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CASTING AGENCIES:


U.K.

LONDON


U.S.A.

** = SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agencies.

CALIFORNIA
....LOS ANGELES

  • ACROSS THE BOARD CASTING (Mail in Resume/Photo)
    www.atbtalent.com
    22543 Ventura Blvd, Suite 225, Woodland Hills CA 91364
    Office 323-761-0282. Registration 818-974-9973
  • ** SANDE ALESSI CASTING
    www.sandealessicasting.com
    13731 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA 91423
    Hotline 818-771-5717. Office 818-773-3035
  • BGA CASTING
    www.bgacasting.com
    Commercials - Background work.
    www.backgroundartists.tv
    ....info@backgroundartists.tv
    12021 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 632, Los Angeles CA 90025
    Office 888-44ACTOR. Fax 310-966-1023.
  • BURBANK CASTING - not accepting new applications.
    www.burbankcasting.com ....michelle@burbankcasting.com
    224 E Olive Avenue Suite 213, Burbank CA 91502
    818-559-2446 Fax: 818-559-2215
  • CASTING ASSOCIATES (Registration Tues/Thur 11:30-12:30 only)
    1301 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance CA 90501.
    Hotline 310-366-5591. Registration 310-755-6200 press 2. Call times 310-755-6200 press 1.
  • ** CENTRAL CASTING
    www.centralcasting.org (Registration - call for specific days to register)
    220 S Flower St, Burbank 91502 (I-5, exit Olive St, Turn left 3 times)
    SAG Men Hotline 818-260-6100. SAG Women Hotline 818-260-6110.
    Non-Union Men Hotline 818 260-6120. Non-Union Women Hotline 818-260-6130
    Office 818-562-2700. Show Taped Info 818-562-2966. SAG Men availability 818-562-2751.
  • ** CREATIVE EXTRAS CASTING (Register online)
    www.creativeextrascasting.com
    Sasha Adkinson
    cecasting@gmail.com
    2461 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 501, Santa Monica CA 90404
    Hotline 310-203-1459, Office 310-203-7860, 310-391-9041. FAX: 310-391-9043.
  • ** BILL DANCE CASTING
    www.billdancecasting.com ....kellian@billdancecasting.com
    4605 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 401, North Hollywood, CA 91602
    Hotline 818-771-8450, Office 818-754-6634. FAX: 818-754-6643
    To register as Background Talent, call 818-725-4209.
  • ** DIXIE CASTING (Register online)
    www.dixiecasting.com
    Dixie Webster-Davis
    4924 Balboa Boulevard #431, Encino CA 91316
    Registration info 310-364-3521.
    No hotline known.
  • ** ALICE ELLIS CASTING (Register online)
    www.elliscasting.com
    Commercials
    P O Box 1828, Venice CA 90294
    Hotline unknown, Office 310-314-1488\
  • ** CAROL GRANT
    www.carolgrantcasting.com
    P O Box 5710, Balboa Island CA 92662
    Office - unknown. Hotline 323-390-9422
  • ** CHRIS GRAY CASTING
    8271 Melrose Ave. Suite 107, Los Angeles CA. 90046
  • HEADQUARTERS CASTING (Register online)
    www.headquarterscasting.com    chqcasting@gmail.com
    3108 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA 91505
    Office 310-556-2626
  • RICH KING CASTING
    6671 Sunset Blvd Suite 1597, (Crossroads of the World), Los Angeles CA 90028
    Hotline 323-634-2556. Office 323-993-0186.
  • **JEFF OLAN CASTING
    www.jeffolancasting.com
    Jeff Olan
    14044 Ventura Blvd #209, Sherman Oaks CA 91423
    Hotlines: Union Men 310-285-3375. Union Women 310-285-3030. Non-Union 310-285-3376.
    Office 818-285-5462, 818-285-5467.
  • ** ON LOCATION CASTING
    www.onlocationcasting.net ...losangeles@onlocationcasting.net
    Tina Kerr
    1223 Wilshire Blvd #409, Santa Monica CA 90403 (drop box address only).
    Hotline unknown. Office 310-770-7492.
  • ** PRIME CASTING
    www.primecasting.com  
    6430 Sunset Blvd #425, Los Angeles CA 90028 (CNN Building at Cahuenga)
    Hotline 323-962-5846 or 323-986-0574. Office 323-962-0377.
    Online Job Listings (updated regularly): http://primecasting.blogspot.com
  • STANDING ROOM ONLY
    www.standingroomonly.tv   casting@standingroomonly.tv
    Casting for TV audiences. Non-Union only.
    3760 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Universal City CA 91604
    Office 818-762-9936. 

  • More agencies soon

CALIFORNIA
....SACRAMENTO

CALIFORNIA
....SAN DIEGO

  • ** BACKGROUND SAN DIEGO
    www.backgroundsandiego.com
    4705 Ruffin Road, San Diego CA 92123-1611
    (I- 163, exit Balboa Avenue West, turn left onto Ruffin Road, on your right)
    Hotline 858-974-8970 ext. 477. Office 858-974-8970.
  • ** TINA REAL CASTING www.tinareal.com
    3108 Fifth Avenue, Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103
    Hotline: 619-298-1766. Office 619-298-0544. Fax: 619-298-0389.

