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Scoggins Report - November 2012 Pitch Sales Scorecard

Scoggins Report - November 2012 Pitch Sales Scorecard

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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. Molṑn labé.
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. Molṑn labé.

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The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan November 12, 2012

November 2012 Pitch Sales Scorecard
This week marks the end of the Fall Selling Season, but as you can see from the below grids, pitch sales have already headed out of town for Thanksgiving: Just one pitch has sold in the past three weeks, and we doubt we’ll hear about more than a couple more between now and the end of the month. We wish there was some outlier to point to or some lesson to learn, but the numbers don’t point to a single variable that led to the drop-off in pitch sales this year compared to last. It appears the Studios just weren’t that into pitches this year, to coin a phrase; all but two of last year’s Studio buyers simply bought fewer in 2012 than they did in 2011. That said, there is one thing we can point to that definitely impacted our 2011 November and December numbers, which as you can see from the below grid were oddlly high: Starting about this time last year, we began reaching out to agents and managers to make sure our numbers matched theirs. We ended up capturing quite a few projects that had previously been below the radar (that is, not mentioned on tracking boards or reported in the trades). We’ll start that process later this week, and it’ll be interesting to see if the pattern holds. In the meantime, the below grids provide a fairly good snapshot of where we’re going to end up for the year. Enjoy.

Overall Pitch Numbers
Here are overall pitch sales numbers through November 10 on their own...
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 8 7 8 14 4 8 8 3 4 6 1 71 4 8 13 7 8 15 10 4 5 10 8 14 106 2011 106

2012 Pitch Sales 2011 Pitch Sales

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...and here are combined spec and pitch sales numbers for the same period.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 12 9 17 11 11 16 5 13 6 8 0 108 8 20 7 7 16 21 8 25 28 14 25 16 4 15 15 8 24 28 8 13 20 3 16 9 4 10 12 6 14 30 1 1 16 24 71 179 225 2011 119 106 225

Specs Pitches 2012 Total 2011 Totals

Pitch Sales By Genre
Action/Adventure Comedy Drama Horror Sci-fi Thriller Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 15 2 4 1 4 2 2 4 2 1 4 1 27 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 11 2 1 2 2 1 2 10 % 21% 38% 8% 3% 15% 14%

Pitch Sales By Buyer - Studios
Columbia Disney DreamWorks Fox Fox Searchlight MGM New Line New Regency Paramount Universal Warner Bros. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2 3 1 1 7 1 3 1 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 9 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 11 2 1 3 1 1 1 9 2011 9 9 2 8 0 0 4 2 12 12 13

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Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for studios that have bought at least one of each:
Pitches 7 6 1 5 2 9 11 9 Specs 9 3 1 3 2 11 9 7 Total 16 9 2 7 4 20 20 16 2011 16 11 6 16 2 17 19 30

Columbia Disney DreamWorks Fox New Regency Paramount Universal Warner Bros.

Pitch Sales By Buyer - Other Buyers
1984 Films Bazelevs BroBible/Five All in the Fifth Davis Entertainment Energy Independent Imagine Indian Paintbrush Overbrook Reel FX Sidney Kimmel Square One State Street Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2011 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for other buyers that have bought at least one of each:
Pitches 1 2 1 Specs 2 2 1 Total 3 4 2 2011 1 1 3

Bazelevs Indian Paintbrush Sidney Kimmel

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Each of the following production companies has been attached to at least one pitch sale so far this year. Companies in bold are new or were attached to an additional pitch sale since the last scorecard. 1stAveMachine Akil Productions Atlas Entertainment Bluegrass Films (2) Branded Films (2) Break Media Captivate Entertainment Carousel Chris Morgan Productions Di Novi Pictures Disruption Entertainment Electronic Arts Escape Artists Fake Empire Four By Two Films (2) Gary Sanchez Productions (2) Grady Twins Productions Gran Via Hartbeat Productions JC23 Entertainment Imagine Invention Films Katzsmith Productions LBI Entertainment Mandeville (2) Mark Gordon Company (2) Offspring Our Stories Films Overbrook Entertainment Original Film Palermo Productions Panay Films Platinum Dunes Point Grey Pictures Rickard Pictures Roth Films (2) Ryan Murphy Productions Smart Entertainment Strange Weather Films Vertigo Entertainment (2) Viking Funeral The Walsh Co. Whitaker Entertainment Wild West Picture Show Wonderland Sound & Vision

