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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film by Paula Landry

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Chapter Two

Identifying Resources: The Breakdown

QUESTION: Is There One Way to Break Down a Script?

ANSWER: No. By repeating these steps, and adjusting them to your preferences, you will streamline the process.

Tools You Will Need:

ImageSoftware: Screenplay file and Final Draft (or Celtx, or other screenplay software) and Movie Magic Scheduling (or other film breakdown/scheduling software)

Manual version: Screenplay and breakdown sheets

Just like it sounds, creating a breakdown of a screenplay is the process of breaking down a script into its basic elements – identifying every resource needed, scene by scene.

What’s a resource?

•  Sets and locations ...

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