Stand-In Central is an independent website of qualified contributors who have experience as stand-ins in TV and film.  Our contributors are unpaid volunteers who have either applied to contribute to this website or have been invited to contribute.

This website is a resource intended for professional TV/film stand-ins to aid them in doing their jobs well, to the benefit of the other crew and the benefit of production.  Please note that Stand-In Central is not a stand-in casting service.

The opinions expressed on this website are in the form of advice and are decidedly non-authoritative, meaning they should not be construed in any way as the only way to work as a stand-in.

Currently, the opinions expressed on this website primarily relate to the experience of standing in on TV/film productions in the New York City area. While this advice may apply on sets outside the New York City area, in other areas the approach to standing in may differ.

Ultimately, follow the advice on this website at your own risk. Stand-In Central accepts no responsibility for interpretations of the material herein or their consequences.


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Site Credits

Stand-In Central is powered by WordPress, using the “Avada” theme by Theme Fusion. Theme modifications by Ben Hauck. The current color scheme is inspired by the website’s first theme, “Vermillon,” by Benoît «LeBen» Burgener for My Tapestry.

Special thanks to the beta-testers of the website for their feedback on the design in the service of helping other stand-ins.