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Work Step 1

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

* For more information read our SMS messaging FAQS

Work Step 2

If you fit the description

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

Work Step 3

If you get the job

The Casting Director will give you your booking information. Be sure to write this information down.

You will receive a call time, category, and a show name with a passcode to access your details at the link below.

My Details

Still have not been booked?

If you have not been booked by 7pm and are completely available without restrictions for the next day, you can add yourself to the After Hours Availability List for a chance to be booked on replacements and rush calls.

 

Notices

Claim your profile

  • All registered Central Casting New York talent can now claim and manage their talent profile online. Through your online profile, you can conveniently take required training and keep your contact information up to date. Claim your profile.

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Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process in all offices! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit your local office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

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  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 800.866.2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

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Job Posts

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7 days ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray blonde Caucasian babies- 6 months-1yr singles, twins, triplets. Available Wed 8/14. Filming in Brooklyn. If interested, please email the following to svusubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "Blonde Baby"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies (not bows or hats in the pictures please)

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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1 week ago

Central Casting

*MINOR* CAUCASIAN MALE PD AGE 10-13; SLIM BUILD; 4'9-5'; BROWN HAIR AVAIL TUESDAY TO PD. CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING, MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT AND TRUST ACCOUNT SET UP. IF YOUR CHILD MEETS FITS THE ROLE, PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO BGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
CHILD'S FULL LEGAL NAME
CHILD'S AGE
CHILD'S SIZES
CURRENT PHOTOS SHOWING FRONT AND BACK.
NOTE UNION STATUS
NOTE IF REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL
NOTE ANY PHOTO DOUBLING EXP.
THANK YOU!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian babies- 6-8 month old singles, twins, triplets. Available Thu 8/8. Filming in Brooklyn. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "6+ month old Baby"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies

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

Central Casting

Beginning October 8, 2019 - Only talent who have completed the Anti-Harassment Training will be eligible to be hired through Central Casting. New York state and New York City recently passed laws aimed at preventing sexual harassment. Part of these new laws requires employers to provide anti-sexual harassment training to its employees. In New York, employees will need to take the training once every year. Please follow this video explaining how to complete this training on your computer. For more info, go to: www.centralcasting.com/ny/anti-harassment-training/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

How to Claim Your Central Casting Profile

When you register with Central Casting, a profile with your employment information and photos is created for you in our casting system. Central Casting uses this information to determine if you’re right for roles and to provide you with required training.

Claim your profile:
If you registered before our online registration process was launched, you will need to claim your Central Casting profile before you can access it. If you registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration, you already have access to your online profile and can view it by logging in.

To claim your profile, select the claim your profile link below and enter the necessary information. For more information, see the profile management FAQs on the Talent page of centralcasting.com.

Claim your profile here: connect.centralcasting.com/claim_profile?location=NY

Log in to your profile:
Those who have claimed their profile and those who have registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration can view and edit their Central Casting profile by logging in. If you have not completed your office visit, you will not be able to access your profile until you do. You can make a reservation to visit the office through the online registration process.

Once you have claimed your Central Casting profile and have logged in, you can take any required training and edit parts of your profile online. Be sure to check out our profile management FAQs for everything you need to know about your online profile.

www.centralcasting.com/ny/talent/#profile-management
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW APPLE TV SERIES IS SEEKING UNION OR NON UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY 'IT'S SHOWTIME' SUBWAY BREAKERS OR BBOYS * RATE IS TBD* - TENTATIVE DATE IS AUGUST 7TH OR 8TH.
FOR SUBMISSION: PLEASE SEND A DETAILED EMAIL NOTING YOUR NAME, UNION STATUS, HEIGHT, CONTACT INFO, AND SPECIFIC NOTES ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE PLEASE ALSO ATTACH PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF YOUR 'SHOWTIME SUBWAY BREAKING!'
LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM
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3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW APPLE TV SERIES IS SEEKING UNION / NON UNION TALENT *MINORS* TO PORTRAY 12-14 YEAR OLD BOY WITH BASIC TO HIGH LEVEL GUITAR-PLAYING EXPERIENCE. RATE IS TBD. WORKS ON AUGUST 14TH 2019. FOR SUBMISSION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL SPECIFICALLY NOTING YOUR CHILD'S GUITAR EXPERIENCE, THEIR AGE, IF THEY HAVE A WORK PERMIT & TRUST ACCOUNT, CONTACT INFO, AND ATTACH A RECENT PHOTO TO LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

