The Scoggins Report by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan April 30, 2012 April 2012 Pitch Sales Roundup

Before we start, a quick Scoggins & Kaplan update: We’re pleased to report that we have a new home at Jason is the company’s new CEO, Cindy is its new film and TV writer, and we’re thrilled to be working alongside our former colleague Joshua Weinstein, who joined FilmFunds a couple of weeks ahead of us as the site’s Head of Content. FilmFunds launched in beta last summer as a platform for filmmakers to promote their projects to film lovers and connect with financiers. In the coming weeks we’ll be expanding the site’s coverage to include info and data about Hollywood and mainstream indie film and TV projects, targeting entertainment pros and enthusiasts like yourself. Ultimately, we plan to make FilmFunds the go-to site for people like us: Everyone who’s big into movies and TV, from the latest development and casting news to what’s worth watching this weekend. We’ll keep you posted on our progress. For now, let’s focus on April’s Pitch Sales. It seems each month we write some version of “This month started out slow but ended strong,” and April is no exception, as you can see from the below grid. Last month was up nearly 50% over 2011‘s numbers, which is basically the reverse of March’s results. This year’s total pitch sales are now up 12.5% over last year. There were lots of big winners last month, especially UTA, which had 6 pitch sales in April. We’re looking forward to compiling the Scorecard in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here’s the year-over-year comparison for April, through the 30th: April 2012 13 April 2011 7

Pitch Sales

Genres Sold

4 Action/Adventure 1 Action/Adventure 5 Comedy 2 Comedy 1 Drama 2 Drama 1 Sci-Fi 2 Thriller 2 Thriller

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Weekly Activity Breakdown
Week of April 1: • 3 pitch sales announced (“Speeding Bullet,” “Warren Lich” and “Woogles”) Week of April 8: • 3 pitch sales announced (“Business Trip,” “Status Update” and “Untitled Rodney Rothman Mob Comedy Project”) Week of April 15: • 3 pitch sales announced (“Agent 13,” “Need for Speed” and “Untitled Overbrook/Stokes Action Thriller”) Week of April 22: • 4 pitch sales announced (“The Great Unknown,” “Law Zero,” “No Hearts Club,” “Untitled Country Western Love Story”)

Pitch Sales (alphabetical by title)
Agent 13 Writer: TS Nowlin Reps: WME (Mike Esola) and Caliber (Adam Marshall) Buyer: Universal Genre: Sci-Fi Attachments: Rupert Wyatt to direct, Charlize Theron to star. Sean Daniel will produce through his Sean Daniel Company. Notes: Based on the graphic novel by Flint Dille and David Marconi. Jason Brown will oversee for Sean Daniel Company Logline: Follows a man brainwashed by an evil organization. Once he realizes its true nature he commits to fight against it. Business Trip Writer: Steve Conrad Reps: CAA (Spencer Baumgarten) and The Collective (Ilan Breil) Buyer: New Regency Genre: Comedy Logline: Under wraps.

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Untitled Country & Western Love Story Writer: Brandon Camp Reps: UTA (David Kramer, Matt Rice) Buyer: New Line Genre: Musical drama Attachments: Offspring’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot will produce, Matt Smith will executive produce. Logline: Nicholas Sparks-style love story in the vein of “ROCK OF AGES,” but with country & western music. The Great Unknown Writer: Michael Starrbury Reps: CAA (Bill Zotti & Dan Rabinow) and Caliber (Julian Rosenberg & Dallas Sonnier) Buyer: New Line Genre: Action comedy Attachments: Jorma Taccone (“MACGRUBER”) to direct. Mark Gordon Company’s Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd will produce. Notes: Based on the comic by Duncan Rouleau. Drew Simon will oversee for Mark Gordon. Logline: Centers on a slacker with delusions of grandeur who believes his so-called great ideas are popping up elsewhere. After failing to convince his friends and family that his mind is being pilfered, he goes on a quest to solve the mystery behind the idea thefts. Law Zero Writers: Bruno Zacharias & Miguel “MacGregor” de Olaso Reps: UTA and Mosaic Buyer: Warner Bros. Genre: Sci-fi action Attachments: Vertigo’s Roy Lee will produce. Logline: Under wraps. Need for Speed Writer: George Gatins Reps: UTA (Blair Johan, Larry Salz, Jeremy Zimmer) Buyer: DreamWorks Genre: Thriller Attachments: John Gatins (“REAL STEEL”) will produce along with Electronic Arts. Notes: Jonathan Eirich and Mark Sourian will oversee for DreamWorks. Logline: Adaptation of the EA video game series in the vein of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS.

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No Hearts Club Writer: Ben Schwartz Reps: WME (Brian DePersia) and Tom Sawyer Entertainment (Jesse Hara) Buyer: Universal Genre: Romantic comedy Attachments: Brian Grazer will produce and Kim Roth will executive produce for Imagine. Notes: Maradith Frankel will oversee for Universal. Logline: Under wraps. Untitled Overbrook/Stokes Action Thriller Writer: Jonathan Stokes Reps: UTA (Michael Sheresky, Ramses Ishak, Scott Carr, Geoff Morely) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver) Buyer: Overbrook Genre: Action thriller Logline: Under wraps. Untitled Rodney Rothman Mob Comedy Writer: Rodney Rothman Reps: UTA (Julien Thuan) Buyer: Warner Bros. Genre: Comedy Attachments: Max Winkler to direct, Jake Johnson to star. Logline: Under wraps. Speeding Bullet Writers: Jeremiah Friedman & Nick Palmer Reps: UTA (Jason Burns, Rebecca Ewing, David Kramer, Geoff Morley) Buyer: Universal Genre: Action Attachments: Seth Graham-Smith & David Katzenberg will produce through their Katzsmith banner. Logline: In the vein of “DIE HARD.” Status Update Writers: Randi Barnes & Sascha Rothchild Reps: WME (Sarah Self), Paradigm (Ida Ziniti) and Apostle (George Heller) Buyer: Paramount Genre: Comedy Attachments: Fake Empire's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will produce. Logline: High school comedy centering on social media, particularly Facebook.

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Warren Lich Writer: Francisco Lorite Reps: ICM (Robert Lazar) and Energy Entertainment (Brooklyn Weaver) Buyer: Square One Entertainment Genre: Thriller Attachments: Shaun Rana to direct. David Gerson will produce. Logline: In a dystopian future, the government hires a private investigator named Warren Lich to hunt down and kill a terrorist leader. During his investigation, Lich discovers he can't separate his friends from his enemies. Woogles Writers: Nick Antosca & Ned Vizzini and Max Landis (story) Reps: WME (Blake Fronstin, Danny Gabai, David Karp, Jay Mandel) and Circle of Confusion (Britton Rizzio, Gregory Shephard) Buyer: Bazelevs Production Genre: Family adventure Attachments: Max Landis to produce with Bazelevs' Timur Bekmambetov. Logline: Edgy family adventure. 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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