script sales

Reel Story: Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis.  The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is...

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: 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: 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...

Story Talk: Should I Take a $1 Option On a Screenplay?

You get the phone call, and it goes something like this: Friend: Hey, are you sitting down? (smile in his voice) You: Yeah, what’s up? Friend: I have a producer who wants to option your script! You: (heart flutters) Oh my god … Friend: Yeah, he’s an indie producer I know—really...

The Scoggins Report: April 2013 Spec Market Roundup

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan May 6, 2013 April 2013 Spec Market Roundup We don’t want to jinx anything, but we sure picked an auspicious time to move the Scoggins Report into its new home on SpecScout.com.  April 2013’s 14 spec sales is the highest monthly total...

The Scoggins Report: March 2013 Spec Market Scorecard

The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan March 18, 2013 March 2013 Spec Market Scorecard It’s nice to be able to open with unqualified good news this week:  Last week’s flurry of spec script sales finally put the 2013 spec market on par with 2012’s, and total spec sales...

The Scoggins Report: November 2012 Spec Market Roundup

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 December 3, 2012 November 2012 Spec Market Roundup It’s official:  As of today, more specs scripts have sold...