Register at Central Casting New York

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 with us. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled appointment.

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Step 2

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Come in

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

 

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5 Penn Plaza (10th Floor)
New York, NY 10001

SAG-AFTRA: Mon 2:30pm and Wed 11:45am
Non-Union: Tues and Thurs 10:45am and 3:15pm
Minors: Wed 3:45pm

See our Kids page for more info on minor’s registration

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

Registration times are for new Background Actors. 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.

 

Calendar

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

July 2018

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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Closed for 4th of July
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
 

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.
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.
Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Guests, minors and pets cannot be accommodated. Visit our Kids page for more information on minor registration.
You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to your scheduled appointment. Please arrive no more than 20 minutes early to your session.
Registration is approximately one hour.
We suggest upscale attire. Please arrive camera ready.
No, but you need to be able to work in the New York area.

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.┬áNote: 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.

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