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Nat Geo, WE tv offering development funds for 2018 Summit Showdown

Realscreen Summit’s highly-anticipated live international pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, is back for 2018 and better than ever with the addition of two (2) $20,000 development deals up for grabs. Entries ...
November 29, 2017

Realscreen Summit’s highly-anticipated live international pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, is back for 2018 and better than ever with the addition of two (2) $20,000 development deals up for grabs.

Entries are now open for the Summit Showdown, where producers and content creators vie for the opportunity to pitch a new, not yet commissioned unscripted or non-fiction one-off program or series. This year, Realscreen is excited to announce the participation of network partners National Geographic and WE tv who will each offer one (1) USD$20,000 development deal to a winning project for their network. That means two lucky winners will be crowned at the live pitch competition taking place Tuesday, January 30 at Realscreen Summit.

In addition to the entry form which you can find here, entrants MUST submit a maximum three-minute video sizzle reel or pitch and a one-page paper pitch. Before submitting, entrants must read the creative brief for the network they want to be considered for, which you will also find via the entry form page.

Entries must be completed and sent no later than December 20, 2017 to be considered.

“We are thrilled that our partners at National Geographic Channel and WE tv have come forward with such generous prizing,” said Claire Macdonald, VP and publisher for Realscreen, in a statement. “The development deals on offer provide opportunities for the winners to drive their projects towards completion.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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