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Realscreen’s Summit Showdown reveals finalists

The finalists for the upcoming Realscreen Summit’s annual live pitch competition, the Summit Showdown, have been chosen. At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday, January 27 during the Realscreen Summit ...
January 16, 2020

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

At the Summit Showdown, taking place on Monday, January 27 during the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans and hosted by broadcast journalist and television personality Michaela Pereira, 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 HGTV, 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.

And now, the finalists (companies and presenting producers):

For A&E:
Cow Lamp Films (Lilly Warren)
Mayhem Entertainment (Tyson Hepburn)
Modern Myth TV (M.J. Loheed)

For HGTV:
Matt Johnson
Loud and Original Content (John Lowe)
MX2 Productions (Frann Martin)

The 2020 Summit Showdown is presented in partnership with West One Music Group, who will provide the Grand Prize winners of the Summit Showdown 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 55,000 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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