Jack Osbourne returns to host Summit pitch contest

Those planning on entering the Realscreen Summit's revamped international pitch competition, The Summit Showdown, have until December 12, 2014 to enter.
November 20, 2014

Unscripted television star, director and producer Jack Osbourne will return to the host’s podium for the Realscreen Summit’s popular international pitch competition, The Summit Showdown.

Most recently an executive producer with Schweet Entertainment, Osbourne also hosted last year’s edition of the competition. Recent television projects have included co-hosting Syfy’s Haunted Highway and exec producing Nat Geo Wild’s Alpha Dogs. He also took on producer and director roles for a documentary about his father, with God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.

He and his family recently made the news via reports that The Osbournes, the popular docuseries that originally ran on MTV, is being revived by Viacom sister network VH1.

This year’s Summit Showdown will see a judging roster that includes Ross Babbit, senior VP of programming and development for Travel Channel; Mary Donahue, senior VP of non-fiction programming for Lifetime; Alan Eyres, senior VP of programming and development for National Geographic Channel; and Marissa Ronca, senior VP of development and original programming for TruTV.

Pitching hopefuls who have made it through a rigorous adjudication round will go head-to-head to impress our host of distinguished judges with their new concept for an unscripted/non-fiction series or non-fiction documentary/one-off in this interactive competition, always a standing-room only favorite at the Summit. Live participants will be judged on the creativity and marketability of their concept in addition to the quality and execution of their pitch. The Grand Prize package includes custom music for the winning show by Vanacore Music, a pass to the 2016 Realscreen Summit and an iPad Mini.

To help ensure this year’s winner of the Summit Showdown becomes a huge success, Vanacore Music is giving the winner full access to the Vanacore music library, music supervision and 10 custom tracks produced by their award-winning composers and tailored specifically for the winning entrant’s next sizzle or pilot.

To enter, complete the entry form here no later than Friday, December 12, 2014. Good luck!

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