Actors Access / Breakdown Services

Actors Access / Breakdown Services

Breakdown Services is the top level casting / audition listing website for casting professional projects in the film & TV industry.
Some of the projects listed are also shared with the sister site - Actors Access - a site that offers casting breakdowns accessible to actors.

This section will explain the function of each website and how you can utilize and populate them both effectively.

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Actors Access / Breakdown Services
  • How Can I Maximize My Actors Access Profile?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Any tips on improving my actors access profile?
    How can I make my actors access profile stand out?
    What are features of a great actors access profile?
    How can my actors access profile be better?
    How to improve my actor...

  • Do I Need One A Slate Shot On Actors Access & Why?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Does a slate shot make a difference in my submission on AA?
    Does casting need to see my slate shot?
    H...

  • Does My Agent & Manager Just See The Same Projects That I See On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What do my manager and agent seen when they are submitting?
    Does my agent see Actors Access?
    What is ...

  • I Have Multiple Agents On My Actors Access Profile, Do They Have Access To Me?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How do I assign photos to agents?
    Does my agent have access to all my material?
    How do I make sure all my materials are accessible to all my agents?
    How do I curate my materials for my agents?
    How can I give my agents ...

  • Any Tips On How To Make My Eco Cast Audition On Actors Access Better?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How technically advances should my self tapes be for eco cast?
    How do I do a self tape for eco cast?
    Where do I tape my eco cast auditions?
    How can my self tapes be better?
    How can increase my efficiency with self tape...

  • What Order Does The Casting Director See Submitted Actors In On Breakdowns?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How do casting see us on breakdowns?
    How can I move up the lists after submission?
    Are submissions randomly ordered for casting?
    Does my submission need a slate shot to stand out?
    Does a slate shot help my submission m...

  • Can Actors Pay For Breakdown Services?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Can actors get a breakdown services account?
    Why can't actors get breakdown services?
    How do agents get breakdown services access?
    Can I pay to get breakdown services that the agents see?
    Is there a way to view what th...

  • What “Mistakes” Do Actors (& Reps) Make When Submitting on Breakdowns Or Other?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How can I stand out when I submit?
    What should I not do when I submit?
    How do I choose clips for submission?
    How many clips should I submit?
    What picture do I send in my submission?
    Any tips on making my submissions po...

  • Does My Agent Pay For Breakdowns Or Do I?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Does my agent pay for Actors Access?
    Do I pay for Actors Access Plus?
    Does my manager pay for Access Plus?
    Do I pay for my agent's breakdown subscription?
    Do I pay for my manager's breakdown subscription?
    Who pays for...

  • Is It Worth Signing Up For A Year To Actors Access To Find My Own Auditions?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What do I get out of Actors Access?
    Why do I need Actors Access?
    How much does Actors Access cost?
    W...

  • What SAG-AFTRA Actors Are Best Catered For When Finding Actors Access Auditions?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Is Actors Access worthwhile as a working actor?
    Why do I need Actors Access if I have an agent?
    Do I ...

  • What Is Showfax In Relation To Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Why do I need to use Showfax?
    When do I use Showfax?
    Where do I get my sides for my Actors Access aud...

  • How Do I Get Sides For My Auditions On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Where do I get my sides for my audition on Actors Access?
    What is show fax?
    I have an Cmail but I don...

  • Should I Put Up My Entire Reel Or Do Individual Clips On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Why do I need clips on Actors Access?
    Can I post my full demo reel to Actors Access?
    What is used mor...

  • Do My Agent & Manager Just See The Same Projects That I See On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    What casting sites does my representation see?
    What is Actors Access and is that all the projects that are casting?!
    Does my agent have...

  • Should I Let My Rep Know About A Project That Is Right For Me On Actors Access?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Is it best to self submit or get my agent to follow up on actors access projects?
    Can I send my manag...

  • What Should I Keep In Mind When Creating My Own Breakdown?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Can I cast a project on Actors Access?
    How much does it cost to post a project on Actors Access?
    How do I make a breakdown?
    What do I write in character descriptions to get the right actors for my projects?
    How do I ge...

  • Does It Help To Get My Auditions For Eco Cast In Early?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Is it earlier the better for eco cast tapes?
    Can I miss out if my tape hits the deadline?
    Are casting watching early tapes as the come in?
    Is there any point in submitting tapes early on eco cast?
    Can I be late submitt...

  • How Many New People Does Casting Call In From Submissions On Breakdowns?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How many of the people called in for auditions are actors the Casting Director already knows?
    How as a new actor do I prove myself to a casting director?
    How important is my relationship with a casting director?
    Do cas...

  • How Much Is Actors Access?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Should I pay per submission on actors access?
    What is Actors Access plus?
    Should I get an annual members on Actors Access?
    Are pro actors on actors access?
    What do I get for an annual subscription to Actors Access?
    Wha...

  • How Can I Spot A Scam Breakdown Service?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Is this job for real on Actors Access?
    How do I know if a job is real or not on actors access?
    How can I find out the legitimacy of jobs on actors access?
    How do i know if actors access jobs are actual jobs or not?
    Are...

  • What Type Of Projects Are Released On Actors Access?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    What is on Actors Access?
    Is Actors Access helpful to me?
    What's on Actors Access?
    What will I find on Actors Access?
    Does Actors Access have decent projects?
    What will I find on AA?
    What sort of quality will I find o...

  • How Can I Spot A Fake Breakdown Or Project On Actors Access?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How do i test the legitimacy of projects on breakdowns?
    What are some tipoff if a project if fake on breakdowns?
    Who can I contact about a fake project on actors access?
    Are there fake projects on actors access?
    Why wo...

  • What Are The 'Illegal Breakdowns' & Can I Get In Trouble For Using Them?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Should I pay illegally to view breakdowns?
    What is the consequence of paying to view breakdowns through a crooked company?
    Is their value in having access to breakdowns and paying for it?
    Why do actors pay for breakdow...