how to get work

Louisiana Background Actors, bookmark this page
for everything you need to book movie and TV jobs.

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1.

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.


2.

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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3.

If you get the job

The Casting Director will send you a details message with your booking information. Any call time changes will be sent to you via our messaging platform. Be sure to check for call time changes before you go to bed, when you wake up, and before you leave for set to ensure you arrive to work on time.

If your production is using SmartVoucher, be sure to approve your voucher before leaving set so you can raise any queries with production.


Notices

Update sizes in your online profile

  • Has it been a while since you updated your sizes? Have you not yet populated sizes in your online profile? Casting Directors often use these measurements when booking their shows. If you don’t have your sizes or have inaccurate measurements in your profile, you may be missing out on job opportunities. Learn more.

Central Casting’s new text message number – it’s shorter and always the same!

  • Text messages from Central Casting will be sent from a new number. It’s shorter – only 5 digits, and it’s always the same 5-digit number. You can be assured that all messages you receive from this number are from us here at Central Casting. We know some of our Background Actors had some difficulty receiving text messages, this new number will help ensure all messages are delivered.

    To respond to availability inquiries, you still must click the provided link or log in to your online profile. And of course if you’re going to be late or need to cancel, you must call your Central Casting office. This new text number does not accept replies.

COVID-19 booster requirement effective March 15, 2022

  • Updates to the Return to Work Agreement regarding productions with a mandatory vaccination policy for Zone A. For details, see the Return to Work Agreement page.

Update to online profile regarding vaccination status

  • In your online profile, you now have the option to specify if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are seeking religious/medical exemption. Log in to your profile, open the “Key Information” tab, and scroll to the “COVID-19 vaccination question” to update. You can learn more on our Return to Work Agreement page.

Direct Deposit for Background Actors

  • Central Casting is excited to announce a direct deposit payment option for Background Actors! If you’d like to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting provides casting services and Entertainment Partners handles payroll. Learn More.

Introducing SmartVoucher

  • Central Casting is excited to announce SmartVoucher, our new digital voucher platform. In order to use SmartVoucher, you will need to claim your online profile if you haven’t already. You can find more information on SmartVoucher on the Talent page. Learn more.

Tech support chat

  • Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

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

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  • Articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
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16 hours ago

**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: Thu Feb 9, 2023 [Fitting], Mon Feb 13, 2023 [Filming], Tue Feb 14, 2023 [Filming] and Wed Feb 15, 2023 [Filming] *3 DAY CALL*
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH DARK BROWN HAIR, and around 3'10- 4'0 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below.

Sizes: Height: 3'10- 4'0 Weight 55 lbs, Shirt: 6t, Pants: 6t Shoe: 12.5 (MUST HAVE SIMILAR SIZES)

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GARRETT
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: Thu Feb 9, 2023 [Fitting], Mon Feb 13, 2023 [Filming], Tue Feb 14, 2023 [Filming] and Wed Feb 15, 2023 [Filming] *3 DAY CALL*     
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH DARK BROWN HAIR, and around 310- 40 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. 

Sizes:  Height:  310- 40 Weight 55 lbs, Shirt: 6t, Pants: 6t Shoe: 12.5 (MUST HAVE SIMILAR SIZES) 

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GARRETT
Thanks!
17 hours ago

NOW CASTING 1976s-1986 VEHICLES - (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS) *3 DAY CALL - MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DATES*

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
Project: BAD CUPCAKE
Dates: Thu Feb 9, 2023 [Fitting], Mon Feb 13, 2023 [Filming], Tue Feb 14, 2023 [Filming] and Wed Feb 15, 2023 [Filming] *3 DAY CALL*
Location: Greater New Orleans area
Rate: $110/10; $100 Car Bump
Other information: Needing older cars from 1976s-1986. No red, white, or black cars.
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If you are available for ALL listed dates, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1970s-80s car
5. Your Car's Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1970s-80s CAR
Thank You!
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NOW CASTING 1976s-1986 VEHICLES - (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS) *3 DAY CALL - MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DATES*

