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What does the COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement mean for Background Actors?

Minor’s Talent Onboarding

  • Reservations are now open for Minor’s Talent Onboarding. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to register your child. Each reservation is for one minor only. Do not bring other minors to the session with you. Due to capacity limits we cannot accommodate or register them without a separate reservation. Learn More.

Make a reservation for New Talent Onboarding (Adults)

  • 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. At this time, Re-Registration and Updates, Minor’s Talent Onboarding, and other events are still on hold. Please do not visit our office unless you have a reservation for Talent Onboarding. 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.

Now Casting with our online self-service platform

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

Claim your online profile

  • You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it. Please update and fill out your profile completely so Casting Directors can consider you for the right roles.

Paycheck and payroll information

  • Have questions about payroll? For more information on your paycheck and signing up for myEP, read our latest payroll article.

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.

Educational Resources for COVID-19 Testing

  • If you are interested in learning about COVID-19 testing, here are some optional resources to review if you wish: Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing.

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Black Lives Matter

Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9, 2020 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.

Introducing myEP

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Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up 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

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.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new 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.
2 days ago
Central Casting

FBI SEASON 4 IS SEEKING UNION AND NON-UNION FEMALES TO PORTRAY MODEL TYPES FOR TESTING ON MONDAY 7.26 & WORK TUESDAY 7.27 IN BROOKLYN.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "MODEL TYPE 7.27" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
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4 days ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - BOYS 2-3YRS OLD - PORTRAY CHILD OF MAIN LEAD
COVID test 7/22 , WORK 7/23 QUEENS- if you are available please send a current photo to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, include CHILDS legal name, contact info, sizes, note union or non-union - DOB- baby name and parent name in subject line. parent must test as well - WORK PERMIT AND TRUST FUND MUST BE SET UP - WE CAN HELP SET IT UP IF NOT YET DONE - PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY - NY AREA FILMING
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2 weeks ago
Central Casting

Our next SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is Wednesday, July 14 at 10am. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor.

Reserve now:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-sag-aftra/
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Our next SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is Wednesday, July 14 at 10am. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor. 

Reserve now:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-sag-aftra/
2 weeks ago
Central Casting

** TV SERIES SEEKING UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY REAL COUPLES ** Filming Exterior -- late winter / early spring season. COVID test in Brooklyn on Monday, July 12th; Filming on Coney Island on Tuesday, July 13th. (Please note – If there is bad weather on Tuesday, filming will be pushed to Wednesday, July 14th.)

Please email alexcsubmissions@centralcasting.com your name & your partner’s name, contact phone number(s), and recent candid photos of you both. Please note in your email if you are both registered with Central Casting.
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3 weeks ago
Central Casting

Our next Non-Union Virtual Visiting is Wednesday, July 7 at 10am. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor.

Reserve now:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/
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Our next Non-Union Virtual Visiting is Wednesday, July 7 at 10am. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor. 

Reserve now:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/
4 weeks ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - CAUCASIAN BABY 6-9 MONTHS_PARENT TEST 7/1 Queens. WORK IN Queens 7/2 - SUBMIT PHOTOS TO dmorrisonsubmissions@CENTRALCASTING.COM FOR CONSIDERATION - please include photo and all sizes for baby
MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT - WE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH IT IF YOU DONT. THIS IS PAID WORK
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4 weeks ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - *UNION/NON-UNION* Girls age 3-4, to portray child of Main Leads - filming interior, Queens - Child and Parent/Guardian must COVID test - COVID test 7/1, work 7/2, COVID test 7/6, work 7/7. Please send an email with child's name, age, recent photo, and current sizes (height, shirt, pants, shoe) to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Also include Parent/Guardian's name and contact info. Child must have valid minor work permit, trust account, and IDs to complete an I9 document. NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE PHOTO DOUBLE - BALD / OR SHAVE HEAD- $209.00/8HRS ***COMFORTABLE MOVING TO RAP MUSIC*** COVID TEST 6/30, WORKS 7/1 - QUEENS - MUST BE 6'0-6'2 Height
200-220 Weight, 7 1/4-7 1/2 HAT
XL Tee, 34-36 Waist,12-13 Shoe - PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PHOTOS TO DMORRISONSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME / PHOTO DOUBLE - PLEASE INCLUDE ALL SIZES AS WELL - INCLUDE A CURRENT PHOTO TOO! - FILMS IN NY AREA
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1 month ago
Central Casting

