Breakdown Services

Breakdown Services, Ltd. is the communications network and casting system that provides the most professional means to reach talent agents as well as actors when casting a project. In 1971 Breakdown Services started by delivering casting information to talent agents overnight via messenger. Today's Breakdown Service delivers casting information instantly via the Internet.

Breakdown Services has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver and maintains affiliate relationships with sister companies in Toronto, London and Sydney. With clients in most regions of the USA and Provinces of Canada our reach extends throughout North America.

Phone Numbers for Breakdown Services' offices are:

  • Los Angeles 310.276.9166
  • New York 212.869.2003
  • Vancouver 604.943.7100
  • Toronto 416.923.1292

What Are Breakdowns?

Breakdowns are complete synopses of the characters contained within scripts. Our staff writers read scripts provided by casting directors and create approximately 30 television and feature film Breakdowns every day. Breakdowns approved for release are sent out REALTIME through our website at Talent Representatives are able to instantly view the Breakdowns and submit their clients' pictures, résumé and videos via our website to casting directors.

Breakdowns that are released to talent representatives include episodics, pilots, feature films, movies for television, commercials, print projects, theater, student films, industrials, reality tv, and many other types of projects that require acting talent.

Breakdown Express

Breakdown Express is how talent representatives submit their talent via the Internet and how casting views submissions of pictures, résumés, and videos. The site is organized to even allow casting directors to create interview schedules that notify talent representatives instantly.

Actors Access

Actors Access is how you can release your projects directly to actors. Actors view projects via Actors Access. It is entirely up to the casting director whether a Breakdown is released to actors or just to talent representatives. Submissions for both talent representatives and actors are viewed by the casting director on Breakdown Express.

Actors Access is also an important tool for actors since they can upload new pictures, update their résumé and add new skills and attributes to their profile, all online.


Showfax provides actors with Sides. Part of the interview process is getting the script pages to actors so that they can prepare to read in front of casting. Script pages are called Sides and are available through our website via Showfax. If you need to get your Sides to actors, contact Showfax at (310) 385-6920. In addition to Sides, Showfax provides actors with a discussion board, actor related resources and the ability to communicate with our guest moderators about topics that are important to actors.

Talent Link

Breakdown Services is pleased to provide agents and managers with a new resource for viewing talent looking for representation. Actors seeking representation can now put themselves in front of talent agents and personal managers through Breakdown Services' new Talent Link service. You can conveniently view an actor's reel, picture, and résumé' online from our Virtual Casting Network's Talent Link. If you're interested in meeting with any of the actors, contact is expedited through Breakdown Services.

Go Between

Go Between is not only one of the best-known messenger services in Los Angeles specializing in the entertainment industry but also provides digital deliveries as well. In coordination with Showfax, Go Between provides a unique way of delivering digital scripts via the Internet at Screenplay Online.