Osbourne to host “So You Think You Can Pitch?”

Schweet Entertainment EP Jack Osbourne (pictured) has been tapped to host the 2014 edition of "So You Think You Can Pitch?", the Realscreen Summit's annual pitching contest.
December 12, 2013

Schweet Entertainment EP Jack Osbourne (pictured) has been tapped to host the 2014 edition of So You Think You Can Pitch?, the Realscreen Summit’s annual pitching contest.

This year’s contest will see a judging line-up that includes Oxygen’s senior VP of development and international Cori Abraham, WE TV’s senior VP of production and development Lauren Gellert, and Esquire Network’s head of original programming Matt Hanna. More judges are to be announced soon.

Those wishing to enter projects for consideration have until January 3, 2014, to submit. Clips for pitches can be submitted either electronically or via mail, on DVD. Clips sent electronically can be uploaded via the competition’s electronic entry form, which can be found here.

The session, always a standing-room only favorite at the Summit, is sponsored by Vanacore Music. The Grand Prize package includes custom music and scoring for the winning show by Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2015 Realscreen Summit and an iPad Mini.

In addition to the scoring and sizzle reel for the pilot, this Grand Prize package includes music supervision along with 10 custom tracks and full access to Vanacore’s 10,000+ track music library.

Previous winners of the contest have included Jason Osder’s Tribeca-winning and IDA-nominated doc Let the Fire Burn.

The news comes as the Realscreen Summit moves to a new, larger venue – the Washington Hilton – for 2014. The event takes place from January 26-29.

To read more about last year’s competition, which was won by Lunchbox Communications’ boxing docuseries The Stable, click here.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.