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 Scorecard:

  • A remarkable 9 projects that have been set up in the past four weeks.
  • July’s pitch sale tally matched 2012’s solid number, and August has a good shot at following suit or even beating last year’s number.
  • Six of the nine pitch sales went to studios, including one each to Sony and Warner Bros., plus one each to studios who hadn’t made it on the list yet this year, Relativity and Nickelodeon Original Movies.

We don’t want to jinx anything, but there’s still no reason to think 2013’s Pitch Market can’t outpace 2012’s (knock wood), especially considering how slow the Fall Selling Season was for pitches last year.

Enjoy the grids, and the rest of your summer. We’ll be back next week with the Spec Market Scorecard as usual.

Overall Pitch Numbers

Here are basic pitch sales numbers through August 11 on their own, with year-over-year monthly comparisons.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

 2013

3

10

8

10

5

5

8

2

51

 2012

8

7

8

14

4

7

8

3

4

6

3

9

81

 2011

4

8

13

7

8

15

10

4

5

10

8

14

106

The following are combined spec and pitch sales numbers through August 11, with year over year monthly comparisons…

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2012

2011

 Specs

8

8

10

15

9

10

11

1

72

132

132

 Pitches

3

10

8

10

5

5

8

2

51

81

106

 Totals

11

18

18

25

14

15

19

3

123

213

238

 2012 Total

20

20

22

26

16

22

13

16

13

19

10

15

 2011 Total

7

21

28

16

15

28

20

9

12

30

16

24

Pitch Sales By Genre

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

%

 Action/Adventure

1

4

1

4

2

2

2

2

18

35%

 Comedy

1

2

4

1

1

9

18%

 Drama

1

4

2

1

1

9

18%

 Fantasy

1

1

2%

 Horror

1

1

2%

 Sci-fi

1

1

1

2

4

9

18%

 Thriller

1

2

2

5

10%

 

Pitch Sales By Month – Studios

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2013

2012

2011

 Columbia

1

1

2

7

9

 Disney

1

1

9

9

 DreamWorks

3

1

4

1

2

 Fox

1

2

2

1

6

6

8

 Fox 2000

1

1

0

2

 Fox Searchlight

1

1

1

0

 Lionsgate*

1

1

2

1

2

 New Line

2

1

2

5

5

4

 Nickelodeon

1

1

0

0

 Paramount

1

1

9

12

 Relativity

1

1

0

0

 Universal

1

1

3

2

2

9

11

12

 Warner Bros.

1

2

1

4

11

13

Totals:  Studios

1

9

6

10

2

3

5

2

38

61

73

         * 2011 and 2012 numbers for Lionsgate and Summit are combined.

 

Pitch Purchases by Genre – Studios

Action

Comedy

Drama

Horror

Sci-fi

Thriller

2013

2012

2011

 Columbia

1

1

2

7

9

 Disney

1

1

9

9

 DreamWorks

3

1

4

1

2

 Fox

2

1

3

6

6

8

 Fox 2000

1

1

0

2

 Fox Searchlight

1

1

1

0

 Lionsgate*

1

1

2

1

2

 New Line

1

3

1

5

5

4

 Nickelodeon

1

1

0

0

 Paramount

1

1

9

12

 Relativity

1

1

0

0

 Universal

4

2

2

1

9

11

12

 Warner Bros.

2

1

1

4

11

13

Totals:  Studios

13

9

6

1

5

4

38

61

73

         * 2011 and 2012 numbers for Lionsgate and Summit are combined.

 

Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for Studio Buyers that have bought at least one of each in 2013 (plus Columbia).

 

Pitches

Specs

2013

2012

2011

Columbia

2

2

16

16

Disney

1

1

2

12

11

Fox

6

2

8

12

16

Fox 2000

1

1

2

1

3

Lionsgate*

2

3

5

5

6

New Line

5

1

6

6

8

Paramount

1

1

2

20

17

Relativity

1

3

4

1

2

Universal

9

3

12

20

19

Warner Bros.

4

2

6

18

30

* 2011 and 2012 numbers for Lionsgate and Summit are combined.

