Realscreen Summit names pitch competition finalists

Five projects have been chosen for the upcoming "So You Think You Can Pitch?" competition at the Realscreen Summit, taking place in Washington DC from January 29 - February 1.
January 20, 2012

Five projects have been chosen as finalists to face off against each other at the upcoming “So You Think You Can Pitch?” competition at the Realscreen Summit, taking place on January 31.

Producers of the final five will present the projects in pitches before a panel of industry judges, including Simon Andreae, SVP development and production, West Coast, for Discovery Channel; Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt, SVP of global development and production for National Geographic Channel; Gary Lico, president and CEO of CABLEready; and Brandon Riegg,vice president, alternative programming & development, NBC and Universal Television.

The five projects chosen to compete were selected in an initial round of judging by the editorial team at realscreen in which scores of submissions were viewed. Prizes for the winning pitch will include a pass to the 2013 Realscreen Summit, a one-year subscription to CableU and a GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera.

The five projects which will compete at the session, and their production teams, are:

Dreamakers – Sloane Cooper Development

Reset – Sell Your TV Concept Now Inc

Frogwomen – WarFront Real Productions

Under Pressure: Chino Prison Divers – Dunn Media

We the People – Sprocket Science

“So You Think You Can Pitch?” is sponsored by CABLEready and will be hosted by Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal). The Realscreen Summit takes place from January 29-February 1.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.