History of New Features for Talent Representatives

These are the latest software updates and improvements to the site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: clientinfo@breakdownservices.com. 

Released 12/2/20

  • Bug Fix: 
    •  If the check mark to make submissions is clicked and then submission options opened, any changes to which photos to submit will now be saved.
    •  If Actor is invited to audition for more than one role and multiple invitations to join Actors Access have been forwarded using different email addresses, after registering or linking to an existing AA account, the Actor now sees all forwarded auditions.

Released 11/24/20

  • The capability to forward auditions to individual clients has been added.
  • Invitations are now automatically forwarded to the client when the audition is confirmed. 

Released 8/26/20

  •  Bug Fix: 
    • Newly created accounts limited to 1 Simultaneous User as intended.

Released 7/14/20

  •  Bug Fix: 
    •  Other non-subscribed to regions no longer visible.
    • When an Actor replies to, forwards, or prints a cMail that's been sent, the body of the message will no longer converts into raw HTML.

Released 4/29/20

  •  When selecting “Sides,” from the global navigation, a new tab will now open for Sides Express. 

Released 4/16/20

  •  Improvement to the Region Search:  When a Talent Rep searches Breakdowns by a subset of Regions for which they are already a subscriber, then the names of those Regions are highlighted and displayed even when the filter is collapsed, so that the User knows what search results they are viewing. 
  •  Bug Fix:     
    • Submission notes with non alphanumeric characters entered now appears appropriately, and does not break subsequent submission options.
    • An issue with the display of Talent Rep names and email address on schedule responses is now resolved.
    • cMail notifications that were not being sent to Talent Rep alias emails now work as intended.

Released 3/19/20

  • Adjusted the method for searching "Kids Only Projects."

Released 1/29/20

  • New cMail inbox styling.

Released 1/22/20

  • Updated Screenplay online with two new screens.
  • Bug Fix:  
    • Apostrophes (‘) in Talent Rep Names will no longer display as quotation marks.

Released 10/10/19  

  • Bug Fix:   
    • Covering agents will no longer appear after being deleted.
    • PDF will display all columns in Talent Report as intended.

Released 9/19/19  

  • Screenplay Online has been redesigned.
  • Adjusted search results for when filtering Booked out Clients.
  • Removed, "Is the actor willing to work for Non Union Projects?" from the Edit Profile and Size Cards.

Released 9/4/19

  • Bug Fix:
    • Issue viewing manually rotated photos on mobile device has been resolved. 
    • Save button on Booked Out schedule is now functioning correctly.

Released 8/6/19

  • Bug Fix:
    • Searching by Age/Gender of included roles has been fixed.
    • Save button on Booked Out schedule is now functioning correctly.  

Released 6/30/19

  • Bug Fix:
    • Booked Out issues have been resolved.

Released 5/22/19

  • Added the ability for Talent Reps to add notes to book out dates. The notes and dates will display when hovering over the Booked Out banner.
  • Callback Ratio has been from Talent Reports.    
  • Incorporated Eco Cast Self-Tapes into Talent Reports.  
  • Made CastingAbout buttons consistent on all Talent Rep pages. The buttons now say “CastingAbout," instead of "Open CastingAbout" and they are blue instead of red. 
  • Bug Fix:
    • Searching Breakdown by release date will no longer return partial data.

Released 4/16/19

  • All icons and links to and from Kabookit have been removed.
  • Bug Fix:
    • Spacing issues on the breakdowns have been fixed. Example: No more space between the role name and role description.

Released 4/3/19

  • Added a key word search to the Breakdown summary page.
  • Corrected a graphics issue on the Mange Clients page.

Released 3/14/19

  • Made various functional changes to the Photo Interface of the Role Submission Modal.

Released 11/16/18

  • Only one person can be removed from a roster at a time. 
  • Talent report now includes option to "Include Removed Actors."

Released 8/20/18

  • Bug Fix:
    • Printer Friendly Page button error resolved.

Released 7/16/18

  • Added "self tape," text in Actor History.

Released 7/7/18

  • Time-zone indicator has been added to Eco Casts deadline for clarity.

Released 7/3/18

  • A Slateshot icon will now appear next to clients who have a Slateshot when viewing roster with the "Show Pictures/Slateshots" option checked. 
    • Clicking on the Slateshot icon will take the user directly to the photo management page.

