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Jobs page

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


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If you fit the description

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

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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

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 registered 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.

We are currently hiring staff

  • Central Casting New York is currently hiring staff positions. Please see our careers page for more information.

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 New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, 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 registered 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 registered talent 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.

2 hours ago

Central Casting

NBC Series seeking UNION or NON-UNION to portray a Drake lookalike – available for PCR COVID tests on 1/26 & 1/27 and filming on 1/28 in Astoria, Queens. Comfortable shaving facial hair as needed.
For consideration, please email juliagsubmissions@centralcasting.com with the following information:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- RECENT CANDID PHOTOS OF YOURSELF
- CURRENT SIZES
- PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING

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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4 days ago

Central Casting

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you don't miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/
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As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more regular emails from us. To ensure you dont miss any job opportunities and other communications, follow these easy steps to set up email alerts from Central Casting on your iPhone.

For Android and other devices, check out this article on how to add Central Casting email notification alerts:

https://www.zarvana.com/how-to-only-get-notifications-for-certain-emails/

5 days ago

Central Casting

**MUST BE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING** STILL LIFE SEEKING MINOR (UNION/NON-UNION) TO PHOTO DOUBLE - TESTING MON 1/25, WORK 1/27, 1/28, RETEST 2/1, WORK 2/3 IN BRONX, NY (INTERIORS). PORTRAYING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY, 44” TALL, SIZE 5 CLOTHES, SIZE 12 SHOE. MUST BE COMFORTABLE W/ RECEIVING A HAIRCUT. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT + TRUST ACCOUNT. IF AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEND CURRENT PHOTO + SIZES (HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHES, SHOES) TO MELISSAMSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ASAP. **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. Parent or guardian chaperoning the minor on set will also be required to Covid test.** ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Central Casting

One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches you'll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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One of the many benefits of claiming your online profile is the ability to update your appearance, sizes, skills, and vehicles online. The more thorough you are in updating your profile, the more searches youll show up in when Casting Directors are casting your look.

Be sure to add or update information and photos of cars you own and are willing to work with.

To claim and log in to your profile, visit our website at
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management

6 days ago

Central Casting

Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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Be sure to claim your Central Casting profile so you can add photos of your current look and other looks you can portray. Casting Directors use your photos when casting to determine the types of roles you are right for. While you’re in your profile, verify and update your appearance so everything reflects your current look.

Haven’t claimed your profile yet? It’s easy. You can claim and log in to your profile on our website at

https://www.centralcasting.com/ny

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

Also check our Profile Management section for FAQs and how-to videos.

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

1 week ago

Central Casting

Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

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

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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Have you claimed your online profile? Great! To ensure our Casting Directors can consider you for the right types of roles, please update your hair color, hair length, eye color, any vehicles or props you own, and any other information to reflect your current look. Without this information, Casting Directors may not find you in a search.

If you haven’t claimed your profile, you can do so by clicking the log in button on centralcasting.com and choosing the “claim profile” option. Learn more about claiming, logging in, and updating your profile in our Profile Management section.

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

As part of our new online self-service system, you will start receiving more emails from Central Casting, including availability messages. Please add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list so you don’t miss out on work opportunities.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

1 week ago

Central Casting

Big news for Central Casting New York talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will soon receive an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ny and select Log In, then Claim Profile.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.
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Big news for Central Casting New York talent! You can now claim your online profile. In your profile you can update your info, add photos, manage your availability and more. You should have or will soon receive an invite email with more information. To claim now, go to centralcasting.com/ny and select Log In, then Claim Profile.

*If you claimed your profile prior to 2021 in our previous system, you will need to claim your profile in our new online self-service system.

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

BLUE BLOODS IS SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION KIDS AGES 6-10 YEARS TO PORTRAY FAMILY OF MAIN LEAD - TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN. COVID TEST WILL BE ON SATURDAY 1.23 MANHATTAN AND ON TUESDAY 1.25 IN GREENPOINT - WORK DATE IS WEDNESDAY 1.26. INTERIORS NY AREA - PLEASE NOTE THE GUARDIAN WHO IS TAKING THE KIDS TO SET ON THE DAY NEEDS TO COVID TEST THE 2 DAYS AS WELL. ALL KIDS MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT ALONG WITH ALL VALID UP TO DATE WORK PERMITS - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO YOUR KIDS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PHOTOS MUST BE UP TO DATE AND CURRENT - PLEASE PUT YOUR KIDS NAMES, AGES, UNION STATUS AND ALL SIZES IN BODY OF EMAIL- PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME AND KIDS NAMES IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE NOTE EACH CHILD GETS PAID $100 FOR EACH COVID TEST. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE LOOKING FOR 2 SIBLINGS BOYS AND GIRLS FOR THIS SCENE ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

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2 months ago

Central Casting

NEW NBC Series seeking UNION or NON-UNION talent to portray a lookalike for BRUNETTE CAUCASIAN FEMALE W/ SHORT HAIR - SHAVED ON THE SIDES. Must be available TOMORROW 12/11, TUESDAY 12/15, AND THURSDAY 12/17. INT/EXT.

IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT / BUST / SHIRT / PANTS – WAIST & INSEAM / SHOE)
- RECENT FULL-LENGTH PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- SAG or NON-UNION
- IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING
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2 months ago

Central Casting

FOX NETWORK SERIES SEEKING UNION OR NON-UNION TALENT TO PHOTO DOUBLE A DEAD BODY - BRUNETTE CAUCASIAN MALE WITH LONG HAIR + BEARD – HEIGHT 5'9-6'0, SUIT COAT 44-48R, WAIST 36-40". COMFORTABLE W/ SFX MAKEUP + PORTRAYING A DEAD BODY. **AVAILABLE FRIDAY, 12/4 + MONDAY, 12/7**

IF YOU FIT THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ALEXCSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING:
- NAME
- CONTACT INFO
- CURRENT SIZES (HEIGHT / WEIGHT / NECK / SLEEVE / WAIST / INSEAM / SHOE)
- RECENT FULL-LENGTH PHOTO OF YOURSELF
- SAG or NON-UNION
- IF YOU ARE REGISTERED W/ CENTRAL CASTING
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3 months ago

Central Casting

NEW SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION BG TO PORTRAY DELIVERY MEN WITH BIKES!

APPROX WORK & TESTING DATES ARE FROM DEC 1ST-DEC 11TH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SHOOTING IN THE NYC AREA AND WILL BE EXTERIOR SHOOTS FOR WINTER SEASON. BELOW IS THE TYPE OF BIKE WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, YOUR SIZES, AND YOUR BIKE TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND DELIVERY BIKE IN THE EMAIL. LOOKING FOR BG THAT ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.
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NEW SERIES IS SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION BG TO PORTRAY DELIVERY MEN WITH BIKES!

APPROX WORK & TESTING DATES ARE FROM DEC 1ST-DEC 11TH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SHOOTING IN THE NYC AREA AND WILL BE EXTERIOR SHOOTS FOR WINTER SEASON. BELOW IS THE TYPE OF BIKE WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT PHOTO OF YOURSELF, YOUR SIZES, AND YOUR BIKE TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND DELIVERY BIKE IN THE EMAIL. LOOKING FOR BG THAT ARE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING.

3 months ago

Central Casting

FBI: MOST WANTED S2 IS CASTING UNION/NONUNION – WITH DARK COLOR LARGE SUV AVAILABLE TO TEST TOMORROW AND TEST MONDAY AND WORK ON TUESDAY. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE A CAR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
NAME
CONTACT INFO
PHOTO OF YOUR SUV
NOTE THE MAKE MODEL YEAR AND COLOR OF SUV.
NOTE IF YOU HAVE WORKED THIS SHOW BEFORE AND YOUR ROLE.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE A SUV AND FIT THE ROLE.
THANKS!
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3 months ago

Central Casting

FBI: MOST WANTED S2 IS CASTING UNION – TO PORTRAY UPSCALE HOTEL GUESTS WITH CARS AVAILABLE TO TEST TOMORROW AND TEST MONDAY AND WORK ON TUESDAY. IF YOU FIT THE ROLE AND HAVE A CAR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
NAME
CONTACT INFO
PHOTO OF YOUR CAR
NOTE THE MAKE MODEL YEAR AND COLOR OF CAR.
NOTE IF YOU HAVE WORKED THIS SHOW BEFORE AND YOUR ROLE.
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND FIT THE ROLE.
THANKS!
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3 months ago

Central Casting

SEEKING UNION MALES AND FEMALES WITH NYC YELLOW TAXIS. APPROX WORK DATES ARE DEC 1ST - DEC 10TH. MUST HAVE FLEX AVAILABILITY! EXTERIOR SHOOT IN NYC. UNION RATE OF $178/8 + $70/hr (4 HR MIN). PLEASE EMAIL A CURRENT SELFIE AND PHOTO OF YOUR CAB TO JWOOLF@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME AND CAB IN THE SUBJECT LINE. IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE THE MAKE, MODEL, AND YEAR OF YOUR CAR! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Central Casting

