, even if the location or time were to change. For example, if you know you are not available between 1-2pm, you would answer: No.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when you are available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books you for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you’re not double booked for the same day.
When we receive your message, we send you a quick confirmation text message, like the following:
  • “(Your Name), Your “YES” response has been received. Thank you. Remember, you are not booked unless you receive your details.”
  • “(Your Name), Your “NO” response has been received. Thank you.”
  • “(Your Name), Please respond only Yes or No.”
  • “(Your Name), Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions for this role.”
If you didn’t receive a confirmation response, please send your response again. Please note: the system is engineered to only accept a YES or NO response.
If you don’t hear back from a Casting Director with booking details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.
Yes, simply reply to the original message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation with a Casting Director, you will only be able to change your response to the most recent message. Please note: after you have received your details and are booked, you must follow the appropriate procedure if you need to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If you are booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your details may be provided to you via SMS text message, your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions may still be available as part of an info tape, wardrobe blog, or email from the Casting Director. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you when you arrive to set.
You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
Thank you for your response. Sending a “Yes” response tells the Casting Directors that you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee that you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.
Please send your response again.
Central Casting will use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific project, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
In order for our system to read your response and provide it to the Casting Directors, we need to limit the text to only Yes or No.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
Not all carriers and phone service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint for example, may split long messages. Unfortunately, when this happens, there is no guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.
No, the messages are only in English.
Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

On Set

Once you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

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

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

FAQs

You must bring two of these three documents with you to set:
  1. A Valid Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID Card
  2. A current Louisiana Voter Registration Card
  3. A copy of last year’s Federal and/or Louisiana personal income tax return
It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your work information call 504-684-2550.
Call 504-684-2550. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
When you get booked for your job, ask the Casting Director how to get your call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Roles change from set to set, but often a Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PT.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

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

If you are not sure if you’ve registered with us before, please call the office at 504.684.2550. Need to register? Visit our Register page to begin the online registration process.

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

FAQs

A digital photo of you can be taken in our office when you come to update your profile. If you would like additional photos added to your profile, bring the photos to an update session. Only hard copies of photos will be accepted. We cannot accept discs, CDs, or memory sticks. Photos submitted will not be returned.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during the update times. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during the update times.

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