*We recently rolled out an online registration process in all of our locations. To register, you must now complete the online portion of registration, then make a reservation to visit our office. For more information, see our article Introducing Central Casting’s Online Registration Process.
We’re gearing up for a busy fall season for background casting in New York. We sat down with Central Casting New York Director Brad Kenny to find out more about upcoming projects and an update on the registration process in our new building.
In the coming months, many TV shows will begin production on their new seasons. Some projects we’re currently working on are Ray Donovan, The Sinner, Crashing, She’s Gotta Have it Too, The Last OG, Elementary, and Tell Me A Story, a new show from CBS All Access.
Keep an eye out for returning projects Law and Order: SVU, Orange is the New Black, Power, and Blue Bloods, along with new shows FBI, Murphy Brown, The First Wives Club, and New Amsterdam. Stay tuned for announcements on some new features we’ll be starting in the fall.
Check out our credits section for more on the projects we’re working on.
All the jobs we’re currently casting can be found on the Jobs page of our website. In these posts, Casting Directors will leave specific details on the roles they’re casting, like portrayable age range, sizes, and if it’s SAG-AFTRA or non-union.
"Please make sure to keep checking those posts daily as they [are updated] throughout the day," Brad said. "Also, please make sure to only apply for jobs that you feel you may be suitable for."
Central Casting New York recently moved into our new offices at 5 Penn Plaza. Due to security policies in our new building, you can only visit Central Casting when you have a reservation. You can reserve your spot to register or update on our calendar page. We are currently only scheduling sessions two weeks in advance, so keep checking back as new times open up every day. If dates show up as unavailable more than two weeks in the future, it means those dates have not yet opened up.
"It is imperative that you reserve a spot online through our website," Brad said. "It will outline exactly what you need if you are coming in to update or are registering for the first time."
Please read through our guide How to Register and Update in New York before reserving a spot in one of our registration or update sessions.
For tips on background casting in New York, check out our articles How to Stand Out to Casting Directors and What Background Actors Need to Know About Getting Paid.