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CENTRAL CASTING

the leading background casting company in the entertainment industry


At Central Casting, we book hundreds of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and Doubles every day.

Make a reservation for Talent Onboarding to register at one of our offices.

 

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  • 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.

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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.

NY Whistleblower Protection

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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.

Sick and Safe Time Act

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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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ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING CASTING TWIN BABIES!

Minors ages 9 mo – 14 mo to portray Caucasian, brunette, male babies (twins or single babies). Available to test in Manhattan on 2/8 & work in Long Island City, NY on 2/10 (interiors). $100/test, $187/8 hours.

Please send submissions (baby’s name, current photos, parent’s contact info) to omitbsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line “BABIES 2/10.” Thank you!
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Feature film UNICORN is looking for Union/Non Union Men to portray HENCHMEN. We're looking for men 6'2" or taller, with full beards who can portray: Armenian, Turkish, Croatian, Eastern European. $100 COVID TEST/FITTING on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, $100 COVID TEST on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, $187/8 FILMING on THURSDAY, FEBRUAY 9TH AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH. **FILMING IS OVERNIGHT SHOOT**_ Please send current photos, as well as note all sizes (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, COAT, NECK/SLEEVE, WAIST/INSEAM, SHOE) to joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Please use the subject line "HENCHMEN" *MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL DAYS, MUST BE OKAY WITH OVERNIGHT SHOOTING* ... See MoreSee Less

NBC series seeking real tennis players. Union Photo Double role. Both int/ext shoot. Must be highly experienced playing and competing in tennis games.
Testing and working in NYC area. $450/8hr, $100 testing stipend.
Testing on Wednesday 2/1 and working Thursday 2/2, Friday 2/3, Monday 2/6.
Please email current photos, union status, and contact information to bgsubmissions@centralcasting.com with “TENNIS” in the subject line.
Please note if you are registered with Central Casting.
Please detail your tennis experience (a numbered NTRP rating must be provided for consideration).
Thanks!
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Series seeking 6-18 month old TWINS/MULTIPLES to portray African American baby version of principal actor. Interior shoot. Rate $300/8 each; COVID Test $100 each. COVID Test on Mon, Feb 20th & filming on Tues, Feb 21st in Brooklyn, NY. Must have valid work permits, trust accounts, and proper ID for an I9 form.

Please email ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM :- GUARDIAN NAME & MINORS NAMES- RECENT PHOTO- DATE OF BIRTH- CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, TOP, BOTTOM, SHOE)PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR EMAIL IF MINORS HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT.

** IMPORTANT: BOOSTER REQUIREMENT FOR PEOPLE AGE 50 AND ABOVE, AND NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR MINORS AGE 6 MONTHS OR OLDER ** This series has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. According to the CDC, people age 50 and above are eligible for a second booster, and minors age 6 months and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, at this time. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination.
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Law and Order season 22 are seeking real identical Caucasian female twins to portray a dead body. Seeking talent to portray 40-50 years old. Union role. Interior shoot. Must be comfortable lying face down on the floor with fake dry blood.

Testing in NYC area and working in Manhattan. $225/8hr, $100 testing stipend.

Testing on Wednesday 2.1 and working Thursday 2.2.

Please email current photos, wardrobe sizes, union status, and contact information to Jeffreywsubmissions@centralcasting.com with “TWINS” in the subject line.

