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Spec Scripts that Hit in December 2022
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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.

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SANTA CON
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Verve & Brillstein Entertainment are out with SANTA CON by Peter Hoare. Set during Santa Con, Manhattan’s annual city-wide Christmas….

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THE GET BACK
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Verve is out with THE GET BACK by Chris Bruno & Dave Lee. Drowning under the weight of their collective debt, a millennial group of New York City roommates decides….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in November 2022
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Between November 1st and November 30th, we tracked a total of 17 new feature specs on the market. Though it’s not the lowest volume of content in a single month this year, it marks the lowest since August 2022.

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THE HEAP
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Verve is out with THE HEAP by Jessica Chou. In a dystopic society built on garbage, two female indentured assassins must fight for their….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in October 2022
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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.

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BEAT ‘EM UP
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Verve is out with BEAT ‘EM UP by Brent Dillon. Described as in the vein of JOHN WICK meets WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT.

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BLACK KITE
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Verve is out with BLACK KITE by Dan Bulla. After a devastating wildfire, a brilliant-but-cynical fire investigator meets a determined mother who shows him he’s not just looking for….

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BASH
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Verve is out with BASH by Brendan Galbreath. In 1998, two titans became household names as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa faced off to tackle the Major League Home Run Record, rejuvenating the sport in the process. Watching alongside millions of Americans is AP reporter Steve Wilstein who begins to question….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in September 2022
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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.

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THE DEMOLITION EXPERT
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Sugar23 is out with THE DEMOLITION EXPERT by Colin Bannon. Blasting out of prison after being double-crossed by the Mastermind of a heist, a Demolition Expert uses his genius with explosives to enact revenge on the Caper Crew who….

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THREE TRIPS TO THE LAKE
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Verve and Writ Large are out with THREE TRIPS TO THE LAKE by Alex McAulay. A male bonding camping trip between an estranged father and his teenage son takes a dark turn when….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in August 2022
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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.

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ENIGMA
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Thunder Road Pictures picked up ENIGMA by Kat Wood. A British spy has to hide a dangerous artifact and hide it so….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in July 2022
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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.

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THE RIDGE
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Verve & Romark are out with THE RIDGE by Liz Storm. When a new mom and her toddler are stranded in the remote wilderness, they must overcome the elements and the scars of….

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Spec Scripts that Hit in June 2022
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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.

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IN SHADOWS
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Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment is out with IN SHADOWS by Alex Pastor & David Pastor. After being released from his 20-year sentence, Jason Fagan must confront the childhood trauma haunting him…

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FEROCIOUS
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Housefire Management is out with FEROCIOUS by Marc Bloom. A team of financially desperate hotel employees embark on a deadly treasure hunt to recover priceless diamonds from…

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Spec Scripts that Hit in May 2022
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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.

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REMATCH
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Verve is out with REMATCH by Jon Silberman & Josh Silberman. Twenty years after defeating his bully at a college party, David is now a divorced, out-of-shape MMA supply shop owner, struggling to keep his business afloat…

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Spec Scripts that Hit in March 2022
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March is usually the month we see the market start to defrost and kick into high gear. Instead, the month stayed on course and went out with the exact same about as February. Between March 1st and March 31st 2022, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs hitting the market. Of these specs, 5 have some type of attachment. So, we’re seeing an even split between February and March, but with the market primed, it plays like a smaller month than anticipated.

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Spec Scripts that Hit in February 2022
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Between February 1st and February 28th, we tracked a total of 19 feature specs hitting the market. That is quite the jump in numbers compared to last month. Of the 19 specs out, 5 have some type of attachment. So, while some really strong material hit the market, the heat is still working at finding a home.

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IKEAVILLE
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Verve is out with IKEAVILLE by Mike Vukadinovich. Gulliver attempts to create a utopian society in the store as the outside world grows more violent.

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BLOOD COUNT
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Paramount Pictures picked up BLOOD COUNT by Peter Ramsey. Described as a film noir social thriller set in 1950s L.A. with supernatural elements.

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Spec Scripts that Hit in January 2022
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Between January 1st and January 31st, 2022, we tracked a total of 11 new feature specs hitting the market. Compared to last month, we are seeing a 15% decrease in the material out. That is fairly standard for the time of the year, thanks to the holidays. In terms of successes, of the 11 specs out, 4 have some type of attachment.

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