AUSTRALIA'S CANNES JURORS CONFIRMED: JAMES 'BIG AD' McGRATH ON FILM JURY, SCOTT WHYBIN ON PRESS
News just in from Fairfax's Martin Curnow that the following Australians have been confirmed as judges for this year's Cannes Lions:
Film: James McGrath, George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne (below left)
Press: Scott Whybin, Whybin TBWA, Sydney (above left)
Radio: Mike Edmonds, Meerkats Brand Communications, Perth
Direct: Dave King, M&C Saatchi, Sydney
Cyber: Matt Cumming, M&C Saatchi, Sydney
Media: Gary Hardwick, IKON Communications, Sydney
The Promo juror is still to be confirmed.
And of course, Warren Brown, creative partner of BMF Sydney was confirmed as Australia's representative on the Cannes Titanium jury several weeks back.
Ted Horton, a nominee for the Film Jury gig emailed CB this quote: "It's a win/win for Australian advertising. Scott and James will do a great job and anyone thinking of entering a spot without a jingle can rest a whole lot easier.
"Seriously, I'm genuinely happy for Scott - he should've judged years ago.
And as for James, he's done a great job and his agency is tres hot and
deserve to be represented."
Meanwhile, in New Zealand...
...while not confirmed, the word is that the New Zealand Film Juror this year will be Nick Worthington, ECD of Publicis Mojo, New Zealand. The DM juror is likely to be Matty Burton, senior creative at Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland (when he was at The Glue Society, Sydney, he won a Titanium Lion last year and the DM Grand Prix the year before, both for Virgin Mobile). And last but not least, New Zealand is tipped to get a Titanium Jury member, likely to be Tom Eslinger, CD of Saatchi Interactive, Auckland.