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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: September 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder September 23, 2013 September 2013 Spec Market Scorecard As you’ll see, the spec market has set a steady (if slow-ish) pace as we transition from Summer into Fall. The year’s most visible trend has been steady as well — all of September’s...

The Scoggins Report: September 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder September 16, 2013 September 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard With the major Fall film festivals now behind us and several studios’ development coffers about to replenish, we decided to take a look at which buyers bought the most pitches in the fourth quarter...

The Scoggins Report: August 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder September 3, 2013 August 2013 Spec Market Roundup Considering how little overall activity there was in the Spec Market last month (see the grid below, and the weekly breakdown below that), August’s numbers ended up fairly solid, thanks primarily to the pace...

The Scoggins Report: August 2013 Pitch Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder August 26, 2013 August 2013 Pitch Market Roundup As you can see from the below grid, August’s pitch sale numbers ended strong (you know, for August). September’s numbers will most likely be in the same ballpark, since buyers will be distracted by...

The Scoggins Report: August 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder August 12, 2013 August 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard Since we’ve still got summer on the brain, we’ll keep this week’s intro tight and go straight to the bullet points. Here are the big takeaways from the Pitch Market since last month’s Pitch...

The Scoggins Report: July 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder August 5, 2013 July 2013 Spec Market Roundup This week marks the end of an era for the Scoggins Report:  We’re bidding a fond farewell to Cindy Kaplan (sob!), whose contributions to this newsletter (not to mention all things Scoggins) for the...

The Scoggins Report: July 2013 Pitch Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan July 29, 2013 July 2013 Pitch Market Roundup At first glance, July 2013’s total pitch sales might seem a bit disappointing compared to the last two years. But context is everything – it’s the most pitch sales in a single month since...

The Scoggins Report: July 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan July 22, 2013 July 2013 Spec Market Scorecard In last week’s Pitch Market Scorecard we compared year-over-year numbers through the end of June. We thought we’d do the same thing for the spec market this week. Despite various recent reports of the...

The Scoggins Report: July 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan July 15, 2013 July 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard A couple of weeks ago in June’s Spec Market Scorecard we noted that 2013’s spec sales slump through the end of June was 100% attributable to just three companies (Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros. have all bought way fewer...