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

Schedule an appoinment to register your minor with us. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled appointment.

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Step 2

2

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 “Unavailable” 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 Per the Department of Homeland Security, a list C document alone is no longer valid.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).

5 Penn Plaza (10th Floor)
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 appointment. 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.
This online registration process is currently only available for adults in Georgia and Louisiana. There is no online registration in Los Angeles or New York at this time. Please make a reservation to bring your minor and their required documentation to our New York office.
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.
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 appointment. 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

 

Notices

Now hiring a full-time Casting Assistant

  • We are hiring a full-time Casting Assistant to join our New York casting staff. Learn more and apply on our careers page.

Pose Submissions

  • Can’t make it to our Pose open registration? We are looking for Union and Non-Union talent who appear 18-35 to portray African American & Latinx gay men and transgender men & women for 1980s HOUSE BALL scenes. You can submit your information online to be considered for future roles. Submit now.

Are you getting our texts?

  • 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 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.

Registration Reservations

  • To register and update in New York you must reserve a spot in one of our registration or update sessions. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled appointment. Click here to reserve now!

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Central Casting

NON UNION AVAIL MONDAY 2/25 TO PORTRAY UPSCALE JAZZ CLUB ATTENDEES. LOOKING FOR COOL, CONTEMPORARY HAIRSTYLES, TRENDY WARDROBE FOR A NIGHT OUT. MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY. 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
CURRENT PHOTOS, PREFERABLY OF YOU IN TRENDY, NIGHT OUT ATTIRE.
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
THANK YOU!
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4 days ago

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COMEDY SERIES SEEKING BABIES! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian newborns. 15 days-3 months old. Flex availability Feb 25th-March 8th. Filming in Long Island City, Queens. If interested, please email the following to alexcsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. If you know of any dates within this range that you are not available please not them in your email
6. PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN HAVE THE CHILD WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, AND IDENTIFICATION
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4 days ago

Central Casting

JOSH AND ANDREW ARE LOOKING FOR UNION WOMEN TO PORTRAY HOLLYWOOD STARLETS WITH FORMAL GOWNS. AVAIL WED FEBRUARY 20TH. FILMING IN MANHATTAN.

PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOU IN YOUR GOWN TO ANDREWBSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE SUBJECT LINE "GALA GUEST"
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5 days ago

Central Casting

SEEKING IDENTICAL TWINS 6-8 YRS OLD to portray wedding guests!! Flex availability Feb 26th-28th. Filming in NYC. If interested, please email the following to svusubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "Identical Twins"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Children's names & age
3. Current photo of twins
4. Note if your children already have a valid work permit & trust account set up.
DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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5 days ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray newborns. 15 days-3 months old. Flex availability Feb 21st-March 4th. Filming in Westchester County, NY/NYC. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. If you know of any dates within this range that you are not available please not them in your email.
*If you are submitting multiples, please note if they are identical or fraternal.
DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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5 days ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING UNION OR NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY A LATINX SPECIAL ABILITY ELECTRIC GUITAR PLAYER *AVAILABLE TUESDAY 2/19*

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- UNION OR NON-UNION
- A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- A NOTE ABOUT YOUR GUITAR PLAYING EXP.
- A VIDEO OF YOU PLAYING GUITAR
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6 days ago

Central Casting

Aaron is casting for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Non-Union to portray female inmates
*NEVER worked on the series - NEW FACES only*
Must be fully available on Weds 2/20
Hair must be natural (no wigs/weaves/extensions) and nails need to be plain (no polish/gels/acrylics/anything clear). Piercings need to be removed.
If available please email orangesubmissions@centralcasting.com
Include NAME, PHONE NUMBER, PHOTO.

This is our final episode of the series so if you've been waiting to work now's your chance to submit!
Again CANNOT HAVE PREVIOUSLY WORKED ON THE SERIES.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

UNION/NONUNION MEN 5'8-5'11 BALDING + WHITE/GRAY HAIR, WHO APPEAR IN THEIR 60s to 80s & WHO APPEAR CAUCASIAN TO PORTRAY DEAD BODY PHOTO DOUBLE IN CASKET AVAIL FRIDAY 2/15. TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SEND PHOTOS OF FRONT & BACK OF HAIR, FULL BODY PHOTO, ALL SIZES, CONTACT INFO, UNION/NONUNION STATUS TO GMARTINSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION/NONUNION PHOTO DOUBLE – TO PORTRAY AFRICAN AMEICAN MALE, BALD, VERY, VERY SLIM BUILD, COMFORTABLE PORTRAYING A DEAD BODY. WORK DATE IS TBD IN MID-LATE FEB. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
CURRENT PHOTO OF THE FRONT *AND* BACK OF YOUR HEAD SHOWING BALDNESS.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH EXTENSIVE BODY MAKE UP
PLEASE NOTE UNION STATUS
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE.
THANK YOU
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Now hiring!
We are hiring a full-time Casting Assistant to join our New York casting staff. Learn more and apply on our careers page.
www.centralcasting.com/careers/openings/
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Now hiring!
We are hiring a full-time Casting Assistant to join our New York casting staff. Learn more and apply on our careers page.
https://www.centralcasting.com/careers/openings/

