Boy at Minors registration

Register

Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. Get booked on movies and TV shows. It’s free and easy to get started.

Step 1

1

Get ready

Make a reservation to register your minor with us. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled reservation.

At this time minors cannot register online.

Reserve Now

Step 2

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Come in

Bring your minor, their required I-9 documentation, and your photo ID to your scheduled registration session at our New York office. There you’ll complete paperwork, an orientation, and your minor will take a photo for our database.

 

If all dates are gray then please check back. The date is either currently filled or not yet open. New sessions open up exactly 14 days ahead of time. Spots could also open up at any time based on cancellations. Click here for more info.

Required Documentation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an updated form I-9 that went into effect on January 22, 2017. This version requires minors (individuals 17 or under) to meet the same requirements as adults regarding the documents they can present for form I-9. Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid. Adults and minors are both required to either present one original unexpired List A document, or, an original unexpired List B and List C document combination. If presenting a List B document to an E-Verify employer (Central Casting), the employer can only see List B documents that include a photo. Per Federal Law, Central Casting is not permitted to register anyone, minor or adult, who does not have the required documentation.

The non-photo ID options in List B do not apply to minors pursuing employment with E-Verify companies (Central Casting).

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New York, NY 10001

Wednesday 3:45pm

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

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Registration is for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union minors. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your reservation. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to your scheduled session.

Registration FAQs

A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting registers Background Actors to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors to work on set, often for the following day.
If you successfully made a reservation, but did not receive an email, check your junk and other non-inbox folders. You can also search your email for no-reply@calendly.com to locate your reservation confirmation.
Those without required documentation (unexpired originals only, no photocopies) to accompany the I-9 form will be turned away.

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person. Please make a reservation to bring your minor and their required documentation to a minors registration session.
All minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Homeland Security permits only the parent or legal guardian to fill out the I-9 form.
Your minor does not need a work permit to register with Central Casting, but in order to be considered for work, each minor will need an child performer permit issued by the state of New York on file with Central Casting.
Please bring your minor’s current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Pets cannot be accommodated.
Registration is approximately one hour. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your reservation. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to your scheduled session.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, not a right. We respectfully reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm employment authorization. Note: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

  Minors registered with Central Casting

How to get work

Already registered? Bookmark this page to help your minor get booked on set.

Work Step 1

Check our Jobs page for all the latest roles we are casting.
You may also receive a text message* from Casting Directors checking your availability.

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If your minor fits the description

Call the number given or send an email to the address provided on the job posting.

Work Step 3

If your minor gets the job

The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category, and a show name with a passcode to access your minor’s details at the link below.

My Details

 

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Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process in all offices! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit your local office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

Video tutorial on how to register

  • Completed online registration, but don’t have a reservation to visit our office? Here’s a step by step video to help you reserve a spot for registration.

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  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

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SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN IS SEEKING TWINS!!

NON-UNION CAUCASIAN BRUNETTE MINORS AGES 6-10 YEARS OLD TO PORTRAY A PHOTO DOUBLE FOR A PRINCIPAL ACTOR! THIS WORKS TUESDAY JUNE 18TH IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY!. MUST HAVE VALID IDS, WORK PERMIT, AND TRUST ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "TWINS 6.18" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. ALSO INCLUDE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. THANK YOU!
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SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN IS SEEKING UNION OR NON-UNION AMPUTEES WITH A PROSTHETIC LEG TO PORTRAY A SUPPORT GROUP MEMBER. WORK DATES ARE JUNE 13TH & JUNE 14TH. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH DAYS!

PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "GROUP 6.13 & 6.14" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, UNION STATUS, AND WHETHER YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

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AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING - UNION/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY AMERICAN MALE SOLDIERS IN VIETNAM WAR_FITTING TOMORROW 6/6 WORK DATE FRI 6/7_MUST BE COMFORTABLE HOLDING RIFLE_PLEASE LIST ANY MILITARY/POLICE EXPERIENCE_MUST BE COMFORTABLE FAKE BLOOD IN SCENE_GUNFIRE NOISES_EXTERIORS_POSSIBLE ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE_PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM_PLEASE INCLUDE SIZES: HEIGHT/WEIGHT/COAT/SHIRT/PANTS/SHOE_PLEASE LIST ANY VISIBLE TATTOOS - FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING UNION MALES AND FEMALES TO PORTRAY 1970S ACTIVISTS FOR A WARDROBE FITTING MONDAY JUNE 3RD AND WORK ON MONDAY JUNE 10TH.

MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH POSSIBLE HAIRCUT/STYLING. NOTHING TOO DRASTIC! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING. WITH "ACTIVIST 6.10" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFO, SIZES, AND WHETHER YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

THANKS!
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3 weeks ago

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NON UNION FEMALES TO PORTRAY INMATES AT PRISON! LOOKING FOR MENACING CHARACTER FACES!
AVAILABLE FOR WORK ON TUESDAY 6.4.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOU LOOKING MENACING AND CHARACTER-Y. NO SMILING! SHOULD LOOK ROUGH AND DOWN SCALE.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE ANY VISIBLE TATTOOS.
PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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3 weeks ago

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UNION/ NONUNION – AVAIL TUESDAY JUNE 4TH TO PORTRAY HIGH SCHOOL KIDS FROM THE 90’S!! LOOKING FOR COOL 90’S STYLE HAIRCUTS AND 90’S CLOTHES! MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY AND BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. SHOULD BE ABLE TO PORTRAY 18 TO LOOK YOUNGER.
WE WILL BE FITTING PEOPLE FOR THIS ROLE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK (5/30&31)
IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOU IN TRENDY 90’S ATTIRE AND SHOWING OFF A 90’S HAIR STYLES!
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR A FITTING ON EITHER THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE A NONDESCRIPT TYPE BACKPACK. NEON COLORS WELCOME! NOTHING TOO MODERN.
PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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3 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING NON-UNION FEMALES TO PORTRAY BALD JEWISH PRISONERS FOR A FITTING TOMORROW, 5.29 AND WORK FRIDAY 5.31.

IF YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR HAIRCUT THAN THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $750 BUMP! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "PRISONER 5.29" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT SIZES, CONTACT INFO, AND WHETHER YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. THANK YOU!
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3 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES "THE HUNT" SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION ABLE TO PORTRAY VIETNAMESE GIRL DURING VIETNAM WAR - 5-7yrs FITTING 6.3 WORKS 6.7 READ. NO CONFLICTS - MUST BE AVAIL FOR THE FITTING - CIRCA 1970 - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH CHILDS NAME / GIRL / VIETNAM - PLEASE INCLUDE CHILDS NAME, AGE, BIRTHDATE, SIZES, PHONE NUMBER - FILMS IN NYC AREA ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING NON-UNION MEN TO PORTRAY WWII PRISONERS FOR A FITTING TOMORROW, 5.29, & WORK 5.31. MUST BE WILLING TO GET YOUR HEAD SHAVED. $500 BUMP FOR GETTING YOUR HAIR CUT.

LOOKING FOR BG THAT HAVENT WORKED YET! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "PRISONER 5.29" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

IN THE EMAIL PLEASE NOTE IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH GETTING YOUR HEAD SHAVED! ALSO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, UNION STATUS, AND WHETHER YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

THANK YOU!
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4 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES *THE HUNT* SEEKING UNION ABLE TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN DINER PATRONS CIRCA 1977 - FITTING TODAY IN BROOKLYN!!! WORKS 6.5 READ! *IF YOU HAVE NOTE WORKED THE HUNT PLEASE SAY "NEVER WORKED"* PLEASE SEND PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH NAME / DINER PATRON - PLEASE INCLUDE SIZES AND LIST IF YOU WORKED THE SHOW BEFORE - HAIR CANT BE SUPER SHORT FOR GUYS! WOMEN CANT HAVE EXTREMELY LONG HAIR AS WELL - FILMS IN NYC AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING MALES AND FEMALES TO PORTRAY JEWISH WWII PRISONERS FOR FRIDAY MAY 31ST.

IT WILL BE AN EXTERIOR SHOOT! WE'RE LOOKING FOR BG WHO ARE COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE AND BALD IN THE SCENE. THERE WILL BE A $900 BUMP FOR BEING FULLY NUDE AND GETTING YOUR HEAD SHAVED ON THE DAY.

PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO (FULLY CLOTHED) TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "PRISONER 5.31." IN THE EMAIL BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, UNION STATUS, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

THANK YOU!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

JOSH IS LOOKING FOR VERY MUSCULAR MEN TO PORTRAY MUSCULAR GAY MEN IN P-TOWN FOR A NEW SHOW ON STARZ CALLED HIGH TOWN
AVAILABLE WED MAY 21
MUST BE OKAY WEARING JOCK STRAP
FILMING IN LONG ISLAND CITY
PLEASE EMAIL PHOTOS OF YOURSELF SHIRTLESS TO joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com
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4 weeks ago

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COMEDY SERIES SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY TRUMPET & TROMBONE PLAYERS *AVAILABLE THURSDAY, MAY 23RD*

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM W/ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- A NOTE ABOUT YOUR MUSIC EXPERIENCE
- PLEASE NOTE IF YOU'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE A TRUMPET OR TROMBONE FOR THURSDAY
- PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
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1 month ago

Central Casting

UNION/ NONUNION - AVAIL WEDNESDAY 5/22 WITH 2013-2016 GRAY VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND HAVE THE CAR DESCRIBED. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE A 2013-2016 GRAY VW JETTA, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOUR CAR SHOWING ALL ANGLES/ SIDES.
NOTE UNION STATUS.
NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE REQUIRED CAR.
THANK YOU!
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1 month ago

Central Casting

AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING A **RUSH CALL** MINORS AGES 4-15 TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN JEWISH WWII PRISONERS IN MEDICAL EXAMINATION ROOM_FITTING TODAY 5/17 & WORK 5/20_MUST BE AVAIL FOR FITTING TODAY IN BROOKLYN BEFORE 5PM!!_PLEASE SEND PHOTO TO JEFFREY WSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM

MUST HAVE PROPER IDS, WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT INFO. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
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1 month ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY BUFF SHIRTLESS MALE BARTENDERS AT MALE STRIP CLUB *AVAILABLE TUESDAY, 5/21*

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- RECENT SHIRTLESS PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING

**NO TATTOOS** PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY NUDE PHOTOS
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1 month ago

Central Casting

AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION FEMALES TO PORTRAY THE ROLE OF JEWISH PRISONERS *COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE IN SCENE* - AVAIL 5.16 FITTING WORKS 5.21 READ. - MUST BE COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE IN THE SCENE AND HAVING HAIR CUT REALLY SHORT / SHORN HAIR ALMOST AN 1/2 LONG - UNION RATE + BUMP- MUST BE COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE IN SCENE - ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE - IN SCENE THERE WILL BE OTHER ACTORS UNDRESSING GETTING INTO PRISONER ATTIRE - NO CONFLICTS - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME / NUDE AND SHAVED HEAD PRISONER IN SUBJECT LINE- PLEASE SUBMIT 1-3 PHOTOS - NO NUDE PHOTOS - PLEASE LIST FULL NAME, ALL SIZES, UNION STATUS, PHONE NUMBER - NO CONFLICTS! PLEASE LIST IF YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS AND WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED AND HOW BIG - IF YOU HAVE NO TATTOOS PLEASE SAY - NO TATTOOS - CIRCA 1944 GERMANY - CONCENTRATION CAMP - PLEASE STATE IF COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE AND HAVING HAIR CUT ON DAY TO BEING AS SHORT AS A HALF AN INCH ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Central Casting

SEEKING NON-UNION FEMALES TO PORTRAY JEWISH WWII PRISONERS FOR A FITTING THURSDAY MAY 16TH AND STEINER STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN AND WORK ON TUESDAY MAY 21ST AT FORT TOTTEN IN QUEENS.

IN THE SCENE YOU WILL BE UNDRESSING FROM STREET CLOTHES INTO UNDERWEAR! THIS WILL BE FOR A $100 BUMP ON TOP OF YOUR DAY RATE. NO TATTOOS!

PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO, FULLY CLOTHED, TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH " NU PRISONER 5.16" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CURRENT UNION STATUS, CURRENT SIZES, CONTACT INFORMATION, AND WHETHER YOU'RE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

THANK YOU!
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Calendar

Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting New York office.

June 2019

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  • Re-Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Registration Closed
  • Anti-Harassment Training
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • Minors Only Registration
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Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

Once you receive your minor’s work details, they’re officially booked.

It’s important to write down your minor’s work information so you’re prepared when you head to set.

FAQs

Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., your minor) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your minor’s availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. Your minor becomes “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire your minor until the show looks at their picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If your minor is offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire your minor first. Your minor is still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for them.
The Casting Director will give you your minor’s booking information. Be sure to write this information down. Certain shows or Casting Directors may provide additional information via email or a wardrobe blog. Please review all provided information to ensure your minor is ready for work when you arrive to set.
Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume your minor is no longer needed.
Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.
 

