How to get work

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Work Step 1

Check our Jobs page for all the latest roles we are casting.
You may also receive a text message* from Casting Directors checking your availability.

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If 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.

My Details

Still have not been booked?

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

Closed for Registration

  • Apr 19: Our offices will be closed for registration on Friday, April 19. We will resume normal registration hours on Monday, April 22.

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.

Are you getting our texts?

  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

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Job Posts

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Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING NON-UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY AUTHORS WITH STYLISH COCKTAIL ATTIRE *AVAILABLE TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD*

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFO, & RECENT PHOTOS OF YOURSELF AND YOUR COCKTAIL ATTIRE TO: RYANMSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
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1 day ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Single babies to portray mixed/African American or Latinx babies, who appear 4 months old or younger. Available Monday, 4/22 filming TBD New York City area. Must have valid work permit, trust account & photo ID. If interested, please email the following to gmartinsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "BABY 4/22"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby's name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby

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

Central Casting

AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT IS SEEKING UNION AND NON-UNION MALES TO PORTRAY UES PEDESTRIANS FOR A FITTING TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY APRIL 17TH, AND WORK ON TUESDAY APRIL 23RD. LOOKING BG THAT HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY WORKED! MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH A POSSIBLE HAIRCUT/STYLING. NOTHING TOO DRASTIC!

PLEASE SEND A CURRENT PHOTO TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "PED 4.23" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. THANK YOU!
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2 days ago

Central Casting

AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY PUNK ROCKERS - EXTERIORS - FITTING 4.18 WORKS 4. 24 read. - PLEASE SEND PHOTOS TO yancyesubmissions@centralcasting.com with YOUR NAME / PUNK ROCK IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE UNION STATUS. SIZES, FULL NAME AND PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL ALONG WITH 1-2 PICTURES OF YOUR CURRENT LOOK! THE SCENE TAKES PLACE IN CIRCA 1977 - MOHAWKS, SHAVED SIDES, SPIKED HAIR, ETC... ALL ARE GREAT LOOKS FOR THIS SCENE ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Central Casting

AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY LED ZEPPELIN TYPE ROCKERS - PHOTO - FITTING 4.18 WORKS 4. 23 read. MUST HAVE LONG HAIR - PLEASE SEND PHOTOS TO yancyesubmissions@centralcasting.com with YOUR NAME / LED ZEP IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE UNION STATUS. SIZES, FULL NAME AND PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL ALONG WITH 1-2 PICTURES OF YOUR CURRENT LOOK! THE SCEN TAKES PLACE IN CIRCA 1977 ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Central Casting

AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING NON-UNION TO PORTRAY ORTHODOX JEWISH CHILDREN AGES 6-12 IN 1970s_AVAIL FOR FITTING THIS WEEK AND WORK MON 4/22_EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
Wardrobe: HAIR MUST FIT THE LOOK OF THE 1970's_MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH POSSIBLE HAIR TRIM/STYLING IF NEEDED
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1 week ago

Central Casting

UNION/NONUNION TO PHOTO DOUBLE PRINCIPLE _CAUCASIAN FEMALE 5'5-5'9 W/ LIGHT BROWN HAIR, SIZE 12-16 AVAIL FRI 4/12, COMFORTABLE WITH EXTERIORS; COMFORTABLE WITH HAIR POSSIBLY BEING CURLED. TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH PHOTOS OF THE BACKS, SIDES, FRONT OF HAIR, FULL BODY PHOTO & ALL SIZES TO GMARTINSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM.
PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE: NAME, CONTACT PHONE #, UNION/NON-UNION STATUS
**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**
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1 week ago

Central Casting

UNION/NONUNION TO PHOTO DOUBLE PRINCIPLE ACTOR _CAUCASIAN MALE 6'-6'3 W/ BROWN HAIR, WHO APPEARS AGE 18-25 AVAIL FRI 4/12, COMFORTABLE WITH EXTERIORS. TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH PHOTOS OF THE BACKS, SIDES, FRONT OF HAIR, FULL BODY PHOTO & ALL SIZES TO GMARTINSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM.
PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE: NAME, CONTACT PHONE #, UNION/NON-UNION STATUS
**MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING**
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1 week ago

Central Casting

NEW APPLE TV SERIES IS CURRENTLY SEEKING NON UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY COLLAGE STUDENTS IN 1983! MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR A FITTING ON WEDS 4/10 OR THURS 4/11 AND MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY ON WEDS 4/17 FOR FILMING! IF AVAILABLE, EMAIL A CANDID SELFIE PHOTO SHOWING YOUR CURRENT HAIRCUT AND ALL NOTE ALL YOUR SIZES / MEASUREMENTS TO LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM THE FITTING AND FILMING WILL TAKE PLACE IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY - BUT FREE PRODUCTION VANS ARE AVAILABLE FROM MANHATTAN. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW APPLE TV SERIES IS SEEKING BOTH UNION AND NON UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY REAL BARBERS! MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR A FITTING THURSDAY 4/11 OR FRIDAY 4/12 AND FOR THE WORK DATE ON MONDAY 4/15. THIS ROLE FILMS IN NEW JERSEY, PRODUCTION WILL PROVIDE TRANSPO FROM MANHATTAN. TO SUBMIT, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR EXACT EXPERIENCE WITH STRAIGHT RAZOR SHAVING, AND YEARS OF BARBER EXPERIENCE (NOTE IF LICENSED OR NOT!) AND EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO AND YOUR CONTACT INFO TO LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