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
Project: BAD CUPCAKE 
Dates:  Thu Feb 9, 2023 [Fitting], Mon Feb 13, 2023 [Filming], Tue Feb 14, 2023 [Filming] and Wed Feb 15, 2023 [Filming] *3 DAY CALL*                
Location: Greater New Orleans area
Rate: $110/10; $100 Car Bump
Other information: Needing older cars from 1976s-1986. No red, white, or black cars. 
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If you are available for ALL listed dates, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name 
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1970s-80s car 
5. Your Cars Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1970s-80s CAR
Thank You!

**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW PHOTO DOUBLE FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: This role will be needed for filming almost everyday Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd.

RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a PHOTO DOUBLE (MINORS AND +18 FEMALES) that can portray Caucasian.

Sizes: Height: 4'6-4'9, kid size 8/10, size 2 shoe with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. No visible tattoos.

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Abby Photo Double
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW PHOTO DOUBLE FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: This role will be needed for filming almost everyday Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd. 

RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a PHOTO DOUBLE (MINORS AND +18 FEMALES) that can portray Caucasian.

Sizes: Height: 46-49, kid size 8/10, size 2 shoe with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. No visible tattoos. 

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Abby Photo Double
Thanks!

**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: START WORK MONDAY FEB 6TH
This role will be needed for filming almost every day Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd. MUST HAVE A FLEXIBILE SCHEDULE
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a BLONDE FEMALE STAND IN that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH BLONDE HAIR, and around 5'7- 5'9 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below.

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?

Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: VANESSA STAND IN
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**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: START WORK MONDAY FEB 6TH
This role will be needed for filming almost every day Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd. MUST HAVE A FLEXIBILE SCHEDULE
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a BLONDE FEMALE STAND IN that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH BLONDE HAIR, and around 57- 59 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. 

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name 
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?

Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: VANESSA STAND IN

BAD CUPCAKE

NOW CASTING Background to work with their vehicles!
(NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)

1990s Vehicles Needed Feb. 1st!
Films in New Orleans

1970s - 1980s Vehicles Needed Feb. 23rd!
Location TBD

Rate: $110/10; $25 Car Bump

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****

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FOR 1990s CARS
If you are available for Feb.1st, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1990s car
5. Your Car's Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1990s CAR

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FOR LATE 1970s to 1980s Vehicles
If you are available for Feb. 23rd, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your car
5. Your Car's Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1970s - 1980s CAR

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TO SIGN UP with us to work on all of our shows, make an Onboarding Appointment on our website and follow the instructions in your Email Confirmation.

Appointment Reservation Page for ADULTS: www.centralcasting.com/nola/sign-up/
The calendar will only show what's available within three days. Keep checking back if you don't see any openings.

Onboarding is by appointment only, at our downtown office.

Thank You!
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BAD CUPCAKE

NOW CASTING Background to work with their vehicles!
(NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)

1990s Vehicles Needed Feb. 1st! 
Films in New Orleans

1970s - 1980s Vehicles Needed Feb. 23rd!
Location TBD

Rate: $110/10; $25 Car Bump

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****

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FOR 1990s CARS
If you are available for Feb.1st, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name 
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1990s car 
5. Your Cars Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1990s CAR

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FOR LATE 1970s to 1980s Vehicles
If you are available for Feb. 23rd, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name 
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your car 
5. Your Cars Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1970s - 1980s CAR

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TO SIGN UP with us to work on all of our shows, make an Onboarding Appointment on our website and follow the instructions in your Email Confirmation. 

Appointment Reservation Page for ADULTS: https://www.centralcasting.com/nola/sign-up/
The calendar will only show whats available within three days. Keep checking back if you dont see any openings.

Onboarding is by appointment only, at our downtown office.

Thank You!

**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH DARK BROWN HAIR, and around 3'10- 4'0 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below.
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GARRETT
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST 
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH DARK BROWN HAIR, and around 310- 40 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. 
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GARRETT
Thanks!