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

*MINORS* AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE OR FEMALES, AGES 9-13; AVAIL TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 2/6,TO PHOTO DOUBLE ON PREMIUM CABLE SERIES. MUST BE 4'9-5'1; SLIM BUILD, SEMI HAIR LONG AND ABLE TO BE BRAIDED OR HAVE BRAIDS. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT.
IF YOUR CHILD FITS THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHILD'S FULL LEGAL NAME
PARENT/ GUARDIAN CONTACT INFORMATION
SEVERAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD SHOWING HAIR, FULL BODY PHOTO.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR CHILD HAS A VALID WORK PERMIT/ TRUST ACCOUNT
NOTE IF YOUR CHILD IS REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
WORK DATE WEDNESDAY 2/6
THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION/ NON UNION TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AVAIL TO FIT TOMORROW, WORK 2/11&12. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. AVAIL ALL 3 DAYS INCLUDING FITTING TOMORROW.
IF YOU FIT THE ROLE PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
CURRENT CANDID PHOTO
NOTE UNION STATUS
NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

THIS OPEN CALL IS CURRENTLY FULL
Please stay tuned for additional dates. You can also keep checking www.centralcasting.com/pose to see if any spots become available due to cancellations.

Open Casting Call - Saturday 2/16
Casting for Union & Non-Union to portray African American and Latinx 18-35 year old Transgender and LGBTQ House Ball Attendees to work as paid extras on season 2 of Pose.
For more info or to reserve a time please visit www.centralcasting.com/pose
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THIS OPEN CALL IS CURRENTLY FULL
Please stay tuned for additional dates. You can also keep checking www.centralcasting.com/pose to see if any spots become available due to cancellations. 

Open Casting Call - Saturday 2/16
Casting for Union & Non-Union to portray African American and Latinx 18-35 year old Transgender and LGBTQ House Ball Attendees to work as paid extras on season 2 of Pose. 
For more info or to reserve a time please visit www.centralcasting.com/pose

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

CASTING *MINORS* 15-16, CAUCASIAN MALES TO PORTRAY KIDS ON BASKETBALL TEAM. PLEASE READ ALL INFO CAREFULLY! WE ARE LOOKING FOR CAUCASIAN MALES, 15-16, YEARS OLD WHO PLAY BASKETBALL AND/ OR ARE ON A BASKETBALL TEAM. SHOOT DATE IS 2/5 (TENTATIVE AFTERNOON CALL TIME).
PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHILD’S FULL LEGAL NAME
CURRENT PHOTO PARENT/ GUARDIAN
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
CHILDS AGE,
NOTE IF THEY HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT SET UP. NOTE BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE.
NOTE IF YOUR CHILD IS CURRENTLY ON A BASKETBALL TEAM/ LEAGUE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PASS ALONG TO ANYONE WHO MAY FIT ROLE AND IS ON A BASKETBALL TEAM. THANK YOU!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian newborns. 15 days-3 months old. Flex availability Feb 8th-20th. Filming in Westchester County, NY/NYC. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. If you know of any dates within this range that you are not available please not them in your email.
*If you are submitting multiples, please note if they are identical or fraternal.
DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NOW CASTING: EXPERT/TRICK HULA HOOPERS - FILMING IN LONG ISLAND, FULL DAY SHOOT, TUES 2/5. PAID.

PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO OR HEADSHOT to LUCYBG@centralcasting.com - SUBJECT LINE: HULA HOOPER

INCLUDE NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and note your skill level or IG handle for videos if you have

**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ROLE***
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING UNION OR NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY LATINO MALE MUSICIANS *AVAILABLE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH*

*WE'RE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER, TROMBONE PLAYER, AND TRUMPET PLAYER.

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- UNION OR NON-UNION
- RECENT CANDID PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- VIDEO OF YOU PLAYING YOUR INSTRUMENT
- A NOTE ABOUT YOUR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
- LIST OF YOUR CURRENT WARDROBE SIZES
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING 6-MONTH OLD FOR *THURSDAY, JANUARY 31ST* FILMING IN THE NYC AREA.

ALL MINORS MUST HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, AND IDENTIFICATION. FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM W/ YOUR NAME & CONTACT INFO, A PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD, AND HIS/HER NAME & DATE OF BIRTH. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, AND ID.
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING UNION / NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY ACOUSTIC BASS GUITARIST - CAUCASIAN / MALE / SIZE 50R SUIT COAT *AVAIL TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH*

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- UNION / NON-UNION
- RECENT PHOTO
- CURRENT WARDROBE SIZES (SUIT COAT / PANTS)
- VIDEO OF YOU PLAYING ACOUSTIC BASS GUITAR
- NOTE ABOUT YOUR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*MINORS* AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE, AGES 9-13; AVAIL TO PHOTO DOUBLE ON PREMIUM CABLE SERIES. MUST BE 4'9-5'1; SLIM BUILD, HAIR ABLE TO BE BRAIDED OR HAVE BRAIDS. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT.
IF YOUR CHILD FITS THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHILD'S FULL LEGAL NAME
PARENT/ GUARDIAN CONTACT INFORMATION
SEVERAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD SHOWING HAIR, FULL BODY PHOTO.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR CHILD HAS A VALID WORK PERMIT/ TRUST ACCOUNT
NOTE IF YOUR CHILD IS REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
WORK DATE TBD EARLY FEBRUARY
THANK YOU!
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Calendar

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

February 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Registration Closed
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4
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
5
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
6
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
7
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
8
  • Registration Closed
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11
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
12
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
13
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
14
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
15
  • Registration Closed
16
17
18
  • Closed for Registration
19
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
20
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
21
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
22
  • Registration Closed
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24
25
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
26
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
27
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
28
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
 

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 appointment only. You can set up an appointment 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. 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 an appointment and photo ID to visit our office at 5 Penn Plaza. You will not be admitted through security without a scheduled appointment. 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 appointment.

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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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