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Central Casting: Casting Scam Hits Los Angeles

Central Casting issues audition scam warning.

On Saturday, Central Casting, one of the largest casting companies in the country, posted on Facebook that an individual has been impersonating a casting director from the company in order to obtain nude photos.

What is Central Casting?

Central Casting Los Angeles is one of the biggest background acting companies in the nation. With offices in Louisiana, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. Central Casting is known for casting background actors for dozens of movies, tv shows and commercials. According their Facebook Page:
Central Casting is the leading background actors casting company in the United States! Central Casting has been providing the entertainment industry with background talent for more than 80 years, offering a full range of background services for every type of production from offices in Los Angeles and New York. So whether you’re a producer looking for background talent, or a background actor looking for work, the crew at Central Casting has the experience and expertise to help meet all of your background needs.

What happened to Central Casting?

Central Casting posted on Facebook that an individual has been impersonating a casting director from the company in order to obtain nude photos from an aspiring actor, models and talent living in the Los Angeles, California area. Sharing the following on their Facebook Page:
***SCAM ALERT***It has been reported that individuals are impersonating Central Casting casting directors and... Posted by Central Casting Los Angeles on Friday, August 28, 2015
Central Casting warned their 126,000 Facebook fans of the sexual predator. "***SCAM ALERT*** It has been reported that individuals are impersonating Central Casting casting directors and requesting nude photo submissions. Please note that Central Casting DOES NOT ACCEPT and NEVER REQUESTS nude photos. Should you receive a message from someone stating they are from Central Casting and are requesting nude submissions, this is a scam, and you should ignore the request." Photo Shoot Shutterstock

Scams in the Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry is filled with scams and crooks interested in making a dollar off of innocent people. Most recently, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office has convicted a talent manager for illegally charging $110,000 for representing actors, models, and talent. Hollywood talent manager, Deborah Brazil was convicted for illegally charging $110,000 for representing a female singer. According to Frontrunner Casting, fake talent agents are e-mailing aspiring actors and models in South Florida to work on the new season of USA Network’s ‘Graceland’. But cities like Los Angeles, California are trying their best to stop it. “Thousands come to Hollywood every year to pursue their dreams in the entertainment industry,” said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. “We need to protect them from those who would dash those dreams by taking unfair advantage of them.”

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