2017 AICP Show Curatorial Committee Announced

NEW YORK March 7, 2017 – Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), and Lisa Mehling, Owner/Executive Producer of Chelsea and the 2017 Chairperson of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, today announced the composition of the Show’s Curatorial Committee. The Call for Entries period for the AICP Awards, originally scheduled to end on March 3rd, is extended through March 10th due to popular request; entries can be made here: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php

“The Curatorial process and Committee make up are unique aspects of the AICP Shows that ensures that each installment of the AICP Show benefits from the many crafts and perspectives that collaborate to uncover truly outstanding work ,” noted Miller. “The Committee’s expertise and insights helps us to create a showcase worthy of inclusion in the film archives of The Museum of Modern Art.”
Under the direction of Mehling and Miller, the Curatorial Committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders, working in 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. New Categories this year include: Concept, Cause, and Music Video.  The Curatorial Committee is the final arbiter in the disposition of the Show, confirming eligibility and appropriateness to category. 

The 2017 Curatorial Committees
In addition to Mehling and Miller, the AICP Show Curatorial Committee comprises: Stephanie Apt, President, Final Cut; Toby Barlow; Rupert Burton, Partner, Method Studios; Sally Campbell, Founding Partner, SomeSuch; Jules Daly, President, RSA Films; Scott Duchon, Chief Creative Officer, twofifteenmccann; Craig Duncan, Partner/Managing Director, Cutters, and the President of AICE; Geoff Edwards, Creative Executive, CAA; Corinna Falusi, Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Mother; Laura Fegley, Executive Creative Director, Colle+McVoy; Robert Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer, Moxie Pictures; Oliver Fuselier, Managing Partner, Tool; Susan Hoffman, Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy; Javier Jimenez, Partner/Executive Producer, Motion Theory; Julian Katz, SVP/Group Executive Producer, BBDO; Joyce King Thomas, Chairman/Chief Creative Officer, McCannXBC; Sloane Klevin, Editor, Union Editorial; Angus Kneale, Chief Creative Officer/NY, The Mill; Ralph Laucella, Founding Partner/Executive Producer, O Positive, and Chairman of the AICP National Board; Tanya LeSieur, Chief Production Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day; Jason Menkes, Partner/Executive Producer and President of AMP, COPILOT Music + Sound; Robert Miller, Owner/Composer, RMI Music ; Vic Palumbo, Partner/Director of Integrated Production, Deutsch LA; Tod Puckett, Associate Partner/Director of Broadcast Production, Goodby Silverstein & Partners; Jay Russell, EVP/Chief Creative Officer, GSD&M; Cliff Skeete, Executive Creative Director, McGarrybowen; Michael Smith, Executive Creative Director, BBDO; Wesley ter Haar, Founder, MediaMonks; Scott Vitrone, Chief Creative Officer, Figliulo & Partners; and Peyton Wilson, Director, Chelsea.

A separate panel judges the AICP Next Awards, under the aegis of Judging Chair Nick Law, Vice Chairman/Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA. The Jury Presidents of the eleven AICP Next Awards categories are: Tim Allen, President/Chief Creative Officer, Wolff Olins (Mobile); Jill Applebaum, Creative Strategist/Creative Shop Studio, Facebook (Social); Winston Binch, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America (Website); Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB Worldwide (Viral/Web Film); Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder/President, PRETTYBIRD (Experiential – Live Events/Broadcast); Jonathan Mildenhall, Chief Marketing Officer, Airbnb (Branded Content); Chris Milk, CEO/Co-Founder, Within & Here Be Dragons (Virtual Reality); Jaime Robinson, Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Joan (Integrated Campaign); Vivian Rosenthal, CEO/Founder, Snaps (Innovation); Jimmy Smith, Chairman/CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment (Cause Marketing); and Tereasa Surratt, Global GCD/Executive Director of Experiential, Ogilvy (Experiential).
Joining the Jury Presidents as Curators will be: Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf (and 2014 Next Awards Judging Chair); Jess Greenwood, VP of Content and Partnerships, R/GA; Jeff Kling, Chief Creative Officer, Fallon (and 2016 Next Awards Judging Chair); Karl Lieberman, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy; Tor Myhren, Vice President/Marketing Communications, Apple; and Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman at McCann Worldgroup (and 2015 Next Awards Judging Chair).

“I cannot imagine a more talented, experienced and accomplished group of people lending themselves to our process”, noted Miller of the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Curators.

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 marketing.
The AICP Show, established in 1992, is the most important advertising showcase in the U.S. Each year, the best advertising appearing in the moving image is honored and made part of the archive of the Department of Film at MoMA.  The AICP Next Awards, launched in 2007, highlights the winners of the eight Next categories, which honor innovative marketing communications. The AICP Next Awards are also archived at MoMA. The AICP Next Awards will debut on June 6th at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, and the AICP Show premieres during a screening and gala at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on June 7th. 

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.

Founded in 1972, AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of United States companies that specialize in producing 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 by: disseminating information; representing the production industry within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production.