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Finalists chosen for Summit Showdown

Four projects will go head-to-head before a panel of unscripted programming execs in a live pitch competition at the Realscreen Summit, to be hosted by Jack Osbourne (pictured).
January 20, 2015

The four projects that will be presented before a panel of unscripted programming execs at the Realscreen Summit’s live pitch competition have been selected.

The upcoming Summit Showdown, taking place on Thursday, January 29 at 5 p.m. EST, will feature an international array of projects vying for a grand prize package including custom music for the winning show by Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2016 Realscreen Summit, and an iPad Mini.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
For a Few Degrees Less – Lucky You/Bonne Pioche
Hustler’s Den – Daydream Reels
I Want Your Vote – Gun Lake Pictures
Operation Resurrection – Infield Fly Productions

This year’s Summit Showdown will see a judging line-up that includes Ross Babbit, senior VP of programming and development for Travel Channel; Mary Donahue, senior VP of non-fiction programming for Lifetime; Alan Eyres, senior VP of programming and development for National Geographic Channel; and Marissa Ronca, senior VP of development and original programming for TruTV.

Pitching hopefuls who have made it through a rigorous adjudication round go head-to-head to impress our host of distinguished judges with their new concept for an unscripted/non-fiction series or non-fiction documentary/one-off in this interactive competition, always a standing-room only favorite at the Summit.

Live participants will be judged on the creativity and marketability of their concept in addition to the quality and execution of their pitch. This year, unscripted producer and television host Jack Osbourne (pictured above) returns to host the competition.

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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