What is a Casting Agent

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What is a Casting Agent?

A Casting Agent is the middleman between the Casting director and the background actors and featured background actors,  so called “extras” in films, commercials or TV series.   A casting agent have a data base of characters, models, actors or children – represent them in suitable jobs and  negotiating on their behalf.

A Casting Agent handles their administration, e.g. invoicing, signing of contracts, etc.

There is a huge difference between a Casting Director and a Talent Agency.movie-extras


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We are a Casting Agency for Actors, Featured background actors and Extras and we are in the film Industry since 2000.
We are situated in Cape Town and Johannesburg/Pretoria. We specialized in extras for movies, commercials, documentaries, TV and corporate.
We did a few commercials and corporate for local and International productions.   We worked on Stander, Hotel Rwanda with great success and also worked with other agents on Long Walk to Freedom and other productions.

Our work is our passion and pride and to be successful in everything we do,  we work hard.
We have what you are looking for and if we don’t have them we will get them for you but we won’t let you down. Production is time and time is money and we will not waste any of them not yours or ours.
Please contact us on your next project and let us help you make a success.


  • GAUTENG:      072 791 3683 : nkuma@nkumacasting.co.za
  • CAPE TOWN   078 278 7558 : jana@nkumacasting.co.za