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Our Mission

Our mission is to be the best place to discover and promote the highest-quality screenplays, both on and off the market.

That's pretty bold, we know, but we've come up with an innovative way to get there. We've built a first-of-its-kind coverage library, developed a screenplay scoring system called the Spec Scout Score, and we've rolled everything up into a website designed to meet the needs of entertainment industry pros. We aim to promote the best material, whether it's already circulating Hollywood or has been submitted by aspiring screenwriters.

The result is a new level of transparency for the spec market, a level playing field for screenwriters, and a brand new way for aspiring writers to break into the business.



Greg Gertmenian has the herculean task of training, managing and supervising our reader corps, which includes responsibility for maintaining the quality of our coverage and delivering it to our clients. Independently, he produces both features and digital content. His short BALROG: BEHIND THE GLORY, debuted at EVO 2011 and was one of the most-favorited films on YouTube the week of its release. Other projects include the thriller NOSTALGIA, which received funding from New Filmmakers LA, THE AUDITION ROOM, which featured guest stars like Kyle Mooney (SNL, Hello Ladies), Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland, The Killing), and Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands, Picket Fences) and THE HAIRCUT (Bailey Noble, Molly Quinn), which debuted at AFI Fest in 2014.

Tim Lambert is the driving force behind the technology of the site and its underlying platform. When he's not working with javascript, he's generally working with film scripts. Tim has worked in the development departments of Spyglass Entertainment, Ithaca Films, Twenty Two Productions, Teatown Communications Group, and Goldcrest. After graduating from Cornell University, Tim moved to New York City where he produced television commercials and supervised multi-million dollar media buys. Seeking warmer winters and a career focused on scripts and technology, Tim moved to Los Angeles and founded Abbot Entertainment.

Jason Scoggins brings well over a decade of entertainment industry entrepreneurship to Spec Scout. In addition to boots-on-the-ground experience as a TV Lit agent (at Gersh and Writers & Artists) and feature lit manager (at Protocol and Eureka Canyon), he founded ItsontheGrid.com, the feature film database company he sold to TheWrap.com in 2011. His weekly film development newsletter, the Scoggins Report, has been a spec market staple since early 2009 and currently goes out to over 6,000 industry executives and creatives.




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