Released 6/13/18

  • Bug Fix:
    • A a deleted actor can no longer be reactivated if manually accessed from the actor's profile page.

Released 6/5/18

  • Green Eco Cast button has been added to an actor's history.

Released 5/31/18

  • Added the appropriate Toronto email to the Talent Rep page on BreakdownServices.com.
  • Bug fix:
    •  Issue causing search criteria to be wiped out has been resolved.

Released 5/17/18

  • Bug Fix: 
    • Talent reps are no longer able to sign into the external form to submit a Breakdown.
    • Time-zones are now recognized when a deadline is changed on a forwarded Eco Cast invitation.

Released 5/15/18

  • Bug Fix:
    • The Booked Out banner will now appear on submission search and manage clients if the actor has a current or future Booked Out date. The banner will appear until the future book out date expires.

Released 5/11/18

  • Bug Fix:
    • Issue preventing certain dates from being input into the new Booked Out modal has been resolved. 

Released 5/10/18

  • Project type now in the subject of a new Breakdown e-mail.
  • Bug Fix: 
    • Open ended Book Out on Client List page are now saving. 

Released 5/4/18

  • Actor History within role search is now available.
  • Previously Submitted indicator has been added.
  • "Book Out," system now includes date ranges.

Released 3/8/18

  • Bug Fix: 
    • Issue where using "Select All," when submitting to an Open Call would not include the actors' photos has been resolved.

Released 2/1/18

  • Bug Fix:

    • Issue in which all submitting agents from a merged agency to receive schedule change notifications in error has been resolved. 

Released 2/28/18  

  • Added the ability for Talent Reps to set default photos, videos, and submission notes.
  • Talent Reps on hiatus will now have their email notifications turned off after two weeks.
  • The Commercial Agency Roster tool has been.

Released 9/11/17

  • The region restriction has been removed from the sides search.

Released 8/23/17

  • Talent Reps can now submit to Open Call Eco Casts.

Released 8/17/17

  • Ability to search a roster via Non-Union & one or more Unions.

Released 7/27/17

  • Added direct link to Talent Report from a client’s profile page.
  • Added “auto-fill” button to the filtering options when submitting clients to roles that enters the age range, gender and ethnic appearance from the role into the search criteria.

Released 7/6/17

  • Added back the ability to double-click a thumbnail to review an audition in Eco Cast invitations.

Released 6/13/17

  • Added notification to Talent Rep when an actor removes themselves from their roster.

Released 6/8/17

  • Breakdown and Role information have been added to forwarded audition notices and Eco Cast invitations.

Released 6/8/17

  • Moved Height and Weight fields to the size card entry page.

  • Bug Fix:

Released 6/6/17

  • Added the ability to change the order of uploading Eco Cast media.

  • Shoe Size and Jacket Size have been broken into two drop-down menus for the size card.

Released 5/30/17

  • Added option for a Talent Rep to be defined as the “covering agent” for specific clients, and then view only those clients when submitting.

Released 5/25/17

  • Added option to include an email address on pitch links.

Released 5/3/17

  • Images and PDF files may now be added to an Eco Cast invitation.

Released 4/20/17

  • Bug Fix:

    •  “Use Last Note Submitted,” function has been fixed.

Released 4/13/17

  • Bug Fix: 

    • Special characters will no longer cause Eco Cast cMails malfunction.

    • SlateShots with a period in the file name are now uploading correctly.

    • Quotes in an actor’s name are no longer breaking an Eco Cast invitation.

Released 2/28/17

  • Bug Fix: 

    • Saving contact information and notes for clients is now fixed.

Released 2/15/17

  • Bug with cMail notification emails sending in plain text is now fixed.

Released 2/9/17

  • A confirmation window added when declining an audition or requesting a time change.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Forwarding size card requests to actors has been fixed.

    • Issue regarding the displayed actor name in submission history is now fixed.

    • Sorting Breakdowns list issue has been resolved.

Released 2/8/17

  • Hiatus rules have been refined to restrict access to certain features and Breakdowns that are released while on hiatus.

Released 1/31/17

  • Preference has been adjusted to include a custom email address when sending a pitch link.

Released 1/25/17

  • Transgender check box has been added to actor profiles and client searches. 

