“Summit Showdown” opens 2015 call for entries

Those wishing to take part in the Realscreen Summit's popular pitch competition, formerly known as "So You Think You Can Pitch?", have until December 12 to submit entries.
October 27, 2014

“Summit Showdown,” the pitching competition formerly known as “So You Think You Can Pitch?”, is returning to the upcoming 2015 edition of the Realscreen Summit.

Those wishing to enter projects for consideration have until December 12, 2014 to submit work. Clips for pitches can be uploaded via the competition’s electronic entry form, which can be found here.

In the live pitching competition – always a standing room only session at the Summit – pitching hopefuls who have made it through a rigorous adjudication round compete to impress a host of distinguished network executive judges. Participants will be judged on the creativity and marketability of their concept, in addition to the quality and execution of their pitch.

Prizes will include custom music for the winning show courtesy of Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2016 Realscreen Summit, and an iPad Mini.

The January 2014 edition of the competition was won by Lunchbox Communications’ Dafna Yachin. The victory, for her prodco’s pitch for environmental series Hot Spots, marked two consecutive wins, coming after her victory the year prior for boxing docuseries The Stable.

The 2015 Realscreen Summit returns to the Washington Hilton in Washington DC from January 27-30. Click here for more details.

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