There are still spots available for Virtual Visiting for SAG-AFTRA talent, Wednesday, June 23 at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be a SAG-AFTRA member, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We can't wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-sag-aftra/
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There are still spots available for Virtual Visiting for SAG-AFTRA talent, Wednesday, June 23 at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be a SAG-AFTRA member, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We cant wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-sag-aftra/
1 month ago
Central Casting

RAY DONOVAN SERIES IS SEEKING UNION/NON-UNION MINOR TO PORTRAY A CAUCASIAN PHOTO. TESTING FRIDAY 6.18 & WORK MONDAY 6.21. TESTING WILL BE IN GREENPOINT BROOKLYN. WORKING IN YONKERS. EXT SHOOT. TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED IF NEEDED. TESTING CAN BE DONE ON SATURDAY 6.19 OR SUNDAY 6.20

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCENE TAKES PLACE IN THE 1970S AT A POOL. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING 1970S SWIMWEAR AND POSSIBLE SHAPING/GROOMING OF HAIR. NOTHING TOO DRASTIC BUT SHAPING/GROOMING MAY BE NEEDED TO MAKE IT LOOK APPROPRIATE FOR THE TIME PERIOD.

MUST HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT, IDS, AND TRUST ACCOUNT INFORMATION. THE GUARDIAN THAT WILL BE ON SET WITH THE MINOR MUST GET TESTED AS WELL.

IF AVAILABLE PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO AND WARDROBE SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "MINOR PHOTO DOUBLE" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
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1 month ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY HIPSTER TYPE 20S-30S WITH BIGGER DOG - COVID TEST 6/22 QUEENS, WORKS 6/24 NYC WITH YOUR DOG AND 6/25 NYC WITHOUT YOUR DOG - LATER CALL ON 6/25 GOES INTO THE NIGHT - SUBMIT PHOTO OF YOUR DOG FOR CONSIDERATION_DOG IDEALLY MORE THAN 75 LBS_SPECIFY DOG WEIGHT AND BREED - PLEASE SEND PHOTO OF YOU AND DOG TO LAURENASUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM FOR CONSIDERATION - "YOUR NAME / HIPSTER WITH BIGGER DOG" IN SUBJECT LINE-***THINK LABS, SHEPPARDS, RETRIEVERS, BOXERS, HUSKIES, ETC...*** PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, YOUR SIZES, YOUR PHONE AND UNION STATUS. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE BREED AND WEIGHT OF DOG - PLEASE INCUDE PHOTO OF YOURSELF! PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTO OF YOUR DOG AS WELL!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

There are still spots available for tomorrow's Non-Union Virtual Visiting. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor. Reserve now:

www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
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There are still spots available for tomorrows Non-Union Virtual Visiting. This is a great opportunity to meet Casting Directors, learn about the booking process, and get insight on how to be a successful Background Actor. Reserve now:

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
1 month ago
Central Casting

