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Deadline for Summit Showdown entries approaching

The Realscreen Summit's ever-popular annual pitching competition, the Summit Showdown, returns in 2016, and potential pitchers have until this Friday - December 11, 2015 - to submit their entries. (Pictured: 2015 Summit Showdown winner, Laura Gamse)
December 9, 2015

The Realscreen Summit’s ever-popular annual pitching competition, the Summit Showdown, returns in 2016, and potential pitchers have until this Friday – December 11, 2015 – to submit their entries.

Clips for pitches can be uploaded via the competition’s electronic entry form, which can be found here.

The 2016 edition of the Summit Showdown, to held on February 1, will be hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott, co-founders and executive producers at Scott Brothers Entertainment and hosts of the international hit Property Brothers (airing in the U.S. on HGTV) as well as the series Brother vs. Brothers and Buying and Selling.

In this 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. This year’s roster of judges includes: Denise Contis, EVP of development and production at Discovery Channel; John MacDonald, EVP, head of women’s and family networks, Corus Entertainment; and Bob Tuschman, GM and SVP, programming, for Food Network. Another judge will be announced in the coming days.

Participants will be judged on the creativity and marketability of their concept, in addition to the quality and execution of their pitch.

The Grand Prize package includes custom music for the winning show by Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2017 Realscreen Summit and a GoPro HERO4 Session Waterproof HD Sports & Helmet Camera.

Vanacore Music will offer the winner full access to the Vanacore music library, music supervision and 10 custom tracks produced by their award-winning composers and tailored specifically for the winning entrant’s next sizzle or pilot.

Last year’s winner was Laura Gamse (pictured), for her project Hustler’s Den.

For more information on the 2016 Realscreen Summit, coming to Washington DC from January 31- February 3, click here.

(Photo by Rahoul Ghose)

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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