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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

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  • We are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time.

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
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

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  • We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Entertainment Partners, which owns 100% of Central Casting, has acquired the casting platform We Got POP. This will improve the casting process for our productions, staff and all of our background actors. For now casting continues as normal. Stay tuned for important announcements from your Central Casting office, in the coming weeks.

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  • All registered talent 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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1 month ago

Central Casting

Hello Central Casting New York Background Actors. Filming has not yet resumed, however, production hopes to return to filming in August. More info to come shortly!

Also, as a condition of working on set, production may require Background Actors to get COVID-19 testing at their testing facility prior to any work date(s). Productions may also require a face mask to be worn while on set.

Please keep this in mind as you submit for jobs, as testing dates are connected to work dates and you need to be available for both the testing date and work date(s) to be booked. Stay tuned for exciting job posts coming soon!
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3 months ago

Central Casting

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
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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

3 months ago

Central Casting

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4 months ago

Central Casting

Timeline PhotosHave background payroll questions? You can currently contact the payroll department Monday-Friday from 8am-12pm PDT and 2-5pm PDT. Check centralcasting.com for updates.

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5 months ago

Central Casting

Dear Central Casting community,

We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which everything is changing, we are all continuing to adapt as best we can. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, our offices remain closed until further notice. Additionally, most of the shows we cast have gone down until we all feel confident it is safe to get back to work.
We understand these are difficult times for everyone and will continue to communicate to you as things progress.

On behalf of myself and all of us at Central Casting, we wish you safety and good health. Please care for yourself and those around you. Hoping we all get back to work soon!

Sincerely,
Jennifer Bender
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Dear Central Casting community,
 
We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which everything is changing, we are all continuing to adapt as best we can. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, our offices remain closed until further notice. Additionally, most of the shows we cast have gone down until we all feel confident it is safe to get back to work. 
We understand these are difficult times for everyone and will continue to communicate to you as things progress. 
 
On behalf of myself and all of us at Central Casting, we wish you safety and good health. Please care for yourself and those around you. Hoping we all get back to work soon! 
 
Sincerely,
Jennifer Bender

5 months ago

Central Casting

***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
• have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
• have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea
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***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
• have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
• have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

5 months ago

Central Casting

We are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time. ... See MoreSee Less

We are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time.

5 months ago

Central Casting

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5 months ago

Central Casting

NETFLIX SERIES - "THE CREW" - SEEKING UNION TO PORTRAY BLACK TIE EVENT GOERS - AVAIL 3.12 READ - FILMS IN BETHPAGE NY AREA - PLEASE SEND PHOTOS OF YOU IN YOUR TUXEDO OR DRESS THAT YOU PLAN ON BRINGING TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE LIST YOUR NAME / BLACK TIE EVENT GOER IN SUBJECT LINE - FOR GUYS WE NEED PHOTOS OF YOU IN YOUR TUXEDO - FOR LADIES PLEASE SEND PHOTOS OF YOURSELF IN COCKTAIL DRESSES - NOT GOWNS - READ NOTES -PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR NAME, PHONE, UNION STATUS AND ALL SIZES IN BODY OF EMAIL - IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DRESSES PLEASE HAVE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF YOU IN THEM ***PLEASE NOTE THIS FILMS IN BETHPAGE* LIRR WILL BE REIMBURSED FROM PENN STATION TO HICKSVILLE
Wardrobe: Black tie tuxedos, white tuxedo shirts, black bow ties, cummerbund or dress belt, black dress socks and black dress shoes. * must be contemporary 2019* Suits, dress shirts, dress belts, ties, dark socks and dress shoes- once I get a color palate I will circle back but I would err on a suit that works with a tuxedo, dark colors. Cocktail dresses to the knee- NOT GOWNS. appropriate hosiery and undergarments. Subtle Jewel tone colors for the dresses. Metallics and beading is ok. Please bring jewelry and possibly clutch purses NO RED OR WHITE OR BRIGHT COLORS
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5 months ago

Central Casting

NON-UNION TO PORTRAY PERSON IN WHEELCHAIR - CURRENT SEASON EXTERIORS - FILMING IN MANHATTAN_AVAIL TUES 3/10 ** PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
1. NAME
2. CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
3. RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF
4. THE TYPE OF WHEELCHAIR YOU USE (MANUAL, ELECTRIC, ETC.)
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5 months ago

Central Casting

**WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS ROLE**

*New Amsterdam*
UNION
Rate: $174/8
Monday 3/9 - EXTERIOR
Must have all day availability.

Must be registered w/ Central Casting.
Not worked this show in the last 4 weeks.

Role: Jogger
Men & Women, over age 18, must be comfortable jogging in scene. Please note if you have winter jogging attire (running tights, jacket, headband, etc)

Please send an email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, put "JOGGER" in the subject line.
Thanks!
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