NEW APPLE TV SERIES IS SEEKING PRINCIPAL ACTRESS PHOTO DOUBLE - SEEKING UNION OR NON UNION TALENT TO PORTRAY MIXED ETHNICITY FEMALE 5'4-5'7 IN HEIGHT WITH DARK BROWN OR BLACK HAIR WHO HAVE ADVANCED GUITAR AND/OR PIANO PLAYING EXPERIENCE * RATE IS TBD* MUST HAVE FLEXIBLE AVAILABILITY FROM AUGUST 5TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 9TH. FOR SUBMISSION PLEASE SEND A DETAILED EMAIL NOTING YOUR NAME, UNION STATUS, HEIGHT, CONTACT INFO, AND SPECIFIC NOTES ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE LEVEL IN GUITAR AND/OR PIANO. PLEASE ALSO ATTACH PHOTOS OF THE TOPS OF YOUR HANDS, THE BACK OF YOU HAIR AND A SELFIE FROM THE WAIST-UP TO LINDSAYDSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian babies- 6-8 month old singles, twins, triplets. Available Tue 7/30 & Thu 8/1. Filming in Brooklyn. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "6+ month old Baby"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight, inches & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies

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

Central Casting

***Important***
If you have not already claimed your profile, go to: connect.centralcasting.com/claim_profile?location=NY and claim now and the take the required Anti-Harassment training in order to remain eligible to be hired by Central Casting.
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***Important***
If you have not already claimed your profile, go to: https://connect.centralcasting.com/claim_profile?location=NY and claim now and the take the required Anti-Harassment training in order to remain eligible to be hired by Central Casting.

4 weeks ago

Central Casting

AMAZON SERIES THE HUNT SEEKING - UNION/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY 1970s 18-21YRS PLAYING HANDBALL_FITTING TOMORROW 7/25 WORKS FRIDAY 7/26_EXTERIORS_HAIR MUST FIT LOOK FOR 1977_MUST BE COMFORTABLE PLAYING HANDBALL_ SPECIAL ABILITY- PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO OF CURRENT HAIRSTYLE TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM_MUST BE AVAIL FOR FITTING TOMORROW 7/25 AND WORK DATE FRIDAY 7/26 - PLEASE LIST EXPERIENCE AS WELL!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Central Casting

*MINORS* 13-17 YRS OLD, UNION/NON-UNION TO PORTRAY TRANSGENDER TEENS IN A THERAPY CLASS. AVAIL WED 7/31. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO NEWASUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM. USE THE SUBJECT LINE " THERAPY CLASS"
1. NAME, AGE & CONTACT INFO
2. RECENT PHOTO
3. HEIGHT
4. UNION STATUS (SAG-AFTRA OR NON-UNION)
*DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.*
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1 month ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian newborns -15 days-3 months old, and 6 month old twins/triplets. Flex availability 7/23-8/1. Filming in NYC. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. Are there any dates within this range that you are not available?

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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1 month ago

Central Casting

SEEKING BABIES!! Singles or multiples to portray Caucasian newborns, 15 days-5 months old. Flex availability 7/23-8/1. Filming in NYC. If interested, please email the following to NewASubmissions@centralcasting.com. Use the subject line "NEWBORN"
1. Parent/Guardian Name & contact info
2. Baby/Babies name & Date of Birth
3. Weight & clothing size
4. Current photo of baby/babies
5. Are there any dates within this range that you are not available?

