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The Scoggins Report
by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan
Pitch Sales Scorecard
As promised, The Scoggins Report has switched to a weekly publishing schedule so we can cover pitch sales the same way we’ve been tracking the spec market for the past several years. This week’s edition is our first monthly Pitch Sales Scorecard, with year-to-date numbers through February 11 along with year-over-year comparisons and combined spec and pitch sales tallies.
Here are the numbers that leapt out at us from the below grids:
- More than twice as many pitch sales were reported last month as in January 2011, continuing the hot pace for spec and pitch sales overall. The year-over-year comparison of combined pitch and spec sale numbers is even more dramatic: Three times as many pitches and specs sold in January 2012 as in 2011.
- WME is in a class by itself this year, with half a dozen spec and pitch sales each. To put it another way, the agency’s 12 combined sales account for over 44% of this year’s lit sales activity. Its nearest competitor is CAA, with 1 pitch sale and 2 spec sales so far in 2012.
Overall Pitch Numbers:
Here are overall pitch sales numbers through February 11 on their own…
|2012 Pitch Sales||9||2||11||106|
|2011 Pitch Sales||4||8||13||7||8||15||10||4||5||10||8||14||106|
…and here are combined spec and pitch sales numbers for the same period.
Pitch Sales By Genre:
Pitch Sales By Buyer – Studios:
Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for studios that have bought at least one of each:
Pitch Sales By Buyer – Other Buyers:
Each of the following production companies has been attached to at least one pitch sale so far this year:
Strange Weather Films
Pitch Sales by Seller – Agencies:
Here are the combined pitch and spec sales numbers for agencies that have sold at least one of each:
The following 20 agents have been involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012:
Pitch Sales by Seller – Management Companies:
|Circle of Confusion||2||2||6|
|The Gotham Group||1||1||5|
No management company has sold both a pitch and a spec yet this year.
The following 9 managers have been involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012:
About The Scoggins Report:
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