StoryScout is a digital offering first introduced in 2018 by Hoffman’s company, Storied Media Group. The offering is digital but also backed by human curation and manual assessment of thousands of stories and articles reviewed each day by a team of readers and editors. “It’s a combination of new-school and old-school,” Hoffman told Deadline in an interview. The goal is to streamline the process of securing material for film and series adaptations, something with a heightened importance in a world where streaming is exploding across the world and demand for content is skyrocketing.
In a seller’s market like the one the industry is now experiencing, Hoffman said, StoryScout delivers “soup to nuts” service. It surfaces eligible material,