Background Actors registered with Central Casting

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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.

 

Notices

Open Calls for Specific Look

  • We will be having 2 Open Registrations on 8/24 and 8/27 at 4pm for adults (ages 18+) to portray female migrants from Central and South America in an immigration detention center. Talent already registered with Central Casting New York do not need to attend. Click here for details and be sure to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Minors Open Registration

  • We will be having Minors Registration for Fridays on 8/3, 8/17, 8/24 and 8/31. Call 646-741-6549 and listen to a message for requirements. Click here for details and be sure to reserve a spot.

Closed for Labor Day

  • Sep 3: We will be closed to the public for Labor Day. Normal registration hours will resume on 9/4.

Registration Reservations

  • To register and update in New York you must reserve a spot in one of our registration or update sessions. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled appointment. Click here to reserve now!

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2 days ago

Central Casting

AVAILABLE MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH - UNION / NON-UNION CAUCASIAN MALES, AGES 18-30, 5'11" - 6'2", SIZE X-SMALL, SMALL, OR MEDIUM SHIRT - TO PHOTO DOUBLE / HAND DOUBLE FOR PRINCIPLE ACTOR IN NEW FEATURE FILM. PLEASE SEND PHOTOS OF THE BACKS + PALMS OF YOUR HANDS, YOUR NAME, AND CONTACT INFO TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ** MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING ** NO VISIBLE TATTOOS ON ARMS / HANDS ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Central Casting

***READ THIS POST CAREFULLY***
**If you are already registered with CENTRAL CASTING please DO NOT attend**

Central Casting New York is holding a small open call for UNION/NON-UNION who are NOT REGISTERED (ages 18+) to portray female migrants from Central and South America in an immigration detention center. (Think countries like Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua).

Filming will take place in September between 9/4-9/17 with potential for more work through February. MUST be available for the tentative September dates.

FRIDAY AUGUST 24, 2018 @ 4PM
MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2018 @ 4PM

It is important to us that we get the look right for this scene, and as space is very limited, PLEASE only sign up to attend if you believe you are right for the role and can 100% attend the open call.
You can sign up at www.centralcasting.com/femaleopencall

**IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.**** Instead you can email orangesubmissions@centralcasting.com with your information**
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***READ THIS POST CAREFULLY***
**If you are already registered with CENTRAL CASTING please DO NOT attend** 

Central Casting New York is holding a small open call for UNION/NON-UNION who are NOT REGISTERED (ages 18+) to portray female migrants from Central and South America in an immigration detention center. (Think countries like Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua). 

Filming will take place in September between 9/4-9/17 with potential for more work through February. MUST be available for the tentative September dates. 

FRIDAY AUGUST 24, 2018 @ 4PM
MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2018 @ 4PM

It is important to us that we get the look right for this scene, and as space is very limited, PLEASE only sign up to attend if you believe you are right for the role and can 100% attend the open call.
You can sign up at www.centralcasting.com/femaleopencall

**IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.**** Instead you can email orangesubmissions@centralcasting.com with your information**

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION – AVAIL MONDAY 8/13 TO PORTRAY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, 18 TO LOOK YOUNGER. FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCENE.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAILABILITY. MUST BE PAID UP UNION
IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
FULL LEGAL NAME
CONTACT INFO
CURRENT CANDID PHOTO
NOTE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
ONLY SUMBIT IF YOU FIT THE ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

SHOWTIME SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY **PSYCH WARD PATIENTS*** AVAIL 8.15 AND 8.16 READ - THINK "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "13 MONKEYS", ETC... TO PORTRAY CHARACTER TYPES, BELLEVUE TYPES, ALL SHAPES AND SIZES - THE PEOPLE IN THIS SCENE ARE HEAVILY FEATURED! PICTURE SELECTED BY PRODUCTION AND THE DIRECTOR - NO CONFLICTS! ***PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM*** PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME / PSYCH WARD IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE PUT ALL YOUR SIZES, UNION STATUS, FULL NAME AND PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL- PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A PHOTO OF YOURSELF 1 CANDID AND 1 DISHEVELED LOOK . FILMS IN NYC AREA! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

