2019 AICP Show Curatorial Committee Announced

Daniel Bergmann

Daniel Bergmann

selections for
“the most important
advertising showcase
in the U.S.”
will be preserved in
The Museum of Modern Art

Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, and Daniel Bergmann, Founder and President of global creative network Stink and the 2019 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, today announced the composition of the Show’s Curatorial Committee.

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Under the direction of Bergmann and Miller, the Curatorial Committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders from all disciplines that contribute to creating marketing in the motion image.

The Curatorial Committee is part of a bifurcated judging system, which begins with a series of judging panels from across the country, with experts in various fields judging work across the 23 categories in the Show. The Curatorial Committee serves as the final arbiter in the disposition of the Show, confirming eligibility and appropriateness to category.

The AICP Show, established in 1992, is the most important advertising showcase in the U.S. The AICP Next Awards, launched in 2007, highlights the winners of the 12 Next categories, which honor innovative marketing communications.

The AICP Show and The AICP Next Awards are preserved in The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film’s state of the art archives for future generations to study, and are available for use or exhibition by the museum’s curators.

All individual works and each year’s shows in their entirety can be viewed exclusively at www.aicpawards.com, the AICP Awards Archive website.

“One of the unique features of the AICP Show is the role played by the Curatorial Committee. The process these dedicated professionals undertakes is vital to the identity of the AICP Show,” notes Miller. “Having representatives of every craft that goes into making award-winning work together in one room informs their deliberations and leads to insightful discussions about what makes a particular piece stand out and achieve true greatness — and that’s what defines the work honored at the AICP Show.”

“I’m very much looking forward to working with this group as we review the shortlists of the AICP Show categories,” says Bergmann. “With a cross section of acknowledged leaders in their respective fields I am anticipating the conversation regarding the work will be smart, insightful and illuminating. And best of all, our results will be on display for all to see as we celebrate the honorees at The Museum of Modern Art.”

New at AICP
This year, the AICP Show has introduced several new developments: a category for Best New Director and the naming of a Marketer of the Year.

Entrants for the Best New Director award must have no more than two years professional experience in commercials/music videos. The work entered must be a commercial or music video that was commissioned by a client and can be for the international market.

The Marketer of the Year award will recognize the Brand / Advertiser that has made a significant impact on the commercial industry by bringing together collaborative teams to create marketing communications in the motion image that not only exemplify an understanding of the creative craft but also serves as an inspiration to their creative partners. The Show’s Curatorial Committee will determine the Marketer of the Year honoree, based on one or more pieces from all category shortlists.

Jeff Baron Managing Director, Stink | Ali Brown VP/Executive Producer, PRETTYBIRD | Wilson Brown Executive Creative Director/Partner, Antfood | Rich Carter Owner/Executive Producer, brother | Hannes Ciatti Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, JohnxHannes | Sally Ann Dale Chief Creation Officer, Droga5 | Benjamin Davies Executive Producer / Director of Development, Furlined | Martin De Thurah Director, Epoch | Angelo Ferrugio Head of Production, EA Games | Danielle Flagg Executive Creative Director, Arts & Letters | Yves Geleyn Director, Hornet; Lauren Greenfield, Director, Girl Culture Films | Katy Hornaday EVP/Executive Creative Director, Barkley | Jan Jacobs Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Johannes Leonardo | Tom Jucarone Partner/Mixer/Sound Designer, Sound Lounge | Peter Kain Executive Creative Director, BBDO | Ellen Kuras Director, The Corner Shop; Ari Kuschnir, Executive Producer/Founder, m ss ng p eces | Lisa Margulis Managing Director/Executive Producer | The Directors Bureau | Elad Marish Partner & Senior Producer, Swell Music + Sound | Charlie McBrearty Owner, Shortlist Management | Lisa Mehling President, Chelsea Pictures | Patrick Milling-Smith Co-Founder, SMUGGLER | Halle Petro Executive Creative Producer, Sonic Union | Rick Russell Founding Editor/CEO, Final Cut | Lora Schulson Di-rector of Production, 72andSunny | Robin Shenfield CEO, The Mill | Rebecca Skinner Managing Director/Executive Producer, Superprime | Liz Taylor Chief Creative Officer, FCB Chicago | Katie Turinski Editor, Exile | Mal Ward Managing Director/Partner, Arts & Sciences | Ari Weiss Chief Creative Officer, DDB

AICP Week, which launched in 2013, is anchored by the premieres of the AICP Show and the AICP Next Awards, as well as educational seminars and events highlighting creativity and mar-keting that take place at AICP Week Base Camp. | The AICP Next Awards will debut on June 4th at Tishman Auditorium, and the AICP Show premieres during a screening and gala at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on June 6th.

AICP Week is a celebration of creativity and thought leadership. The Week is anchored by the Premieres of The AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial, the latter culminating with the most anticipated celebration in the industry: The gala at the Museum of Mod-ern Art. Additionally, in each year, various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of mar-keting in the motion image are staged.

AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post production of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.

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