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an agency, studio department, etc., responsible for hiring actors, especially bit players or extras.

noun phrase

The putative office whence ideal and stereotypical persons, products, recipes, etc, come: He is a white, male, married Protestant, middle to upper class, with children and dogs. He comes straight out of Central Casting/ This is salsa from Central Casting

Related Terms

straight from central casting

[1980s+; fr the Hollywood office that provides actors for film producers]


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