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Pitch Sales by Seller - Agencies
APA CAA Gersh ICM Paradigm UTA Verve WME Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 13 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 6 1 9 1 1 2 4 1 1 4 2 3 4 1 1 4 1 26 2011 3 25 6 14 4 13 5 28

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales numbers for agencies that have sold at least one of each:
Pitches 1 13 3 7 5 8 2 26 Specs 7 13 6 8 7 13 4 30 Total 8 26 9 15 12 21 6 56 2011 11 50 14 27 14 30 9 50

APA CAA Gersh ICM Paradigm UTA Verve WME

The following 90 agents have been involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012. People in bold are new or sold an additional pitch since the last scorecard. Five: Mike Esola! ! Two: Adam Venit! ! Ari Greenburg! Bill Zotti! ! Billy Hawkins! ! Blake Fronstin! Bryan Besser! Danny Gabai!! David Karp ! ! David Kramer! Geoff Morely!!

!

(WME) (WME) (Paradigm) (WME) (WME) (WME)

Four: Sharon Jackson! ! Three: Ida Ziniti! ! Jeff Gorin! ! Kimberly Bialek! Sarah Self! ! ! ! ! !

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

(WME) (WME) (CAA) (CAA) (WME) (Verve) (WME) (WME) (UTA) (UTA)

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Two (con’t): Jason Burns!! Julien Thuan!! Matt Rosen! ! Rowena Arguelles! Simon Faber!! Trevor Astbury ! Todd Hoffman! Valarie Phillips!

! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

(UTA) (UTA) (CAA) (CAA) (WME) (Paradigm) (ICM) (Paradigm) (Gersh) (WME) (UTA) (ICM) (Gersh) (UTA) (Gersh) (CAA) (WME) (CAA) (ICM) (WME) (UTA) (ICM) (Paradigm) (WME) (WME) (UTA) (CAA) (WME) (WME) (WME) (Gersh) (CAA) (WME) (ICM) (Gersh) (WME)

One: Abram Nalibotsky! ! Adriana Alberghetti! ! Allan Haldeman! ! Andrea Nelson-Meigs! Bayard Maybank! ! Blair Johan! ! ! Bob Hohman!! ! Brett Loncar! ! ! Brian DePersia! ! Brian Kend! ! ! Bryan Diperstein! ! Charles King!! ! Charlie Ferraro! ! Chris Von Goetz! ! Christopher Smith! ! Cliff Roberts! ! ! Cori Wellins! ! ! Dan Erlij! ! ! Dan Rabinow! ! Danny Greenberg! ! Daniel Cohan! ! Dave Wirtschafter! ! Devra Lieb! ! ! Dianne McGunigle !! Elia Infascelli-Smith!! Emile Gladstone! ! Eric Garfinkel ! ! Erin Junkin! ! !

Esther Newberg! ! Greg Cavic! ! ! Greg Hodes!! ! Hanley Baxter! ! Jason Hayman! ! Jay Baker! ! ! Jay Mandel! ! ! Jeremy Zimmer! ! Jessica Kovacevic! ! Joe Cohen! ! ! John Burnham! ! Jon Levin! ! ! Josie Freedman! ! Kevin Huvane! ! Larry Salz! ! ! Lisa Harrison! ! Mark Ross! ! ! Martin Lesak!! ! Matt Rice! ! ! Michael Sheresky ! ! Melissa Myers! ! Nick Stevens!! ! Nicole Clemens! ! Philip D’Amecourt!! Ramses Ishak! ! Rebecca Ewing! ! Rich Cook! ! ! Rob Herting! ! ! Robert Bookman! ! Robert Lazar!! ! Ryan Saul! ! ! Scott Carr! ! ! Scott Greenberg! ! Spencer Baumgarten! Stephanie Ritz! ! Steve Smooke! ! Susie Fox! ! ! Tim Phillips! ! !

