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Work Step 1

Check our Jobs page for all the latest roles we are casting.
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Work Step 2

If you fit the description

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

Work Step 3

If you get the job

The Casting Director will give you your 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 details at the link below.

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If you have not been booked by 7pm and are completely available without restrictions for the next day, you can add yourself to the After Hours Availability List for a chance to be booked on replacements and rush calls.

 

Notices

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  • All registered Central Casting New York talent can now claim and manage their talent profile online. Through your online profile, you can conveniently take required training and keep your contact information up to date. Claim your profile.

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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.

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6 hours ago

Central Casting

NEW FX SERIES SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY MALE + FEMALE 1970'S PARTY GUESTS - AVAILABLE FOR A WARDROBE FITTING ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST IN BROOKLYN + FILMING ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH IN MANHATTAN.

INTERIOR + EXTERIOR APRIL/SPRING SEASON. POSSIBLE LATE NIGHT/OVERNIGHT. COMFORTABLE W/ ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE AND POSSIBLE HAIR TRIM IF NEEDED.

FOR CONSIDERATION - PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ANDREWBSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM W/ YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFO, A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, AND YOUR CURRENT WARDROBE SIZES. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

*NO TATTOOS/PIERCINGS/STREAKED HAIR. NO MODERN LOOKS*
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6 hours ago

Central Casting

NEW FX SERIES SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY 1970'S MALE PARTY GUESTS - AVAILABLE FOR A WARDROBE FITTING ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH IN BROOKLYN + FILMING ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH IN MANHATTAN.

INTERIOR + EXTERIOR APRIL/SPRING SEASON. POSSIBLE LATE NIGHT/OVERNIGHT. COMFORTABLE W/ ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE AND POSSIBLE HAIR TRIM IF NEEDED.

FOR CONSIDERATION - PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO LAURENASUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM W/ YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFO, A RECENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, AND YOUR CURRENT WARDROBE SIZES. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

*NO TATTOOS/PIERCINGS/STREAKED HAIR. NO MODERN LOOKS*
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1 day ago

Central Casting

NON-UNION to portray tattooed female inmates. Avail 10/29-10/31. We are looking for people with visible tattoos in places such as arms, neck, and face. Must have access to your tattoo artist(s) in order to get tattoo clearances signed. If interested please email the following to NewAsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "Tattooed Inmate"
1. Name & contact info
2. Photo of yourself
3. Photos of each of your tattoos and the location of them
4. Do you have access to your artist(s)?
5. Are you available all 3 days?
6. Are you registered with Central Casting?

*DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST*
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2 days ago

Central Casting

NEW STARZ SERIES IS SEEKING UNION AND NON-UNION MALES AND FEMALES TO PORTRAY A DJ WITH YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH. THIS WILL BE AN EXTERIOR SHOOT FOR CURRENT SEASON IN QUEENS. THIS WILL BE FOR THE SPECIAL ABILITY RATE OF $184/8.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "DJ 10.18" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND WHAT EQUIPMENT YOU CAN BRING! THANKS!
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3 days ago

Central Casting

~SEEKING NEWBORN BABIES FOR BRAVO TV SHOW! ~
Accepting submissions for babies age 3 weeks to 5 months old!!

Can be a single baby, twins or triplets!

-Films on Thursday 10/17

If interested, please email the following to LindsayDSubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Use the subject line "The Sinner - Newborn Baby" and note:
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies (no bows or hats in the pictures please)

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

APPLE TV SERIES SEEKING - NON UNION TO PORTRAY MIDWEST OLDER COUPLE WITH CARS OR TRUCKS (NOT FANCY CARS) FITTING 10.15 works 10.29 and 10.30 - 2 DAYS WORK- PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOURSELF TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME / RUN DOWN CAR/ OLDER COUPLE IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND A PHOTO OF YOUR CAR - CARS SHOULD BE NICE FANCY, BEAT UP CARS ARE GREAT, SCRAPES AND DENTS ARE GREAT - PLEASE LIST YEAR MAKE AND COLOR OF CAR - NO RED OR WHITE - PICK UP TRUCKS ARE GREAT!! - VERY FEATURED SCENE WAIVING OUT OF CAR!!! NY AREA!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Central Casting

NEW STARZ SERIES IS SEEKING UNION MALES AND FEMALES TO PORTRAY A COLLEGE BAND STUDENTS WITH INSTRUMENTS FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH. THIS WILL BE AN EXTERIOR SHOOT IN THE BRONX! THERE WILL BE NO ACTUAL PERFORMING IN THE SCENE!

