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The name of this company has developed into a jargon term denoting a generic or a stereotypical location where someone could travel to and cast a specific character type for a specific type of film or television production.
The term Central Casting is also in widespread use outside of the film industry. For example, a person who happens to strongly match a particular stereotype is said to be: "Straight out of Central Casting."
In April 2006, Central Casting opened its New York division.
- "You Won't Find These Definitions in Webster's". Career Journal, Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2005. — includes an example of the slang use of "central casting" as applied to the recruitment industry
- "Central Casting". OnLine NewsHour. Retrieved January 10, 2005. — Central casting of news
- "The phrase "central casting" in a critical review". Rick Groen in the Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 24, 2011. — An example from a 2011 critic's review of the use of "straight from central casting"
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