Thanks!
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SEEKING REAL JUGGLERS, STILT WALKERS, ETC. FOR STREET PERFORMER TYPE ROLE FOR POPULAR CBS SHOW. MUST BE AVAILABLE TO TEST FRIDAY 1.27 AND WORK MONDAY 1.30. THIS IS FOR AN EXTERIOR SCENE.
RATE IS $300/8. ($100 COVID TEST STIPEND)
THIS IS NOT A PRINCIPAL DANCING ROLE. NO CHOREOGRAPHY.
PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL NAME
PHONE NUMBER
CURRENT PHOTOS
UNION STATUS IF APPLICABLE
EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL ABILITY
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DATES.
THANKS!
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SEEKING REAL BREAK-DANCERS FOR STREET PERFORMER TYPE ROLE FOR POPULAR CBS SHOW. MUST BE AVAILABLE TO TEST FRIDAY 1.27 AND WORK MONDAY 1.30. THIS IS FOR AN EXTERIOR SCENE.
RATE IS $300/8. ($100 COVID TEST STIPEND)
THIS IS NOT A PRINCIPAL DANCING ROLE. NO CHOREOGRAPHY.
PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL NAME
PHONE NUMBER
CURRENT PHOTOS, ANY PHOTOS OF YOU BREAK DANCING.
UNION STATUS IF APPLICABLE
EXPERIENCE BREAKDANCING.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DATES.
THANKS!
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NBC SERIES - LAW AND ORDER : SVU - SEEKING -UNION -Role: Man w/ Dogs - COVID Test 1/22, Work 1/24 - NYC, interior/exterior - we are looking for someone w/ TWO DOGS (must be set friendly) - this role is photo selected by the director.
to submit send email to SVUSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM -- include photo of you and your dogs - name, contact info, sizes - dogs' breeds & weights. WORK - $187/8 +$23 pet bump, COVID test $100 stipend
**Must have PHOTO ID to complete an I9
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NBC SERIES - LAW AND ORDER : SVU - SEEKING UNION-Role: UNION - LIMO DRIVER - (NO LIMO NEEDED) - COVID Test 1/22, Work 1/24 - NYC, interior/exterior -$197/8 - SPECIAL ABILITY - COVID TEST $100- we are looking for someone w/ LIMO LICENSE - this role is photo selected by the director.
to submit send email to SVUSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT YOUR NAME / LIMO DRIVER in SUBJECT LINE - include photo of you - name, contact info, sizes - - PLEASE ALSO LIST IF YOU HAVE THE LIMO LICENSE
- PLEASE ALSO LIST IF YOU HAVE A BLACK SUIT OR TUXEDO- SCENE TAKES PLACE IN 1983
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CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS - SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION - TO PORTRAY FEMALE JUNKIE - COVID TEST 1/23 WORKS ON 1/25 NY - PLEASE SEND CURRENT PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME / JUNKIE TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTO (SELFIE), ALL SIZES, UNION STATUS - NO CONFLICTS - RATE $193/8 - COVID TEST $100 - NEW REQUIREMENT FOR WORK IN NEW YORK CITY: As required by New York City law, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (meaning 2 weeks have passed since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks have passed since your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine); if you are not, then you are not eligible for this job, unless you can provide documented proof of medical disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination or you are a minor age 4 or younger. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet either of the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this particular Production.
(Note: If you are selected, only Production will collect and verify your proof of disability/religious belief (if applicable to you), but both Central Casting and Production will each separately collect and verify your proof of vaccination.)” - FILMS IN NY - TESTS IN NYC
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I want to sign up with Central Casting

Reservations are now open for New Talent Onboarding for adults. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to onboard you. See the Kids page for updates on Minor’s Talent Onboarding.

I need to visit the office to update my photo/work status

At this time, we are not holding updates in our offices, but you can upload current photos and make updates to your online profile.

I am having trouble with my online profile/need to update my email

See our Profile Management page for how-to videos and FAQs that may answer your question. If you need to change your email or need further assistance you can contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com, 855.500.2055, or through tech support chat. Note: tech support chat is for technical questions only, for casting inquiries please call your local Central Casting office.

I am having trouble taking the anti-harassment training course

The Required Training page has FAQs and troubleshooting information. If you need additional assistance, contact technical support at helpme@centralcasting.com, 855.500.2055, or through tech support chat.

I have payroll questions

Casting and payroll are handled separately, so if you have questions about a project where you were paid by Central Casting, please contact payroll at 855.500.2055. You can also sign up or log in to my.ep.com to view your pay history and change your contact information.

I have a question regarding my booking

If you have questions about getting booked or the casting process, please see the Talent page for more information. If it’s an emergency, you can call 646.205.8244. Be ready to give your name, the Casting Director who booked you, and the name of the project you are working on.

If you are not booked, but have questions about the casting process, please visit the FAQs page or check our Articles as the answers to your questions are likely there.