Summit ’14: H2 Development Lab winners named

Five winners of the inaugural competition, presented by A+E Networks' H2 and realscreen, were celebrated at the Summit's final session of today (January 27), with each receiving up to US$20,000 in development money.
January 27, 2014

Winners of the inaugural H2 Development Lab at the Realscreen Summit were announced at the final session of the Summit’s first full day of content.

The session, moderated by realscreen editor Barry Walsh, saw H2 programming head Paul Cabana, and VP of programming and development Mike Stiller, discuss their reasons for choosing the projects.

Meanwhile, Maria Awes, VP at Committee Films, and Stephen David, president of Stephen David Entertainment, discussed how their projects for the network – the series America Unearthed and the special The Men Who Built America respectively – developed from the original pitches to the final program.

The winners of the H2 Development Lab, receiving up to US$20,000 each in development money, are:

  • Dafna Yachin, Lunchbox Communications
  • Jonathan Santos, Three Pearls Productions
  • Ken Musen, C.2K Entertainment
  • Tom Leach, Media RED Productions
  • Peter Marks, Peter Marks Productions
About The Author
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.