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Realscreen Summit Showdown opens call for entries; A&E, HGTV return to contest

Realscreen Summit’s highly anticipated live international pitch competition is returning with two US$20,000 development deals up for grabs in the 2022 competition. Entries are now open for the Summit Showdown, where ...
October 6, 2021

Realscreen Summit’s highly anticipated live international pitch competition is returning with two US$20,000 development deals up for grabs in the 2022 competition.

Entries are now open for the Summit Showdown, where producers and content creators vie for the opportunity to pitch a new, not yet commissioned, unscripted or non-fiction one-off program or series. This time, A&E and HGTV return as supporting networks and will each provide one (1) $20,000 development deal to a winning project for their respective network. One winner for each network will be crowned at the live pitch competition taking place Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Realscreen Summit, held in person at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

In addition to the entry form, entrants must submit a signed submission release form, a three-minute video sizzle reel or pitch, and a one-page paper pitch. Before submitting, entrants must also read the creative brief for the network they want to be considered for. You can find those briefs here.

Participants in the Summit Showdown must be registered for Realscreen Summit 2022 to enter the competition. Deadline for entries is Friday, December 3, 2021.

Winners at the 2020 Summit Showdown were Cow Lamp Films’ Lilly Warren for the project Uncoiled and MX2 Productions’ Chris Wilson for Million Dollar Mansion.

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