DO NOT SEND EMAILS UNRELATED TO THIS POST.
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1 month ago

Central Casting

AMAZON PRIME SERIES - THE HUNT - SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION ABLE TO PORTRAY CAUCASIAN GRANDSON OF LEAD ACTOR 6-7 YEARS OLD- FITTING NEXT WEEK - WORKS 7.22 - NO CONFLICTS - PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO JULIAG@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH NAME / FEATURED GRANDSON IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE 2-5 PHOTOS, ALL SIZES, AGE, BIRTH DAY, UNION STATUS - PICTURE SELECTED BY PRODUCTION - FILMS IN NYC AREA ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Central Casting

CBS SERIES - BLUE BLOODS - SEEKING -UNION AND NON UNION ABLE TO PORTRAY INNOCENT YOUNG VICTIMS - 16-18 YRS - POSSIBLE PHOTO SHOOT 7.15- READ - MUST BE COMFORTABLE PORTRAYING VICTIM OF A SOCIAL MEDIA STALKER - MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF FROM SOCIAL MEDIA - THINK POSING FOR SELFIES (NO MODEL PHOTOS), FUN EVENTS, HANGING WITH FRIENDS. **THINK GIRL NEXT DOOR, INNOCENT AND SWEET** PLEASE SEND PHOTO TO YANCYESUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH NAME / SOCIAL MEDIA VICTIM IN SUBJECT LINE. PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTOS OF YOUR SELF THAT YOU WOULD HAVE UP ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, PHONE, ALL SIZES, UNION STATUS. PICTURE SELECTED BY PRODUCTION. FILMS IN NYC AREA ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Central Casting

***RUSH CALL*** JOSH IS LOOKING FOR A HISPANIC MINOR (AGES 8-11) BOY TO PORTRAY KID PLAYING IN FIRE HYDRANT. CALL TIME 2:30PM IN LOWER MANHATTAN. MUST HAVE VALID WORK PERMIT/TRUST ACCOUNT/PHOTO ID_PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTO TO joshgsubmissions@centralcasting.com WITH SUBJECT LINE "MINOR RUSH CALL" ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Central Casting

AMAZON SERIES "THE HUNT" SEEKING - UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY VIETNAM VETS - CIRCA 1977 - FITTING JULY 9TH WORKS JULY 12TH READ - THINK "BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY" VETERANS WITH LONGER HAIR, MUSTACHES, BEARDS, ETC. PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO JULIAGSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH YOUR NAME / VIETNAM VET IN SUBJECT LINE - PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, ALL SIZES, PHONE AND UNION STATUS IN SUBJECT LINE. NO CONFLICTS! FILMS IN NY AREA - PLEASE PASS ALONG TO WHOM MIGHT APPLY ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Central Casting

SHOWTIME SERIES RAY DONOVAN SEEKING UNION & NON-UNION HISPANIC MALE TO PORTRAY A FORK LIFT OPERATOR FOR JUNE 28TH, JULY 1ST, JULY 2ND, AND JULY 3RD. MUST HAVE A VALID LICENSE FOR A FORK LIFT AND BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE FORK LIFT!! THIS WILL BE FOR THE SPECIAL ABILITY RATE.

CAN NOT HAVE WORKED IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS. INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SHOOT IN BROOKLYN. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WITH ATMOSPHERIC SMOKE. THANKS PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH A CURRENT PHOTO AND SIZES TO JEFFREYWSUBMISSIONS@CENTRALCASTING.COM WITH "FORK LIFT DRIVER" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL. AGAIN. MUST HAVE A VALID LICENSE FOR A FORK LIFT AND BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE FORK LIFT!!
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Calendar

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

August 2019

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

Profile Management

When you register with Central Casting, a profile with your employment information and photos is created for you in our casting system. Central Casting uses this information to determine if you’re right for roles and to provide you with required training.

 

Claim your profile

If you registered before our online registration process was launched, you will need to claim your profile before you can access it. If you registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration, you already have access to your online profile and can view it by logging in.

To claim your profile, select the claim your profile link below and enter the necessary information. For more information, see the profile management FAQs.

Claim Your Profile

Log in to your profile

Those who have claimed their profile and those who have registered online and completed the in-office portion of registration can view and edit their profile by logging in. If you have not completed your office visit, you will not be able to access your profile until you do. You can make a reservation to visit the office through the online registration process.

Log In

 

Required Training

All those registered with Central Casting must take required training in order to remain active and eligible to be booked. You can see if you have required training and can complete your training by logging into your profile and clicking the Required Training tab.

More Information

Profile Management FAQs

When you register with Central Casting, a profile with your employment information and photos is created for you in our casting system. You can log in to view and edit parts of your talent profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu.

