Unscripted

Summit Showdown reveals finalists

The finalists for the Realscreen Summit’s annual live pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, have been chosen. At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday and hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil ...
January 18, 2019

The finalists for the Realscreen Summit’s annual live pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, have been chosen.

At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday and hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan, January 28 during the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, producers and content creators will vie for the opportunity to pitch a new, not yet commissioned unscripted or non-fiction one-off program or series.

This year, the Showdown’s supporting network partners will be A&E and WE tv, who will each provide one US$20,000 development deal to a winning project for their network. One winner for each network will be crowned at the live pitch competition.

The finalists are (projects and production companies):

For A&E:
El Dorado Arkansas – The Content Farm
Executive Con – PartyPit Productions
Flipping RAW – BluEdge Pictures

For WE tv:
High Risk Mom – Dog House Pictures
Passion For the Truth – Manage Me Prod, LLC.
Crazy For the Crown – Crazy For The Crown Productions

The 2019 Summit Showdown is presented in partnership with West One Music Group, who will provide the Grand Prize winners of the competition with an exclusive custom theme song and blanket library package for their show. In addition to creating the title track for the pilot, West One will provide music direction and full access to their award-winning library of more than 50,000 tracks.

For more information on the Realscreen Summit, click here.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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