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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, Call Time Change Box number, and a show name and passcode in order to access your Details Blog on our website. Check the Call Time Change Box often to ensure you show up to set on time.


Notices

Now Casting with our online self-service system

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

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Educational Resources for COVID-19 Testing

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Jennifer Bender featured on podcast: There to Here

  • Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender was recently interviewed on the CoLab INC Podcast: There to Here. This is an educational podcast where pros talk nuts and bolts, how they define success in the entertainment industry and how they got from there to here. Jennifer gives her perspective on the current climate of the industry relating to Background Actors. Watch or listen to the podcast.
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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 registered 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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3 days ago

Central Casting

CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Must be registered with Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in Gretna or Harahan, Louisiana - Monday, February 1 *AND* Tuesday, February 2nd *OR* Wednesday February 3rd ***

RATE: $100/10 hours + $40/2 COVID Test + $25/2 fitting

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

COVID TESTING ($40/2): You must pass 1 COVID test, prior to fitting or filming. COVID Testing is in Covington, LA between the hours of 7 AM - 3:45 PM (Monday - Saturday). You must test two days before you fit.

FITTING ($25/2): A fitting in Gretna is required between 8 AM - 4 PM, the business day before you work.

**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.

GOLFERS (2 days):
Mary is seeking people who appear to be 18-50s Males and Females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray Golf Members in a high end, exclusive golf club. Let us know in your email submission if you golf and if you have the clothing and equipment. You would work 2/1 & 2/2. We are also looking for people to work with their high end vehicle (Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover, etc) for a $50 bump. No bright white cars please.

GOLFERS (1 day):
Mary is seeking people who appear to be 18-50s Males and Females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray Golf Members in a high end, exclusive golf club. Let us know in your email submission if you golf and if you have the clothing and equipment. You would work 2/3. We are also looking for people to work with their high end vehicle (Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover, etc) for a $50 bump. No bright white cars please.

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 sizes and photo(s) of you and your car (if applicable)
• VEHICLE: Year, Make, Model, Color
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL/FITTING AVAIL: Date and time frame available
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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 weeks ago

Central Casting

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2 months ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans (Westbank), Louisiana - Friday, December 4th ***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING ($40/2): Wednesday 12/2 in Covington, LA. You can test anytime from 8 AM - 4 PM.

**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.

SET CREW MEMBERS:
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s Males and Females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as PAs, Camera Operators and Production Executives. This is a small scene and you must be able to provide your own casual and business casual attire. You must have not worked in the past month on this production.

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: 12/4 CREW
• CURRENT sizes and photo(s) of you
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL/FITTING AVAIL: Date and time frame available
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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 months ago

Central Casting

UPDATE: You can work both 12/2 and 12/3! Please let us know in the email if you are available for both days!

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana - Tuesday, December 2nd***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING ($25/2): Monday 11/30 between 5 AM - 6:15 AM in GRETNA, LA. You will receive $25 for your COVID testing day. You are testing early so your results can come back in time for your Tuesday 12/1 Fitting.

FITTING ($25/2): Tuesday 12/1 in Gretna, LA from 10 AM - 4 PM.

**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.

MANSION PARTY (Males):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s Males (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of a Mansion Party in the south of France. You must fit in the Costumes size restrictions: no larger than a 46 coat. This is imposed by Costumes, so they can loan you clothing, if needed.

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: 12/2 Mansion Party
• CURRENT sizes and photo(s) of you (in Garden Party attire preferred)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL/FITTING AVAIL: Date and time frame available
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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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UPDATE: You can work both 12/2 and 12/3! Please let us know in the email if you are available for both days!

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana - Tuesday, December 2nd***

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING ($25/2): Monday 11/30 between 5 AM - 6:15 AM in GRETNA, LA. You will receive $25 for your COVID testing day. You are testing early so your results can come back in time for your Tuesday 12/1 Fitting.

FITTING ($25/2): Tuesday 12/1 in Gretna, LA from 10 AM - 4 PM. 

**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.

MANSION PARTY (Males):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s Males (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of a Mansion Party in the south of France. You must fit in the Costumes size restrictions: no larger than a 46 coat. This is imposed by Costumes, so they can loan you clothing, if needed.

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: 12/2 Mansion Party
• CURRENT sizes and photo(s) of you (in Garden Party attire preferred)
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL/FITTING AVAIL: Date and time frame available
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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 months ago

Central Casting

PICTURE PICKED BODY GUARD ROLE

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

WORK DATE RANGE: Tuesday 12/1, Wednesday 12/2, Thursday 12/3, Friday 12/4, Monday 12/7 and Tuesday 12/8. There may be up to 5 days of work, within the date range. You should have flexible availability for multiple work dates.

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING: You must test twice, prior to working: Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24 OR Wednesday 11/25 in COVINGTON, LA or METAIRIE, LA. *AND* Monday 11/30 in COVINGTON, LA or METAIRIE, LA. You will receive $40 for testing in Covington and $25 to test in Metairie.

**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.

BODY GUARDS :
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s male (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Body Guards for High profile characters at a Mansion Party scene. This is picture picked by the director! Costumes will provide your clothing so you must fit the sizes available: 30-36 waist and 38-44 coat. You will be asked to bring black shoes. Please include in the email, the work day(s) you are available for.

