BURBANK, CA December 3, 2015 – Central Casting, the leading provider of background actor casting and payroll services since 1925, celebrates 90 years of service to the entertainment industry on December 4. They have invited all registered background actors to join in the celebration at their Burbank headquarters from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be a celebratory kick-off, photo opportunities, and giveaways for all attendees. The New York and New Orleans offices are also celebrating with the background actors registered in their respective offices.
For 90 years, Central Casting has been Hollywood’s central hub for background services that brings together producers, casting directors, and background talent (“extras”) for projects. They are the premiere agency and the only one-stop shop that takes productions from finding background talent all the way through providing talent payroll services. The brand permeates the entire entertainment industry, and the phrase “Straight Out of Central Casting” is firmly planted in the lexicon of pop culture catchphrases.
While there have been many changes in the entertainment industry, Central Casting has always remained at the forefront of background casting. “We’re thrilled to be sharing our 90th anniversary celebration with our clients, our customers, and our entire industry,” shared Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President of Central Casting. “It’s great to look back on all we’ve accomplished, but to also look ahead at how we can continue to grow our brand.” Bender is currently leading a Casting technology modernization project, which when completed will significantly impact the casting experience for both background actors and production.
Central Casting has served as a launching ground for stars such as Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, John Wayne, and Kelly Clarkson. This career launching reputation has made Central Casting a symbol of hope for people eager to break into the business of Hollywood. Central Casting has offices in California, Louisiana, and New York and is a division of Entertainment Partners, the global leader in entertainment payroll solutions.
As part of the celebration, Central Casting has launched a blog featuring client and background actor shout outs, historical memorabilia, and fun clips from projects they’ve worked on. They’ve also been posting photos on their Central Casting 90 Instagram account. Learn more at blog.centralcasting.com and instagram.com/central_casting.