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Check your messages

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

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

You can also check our Jobs page for roles you fit.


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If you are available

Reply to the message as soon as possible and be sure to answer all relevant questions.

If submitting via the Jobs page, email the address provided on the job posting. Don’t forget to attach requested photos or other materials.

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If you get the job

When you’re booked, the Casting Director will tell you how to get your details and your call time changes. This will likely be in the form a Details Blog and a Call Time Change Box phone number. Be sure to write this information down for reference.


Notices

Non-Union Virtual Visiting

  • Jun 16: We are excited to announce our first New York Virtual Visiting for Non-Union talent this Wednesday at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. Check back for info on Union Visiting. Reserve Now.

Talent Onboarding for vaccinated individuals – Tuesday, June 15

  • Consistent with New York’s relaxing of restrictions on business operations with respect to fully vaccinated individuals, Central Casting is offering one set of Talent Onboarding sessions for vaccinated individuals and a separate set of sessions for unvaccinated individuals.

    You can make a reservation if you are currently or will be “fully” vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of your Onboarding session. Fully vaccinated means that, at minimum, two full weeks have passed since your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna or since your single shot of Johnson & Johnson. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please choose one of our other available sessions that are for unvaccinated individuals.

    Please arrive to your session with proof of full vaccination status to gain entry into Talent Onboarding. You will be turned away and asked to make another reservation if you do not have proof of full vaccination status. Face coverings are still required even if fully vaccinated. You can find all available Talent Onboarding sessions in the calendar section of the Sign Up page. These sessions are currently available on Tuesday, June 15 with limited spots available.

Make a reservation for New Talent Onboarding (Adults)

  • Reservations are now open for New Talent Onboarding for adults. You must have a reservation and the required I-9 documentation in order for us to onboard you. At this time, Re-Registration and Updates, Minor’s Talent Onboarding, and other events are still on hold. Please do not visit our office unless you have a reservation for Talent Onboarding. Learn More.

Tech support chat

  • Our tech support chat is now available between 6am-6pm PT for technical help with your online profile, email updates, required training questions (Los Angeles and New York only), and more. Note: technical support and casting are separate. If you need to cancel, are going to be late, have questions about your booking, or other casting related inquiries, you must contact your Central Casting office.

Now Casting with our online self-service platform

  • Casting Directors are now booking through our online self-service platform. Be sure to check your email/texts often, keep your profile updated, and continue to fill out your availability calendar. You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it.

Claim your online profile

  • You can now claim, view, and edit your Central Casting profile online through the log in button in our website menu. If you are already signed up with Central Casting, you must claim your profile before you can access it. Please update and fill out your profile completely so Casting Directors can consider you for the right roles.

State of New York quarantine requirements

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

Paycheck and payroll information

  • Have questions about payroll? For more information on your paycheck and signing up for myEP, read our latest payroll article.

Sick and Safe Time Act

  • We are making available to you the Notice of Employee Rights – New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act. Available here.

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.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Black Lives Matter

Central Casting and Entertainment Partners’ global company shut down operations from 9-11am PT on June 9, 2020 as a time of reflection for our employees. This was a first step. Over the coming months, our company will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with our employees and within our industry about social injustice and discuss what we can do as an organization to create change.

Introducing myEP

  • Access your pay history, tax information and more info for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com. Click here for more details.
Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

All Background Actors signed up with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Central Casting Policies and Arbitration Agreement

  • All talent signed up with Central Casting are required to comply with Central Casting’s policies which includes a mandatory arbitration agreement. If you choose to continue your employment/casting relationship with Central Casting, your consent to the arbitration agreement is deemed automatic and no action is needed from you, and you may continue to submit for work like you normally do. You are not required to review the arbitration agreement, but if you choose to read it, it is available in our Forms and Policies section. Refusal to comply with Central Casting’s arbitration agreement and policies will mean you are ineligible to work on Central Casting jobs.

Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
21 hours ago
Central Casting

Central Casting New York is excited to announce our first Virtual Visiting for Non-Union talent this Wednesday at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be Non-Union, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We can't wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
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Central Casting New York is excited to announce our first Virtual Visiting for Non-Union talent this Wednesday at 10am! Make a reservation to meet, learn from, and ask questions to members of our Casting Team live on Zoom. You must be Non-Union, registered with Central Casting New York, and have a reservation to attend. We cant wait to see you!

