About EPCentral Casting

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Central Casting delivers premium background casting and payroll for all your film and television productions in North America.

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Get found. Get cast. Get paid. Join the leading background talent database in the industry. 

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Quickly find the background talent you need to bring your vision to life.

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Take control of your EP-paid finances quickly and easily. 

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Create your best work.

Since 1925, Central Casting has served as the entertainment industry’s premier background casting company. As part of the EP family, Central Casting provides diverse, reliable background talent, streamlined onboarding and payroll services, and ongoing support to both casting directors and on-set talent—no matter where your production is being filmed across the United States and Canada.

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Hear why producers & casting directors love Central Casting:

We shot three different time periods, and the Background Actor casting was immaculate. Everyone did a great job, and the specialty picture picks were spot on.

Patrick Richmond

1st AD Why Women Kill
Central has great quality casting directors who are also terrific people to work with! Central always delivers!

Scott Hartle

UPM Alexa & Katie
I am so proud of the work that Central Casting and I did together this season. I hope to continue to work with them as often as possible for many more years to come.

James Feldman

2nd AD Dickinson