The Scoggins Report
by Jason Scoggins & Cindy Kaplan
January 28, 2013
Pitch Sales Roundup
This is one of our favorite weeks of the year: The holidays are well behind us, we’ve recovered from Sundance and the Spring selling season is about to gain serious momentum. The 2013 pitch and spec markets are already showing signs of life -- not quite to 2012 levels, since January 2012 was unusually strong, but already ahead of 2011. And we should hear about several more sales by the end of the month.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to the 2012 Year-End Spec Scorecardwe published last week. And in case you missed it, the Scoggins Report is now brought to you by Jason’s new web venture, SpecScout.com, which has a sparkly new interface to go with its up-to-the-minute spec tracking. Check it out if you haven’t already.
In the meantime, the January pitch sale numbers are below, along with the usual weekly breakdowns and the details of each sale.
1 Action/Adventure 1 Drama 1 Sci-Fi
1 Action/Adventure 2 Comedy 3 Sci-Fi 2 Thriller
1 Action/Adventure 1 Comedy 1 Drama 1 Thriller
Get in there and win, Hollywood.
Weekly Activity Breakdown
Week of December 31 (New Year’s):
- No pitch sales announced
Week of January 7:
- “American Roulette”(January 10)
Week of January 14 (Sundance):
- “Godyssey” (January 15)
- “Untitled Nolfi/Knauer Sci-fi Project” (January 17)
Week of January 21 (Sundance):
- No pitch sales announced
Pitch Sales (alphabetical by title)
Writer: Krystin Ver Linden
Reps: WME (Daniel Cohan) and Caliber (Adam Marshall)
Buyer: 1984 Private Defense Contractors
Attachments: 1984‘s Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna will produce.
Logline: Under wraps, but said to be in the vein of “Jackie Brown.”
Writer: Rob Liefield
Reps: Energy (Brooklyn Weaver)
Buyer: Broken Road
Attachments: Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins will produce with Weaver.
Notes: Based on Liefeld's comic book.
Logline: The gods of the grand pantheon, including Zeus, Buddha, Ra and Pangu, must come together to fight a legion of fallen gods in an epic battle over mankind.
Untitled Nolfi/Knauer Sci-Fi Project
Writers: George Nolfi & Andrew Knauer
Reps: WME (Kimberly Bialik, David Lubliner, David Wirtschafter), and Benderspink (Jake Wagner - Knauer)
Attachments: Nolfi is attached to direct and produce through his Gambit Pictures with producing partner Michael Hackett.
Logline: Under wraps.
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. Mol?n labé.