Curatorial Committee for 2020 AICP Show Announced

NEW YORK – Feb. 11, 2020 – Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, and Ali Brown, President and Executive Producer at PRETTYBIRD and the 2020 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, today announced the composition of the Show’s Curatorial Committee.

This year the AICP Show has opened entries to work created and/or produced outside the U.S. for the first time, making it truly global in scope and bringing it on par with the other compe-titions that make up the AICP Awards - the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. Entries are now being accepted here. Entries for all three competitions now share the same entry deadline, and entrants will easily be able to enter all at the same time. The extended deadline for entries is February18, 2020 (no late fees). There will be an extra extended to February 24, 2020, though late fees will apply.

Under the direction of Brown and Miller, the Curatorial Committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders from all disciplines that contribute to creating marketing in the mo-tion 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 22 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. dedicated to excellence in craft. The AICP Next Awards, launched in 2007, highlights the win-ners of the 14 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 en-tirety can be viewed exclusively at www.aicpawards.com, the AICP Awards Archive website.

“As always, we’re thrilled to welcome an impressive group of dedicated professionals to the AICP Show Curatorial Committee,” says Miller. “They fill a unique role in our mission to con-tinually raise creative standards in our industry, and their contribution to the AICP Show’s reputation for recognizing the very best brand communications in the moving image is vital. Along with our judging panels, and the vision and passion of Ali Brown, our Chairperson, the AICP Show wouldn’t be the industry benchmark that it is.”

“This incredible group of individuals are the perfect group to curate a show that honors the best in craft internationally.  What unites them all is their impeccable taste and strong opin-ions, not to mention expertise in their craft.  It’s the ideal combination of traits for creating a world-class show,” says Brown. “I cannot wait to start what I know will be a great debate!”

The 2020 Curatorial Committee

In addition to Brown and Miller, the AICP Show Curatorial Committee comprises: Justine Armour, Chief Creative Officer, Grey New York; Nathy Aviram, Chief Production Officer, McCann New York; Daniel Bergmann, Founder & President, STINK; Jacqueline Bošnjak, Founder/CEO, Q Department & Mach1; Richard Brim, Chief Creative Officer, adam&eveDDB; Rich Carter, Owner/Executive Producer, brother; Hannes Ciatti, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Alto; Meghan Currier, Music Supervisor, Search Party; Martin de Thurah, Director, Epoch; Jane Dilworth, Executive Producer/Company Own-er, WORK; Geoff Edwards, Executive Creative Director, SATURDAY MORNING; Angelo Ferrugia, Head of Global Production-Marcom, Electronic Arts (EA); Danielle Flagg, Ex-ecutive Creative Director, Arts & Letters; Lauren Greenfield, Founder/Creative Direc-tor/Director, Girl Culture Films; Anna Hashmi, Co-Founder/Executive Producer, Corner Shop; Matt Hunnicutt, Executive Director of Production, Wieden+Kennedy; Marie Hyon, Co-Founder/Director, Psyop; Ari Kuschnir, Founder & Managing Partner, m ss ng p eces; Ralph Laucella, Founding Partner, O Positive; David Lee, Chief Creative Officer, Squarespace; Matthew Libatique, Director of Photography; Lisa Margulis, Managing Director/Executive Producer, The Directors Bureau; Lisa Mehling, President, Chelsea Pictures; Steven Monkarsh, Founder, In House Reps; Gong Myung Lee, Visual Effects Suerpvisor, Method; Eric Stern, Executive Producer/Partner, Anonymous Content; Katie Turinski, Editor, EXILE; and Daniel Wolfe, Director, Somesuch.

AICP Week
AICP Week, which launched in New York in 2013, is anchored by the premieres of the AICP Show and the AICP Next Awards, as well as educational seminars and events highlighting cre-ativity and marketing that take place at AICP Week Base Camp. The AICP Next Awards will debut on June 9 at Tishman Auditorium, and the AICP Show premieres during a screening and gala at The Museum of Modern Art on June 11.

Media Contacts:
Kristin Wilcha, AICP, kristinw@aicp.com or 212-929-3000
Anthony Vagnoni, avagnoni communications, anthony@avagnoni.com or 973-493-8736

ABOUT AICP WEEK
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 Modern Art. Additionally, in each year, various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of marketing in the motion image are staged.

ABOUT AICP
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 coun-try, 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 devel-opment; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows. 


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