Released 1/10/17

Released 1/4/17

  • “Casting Books” has been renamed to “Breakdown Folders.”

Released 12/20/16

  • Added copyright text to Breakdowns.

  • Added top heading information to forwarded audition notifications.

  • Made some improvements to the Creative Index integration.

Released 12/15/16

  • Made “Booked Out” clients available to be submitted and added indications when they are booked out.

Released 12/14/16

  • New promotional slides have been added to homepage.

  • Launched The Creative Index with free access for all TR users and a button on homepage linking them together.

Released 12/06/16

  • Recovered link to Screenplay Online from Resources menu.

  • Added Watermark to Eco Cast videos.

Released 12/01/16

  • Five file limit in Eco Cast invitations has been removed.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Ad Blocker plug in on client management pages is now fixed.

Released 11/29/16

  • Regional Breakdown release notifications have been added.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Issue with the size of the audition response notes box has been resolved.

Released 11/17/16

  • Added print function for folders.

  • Divided active and removed clients in Talent Reports.

Released 11/15/16

  • The option to "Use Last Saved Note” has been readded on top of the 5 saved notes.

Released 11/10/16

  • Fail-safe added to prevent user from removing all of their clients at once.

  • Removed scroll bar in audition notice for notes from Casting.

  • Submitted photo has been added to audition notice when forwarded through the site to client’s Actors Access account.

Released 10/27/16

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  • Added options to edit thumbnail photos and reorder clients’ pictures.

  • Added “Direct Submit” toggle to forwarded Eco Cast Invitations.

  • Increased available saved submission notes to 5 per client.

  • Made Eco Cast Invitations forwarded by the rep to Actors Access free to upload and transmit.

Released 10/19/16

  • Disabled the ability to edit Eco Cast Submission Notes after the audition has been submitted.

Released 10/13/16

  • Added button in Eco Cast Invitation cMails to link directly to invitation.

  • Implemented new Breakdownservices.com home and about pages.

Released 10/6/16

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  • Ability to edit instructions from the Casting Director when forwarding audition notices to actors added.

Released 9/28/16

  • Bug Fix:

    •  The pushpin icon displaying for submissions with notes has been fixed.

Released 9/28/16

  • Button to forward auditions to actors updated to read “Forward Audition to Actors.”

  • Removed VCN and the Online Store from Breakdownservices.com.

Released 9/22/16

  • First Name and Last Name fields have been added to Talent Report searches.

Released 9/13/16

  • One page resume links will now be marked as “deactivated” when clients are removed.

Released 9/9/16

  • Updated contact information for Vancouver office.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Issue with notifications to actors when forwarding Eco Cast auditions to Casting has been resolved.

Released 9/8/16

  • Bug Fix:
    • Issue with notification when client has been removed from an Eco Cast invitation has been fixed.

Released 9/6/16

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  • Option to include notes with an Eco Cast submission added.

  • Option to rename Eco Cast media added.

  • A number of bugs in Eco Cast fixed.

Released 8/30/16

  • Booked Out and Removed clients have been added to Talent Report search results.

  • “Email & Link to” tab now relabeled as “Pitch and Email”.

Released 8/16/16

  • Approval process for photos has been removed.

Released 8/9/16

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  • Ability to respond to a request for a Size Card added.

Released 8/3/16

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  • Submitting Agent column added to Talent Reports
  • Ability to remove previously uploaded logo added.
  • Eco Cast invitation list now sorts with earliest deadline at the top.
  • Bug Fix:
    • Issue responding to schedule requests has been fixed.

Released 7/14/16

  • EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) union has been added to actor profiles.

Released 6/21/16

  • “Primary Photo” labels now changed to “Default Photo.”

Released 6/15/16

  • cMail Notification emails are now sent on a one-to-one basis, regardless of the “read” status of previous cMail messages.

Released 5/17/16

  • Improvements have been made to Order History search options.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Editing videos into clips fixed.

Released 5/3/16  

  • All listed prices edited to indicate they are in US Dollars.

  • Some missing sizes added to the “Children’s Sizes” in the size card.

Released 4/12/15

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  • Option to hide client’s custom profile links added.

  • Direct link from Talent Report to Submission History added.

  • Order History feature added.

  • The electronic submissions column was removed from the list of Breakdowns.

