Thursday, January 08, 2009

2008 Spec Script Sales

Here at the League, we're doing a lot of talking about selling our specs recently (what with our query letters and competition hopes and whatnot). We came upon this listing of spec sales posted by Scott Myers at Go Into The Story. What's really cool about this breakdown is that Scott's done it by which managers and agents were attached to each of the sales made throughout the year. Obviously, the big guys like WMA and CAA (for agencies) and Benderspink (management) are leading the charge. But, if you're thinking of sending out those queries, the list should give you an idea of who else might be worth querying.

It's also worth checking out Scott's breakdowns of the spec sales by genre and studio.

Keep in mind, though, that these genres can flip-flop overnight. Since there were so many comedies bought up, Hollywood might decide that 2009 is the year of the Historical Epic (wouldn't you love that, Onyx) and let the comedy trend die out for the time being. Granted, that's an exaggeration of how it'd happen, but just remember that what's hot yesterday might be ice cold today.

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