Cannes Lions announces Entertainment Lions + Entertainment Lions for Music jury members

Prasoon Joshi.jpgLions 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.

Asia is represented by six members with four on the Entertainment Lions jury including Ben Hartman, Managing Director, APAC, Octagon, Asia Pacific, Josh Black, CEO Content, GroupM Asia Pacific, Johnny Tan, Chief Creative Officer, BBH, China and Shailja Varghese, Head of Content Solutions, Brand New Media, SE Asia.

With Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Asia Pacific, CEO and CCO, India, McCann Worldgroup (pictured) and Toshihide Kimura, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan sitting on the Entertainment Lions for Music jury.
Says Terry Savage, chairman, Lions festivals: "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.

Says Rob Dembitz, head of Lions Entertainment: "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. Further information about the festival and how to register for attendance can be found at www.canneslions.com

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