CASTING REAL CHOIR FOR NEW NBC SHOW. SEEKING AGES 15-25, ALL ETHNICITIES, REAL CHOIR OF 20+ PEOPLE. SHOOT DATE IS 11/19 IN NYC. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS A MEMBER OF A CHOIR, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHOIR CONTACT INFORMATION – PHONE NUMBER
NOTE HOW MANY MEMBERS
NOTE EXPERIENCE
PHOTO OF THE CHOIR AND ITS MEMBERS
MUST BE LOCAL TO THE NYC AREA
ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU FIT THIS ROLE.
THANK YOU!
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Profile Management

When you register 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 system. 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 system, 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.

More information

Profile Management FAQs

For technical support, please contact 855.500.2055.

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

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

It’s important to write down all the information given to you by the Casting Director so you’re prepared when you get to set.

Be sure to read our article 3 Things to Know About Getting Cast for everything you need to know about NY casting opportunities.

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.

SMS Texting

  • What’s Central Casting’s texting feature?

    Our Casting Directors may reach out to you via SMS messaging. In addition to checking your availability, Casting Directors will send follow up messages and Details Blog information through text.


  • How do I know the text message came from Central Casting?

    Every message from Central Casting will be personalized with your name (as it appears in our system), reference the name of the production, and all replies will appear in the same thread.


  • Why did I receive a text message from Central Casting?

    Central Casting uses SMS messages to check avail, ask questions related to the job, and provide Details Blog information. The message format may look like this:

    David, Richard from Central Casting asks: Are you available to Work on CBS Cop Show, without time restrictions, on Wednesday (01/17/2018) in Los Angeles? Role: Waiter. Possible night shoot. Please reply YES or NO. ** We are only checking availability **

  • What happens after I respond to a text message?

    Our Casting Directors will review the responses and then reach out to any Background Actor selected to be booked. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. As always, you know you are booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does “without time restrictions” mean?

    This means 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 10-11am, you would answer: No.


  • I didn’t see the text until later, can I still respond?

    Yes, always respond as soon as you are able.


  • Can I respond to multiple avail texts?

    Yes, you are responsible for finding work and letting Central Casting know when you are available. Our 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.


  • Should I reply to multiple requests?

    Yes, please respond to every text message you receive. If a Casting Director books you, it is your responsibility to decline any other offers to ensure you don’t become double booked.


  • Did you get my reply?

    When Central Casting receives your message, we send a confirmation text message. For example:

    • “(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.


  • What if I don’t hear back?

    If you don’t hear back from a Casting Director with an offer for work and booking details, you are not booked. Due to the volume of roles they are casting, please be patient as it may take a while for them to respond.


  • Can I change my answer?

    To change your response, reply to the message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation thread, 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 call the office to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.


  • What are the booking details?

    Depending on the production, booking details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message. If you are booked, the Casting Director will tell you how to get your full booking details. These instructions may include a Details Blog and Call Time Change Box.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box?

    Yes. You must check the Call Time Change Box for your call time changes.


  • If I receive a text message from a Casting Director, does that mean I’m booked?

    You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What if I respond to a text and never hear back?

    Thank you for replying. 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 about that role.


  • What if I don’t get a confirmation message?

    Please resend your response.


  • What phone number will Central Casting text me from?

    We use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific role, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.


  • Can I call the phone number I received a text from?

    Our SMS numbers are only designed to send outbound text messages and receive Yes or No responses.


  • Can I respond with something other than Yes or No?

    The system is designed to only accept Yes or No responses. Your response will not go through if you send anything other than Yes or No.


  • What if I am only available for a part of the day?

    Casting Directors often don’t receive call times until last minute, which is one reason we ask if you are available without time restrictions. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.


  • Why was there a link in my text message?

    Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional reference materials with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review all materials provided so you are ready for work.


  • There’s a link in my text message that doesn’t work. What do I do?

    If a URL isn’t working, write down the URL address and enter it directly into a web browser.


  • Why was my text split into multiple parts?

    Not all cell carriers and service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint, may split long messages. We cannot guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.


  • Can I get text 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.


  • I’m not registered with Central Casting. Why am I getting these texts?

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.


  • 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 call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

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 register 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.

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Re-Registration and Updates

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

Once registered 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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