UNION/NON-UNION SINGLE/TWINS/TRIPLETS APPROX 17 LBS AND 6 MONTH CLOTHING SIZE - TO WORK WEDS 8/8 ON AN HBO SERIES TO PORTRAY BABY AT CANCER CLINIC - MUST BE COMFORTABLE SHAVING BABY'S HEAD
EMAIL TO AARONSSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM INCLUDE CHILD'S NAME, PHONE NUMBER, IF THEY HAVE WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Union/ non union African American male 5’3-5’5 avail 8/14-8/17 to photo double. Must be registered with central casting. Ages 18-30, very slim build. Must be comfortable with possible haircut to match principle actor’s
If you fit the role please send the following to bgsubmissions@centralcasting.com
Full legal name
Contact phone number
Several current photos: full body from the front // full body from behind showing hairline.
Note all current sizes.
Note any photo double experience.
Note union status
Note if you are registered with central casting.
Must be comfortable with possible haircut to match principle actor’s
thanks!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW FEATURE FILM LOOKING FOR UNION OR NON-UNION FEMALES TO PHOTO DOUBLE 5'3-5'5 BLONDE, CAUCASIAN ACTRESS WITH SHORT HAIR + BROWN/HAZEL EYES - AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH. FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME + CONTACT INFORMATION, RECENT PHOTOS OF YOURSELF SHOWCASING YOUR EYES + HAIR LENGTH, AND A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT SIZES. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW NBC TV SHOW SEEKING *MIXED RACE NEWBORN BABY!* FOR WORK BETWEEN 8/13/18 & 8/22/18* FOR SUBMISSION PLEASE EMAIL LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM . PLEASE SEND 2 PHOTOS OF YOUR BABY, ALONG WITH AGE (IN MONTHS), LENGTH (INCHES), WEIGHT (LBS AND OUNCE) AND ALL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY "MARILYN MANSON" IMPERSONATOR - FLEX AVAIL 8.15-8.17 READ! ***WORKS 1 DAY***YOU MUST HAVE ALL THE MAKE UP AND WARDROBE THAT IS REQUIRED TO IMPERSONATE MARILYN MANSON*** PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME / MARILYN MANSON IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE PUT ALL SIZES AND INCLUDE 1-3 PHOTOS OF YOU CANDID AND OF YOU IN THE MARILYN MANSON ATTIRE AND MAKE UP - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, ALL SIZES, UNION STATUS AND PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SCENE THAT TAKES PLACE IN NYC - EXTERIORS ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN IS SEEKING UNION/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN FEMALE 5’5-5’8 115-130lbs A NUDE PHOTO DOUBLE/DEAD BODY FOR MONDAY AUGUST 13TH. MUST BE COMFORTABLE BEING FULLY NUDE! PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE A VISIBLE TATTOOS, SCARS, BIRTHMARKS ETC. PLEASE SUBMIT CURRENT PHOTOS IN LINGERIE OR BIKINI TO SHOW OFF YOUR PHYSIQUE TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM. ABSOLUTELY NO NUDITY IN THE SUBMISSIONS EMAIL! IN THE BODY OFF EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, ALL SIZES AND UNION STATUS. THIS SCENE WILL TAKE PLACE IN A SHOWER SO MUST BE COMFORTABLE GETTING WET IN THE SHOWER AND COVERED WITH FAKE BLOOD. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING A WIG. PLEASE LIST ALL CURRENT SIZES. ***PRINCIPAL RATE***. FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING NON UNION BACKGROUND TO PORTRAY COLLEGE-AGED TAP DANCERS AND FENCERS. FOR SUBMISSION, EMAIL A PHOTO OF YOU TAP DANCING OR FENCING, NOT IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE, AND HOW MUCH. NOT CONTACT INFO AND NAME - EMAIL LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

We’re gearing up for a busy fall season for background casting in New York. We sat down with Central Casting New York Vice President Brad Kenny to find out more about upcoming projects and an update on the registration process in our new building. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

HBO SERIES SEEKING CAUCASIAN MALE *MINORS* 2-5 YEARS OLD – 3T CLOTHING SIZE, AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH TO PHOTO DOUBLE PRINCIPLE ACTOR. COMFORTABLE SHAVING HEAD BEFORE WORK DATE FOR A NEGOTIABLE HAIR BUMP. FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SEND A RECENT PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD AND A LIST OF HIS CURRENT SIZES TO: BGSubmissions@centralcasting.com.

**MINORS MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT, TRUST ACCOUNT, AND PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS WORK**
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT LOOKING FOR RUSH CALLS FOR WORK TODAY IN LOWER EAST SIDE - MUST BE ABLE TO MAKE IT BY 1130AM
NON-UNION TO PORTRAY CLUB PATRONS
EMAIL AARONSSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NOW CASTING: TWIN BOYS AGE 16 MONTHS TO 6 YEARS OLD - OKAY TO SHAVING HEAD - FILMING ON AUG 6th, MONDAY. PAID. FILMING IN BROOKLYN, NY

EMAIL RECENT PHOTOS to LUCYBG@centralcasting.com - SUBJECT LINE: TWINS 8/6. - INCLUDE RECENT PHOTOS, CHILD NAME, AGE, HEIGHT, SHIRT/PANT SIZE, SHOE SIZE and Parent name and contact number.

***PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ROLE****
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

Non union avail Wednesday 8/1 to portray trendy comedy show audience member on CRASHING. Must have all day availability. Must be registered with Central Casting. If you fit the role and are registered with Central Casting, please send the following to bgsubmissions@centralcasting.com. Do not submit if you have worked the show in the past 3 weeks.
Include in your email:
Full legal name
Current photo
Contact phone number
Note you are registered.

Only submit if you fit the role thanks!
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

OPEN CALL FOR KIDS! Visit our website to register for a time slot. See you soon : ) www.centralcasting.com/ny/reserve-kids/ ... See MoreSee Less

OPEN CALL FOR KIDS! Visit our website to register for a time slot. See you soon : ) http://www.centralcasting.com/ny/reserve-kids/

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING TWINS & TRIPLETS UNDER 4 MONTHS OLD!
UNION OR NON-UNION TO PORTRAY SON OF PRINCIPAL- CAUCASIAN TINY BABIES UNDER 4 MONTHS OLD. PLEASE EMAIL AARONSSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM AND INCLUDE YOUR CHILD'S AGE, PHOTOS. WORK RECURRING THROUGH SEASON. THANKS!
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4 weeks ago

Central Casting

*SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN SEEKING*** UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY CARICATURE ARTIST***SPECIAL ABILITY*** - AVAIL 8.9 READ - PLEASE LIST ALL EXPERIENCE - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK AND OR LINKS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME / CARICATURE ARTIST IN SUBJECT LINE. ***MUST BE COMFORTABLE DRAWING PEOPLE ON CAMERA AND IN TIMES SQUARE*** PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, SIZES, UNION STATUS AND PHONE NUMBER. FILMS IN NYC AREA - PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

***SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN CURRENTLY SEEKING*** UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY SHIRTLESS AND ATHLETIC MMA FIGHTER AND BOXING TYPES - AVAIL 8.1 READ! **IF SELECTED YOU WOULD BE PORTRAYING SOMEBODY WAITING HIS TURN TO FIGHT IN THE RING*** ***PLEASE LIST ALL EXPERIENCE*** PLEASE NOTE NOBODY WILL BE DOING ANY ACTUAL BOXING*** PLEASE LIST IF YOU HAVE WORKED ON RAY DONOVAN AND WHAT YOU PORTRAYED OR SIMPLY SAY - NEVER WORKED - - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM. SUBJECT LINE SHOULD HAVE YOUR NAME / BOXER OR MMA TYPE - PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, UNION STATUS AND SIZES - INCLUDE 1 CANDID PHOTO AND 1 SHIRTLESS PHOTO SHOWING OFF YOU PHYSIQUE TO BE CONSIDERED. IF YOU HAVE NO TATTOOS PLEASE SAY "NO TATTOOS" IF YOU DO HAVE TATTOOS WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE YOUR TATTOOS ARE AND WE WILL NEED TO CLEAR THEM WITH THE ARTIST. FILMS IN NY AREA! ***PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO THOSE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED*** ... See MoreSee Less

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Calendar

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

August 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
2
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
3
  • Minors Open Registration
4
5
6
  • Registration Closed
7
  • Registration Closed
8
  • Registration Closed
9
  • Registration Closed
10
  • Registration Closed
11
12
13
  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
14
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
15
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
16
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
17
  • Minors Open Registration
18
19
20
  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
21
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
22
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
23
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
24
  • Minors Open Registration
25
26
27
  • Updates
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
28
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
29
  • New Registration - SAG-AFTRA
  • Minors Only Registration
30
  • New Registration - Non-Union
  • New Registration - Non-Union
31
  • Minors Open Registration
 

Updates

You can come in during 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 are 7 Times You Should Update Your File.

Updates are held on
Monday and Wednesday 10:45am

You must have an appointment and photo ID to visit our office at 5 Penn Plaza. You will not be admitted through security without a scheduled appointment. 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 appointment.

Reserve Now

 

Nothing available? Click here for details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
 

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.
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.
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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.
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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 fax us a change of address in writing with the following information: your name, Social Security number, new address, signature and date of request. 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.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.
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Updates

You can come in during 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 are 7 Times You Should Update Your File.

FAQs

You must bring photo identification to show security when you arrive for your scheduled appointment 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.
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 or receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA and 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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