(ICM) (CAA) (WME) (WME) (CAA) (CAA) (WME) (UTA) (WME) (CAA) (ICM) (CAA) (ICM) (CAA) (UTA) (WME) (Paradigm) (CAA) (UTA) (UTA) (WME) (WME) (ICM) (WME) (UTA) (UTA) (WME) (Verve) (CAA) (ICM) (APA) (UTA) (CAA) (CAA) (WME) (CAA) (CAA) (UTA)

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Pitch Sales by Seller - Management Companies
3 Arts Abrams Anonymous Aperture Apostle Brillstein Caliber Circle of Confusion The Collective Energy Fourth Floor Generate The Gotham Group Industry H2F Inphenate Kailey Marsh Kaplan/Perrone Larry Kennar Magnet Management 360 Mosaic Principato-Young Rich Demato The Safran Co. Tom Sawyer Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2011 6 0 7 2 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 5 5 2 0 0 0

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales for management companies that have sold at least one of each in 2012.
Pitches 3 3 1 1 1 3 5 6 Specs 1 7 1 1 1 1 4 7 Total 4 10 2 2 2 4 9 13 2011 6 9 2 3 2 2 11 7

3 Arts Anonymous Aperture Apostle Brillstein Caliber Circle of Confusion Energy

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Fourth Floor The Gotham Group H2F Industry Kailey Marsh Kaplan/Perrone Magnet Management Management 360 Mosaic Principato-Young The Safran Co.

Pitches 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 4 3 4 1

Specs 1 2 1 2 2 5 1 1 2 1 1

Total 2 5 2 3 3 7 2 5 5 5 2

2011 0 8 7 3 0 10 6 6 5 4 0

The following 49 managers have been involved with at least one pitch sale in 2012. People in bold are new or sold an additional pitch since the last scorecard. Six: Brooklyn Weaver! Four: Britton Rizzio! ! Two: Aaron Kaplan! Allen Fischer!! Dallas Sonnier! Guymon Casady! Joy Gorman! ! Paul Young! ! Peter McHugh! Sean Perrone! One: Adam Goldworm! Adam Kossack! Adam Marshall! Adam Schulman! Alex Lerner! ! Angelina Chen! Bob Sobhani!! Brad Mendelsohn! Chris Fenton!! Darin Friedman! David Becky! David Milner! ! ! E. Brian Dobbins! ! Elana Barry ! ! ! Ellen Goldsmith-Vein! Eryn Brown! ! ! George Heller! ! Glenn Rigberg! ! Gregory Shephard! ! Greg Walter! ! ! Jeff Silver! ! ! Jennie Frisbie! ! Jeremy Platt! ! ! Jess Rosenthal! ! Jesse Hara! ! ! Josh Lieberman! ! Julian Rosenberg! ! Jill McElroy ! ! ! Kailey Marsh!! ! Larry Kennar Margaret Riley! ! Michael Lasker! ! Molly Mandel!! ! Peter Principato! ! Rich Demato Shawn Simon! ! Stacy Abrams Tom Drumm! ! ! Zach Tann! ! ! (3 Arts) (PYE) (Anonymous) (Gotham) (Mgmt 360) (Apostle) (Inphenate) (Circle) (3 Arts) (Fourth Floor) (Magnet) (Generate) (Industry) (Haven) (3 Arts) (Caliber) (Mgmt 360) (Station3) (Brillstein) (Mosaic) (Mosaic) (PYE) (Gotham) (Safran) (Magnet)

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

(Energy) (Circle) (K/P) (PYE) (Caliber) (Mgmt 360) (Anonymous) (PYE) (Gotham) (K/P) (Aperture) (Anonymous) (Caliber) (Anonymous) (K/P) (Energy) (Magnet) (Circle) (H2F) (Mgmt 360) (3 Arts)

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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. Molṑn labé.

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