Registering with Central Casting is hopefully another step in the right direction in my goal of keeping busy (more than usual) in 2008.
Central Casting was established in 1925 initially as a wing of the major Hollywood movie studios. By the 1970s they came to dominate the field of extras casting. While their casting have been primarily for extras and background work, there have been cases where extras have been upgraded to featured extras, even to principal roles. You never know what can happen. I guess it's all about being in the right place at the right time.
In April of 2006 Central Casting officially opened its New York division and now works with television shows like LAW & ORDER (Original, SVU, CI), CSI: NY, DAMAGES, RESCUE ME, plus numerous feature films and commercials.
Check them out on the web here: http://www.centralcasting.org/index.html