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
  • What Is A Breakdown?

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

    What is a breakdown on actors access?
    What does breakdown mean?
    Can you tell me what a break down is?
    What is in a breakdown?
    Is a breakdown important?
    What does a breakdown mean?
    What's a breakdown?
    What does the wo...

  • What Is Eco Cast On Actors Access & Breakdowns?

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

    What is eco cast on actors access?
    Where is eco cast?
    Can you tell me what eco cast is?
    What is eco cast used for?
    How do I use eco cast?
    What's Eco Cast?
    What do I use Eco Cast for?
    What is the role of Eco Cast on Act...

  • How Is A Breakdown Created & Released?

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

    What is a breakdown?
    Where does a breakdown go?
    Who gets breakdowns?
    Can I get breakdowns?
    What is in a breakdown?
    Can you explain the creation and release of a casting breakdown?
    How are breakdowns distributed?
    What i...

  • 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 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...