Summit ’14: H2 Development Lab winners named

Five winners of the inaugural competition, presented by A+E Networks' H2 and realscreen, were celebrated at the Summit's final session of today (January 27), with each receiving up to US$20,000 in development money.
January 27, 2014

Winners of the inaugural H2 Development Lab at the Realscreen Summit were announced at the final session of the Summit’s first full day of content.

The session, moderated by realscreen editor Barry Walsh, saw H2 programming head Paul Cabana, and VP of programming and development Mike Stiller, discuss their reasons for choosing the projects.

Meanwhile, Maria Awes, VP at Committee Films, and Stephen David, president of Stephen David Entertainment, discussed how their projects for the network – the series America Unearthed and the special The Men Who Built America respectively – developed from the original pitches to the final program.

The winners of the H2 Development Lab, receiving up to US$20,000 each in development money, are:

  • Dafna Yachin, Lunchbox Communications
  • Jonathan Santos, Three Pearls Productions
  • Ken Musen, C.2K Entertainment
  • Tom Leach, Media RED Productions
  • Peter Marks, Peter Marks Productions
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.