CALIFORNIA
....SAN FRANCISCO

  • THE BLACKWELL FILES
    Commercial print work only
    www.blackwellfiles.com
    3178 17th Street, Studio 3, San Francisco CA 94110
    Office 415-431-0480
  • BEDINGER CASTING
    2269 Chestnut Street #363, San Francisco CA 94123
    Office 415-459-7744
  • BEAU BONNEAU CASTING
    www.sfcasting.com
    Open Registration: Mon,Wed & Fri 10am – 5pm.
    84 First Street, San Francisco CA 94105
    Office 415-346-2278. Fax: 415-777-1994
  • JUDITH BOULEY
    judycasting@aol.com
    Judith Bouley CSA
    P O Box 2389, Santa Cruz CA 95063
  • BREAK-A-LEG CASTING
    randifilm@aol.com
    Randi Acton
    No other details.
  • CASTING.COM
    www.casting.com
    833 Market Street, Ste. 809, San Francisco 94103
    Office 415-495-0915
  • CHRISTY EVERY CASTING
    912 Cole Street #270, San Francisco CA 94117
    Hotline 415-995-4698
  • EXTRA! EXTRA! CASTING ASSOCIATES
    1777 E. Hamilton Avenue, Suite 103, San Jose CA 95125
    Office 408-445-851 No hotline
  • EYECAST
    www.eyecastsf.com
    2215R Market Street, Box 287,San Francisco CA 94114
    Office 415-922-6218
  • FORCIER CASTING
    www.forciercasting.com     sallyforcier@rcip.com
    8698 Elk Grove Boulevard Suite 3 #141, Elk Grove CA 95624
    Office 916-769-4233
  • NANCY HAYES CASTING
    www.hayescasting.com
    Open Registration: Mon – Fri 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 3pm
    400 Treat Street #E, San Francisco CA 94110
    Office 415-558-1675. Fax: 415-558-9742
  • NINA HENNINGER CASTING
    Nina Henninger CSA
    250 Columbus Avenue, Suite 204, San Francisco CA 94133
    Office 415-837-0847. Fax: 415-837-0854. Hotline 415-263-6877.
  • INTEGRITY CASTING - CALIFORNIA
    www.integritycasting.com     toni@integritycasting.com
    1807-F Pruneridge Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95050
    Office 408-243-9466 Fax 509-696-8861
  • INTERNATIONAL TALENT CASTING
    P O Box 330104, San Francisco CA 94133
    Office 415-781-2278. Fax: 415-434-2278.
  • MONTGOMERY TALENT CASTING
    5424 Sunol Boulevard #10, PMB 223, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    Office 925-417-7480
  • QUEN CASTING SERVICES
    1911 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 85, PMB 230, Roseville CA 95661-3811
    Office 916-782-5033
  • MARTHA SHERRATT CASTING
    P O Box 151177, San Rafael CA 94915
    Office 415-457-5575
  • MARY T & ASSOCIATES CASTING
    marytcasting@aol.com
    P O Box 20800, Oakland CA 94620
    Office 415-397-2278. Hotline: 415-397-2278 ext. 2.
  • VOICE TALENT CASTING
    www.voicetalentcasting.com     vtc@crescendostudios.com
    615 Battery Street, Suite 500, San Francisco CA 94111
    Office 415-834-0580. Fax: 415-834-0599
  • VOICETRAX CASTING
    www.voiceover-training.com     voicetrax@voiceover-training.com
    Voice-Over Work Only.
    1207D Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965
    Office 415-331-7267. Fax: 415-331-8857

DC/MARYLAND/VIRGINIA
FLORIDA
....MIAMI
  • More info soon

HAWAII
....BIG ISLAND
  • BIG ISLAND CASTING
    Laura Bollinger
    75-5629 Kuakini Highway, Suite R580, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    Office 808-326-1636

....HONOLULU

  • ** MARGARET DOVERSOLA
    Currently on hiatus.
  • ** KATIE DOYLE-HUMMEL
    Active.
  • ** ANNA FISHBURN CASTING
    www.annafishburncasting.com . . annacast1@hawaiiantel.net
    Anna Fishburn
    1121 Nuuanu Avenue 2nd Floor, Honolulu HI 96817
    Office 808-521-9100
  • ** REEL SERVICES HAWAII
    http://reelservices.com . . kokua@reelserviceshawaii.com
    Mostly Commercials
    Sue Larkin
    350 Ward Avenue, Suite 106, Honolulu HI 96814
    Office 808-524-2278, 808-524-3299. Toll-free 877-743-7029.
  • RACHEL SUTTON
    fiveocasting@gmail.com
    Currently, Principals only for CBS TV "Hawaii Five-O".
    Gentry Pacific Design Center
    560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 207,
    Honolulu HI 96817
    Office 808-535-4917

ILLINOIS
....CHICAGO
  • More info soon

NEVADA
....LAS VEGAS
NEW YORK
....NEW YORK CITY
  • Paul Russell Casting
    www.paulrussell.net
    330 West 38th Street, Suite 1204, New York NY 10018.
    Office: 646-486-3332
  • More agencies soon.

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