**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a FEMALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH BLONDE HAIR, and around 3'9- 3'11 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below.
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GHOST KID #5
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST 
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a FEMALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray CAUCASIAN WITH BLONDE HAIR, and around 39- 311 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. 
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GHOST KID #5
Thanks!

**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray AFRICAN AMERICAN, and around 5'0 - 5'2 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below.

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GHOST KID #3
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING ***MINOR*** STAND IN FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***
NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!

*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: WORK TUESDAY JAN 31ST 
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a MALE STAND IN (MINORS) that can portray AFRICAN AMERICAN, and around 50 - 52 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. 

You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 
Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: GHOST KID #3
Thanks!

**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW PHOTO DOUBLE FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: This role will be needed for filming almost everyday Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd. (You will also have a fitting with costumes January 31st)
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a PHOTO DOUBLE (MINORS AND +18 FEMALES) that can portray Caucasian, and is around 4'4-4'7 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. No visible tattoos.
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB.

Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Abby Photo Double
Thanks!
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**NOW CASTING RUN OF SHOW PHOTO DOUBLE FOR NEW FILM: BAD CUPCAKE***

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****
DATES: This role will be needed for filming almost everyday Monday - Friday February 1st - April 3rd. (You will also have a fitting with costumes January 31st)
RATE - $143/10 for Filming
____________________________________________________________________
Need a PHOTO DOUBLE (MINORS AND +18 FEMALES) that can portray Caucasian, and is around 44-47 in height, with the same matching skin tone, and hair color, and look as the Actor in the photo below. No visible tattoos. 
You do NOT need to be registered with Central Casting to submit.
*To submit, please send:
1. Full Name + Date of Birth
2. Contact info (Phone Number & Email)
3. Current Photos (full body photo preferred) and please also include current height, weight, and sizes.  
4. Are you currently registered with central casting?
5. Are you fully available to work fulltime from February through April? Do you have any conflicts?
6. Are you a minor? If you are a minor what is your DOB. 

Send to: Red@centralcasting.com
Subject Line: Abby Photo Double
Thanks!

NOW CASTING 1990s VEHICLES - (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****

Project: BAD CUPCAKE
Dates: WORK [WEDNESDAY February 1st]
Location: Greater New Orleans area
Rate: $110/10; $25 Car Bump
Other information: Needing older cars from 1990-1999. No red, white, or black cars.
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If you are available for ALL listed dates, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1990s car
5. Your Car's Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
SUBJECT LINE: 1990s CAR
Thank You!
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NOW CASTING 1990s VEHICLES - (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)

NO VAX REQUIRED AND NO PRE EMPLOYMENT TESTING!!!
*** There is no Pre Employment testing for this show. Covid Testing will take place 30 minutes before Call Time on your day of filming. ****

Project: BAD CUPCAKE 
Dates: WORK [WEDNESDAY February 1st]
Location: Greater New Orleans area
Rate: $110/10; $25 Car Bump
Other information: Needing older cars from 1990-1999. No red, white, or black cars. 
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If you are available for ALL listed dates, please email the following info ASAP:
1. Name 
2. Phone number & Email
3. Your availability for the dates listed
4. Current Photos of you and current photos of your 1990s car 
5. Your Cars Color, Year, Make, and Model (NO RED, WHITE, OR BLACK CARS)
6. Your Current Sizes- height, weight, clothing sizes
SEND IT TO: RED@centralcasting.com
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Profile Management

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

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

Profile Management FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Casting Directors use multiple tools to book Background Actors, including seeking submissions on our Jobs page and sending availability messages through our messaging platform.

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

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

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 availability” mean?

    “Checking your availability” means that a Casting Director is preparing the look for a show for a future date and is checking if you are available to work that day. When Central Casting checks your availability, we are not offering or guaranteeing work, we are only asking if you can work without time restrictions on a specific date or date range. “Without time restrictions” means that there are no possible conflicts that would prevent you from working that day. When preparing for and booking their shows, Casting Directors may not know call times until they get additional information from production and those call times often change through the night and early morning. That’s why you need to have all day availability when responding as avail to these messages.


