“So You Think You Can Pitch?” deadline extended

The deadline for submissions to the Realscreen Summit's live pitch competition has been extended to January 10, 2014.
January 3, 2014

The deadline for submissions to the Realscreen Summit’s live pitch competition, “So You Think You Can Pitch”, has been extended to January 10, 2014.

This year’s contest will see a judging line-up that includes Oxygen’s senior VP of development and international Cori Abraham, WE tv’s senior VP of production and development Lauren Gellert, Esquire Network’s head of original programming Matt Hanna, and Science Channel’s general manager and EVP, Debbie Myers. This year’s host is Schweet Entertainment exec producer and unscripted TV personality Jack Osbourne.
Clips for pitches can be submitted either electronically or via mail, on DVD. Clips sent electronically can be uploaded via the competition’s electronic entry form, found at If your clips exist on another site or platform, and you’d prefer to send links rather than upload clips, then please enter the links in the “brief point form description of project” field.

The session, always a standing-room only favorite at the Summit, is sponsored by Vanacore Music. The Grand Prize package includes custom music and scoring for the winning show by Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2015 Realscreen Summit and an iPad Mini.

In addition to the scoring and sizzle reel for the pilot, this Grand Prize package includes music supervision along with 10 custom tracks and full access to Vanacore’s 10,000+ track music library.

Previous winners of the contest have included Jason Osder’s Tribeca-winning and IDA-nominated doc Let the Fire Burn.

The news comes as the Realscreen Summit moves to a new, larger venue – the Washington Hilton. The event takes place from January 26-29, and “So You Think You Can Pitch” takes place on Tuesday, January 28, at 5 p.m.

Good luck!



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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.