Every so often, I meet a writer who brazenly asks me: So? What are you going to do for me? Are you going to get me an agent? A manager? Are you going to make my career happen and get my script out there? Turns out that my colleagues in representation eat these sorts of [...]
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The Scoggins Report is a compilation of sales and trends in the industry. The Report is reprinted on ScriptMag.com by permission of the authors. The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan September 17, 2012 2012 Spec Market Scorecard as of September 15, 2012 Yawn. Another month goes by, another dozen or so [...]
Success. We dream about it. We lust for it. We wake in the wee hours before our day jobs, as well as burn the midnight oil, to find time to write. Some days, the amount of hours we clock seem endless, but we keep putting ink on paper, believing in our destiny to be writers. [...]
If you’re an aspiring television writer, trying to get staffed this season or perhaps you’ve got an original pilot (or two) you’re shopping, understanding the business cycles can be helpful in planning and executing your strategies.
Almost a spec a day hit the marketplace in 2010. And while both submissions and sales were down (17.6% and 15.1%, respectively), just 62 of the 360 spec scripts that made the rounds in 2010 sold.
Jewerl Ross grew up in Los Angeles and left Southern California to study political philosophy at Yale. After graduating in 1997, he returned to L.A. to work in entry-level positions at ICM and Paradigm before joining APA as an agent in early 1999. Three years later, after making a name for himself selling spec scripts, Marathon Entertainment hired Ross as a manager. In January 2006, Ross left to form his own company, Silent R Management.
There are many rules about how to sell your script. But rules are made to be broken. Sometimes. Here are our best tips on which rules you can break– and which ones you break at your peril.