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Check your messages

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

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

You can also check our Jobs page for roles you 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.

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If you get the job

When you’re booked, the Casting Director will tell you how to get your details and your 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

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.

State of New York quarantine requirements

  • As we move into the holiday season and people travel to visit family and friends, the State of New York has issued quarantine requirements that apply to travelers upon returning to New York after traveling outside of the State. The State’s quarantine requirements may impact workers’ ability to work after traveling outside of the State. If you are interested, New York State’s quarantine requirements relating to such travel are viewable here. Please to not submit for a job if you are unable to satisfy these requirements.

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.

All offices closed to talent and visitors

  • We are closed for Talent Onboarding, Updates, and all other Central Casting events due to COVID-19. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to COVID-19 do not accept a booking or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to talent and visitors at this time.

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.

Below the Line podcast featuring Central Casting

  • Check out the newest Below the Line podcast featuring Jennifer Bender and Claire Benjamin from Central Casting. This episode discusses how background casting worked before COVID-19 and how the process is changing in response to the pandemic. Click to listen.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Jennifer Bender featured on podcast: There to Here

  • Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender was recently interviewed on the CoLab INC Podcast: There to Here. This is an educational podcast where pros talk nuts and bolts, how they define success in the entertainment industry and how they got from there to here. Jennifer gives her perspective on the current climate of the industry relating to Background Actors. Watch or listen to the podcast.
Black Lives Matter

Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9 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.
3 days ago
Central Casting

In order to pay you, Central Casting needs your correct mailing address and contact info. Casting and payroll store information separately, so you must update these details with both departments. To verify your address is correct or to update it with payroll, you can sign up or log in to my.EP.com. If you have claimed your online profile, you can use the same email and password to log in to myEP.

my.ep.com/

To verify or update your address and contact info with casting, claim or log in to your online profile by selecting the “log in” button at centralcasting.com.
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In order to pay you, Central Casting needs your correct mailing address and contact info. Casting and payroll store information separately, so you must update these details with both departments. To verify your address is correct or to update it with payroll, you can sign up or log in to my.EP.com. If you have claimed your online profile, you can use the same email and password to log in to myEP.

https://my.ep.com/ 

To verify or update your address and contact info with casting, claim or log in to your online profile by selecting the “log in” button at centralcasting.com.
3 days ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - THE LAST OG - SEEKING *UNION/NON-UNION* men over the age of 18 to portray High School friend of main lead / Prom Attendee - VERY FEATURED ! - COVID test 5/12, work 5/14 - NO VISIBLE TATTOOS, must be willing to be clean shaven - filming interior - please submit photo with name, all sizes, union status and phone to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com - THINK BRANIAC STUDENT TYPES - FILMS IN NYC AREA ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - CAVIAR - SEEKING UNION TO PORTRAY 6-9 MONTH OLD BABY - CHILD OF MAIN LEAD - WORK DAY 5/14 AND 5/20 - PLEASE SEE NOTES - PARENT OF CHILD NEEDS TO TEST 5/12 AND 5/18 PRIOR TO EACH DAY OF WORK. COVID TEST FOR PARENT WILL BE IN QUEENS - WORK DAYS WILL BE 1 DAY IN BLOOMINGDALE NJ AND 1 DAY IN MAMORANECK NY. PLEASE NOTE CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT - WE CAN WALK YOU THROUGH THAT IF YOU DONT HAVE ONE. PLEASE NOTE CHILD MUST HAVE EITHER A VALID US PASSPORT OR SS CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN ORDER TO WORK. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT BABIES NAME / FEATURED CHILD IN SUBECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTO OF BABY, DATE OF BIRTH, ALL SIZES, PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Central Casting

HIT SHOW SEEKING NON-UNION TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN BLONDE WOMAN IN A CONFEDERATE FLAG BIKINI POSING WITH TWO FAKE GUNS. TESTING ON WED 4.21 & WORK FRIDAY 4.23. THIS IS FOR A PHOTO SHOOT! PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT BIKINI PICTURE (NOTHING LESS THAN THAT) TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "BIKINI GIRL" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - THE LAST O.G. OIS SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY BOYS LEARNING HOW TO DO BOXING 14-17YRS OLD - COVID TEST 4/23 - WORKS 4/26 - PLEASE NOTE NOBODY WILL BE BOXING AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE - THERE WILL BE PEOPLE WARMING UP, HITTING THE BAG, JUMPING ROPE, SHADOW BOXING, ETC... VARIOUS LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO DMORRISONSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE PUT "CHILDS NAME / BOXING SCENE" IN SUBJECT LINE - KIDS MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT OR SS CARD / BIRTH CERTIFICATE -PLEASE LIST AGE, ALL SIZES, FULL NAME, UNION STATUS. ***please list experience*** PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST 2 COPIES OF THE VALID WORK PERMIT THE DAY YOU WORK. YOU MUST HAVE 2 COPIES OF TRUST FUND AS WELL. **THE SCENE TAKES PLACE IN A GYMNASIUM / COMMUNITY CENTER** NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Central Casting

