Now that you’ve had a chance to look over the 2013 Hit List, let us break a couple things down for you!
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HIT LIST QUICKIES:
The number of votes cast for the Hit List has gone up almost 40% since 2010!
For the first time we had more than 400 individuals cast their votes for their favorite specs of the year!
THE WRITERS (We counted all writing pairs as one writer… sorry guys and gals):
72 of the writers on the 2013 Hit List have never been on a previous Hit List. That makes 84% of the list freshman!
10 of the writers on the 2013 Hit List had their second script (in a different year) on a Hit List. That makes 12% of the list Sophomores!
1 of the writers on the 2013 Hit List had their third script (in a different year) on a Hit List. A single Junior!
1 of the writers on the 2013 Hit List had their fourth script (in a different year) on a Hit List. A single senior!
31 of the writers on the 2013 Hit List also made this year’s Young & Hungry List.
There were 17 scripts written by more than one writer on the Hit List this year. That’s 20% of the scripts!
This year we also saw the first completely unrepresented script make The Hit List!
LET’S TALK AGENCIES:
For starters, in the four years we have been doing this list only one agency, UTA, has represented 10 or more scripts on the list every single year. In total, UTA has repped 55 specs that have been on the Hit Lists, totaling 15.4% of all specs on the Hit List. However, they are NOT the agency with the most specs ever on the list. That honor belongs to WME with 57 total specs, equaling 16.5%.
Verve is the only agency to have continuously positive growth over the four years of the Hit List. Their clients also made up 40% of this year’s top 10, and they hit double digits for the first time this year with 10 specs. That is double the amount they had on the list last year.
CAA got the most number of specs on the list this year for the second time, and they are one of two agencies that has ever gotten more than 20 specs on a single list. Not only that, but they also have the biggest growth from 2012 to 2013 with a 116% increase in specs on the list.
81% of the scripts this year were represented by at least one agent in comparison to 74% in 2010, 95% in 2011, and 88% in 2012.
The 3 agencies with the most clients on the Hit List represent 50% of the 2013 list.
There were 2 agencies who had a client on The Hit List for the first time.
14 of the specs on The Hit List have only one agent involved.
Adam Levine (Verve), Charles Ferraro (UTA), and Chris Ridenhour (APA) each separately teamed up with other agents or managers for 6 different specs on the Hit List.
AND NOW THE MANAGERS:
This year we saw the lowest number of unique management companies as representatives to Hit List writers and yet 92% of the scripts this year were represented by at least one manager in comparison to 86% in 2010, 86% in 2011, and 93% in 2012.
Kaplan/Perrone is the only management company to have positive growth over the past 4 years, while Madhouse Entertainment has the highest number of clients to make it on the hit lists. Madhouse has repped a total of 8% of writers to make the hit list.
Caliber Media Company represents 30% of the top 10 this year. That means 43% of their clients made the top 10!
The 5 management companies with the most clients on the Hit List represent 40% of the 2013 list.
The biggest increase from one year to the next belongs to New Wave Entertainment who saw a 700% increase from 2010 to 2011.
There were 4 management companies who had a client on The Hit List for the first time.
18 of the specs on The Hit List have only one manager involved.
Brooklyn Weaver (Energy Entertainment) teamed up with other agents or managers for 7 different specs on the Hit List, while Adam Kolbrenner (Madhouse Entertainment) teamed up with other agents or managers for 6 different specs on the Hit List.
TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN ONE
Verve and Kaplan/Perrone teamed up and represented 4 of the specs that made the list, as did WME and Energy Entertainment.
CAA has 13 of their clients specs on The Hit List with another company involved. APA has 11 and UTA 10.
Caliber Media Company and Kaplan/Perrone both have 3 of their clients specs on the list with no other company involved. CAA and DMG Entertainment both have 2.
Here are how the genres have broken down over the last 4 years –
20% Misc (made up of 12 different genres)
5% Misc (made up of 5 different genres)
19% Misc (made up of 7 different genres)
10% Misc (made of of 4 different genres)
The genres of horror, western, fantasy, romance, crime, supernatural, war, coming-of-age, biopic, historical, and mystery have never broken double digits on the list in any year. Over all four years those genres make up a TOTAL of 13% of all hit list scripts… combined.
We hope you enjoyed reading about these stats as much as we enjoyed compiling them, and that you found them as interesting as we did. See you next year with brand new figures and comparisons!