SMS Texting

Casting Directors may choose to reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking availability, Casting Directors will now be able to send follow up messages, and in some cases, details through text message.
All messages from Central Casting will be personalized with your minor’s name (as it appears in our system), reference the project name, and all replies will appear in the same thread.
Central Casting is now using SMS text messages to check availability, ask questions related to the call or booking and/or provide preliminary details. The message format may look like this:

Example SMS message
Our Casting Directors will review the responses and then reach out to any Background Actor selected to be booked. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. As always, you know you are booked when you receive your details.
When a Casting Director asks if you are available without time restrictions, they want to know if you are available to work the whole day, even if the location or time were to change. For example, if you know you are not available between 1-2pm, you would answer: No.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once your minor is booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books your minor for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure they’re not double booked for the same day.
When we receive your message, we send you a quick confirmation text message, like the following:
  • “(Your Name), Your “YES” response has been received. Thank you. Remember, you are not booked unless you receive your details.”
  • “(Your Name), Your “NO” response has been received. Thank you.”
  • “(Your Name), Please respond only Yes or No.”
  • “(Your Name), Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions for this role.”
If you didn’t receive a confirmation response, please send your response again. Please note: the system is engineered to only accept a YES or NO response.
If you don’t hear back from a Casting Director with booking details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.
Yes, simply reply to the original message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation with a Casting Director, you will only be able to change your response to the most recent message. Please note: after you have received your details and are booked, you must follow the appropriate procedure if you need to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If your minor is booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your minor’s details may be provided to you via SMS text message, their full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions may still be available as part of an info tape, wardrobe blog, or email from the Casting Director. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you when you arrive to set.
Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
Thank you for your response. Sending a “Yes” response tells the Casting Directors that you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee that you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.
Please send your response again.
Central Casting will use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific project, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
In order for our system to read your response and provide it to the Casting Directors, we need to limit the text to only Yes or No.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
Not all carriers and phone service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint for example, may split long messages. Unfortunately, when this happens, there is no guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.
No, the messages are only in English.
Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

On Set

Once your minor has booked a job, they are ready to get on set!

A guardian must always accompany a minor on set. It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you and your minor arrive, check in with your contact and get your minor’s voucher.

Your time on set will vary, but a typical day lasts up to 12 hours. Your minor is an important part of the production, please ensure they are professional and have a good attitude on set.

Be sure to read our article What to Do When Your Minor Books a Job for everything you need to know about being on set.

FAQs

It is critical that you write down all work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding work information call 646.205.8244 ext. 4.
Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your minor. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
Have your minor’s work permit and school work ready to show the teacher. Bringing homework is required, even if the minor is home schooled.
You will be on set with them, behind the scenes. Please stay within your designated area and do not interfere with production. Be prepared to accompany your minor when they go to wardrobe, set, and to school.
Another guardian (21+) must accompany the minor.
Another guardian (21+) who is not working on the show must accompany the minor.
Do not bring anyone to set who is not working, including other children.
When your minor gets booked for a job, ask the Casting Director how to get call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Roles change from set to set, but often a Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When your minor is not required on set, you both will be taken to a holding area or to the school area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while your minor is not working.
During designated meal breaks, craft services will provide food. Please eat breakfast before you arrive. Guardians, please allow all minors to get their meals before you get yours. Do not ask craft services for food outside of your designated meal times. If your child has special dietary needs, please bring food to set with you. It is not production’s responsibilty to supply specialty food. You are allowed to bring snacks to eat throughout the day.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When your minor registers with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week your minor worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your minor’s Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your minor’s voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
You may change it on your minor’s voucher when they work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your minor’s address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment. For your convenience, we have a notary available free of charge by reservation only. You can set up a reservation by calling 800.562.2718 between 8am-5pm.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your minor’s name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) they worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable your minor to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your minor’s W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your minor’s tax form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your minor’s file current so Casting Directors know their look and details. You must re-register your minor every three years for them to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Monday and Wednesday 10:15am

You must have a reservation and photo ID to visit our office at 5 Penn Plaza. You will not be admitted through security without a scheduled reservation. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your session. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled reservation.

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FAQs

Your minor and the required documentation to accompany the I-9 form.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates. SAG-AFTRA members should always bring their current SAG-AFTRA card when they visit our office.

A digital photo of your minor can be taken in our office when you come to update their profile. If you would like additional photos added to your profile, bring the photos to an update session. Only hard copies of photos will be accepted. We cannot accept discs, CDs, or memory sticks. Photos submitted will not be returned.
You can change their status during update times. You must present your minor’s identification along with their current SAG-AFTRA card and fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during the update times.

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