Meet the Selection Jury for the 2011 Ad Community Shorts Program
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2012... Send in your film!
We've assembled an all-star jury of top professionals in the advertising
and commercial production community to help us determine this year's shorts program. Here is the lineup they selected for last year's program... have you sent your film yet?
Say hello to the 2011 jury!
Cliff Grant, Executive Producer, STORY
Tom Fletcher, Owner/VP of Marketing, Fletcher Camera & Lenses
Julio Desir, Creative Director, Desir Creative
Mike Gullickson, Vice President, Chicago Recording Company
Dennis Ryan, Chief Creative Officer, Olson (Minnesota)
Rowley Samuel, EVP/ Head of Integrated Production, Energy BBDO
Michael Starcevich, VP/Creative Director, The Second City
Melissa Thornley, Executive Producer, Beast
Vincent Geraghty, SVP/ Content Architect, Leo Burnett
John Noble, Executive Producer
Mike Diedrich, Executive Producer, Ogilvy & Mather
Ed Amaya, Producer, 59 Films
David Axelbaum, Owner/Sound Designer, Airstream Audio
Michael Rafayko, VP/Executive Producer, Digitas
Kari Hess, Director, Midwest Region, AbelCine
Mitch Apley, Manager of Integrated Production, Abelson Taylor
Mariana Perin, Associate Producer, Energy BBDO
Mike McNamara, Festival Director, Midwest Independent Film Festival
Andrew Schneider, Publisher, Screen Magazine
Karen G. Smith, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Kipp Christiansen, Executive Producer, Optimus
David O'Connor, Owner/Casting Director, O'Connor Casting
Chris Rossiter, Executive Director of Production, Leo Burnett
Larry August, Executive Producer, Avalon Films (Michigan)
Kevin Thoem, Group Creative Director, McGarry Bowen
Debra Amsden, VP/ Director of Production, Burrell
Bill Mericle, Executive Creative Director, Euro RSCG
Ron Lazzeretti, Director, 59 Films
If you have any questions or comments about the upcoming film program, please contact Director of Programming Mike McNamara at email@example.com or 773-398-0021.
Sponsors for this landmark event include AICP Midwest, One at Optimus, Chicago Recording Company, Resolution Digital Studios, O'Connor Casting, Beast Editorial, SCREEN Magazine, 59 Films, Airstream Audio and Fletcher Camera & Lenses!
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