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASITNG.COM WITH "BAND" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND NOTE WHAT KIND OF INSTRUMENT YOU CAN PROVIDE!

MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. THANKS!
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1 week ago

Central Casting

APPLE TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY MIDWEST TOWN FOLK WITH OLDER BEAT UP CARS - WORKS 10/29 - PLEASE SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOUR VEHICLE AND YOURSELF TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME / RUN DOWN CAR IN SUBJECT LINE - THINK OLDER PICK UPS, BEAT UP CARS, NOTHING NEW OR SHINY, NOT PERIOD CARS - THE MORE BEAT UP THE VEHICLE THE BETTER - PLEASE LIST YEAR MAKE AND COLOR OF CAR- NO RED OR WHITE- PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, UNION STATUS, PHOTOS AND PHONE IN BODY OF EMAIL - NY AREA - ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Central Casting

**MINOR PHOTO DOUBLE** Union/Non-Union to portray Asian male photo double, approx 4’7”-5’2”, 85-110lbs. Tentative shoot days are looking like Fri 10/11 & Tue 10/15 in Brooklyn. Must have valid work permit & trust account. If interested, please email the following to NewAsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "Tawan PD- your child's name."
1. Name, age & contact info
2. Recent photo of your child showing their current haircut
3. Sizes: height, weight, shirt, pants, shoe.
4. Union status: SAG-AFTRA or Non-Union
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1 week ago

Central Casting

The October 8 deadline to complete your required anti-harassment training has passed. If you have not taken your anti-harassment training you will not be able to submit for jobs until you complete the training. Once you complete the anti-harassment training you will become active and eligible to be booked.

Completing your required anti-harassment training is easy! Learn more on our website at: www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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The October 8 deadline to complete your required anti-harassment training has passed. If you have not taken your anti-harassment training you will not be able to submit for jobs until you complete the training. Once you complete the anti-harassment training you will become active and eligible to be booked.

Completing your required anti-harassment training is easy! Learn more on our website at: https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

ANDREW IS LOOKING FOR TWIN BABIES TO PORTRAY HISPANIC TWINS FOR NEW APPLE TV SERIES_6MONTHS TO 10MONTHS_AVAILABLE THURSDAY, THURS OCT 24TH IN MANHATTAN_PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO andrewbsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH THE SUBJECT LINE "TWINS". PLEASE INCLUDE IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL:
PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME/CONTACT INFO
BABY'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH
WEIGHT/INCHES/CLOTHING SIZE
CURRENT PHOTO
WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

JOSH IS LOOKING FOR BABIES TO PORTRAY CHINESE_6MONTHS OR UNDER_AVAILABLE TOMORROW, THURS OCT 3RD_QUICK PHOTO SHOOT IN ASTORIA_APPROXIMATELY 12PM CALL TIME_PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH THE SUBJECT LINE "BABY". PLEASE INCLUDE IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL:
PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME/CONTACT INFO
BABY'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH
WEIGHT/INCHES/CLOTHING SIZE
CURRENT PHOTO
WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT.
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Josh is looking for minors to portray Chinese babies for a new CBS show_AGE 6-8 MONTHS_Available TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th_TBD LOCATION_Must have VALID WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, PHOTO ID_please send photos to joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Please include: NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION, AGE OF CHILD, IF THEY HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, PHOTO ID. Subject Line "BABIES" ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

~SEEKING NEWBORN BABIES FOR POPULAR USA NETWORK TV SHOW! ~
Accepting submissions for babies age 3 weeks to 3 months old!!

Can be a single baby, twins or triplets!

-Available for an interview on Monday 9/30
-Available October 7 & October 8th for filming in Brooklyn.