MINORS – FEMALE, CAUCASIAN, 10-13 YEARS OLD, BROWN HAIR, TO PHOTO DOUBLE PRINCIPLE ACTRESS. TENTATIVE WORK DATES 4/18-5/2. IF YOUR CHILD FITS THE ROLE AND HAS AVAILABILITY, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHILD’S FULL LEGAL NAME
PARENT/ GUARDIAN CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
CHILD’S AGE
CURRENT PHOTO OF CHILD – TAKEN FROM FRONT AND BEHIND (SHOWING HAIR LENGTH)
NOTE ALL CHILD’S SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHING, SHOE)
NOTE IF THEY ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING
NOTE IF THEY HAVE A VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT SET UP.
NOTE ANY CONFLICTS
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOUR CHILD FITS THE ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION WHO APPEARS CAUCASIAN TO PORTRAY NEIGHBOR WITH LARGE PITBULL/MUTT TYPE DOG AVAIL TUES APRIL 9
- PLEASE SEND NAME, PHOTO & WEIGHT, & BREED OF DOG, ALONG WITH YOUR NAME & CONTACT INFO TO GMARTINSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
*MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING*
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

AARON IS CASTING FOR POSE
non-union to portray thin male AIDs patients, all ethnicity and ages. Looking for very thin background, please email us your current sizes to FXsubmissions@centralcasting.com include a photo as well please.
FILMING DATE: FRIDAY 4/5
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

COMEDY SERIES SEEKING 6 MONTH OLD BABIES TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN CHILD OF PRINCIPLE ACTOR *AVAILABLE FRIDAY, MARCH 29*

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- PARENT / GUARDIAN NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- CHILD'S NAME & DATE OF BIRTH
- RECENT PHOTO OF CHILD
- LIST OF CHILD'S CURRENT SIZES INCLUDE WEIGHT

*PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE MINOR WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, AND IDENTIFICATION*
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian newborns. 15 days-3 months old. Flex availability 4/8-4/17. Filming in Westchester County, NY & possibly Brooklyn. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. Are there any dates within this range that you are not available?

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

Central Casting

Josh is looking for Caucasian twin babies (4-6 months) to work on new STARZ television show. Work dates TBD, but will need to submit photos over to production.

Please send current photos of your twins to joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the subject line "TWINS." Please include their birth date, weight, and sizes. Also, please note if they have valid NY Work Permit, Trust Account and photo ID for i9.

Thank you!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

*RUSH CALL!* NON UNION - AVAIL TODAY TO PORTRAY YOUNG, HOT MODEL TYPE SUPER CLUB PATRONS FOR NEW PILOT. AGES 20-EARLY 30'S.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY ON TUESDAY 3/26. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL PHOTOS OF YOU IN UPSCALE, SEXY CLUB ATTIRE.
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
NOTE ETA TO LONG ISLAND CITY
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NON UNION - AVAIL STILL AVAILABLE TOMORROW TO PORTRAY YOUNG, HOT MODEL TYPE SUPER CLUB PATRONS FOR NEW PILOT. AGES 20-EARLY 30'S.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY ON TUESDAY 3/26. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL PHOTOS OF YOU IN UPSCALE, SEXY CLUB ATTIRE.
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

NON UNION - AVAIL TUESDAY TO PORTRAY YOUNG, HOT MODEL TYPE SUPER CLUB PATRONS FOR NEW PILOT. AGES 20-EARLY 30'S.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING AND HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY ON TUESDAY 3/26. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
SEVERAL PHOTOS OF YOU IN UPSCALE, SEXY CLUB ATTIRE.
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*RUSH CALL* UNION W/ BLACK CAMRY OR HONDA SEDANS - 9:30PM CALL TIME TO THE GRAMERCY AREA IN MANHATTAN *AVAILABLE THURS, 3/21 **

FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM W/ YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFO, RECENT PHOTO OF YOUR SEDAN + A NOTE INCLUDING THE MAKE, MODEL, YEAR, AND COLOR.
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Calendar

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

April 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
4
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
5
  • Registration Closed
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
11
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
12
  • Registration Closed
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
17
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • 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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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • Minors Only Registration
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Registration Closed
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  • Re-Registration & Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
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  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
 

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates.

Re-Registration and Updates are held on
Monday and Wednesday 10:45am

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 scheduled reservation. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your session. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled reservation.

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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

Once you receive your work details, you’re officially booked.

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

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 receive your details.
When a Casting Director asks if you are available without time restrictions, they want to know if you are available to work the whole day, even if the location or time were to change. For example, if you know you are not available between 1-2pm, you would answer: No.
Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when 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 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 reservation only. You can set up a reservation 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 come in during 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. 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.

FAQs

You must bring photo identification to show security when you arrive for your scheduled reservation time. 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.

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