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August 2012 Pitch Sales Roundup
If you’ve been reading our newsletter for more than a couple of months, you know we lean toward the “glass half full” side of things. This month is no exception: True, August has been a fairly anemic month for pitch sales, but it’s supposed to be. We’re on par with 2011’s numbers, as you can see from the below year-over-year comparison. If we continue to follow 2011’s pattern, September will be fairly subdued for pitches as well, since Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will each have an impact. But here’s your silver lining: As you’ll see on next week’s Spec Market Roundup, August was another great month for specs, more than doubling August 2011’s tally, and we’re still on track to improve on last year’s combined sales numbers. Here are August’s overall numbers, followed by the usual breakdowns and project details. We hope you have a fantastic ﬁnal week of summer. August 2012 3 1 Action/Adventure 2 Comedy August 2011 4 1 Action/Adventure 2 Comedy 1 Thriller
Pitch Sales Genres Sold
Weekly Activity Breakdown
Week of July 30: • 1 pitch sale was announced (“Cupid”) Week of August 6: • 1 pitch sale was announced (“Untitled Cohen/Johnston James Bond Spoof”) Week of August 13: • 1 pitch sale was announced (“Untitled Southern Action Project”) Week of August 20: • No pitch sales were announced
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Pitch Sales (alphabetical by title)
Untitled Cohen/Johnston James Bond Spoof Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen & Phil Johnston Reps: CAA (Gregory McKnight, John Garvey), WME (Adam Venit, Jeff Gorin) and Management 360 (Eryn Brown) Buyer: Paramount Genre: Comedy Attachments: Reports say Sacha Baron Cohen is likely to star in and produce through his Four by Two Films. Logline: A James Bond-like spy is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, a moronic soccer hooligan. Cupid Writer: Joe Nussbaum Reps: WME (Kimberly Bialek) and Principato Young (Allen Fischer) Buyer: Warner Bros. Genre: Comedy Attachments: Branded Films’ Russell Brand and Nik Linnen will produce. Logline: The god of love is forced to create the perfect romance. Untitled Southern Action Project Writer: Dutch Southern Reps: Gersh (Eric Garﬁnkel) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver, Angelina Chen) Buyer: 1984 Defense Contractors Genre: Action Attachments: 1984‘s Adi Shankar will produce. Logline: An all-female take on “The Expendables.” 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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