Your profile is created when you begin the online registration process. When you log in, you will be prompted to complete online registration or to make a reservation to visit your local office. Once you have come to our office to finish paperwork and take your casting photo, you can to log in to your talent profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu.

Please do not begin online registration if you have already registered in person at our office. You can access your online profile by claiming your profile.

You can log in to our profile by selecting the Log In option in our website menu. Remember, you must have previously registered online or have claimed your profile in order to log in.
If you registered before our online registration process was launched, you have a profile in our system, but you do not have access to view it. In order to access your talent profile, you will need to claim your profile by clicking here or by selecting the “claim your profile” option in the Log In section of our website menu.
You can claim your profile by clicking here or by selecting the “claim your profile” option in the Log In section of our website menu.
If you don’t see an email from centralcasting.com within 15 minutes, please check your email’s spam folder. If you do not see a message, select the “resend” option on the claim your profile page to have another email sent to you.
For your security, we can only send the claim message to the email address currently on your talent profile. To update your email with Central Casting, please make a reservation for a Re-Registration and Updates session. Check our calendar for the next available session.
First, confirm that you entered the correct information. If you entered the correct information and the system was unable to match your talent profile, please call 646.205.8244 or email helpNY@centralcasting.com.
First, confirm that you entered the correct information. If you entered the correct information, but the matched profile is not yours, please call 646.205.8244 or email helpNY@centralcasting.com.

If you are a minor, have your parent or legal guardian call our New York office to update the email address on file* at 646.929.9150 or make a reservation to attend a Minors Registration session to update the email address (and update your casting photo and any necessary information or documents). Note: Any adult attending a minor registration session with their registered minor can also update their own email address.

If you are an adult call our New York office to update the email address on file* at 646.929.9150 or make a reservation to attend a Re-Registration & Updates session to update the email address (and update your casting photo and any necessary information or documents).

* If you call, you will be asked for verification information such as, the legal name, date of birth and last 4 of the SSN on file.

No, you must complete online registration and the in-person portion of registration at your local office before you can access your online profile. You can complete online registration and make a reservation by logging in.
If you do not see a photo attached to your talent profile, please come to a Re-Registration and Updates session to have your photo taken.
You can add photos to your profile by coming to a Re-Registration and Updates session. At this time, you can only view your main casting photo in your talent profile. Any additional photos you add will be viewable by Casting Directors in our casting system.
If you need to make changes to your legal name on file, please contact your Central Casting office or come to a Re-Registration and Updates session.
Yes, you can change your address by logging in to your profile and selecting the “address” option. Make the necessary changes to your address then click “save.”
To change the phone number you have on file, log in to your talent profile, select the “phone” option, then make the necessary changes to your phone number. When you’re done, click “save.”
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your phone 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.
To update your SAG-AFTRA status, please come to a Re-Registration and Updates session. 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.
To edit your emergency contact information, log in to your talent profile and select the “emergency contact” option. Fill out the necessary information then click “save.”
To update your email address, please contact your local office or come to a Re-Registration and Updates session.
To see if you need to complete any required training, log in to your profile and select the “required training” option. Any required training you need to complete will appear here. To begin your training, click the “complete training” button.
It may take up to 24 hours after you have taken your training for it to show as complete in your online profile.
To reset your password, first enter your email address on the log in screen. When prompted to enter your password, select the “forgot password” option. We will send reset instruction to the email address you have on file.
 

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. details. You must re-register every three years to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

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

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

You must have a reservation and photo ID to visit our office at 5 Penn Plaza. You will not be admitted through security without a scheduled reservation. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your session. You will not be admitted if you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled reservation.

Reserve Now

 

If all dates are gray then please check back. The date is either currently filled or not yet open. New sessions open up exactly 14 days ahead of time. Spots could also open up at any time based on cancellations. Click here for more info.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Being Booked

Being Booked

On Set

On Set

Payroll

Payroll

Re-Registration and Updates

Re-Registration and Updates

Being Booked

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

It’s important to write down your work information so you’re prepared when you head to set.

Be sure to read our article Casting Director Do’s and Don’ts for Submitting for tips on how to book a job.

