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April 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard
Unlike the situation in the spec market, the number of pitch purchases by the studios is basically on par with 2012 and 2011, thanks in large part to strong numbers in February. What’s different this year is the distribution: Fox is way ahead of its 2012 pace (5 purchases so far this year, vs 1 in the same period in 2012); Universal is slightly up over last year’s impressive tally through April (7 vs 6); but Columbia, Paramount and Warner Bros. are all significantly off their 2012 numbers (1 pitch each, versus 6, 5 and 6, respectively). Fortunately, DreamWorks has picked up some of the slack (3 vs 0), as have a handful of other studios, as you’ll see from the below grids. Here are our favorite highlights about the pitch market since the last Scorecard, which went out just over a month ago, on March 11: • • • Collectively, buyers picked up 14 pitches over the past five weeks. Universal led the pack, with four. CAA has made a big surge, with 7 pitch sales since the last Scorecard. They’re now tied with WME at 9 so far for the year. Spec scripts have been selling a bit better than pitches lately, but total sales of each for the year remain even at 30.

Overall Pitch Numbers
Here are basic pitch sales numbers through April 15 on their own, with year-over-year monthly comparisons...
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 3 11 8 8 30
8 4 7 8 8 13 14 7 4 8 7 15 8 10 3 4 4 5 6 10 3 8 9 14 81 106

2013
2012 2011

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...and here are the same monthly pitch sales numbers in graph form. 15 10 5 0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May 2013

Jun

Jul

Aug 2011

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

The following are combined spec and pitch sales numbers through April 15, with year over year monthly comparisons...
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2012 2011 8 6 10 6 30 132 132 3 11 8 8 30 81 106 11 17 18 14 60 213 238
20 21 22 28 26 16 16 15 22 28 13 20 16 9 13 12 19 30 10 16 15 24 7

Specs Pitches Totals
2011 Total

2012 Total 20

...and here are those combined spec and pitch sales numbers in graph form as well. 30 25 20 15 10 5 Jan Feb Mar Apr May 2013 Jun Jul Aug 2011 Sep Oct Nov Dec

2012

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Pitch Sales By Genre
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Action/Adventure 1 4 1 3 9 Comedy 1 2 3 6 Drama 1 4 2 1 8 Sci-fi 1 1 1 1 4 Thriller 1 2 3
% 30% 20% 27% 13% 10%

Pitch Sales By Buyer - Studios
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 Columbia Disney DreamWorks Fox Fox 2000 Fox Searchlight New Line Paramount Par. Insurge Lionsgate* Universal Warner Bros. Totals: Studios 1 1 1 1 10 6 8 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 7 1 25 2012 7 9 1 6 0 1 5 9 0 1 11 11 61 2011 9 9 2 8 2 0 4 12 0 2 12 13 73

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* 2011 and 2012 numbers for Lionsgate and Summit are combined.

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Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for Studio Buyers that have bought at least one of each in 2013.
Pitches Columbia Disney Fox Fox 2000 Lionsgate* Paramount Universal Warner Bros. 1 1 5 1 1 1 7 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Specs 2013 1 2 5 2 3 2 8 2 2012 16 12 12 1 5 20 20 18 2011 16 11 16 3 6 17 19 30

* 2011 and 2012 numbers for Lionsgate and Summit are combined.

Pitch Sales By Buyer - Other Buyers
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 2012 2011 1984 Broken Road Good Universe QED Treehouse Pictures Totals: Non-studios 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

Here are the combined pitch and spec purchase numbers for Non-Studio Buyers that have bought at least one of each in 2013.
Pitches 1984 Good Universe QED 1 1 1 Specs 1 1 1 2013 2 2 2 2012 2 1 4 0 2011 1