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: GUARD
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and current sizes
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing (3-4 days prior to work date)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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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PICTURE PICKED BODY GUARD ROLE 

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

WORK DATE RANGE: Tuesday 12/1, Wednesday 12/2, Thursday 12/3, Friday 12/4, Monday 12/7 and Tuesday 12/8. There may be up to 5 days of work, within the date range. You should have flexible availability for multiple work dates.

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING: You must test twice, prior to working: Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24 OR Wednesday 11/25 in COVINGTON, LA or METAIRIE, LA. *AND* Monday 11/30 in COVINGTON, LA or METAIRIE, LA. You will receive $40 for testing in Covington and $25 to test in Metairie.

**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.

BODY GUARDS :
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s male (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as Body Guards for High profile characters at a Mansion Party scene. This is picture picked by the director! Costumes will provide your clothing so you must fit the sizes available: 30-36 waist and 38-44 coat. You will be asked to bring black shoes. Please include in the email, the work day(s) you are available for.

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: GUARD
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and current sizes
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing (3-4 days prior to work date)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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 months ago

Central Casting

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

WORK DATE RANGE: Tuesday 12/1, Wednesday 12/2, Thursday 12/3 and Friday 12/4. There may be up to 3 days of work, within the date range. The main filming date is 12/2.

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING: Tuesday 11/24 OR Wednesday 11/25 *AND* Monday 11/30 in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your COVID testing 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.

MANSION PARTY :
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of a Mansion Party in the south of France. You must be able to provide your own clothing, please view the inspiration photos. Please include in the email, the work day(s) you are available for.

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: Mansion Party Goer
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in Garden Party attire
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing (3-4 days prior to work date)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

WORK DATE RANGE: Tuesday 12/1, Wednesday 12/2, Thursday 12/3 and Friday 12/4. There may be up to 3 days of work, within the date range. The main filming date is 12/2.

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING: Tuesday 11/24 OR Wednesday 11/25 *AND* Monday 11/30 in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your COVID testing 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.

MANSION PARTY :
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of a Mansion Party in the south of France. You must be able to provide your own clothing, please view the inspiration photos. Please include in the email, the work day(s) you are available for.

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: Mansion Party Goer
• CURRENT photo(s) of you in Garden Party attire
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing (3-4 days prior to work date)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

3 months ago

Central Casting

Central Casting's Toni Avalos explains and gives tips for the new Online Self-Service System now available in Georgia & Louisiana. Coming soon to California & New York.

For more info go to:
www.centralcasting.com/profile-management/
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3 months ago

Central Casting

CAN YOU RUSH TEST IN COVINGTON TODAY BY 4:15 PM?

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans (Algiers), Louisiana - Wednesday 10/28 ***

RATE: $100/10 hours + $25 for fitting + $40 for COVID Test

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

1970s Club Goer:
Seeking MEN (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) with 1970s looks for a flashback scene in a 1976 London Club!

Due to vintage clothing restrictions and the sizes that production has available for you, you must fit in these sizes: MEN: Shirt 14.5 - 17 neck, Pant 28 - 36 waist, Jacket 38 - 44. WOMEN: Shirt XS - L, Dress 0 - 8, Jeans 24 - 30 or 0 - 8 and Bra nothing larger than a D cup.

Fitting REQUIRED Monday 10/26 or Tuesday 10/27 in Gretna, LA.

COVID TEST DATES: FRIDAY 10/23 - Testing in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your Covington testing.

You must test 2-4 days 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.

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: RUSH TEST 10/23
• CURRENT photo(s) of yourself
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST/FIT AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing and/or fitting.
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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

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

RATE: $100/10 hours

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

COVID TESTING: You MUST test 3-4 days prior to your work date. Monday through Friday testing in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your COVID testing 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.

SPECIALTY ACTS (T-11/3 AND W-11/4):
Seeking people who have UNIQUE talents to showcase (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as renaissance fair attractions. Please list your specific skill, experience, and submit photos/videos (if you already have available).
TBD RATE!

FAIR GOERS (T-11/3, W-11/4, AND Th-11/5):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-40s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attendees of a renaissance fair, in costume.
** Th-11/5 BG must be NEW FACES.

FAIR EMPLOYEES (T-11/3 AND W-11/4 *OR* Th-11/5):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-40s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as employees at a renaissance fair.
** Th-11/5 BG must be NEW FACES.

BICYCLISTS (W-11/4):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-50s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as park cyclists. You must be able to bring your bicycle to set! $15 bump!

CARD PLAYERS (Th-11/5):
Seeking people who appear to be 18-25 (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as players in a high stakes card game.

CORPORATE EMPLOYEES (F-11/6 AND M-11/9):
Seeking people who appear to be 20s-30s (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as attractive corporate employees.

