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Summit Showdown: Int’l pitch competition opens for entries

Realscreen Summit’s highly anticipated live international pitch competition is back. Entries are now open for the Summit Showdown, where producers and content creators vie for the opportunity to pitch new, not yet ...
October 26, 2016

Realscreen Summit’s highly anticipated live international pitch competition is back.

Entries are now open for the Summit Showdown, where producers and content creators vie for the opportunity to pitch new, not yet commissioned concepts for an unscripted/non-fiction series or non-fiction documentary/one-off production in front of our distinguished judges at a live-pitch session scheduled to take place Jan. 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. during Realscreen Summit 2017.

Participants selected to compete in the live pitch will be provided a complimentary registration to Realscreen Summit 2017. Entrants must hold the intellectual property and rights to the pitched production to be eligible to enter.

Live pitch participants will be judged on the creativity and marketability of their concept in addition to the quality and execution of their pitch. Vanacore Music will give the grand prize winner of the Summit Showdown a custom music and scoring package for their show. In addition to scoring the sizzle reel through the pilot, Vanacore Music will provide music supervision, along with 10 custom tracks, and full access to their 20,000-plus award-winning music library.

Realscreen will provide the winner a pass to the 2018 Realscreen Summit as well as a GoPro HERO5 Session Waterproof 4K Sports & Helmet Camera.

Aaron Lewis from Brooklyn-based prodco ModernEpic was crowned winner of last year’s Summit Showdown, claiming the top prize for his documentary Very Messy and Very Beautiful, which shadows a young boy who undergoes experimental neurosurgery to treat a particularly violent case of Tourette’s syndrome.

To enter the 2017 Summit Showdown, complete the entry form online no later than Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Submissions will be accepted regardless of whether entrants are registered for Realscreen Summit.

Photo: 2016 Summit Showdown hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott; Winner Aaron Lewis (Very Messy and Very Beautiful); Sponsors Lee Vanacore and Areli Pena

 

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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