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Employees scattering like cockroaches with lights on. Smart ones got out early.

(Congrats Robert Saldivar & Tony Hobbs.). *** ki$$ers inside may be only ones with any job security. Dumb ones climb aboard monthly. Every time you turn around, a new idiot 20-something is now "casting" a show and none of them are familiar with the talent.

They can't & won't even click a button on actor profiles & research actors' work histories; they are that lazy. To make matters worse, they've adopted a "texting" system that feigns like actors are being submitted & considered for jobs when it's all just a clever ruse to protect EP's *** legally from being examined by DFEH or sued for employment discrimination. Everyone knows production is NOT deciding the bg or stand ins. They don't have time: that's what the casting directors' jobs are there for ...

to select the background! So the casting directors regularly fill roles/spots with family: children, siblings, cousins, nieces, & nephews and friends, neighbors, etc. Many of them get booked regularly through middle men who ask for additional money in a monthly "service fee" to bribe the casting directors for more bookings. And then if and only if there are a few spots left do they fill those spots with a few randomly chosen extras here & there.

It is greased palms & elbow rubbing at it's worst. And it's about to implode. A future discovery or leak of payroll records over the last two decades will reveal the same 300 people are getting 95% of the work and are very curiously, more often than not, relatives of the CD's. Forget the 5,000+ actors in their databse.

They have a family business to run: the business of booking family & friends with lucrative industry jobs and contracts. And since their parent company controls the payroll, they think no one will never know who's regulary shoveling money into their babk accounts from these ill-gotten bookings It's not just conflict of interest. It's bonafide sexism, rascim, ageism, and flat-out job discrimination. Forget that they tell you it's at-will work.

Forget the days of the fruit basket bribes & worse. Won't that be great when it will be the next #MeToo reveal in Hollywood that the very extras who make up the scenes have been whored out in such a way that the days of Central Casting controlling the hiring (and firing) will finally be a thing of the past? Payola systems never went away, everyone. Central Casting regularly utilizes that system because so many of theor friends & families' lives depend upon it.

They own condos and cars and houses and timeshares. All the stuff the rest of the background will never dream of owning. Their argument is that it's perfectly legal to know someone on the inside. What they didn't account for is all of those denied bookings & wrongfully terminated for reasons never even told to them.

What they forgot is that they forced thousands of background to pick up unemployment and forced tax payers to subsidize their job descriminations. Won't it be great when the next major legal bombshell drops? Newbie employees won't know what hit them while the hangers-on will face criminal charges. The newbies are just dumb enough to believe they will be the next Carl Joy.

Be like Maryanne and take your retirement now, senior casting directors. A *** storm is coming your way.

Product or Service Mentioned: Central Casting Casting Service.

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