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Check your messages

Casting Directors will either email or text to check your minor’s availability and ask follow up questions. You can also directly respond to these messages through the inbox in your minor’s online profile.

Be sure to fill out the availability calendar in their profile, which Casting Directors will use when considering them for roles.

You can also check our Jobs page for roles they fit.


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If you are available

Reply to the message as soon as possible and be sure to answer all relevant questions.

If submitting via the Jobs page, email the address provided on the job posting. Don’t forget to attach requested photos or other materials.


3

If your minor gets the job

When you’re booked, the Casting Director will tell you how to get your minor’s details and call time changes. This will likely be in the form a Details Blog and a Call Time Change Box phone number. Be sure to write this information down for reference.


Notices

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

Minor’s Talent Onboarding

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

Make a reservation for New Talent Onboarding (Adults)

  • Reservations are now open for New Talent Onboarding for adults. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to onboard you. At this time, Re-Registration and Updates, Minor’s Talent Onboarding, and other events are still on hold. Please do not visit our office unless you have a reservation for Talent Onboarding. Learn More.

Tech support chat

  • Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

Now Casting with our online self-service platform

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

Claim your online profile

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

Paycheck and payroll information

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

Sick and Safe Time Act

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

Educational Resources for COVID-19 Testing

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

Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Black Lives Matter

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

Introducing myEP

  • Access your pay history, tax information and more info for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com. Click here for more details.
Important message from Jennifer Bender

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

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
2 days ago
Central Casting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 weeks ago
Central Casting

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

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

Reserve on our website here:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-sag-aftra/
... See MoreSee Less

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 month ago
Central Casting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
... See MoreSee Less

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

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

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

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

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Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 

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Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 

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Please click “reserve now” above to reserve your spot if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated.

 

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Ensure Your Minor is Active

1
Renew your minor’s child performer permit

Minor’s child performer permits are valid for 12 months. You can apply for a child performer permit on the NY Department of Labor website.

If you need to receive your permit by a certain date, the DOL says to allow 15 days for processing.

2
Send new child performer permit to Central Casting

Email your child’s new permit to: regccny@centralcasting.com

We will update your minor’s profile within 2 business days.

3
Complete anti-harassment training with Central Casting

For more about anti-harassment training, please visit our Required Training page.

4
Claim and update your minor’s online profile

First claim your child’s profile, then log in to update their information. Be sure to update their look and sizes as they change and upload current photos.


Profile Management

When you register your minor with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage their availability, update their photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service platform. Our Casting Directors use your child’s online profile to consider them for roles.

If you previously registered your minor with Central Casting before the launch of our online self-service platform, a profile has already been created for them. To access your child’s information, please claim their profile using the email address they have on file with Central Casting.

Required Training

Parents or legal guardians of minors age 13 and younger should take the training in place of the minor. By taking the training in place of a minor age 13 or younger, the parent or legal guardian is certifying that they have completed the training and will explain the material to the minor. Minors age 14 and above need to take the training themselves to remain active and eligible to be booked.

More information

Profile Management FAQs

For technical support, please contact 855.500.2055, helpme@centralcasting.com, or tech support chat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Your child is booked to work when you accept an offer for work and receive their details.

When a Casting Director contacts you about work for your minor, you will receive an alert in their profile inbox and an email or text from our online self-service platform. We recommend setting up email alerts so you never miss a message from Central Casting. To learn how to set up email alerts on your device, read these instructions.

To learn more about availability messages, first avail, and other booking terminology, see our article First Avail: Everything You Need to Know.

FAQs

  • What do I do if my minor is going to be late or need to cancel their booking?

    Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace your child. Note: You cannot cancel via text message. You must call our office.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    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., kid actors) it employs.


  • What does “checking your availability” mean?

    “Checking your availability” means that a Casting Director is preparing the look for a show for a future date and is checking if your minor is available to work that day. When Central Casting checks their availability, we are not offering or guaranteeing work, we are only asking if they can work without time restrictions on a specific date or date range. “Without time restrictions” means that there are no possible conflicts that would prevent your child from working that day. When preparing for and booking their shows, Casting Directors may not know call times until they get additional information from production and those call times often change through the night and early morning. That’s why you and your minor need to have all day availability when responding as avail to these messages.


  • What does “first avail” mean?

    “First avail” means that you have confirmed your child’s availability, but the Casting Director cannot book them right away. Your minor is not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive their details. So when they are on first avail, they are not officially booked and are still able to look for other work. If your minor is offered another job or put on first avail for another job, please call the initial Casting Director they are on first avail for before accepting the offer; the first avail show may choose to hire them first. Also, if your minor’s availability changes while on first avail, please call our office as soon as possible to let us know they are no longer available to work.


  • How do I get my minor’s details?

    The Casting Director will give you your child’s booking information, often in the form of a Details Blog. You will use the show name and 4-digit passcode given to you to access their booking information.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    Please check your voicemail before calling Central Casting. If the Casting Director did not leave a message, wait to see if you hear back. If you do not receive a call back, assume your minor is no longer needed.


  • What is a rush call?

    Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. When you respond to a rush call, you and your minor may be required to get to set as soon as possible.


  • Where can I view the New York Anti-Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy?

    You can view the New York Anti-Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy here and the Sexual Harassment Complaint Form here.


  • Why has my minor not been contacted for work in a while?

    Our Casting Directors book Background Actors based on the needs of production. Be sure to fill out your child’s profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles they can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.


  • What can I do to help my minor get booked?

    Through our online self-service platform, you can now edit your minor’s online profile and receive job inquiries from Casting Directors. Here are some tips to ensure you’re putting your child in the best position to be booked.

