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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...

Screenwriting Legend Syd Field Passes

Beverly Hills, CA—November 17, 2013—Syd Field, long considered by the global film community as “the guru of screenwriting,” died on Sunday, November 17 of hemolytic anemiaat his home in Beverly Hills surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was 77. Field was the author of eight best-selling books on screenwriting....

The Scoggins Report: October 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder November 4, 2013 October 2013 Spec Market Roundup That odd sound you may have heard at the end of last week was a collective sigh of relief as the Spec Market finally posted some big, 2011/2012-style numbers. We tracked 37 new spec...

The Scoggins Report: October 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder October 21, 2013 October 2013 Spec Market Scorecard The word of the day is:  Shocking. And not because our favorite holiday is next week. The big news out of the spec market so far this month has been two seven figure script...

The Scoggins Report: September 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder October 7, 2013 September 2013 Spec Market Roundup The word of the day is: Two. Three different buyers bought two spec scripts each last month (Electric Entertainment, big Fox and Thunder Road), and two agencies sold two each (CAA and Gersh). Elsewhere,...

The Scoggins Report: September 2013 Pitch Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Landon Rohwedder September 30, 2013 September 2013 Pitch Market Roundup For the third month in a row, September’s pitch sale totals ended on par with 2011’s and 2012’s numbers. We’re not complaining — we appreciate the fact that we’re currently on pace to match...

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 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...