Author Archives: Jason Scoggins

Jason Scoggins

About Jason Scoggins

Jason Scoggins is a serial entrepreneur and senior executive who has founded and led companies in the entertainment industry as well as the technology space. A Hollywood veteran whose career includes stints as a TV literary agent and feature literary manager, Jason is probably best known for The Scoggins Report, the weekly film development newsletter he started in 2009 that currently has a weekly circulation of nearly 5,000 entertainment industry executives and creatives. The Report covers Hollywood's spec screenplay and pitch sales markets. Over the past five years Jason has founded several web-based entertainment industry start-ups, including the film development database company ItsontheGrid.com, which launched in 2009 and was sold to The Wrap News, Inc. in 2011. His current endeavor is SpecScout.com @specscout, the site that combines a screenplay coverage library with a scoring system in order to highlight the best scripts circulating Hollywood. He continues to provide consulting services through Eureka Canyon, the management and consulting company he established in 2010. Follow Jason on Twitter @jscoggins.

The Scoggins Report: January 2014 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report  by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder  February 18, 2014  January 2014  Spec Market Roundup  Well, that’s a good sign: As you can see below, the 2014 spec market got off to a great start last month, posting its second best January spec sales numbers in six years. February’s...

The Scoggins Report: 2013 Year-End Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins, Cindy Kaplan & Landon Rohwedder January 24, 2014 2013 Year-End Spec Market Scorecard Welcome to the 5th annual Year-End Spec Market Scorecard edition of the Scoggins Report. Like last year, we’ve (mostly) inserted our year-over-year analysis into the individual sections below, the better to get...

The Scoggins Report: November 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder December 2, 2013 November 2013 Spec Market Roundup As we hoped, November’s spec market maintained October’s heady pace, notching the second month in a row of 2011/2012-style numbers as you can see from the month-over-month grid below. As we noted last week,...

The Scoggins Report: November 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder November 19, 2013 November 2013 Spec Market Scorecard The phrase of the day is:  Big finish. Not only has this month’s spec market been on a tear, posting the highest number of November spec script sales since we started tracking five years...

The Scoggins Report: October 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder November 4, 2013 October 2013 Spec Market Roundup That odd sound you may have heard at the end of last week was a collective sigh of relief as the Spec Market finally posted some big, 2011/2012-style numbers. We tracked 37 new spec...

The Scoggins Report: October 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder October 21, 2013 October 2013 Spec Market Scorecard The word of the day is:  Shocking. And not because our favorite holiday is next week. The big news out of the spec market so far this month has been two seven figure script...

The Scoggins Report: October 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder October 14, 2013  October 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard A couple of weeks ago in the September Pitch Roundup, we noted there had been three  months in a row of as-good-or-better year-over-year pitch sales numbers. Make that “four months in a row” —...

The Scoggins Report: September 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder October 7, 2013 September 2013 Spec Market Roundup The word of the day is: Two. Three different buyers bought two spec scripts each last month (Electric Entertainment, big Fox and Thunder Road), and two agencies sold two each (CAA and Gersh). Elsewhere,...

The Scoggins Report: September 2013 Pitch Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder September 30, 2013 September 2013 Pitch Market Roundup For the third month in a row, September’s pitch sale totals ended on par with 2011’s and 2012’s numbers. We’re not complaining — we appreciate the fact that we’re currently on pace to match...