If interested, please email the following to LindsayDSubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Use the subject line "The Sinner - Newborn Baby" and note:
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies (no bows or hats in the pictures please)

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNTITLED COMEDY FEATURE FILM IS SEEKING UNION/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY FEMALE TENNIS PLAYERS WITH EXPERIENCE_PLEASE NOTE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND SKILL LEVEL_FLEX AVAIL IN OCTOBER_EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION/ NONUNION – MALES TO PORTRAY EAST-INDIAN GRANDFATHER TYPE. 75-95 YEARS OLD! AVAIL TUESDAY OCTOBER 1ST. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL CURRENT PHOTOS OF YOURSELF.
NOTE UNION STATUS
NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS, ONLY SUBMIT TO THIS EMAIL IF YOU FIT THIS PARTICULAR ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS - SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY PEDESTRIANS WITH STREET RACING STYLE CARS. THINK CARS WITH SPOILERS, DROPPED, TINTED WINDOWS. THINK JAPANESE MADE CARS LIKE ACCORDS, CRX, ETC... ALSO CARS LIKE ACURA AND SUBARU STI'S - PLEASE NOTE THESE CARS SHOULD LOOK LIKE STREET RACING CARS! NOT THE TYPE OF CAR YOU BUY FROM THE DEALERSHIP- WORKS 9.24 . PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO AADAMOSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM -PUT YOUR NAME / STREET RACING STYLE CAR IN SUBJECT LINE. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR INFO ALONG WITH PHOTO OF YOU AND A PHOTO OF YOUR CAR - PLEASE LIST YEAR, MAKE AND COLOR OF THE CAR YOU HAVE. AGAIN THESE CARS ARE TO BE STYLISH AND STREET RACING STYLES. FILMS IN NY AREA - PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

BLUE BLOODS SEEKING - LOW RIDER CARS -STREET RACE STYLES_ TAILS_FINS. – PLEASE SUBMIT TO AADAMOSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH NAME/ LOW RIDER CAR - INCLUDE PHOTO OF YOUR CAR – FILMS IN NEW YORK AREA BETWEEN 9/24- 10/4. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Central Casting

SEEKING NEWBORN BABIES FOR POPULAR USA NETWORK TV SHOW! Accepting submissions for babies age 3 weeks to 3 months old)!!
Can be a single baby, twins or triplets!
Available October 7 & October 8th. Filming in Brooklyn.
If interested, please email the following to LindsayDSubmissions@centralcasting.com.
Use the subject line "The Sinner - Newborn Baby" and note:
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies (not bows or hats in the pictures please)

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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Calendar

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

October 2019

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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
2
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
3
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
4
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
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6
7
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
8
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
9
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
10
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
11
  • Registration Closed
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
12
13
14
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
15
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
16
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
17
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
18
  • Registration Closed
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • Anti-Harassment Training
19
20
21
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
22
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • *Canceled* New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
23
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
24
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
25
  • Registration Closed
  • Anti-Harassment Training
26
27
28
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
29
  • Anti-Harassment Training
  • *Canceled* New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
30
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
31
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
 

Profile Management

When you register with Central Casting, a profile with your employment information and photos is created for you in our casting system. Central Casting uses this information to determine if you’re right for roles and to provide you with required training.

 

Claim your profile

If you registered before our online registration process was launched, you will need to claim your profile before you can access it. If you registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration, you already have access to your online profile and can view it by logging in.

To claim your profile, select the claim your profile link below and enter the necessary information. For more information, see the profile management FAQs.

Claim Your Profile

Log in to your profile

Those who have claimed their profile and those who have registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration can view and edit their profile by logging in. If you have not completed your office visit, you will not be able to access your profile until you do. You can make a reservation to visit the office through the online registration process.

Log In

 

Required Training

All those registered with Central Casting must take required training in order to remain active and eligible to be booked. You can see if you have required training and can complete your training by logging into your profile and clicking the Required Training tab.

More Information

Profile Management FAQs

When you register with Central Casting, a profile with your employment information and photos is created for you in our casting system. You can log in to view and edit parts of your talent profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu.

Your profile is created when you begin the online registration process. When you log in, you will be prompted to complete online registration or to make a reservation to visit your local office. Once you have come to our office to finish paperwork and take your casting photo, you can to log in to your talent profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu.

Please do not begin online registration if you have already registered in person at our office. You can access your online profile by claiming your profile.

You can log in to our profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu. Remember, you must have previously registered online or have claimed your profile in order to log in.
If you registered before our online registration process was launched, you have a profile in our system, but you do not have access to view it. In order to access your talent profile, you will need to claim your profile by clicking here or by selecting the “claim your profile” option in the Log In section of our website menu.
You can claim your profile by clicking here or by selecting the “claim your profile” option in the Log In section of our website menu.
If you don’t see an email from centralcasting.com within 15 minutes, please check your email’s spam folder. If you do not see a message, select the “resend” option on the claim your profile page to have another email sent to you.
For your security, we can only send the claim message to the email address currently on your talent profile. To update your email with Central Casting, please make a reservation for a Re-Registration and Updates session. Check our calendar for the next available session.
First, confirm that you entered the correct information. If you entered the correct information and the system was unable to match your talent profile, please call 855.500.2055 or email helpme@centralcasting.com. Our technical support line is available Monday-Friday from 6am-4pm Pacific Time.