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Each of the following production companies has been attached to at least one pitch sale so far this year. Names in bold are new or have sold an additional pitch since the last Scorecard. 21 Laps Action Entertainment Aggregate Films (2) Anonymous Content Bandito Brothers Blue Grass Films Chernin Entertainment (2) Davis Entertainment Disruption Entertainment Energy Entertainment Gambit Pictures Gran Via Groundswell Productions Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions Hutch Parker Productions K/O Paper Products Lin Pictures New Regency Oasis Media Group Offspring Entertainment Original Film (2) State Street Sunny Field Entertainment Thunder Road Underground Wild West Picture Show

Pitch Sales by Seller - Agencies
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec CAA Gersh ICM Paradigm UTA WME Totals 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 4 11 1 1 6 1 1 2 8 3 1 4 2013 9 3 1 2 3 9 27 2012 16 3 7 6 10 27 69 2011 25 6 14 4 13 28 90

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales numbers for the agencies that have sold at least one of each in 2013:
Pitches CAA Gersh ICM Paradigm UTA WME 9 3 1 2 3 9 Specs 1 1 1 3 5 5 Total 10 4 2 5 8 14 2012 31 11 15 14 32 61 2011 50 14 27 14 30 50

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The following 38 agents have been involved with at least one pitch sale so far this year. Two: Daniel Cohan! ! David Boxerbaum!! Greg McKnight ! ! Jeff Gorin! ! ! John Garvey! ! Mike Esola! ! ! Sandra Lucchesi! ! One: Andrew Miller! Bill Zotti! ! Brett Loncar! ! Brian Kend ! ! Charlie Ferraro! Cliff Roberts! Cori Wellins! ! Dan Aloni! ! Dan Rabinow! Danny Greenberg ! David Karp ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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David Lubliner! ! David Wirtschafter! ! Erik Garfinkle! ! Jacqueline Sacerio! Jay Baker! ! ! Jeff Barry ! ! ! Jenny Maryasis! ! Joel Roman!! ! Jordan Cerf!! ! Josh Hornstock! ! Keya Khayatian! ! Kimberly Bialek! ! Lee Keele! ! ! Matt Rosen! ! ! Michael Sheresky ! ! Nick LoPiccolo ! ! Phil d’Amecourt ! ! Ramses Ishak! ! Rich Cook! ! ! Roger Green! !

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Pitch Sales by Seller - Management Companies
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 3 Arts Anonymous Apostle Benderspink Blain & Assoc. Caliber Digital Conspiracy Energy Industry Luber-Roklin Lutz Management Madhouse Magnet Manage-ment Management 360 Mosaic Principato-Young Underground Untitled 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2012 3 3 1 4 0 4 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 5 0 0 2011 6 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 3 1 5 5 2 3 1

Here are the combined pitch and spec sales for management companies that have sold at least one of each in 2013.
Pitches Apostle Benderspink Caliber Energy Industry 2 1 2 2 1 Specs 1 2 1 7 2 Total 3 3 3 9 3 2012 2 9 5 15 14 2011 3 6 2 7 14

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The following 28 managers have been involved with at least one pitch sale so far this year: Two: Adam Marshall! Brian Lutz! ! Brooklyn Weaver! Dawn Saltzman! George Heller! Greg Walter!! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Caliber) (Lutz) (Energy) (Mosaic) (Apostle) (3 Arts) (Madhouse) (Anonymous) (PYE) (Luber-Roklin) (Manage-ment) (Mgmt 360) (Benderspink) Jeff Okin! ! Jennifer Levine ! Jill McElroy!! Jimmy Miller! Keith Redmon! Langley Perer! Michael Shlain! Michael Sugar! Mitch Solomon! Noah Rothman! Paul Nelson!! Paul Young! ! Rosalie Swedlin! Stephen Crawford! Tony Blain! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Anonymous) (Untitled) (Mgmt 360) (Mosaic) (Anonymous) (Mosaic) (Dgtl Consp.) (Anonymous) (Magnet) (Undergrnd) (Mosaic) (PYE) (Anonymous) (Industry) (Blain)

One: Adam Kolbrenner! ! Bard Dorros! ! Brian Dobbins! ! Bryan Brucks! ! Dan Halsted! ! ! Eryn Brown!! ! Jake Wagner!! !

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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