FAQs

Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
No, there is no guarantee of work because the needs of productions change every day. Due to the nature of background work, Central Casting can never offer full-time employment to any of the talent (i.e., you) it employs.
This means casting is prepping a scene for a future date and is checking your availability. If you do confirm availability, please mark your calendar to limit conflicts. You become “first avail” (first available) for that show. Typically in these situations, casting will not be able to hire you until the show looks at your picture submission and approves the look. After that, they will usually not release any booking until late afternoon the day before the shoot.

If you are offered another booking on the same day, we ask for you to give us the courtesy of the “first right of refusal.” Just let us know so we can inform our show. They may option to offer to hire you first. You are still able to be hired elsewhere if we are unable to confirm a booking for you.
The Casting Director will give you your booking information. Be sure to write this information down. Certain shows or Casting Directors may provide additional information via email or a wardrobe blog. Please review all provided information to ensure you are ready for work when you arrive to set.
Always check your voicemail. Do not call back until you have checked your voicemail to ensure the Casting Director did not leave specific instructions. If no message was left, wait and see if you receive a call back. If you do not receive a call back, assume you are no longer needed.
Rush calls are for immediate same-day work. This is usually to replace a “no show.” When you respond to a rush call, you may be required to get to the set location within an hour or less after being booked.

You can submit to us between 7pm-1am to have your name placed on the After Hours Availability List for when additional roles open up or for replacements made overnight.

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

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 accept an offer for work and receive 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 an offer for work and booking details, you are not booked. However, given the volume of roles they are booking, please be patient as it may take them some time to respond.
Yes, simply reply to the original message with either a Yes or No response. If you receive multiple messages in the course of a conversation with a Casting Director, you will only be able to change your response to the most recent message. Please note: after you have received your details and are booked, you must follow the appropriate procedure if you need to cancel. You cannot cancel via text message.
Role details may or may not be communicated via SMS text message depending on the production. If you are booked, you will be notified where you should go to learn your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions. These instructions might include an info tape, email, and/or wardrobe blog.
Yes. Though your details may be provided to you via SMS text message, your full booking, wardrobe, and location instructions may still be available as part of an info tape, wardrobe blog, or email from the Casting Director. Please review all materials to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you when you arrive to set.
You are not booked unless you accept an offer for work and receive details.
Thank you for your response. Sending a “Yes” response tells the Casting Directors that you are interested and available to work, but does not guarantee that you will be booked. Depending on the casting volume, you may not hear back.
Please send your response again.
Central Casting will use a variety of numbers to reach you. Once you receive a message from a Casting Director about a specific project, all follow up questions and replies will appear in the same thread.
Unfortunately, our texting numbers are only formatted to send outbound text messages and receive a Yes or No response.
In order for our system to read your response and provide it to the Casting Directors, we need to limit the text to only Yes or No.
Casting Directors sometimes don’t receive call times until the last minute, so we are asking you if you are available for the full day. If you are only available for part of the day, please reply No.
Some Casting Directors and productions may provide additional instructions with a wardrobe blog or similar resource. Please review any materials provided to ensure that you will be ready for work.
If for whatever reason a URL isn’t working, write down the URL and attempt to enter it directly into a web browser.
Not all carriers and phone service providers handle SMS messages in the same way. Some carriers, like Sprint for example, may split long messages. Unfortunately, when this happens, there is no guarantee the split message will arrive in a predictable order.
No, the messages are only in English.
Yes. T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Most likely your mobile number was previously owned by someone registered with us, or provided to us inadvertently.
As an employee of Central Casting you provided your mobile number to us so that we can contact you about jobs for which you would be a potential match. However, if you no longer want us to reach out to you via text message, please call Central Casting and request that your number no longer be used for text messaging.

On Set

Once you have booked a job, you are ready to get on set!

It’s important to show up on time and camera ready. When you arrive, check in with your contact and get your voucher.

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

FAQs

It is critical that you write down your work information. If you lose your information or if you have any questions regarding your work information call 646.205.8244 ext. 4.
Call 646.205.8244 ext. 4. If you cancel, we ask that you give us enough notice to replace you. PLEASE NOTE: You may not cancel via text message. You must call our office.
When you get booked for your job, ask the Casting Director how to get your call time changes. It is your responsibility to get call time changes for each booking.
Come to set camera ready. Bring your ID and any additional wardrobe or props requested by production.
Roles change from set to set, but often a Background Actor’s main contact is the 2nd Assistant Director (2nd AD) and Production Assistants (PAs).
When you are not required on set, you will be taken to a holding area. You can bring items to the holding area to keep busy while you are not working.
Do not bring guests to the set with you.
If you are injured on set, you must report it to the Assistant Director and/or medic immediately.

