Finalists chosen for Summit pitching competition

Four projects have been chosen to take part in the upcoming "So You Think You Can Pitch?" competition taking place at the Realscreen Summit on January 29.
January 23, 2013

Four projects have been chosen as finalists to face off against each other at the upcoming “So You Think You Can Pitch?” competition at the 2013 Realscreen Summit, taking place on January 29 and presented in association with CABLEready.

Producers of the final four will present the projects in pitches before a panel of industry judges, including Nancy Daniels, EVP, production and development, for Discovery Channel; Tim Duffy, SVP of original series for Spike TV; Robert Sharenow, EVP, programming for Lifetime Networks ; and Andy Singer, GM, Travel Channel. The pitch competition will be hosted by Phil Keoghan, author and host/co-executive producer of CBS’ The Amazing Race.

The four projects chosen to compete were selected in an initial round of judging by members of the editorial team at realscreen in which scores of submissions were viewed. Prizes for the winning pitch will include a pass to the 2014 Realscreen Summit, a one-year subscription to CableU and a GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera.

The four projects are:

Sing It Away from 1820 Productions (Irving, TX)

Brian Johnson’s Highway to Hell from Back2Back Productions (Brighton, UK)

The Stable from Lunchbox Communications (Philadelphia, PA)

To Catch a Killer from Ocean Entertainment (Halifax, NS)

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.