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Realscreen Summit Showdown 2022 unveils finalists

The participants in the upcoming Realscreen Summit Showdown, vying for development money from A&E and HGTV, have been chosen. Taking place at the Realscreen Summit in Dana Point, California on Tuesday, June ...
May 25, 2022

The participants in the upcoming Realscreen Summit Showdown, vying for development money from A&E and HGTV, have been chosen.

Taking place at the Realscreen Summit in Dana Point, California on Tuesday, June 7, the Summit Showdown will be hosted by television personality, designer and author Carson Kressley. Execs from supporting partners A&E and HGTV will be on hand to choose one winner for their respective networks, with the prize being a US$20,000 development deal for each winner.

The finalists who will be pitching to each network, and their projects, are as follows:

For A&E:
First Degree — Ocean Entertainment (Jennifer Comeau)
The Price You Pay — Tim Grady Films (Tim Grady & Frank Carlisi)
Raincoast Rescue — Studio BRB (Niamh Kennedy-North & Jenni Baynham)

For HGTV:
Earthships — Lottie Naughton-Rumbo
Filthy House Fix — Avanti Media Ltd (Emyr Afan)
Streamers — 3 Story Pictures Inc. (Ell McEachern)

For more information about the Realscreen Summit, visit the official site here.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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