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Between August 1st and August 31st, we tracked a total of 15 feature specs out. This marks the third month in a row where specs have decreased. However, we all predicted the low rate of material out between vacations and productions slowly rolling out.
Between July 1st and July 31st, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs out. This is a decline from the specs out the previous month, but it was to be expected with many taking long-awaited vacations, coupled with the bottlenecking we’re seeing in the development chain. However, it’s not the drop-off we anticipated and is still on par with the past month’s numbers.
Between June 1st and June 30th, we tracked a total of 22 feature specs out. We’ve been coming from a steadily declining slump of material out, but June turned it around from May’s slow market. While not the highest number of features out this year, things are starting to mend.
Between May 1st and May 31st, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs out. We’ve seen a progressively steady decline of specs hitting the market since re-openings have started to rise. May marks the second lost number out, next to January. The more shocking number is that of the 19 feature specs out, only 2 have some type of attachment, with one additional spec from a past month selling in May.
Between April 1st and April 30th, we tracked a total of 22 feature specs out. While it’s a positive from last April, it’s continuing our steady decline of specs from the past couple of months. We’ve seen a 12% decrease in specs from March’s count. We’ve continued to decrease in specs since February, wherein in a traditional market, we’d see increases in April, a hot month for the material.
Between March 1st and March 31st, we tracked a total of 25 specs out. This marks a minimal 2.8% decrease in specs from February’s count. So, while March did not outperform February, we saw little drop-off between the months. Of the 25 specs out, 9 have some type of attachment.
Love is in the air as we reach what some believe to be the most romantic month of the year – February. Sure we had yet another impeachment trial, but from awkward online Hinge dates to sweet cards from Grandma, February is showing some promise on all fronts.
As feature screenwriters or television writers, we may be struggling to build a career during an unprecedented era, but I’d like to remind you of one thing: The era is unprecedented for the rest of the world too.
The television business is in a state of flux as the global COVID19 pandemic continues to claim lives and impact the economy worldwide. This is an update on the TV networks and studios in light of the current industry slowdown.
Matteson Perry’s THE CRUX is making waves this week with attention from major studios and agencies.
Oakhurst Entertainment and Gloria Sanchez Productions Unite for Randall Green’s Black List Spec CARTOON GIRL with Amanda Marsalis in Talks to Direct!
The temperature may be coming down as Fall rolls in, but that’s not stopping Bellevue Productions and Verve from burning up the market with Shawn Dwyer’s latest spec TEN YEARS GONE, as it heads into multiple territories all over town.
Netflix has acquired the new romantic comedy spec JUST. ONE. KISS from Launch Pad alum Dennis Curlett!
Just in time for the weekend the spec market is heating up once again as Verve and Romark Entertainment team up to take the new romantic comedy spec JUST. ONE. KISS to the market from writer Dennis Curlett.
With more than 403 signings, 134 projects set up, 61 writers staffed, 150 appearances on annual best of lists such as the Black List, Blood List, Hit List, and the Young & Hungry List, as well as 6 bidding wars, the Launch Pad Competition has become the premiere hub for Hollywood discovering new talent. We’re thrilled to see this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community!