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Realscreen London’s Talpa Open Pitch names finalists

Six projects will be judged and critiqued by Talpa's creative team, as well as Talpa founder John de Mol, during a live pitching competition at Realscreen London on October 9.
September 18, 2014

The finalists for the 2014 Talpa Open Pitch, taking place at Realscreen London on October 9, have been announced.

Six projects will be judged and critiqued by Talpa’s creative team, as well as Talpa founder John de Mol, during a live pitching competition at the inaugural edition of Realscreen London on October 9.

Entrants were able to submit up to a maximum of five ideas for consideration to make the shortlist. The pitching hopefuls will compete live to obtain a development deal of up to £25,000 from Talpa Media.

“At Talpa, we are always on the lookout for the best creative ideas to turn into great television,” said Geertje Hoek, managing director of Talpa Content. “So we are very excited to see what will be presented during the Talpa Open Pitch at Realscreen London.”

The finalists – identified by name, company, and project name – are:

Charlie Clare/Casting House Ltd.: The Career Ladder; Be My Guest
Kelly Sallaway: Hungry Games
Rubén Figueirido Villen: The Telly
Jeremy Erlich: Ready. Set. Auction.
Christopher White/C Squared Entertainment: The Experience

The sold-out first edition of Realscreen London hits the Congress Centre in the British capital on October 8 and 9.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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