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Script Breakdown

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Breakdown the script into elements
  2. Do Locations and Casting First

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SUMMARY

  • Breaking down the script is one of the first tasks for the Assistant Director. This is done so that different departments can do their preparatory work.
  • The sooner you find locations and cast your actors, the sooner you can start scheduling.
MEDIA
The cast report for the "How to Get Away with Murder" Script.
The Production Design report for the "How to Get Away with Murder" script.
The location report for the "How to Get Away with Murder" script.
The "How to Get Away with Murder" Script.
The "How to Get Away with Murder" Scene report.
LESSON
Role of the Producer
The oft-misunderstood role of the Producer as the project architect. Also, the importance of the script, bringing attachments and the producer's strategic vision.
Viability Testing
Evaluating a project to determine the producing challenges before going to production.
Production Management
Setting your shoot date sets the machine in motion that leads to production. This article covers the start of this process and the workflow of pre-production.
Jobs in Pre-Production
Positions in Pre-Production and their individual roles and responsibilities.
Script Breakdown
Breaking out the script for logistical planning into department focused reports; Cast Report, Locations Report, Production Design Report and Scene Report.
Scheduling
The push-pull process of creating a schedule for your production and the importance of smart scheduling.