Central Casting is seeking union/nonunion to portray real male amputees in 1860s Civil War hospital. No visible tattoos. There will be a mandatory COVID test + fitting next week (TBD date), COVID test again Fri 4/23, works Mon 4/26. Rate: $188/8. If interested, please email the following to gmartinsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line “Civil War Hospital - Your name"
Please include:
Name & contact info
A recent photo of yourself without anything covering your hair.
Height & ALL sizes

*DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POSTING*
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1 month ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING *UNION/NON-UNION* to portray large CAUCASIAN man at tattoo shop with tattoos - COVID test 4/7, 4/9, 4/12, work 4/13 - Bronx area - **Tattoos must be able to be cleared by the tattoo artist** Please send an email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com - include legal name, contact info, sizes, and photos of your tattoos (no nudity) - FILMS IN NY AREA *THINK MENACING AND TOUGH* ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING UNION/NON-UNION to portray TEENAGE GIRL WITH BRACES PORTRAYING A BASSOONIST IN BAND - FEATURED!!- age 15-22 -YOU WILL NOT BE PERFORMING, JUST APPEARING TO BE WARMING UP - Must have flexible availability from 3/15-4/7 - Dates TBD - there will be a FITTING, multiple COVID tests, and Work day. Please send a recent photo to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, also include sizes, contact info, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION, please note if you have any conflicts between 3/15-4/7. Rate: $178/8, 1/4 check for fitting, $100 Stipend per COVID test - FILMS IN NY AREA! THIS IS VERY A VERY PROMINENT SCENE! PICTURE SELECTED BY THE DIRECTOR! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

THE OTHER TWO SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY SOHO HOUSE BAND MEMBERS FOR TESTING ON FRIDAY 3.12 & WORK MONDAY 3.15 & TUES 3.16. THIS WILL BE AN INT/EXT SHOOT FOR CURRENT SEASON AT THE ROOFTOP OF THE WILLIAM VALE HOTEL IN BROOKLYN. THIS WILL BE FOR THE SPECIAL ABILITY RATE.

LOOKING FOR BG THAT CAN PROVIDE CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS. LOOKING FOR A GUITAR, BASS, KEYBOARD, AND A DRUM KIT. PLEASE NOT WHAT YOU CAN PROVIDE.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO, SIZES, YOUR INSTURMENT, AND UNION STATUS TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
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2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING _ *UNION/NON-UNION* to portray Featured Bassoon Player w/ BASSOON, age 14-18-YOU WILL NOT BE PERFORMING, JUST APPEARING TO BE WARMING UP - Must have flexible availability from 3/15-4/7 - Dates TBD - there will be a FITTING, multiple COVID tests, and Work day. Please send a photo of you and your instrument to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, also include sizes, age, note if you are UNION or NON-UNION, and note playing experience: beginner, intermediate, advanced, please note if you have any conflicts between 3/15-4/7. Special ability rate, 1/4 check for fitting, $100 Stipend per COVID test, and instrument bump - MUST HAVE BASSOON - films in NYC AREA ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

Starz television series seeking talent with STEP TEAM or STEP DANCE experience to portray African American male college fraternity members. Exterior night shoot. Filming in the NYC area March 10th-12th. *Special Ability role - must have experience.*

If interested, please email Alex – alexcsubmissions@centralcasting.com - the following:
(SUBJECT LINE: Step Team - March 10-12)
- Your Name
- Contact info (phone/email)
- Are you SAG-AFTRA or NON-UNION?
- Recent candid photos of yourself
- All current sizes
- *Explanation of your Step Team or Step Dance experience
(Ex. How long have you stepping? Are you a member of a team? Any additional information is helpful!)

Please note - Must pass COVID test to work. Even if you test negative, you are not confirmed for work unless we send you details confirming shoot day.
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2 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES "DR DEATH" SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY DOCTORS AND NURSES- COVID TEST 2/26- WORKS 3/1 BROOKLYN READ - LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE - EMT WORK, PARAMEDICS, DOCTOR OR NURSING, MEDICAL EXPERIENCE - PLEASE PUT THAT INFO IN THE NOTES - PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WORKED DR DEATH AND WHAT YOU PORTRAYED - PLEASE SAY NEVER WORKED IF YOU HAVENT BEEN ON THE SHOW. ***THIS IS SPECIAL ABILITY*** PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND INFO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT "SPECIAL ABILITY HOSPITAL STAFF" IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE ALSO PUT FULL NAME, SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS AS WELL _ FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Central Casting

THE OTHER TWO SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY FIT GAY CLUB PATRONS FOR TESTING ON TUESDAY MARCH 2ND & WORK THURSDAY MARCH 4TH. INTERIOR SHOOT IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A WARDROBE BUMP ON THE DAY!

MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING SCANTILY CLAD UNDERWEAR/THONG AND BEING SHIRTLESS. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT SHIRTLESS SELFIE AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING. COM WITH "TOT 3.2 & 3.4" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. (Please no nudity, just a shirtless photo.)

ATTACHED ARE SOME REFERENCE PHOTOS.
Please be aware you will be scantily clad! Most important is your underwear which should feel like undies. Please try to avoid any recognizable graphics or logos. Super tight and short booty shorts ok. Harnesses, suspenders, mesh tanks, lace tanks, costumey pieces are wonderful. Any personal jewelry like low key necklaces or bracelets, rings or small earrings are great. Colorful bandanas, sunglasses are great. Baseball and rave style hats good. Sneakers, lace up boots, or costumey/fun shoes like platform boots or something are appropriate for footwear. In general, sexy, fun, colorful, campy. Neon, rainbow, rave-y!
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THE OTHER TWO SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY FIT GAY CLUB PATRONS FOR TESTING ON TUESDAY MARCH 2ND & WORK THURSDAY MARCH 4TH. INTERIOR SHOOT IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A WARDROBE BUMP ON THE DAY!

MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING SCANTILY CLAD UNDERWEAR/THONG AND BEING SHIRTLESS. NO VISIBLE TATTOOS! PLEASE SEND A CURRENT SHIRTLESS SELFIE AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING. COM WITH TOT 3.2 & 3.4 IN THE SUBJECT LINE. (Please no nudity, just a shirtless photo.)  

ATTACHED ARE SOME REFERENCE PHOTOS.
Please be aware you will be scantily clad! Most important is your underwear which should feel like undies. Please try to avoid any recognizable graphics or logos. Super tight and short booty shorts ok. Harnesses, suspenders, mesh tanks, lace tanks, costumey pieces are wonderful. Any personal jewelry like low key necklaces or bracelets, rings or small earrings are great. Colorful bandanas, sunglasses are great. Baseball and rave style hats good. Sneakers, lace up boots, or costumey/fun shoes like platform boots or something are appropriate for footwear. In general, sexy, fun, colorful, campy. Neon, rainbow, rave-y!
3 months ago
Central Casting

When uploading new photos to your online profile, be sure to understand our preferred guidelines and only add photos that will help our casting directors. Quality over quantity. Never use filters, photoshopped or group photos. Instead, show your unique looks, hairstyles, wardrobe, pets and vehicles that you can work with. For more info, check out our article:
www.centralcasting.com/ultimate-profile-photo-guide/
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When uploading new photos to your online profile, be sure to understand our preferred guidelines and only add photos that will help our casting directors. Quality over quantity. Never use filters, photoshopped or group photos. Instead, show your unique looks, hairstyles, wardrobe, pets and vehicles that you can work with. For more info, check out our article:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ultimate-profile-photo-guide/
3 months ago
Central Casting

STILL SEEKING - TV SERIES -ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING PEOPLE TO PORTRAY EAST INDIAN KIDS -9-15yrs -FEATURED - POSSIBLE "ZOOM" INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR 2/17-2/19 - FLEX AVAIL 2/22-3/6 - 1-2 days work -please send email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, include name, age, clothing size, recent photo - put "FETAURED KIDS" in the subject line. For filming will need Minor Work Permit and Trust Account. PORTRAYING THE KIDS OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTORS - AGAIN FLEX AVAIL - PLEASE NOTE WE WOULD REQUIRE THE PARENT OF EACH CHILD TO BE AVAILABLE TO COVID TEST WITH THE CHILD. ALL KIDS WORKING NEED TO COVID TEST AS WELL. ALL KIDS NEED TO HAVE VALID US PASSPORT or VALID PICTURE SCHOOL ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERT. VERY FEATURED SCENE! FILMS IN NY AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES "DR DEATH" SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY SPECIAL ABILITY DOCTORS AND NURSES- COVID TEST 2/19- works 2/22 and 2/23 BROOKLYN READ- INTERIORS - LET US KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE - EMT WORK, PARAMEDICS, DOCTOR OR NURSING, MEDICAL EXPERIENCE - PLEASE PUT THAT INFO IN THE NOTES - PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WORKED DR DEATH AND WHAT YOU PORTRAYED - PLEASE SAY NEVER WORKED IF YOU HAVENT BEEN ON THE SHOW. ***THIS IS SPECIAL ABILITY*** FILMS IN NY AREA - PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND INFO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT SPECIAL ABILITY HOSPITAL STAFF IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE ALSO PUT FULL NAME, SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS AS WELL ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Central Casting

