Realscreen names “So You Think You Can Pitch” finalists

Four finalists will vie for prizes including custom music scoring from Vanacore Music at the Summit's ever-popular pitching competition, taking place on Tuesday, January 28.
January 20, 2014

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 2014 Realscreen Summit, taking place on January 28 and presented in association with Vanacore Music.

Producers of the final four will present the projects in pitches before a panel of industry judges, including Cori Abraham, SVP, development and international for Oxygen; Lauren Gellert, SVP, original production and development for WE tv; Matt Hanna, head of original programming for Esquire Network; and Debbie Myers, GM and EVP, Science Channel. The pitch competition will be hosted by Jack Osbourne, executive producer at Schweet Entertainment and television host (Syfy’s Haunted Highway).

The four projects chosen to compete were selected in an initial round of judging by members of the production team behind the Realscreen Summit in which scores of submissions were viewed. Prizes for the winning pitch will include a pass to the 2015 Realscreen Summit, and from Vanacore Music, a Grand Prize package of custom music and scoring for the winner’s show, including scoring for a sizzle reel and pilot, music supervision, 10 custom tracks and full access to Vanacore’s music library.

The four projects are:

Psychic Surprise from Hatch Entertainment (Sydney, AUS)

Fansanity from Sota Pop Productions (Eden Prairie, MN)

Hot Spots: The Race to Save the Planet from Lunchbox Communications (Philadelphia, PA)

The Misfit Economy from Daydream Reels (Arlington, VA)

Good luck to all of the finalists.

About The Author
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.