  • What does “first avail” mean?

    “First avail” means that you have confirmed your availability, but the Casting Director cannot book you right away. You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details. So when you are on first avail, you are not officially booked and are still able to look for other work. If you are offered another job or put on first avail for another job, please call the initial Casting Director you are on first avail for before accepting the offer; your first avail show may choose to hire you first. Also, if your availability changes while on first avail, please call our office as soon as possible to let us know you are no longer available to work.


  • How do I get my details?

    The Casting Director will give you your booking information, which usually comes as a details message. In some cases, you may receive details over the phone. Be sure to write down the project name, call time, call location, your role, the name of the Casting Director who booked you, and any other information you’re given.


  • Where can I find the dates I’ve been booked for?

    In the “My Schedule” page of your online profile, you can easily track messages and responses from our Casting Directors to avoid confusion or potential double bookings.


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

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


  • What is a rush call?

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


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

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


  • What can I do to help myself get booked?

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

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

Messaging

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

To learn more about check avail, first avail, and other booking terminology, see our article First Avail: Everything You Need to Know.

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  • 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 will always come from the same 5-digit number and will always include a link to reply via our casting platform. These inquiries will also appear in your online profile.

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

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

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


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

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


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

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


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

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


  • How do I know you received my response?

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


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

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


  • Where can I find my responses to messages I’ve received?

    In the “My Schedule” page of your online profile, you can easily track messages and responses from our Casting Directors to avoid confusion or potential double bookings.

    Screenshot of the My Schedule section of the Casting Platform.(click image for more information)


  • 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’ve accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will give you your booking information, which usually comes as a details message. In some cases, you may receive details over the phone. Be sure to write down the project name, call time, call location, your role, the name of the Casting Director who booked you, and any other information you’re given.


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

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


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

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


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

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


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

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


  • Why was there a link in my message?

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


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

    No, the messages are only in English.


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

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


  • Can I change my response?

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


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

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


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

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


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

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

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

On Set

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

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

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

FAQs

SmartVoucher

SmartVoucher is Central Casting’s digital voucher platform. If you have not yet logged in to our online self-service platform, visit our Log In page to learn how to access your profile. You will need to log in to your online profile to access SmartVoucher if used on the production you are booked to work.

How to access your SmartVoucher. If you have not claimed your online profile, you will need to claim it order to access SmartVoucher. Visit centralcasting.com, click log in, then choose claim profile.(click image for more information on SmartVoucher)

Payroll

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

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

Contact payroll
855.500.2055
(press option 2, then sub-option 4)
6am-6pm PT

You can also contact payroll at helpme@centralcasting.com or through tech support chat on our website or myEP.

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, visit Entertainment Partners’ myEP information page.

Direct deposit
If you would like to be paid by direct deposit instead of paper checks, you can sign up through myEP once then will receive all payment via direct deposit for productions where Central Casting and Entertainment Partners provide combined casting and payroll services. Learn more on our Direct Deposit page.

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 855.500.2055. 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 855.500.2055 and select option 2, then sub-option 4 when prompted. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm PT. Peak call times are between 3-5pm PT, we recommend calling outside of this window for assistance.

    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 update my W-4?

    To update your W-4 and State Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, select the relevant form from the links below, fill out and follow the directions on the form, then email to the payroll department at CPInquiries@ep.com. Please note: if claiming exempt, a new W-4 is needed each year.

    W-4
    Louisiana L-4


  • How do I get my W-2?

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


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

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


  • How can I verify my employment with Central Casting?

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

Updates
(for registered talent only)

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

FAQs

  • What are some examples of additional photos?
    • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
    • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own
    • Pets that you are willing to work with (pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office)
    • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)

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

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


  • How do I change my file information?

    If you would like to update or change any information you can do so by logging in to your online profile.