If you are a minor, have your parent or legal guardian call our technical support team to update the email address on file* at 855.500.2055 or make a reservation to attend a Minors Registration session to update the email address (and update your casting photo and any necessary information or documents). Note: Any adult attending a minor registration session with their registered minor can also update their own email address.

If you are an adult call our technical support team to update the email address on file* at 855.500.2055 or make a reservation to attend a Re-Registration and Updates session to update the email address (and update your casting photo and any necessary information or documents).

* If you call, you will be asked for verification information such as, the legal name, date of birth and last 4 of the SSN on file. Our technical support line is available Monday-Friday from 6am-4pm Pacific Time.

First, confirm that you entered the correct information. If you entered the correct information, but the matched profile is not yours, please call 855.500.2055 or email helpme@centralcasting.com. Our technical support line is available Monday-Friday from 6am-4pm Pacific Time.
No, you must complete online registration and the in-person portion of registration at your local office before you can access your online profile. You can complete online registration and make a reservation by logging in.
If you do not see a photo attached to your talent profile, please come to a Re-Registration and Updates session to have your photo taken.
You can add photos to your profile by coming to a Re-Registration and Updates session. At this time, you can only view your main casting photo in your talent profile. Any additional photos you add will be viewable by Casting Directors in our casting system.
If you need to make changes to your legal name on file, please contact your Central Casting office or come to a Re-Registration and Updates session.
Yes, you can change your address by logging in to your profile and selecting the “address” option. Make the necessary changes to your address then click “save.”
To change the phone number you have on file, log in to your talent profile, select the “phone” option, then make the necessary changes to your phone number. When you’re done, click “save.”
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your phone 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.
To update your SAG-AFTRA status, please come to a Re-Registration and Updates session. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA and fill out a data change form.
To edit your emergency contact information, log in to your talent profile and select the “emergency contact” option. Fill out the necessary information then click “save.”
To update your email address, please contact your local office or come to a Re-Registration and Updates session.
To see if you need to complete any required training, log in to your profile and select the “required training” option. Any required training you need to complete will appear here. To begin your training, click the “complete training” button.
It may take up to 24 hours after you have taken your training for it to show as complete in your online profile.
To reset your password, first enter your email address on the log in screen. When prompted to enter your password, select the “forgot password” option. We will send reset instruction to the email address you have on file.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

 

Being Booked

You are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.

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

Be sure to read our article Casting Director Do’s and Don’ts for Submitting for tips on how to book a job.

FAQs

Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. 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., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are 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 you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
The Casting Director will give you your 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 you are 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 you are 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.

You can submit to us between 7pm-1am to have your name placed on the After Hours Availability List for when additional roles open up or for replacements made overnight.

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

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 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 accept an offer for work and receive 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 you are available to work. Casting Directors work independently to meet the needs of their productions, so once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked.
Yes, please respond to each request you receive. If a Casting Director books you for a specific role, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you’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 an offer for work and 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 you are booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your details may be provided to you via SMS text message, your 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.
You are 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 you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you arrive, check in with your contact and get your voucher.

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

FAQs

It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your 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 you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
When you get booked for your job, ask the Casting Director how to get your call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Come to set camera ready. Bring your ID and any additional wardrobe or props requested by production.
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 you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
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 you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you 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.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your 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 PT.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your 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 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 name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your 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 make a reservation for Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. You must re-register every three years 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 10:45am

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 reservation. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your session. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled session.

Reserve Now

 

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.

FAQs

You must bring photo identification to show security when you arrive for your reserved session. If you are updating your file, you must bring the required documentation to accompany the I-9 form. More details can be found on our Register page.

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 you will be taken in our office when you come in for Updates.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during Updates. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during Updates.

If you have previously registered in person at another Central Casting location, but would now like to work in New York, you will need to make a reservation to attend a Re-Registration and Updates session. You can make a reservation by clicking the “Reserve Now” button above.

If you have registered online, but have not attended a New Registration Onboarding session and had your photo taken at one of our offices, you must log in to the online registration process and make a reservation for a New Registration Onboarding session. Re-Registration and Updates are only for those who have previously registered in person at Central Casting.