7 Opportunities to Update Your Online Profile
1. Your appearance has changed
Casting Directors use the information in your profile when booking their scenes, so it’s important to have your current details filled out. If any part of your look changes, like coloring your hair, shaving facial hair, or getting a tattoo, you should log in to your profile to update your appearance. Even the smallest change, like growing your roots out, can make a difference to Casting Directors.
Don’t forget to upload new photos when you change your appearance information. We recommend uploading new photos to the Current look: front slot of your profile every six months or any time your look changes. This helps give Casting Directors confidence they are considering you for work based off of how you look right now.
2. Your sizes need updating
Your measurements also play a large role in the casting process, especially when booked as a double or when production provides wardrobe. Without your current and accurate sizes, you may be missing out on work or may be considered for roles you don’t actually fit the requirements for. If you need help figuring out your sizes, our Measurements page has easy to follow videos to help you get the most accurate numbers.
3. You want to add additional photos
Do you have a side gig as Santa during the Holidays? Dress up like a clown for parties? Just really like costumes? Whatever the case, you can upload photos of yourself in different looks and in wardrobe you own to your online profile. If you’re worried your main profile photo won’t sell that you can pull off a certain look, then add one to your profile for reference.
When it comes to additional photos, Casting Directors recommend a current casual, business, and formal look, then 1-2 unique looks or costumes you own. Just keep in mind, too many photos in your profile makes it harder for Casting Directors to find they photo they need to determine if you fit the role.
4. You have vehicles or pets you want to work with
Whether it’s brand new, beat up, or classic, Casting Directors are constantly booking Background Actors with their vehicle. If you own a car, have it insured, and are willing to work with it on set, add the specs and a photo to the Vehicles section. If you sell or no longer want to work with one of your cars, please remove that vehicle information so it doesn’t show up in Casting Director searches.
Want to get booked with your pet? Central Casting casts Background Actors with their dogs, cats, and other animals. Add your pets to the Casting Information section then snap a photo where your pet is well-lit and clearly visible to upload to your profile.
5. To add props or special skills
Whether it’s football players in The Game, nurses in Grey’s Anatomy, yoga teachers in Harlem, or jazz musicians in Your Honor, you can get booked in a wide variety of roles. To make movements believable on camera, productions may opt to look for background who have experience with the role, like someone who looks convincing playing a sport or portraying a certain profession.
In some cases, having the right prop is part of the booking requirements. For example, stenographers and DJs are often booked with their equipment. You can add special skills and props to the Casting Information section of your online profile. Keep in mind, you will be expected to convincingly portray that skill and bring that prop to set, so please be honest about the information you add.
6. To add a Stand-In Resume
A Stand-In Resume is a great way to let Casting Directors know about your Stand-In experience. Resumes should list the project you worked on, how long you worked, the actor you stood in for, and if the production was single or multi-cam. We recommend uploading a copy of your Stand-In resume to the Casting Information section of your online profile and keeping a copy handy to send if asked in a job post.
7. Your contact information has changed
Central Casting needs your current contact information to reach you for booking opportunities and payroll purposes. If you move or change your phone number, you can update in the Contact Information section of your online profile. If you need to change the email address associated with your profile, please contact technical support at email@example.com, 855.500.2055, or though tech support chat.
Casting and payroll are handled separately. To change your information with payroll, log in to myEP. If you haven’t logged in to myEP before, you can do so by entering the same email and password associated with your Central Casting online profile.
Want to know more about your Central Casting online profile? Check out our guides The Ultimate Photo Guide for Your Online Profile and Why Updating Your Sizes is Essential for Background Actors.