 

Pitch Purchases By Month – Other Buyers

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2013

2012

2011

 1984

1

1

2

0

 Armory/ Benderspink

1

1

0

 Broken Road

1

1

0

0

 Centropolis

1

1

0

0

 Crackle

1

1

0

0

 Filmhaus Germany

1

1

0

0

 Good Universe

1

1

0

 Ineffable Pictures

1

1

0

0

 Lakeshore

1

1

0

0

 MRC

1

1

0

1

 QED

1

1

0

0

 Skydance

1

1

0

2

 Thunder Road

1

1

1

0

 Treehouse Pictures

1

1

0

0

Totals:  Non-studios

2

1

2

0

4

2

3

14

3

3

 

Pitch Purchases By Genre – Other Buyers

Action

Comedy

Drama

Fantasy

Sci-fi

Thriller

2013

2012

2011

 1984

1

1

2

0

 Armory/ Benderspink

1

1

0

 Broken Road

1

1

0

0

 Centropolis

1

1

0

0

 Crackle

1

1

0

0

 Filmhaus Germany

1

1

0

0

 Good Universe

1

1

0

 Ineffable Pictures

1

1

0

0

 Lakeshore

1

1

0

0

 MRC

1

1

0

1

 QED

1

1

0

0

 Skydance

1

1

0

2

 Thunder Road

1

1

1

0

 Treehouse Pictures

1

1

0

0

Totals:  Non-studios

5

0

3

2

4

0

14

3

3

Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for Non-Studio Buyers that have bought at least one of each in 2013.

Pitches

Specs

2013

2012

2011

1984

1

1

2

2

1

Good Universe

1

1

2

1

QED

1

1

2

4

0

Skydance

1

1

2

1

3

Thunder Road

1

1

2

2

0

Treehouse

1

1

2

0

0

Each of the following production companies has been attached to at least one pitch sale so far this year.  Names in bold are new or have set up an additional pitch since the last Scorecard.

21 Laps

Action Entertainment

Aggregate Films (2)

Anonymous Content

Appian Way (2)

Arcana Comics

Atlas Entertainment

Bandito Brothers

Benderspink (2)

Blue Grass Films (3)

Broken Road (2)

Chernin Entertainment (3)

Davis Entertainment

De Line Pictures

Di Bonaventura Pictures

Disruption Entertainment

Energy Entertainment

Gambit Pictures

Gran Via

Groundswell Productions

Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions

Hutch Parker Productions

IAM Entertainment

Jim Whitaker Entertainment

K/O Paper Products

Langley Park

Lin Pictures

New Regency

Oasis Media Group

Offspring Entertainment (2)

Original Film (3)

Ranger 7

State Street

Sunny Field Entertainment

Temple Hill

Thunder Road (2)

Underground (2)

Vinson Films

Wild West Picture Show

 

Pitch Sales by Seller – Agencies

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2013

2012

2011

 CAA

2

3

4

1

2

1

13

16

25

 Gersh

2

1

3

3

6

 ICM

1

1

1

1

4

7

14

 Paradigm

1

1

1

3

6

4

 Resolution

1

1

0

0

 UTA

1

1

1

1

1

3

1

9

10

13

 Verve

1

1

4

5

 WME

2

3

1

2

1

2

1

1

13

27

28

Totals

2

10

6

10

5

5

7

2

47

73

95

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales numbers for the agencies that have sold at least one of each in 2013: 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2012

2011

CAA

13

6

19

32

50

Gersh

3

2

5

11

14

ICM

4

2

6

15

27

Paradigm

3

4

7

15

14

Resolution

1

3

4

0

0

UTA

9

14

23

34

30

Verve

1

2

3

9

9

WME

13

13

26

61

50

The following 63 agents have been involved with at least one pitch sale so far this year.

Three:

Charlie Ferraro                   (UTA)

Greg McKnight                     (CAA)

Mike Esola                          (WME)

 

Two:

Cliff Roberts                       (WME)

David Boxerbaum               (Paradigm)

David Karp                          (WME)

David Kramer                     (UTA)

Jason Burns                          (UTA)

Jay Baker                              (CAA)

Jeff Gorin                               (WME)

John Garvey                         (CAA)

Keya Khayatian                 (UTA)

Phil d’Amecourt                     (WME)

Rich Cook                             (WME)

Sandra Lucchesi                   (Gersh)

Todd Hoffman                      (ICM)


One:

Adam Levine                      (Verve)

Andrew Miller                        (CAA)

Bill Weinstein                     (Verve)

Bill Zotti                                  (CAA)

Blair Kohan                         (UTA)

Brett Loncar                           (CAA)

Brian Kend                            (CAA)

Bryan Diperstein                  (ICM)

Cori Wellins                          (WME)

Dan Aloni                               (WME)

Dan Rabinow                        (CAA)

Daniel Cohan                        (WME)

Danny Greenberg                (WME)

David Lubliner                      (WME)

David Wirtschafter                (WME)

Erik Garfinkle              (Gersh)

Geoff Morley                                    (UTA)

Greg Hodes                         (WME)

Jeff Barry                               (ICM)

