The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins

The Scoggins Report is a terribly unscientific analysis of the feature film development business based on information assembled from a variety of public and non-public sources. The numbers in the reports are by no means official statistics. Each week, spec sales, pitch sales, and the screenplay market are analyzed and reported.

The Scoggins Report: February 2014 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder March 3, 2014 February 2014 Spec Market Scorecard February’s spec script sales numbers may be on the low end of the past six February’s we’ve tracked, but let’s focus on the bright side, shall we? Thanks to January’s strong numbers, the spec...

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: 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: 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...