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING - SEEKING PEOPLE TO PORTRAY EAST INDIAN KIDS -9-15yrs -FEATURED - POSSIBLE "ZOOM" INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR 2/17-2/19 - FLEX AVAIL 2/22-3/6 - 1-2 days work -please send email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com, include name, age, clothing size, recent photo - put "FETAURED KIDS" in the subject line. For filming will need Minor Work Permit and Trust Account. PORTRAYING THE KIDS OF ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTORS - AGAIN FLEX AVAIL - PLEASE NOTE WE WOULD REQUIRE THE PARENT OF EACH CHILD TO BE AVAILABLE TO COVID TEST WITH THE CHILD. ALL KIDS WORKING NEED TO COVID TEST AS WELL. ALL KIDS NEED TO HAVE VALID US PASSPORT or VALID PICTURE SCHOOL ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERT. VERY FEATURED SCENE! FILMS IN NY AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Central Casting

Now that we're casting with our online self-service system, you will receive availability checks and other messages via email and your online profile. For more information, check out the video below and our messaging article at www.centralcasting.com/how-respond-central-casting-avail-messages/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Central Casting

For more information on what a casting director means by "checking your avail" or putting you on "first avail", check out this article on our website: www.centralcasting.com/first-avail/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Central Casting

Want to get work through our online self-service system? Check out these tips for getting booked to set yourself up for success. Also be sure to check out our other helpful resources on our Profile Management page.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

Haven't claimed your profile yet? Claim now and update your profile so you don't miss out on job opportunities. Just go to our website, select "log in" in the menu, and choose "claim profile."

www.centralcasting.com/ny
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Want to get work through our online self-service system? Check out these tips for getting booked to set yourself up for success. Also be sure to check out our other helpful resources on our Profile Management page.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

Havent claimed your profile yet? Claim now and update your profile so you dont miss out on job opportunities. Just go to our website, select log in in the menu, and choose claim profile.

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny
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We are closed for Updates and all other events due to COVID-19. You can update your information and add photos by logging in to your online profile.

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Profile Management

When you sign up with Central Casting, you create an online profile where you can manage your availability, update your photos and contact information, and respond to job inquiries in our online self-service platform. Our Casting Directors use your online profile to consider you for background acting, stand-in, double, and other types of roles.

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

Required Training

All those registered with Central Casting New York must take required anti-harassment training annually in order to remain active and eligible to be booked.

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Profile Management FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

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

When a Casting Director contacts you for work, you will receive an alert in your 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.

FAQs

  • What do I do if I’m going to be late or need to cancel my booking?

    Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. 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., you) it employs.


  • What does “checking your avail” and “first avail” mean?

    This means our NY casting team is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking if you are available. If you do confirm your availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, Casting Directors will not be able to book you until the production looks at your photo and approves the look. Productions will not usually release any booking information until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

    If you are offered another job on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Please call the office to 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.


  • How do I get my details?

    The Casting Director will give you your 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 your 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 you are no longer needed.


  • What is a rush call?

    Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. When you respond to a rush call, you 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 have I 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 profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles you can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.


  • What can I do to help myself get booked?

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

    1. To get booked by Central Casting, you must first claim your 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 profile, like hair color, eye color, sizes, vehicles you own, etc., when booking their shows. By filling out your profile completely and accurately, you will show up in more searches for roles you fit.
    3. Upload photos of yourself in different looks and wardrobe, your vehicles, and pets you are willing to work with. Casting Directors use your photos to make sure your look fits the role.
    4. Manage your availability calendar. Keeping your availability up to date lets Casting Directors know when to contact you for work and helps ensure you 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 online profile.

Messaging

  • How do I submit for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when you fit the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out your online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider you 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 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 you. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. Remember, you’re 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 you cannot work between 3-4pm, you 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 you are available to work. Once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked. If you are 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, 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.


  • What are my booking details?

    Once you have accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will let you know how to access your details, which will likely be in the form of a Details Blog. To access your 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 your 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 call time changes will be updated on the Call Time Change Box. You can find your Call Time Change Box information in your Details Blog.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean I’m 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 you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee you 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 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 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 you 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 you’ve been booked, you are ready to get on set!

Please show up to set on time and camera ready. Check in with your contact and get your voucher when you arrive.

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

FAQs

Payroll

When you signed up with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you. You’ll know you are paid by us if your voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners. Payroll and casting are handled separately, so if you have questions about your 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 address, view your 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 you have on file with Central Casting. To learn more, watch the myEP video from Entertainment Partners.

FAQs

Updates

We are closed for Updates, Talent Onboarding, and all other events due to COVID-19. Our notices have the most up-to-date information, please check them for updates.

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

Address change
To change your address with payroll, please log in or sign up with myEP. If signing up for the first time, please use the email address you have on file with Central Casting.

To change your address with casting, please log in to your online profile.

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