How to Sign Up with Multiple Central Casting Offices

AUGUST 28, 2023
Work as a Background Actor in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, and Louisiana

Do you split time between two coasts? Moving to a new state? If you’re in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, or Louisiana and are planning on switching Central Casting offices, here’s what you need to know to work as a Background Actor in multiple locations.

Sign up with Central Casting

To work in any Central Casting office, you must first complete Talent Onboarding with that office. So if you signed up in Louisiana, in order to work in Georgia, you must also sign up with Central Casting Georgia to complete forms and paperwork unique to that state.

If you’re signing up with Central Casting for the first time, visit your location’s Sign Up page to make a reservation for a Talent Onboarding session. After making a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with next steps and instructions on visiting our office. It’s extremely important to read this email fully and carefully to make sure you complete required tasks prior to your reservation and understand the onboarding process.

Your confirmation email will also include a link to your online application. Our Casting Directors use the information you input when considering you for work; the more accurate and thorough you are, the easier it is for them to determine the types of roles you can portray.

During this process, you will upload a headshot and full body shot. Your photos should only feature you, be well-lit and in focus to clearly show your face, be taken against a white or solid background, and be unedited and unfiltered. Our profile photo guide has more details on the types of photos we look for in your online profile.

After completing your online application, the next step is to review and e-sign forms. Both the online application and forms sections must be completed and submitted before attending your reserved Talent Onboarding session.

Required documentation

Everyone, including minors of all ages, must bring their original unexpired Form I-9 documentation with them to Talent Onboarding. Per federal law, we cannot onboard anyone without these documents.

Please read the Lists of Acceptable Documents to learn more about Form I-9 requirements. If you’re onboarding a minor, see your location’s Kids page for additional information about required documentation for minors.

If you’re already registered with Central Casting, but want to switch offices

If you are currently working in a Central Casting location and would like to switch to another office, the first step is to make a Talent Onboarding reservation in the office you wish to work. Then bring your original and unexpired Form I-9 documentation to your reserved session. You do not need to fill out the online application since you already have an online profile with Central Casting. During Talent Onboarding, our team will have you fill out the necessary paperwork and will take a new headshot and full body shot for our casting platform.

How to work as a Background Actor in multiple offices

Our casting platform will only assign you to one office at a time to ensure our Casting Directors have an accurate representation of Background Actors who are currently able to work in the area they are casting. So if you’re registered in two locations and want to switch where you work, all you need to do is call the office you want to work in and ask them to update that information in our casting platform. In some cases this can be done over the phone or if it’s been a while since you registered in that office, you may be asked to come in to update paperwork.

When switching locations, it’s a good idea to review the information and photos in your online profile to make sure everything is current and that our Casting Directors know your current look. If you moved, don’t forget to update your address with casting in your online profile and with payroll by logging in to myEP.

Now that you know how to work as a Background Actor in multiple locations, learn more about how Background Actors get paid and how to update your online profile.

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By Meghan Dubitsky

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How to Become a Background Actor