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Casting Breakdown Template

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Casting Breakdown Template

Use our casting breakdown template to summarize the needs of your project and distribute to agents and talent.

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Your characters are central to your story. Therefore, the process of finding the actors to bring your film to life is one of the most important steps in pre-production. This process all begins with a casting breakdown, which is a summary of all the characters in your script. This is distributed to casting directors and talent agencies so that you can begin attracting talent to your project.

This fully customizable casting breakdown template will help you run a professional casting process. Click Use Template to get started right now, or read on to learn about what goes into a breakdown.

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Why you Need a Casting Breakdown Template

Whether it's a feature film with dozens of roles, or a simple casting call for one actor, the casting breakdown is critical to find the right actors to fill your roles. Distributing the casting breakdown enables you to quickly share a complete summary of the project. This helps talent agencies present the best actors for your film.

1. Find Your Star

Sharing your character roles can help you define the performer that you are looking for, and inspire the best talent to join your film. Creating a compelling character breakdown is the first step in securing top talent. Once that's done, you can easily distribute the breakdown with one click using Assemble.

2. Set the Expectations

Help talent and their agents understand what kind of project this is. Feature film? Short film? Commercial? Additional information can help talent agents get excited to pitch your project. Include things like other high profile actors attached, exciting script details, or a synopsis of the film.

3. Help Agents Help You

It's critical that talent agents have all of the information they need, including pay rate, union affiliation, travel needs and filming dates. Having a professional casting breakdown template will ensure you don't miss any of this critical information.

Tips for Writing a Casting Call Template

No matter what kind of project you're producing, if you're hiring actors you should be using a casting call template. Not only will it make your production look more professional, it will ensure that no critical information is missed. Having clear, concise and complete casting information to distribute is the first step in making a great impression and securing top talent.

Our Casting Spec Template: What's Included

We've provided a professional casting spec template that you can use to kickoff your casting process. The template is fully customizable so you can modify it any way to suit your needs. Some of the elements included in this template are:

  • Production Overview (title, type, synopsis, etc.)
  • Pay Rate and Union Affiliation
  • Logistics and Requirements (shooting location, dates, etc.)
  • Submission Instructions
  • Character Breakdowns

In addition, Assemble provides you with advanced tools to help you create, collaborate and share your casting breakdown:

  • Add a branded document cover for a professional look
  • Create new versions and manage version history
  • Share as a presentation via a public review link and track who's viewed it

Casting Breakdown Example

While casting typically invokes images of Hollywood films, there are many use cases for finding and auditioning talent. We'll outline a casting breakdown example in each of the sections below.

Acting Breakdowns

Typically the most common type, acting breakdowns are used to cast actors for film projects. The standard casting sheet template included here will fulfill these needs. However, you can elaborate further by adding character requirements such as accents or ethnicity. If needed, list special skills required such as sports, combat or use of firearms.

Photoshoot Casting Template

Photoshoots typically require models, not actors, and therefore the physical look becomes more important than their ability to deliver lines. When casting for a photoshoot, things like height, physical appearance, and even the fit of clothing become the most important factors. You can slim down your casting breakdown by removing the character breakdowns and focusing on the visuals.

Music Video Casting Template

Like a photoshoot, music videos typically focus on physical appearance over the ability to deliver lines. However, music videos often have a performance aspect to them and may require experience in dancing, choreography, stunts and more. And if it's a music video with narrative elements, having trained actors is a must. Make sure you add these requirements to the music video casting template based on your specific shoot's needs.

Create Your Casting Breakdown with Assemble

If you have a script, then it's time to create your casting breakdown and begin the process of attaching talent to your project. Using our template, you can ensure you check every box. And because it's fully customizable, you can add or remove sections wherever you need to fit your project requirements.

1. Open the Template

Open this template by clicking Use Template. The template will be created within a new blank project in Assemble.

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2. Edit the Template as Needed

Click anywhere within the text to begin adding to or editing the template.

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3. Share the Document

Click Share and select Share Document to easily distribute the document to your entire team with one click. You can even track who has viewed the document.

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3. Save the Updated Template for Future Projects

Next, click the menu in the top right and select Save as Template to save it into your your personal template library.

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Producing a Film with Assemble

Assemble enables producers to create a centralized hub to manage their entire project from start to finish - including documents, calendars, task management and asset management.

By using this casting breakdown template, you'll get access to all of Assemble's powerful features. Assemble helps you keep production moving quickly and efficiently with our advanced collaboration tools built for producers.

Get started for free by clicking Use Template to begin exploring all of Assemble's features today.


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