The Stand-In Handbook

Since its groundbreaking release in March 2010, Stand-In Central has provided innumerable visitors with incredible insight into the exciting and mysterious job of the television and film stand-in.

stand-in-handbook-coverWe’ve realized that not every visitor has time to sift through the tremendous resources available on Stand-In Central. So, we released The Stand-In Handbook, a downloadable ebook chock full of information culled from Stand-In Central and its weekly-updated Tips & Tricks Blog.

Expanded Version Is Now Available!

The Stand-In Handbook features 127 over 275 pages of guidance and instruction on standing in — from an overview of the job to what to wear to set, from tricks of the trade to ideas for being the best stand-in you can possibly be. The ebook is organized into 10 sections with more than 34 64 chapters for quick and easy comprehension, and it is penned by our volunteer staff and experienced stand-ins, editor Ben Hauck and frequent contributor Sara DeRosa.

The Stand-In Handbook is available in PDF format so you can read it on your computer, and with its large type, you can take The Stand-In Handbook to set to read on your Kindle or other PDF-enabled ereader. Get your copy now to be ready for the job tomorrow!

The Stand-In Handbook is $20 and available for immediate download with a credit card or PayPal account. See below to order.


Buy The Stand-In Handbook bundled with The Callsheet Cheatsheet and save $2! See below to order the bundle.


Buy The Callsheet CheatsheetThe Stand-In Handbook, or the bundle, and you’ll unlock restricted articles on Stand-In Central!

Ordering Information

Please note that within minutes after purchase a download link for the PDF will be emailed to you.  If you do not see the email, please check your spam or bulk folder.  Please read our very short Terms & Conditions before purchasing.  Downloads must be made within 2 days.

Please note that The Stand-In Handbook is a PDF file and not a physical book.

Upon purchase and payment verification, you will receive an email within a few minutes with a download link. If if does not show up in your inbox within a few minutes, please check your spam or bulk folder before contacting Stand-In Central.

Also, please note that in purchasing The Stand-In Handbook, you have 2 days (48 hours) in which to download the file. We cannot refund an order if the download is not made within the 2 days. If you are unable to download the file within the next 2 days, please consider making your purchase at another time.

If you have any questions about or problems with your order, please contact Stand-In Central using the Customer Service subject line here:

Latest version of The Stand-In Handbook: 2.02 (Updated October 12, 2021)