If you want to break into the Television and Film industry, a nice way to see what it is all about is to try background acting. The pay is horrible, but it's a good way to try to get in at the bottom and just see what it is all about. Central Casting is the biggest background casting agency in Hollywood. They cast most of the Television shows and a lot of the movies that are in production out here. I'd have to say that it hasn't been a good experience working for them however. I've been booking jobs through them trying to get my SAG vouchers for the past five years, yet the main people they give these vouchers to are their friends are the busty blonde bombshells that the casting directors are into. It's not a fair system, but it's the way the industry works as a whole, so I can't completely take it out on Central. However, when you call in for work, a lot of these people are really mean. If you don't think someone fits something, don't tell them you're not attractive enough. It's demeaning and unnecessary. Yet I've heard of this happening before through this agency. Unfortunately if you want to do extra work, you have to use them, because they book so many shows. So while you may get work, it's not always the best work. Take it for what it's worth.