Saturday, February 5, 2011

Eco Cast Comes to Mod Media - Where Technology Reigns Supreme.

Mod Media has recently become a client of Breakdown Services Eco Cast. Essentially the program is a device that permits Casting Directors to audition talent from virtually any location at any time for a given role. Reportedly, the application is employed on the East Coast and Mid West, regions. Its is soon to become the standard in West Coast Casting as well. Instead of attempting to explain the process myself, I think it best to reprint the original cop of the application itself.

What is Eco-Cast?

Eco-Cast is a "virtual pre-read system" provided by Breakdown Services. With it, Casting Directors can send invitations to Talent Representatives or Actors directly to record an audition themselves, expanding the range of people Casting Directors can see for each role.

How does it work?

Eco-Cast is entirely managed within Breakdown Express and Actors Access. So you don't need to email anything or mess with confusing file-transfer sites. And for Casting, the auditions arrive in one location automatically.

As a Casting Director: You release a project and receive electronic submissions just like normal. But now, you can create a new Eco-Cast directly from your selected talent and send all of them or a small group of them an invitation to tape themselves, complete with sides, instructions, and a deadline. Then, as the auditions come in, you can view them, rate them, and send the ones you like on to your Producer or Director.

As a Talent Representative: You continue to submit your clients for roles on Breakdown Express. Then, with any luck, you will receive an Eco-Cast Invitation in your cMail account. You can now either forward the Invitation to your client, if they have an Actors Access account, or upload the audition directly from your account. Either way, you can then review the uploaded video to ensure quality and submit it to the Casting Director.

As an actor: You continue to submit yourself for roles on Actors Access. Then, with any luck, you will receive an Eco-Cast Invitation in your cMail account. Also, if your Talent Representative has received the original Invitation, they can forward it to you. You can now upload the audition directly from your account, review it to ensure quality, and submit it to the Casting Director or back to your Representative for approval.


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