Payroll

Central Casting handles both casting and payroll services. When you register with Central Casting, we become your employer and, in most cases, are responsible for paying you.

FAQs

Checks are due to be mailed on the Thursday after the week you worked. They may be mailed out earlier depending on when the production company turns in the complete and accurate vouchers.
No. At this time, we do not have the resources for checks to be picked up. Paychecks are handled in a security area with 24-hour surveillance and delivered by our bonded driver to the post office directly. Paymasters do not have access to your paychecks.
The checks are sent first class mail. While you will receive most checks within 2-3 business days after they are mailed, there are times when it could take longer through the federal mail system, particularly during holiday periods.
Checks are not mailed out in order of work date. Before we can cut a check, the production reviews and completes the voucher, and production companies vary on how often they process and send in the vouchers.
We often process vouchers for more than one work date at the same time. The system will calculate all paychecks processed on any given day with the same number of exemptions from the voucher that was last input into the system. If you vary the number of exemptions you are claiming daily, we cannot guarantee that any particular voucher will match your paychecks. The box for number of dependents should reflect the amount of exemptions you are able to claim.
Yes, there are many people we payroll with the same or similar names. You will need to put your Social Security number on each voucher so we can correctly identify who we should pay. Your voucher will either be delayed or not processed if we are unable to identify who worked.
For payroll inquiries, please call 800.562.2718. Representatives are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PT.
You may change it on your voucher when you work or you can fill out our address change form. You must update your address with both payroll and casting, as we store information separately.
You can either fax or mail us your stop payment request. You will need to specify in writing that you are requesting a stop payment and include your name, Social Security number, address and signature, along with the work date and show name for the check you are missing. If the net of the check is over $150, you will need to sign a bank form supplied by our department and have your signature notarized before we can place a stop payment. For your convenience, we have a notary available free of charge by reservation only. You can set up a reservation by calling 800.562.2718 between 8am-5pm.
Five business days for current year checks, longer if the check was cut in a prior year. We are unable to reissue a check that has been stop paid until after we have received confirmation from the bank that the stop payment was successful.
Call 818.955.6313 or send your request in writing to our payroll department either by fax or through the mail. Be sure to include your name, Social Security number, address, and the year(s) you worked. You will also need to state whether the request is for your own personal records or to enable you to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA will only accept faxes sent directly from our payroll department certified by our manager.
To access your W-2, visit EP’s W-2 page.
To submit an inquiry or correction to your form, please fill out and sign our inquires and corrections form.
For employment verification, call 818.955.6313. This is an Entertainment Partners line; they will be able to provide employment verification.

Re-Registration and Updates

You can come in during Re-Registration and Updates to add photos and make profile updates. It’s important to keep your file current so Casting Directors know your look and details. You must re-register every three years to remain eligible to work on our productions. Here’s what you need to know about Re-Registration and Updates.

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

FAQs

You must bring photo identification to show security when you arrive for your scheduled reservation time. If you are updating your file, you must bring the required documentation to accompany the I-9 form. More details can be found on our Register page.

SAG-AFTRA members will need to present their current SAG-AFTRA card every time they come to Re-Registration and Updates. SAG-AFTRA members should always bring their current SAG-AFTRA card when they visit our office.

A digital photo of you will be taken in our office when you come in for Updates.
  • Photos of you in wardrobe representing completely different looks that are commonly booked. (business, formal, bathing suit, etc.)
  • Unique or rare vehicles or motorcycles that you own.
  • Pets that you are willing to work with (Pet photos must be submitted; we cannot take any photos of pets at our office.)
  • Photos of you in commonly booked costumes that you own. (clown, Santa Claus, etc.)
You can change your status during Updates. You must present your identification along with your current SAG-AFTRA card fill out a data change form.
If you would like to update or change any information you can do so during Updates.