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  • 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 registered 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.

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Below the Line podcast featuring Central Casting

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Jennifer Bender featured on podcast: There to Here

  • Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender was recently interviewed on the CoLab INC Podcast: There to Here. This is an educational podcast where pros talk nuts and bolts, how they define success in the entertainment industry and how they got from there to here. Jennifer gives her perspective on the current climate of the industry relating to Background Actors. Watch or listen to the podcast.
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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 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

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • 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.

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.

3 hours ago

Central Casting

NBC Series seeking UNION or NON-UNION to portray a Drake lookalike – available for PCR COVID tests on 1/26 & 1/27 and filming on 1/28 in Astoria, Queens. Comfortable shaving facial hair as needed.
For consideration, please email juliagsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the following information:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- RECENT CANDID PHOTOS OF YOURSELF
- CURRENT SIZES
- PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING

Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
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4 days ago

Central Casting

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you don't miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/
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As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you dont miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

https://www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/

5 days ago

Central Casting

**MUST BE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING** STILL LIFE SEEKING MINOR (UNION/NON-UNION) TO PHOTO DOUBLE - TESTING MON 1/25, WORK 1/27, 1/28, RETEST 2/1, WORK 2/3 IN BRONX, NY (INTERIORS). PORTRAYING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY, 44” TALL, SIZE 5 CLOTHES, SIZE 12 SHOE. MUST BE COMFORTABLE W/ RECEIVING A HAIRCUT. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT + TRUST ACCOUNT. IF AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEND CURRENT PHOTO + SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHES, SHOES) TO MELISSAMSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ASAP. **Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day. Parent or guardian chaperoning the minor on set will also be required to Covid test.** ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Central Casting

One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches you'll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches youll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

6 days ago

Central Casting

Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

1 week ago

Central Casting

Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

1 week ago

Central Casting

Big news for Central Casting New York talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will soon receive an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ny and select Log In, then Claim Profile.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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Big news for Central Casting New York talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will soon receive an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ny and select Log In, then Claim Profile.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

BLUE BLOODS IS SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION KIDS AGES 6-10 YEARS TO PORTRAY FAMILY OF MAIN LEAD - TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN. COVID TEST WILL BE ON SATURDAY 1.23 MANHATTAN AND ON TUESDAY 1.25 IN GREENPOINT - WORK DATE IS WEDNESDAY 1.26. INTERIORS NY AREA - PLEASE NOTE THE GUARDIAN WHO IS TAKING THE KIDS TO SET ON THE DAY NEEDS TO COVID TEST THE 2 DAYS AS WELL. ALL KIDS MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT ALONG WITH ALL VALID UP TO DATE WORK PERMITS - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO YOUR KIDS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PHOTOS MUST BE UP TO DATE AND CURRENT - PLEASE PUT YOUR KIDS NAMES, AGES, UNION STATUS AND ALL SIZES IN BODY OF EMAIL- PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME AND KIDS NAMES IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE NOTE EACH CHILD GETS PAID $100 FOR EACH COVID TEST. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE LOOKING FOR 2 SIBLINGS BOYS AND GIRLS FOR THIS SCENE ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

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2 months ago

Central Casting

NEW NBC Series seeking UNION or NON-UNION talent to portray a lookalike for BRUNETTE CAUCASIAN FEMALE W/ SHORT HAIR - SHAVED ON THE SIDES. Must be available TOMORROW 12/11, TUESDAY 12/15, AND THURSDAY 12/17. INT/EXT.

IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT / BUST / SHIRT / PANTS – WAIST & INSEAM / SHOE)
- RECENT FULL-LENGTH PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- SAG or NON-UNION
- IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING
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2 months ago

Central Casting

FOX NETWORK SERIES SEEKING UNION OR NON-UNION TALENT TO PHOTO DOUBLE A DEAD BODY - BRUNETTE CAUCASIAN MALE WITH LONG HAIR + BEARD – HEIGHT 5'9-6'0, SUIT COAT 44-48R, WAIST 36-40". COMFORTABLE W/ SFX MAKEUP + PORTRAYING A DEAD BODY. **AVAILABLE FRIDAY, 12/4 + MONDAY, 12/7**

IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT / WEIGHT / NECK / SLEEVE / WAIST / INSEAM / SHOE)
- RECENT FULL-LENGTH PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- SAG or NON-UNION
- IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING
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3 months ago

Central Casting

NEW SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION BG TO PORTRAY DELIVERY MEN WITH BIKES!

APPROX WORK & TESTING DATES ARE FROM DEC 1ST-DEC 11TH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SHOOTING IN THE NYC AREA AND WILL BE EXTERIOR SHOOTS FOR WINTER SEASON. BELOW IS THE TYPE OF BIKE WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, YOUR SIZES, AND YOUR BIKE TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND DELIVERY BIKE IN THE EMAIL. LOOKING FOR BG THAT ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
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NEW SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION BG TO PORTRAY DELIVERY MEN WITH BIKES!

APPROX WORK & TESTING DATES ARE FROM DEC 1ST-DEC 11TH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SHOOTING IN THE NYC AREA AND WILL BE EXTERIOR SHOOTS FOR WINTER SEASON. BELOW IS THE TYPE OF BIKE WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, YOUR SIZES, AND YOUR BIKE TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND DELIVERY BIKE IN THE EMAIL. LOOKING FOR BG THAT ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

3 months ago

Central Casting

FBI: MOST WANTED S2 IS CASTING UNION/NONUNION – WITH DARK COLOR LARGE SUV AVAILABLE TO TEST TOMORROW AND TEST MONDAY AND WORK ON TUESDAY. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE A CAR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
NAME
CONTACT INFO
PHOTO OF YOUR SUV
NOTE THE MAKE MODEL YEAR AND COLOR OF SUV.
NOTE IF YOU HAVE WORKED THIS SHOW BEFORE AND YOUR ROLE.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE A SUV AND FIT THE ROLE.
THANKS!
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3 months ago

Central Casting

FBI: MOST WANTED S2 IS CASTING UNION – TO PORTRAY UPSCALE HOTEL GUESTS WITH CARS AVAILABLE TO TEST TOMORROW AND TEST MONDAY AND WORK ON TUESDAY. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE A CAR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
NAME
CONTACT INFO
PHOTO OF YOUR CAR
NOTE THE MAKE MODEL YEAR AND COLOR OF CAR.
NOTE IF YOU HAVE WORKED THIS SHOW BEFORE AND YOUR ROLE.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND FIT THE ROLE.
THANKS!
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3 months ago

Central Casting

SEEKING UNION MALES AND FEMALES WITH NYC YELLOW TAXIS. APPROX WORK DATES ARE DEC 1ST - DEC 10TH. MUST HAVE FLEX AVAILABILITY! EXTERIOR SHOOT IN NYC. UNION RATE OF $178/8 + $70/hr (4 HR MIN). PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT SELFIE AND PHOTO OF YOUR CAB TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND CAB IN THE SUBJECT LINE. IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE THE MAKE, MODEL, AND YEAR OF YOUR CAR! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Central Casting

CASTING REAL CHOIR FOR NEW NBC SHOW. SEEKING AGES 15-25, ALL ETHNICITIES, REAL CHOIR OF 20+ PEOPLE. SHOOT DATE IS 11/19 IN NYC. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS A MEMBER OF A CHOIR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHOIR CONTACT INFORMATION – PHONE NUMBER
NOTE HOW MANY MEMBERS
NOTE EXPERIENCE
PHOTO OF THE CHOIR AND ITS MEMBERS
MUST BE LOCAL TO THE NYC AREA
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THIS ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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