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Cannes Lions Announces Lions Entertainment Juries


Event encompasses how content is incorporated into mainstream culture through effective storytelling

Cannes Lions Announces Lions Entertainment Juries

Lions Entertainment, the new specialist event dedicated to unskippable creativity at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has today announced the jury members for the Entertainment Lions and the Entertainment Lions for Music.

Bringing together brands and creators, the event encompasses how content is incorporated into mainstream culture through effective storytelling and compelling content.

Commenting on the announcement, Terry Savage, Chairman, Lions festivals said, “In the inaugural year of Lions Entertainment we have combined creative pioneers across the spectrum of music, sport, gaming and talent with specialists in the industry to get the widest range of perspectives. We’ve seen again and again how important it is to create content that integrates into the lives of consumers instead of interrupting and these juries will be looking to award work that cuts through, sets standards and resets the discussion.”

The 2016 Lions Entertainment juries are as follows:

Entertainment Lions Jury

Jae Goodman, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Head, CAA Marketing, Global – Jury President

Ben Hartman, Managing Director, APAC, Octagon, Asia Pacific

Josh Black, CEO Content, GroupM Asia Pacific

Simon Langley, Executive Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson, Australia

Tadeu Jungle, Director, Academia De Filmes, Brazil

Johnny Tan, Chief Creative Officer, BBH, China

Anahita Kheder, Senior Vice President – Middle East, Africa, SE Europe, Freemantle Media International, Dubai

Louise Johnson, Managing Director, FUSE EMEA

Pascal Becleur, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP, Global

Laurent Janneau, Global Brand Creative Director, Netflix, Global

Izabela Derda, Head of Entertainment and Content, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Poland

Stuart Harkness, Executive Creative Director, 72&Sunny, The Netherlands

Jessica Thomas, Commercial Department Co-Head / Partner, WME / IMG, USA

Rob Troy, Chief Creative Officer, Ant Farm, USA

Teddy Lynn, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, USA

Dave Roberts, Deputy Managing Director & Head of Entertainment, M&C Saatchi Sports & Entertainment, UK

Scott Duchon, Chief Creative Officer, Twofifteenmccann, USA

Kirstin Patrick, Chief Marketing Officer, PEPSI at PepsiCo, USA

David Rolfe, EVP, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO NY, USA

Shailja Varghese, Head of Content Solutions, Brand New Media, SE Asia 

Entertainment Lions for Music Jury

Josh Rabinowitz, EVP, Director of Music, Grey Group, USA – Jury President 

Roberta Medina, Vice President, Rock World, SA / Rock in Rio, Brazil

Kenna, Musician, Creative Director, Global 

Omar Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, Beats by Dr. Dre, Global 

Olivier Robert-Murphy, Global Head of New Business, Universal Music Group, Global 

Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Asia Pacific, CEO and CCO, India, McCann Worldgroup 

Toshihide Kimura, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Paul Brazier, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, AMV BBDO, UK 

Marcie Allen, President and Founder, Mac Presents, USA 

Peggy Walter, VP, Director of Celebrity Services, Leo Burnett, USA

Evolving from the Branded Content & Entertainment Lions, the Entertainment Lions will honour work that has turned content into culture, while the Entertainment Lions for Music celebrate how integral music is to effective branded content.

Rob Dembitz, Head of Lions Entertainment added, “It’s exciting to welcome so much new talent not only to the Jury but also to the speaking stages of Lions Entertainment. We also look forward to meeting many new companies in Cannes this summer as well”.

Taking place on 23-24 June, Lions Entertainment is part of the overall programme of the Cannes Lions Festival running from 18-25 June. 

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