Reserve on our website here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/ny/visiting-non-union/

Please note this is for Non-Union talent only. SAG-AFTRA Virtual Visiting is currently scheduled for June 23. Stay tuned for more information.
5 days ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION - MINOR WITH BRACES 12-16YRS FOR JEWISH WEDDING SCENE - covid test 6/21 QUEENS - works 6/22 & 6/23 IN NYC MATCHING DAYS - please submit photos to laurenAsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAME / MINOR WITH BRACES IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, PHOTOS OF MINOR WITH SMILE SHOWING BRACES, ALL SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. MUST HAVE BRACES!!! NO CONFLICTS - VERY PROMINANT SCENE. FILMS IN NY AREA. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GUARDIAN ACCOMPANING THE CHILD ON WORK DAYS NEEDS TO COVID TEST AS WELL ON 6/21. PLEASE ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD ON THE DAY AS WELL - NOT NECESSARY BUT IF YOU WANT TO WE CAN ACCOMODATE ... See MoreSee Less

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TV SERIES SEEKING -UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY - CAUCASIAN MALE 50-70YRS BROWN / DARK HAIR - SCRUFF IS GREAT - PHOTO DOUBLE - covid test 6/11 QUEENS - WORKS 6/14 LONG ISLAND CITY- HEIGHT 5'8-5'10, Weight: 180-195, Suit: 42-44R, Dress Shirt: 16 1/2 -17 ½, Sleeve: 30-33, T-Shirt: XL, Pants: 34-36 x 29-30, Shoes: 11-12.5 - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS (FRONT AND BACK OF HEAD) OF YOURSELF TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "YOUR NAME / PHOTO DOUBLE " IN SUBJECT LINE - also include ALL sizes, contact info, PHONE. note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. FILMS IN NY AREA **MUST BE OK WITH SLIGHT HAIR TRIM IF NEEDED** ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
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TV SERIES SEEKING - REAL COUPLE- TO PORTRAY FEMALE COUPLE 35-50YRS DRINKING WINE IN ELEVATOR WITH MAIN LEAD - covid test 6/22 works 6/24 - please submit photos to laurenAsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAMES / FEMALE COUPLE IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAMES, PHOTOS OF BOTH OF YOU, ALL SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. NO CONFLICTS - VERY PROMINANT SCENE. FILMS IN NY AREA ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
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TV SERIES - SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION WITH '09 or older SUV CARS - COVID TEST 6/9 QUEENS, WORKS 6/11 NYC (LATER CALL GOES INTO THE NIGHT)- PLEASE SUBMIT INFO TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "SUV 2009 OR OLDER" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include FULL NAME, contact info, ALL SIZES, YEAR MAKE AND COLOR OF SUV, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
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TV SERIES SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY "SKILLED PING PONG PLAYERS* COVID TEST 6/14 - WORKS 6/16 - PLEASE LIST SKILL LEVEL - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM - PUT YOUR NAME / PING PONG PLAYER - INCLUDE FULL NAME, PHOTOS, ALL SIZES, LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE, PHONE AND UNION STATUS. PLEASE LIST IF YOU HAVE A PARTNER YOU LIKE PLAYING WITH THAT IS AVAIL AS WELL. MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT OR VALID STATE ID WITH SS CARD OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES - SEEKING TWINS 9-12 MONTHS-TO PORTRAY CHILD OF MAIN LEAD- CAUCASIAN BOYS OR GIRLS *CRAWLERS ONLY*- FILMS IN NY AREA - COVID TEST FOR GUARDIANS ONLY ON 6/18 KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS. QUEENS NY- WORKS 6/21 KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS. NO CONFLICTS. CHILD MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT WHICH WE WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK YOU THROUGH GETTING PRIOR TO WORK - MUST BE ABLE TO BRING EITHER VALID US PASSPORT FOR THE CHILD OR SS CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF WITH YOUR CHILD TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH " TWINS AND NAMES" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include sizes, contact info, FULL NAME OF BOTH GUARDIANS TESTING (NEED 2 GUARDIANS) AND CHILD, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY! *$250 FOR EACH CHILD ON DAY OF WORK* ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
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TV SERIES - SEEKING NEWBORN BABY 2 WEEKS TO 4 MONTHS-TO PORTRAY CHILD OF MAIN LEAD- CAUCASIAN BOY OR GIRL- FILMS IN NY AREA - COVID TEST FOR GUARDIAN ONLY ON 6/8 QUEENS NY- WORKS 6/10 NYC. NO CONFLICTS. CHILD MUST HAVE WORK PERMIT WHICH WE WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK YOU THROUGH GETTING PRIOR TO WORK - MUST BE ABLE TO BRING EITHER VALID US PASSPORT FOR THE CHILD OR SS CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF WITH YOUR CHILD TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH "NEWBORN AND NAME" IN SUBJECT LINE - also include sizes, contact info, FULL NAME OF GUARDIAN TESTING AND CHILD, and note if you are UNION or NON-UNION. THIS IS A PAID JOB. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