Jenny Maryasis                    (UTA)

Joel Roman                          (Paradigm)

Jon Cassir                             (CAA)

Jon Huddle                          (UTA)

Jon Levin                              (CAA)

Jordan Cerf                           (WME)

Josh Hornstock                     (UTA)

Josh Katz                            (UTA)

Kathleen Remington        (ICM)

Kimberly Bialek                    (WME)

Lee Keele                             (Gersh)

Lisa Harrison                         (WME)

Marc Korman                     (WME)

Martin Spencer                     (Resolution)

Matt Rice                               (UTA)

Matt Rosen                           (CAA)

Michael Sheresky                 (UTA)

Nick LoPiccolo                       (Paradigm)

Peter Micelli                           (CAA)

Ramses Ishak                       (UTA)

Risa Gertner                          (CAA)

Roger Green                        (WME)

Scott Greenberg                  (CAA)

Simon Faber                         (WME)

Solco Schuitt                         (WME)

Stuart Manashil                 (CAA)

Trevor Astbury                     (Paradigm)

Zach Druker                           (WME)

 

Pitch Sales by Seller – Management Companies

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2013

2012

2011

 3 Arts

1

1

1

3

3

6

 Anonymous

1

2

1

1

5

3

7

 Apostle

1

1

2

1

3

 Benderspink

1

1

2

4

1

 Blain & Assoc.

1

1

0

0

 Brillstein

1

1

2

1

1

 Caliber

1

1

2

4

0

 Digital Conspiracy

1

1

0

0

 Energy

1

1

2

4

6

0

 IAM Ent.

1

1

0

0

 Industry

1

1

1

0

 Kaplan/Perrone

1

1

3

5

 Lutz Management

1

1

2

0

4

 Madhouse

1

1

2

0

8

 Magnet

1

2

3

1

3

 Manage-ment

1

1

0

1

 Management 360

2

1

1

1

5

5

5

 Mosaic

1

1

2

5

5

 New Wave

1

1

2

0

 Principato-Young

1

1

5

2

 Underground

1

1

1

3

0

3

 Untitled

1

1

0

1

 

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales for management companies that have sold at least one of each in 2013.

 

Pitches

Specs

Total

2012

2011

Apostle

2

2

4

2

3

Benderspink

2

6

8

9

6

Caliber

2

2

4

7

2

Energy

4

11

15

15

7

Industry

1

2

3

5

3

Madhouse

2

4

6

6

2

Magnet

3

1

4

4

6

Management 360

5

2

7

7

6

Mosaic

2

1

3

10

5

New Wave

1

3

4

10

11

Principato Young

1

1

2

6

 

The following 42 managers have been involved with at least one pitch sale so far this year:

Four:

Brooklyn Weaver                 (Energy)

 

Three:

Keith Redmon                    (Anonymous)

 

Two:

Adam Kolbrenner              (Madhouse)

Adam Marshall                      (Caliber)

Bob Sobhani                      (Magnet)

Bard Dorros                                    (Anonymous)

Brian Lutz                              (Lutz)

Dawn Saltzman                    (Mosaic)

George Heller                       (Apostle)

Greg Walter                          (3 Arts)

Jake Wagner                       (Benderspink)

Jennie Frankel Frisbie      (Magnet)

Jill McElroy                            (Mgmt 360)

Paul Nelson                           (Mosaic)

 

One:

Aaron Kaplan                     (K/P)

Brian Dobbins                      (PYE)

Dan Halsted                          (Manage-ment)

Daniel Rappaport              (Mgmt 360)

Darin Friedman                      (Mgmt 360)

Eryn Brown                           (Mgmt 360)

Jeff Okin                                (Anonymous)

Jennifer Levine                     (Untitled)

Jimmy Miller                          (Mosaic)

Josh Adler                             (New Wave)

Josh Turner McGuire            (Underground)

Langley Perer                       (Mosaic)

Margaret Riley                      (Brillstein)

Michael Shlain                       (Digital Consp.)

Michael Sugar                       (Anonymous)

Mike Goldberg                     (New Wave)

Missy Malkin                         (Brillstein)

Mitch Solomon                     (Magnet)

Noah Rothman                     (Underground)

Paul Young                           (PYE)

Rosalie Swedlin                   (Anonymous)

Ryan Cunningham                        (Madhouse)

Scott Glassgold               (IAM Ent.)

Sean Perrone                     (K/P)

Stephen Crawford               (Industry)

Tom Lasally                          (3 Arts)

Tony Blain                             (Blain)

Trevor Engelson                   (Undergrnd)

 

About The Scoggins Report:

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.  Caveat emptor. 

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