Working on casting during preproduction can be a heavy workload. Wouldn't it make more sense to have a centralized casting communication hub with all the important details about actors and extras, where information is automatically shared with related departments like costume and hair & make-up?
This is exactly what Yamdu provides.
When you add a character to your Yamdu breakdown, people with casting access rights are able to suggest actors and actresses for the role. They can upload photos and videos from a computer or add them directly from their mobile device. (This is also very handy when casting extras.) You can also type in all contact and agency information, note special habits, allergies, hold-days, contracts, dimensions, etc. The actor's size and dimensions are provided to the costume department automatically so they have all the details they need to get to work immediately.
On the other hand, personal contact information or contract details are only accessible by relevant members of the production department. Sensitive information is only shared with people who need to see it.
Since Yamdu is collaborative tool, it is quite natural that all suggestions for cast members can be discussed online and once you are sure, a director, producer or casting director may mark the actor as “fixed” - meaning the actor has been cast in that role. That automatically triggers messages to related departments like Make-up & Hair and the Costume department. Need to recast a role for some reason? No problem. By “de-fixing” a role, all former suggestions come to light again and you can choose another actor or actress with all the important data automatically attached.