Having access to your online profile and the ability to upload photos is exciting, but keep in mind it’s a tool Casting Directors use when considering you for work. When thinking about which photos to add, quality over quantity is always a good place to start.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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Having access to your online profile and the ability to upload photos is exciting, but keep in mind it’s a tool Casting Directors use when considering you for work. When thinking about which photos to add, quality over quantity is always a good place to start.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
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TV SERIES SEEKING- *NON-UNION* age 18+, appear age 20s, to portray kissing couple (must be comfortable kissing during scene) / work retreat attendee - filming exterior - COVID test 5/17 in Queens, work 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/24 in BLOOMINGDALE New Jersey - courtesy transportation from Manhattan if needed - must be available all dates - please send an email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com - include your legal name & name of your partner, age, contact info, recent photo of you and your partner ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES SEEKING- *NON-UNION* age 18+, appear age 20s, to portray SAME SEX kissing couple (must be comfortable kissing during scene) / work retreat attendee - filming exterior - COVID test 5/17 in Queens, work 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/24 in BLOOMINGDALE New Jersey - courtesy transportation from Manhattan if needed - must be available all dates - please send an email to dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com - include your legal name & name of your partner, age, contact info, recent photo of you and your partner ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
Central Casting

When it comes to adding pictures to your online profile, quality is key. In addition to adding photos of your current look, photos of you in unique looks, specialty wardrobe, and costumes are a great opportunity to show off the different types of roles you can portray.

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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When it comes to adding pictures to your online profile, quality is key. In addition to adding photos of your current look, photos of you in unique looks, specialty wardrobe, and costumes are a great opportunity to show off the different types of roles you can portray. 

For more on what we look for in profile photos, check out our guide here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

Accuracy in your photos and information is extremely important to Central Casting. Remember, you're booked based off the details in your online profile, so the more accurate information you add, the more likely you are to show up in searches for roles you fit.

Learn more about optimizing your online profile in our article here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your-online-profile-photos/
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Accuracy in your photos and information is extremely important to Central Casting. Remember, youre booked based off the details in your online profile, so the more accurate information you add, the more likely you are to show up in searches for roles you fit. 

Learn more about optimizing your online profile in our article here:
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your-online-profile-photos/
1 month ago
Central Casting

The main photo in your Central Casting profile will always be the headshot you took at your Central Casting office. While Updates remain suspended, we know it’s likely these photos no longer represent your current look. That’s why we recommend adding photos that represent what you look like now. Updating your profile with all your current look details and sizes will also help you show up in searches for roles you fit.

For more tips on how to optimize your online profile, check out our article here:
www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
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The main photo in your Central Casting profile will always be the headshot you took at your Central Casting office. While Updates remain suspended, we know it’s likely these photos no longer represent your current look. That’s why we recommend adding photos that represent what you look like now. Updating your profile with all your current look details and sizes will also help you show up in searches for roles you fit.

