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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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