    1. To get booked by Central Casting, you must first claim your minor’s online profile. To claim, select the log in button in our website menu, then choose the claim profile option. Once claimed, you will be able to log in and get jobs through our online self-service platform.
    2. Casting Directors use the information in your child’s profile, like hair color, eye color, sizes, etc., when booking their shows. By filling out their profile completely and accurately, your minor will show up in more searches for roles they fit.
    3. Upload photos of your child in different looks and wardrobe. Casting Directors use these photos to make sure your minor’s look fits the role.
    4. Manage your child’s availability calendar. Keeping their availability up to date lets Casting Directors know when to contact you for work and helps ensure they don’t become double booked.
    5. Reply to emails and texts promptly. You will receive availability messages, job inquiries, and other communications from Central Casting via email. Be sure to enable alerts so you never miss a job opportunity. Also, add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list, so emails don’t get lost in junk or other folders. Casting Directors may also reach out via text message and you can also view all communications in the messages folder of your minor’s online profile.

Messaging

  • How do I submit my minor for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when your child fits the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out their online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.


  • How do I know the message came from Central Casting?

    Emails will always come from DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com and include a link to reply to the message via your online profile. SMS text messages can come from a variety of numbers, but will always include a link to reply via our online self-service platform. These inquiries will also appear in your minor’s online profile.

    Emails from Central Casting will include your name, a message from the casting director, and a link to our online self-service platform.

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

    Our Casting Directors will review their responses then reach out if they intend to book your child. If they are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. Remember, your minor is booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does the phrase “without time restrictions” mean?

    When booking, Casting Directors may not know the call time (which can often change before the shoot), so they need you to have completely open availability on the date in question. For example, if your child cannot work between 3-4pm, they are not available without time restrictions.


  • I didn’t see the message until later. Can I still respond?

    Yes, always respond as soon as you can. Some messages will expire after a certain amount of time. When this happens, you will see a notification that submissions are closed. We recommend enabling alerts for Central Casting through your email provider so you can always respond to job inquiries on time.


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

    Yes, you are responsible for letting Central Casting know when your minor is available to work. Once booked, you are also responsible for them not becoming double booked. If your child is on first avail, please let that Casting Director know before accepting another offer.


  • How do I know you received my response?

    After you respond to a message, you will be sent a notification detailing your response and confirmation we received it.


  • Why am I unable to reply to an availability message?

    Casting Directors may only accept responses for a certain period of time and your message may have expired. If the message has expired and we’re no longer accepting submissions for the role for which you were contacted, you will see a page that explains this when you try to respond.


  • What if I don’t hear back from a Casting Director?

    If you don’t hear back with an offer for work and details, your minor is not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.


  • What are my child’s booking details?

    Once you have accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will let you know how to access your minor’s details, which will likely be in the form of a Details Blog. To access their details, enter the show name and passcode given to you in the My Details section of our website. Casting Directors get booking information as it comes in from production, so you likely will not receive details until the evening before the shoot.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box for my call time changes?

    Yes, your minor’s call time changes will be updated on the Call Time Change Box. You can find the Call Time Change Box information in their Details Blog.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean my child is officially booked?

    You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a message then never hear back from the Casting Director?

    Thank you for replying. Your response lets the Casting Director know your child is interested and available to work, but does not guarantee they will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. When you respond to a text message directly, you will get a message indicating that you can only reply “Stop” to end text communication. We do not accept “yes,” “no,” or any other response through text message.


  • Can I call the number I received the text message from?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. Please call our main line at 646.205.8244.


  • Why was there a link in my message?

    While you may receive an email or text message, all communication with Casting Directors happens through our online self-service platform. Each communication will include a link to your minor’s online profile where you can reply to the message.


  • Can I get messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    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.


  • Can I change my response?

    If your minor’s availability has changed after responding to a message, please call our office at 646.205.8244.


  • I’m not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these messages?

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Most likely your phone number was previously owned by someone signed up with us or provided to us in error.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which your child would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please reply “STOP” to the text message you received.


  • How do I set up email alerts on an iPhone?

    Adding Central Casting as a VIP sender ensures you don’t miss out on job inquiries and other communications. If you have an iPhone, follow these steps. If you have another device, please check your email app settings.

    1. Open an email from Central Casting
    2. Tap on Central Casting in the “from” field at the top of the page
    3. Select “add to VIP” below Central Casting’s contact information

On Set

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

Please ensure your child shows up to set on time and camera ready.

FAQs

Payroll

When your minor signs up with Central Casting, we become their employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying them. You’ll know they are paid by us if their voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners. Payroll and casting are handled separately, so if you have questions about your child’s paycheck, contact our payroll department directly.

For payroll updates, read our article Your Paycheck and Other Payroll Questions Answered.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

myEP

To change your minor’s address, view their pay history, compare paychecks, and more, log in or sign up with myEP. When signing up for the first time, please use the same email address your minor has on file with Central Casting. To learn more, watch the myEP video from Entertainment Partners.

FAQs

Updates

Updates are currently on hold due to COVID-19. You can upload photos and update your minor’s information in their online profile. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

Once signed up with Central Casting, you can update your minor’s profile information and add additional photos by logging in to their online profile. By keeping your child’s information current, our Casting Directors can consider them for a variety of roles.

Address change
To change your minor’s address with payroll, please log in or sign up with myEP. If signing up for the first time, please use the email address your minor has on file with Central Casting. It’s important that the minor’s email is unique and not the same one listed in the file of parents or guardians signed up with Central Casting.

Work permit
Please send updated work permits to regccny@centralcasting.com

SAG-AFTRA status
Need to update your status as a SAG-AFTRA member? Submit Here

FAQs