Welcome to Central Casting, the leading background casting company in the entertainment industry. Want to get on the set of your favorite movies and TV shows? At Central Casting, we book hundreds of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and doubles every day. Make a reservation for Talent Onboading to registed at one of our offices.
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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.

 

Notices

Optional photo updates

Photo Updates sessions are for registered Background Actors who wish to update their main profile photos. At these optional sessions, our staff will take a new headshot and full-body shot and will have you complete any outdated paperwork. Make a Photo Updates reservation.

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.

NY Whistleblower Protection

For information about New York’s protections for workers who engage in whistleblower activity: Available here.

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.

Tech Support Chat

Our Tech Support Chat is now available between 6am-12am 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

We are making available to you the Notice of Employee Rights – New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act. Available here.

Check out our Articles section

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.

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS SEEKING " Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)" REFS, CUTMEN, CORNERMEN, COACH TYPES- WORKS TUESDAY 5/28 IN NY AREA / INTERIORS GYM SCENE - RATE IS SPECIAL ABILITY $224/8hrs - UNION AND NON UNION - TO PORTRAY MALE AND FEMALE MMA TRAINERS / REFS 20-40YRS -ALL ETHNICITIES- PLEASE SUBMIT 3-5 PHOTOS (INCLUDING 1 CURRENT SELFIE ) AND ANY EXISTING LINKS COMPETING/ OFFICATING TO THE FOLLOWING EMAILS - YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM AND CORINNEBSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, SIZES HEAD TO TOE IF APPLICABLE (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, COAT/DRESS, WAIST, LENGTH, NECK, INSEAM, BUST/WAIST/HIPS, SHOE), PHOTOS, UNION STATUS, PHONE #, TATTOOS, LIST YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH OFFICIATING / COACHING IN BODY OF EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE TATTOOS PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE WHERE YOUR TATTOOS ARE ON YOUR BODY AND WHAT OF. YOU MUST HAVE PROPER I9 IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU ON WORK DATE IN ORDER TO WORK. . PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ANYONE THAT MIGHT APPLY ... See MoreSee Less

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS SEEKING " Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)" TYPES - WORKS WEDNESDAY 5/22 IN NY AREA / INTERIORS GYM SCENE - RATE IS SPECIAL ABILITY $224/8hrs & $50 BUMP - UNION AND NON UNION - TO PORTRAY MALE AND FEMALE Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) / MMA TRAINERS 20-40YRS -ALL ETHNICITIES- PLEASE SUBMIT 3-5 PHOTOS (INCLUDING 1 CURRENT SELFIE and 1 FULL BODY SHOWING PHYSIQUE) AND ANY EXISTING LINKS OF YOU SPARRING OR COMPETING TO THE FOLLOWING EMAILS - YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM AND CORINNEBSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, SIZES HEAD TO TOE IF APPLICABLE (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, COAT/DRESS, WAIST, LENGTH, NECK, INSEAM, BUST/WAIST/HIPS, SHOE), PHOTOS, UNION STATUS, PHONE #, TATTOOS, LIST YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH Mixed Martial Arts IN BODY OF EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE TATTOOS PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE WHERE YOUR TATTOOS ARE ON YOUR BODY AND WHAT OF. YOU MUST HAVE PROPER I9 IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU ON WORK DATE IN ORDER TO WORK. MUST BE COMFORTABLE SPARRING IN GYM / TRAINING IN GYM / DOING CARDIO IN GYM FOR THE SCENE. MEN MUST BE COMFORTABLE BEING SHIRTLESS IN GYM IF ASKED. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ANYONE THAT MIGHT APPLY ... See MoreSee Less

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS SEEKING " Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)" REFEREES- WORKS WEDNESDAY 5/22 IN NY AREA / INTERIORS - RATE IS SPECIAL ABILITY $224/8hrs - UNION AND NON UNION - TO PORTRAY MALE AND FEMALE 25-55 YRS -ALL ETHNICITIES - PLEASE SUBMIT 2-4 PHOTOS (INCLUDING 1 CURRENT SELFIE ) AND ANY EXISTING LINKS OF YOU OFFICIATING A LIVE EVENT TO THE FOLLOWING EMAILS - YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM AND CORINNEBSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, SIZES HEAD TO TOE IF APPLICABLE (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, COAT/DRESS, WAIST, LENGTH, NECK, INSEAM, BUST/WAIST/HIPS, SHOE), PHOTOS, UNION STATUS, PHONE #, TATTOOS, LIST YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH Mixed Martial Arts OFFICIATING IN BODY OF EMAIL. IF YOU HAVE TATTOOS PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE WHERE YOUR TATTOOS ARE ON YOUR BODY AND WHAT OF. YOU MUST HAVE PROPER I9 IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU ON WORK DATE IN ORDER TO WORK. MUST BE COMFORTABLE MOVING AROUND WITH ACTORS PORTRAYING MMA TYPES IN EVENT FOR THE SCENE. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ANYONE THAT MIGHT APPLY ... See MoreSee Less

LONG BRIGHT RIVER CASTING SPECIAL ABILITY ENGLISH HORN PLAYERS! MONDAY 5/13 @ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (TRANSPO PROVIDED TO/FROM MANHATTAN). RATE: $500/8.

PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO melissamsubmissions@centralcasting:
-FULL NAME
-CONTACT INFO
-CURRENT PHOTO (PREFERABLY W/ YOUR ENGLISH HORN)
-NOTE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
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CBS SERIES - FBI: MOST WANTED - SEEKING KIDS 10-13yrs TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY PHOTO DOUBLE - MUST BE 4'8-4'10, 80-90lbs, FIT A YOUTH L to XL, SIZE 12-16 - WORKS WEDNESDAY 5/8 BROOKLYN NY , EXTERIORS. RATE IS $243/8hrs. Please make sure to send current photo of child to mwsubmissions@centralcasting.com - Please put "name of child / PHOTO DOUBLE" in subject line - PHOTO MUST BE CANDID AND CURRENT (FRONT OF HEAD AND BACK OF HEAD ALONG WITH FULL LENGTH SHOT HEAD TO TOE) - IN BODY OF EMAIL MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE
1. Minor’s full name, date of birth, sizes (height, weight, clothing size, shoe size)
2. Photos as requested as PDFs
3. Parent/guardian’s name and contact info who will be present during work date
4. Confirmation of valid work permit, trust account, and I9 documentation
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Central Casting New York is looking for all ages, genders, and ethnicities to work as PAID Background Actors in a Puerto Rican Day parade scene on a new Spike Lee Joint.

Attend our May 4, 2024 event to sign up with Central Casting to become eligible to work on this project. First, go to this link and select “create new login” to complete paperwork ahead of the event: www.centralcasting.com/login

You do not need to attend if you are currently registered with Central Casting. This event is for Background Actors signing up for the first time.
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Central Casting New York is looking for all ages, genders, and ethnicities to work as PAID Background Actors in a Puerto Rican Day parade scene on a new Spike Lee Joint.

Attend our May 4, 2024 event to sign up with Central Casting to become eligible to work on this project. First, go to this link and select “create new login” to complete paperwork ahead of the event: https://www.centralcasting.com/login

You do not need to attend if you are currently registered with Central Casting. This event is for Background Actors signing up for the first time.

CASTING BABIES 6-12 MONTHS OLD!! TWINS/TRIPLETS/SINGLES FOR NEW FEATURE FILM! TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN SON OF PRINCIPAL CHARACTER.
FILMING IN NYC AREA
RATE IS $300/8 PER BABY
THE WORK DATE IS THURSDAY MAY 2ND . INTERIORS. MORE INFO/DETAILS ABOUT PROJECT WHEN SELECT IS MADE.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW FITS ROLE – PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
PHOTOS OF BABY (BABIES)
DOB OF INFANT(S)
WEIGHT AND CLOTHING SIZE FOR INFANTS
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PARENT/GUARDIAN
MUST BE AVAIL FOR WORK DATE ON 5/2/24
THANK YOU!
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Central Casting New York is looking for all ages (18+), genders and ethnicities with EMT or paramedic experience to work on our productions. Follow the instructions in the flyer to submit! ... See MoreSee Less

Central Casting New York is looking for all ages (18+), genders and ethnicities with EMT or paramedic experience to work on our productions. Follow the instructions in the flyer to submit!

Central Casting New York is looking for all ethnicities, genders, and ages to portray Puerto Rican Day parade goers on a new Spike Lee Joint.

If interested and available to film in the Bronx in mid-May, submit on our website at: www.centralcasting.com/parade/
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Central Casting New York is looking for all ethnicities, genders, and ages to portray Puerto Rican Day parade goers on a new Spike Lee Joint. 

If interested and available to film in the Bronx in mid-May, submit on our website at: https://www.centralcasting.com/parade/

Want to get your minor on set of movies and TV shows?

Central Casting New York is looking for babies (must be at least 15 days old), children, and teenagers (up to 17 years old) to work on our upcoming productions.

Make a reservation for our Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Minors Talent Onboarding event at:
www.centralcasting.com/nyonboard
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Want to get your minor on set of movies and TV shows?

Central Casting New York is looking for babies (must be at least 15 days old), children, and teenagers (up to 17 years old) to work on our upcoming productions.

Make a reservation for our Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Minors Talent Onboarding event at:
https://www.centralcasting.com/nyonboard
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I want to sign up with Central Casting

To onboard yourself or a minor, make a reservation for a Talent Onboarding session. You must have a reservation and the required Form I-9 documentation. Reservations can only be made via the reservation calendar on the Sign Up page.

I need to visit the office to update my photo

We are not currently holding in-person photo updates. You can upload photos of your current look to your online profile. Scroll to the “Photographs” section, select the upload button, then choose the Current look: front slot.

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 through Tech Support Chat, helpme@centralcasting.com, or 855.500.2055. 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 through Tech Support Chat, helpme@centralcasting.com, or 855.500.2055.

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.