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Adding Characters to a Scene

Jennifer Sneider Updated by Jennifer Sneider

The script breakdown automatically creates Characters for your production; however, it only pulls in Characters with speaking lines. This article explains how to add Principal and Background Characters to a Scene.

You can add Characters on the Scene Index or a Scene View page. 

Adding Characters from the Scene Index

In order to add Characters to a Scene from the Scene Index, they must already exist in the Character Index

Add Characters to multiple Scenes
  1. Click Edit All on the right-hand side of the page to open all the fields for editing.
  2. Click Add/Remove in the Principals column in line with your chosen Scene.
  3. In the Add & Remove Principals form, select the Character(s) to add from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for additional Scenes and click Save when done.

Pro Tip: You will be logged out of the web app if you are inactive for 2 hours. Editing does not count as activity, so remember to save your work often!

Add Characters to a single Scene
  1. Click the Inline Ellipsis for the Scene you want to edit.
  2. Select Edit in the Inline Options menu.
  3. Click Add/Remove in the Principals column to add Principals.
  4. In the Add & Remove Principals form, select the Character(s) you want to add from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Save in line with the Scene.

Adding Characters from a Scene View

Add Existing Principal Characters
  1. Click Add on the Principals card to add Principal Characters. 
  2. Select Add Existing to add existing Characters to the Scene.
  3. In the Add Principals form, select the Principal Characters you want to add from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click Save.

Add Existing Background Characters
  1. Click Add on the Background card to add Background Characters.
  2. Select Add Existing to add existing Background Characters to the Scene.
  3. Use the Episode Selector on the Add Existing Background form to search for Background from other episodes.
  4. Click (+) inline with the Background Characters you want to add.
  5. Click Done.

Create Principal or Background Characters
  1. Click Add on either the Principals card or the Background card. 
  2. Select Create New to create and add a new Character to the Scene. 
  3. Select Principal or Background from the dropdown in the Create Character form. Enter the Character Name (other fields can be added any time).
  4. To save the Character:
  • Click Save to create and add one Character to the Scene.
  • Click (+) to create and add another new Character to the Scene.

Related articles: Adding/Removing Principal Characters, Principal Characters with Multiple Numbers, Adding/Removing Background

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