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. Sign up: Adults. Sign up: Minors.

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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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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.

Now hiring multiple positions

  • Central Casting is looking for talented individuals to join our casting staff in our Los Angeles, New York, and Georgia offices. Learn more about our casting positions and other staff opportunities on our Careers page.

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

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

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

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

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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Do you have children or friends with children interested in background work? Central Casting New York is holding a special Minors Talent Onboarding event on Monday, October 10.

Looking for babies (must be at least 15 days old), children, and teenagers (up to 17 years old) to work on movies and TV shows.

Make a reservation to bring your minor and their required Form I-9 documentation to our office. (Those without required documentation will be turned away without exception.)

Learn more and reserve now at:
www.centralcasting.com/nykids/
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Do you have children or friends with children interested in background work? Central Casting New York is holding a special Minors Talent Onboarding event on Monday, October 10.

Looking for babies (must be at least 15 days old), children, and teenagers (up to 17 years old) to work on movies and TV shows.

Make a reservation to bring your minor and their required Form I-9 documentation to our office. (Those without required documentation will be turned away without exception.)

Learn more and reserve now at:
https://www.centralcasting.com/nykids/

NEW HBO SERIES is looking for people to portray FACE PAINTERS for a Parade Scene. This will be COVID TESTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd in Brooklyn. And FILMING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4th in Sparkill, NY (transportation will be provided from Manhattan if needed).

This is a NON UNION role. $30 COVID TEST Stipend, $165/10 FILMING.

If available, please email joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com with your: Legal Name, Phone Number, Current Photo, and please note if you have any experience painting faces (this will be for minors at the Parade). Please use the subject line "FACE PAINTER"

**In the body of the email, please respond to the vaccination policy listed below:

This production has a vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must (1) have at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot (meaning you received the initial shot of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Novavax, or the single shot of Johnson & Johnson) or (2) have a disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet either of the two criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this particular Production. Please answer “yes” to this message if you can supply adequate proof to Production. If not, answer “no.” If you answer “yes,” you are hereby attesting to the fact that you will provide such adequate proof to 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.):
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NEW HBO SERIES is looking for people to portray VETERANS (WWII, Vietnam, etc.) for a Parade Scene. This will be COVID TESTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd in Brooklyn. And FILMING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4th in Sparkill, NY (transportation will be provided from Manhattan if needed).

This is a NON UNION role. $30 COVID TEST Stipend, $165/10 FILMING. If available, please email joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com with your: Legal Name, Phone Number, and Current Photo. If you were in the military please note what branch and if you have your own uniform. If you do, please include a photo of yourself in that uniform, if possible. Please use the subject line "VET"

**In the body of the email, please respond to the vaccination policy listed below:

This production has a vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 6 months and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must (1) have at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot (meaning you received the initial shot of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Novavax, or the single shot of Johnson & Johnson) or (2) have a disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet either of the two criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this particular Production. Please answer “yes” to this message if you can supply adequate proof to Production. If not, answer “no.” If you answer “yes,” you are hereby attesting to the fact that you will provide such adequate proof to 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.):
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CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS - SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION CHILDREN 7-14yrs TO PORTRAY VIETNAMESE, THAI, SOUTH EAST ASIAN AND EAST ASIAN KIDS AT PARK - PEDESTRIANS TYPES - COVID test 10/4 (NYC, BROOKLYN or MINEOLA), work 10/6- NY area, PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH ALL OF YOUR INFO INCLUDED! PHONE, NAME, SIZES, UNION STATUS. PLEASE INCLUDE GUARDIANS NAME THAT WILL BE DOING THE COVID TEST ON TUESDAY 10/4 WITH CHILD - PLEASE PUT "NAME OF CHILD / CHILD AT PARK" IN SUBJECT LINE. 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.)”
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NBC SERIES - LAW AND ORDER SVU - SEEKING -PHOTO DOUBLE OF MAIN LEAD - YOUNG SELF - TO PORTRAY HISPANIC BOYS AGES 6-8yrs-COVID TEST 9/27 WORKS 9/29 NYC- PLEASE LIST NAME OF CHILD, NAME OF GUARDIAN, ALL CHILDS SIZES, LIST CHILDS AGE & UNION STATUS - INCLUDE CURRENT CANDID PHOTO OF CHILD, MUST HAVE NY WORK PERMIT READY AND VALID, TRUST ACCOUNT MUST BE DONE. ALL KIDS MUST HAVE PROPER i9 IDENTIFICATION IN ORDER TO WORK. PLEASE SEND PHOTO TO SVUSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME IN SUBJECT LINE / PHOTO DOUBLE PAOLO ... See MoreSee Less

NBC SERIES - LAW AND ORDER SVU - SEEKING -PHOTO DOUBLE OF MAIN LEAD - YOUNG SELF - TO PORTRAY HISPANIC BOYS AGES 13-16YRS -COVID TEST 9/27 WORKS 9/29 NYC- PLEASE LIST NAME OF CHILD, NAME OF GUARDIAN, ALL CHILDS SIZES, LIST CHILDS AGE UNION STATUS - INCLUDE PHOTO OF CHILD, MUST HAVE NY WORK PERMIT READY AND VALID, TRUST ACCOUNT MUST BE DONE. ALL KIDS MUST HAVE PROPER i9 IDENTIFICATION IN ORDER TO WORK. PLEASE SEND PHOTO TO SVUSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME IN SUBJECT LINE / PHOTO DOUBLE ANTONIO ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our New York team on tonight's three show Law & Order, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit crossover event! Really great work by our casting team Yancy, Josh, Jeff, Dani, Stephanie, Dhara and all our staff who contributed to this three episode premiere. A big thank you to all the Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and doubles for your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS -SEEKING - UNION / NON UNION - role: FEATURED BOY 9-13yrs / FRIEND OF MAIN LEAD - COVID test 9/26 (NYC, BROOKLYN or MINEOLA), work 9/28- NY area, PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH ALL OF YOUR INFO INCLUDED! PHONE, NAME, SIZES, UNION STATUS. PLEASE INCLUDE GUARDIANS NAME THAT WILL BE DOING THE COVID TEST ON SATURDAY WITH CHILD - FAKE BLOOD IN THE SCENE
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.)”
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CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS - SEEKING - UNION / NON UNION - TO PORTRAY FEATURED BOY / FRIEND OF MAIN LEAD - 9-13yrs - COVID test 9/24 (NYC or MINEOLA), work 9/27- NY area, PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH ALL OF YOUR INFO INCLUDED! PHONE, NAME, AGE OF CHILD ,SIZES, UNION STATUS. PLEASE INCLUDE GUARDIANS NAME THAT WILL BE DOING THE COVID TEST ON SATURDAY WITH CHILD *FAKE BLOOD IN THE SCENE*- 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.)”
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NBC SHOW CASTING BG FOR RAVE SCENE! SEEKING BG ACTORS TO PORTRAY RAVE GOERS AT WAREHOUSE PARTY. LOOKING FOR EDM, PSYCHEDELIC, PSYCHONAUT TYPES. EXTREME LOOKS AND UNIQUE ATTIRE ENCOURAGED! POST-APOCALYPTIC ATTIRE, ALIENS, MERMAIDS, UNICORNS, ANIMAL HATS, HOLOGRAMS, NEONS, ETC. FLUORESCENT FLORALS, BURNER BRILLIANCE, LED EXCELLENCE, UV SUPREME, LASERS, FLUORESCENTS, BODY PAINT, GALACTIC STYLES. TO PORTRAY AGES 20'S-30'S
MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR PRE WORK COVID TEST ON WEDNESDAY 9.21 AND WORK DATE FRIDAY 9/23. FULL DAY SHOOT, INTERIORS. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING NEW YORK. IF YOU ARE FULLY AVAILABLE FOR BOTH TESTING AND WORK DATES AND REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING – PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
PHONE NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
UNION STATUS – SAG/NONSAG
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
PHOTOS OF YOU IN YOUR BEST RAVE/WAREHOUSE PARTY ATTIRE THAT YOU OWN.
NOTE ANY VISIBLE TATTOOS
THANK YOU!
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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.

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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.