I’m planning to cross-post the free editions of my Getting to Greenlight newsletter so if you’re not interested in subscribing you’ll at least be able to see what I’m doing over there. Yesterday, though, I published one that’s a bit too long and involved to repost here. Here’s a link to the page instead:

Case Study: Blumhouse’s Secret Formula For Making Hit Movies

In a nutshell, a couple of months before the pandemic I spent some time absorbing a bunch of Jason Blum’s podcast interviews from 2015 through 2019 in hopes of discovering whether his company has a “secret formula for picking hit movies.” I did (they do), and I wrote up a mini-case study for my Slated colleagues.

The above Substack post is an adaptation of that paper. Hope it’s helpful.

Damn, Hollywood. This isn’t exactly how we’d hoped to reboot the Scoggins Report.

In a perfect world there’d be a couple dozen or so spec sales to discuss by this point in the Spring Selling Season, not to mention a handful of seven figure deals pointing to a renewed interest in original material all over town, and screenwriting careers getting jumpstarted left and right.

This is not a perfect world. By a lot.

As is our way, we found a sliver of a silver lining and pointed it out at the end of the introduction of the Scorecard. But we’d be the first to say we’re whistling in the dark.

Keep the faith, Hollywood. And click anywhere in the box below to view and/or download the PDF.

Year three of our annual pilot season one-shot, assembled by the crack team of Cindy and Landon. The analysis was particularly insightful (if I say so myself), thanks to having three years of numbers to play with; if I had to choose, I’d say this is the single strongest edition of The Scoggins Report we’ve ever published.

Click anywhere in the box below to view and/or download the PDF.

Full credit goes to Cindy Kaplan for pitching and doing all the legwork to pull the Pilot Season Scorecard editions of The Scoggins Report together. This was the 2nd year we compiled it, and as we made clear in the intro, comparing year-over-year numbers made our hearts sing.

Click anywhere in the box below to view and/or download the PDF.

Jason Scoggins

EVP, Head of Business Development, Slated

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