Released 2/3/16

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  • Option to cMail multiple clients from the “Manage Clients” page added.

  • “Select All” option added to the ethnicity search when submitting.

Released 1/12/16

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  • “Inactive Clients” changed to “Booked Out Clients” and “Removed Clients” added.

  • Ability to upload Performance Media and Slateshots for your clients added, as well as a new cart system to pay for the above items at one time.

  • Ability to rotate Printable Photos added.

Released 12/8/15

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  • Ability to filter client roster by nudity preference when submitted added.

  • Option to request clients review and update their Size Card added.

  • Audition Schedule status “Unavailable” changed to “Unavailable for Audition.”

  • ID number field for ACTRA Apprentice added to clients’ profile.

Released 11/6/15

  • ID number fields for ACTRA and SAG/AFTRA added to clients’ profile.

  • Ability to mark basic cMail messages as “unread” added.

Released 10/8/15

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  • Option to include Size Cards when submitting has been added.  

  • Size Cards may now be emailed added.

Released 8/25/15

  • Refinements made to “Coogan’s Law” and “Work Permit” fields for minors in clients’ profiles.

  • Ability to edit the note from Casting when forwarding an Eco Cast invitation to your clients added.

  • Breakdown Express homepage has been redesigned.

Released 7/14/15

  • Video uploader on Eco Cast improved to automatically rotate sideways and upside-down videos.

  • Ability to review submitted Eco Cast videos after the deadline has passed added.

Released 4/21/15

  • Ability to upload a logo added to the Preferences page.

Released 3/31/15

  • Filter to view only clients missing Performance Media added to the Manage Clients page.

Released 3/17/15

  • SlateShot player has been replaced with an HTML5 player.

  • Option to hide Student Films now added to the Preferences page.

Released 2/18/15

  • Video encoding services changed to AWS

  • Rules regarding which profile fields are shared between actor and representatives have been refined.

Released 1/27/15

Released 11/25/14

Released 8/13/14

  • AABP has been added to union options for actors’ profiles

Released 5/13/14

  • Bounced emails will no longer prevent account access, but still inform the user of the problem.

Released 3/11/14

  • Photo uploader has been replaced and improved.

Released 2/18/14

  • Display and editing of self-imposed Eco Cast deadlines now added to the Eco Cast Invitation.

  • Bug with client roster check boxes has been fixed.

Released 1/28/14

  • “Pending” column has been added to the list of current Eco Cast invitations.

  • Option to set a time as well as a date for your clients in Eco Cast invitations added.

Released 1/8/14

  • Pagination has been added to the “Manage Clients” page.

  • SlateShots now added to tabbed resumes.

Released 12/17/13

  • Current and Archived schedules and Eco Cast invitations re-organized under new “Auditions” menu.

Released 12/3/13

  • Folders feature now added to Manage Clients page.

  • SlateShots have been hadded to one-page resumes.

Released 10/15/13

  • Option to “Re-Message All” added to sent cMails.

Released 9/4/13

  • Profile fields regarding minors and citizenship have been moved from “Size Card” page to “General Details” page.

  • Universal login now added to Breakdownservices.com.

Released 7/23/13

  • SlateShot player has been added to clients’ profile pages.  

Released 5/20/13

  • Fields regarding disabilities have now been added to actor profiles.

  • Photo upload size limit has been increased to 20mb.

Released 4/9/13

  • Print option in Casting Books has been removed.

Released 12/11/12

  • Breakdown titles in cMails now link to that Breakdown.

Released 11/13/12

  • Actors’ Performance Video order now set to match order specified by the Actors Access account.

Released 9/18/12

  • Notification emails now being sent to Casting Directors when you request time changes.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Sending cMail drafts now fixed.

Released 7/24/12

  • “SAG” and “AFTRA” unions now merged to “SAG-AFTRA”.

Released 6/26/12

  • Google Ads have been implemented across all sites.

Released 4/25/12

  • A notification will be sent when a client has already been submitted to a role by another agent within the company.

  • Technical improvements have been made to client searching process when submitting on Breakdowns.

  • Bug Fix:

    • Creating folders in cMail issue now fixed.

Released 9/7/11

  • Height options increased to 8’0”.

  • Eco Cast uploader now improved to use Zencoder encoding and Amazon Cloud storage.