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Between December 1st and December 31st, we tracked a total of 10 new feature specs on the market. This marks the lowest volume of specs out in a single month, and if that surprises you, you probably thought “Puss in Boots” would beat “Avatar” at the box office.
Between October 1st and October 31st, we tracked a total of 23 new feature specs hitting the market. It makes a tie for second-most specs out in a single month, matching June, and just one spec shy from first place. That title still belongs to September. As such, it makes a 4.1% decrease in specs from last month. Of the 23 new feature specs, only 4 have some type of attachment that we’ve tracked.
Bellevue Productions is out with THE CURSED PATH by Barry Battles & Nir Paniry. When their community is cursed with a devastating plague, the elders of a Colonial New England town – a town with a dark history of persecuting and executing witches – summon a witch to help….
Between September 1st and September 30th, we tracked 24 new feature specs hitting the market. However, of all this material only 4 have some type of attachment which we have tracked. Let’s not detract from the fact this is a 41.1% increase in material from last month. This marks the highest number of specs in a single month, beating out June which saw 23 new specs hit.
Between August 1st and August 31st, we tracked 17 new feature specs hot out of Final Draft. 3 of them have some type of attachment, while 1 is reported to have sold that was previously out in 2021 (more on that spec later). That brings our total count of specs with attachments up to 4. This marks a 23% decrease in specs from July, and a 26% drop off from June. How the year has been shaping up, August has turned over some fairly better numbers than anticipated.
Between July 1st and July 31st, we tracked 22 new feature specs hitting the market, with only 4 having some type of attachment. Surprisingly, this is only a 4.3% decrease in specs from June. June saw a monstrous uptick in specs from the rest of the year, so it looks like we’re holding steady for the summer. Still, July didn’t beat out the record high for the year but came quite close to it.
Between June 1st and June 30th, we tracked 23 new feature specs hitting the market, with 6 having some type of attachment. However, one spec made waves that hit the market some time ago, bringing our total success up to 7 (more on that spec later). That is a 43.75% increase in specs from last month. Not only that, but this is the highest number of specs in a single month all year.
Between May 2022 and May 2021, there has been a 15.8% decrease in the material hitting the market. This gap has only continued to grow in past years. Dating at its peak, 2019 saw 33 specs out in a single month. Comparing that to now, that is nearly a 51.5% drop-off. While materials have decreased, the success rates have seen a bit more of a u-shape in the last few years.
Between April 1st and April 30th, we tracked only 13 specs hitting the market. That is nearly a 31% decrease in specs out in comparison to March 2022. Though not the lowest volume out this year, it is certainly the lowest April in recent years (more on that soon). Of these 13 specs, 6 have some type of attachment, with one from January selling as well. That brings our total up to 7 successes of some type.
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