For more tips on how to optimize your online profile, check out our article here: 
https://www.centralcasting.com/dos-donts-optimizing-your.../
1 month ago
Central Casting

TV SERIES FILIMING IN NY AREA SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION CAUCASIAN MALE PHOTO DOUBLE ***SEE SIZES***- COVID TEST 5/12 WORKS 5/14 - MUST BE OK PRETENDING TO SMOKE A BONG IN SCENE - DOUBLE FOR MAIN LEAD OF SHOW - NO SMOKE IN SCENE - PLEASE LIST ALL SIZES - OK WITH SLIGHT TRIM IF NEEDED - PLEASE LIST ALL YOUR SIZES TO BE CONSIDERED - PLEASE SEND PHOTOS TO dmorrisonsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH YOUR NAME / PHOTO DOUBLE BONG SMOKER IN SUBJECT LINE- PLEASE PUT NAME. CURRENT PHOTO FRONT, SIDE AND BACK OF HEAD - PHONE, UNION STATUS AND ALL SIZES - PLEASE NOTE COVID TEST IS IN QUEENS - WORK DATE IS IN Mamaroneck. TRANSPORT IS AVAIL ON DAY OF WORK - AGAIN THERE WILL BE NO SMOKE IN THE SCENE - THAT WILL BE ADDED IN EFFECTS-
MUST BE 5'9-5'11 - BROWN HAIR 38-40R Dress Shirt: 15-15.5 NECK T-Shirt: M - L Pants: 32-34 x 32-33 Shoes:11-12
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1 month ago
Central Casting

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

my.ep.com/

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

https://my.ep.com/ 

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

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

2 months ago
Central Casting

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

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Profile Management

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

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

Required Training

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

More information

Profile Management FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

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

When a Casting Director contacts you for work, you will receive an alert in your profile inbox and an email or text from our online self-service platform. We recommend setting up email alerts so you never miss a message from Central Casting. To learn how to set up email alerts on your device, read these instructions.

FAQs

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

    Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. Note: You cannot cancel via text message. You must call our office.


  • Is there a guarantee of work?

    No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.


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

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

    If you are offered another job on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Please call the office to let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.


  • How do I get my details?

    The Casting Director will give you your booking information, often in the form of a Details Blog. You will use the show name and 4-digit passcode given to you to access your booking information.


  • What happens if I miss a call from Central Casting?

    Please check your voicemail before calling Central Casting. If the Casting Director did not leave a message, wait to see if you hear back. If you do not receive a call back, assume you are no longer needed.


  • What is a rush call?

    Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to set as soon as possible.


  • Where can I view the New York Anti-Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy?

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


  • Why have I not been contacted for work in a while?

    Our Casting Directors book Background Actors based on the needs of production. Be sure to fill out your profile thoroughly and accurately so Casting Directors know the types of roles you can portray. You can also check our Jobs page for work opportunities.


  • What can I do to help myself get booked?

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

    1. To get booked by Central Casting, you must first claim your online profile. To claim, select the log in button in our website menu, then choose the claim profile option. Once claimed, you will be able to log in and get jobs through our online self-service platform.
    2. Casting Directors use the information in your profile, like hair color, eye color, sizes, vehicles you own, etc., when booking their shows. By filling out your profile completely and accurately, you will show up in more searches for roles you fit.
    3. Upload photos of yourself in different looks and wardrobe, your vehicles, and pets you are willing to work with. Casting Directors use your photos to make sure your look fits the role.
    4. Manage your availability calendar. Keeping your availability up to date lets Casting Directors know when to contact you for work and helps ensure you don’t become double booked.
    5. Reply to emails and texts promptly. You will receive availability messages, job inquiries, and other communications from Central Casting via email. Be sure to enable alerts so you never miss a job opportunity. Also, add DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com to your safe sender list, so emails don’t get lost in junk or other folders. Casting Directors may also reach out via text message and you can also view all communications in the messages folder of your online profile.

Messaging

  • How do I submit for work?

    Casting Directors will contact you directly when you fit the look or requirements for a role. Be sure to completely fill out your online profile and add additional photos in different looks so Casting Directors can consider you for a variety of roles.


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

    Emails will always come from DoNot-Reply@centralcasting.com and include a link to reply to the message via your online profile. SMS text messages can come from a variety of numbers, but will always include a link to reply via our online self-service platform. These inquiries will also appear in your online profile.

