Online Casting Giant Breakdown Services Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Mar 07, 2011, 13:58 ET from Breakdown Services

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakdown Services, the premiere online casting service in North America, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The company has been paving the way in the casting industry, developing the system of sending out casting notices. Breakdown Services has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Vancouver and Toronto. They also have affiliates in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Breakdown Services was established by Gary Marsh in 1971.  All studios use Breakdown Services to create "character synopses." Not to be confused with software such as Final Draft, which creates minimal character briefs based on physical descriptions supplied by the writer of the script; Breakdown Services' breakdowns provide in-depth analysis of characters to deliver a complete portrait of each role. Breakdowns are immediately available to talent representatives who submit client's pictures, resume, and demo reels from the database that Breakdown maintains for all talent representatives. The process is used around the world to cast 95% of feature films as well as television shows, commercials, theater and other projects that require actors.

Breakdown Services has never ceased to deliver the most useful, cutting edge tools to the casting world. Last year proved that as the company introduced Eco-Cast, a virtual pre-read audition system. This game-changing creation allows casting directors to see actors audition from anywhere in the world in the comfort of their homes or wherever they may be. Movies such as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "True Grit" and "Twilight" have all used this innovative tool.

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