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.

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.