    Emails from Central Casting will include your name, a message from the casting director, and a link to our online self-service platform.

  • What happens after I respond to a message?

    Our Casting Directors will review their responses then reach out if they intend to book you. If you are not selected, you may not hear from anyone. Remember, you’re booked when you accept an offer for work and receive details.


  • What does the phrase “without time restrictions” mean?

    When booking, Casting Directors may not know the call time (which can often change before the shoot), so they need you to have completely open availability on the date in question. For example, if you cannot work between 3-4pm, you are not available without time restrictions.


  • I didn’t see the message until later. Can I still respond?

    Yes, always respond as soon as you can. Some messages will expire after a certain amount of time. When this happens, you will see a notification that submissions are closed. We recommend enabling alerts for Central Casting through your email provider so you can always respond to job inquiries on time.


  • Can I respond to multiple avail messages?

    Yes, you are responsible for letting Central Casting know when you are available to work. Once you are booked, you are also responsible for not becoming double booked. If you are on first avail, please let that Casting Director know before accepting another offer.


  • How do I know you received my response?

    After you respond to a message, you will be sent a notification detailing your response and confirmation we received it.


  • Why am I unable to reply to an availability message?

    Casting Directors may only accept responses for a certain period of time and your message may have expired. If the message has expired and we’re no longer accepting submissions for the role for which you were contacted, you will see a page that explains this when you try to respond.


  • What if I don’t hear back from a Casting Director?

    If you don’t hear back with an offer for work and details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.


  • What are my booking details?

    Once you have accepted an offer for work, the Casting Director will let you know how to access your details, which will likely be in the form of a Details Blog. To access your details, enter the show name and passcode given to you in the My Details section of our website. Casting Directors get booking information as it comes in from production, so you likely will not receive your details until the evening before the shoot.


  • Do I still have to call the Call Time Change Box for my call time changes?

    Yes, your call time changes will be updated on the Call Time Change Box. You can find your Call Time Change Box information in your Details Blog.


  • If I receive a message, does that mean I’m officially booked?

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


  • What if I respond to a message then never hear back from the Casting Director?

    Thank you for replying. Your response lets the Casting Director know you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.


  • Can I reply directly to a text message?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. When you respond to a text message directly, you will get a message indicating that you can only reply “Stop” to end text communication. We do not accept “yes,” “no,” or any other response through text message.


  • Can I call the number I received the text message from?

    No, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages from our online self-service platform. Please call our main line at 646.205.8244.


  • Why was there a link in my message?

    While you may receive an email or text message, all communication with Casting Directors happens through our online self-service platform. Each communication will include a link to your online profile where you can reply to the message.


  • Can I get messages in a language other than English?

    No, the messages are only in English.


  • I’m not getting text messages. Does T-Mobile’s business message “opt-out” feature prevent me from receiving text messages from Central Casting?

    Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1.800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.


  • Can I change my response?

    If your availability has changed after responding to a message, please call our office at 646.205.8244.


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

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Most likely your phone number was previously owned by someone signed up with us or provided to us in error.


  • Can I opt out of SMS messaging?

    As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please reply “STOP” to the text message you received.


  • How do I set up email alerts on an iPhone?

    Adding Central Casting as a VIP sender ensures you don’t miss out on job inquiries and other communications. If you have an iPhone, follow these steps. If you have another device, please check your email app settings.

    1. Open an email from Central Casting
    2. Tap on Central Casting in the “from” field at the top of the page
    3. Select “add to VIP” below Central Casting’s contact information

On Set

Once you’ve been booked, you are ready to get on set!

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

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

FAQs

Payroll

When you signed up with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you. You’ll know you are paid by us if your voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners. Payroll and casting are handled separately, so if you have questions about your paycheck, contact our payroll department directly.

For payroll updates, read our article Your Paycheck and Other Payroll Questions Answered.

Contact payroll
800.562.2718
(select option #3 when prompted)

myEP

To change your address, view your pay history, compare paychecks, and more, log in or sign up with myEP. When signing up for the first time, please use the same email address you have on file with Central Casting. To learn more, watch the myEP video from Entertainment Partners.

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Updates

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

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

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

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

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