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: Specific Filming Category
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing (3-4 days prior to work date)
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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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Our Casting Directors are sending out texts and email messages with questions and checking your availability. Watch this video explaining the new messaging system. For more info on using our new online self-service system, go to www.centralcasting.com/profile-management/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Central Casting

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana - Monday 10/26 ***

RATE: $100/10 hours + $25 for vehicle (if applicable) + $40 for COVID Test

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

Lawyers:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray Lawyers going into a Courthouse. This is scene is modern day. You must have business attire!

Clients:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to portray Lawyers Clients going into a Courthouse for their hearing. If you have a vehicle you wouldn't mind driving in the scene, we can book you with it. No Bright red or white vehicles. We are able to use a range of cars: from OK condition to great condition! This is scene is modern day.

COVID TEST DATES: Wednesday 10/21 or Thursday 10/22 - Testing in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your Covington testing. You must test 3-4 days 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.

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: filming category listed
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST/FIT AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing and/or fitting.
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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

1980's CARS NEEDED!

*** LEVERAGE 2.0 - Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana - Monday 10/26 ***

RATE: $175/12 hours (car only) + $25 for fitting + $40 for COVID Test

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

1985 Drivers with Cars:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) with older vehicles (1970's - 1985) for a 1980's scene. Cars must be in great condition, since the scene is set in 1985. If the car year is slightly newer than 1985, but the car body looks the same, please submit! Please submit YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR of vehicle! If you work with your car, you will get an additional $50.

Due to vintage clothing restrictions and the sizes that production has available for you, you must fit in these sizes: MEN: Shirt 14.5 - 17 neck, Pant 28 - 36 waist, Jacket 38 - 44. WOMEN: Shirt XS - L, Dress 0 - 8, Jeans 24 - 30 or 0 - 8 and Bra nothing larger than a D cup.

Fitting REQUIRED 10/22 in Gretna, LA. PLEASE SUBMIT IN CHARACTER, if you have period appropriate attire!

COVID TEST DATES: Tuesday 10/20 or Wednesday 10/21 - Testing in COVINGTON, LA. You will receive $40 for your Covington testing. You must test 3-4 days 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.

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: filming category listed
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST/FIT AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing and/or fitting.
• 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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*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard, Louisiana - Thursday 11/5 ***

RATE: $106/10 hours + $26.75 for fitting + $100 per COVID Test

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

2011 Cafe Patrons:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work a scene set in a small town cafe in 2011.

2011 Waiter:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to work as a Waiter for a small town cafe in 2011. Waiter experience required.

2011 Vehicles:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) to drive their cars, trucks and vans. Vehicles should be 2011 and older. Please keep in mind that cars should be in great condition, since this scene is set in 2011. Please submit photo of vehicle, including MAKE/MODEL/YEAR/COLOR. No bright white or bright red vehicles.

Fitting REQUIRED Monday 10/26 or Tuesday 10/27 in Chalmette, LA.

COVID TEST DATES (mid nasal): Thursday 10/22 or Friday 10/23 - Testing in CHALMETTE, LA. You must test 2-4 days prior to fitting or filming! You will also take 2 more COVID tests on Friday 10/30 and Monday 11/2. COVID Tests are drive thru.

**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: SPRINGS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: filming category listed
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST/FIT AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing and/or fitting.
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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

*** SULPHUR SPRINGS - Filming in St. Bernard, Louisiana - Monday 11/2 ***

RATE: $106/10 hours + $26.75 for fitting + $100 per COVID Test

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

1962 Hotel Staff:
Seeking males and females (18+, any portrayable ethnicity) with a 1960s look for a 1960's scene. Men: Must be clean shaven and OK receiving a 1960's style hair cut ($15 hair cut bump).

1962 Hotel Guests:
Seeking people who can portray Caucasian (18+years old) to work as Hotel Guests in a small town. We are also looking for females who can portray teenagers to hula hoop in the scene! Men: Must be clean shaven and OK receiving a 1960's style hair cut ($15 hair cut bump).

Due to vintage clothing restrictions and the sizes that production has available for you, you must fit in these sizes: Women's sizes 0-4, Kids sizes: 5/6-7/8-10/12, and Men sizes (max): 30-34 waist and up to 44r jacket.

Fitting REQUIRED Friday 10/23 in Chalmette, LA. PLEASE SUBMIT IN CHARACTER, if you have period appropriate attire!

COVID TEST DATES (mid nasal): Wednesday 10/21 - Testing in CHALMETTE, LA. You must test 2-4 days prior to fitting or filming! You will also take 2 more COVID tests on Wednesday 10/28 and Friday 10/30. COVID Tests are drive thru.

**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: SPRINGS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
• SUBJECT LINE: filming category listed
• CURRENT photo(s) of you and your vehicle (if applicable).
• LEGAL NAME
• PHONE NUMBER
• TEST/FIT AVAIL: Date and time frame available for testing and/or fitting.
• SET/TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Are you okay with these requirements?

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

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

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 register 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 system. 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 system, 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.

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 Casting Director 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 system. 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 system, 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 system.
    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 system. 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 system.

  • 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?

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


  • 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 system. 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 system. 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 system. 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 registered 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 register 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.

Re-Registration and Updates

We are closed for Re-Registration and Updates and all other events due to COVID-19. You can update your information and add photos by logging in to your online profile.

Once registered 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.