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May 2013 Pitch Market Scorecard
As our tifosi know, there’s nothing we like better than digging around in the data to find hidden patterns. We found a good one for you this week -- glance at the Overall Pitch Numbers grid, below. 2013’s lagging a bit behind last year’s pace, and 2012 obviously ended up quite a bit lower than 2011’s total. But when you isolate January through April and compare year-over-year, you find that 2013 is almost exactly on pace with 2011, which ended 30% higher than 2012‘s numbers. That’s not to say there’s nothing to worry about -- to match 2011’s final total we’ll have to see strong sales throughout the summer and a couple of big monthly sales numbers in the Fall. But that seems as likely as not, since generally speaking the studios still seem to be fixated on pitches rather than spec scripts, as you can see from the combined grid at the top of page 4. One other pattern worth noting can be seen in the Studio Buyers Grid on page 3: Universal has been remarkably aggressive with pitch purchases this year, echoing last year’s pattern but more so (9 in 2013 vs 7 by this point in 2012). The studio has bought nearly twice as many pitches as the second place buyer so far this year (Fox, with 5). Cannes and Memorial Weekend are likely to keep the second half of May’s numbers fairly low for the second year running. But take heart: If the rest of the major buyers start to get in the game next month (we’re looking at you, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros.), we’ll be in very good shape going into the summer.

Overall Pitch Numbers
Here are basic pitch sales numbers through May 13 on their own, with year-over-year monthly comparisons...
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 3 10 8 10 4 35
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

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Jul

Aug 2011

Sep

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Nov

Dec

2012

The following are combined spec and pitch sales numbers through May 13, with year over year monthly comparisons...
Jan Feb Mar 8 8 10 3 10 8 11 18 18
20 21 22 28 7

Specs Pitches Totals
2011 Total

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2012 2011 13 4 43 132 132 10 4 35 81 106 23 8 78 213 238
26 16 16 15 22 28 13 20 16 9 13 12 19 30 10 16 15 24

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 4 1 11 Comedy 1 2 4 1 8 Drama 1 4 2 1 8 Fantasy 1 1 Sci-fi 1 1 1 3 Thriller 1 2 1 4
% 31% 23% 23% 3% 9% 11%

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 Lionsgate* New Line Paramount Universal Warner Bros. Totals: Studios 1 1 1 1 9 6 10 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 5 1 1 1 3 1 9 1 28 2012 7 9 1 6 0 1 1 5 9 11 11 61 2011 9 9 2 8 2 0 2 4 12 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 9 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 Specs 2013 1 2 6 2 4 2 10 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 Crackle Filmhaus Germany Good Universe QED Thunder Road Treehouse Pictures Totals: Non-studios 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 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 QED Treehouse 1 1 1 Specs 1 1 1 2013 2 2 2 2012 2 4 0 2011 1 0 0

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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 set up an additional pitch since the last Scorecard. 21 Laps Action Entertainment Aggregate Films (2) Anonymous Content Bandito Brothers Blue Grass Films (3) Broken Road Chernin Entertainment (2) Davis Entertainment Disruption Entertainment Energy Entertainment Gambit Pictures Gran Via Groundswell Productions Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions Hutch Parker Productions Jim Whitaker Entertainment K/O Paper Products Lin Pictures New Regency Oasis Media Group Offspring Entertainment (2) Original Film (2) Ranger 7 State Street Sunny Field Entertainment Thunder Road (2) 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 Resolution UTA WME Totals 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 10 1 1 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 10 1 1 1 1 4 4 2013 9 3 3 3 1 4 9 32 2012 16 3 7 6 0 10 27 69 2011 25 6 14 4 0 13 28 90

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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 Resolution UTA WME 9 3 3 3 1 4 9 Specs 1 1 1 3 1 9 8 Total 10 4 4 6 2 13 17 2012 32 11 15 15 0 34 61 2011 50 14 27 14 0 30 50

The following 48 agents have been involved with at least one pitch sale so far this year. Two: David Boxerbaum! Greg McKnight! Jeff Gorin! ! John Garvey !! Mike Esola! ! Rich Cook! ! Sandra Lucchesi! Todd Hoffman! One: Andrew Miller! Bill Zotti! ! Brett Loncar! ! Brian Kend ! ! Bryan Diperstein! Charlie Ferraro! Cliff Roberts! ! Cori Wellins! ! Dan Aloni! ! Dan Rabinow! Daniel Cohan! Danny Greenberg ! David Karp ! ! David Kramer! David Lubliner!

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David Wirtschafter! Erik Garfinkle! Greg Hodes!! Jason Burns! Jay Baker! ! Jeff Barry ! ! Jenny Maryasis! Joel Roman! ! Jordan Cerf! ! Josh Hornstock! Keya Khayatian! Kimberly Bialek! Lee Keele! ! Lisa Harrison! Martin Spencer! Matt Rice ! ! Matt Rosen! ! Michael Sheresky ! Nick LoPiccolo! Phil d’Amecourt! Ramses Ishak! Risa Gertner! Roger Green!! Trevor Astbury! Zach Druker!!

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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. Brillstein Caliber Digital Conspiracy Energy Industry Lutz Management Madhouse Magnet Manage-ment Management 360 Mosaic New Wave Principato-Young Underground Untitled 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 2012 3 3 1 4 0 1 4 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 5 5 2 5 0 0 2011 6 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 3 1 5 5 0 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 New Wave 2 1 2 2 1 1 Specs 1 2 1 7 2 3 Total 3 3 3 9 3 4 2012 2 9 7 15 5 10 2011 3 6 2 7 3 11

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The following 31 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! ! Jill McElroy!! Paul Nelson!! One: Adam Kolbrenner! Bard Dorros! ! Brian Dobbins! Dan Halsted! ! Eryn Brown! ! Jake Wagner!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Caliber) (Lutz) (Energy) (Mosaic) (Apostle) (3 Arts) (Mgmt 360) (Mosaic) (Madhouse) (Anonymous) (PYE) (Manage-ment) (Mgmt 360) (Benderspink) Jeff Okin! ! ! Jennifer Levine ! ! Jimmy Miller! ! ! Josh Adler! ! ! Josh Turner McGuire! Keith Redmon! ! Langley Perer! ! Michael Shlain! ! Michael Sugar! ! Mike Goldberg! ! Missy Malkin! ! Mitch Solomon! ! Noah Rothman! ! Paul Young! ! ! Rosalie Swedlin! ! Stephen Crawford! ! Tony Blain! ! ! (Anonymous) (Untitled) (Mosaic) (New Wave) (Undergrnd) (Anonymous) (Mosaic) (Dgtl Consp.) (Anonymous) (New Wave) (Brillstein) (Magnet) (Undergrnd) (PYE) (Anonymous) (Industry) (Blain)

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. Check out the newsletter’s beautiful new home on SpecScout.com.

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