Central Casting New York is excited to announce our first Virtual Visiting for Non-Union talent this Wednesday at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be Non-Union, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We can't wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
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Central Casting New York is excited to announce our first Virtual Visiting for Non-Union talent this Wednesday at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be Non-Union, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We cant wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
1 month ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION - MINOR WITH BRACES 12-16YRS FOR JEWISH WEDDING SCENE - covid test 6/21 QUEENS - works 6/22 & 6/23 IN NYC MATCHING DAYS - please submit photos to laurenAsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAME / MINOR WITH BRACES IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, PHOTOS OF MINOR WITH SMILE SHOWING BRACES, ALL SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. MUST HAVE BRACES!!! NO CONFLICTS - VERY PROMINANT SCENE. FILMS IN NY AREA. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GUARDIAN ACCOMPANING THE CHILD ON WORK DAYS NEEDS TO COVID TEST AS WELL ON 6/21. PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD ON THE DAY AS WELL - NOT NECESSARY BUT IF YOU WANT TO WE CAN ACCOMODATE ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING -UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY - CAUCASIAN MALE 50-70YRS BROWN / DARK HAIR - SCRUFF IS GREAT - PHOTO DOUBLE - covid test 6/11 QUEENS - WORKS 6/14 LONG ISLAND CITY- HEIGHT 5'8-5'10, Weight: 180-195, Suit: 42-44R, Dress Shirt: 16 1/2 -17 ½, Sleeve: 30-33, T-Shirt: XL, Pants: 34-36 x 29-30, Shoes: 11-12.5 - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS (FRONT AND BACK OF HEAD) OF YOURSELF TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "YOUR NAME / PHOTO DOUBLE " IN SUBJECT LINE - also include ALL sizes, contact info, PHONE. note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. FILMS IN NY AREA **MUST BE OK WITH SLIGHT HAIR TRIM IF NEEDED** ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - REAL COUPLE- TO PORTRAY FEMALE COUPLE 35-50YRS DRINKING WINE IN ELEVATOR WITH MAIN LEAD - covid test 6/22 works 6/24 - please submit photos to laurenAsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAMES / FEMALE COUPLE IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAMES, PHOTOS OF BOTH OF YOU, ALL SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. NO CONFLICTS - VERY PROMINANT SCENE. FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION WITH '09 or older SUV CARS - COVID TEST 6/9 QUEENS, WORKS 6/11 NYC (LATER CALL GOES INTO THE NIGHT)- PLEASE SUBMIT INFO TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "SUV 2009 OR OLDER" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include FULL NAME, contact info, ALL SIZES, YEAR MAKE AND COLOR OF SUV, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY "SKILLED PING PONG PLAYERS* COVID TEST 6/14 - WORKS 6/16 - PLEASE LIST SKILL LEVEL - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT YOUR NAME / PING PONG PLAYER - INCLUDE FULL NAME, PHOTOS, ALL SIZES, LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. PLEASE LIST IF YOU HAVE A PARTNER YOU LIKE PLAYING WITH THAT IS AVAIL AS WELL. MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT OR VALID STATE ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - SEEKING TWINS 9-12 MONTHS-TO PORTRAY CHILD OF MAIN LEAD- CAUCASIAN BOYS OR GIRLS *CRAWLERS ONLY*- FILMS IN NY AREA - COVID TEST FOR GUARDIANS ONLY ON 6/18 KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS. QUEENS NY- WORKS 6/21 KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS. NO CONFLICTS. CHILD MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT WHICH WE WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK YOU THROUGH GETTING PRIOR TO WORK - MUST BE ABLE TO BRING EITHER VALID US PASSPORT FOR THE CHILD OR SS CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF WITH YOUR CHILD TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH " TWINS AND NAMES" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include sizes, contact info, FULL NAME OF BOTH GUARDIANS TESTING (NEED 2 GUARDIANS) AND CHILD, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY! *$250 FOR EACH CHILD ON DAY OF WORK* ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - SEEKING NEWBORN BABY 2 WEEKS TO 4 MONTHS-TO PORTRAY CHILD OF MAIN LEAD- CAUCASIAN BOY OR GIRL- FILMS IN NY AREA - COVID TEST FOR GUARDIAN ONLY ON 6/8 QUEENS NY- WORKS 6/10 NYC. NO CONFLICTS. CHILD MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT WHICH WE WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK YOU THROUGH GETTING PRIOR TO WORK - MUST BE ABLE TO BRING EITHER VALID US PASSPORT FOR THE CHILD OR SS CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF WITH YOUR CHILD TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "NEWBORN AND NAME" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include sizes, contact info, FULL NAME OF GUARDIAN TESTING AND CHILD, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY! ... See MoreSee Less

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