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NXT STAGE Awards Grants Final Call Extension


The inaugural Film Advertising Craft Awards has extended the deadline for entries until Tuesday 14th August

NXT STAGE Awards Grants Final Call Extension


The NXT STAGE Hollywood International Awards, a global competition honoring creative excellence and innovation in advertising, announced today in order to ensure worldwide agencies have the opportunity to submit their work for the inaugural Film Advertising Craft Awards, we have extended the deadline until Tuesday, August 14th. This will be the FINAL deadline.
The awards competition and festival will be held in conjunction with the 16th annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) September 11, 2012.

“Our list of jurors and participating companies is evidence that NXT STAGE Hollywood International Awards is gaining importance in the creative industry,” said Robert Arentz, founder of NXT STAGE. “We reached out to leaders in their respective fields who share an understanding of the rapidly changing dynamics in the industry, and who continue to inspire others to create great work.”

The first advertising awards event of its kind in Hollywood, NXT STAGE Hollywood International Awards focuses on the intersection between advertising and entertainment in today’s multi-platform world.  The Film Advertising Craft portion presents awards in such categories as Best Direction, Best Production, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. It also includes a New Directors Showcase featuring the work of the industry’s most promising young talent. Deadlines and entry requirements are available at 
Film Advertising Craft Awards and New Directors Showcase Jury

- Georges Bermann, Founder – Partizan
- Pelle Nilsson, Founding Partner/Exec. Producer - B-Reel

- Ralph Laucella, Executive Producer - O Positive

- Emmanuel Saccoccini, Executive Producer - unit9
- Brian Latt, Managing Director - Tool of North America

- Tom Dunlap, Executive Producer - RSA Films

- Chia Tucker, Head of Sales – Gorgeous

- Danielle Peretz, Executive Producer - Anonymous Content

- Tom Gibson, General Manager - Film Construction

- Cole Webley, Director - Über Content
- Georgie MacEchern, Head of Sales & PR – Stink

- Joby Barnhart, Executive Producer – Rabbit

- Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Executive Producer/Partner - Park Pictures
- Kalle Hellzen, Creative Director – ACNE
- Jerry Solomon, Managing Partner – Epoch Films
- Jennifer Barrons, Partner/Exec. Producer - Rattling Stick
- Ali Brown, Executive Producer – PrettyBird

- Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer – Station Film

- Aaron Duffy, Partner/Creative Director - 1st Ave Machine
- Jason Harris, President/CEO – Mekanism
- Dan Levinson, Partner/Exec. Producer - Moxie Pictures

- Gina Zapata, Executive Producer - Wondros

- Francois Chilot, President – Les Producers
- Jasper Thomlinson, Executive Producer - Caviar
- Jonathan Hills, Founder / ECD - Domani Studios
- Todd Hunter, Brand Agent – Creative Artists Agency
- Kevin Byrne, Managing Partner / EP – Hungry Man
- Allison Kunzman, Executive Producer - Smuggler
Film Advertising Craft Categories
- Grand Jury
- Best Foreign Commercial
- Best Direction
- Best Production
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Copywriting
- Best Production
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Animation
- Best Music
- Best Sound Design
- Best Acting Performance
- New Directors Showcase



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