Thursday, July 12, 2012

NXT STAGE Hollywood Appoints Jury for Creative Commercial Art & Technique Awards

Advertising competition and New Directors Showcase slated for September 11 in tandem with LA Shorts Fest.

Hollywood NXT STAGE has appointed a panel of judges for its first-annual NXT STAGE Hollywood International Creative Commercial Art & Technique Awards, a global competition honoring creative excellence and innovation in advertising.

Judges include directors, creative directors and producers from some of the industry’s most successful commercial production companies, including Partizan, RSA Films, Moxie Pictures and Anonymous Content. The awards competition and festival will be held in conjunction with the 16th annual Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) on September 11, 2012 at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theatres in North Hollywood.

“Our list of jurors and participating companies is evidence that NXT STAGE Hollywood 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 competition of its kind in Hollywood, the NXT STAGE Hollywood International Creative Commercial Art & Technique Awards focuses on the intersection between advertising and entertainment in today’s multi-platform world.  Awards will be presented for Best Direction, Best Production, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and more than a dozen other categories. The event will also also includes a New Directors Showcase featuring the work of the industry’s most promising young talent.

NXT STAGE is also the producer of the NXT STAGE Hollywood International Advertising Awards, held last March. That event included three distinct awards competitions in Advertising, Entertainment Marketing and Branded Entertainment.

Deadlines and entry requirements for The NXT STAGE Hollywood International Creative Commercial Art & Technique Awards are available at http://www.nxtstage.net/content.asp?PageID=148

The NXT STAGE Hollywood International Creative Commercial Art & Technique Awards and New Directors Showcase Jury Members:

  • 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


 

Creative Commercial Art and Technique 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


About The NXT STAGE Hollywood International Advertising Awards

NXT STAGE Hollywood International Advertising Awards is the first advertising awards event of its kind in Hollywood, the entertainment capital, to focus on the intersection between advertising and entertainment in today’s multi-platform world.  Judging is done by a diverse group of worldwide industry experts from the entertainment, production and advertising industries.  NXT STAGE strives to be a truly global competition by recognizing work from foreign countries by taking into account each cultures unique communication. For more information visit http://www.nxtstage.net

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