Unscripted

Summit Showdown reveals finalists

The finalists for the Realscreen Summit’s annual live pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, have been chosen. At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday and hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil ...
January 18, 2019

The finalists for the Realscreen Summit’s annual live pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, have been chosen.

At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday and hosted by The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan, January 28 during the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, producers and content creators will vie for the opportunity to pitch a new, not yet commissioned unscripted or non-fiction one-off program or series.

This year, the Showdown’s supporting network partners will be A&E and WE tv, who will each provide one US$20,000 development deal to a winning project for their network. One winner for each network will be crowned at the live pitch competition.

The finalists are (projects and production companies):

For A&E:
El Dorado Arkansas – The Content Farm
Executive Con – PartyPit Productions
Flipping RAW – BluEdge Pictures

For WE tv:
High Risk Mom – Dog House Pictures
Passion For the Truth – Manage Me Prod, LLC.
Crazy For the Crown – Crazy For The Crown Productions

The 2019 Summit Showdown is presented in partnership with West One Music Group, who will provide the Grand Prize winners of the competition with an exclusive custom theme song and blanket library package for their show. In addition to creating the title track for the pilot, West One will provide music direction and full access to their award-winning library of more than 50,000 tracks.

For more information on the Realscreen Summit, 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 HMV.com. 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.

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