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Once the script is complete, multiple departments begin to break down the script to determine the materials they need, the costs, and schedule demands. 
In this module, learn how to properly break down the script, how to line the script, techniques for breaking down each scene, how to use scene breakdown forms, and how assistant directors and line producers should manage the breakdowns from other departments on the project. 


  • 19:11 video that takes you step-by-step through the process of breaking down a script
  • Complete companion guide
  • Sample lined script
  • Blank scene breakdown form you can use on your production
  • Recommended industry-standard software packages


  • How to properly line a script
  • What scene breakdown forms are and how to use them
  • How to create a breakdown bible for the crew
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   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond