(New York, 14 May 2018) LIA announces that Rob Galluzzo, Founder of FINCH, will preside over the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury.
Rob began his career agency side at Y&R, first as the mailroom boy and eventually as Head of TV, before moving to become Managing Director at @radical.media, Sydney. In 2011 Galluzzo channeled his passions for film craft, advertising and technology into founding FINCH. Over the last six years FINCH has become one of the leading production companies in the Asia Pacific region, consistently winning film craft, entertainment, and advertising awards.
Galluzzo stated, “Great work always exists in the tension between art and commerce. Film craft is no different. There is a wonderful purity of process when it comes to judging LIA. I’m looking forward to leading a jury that recognizes and rewards craft at a show with such integrity.”
“We are honored to have Rob preside over the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury. His commitment to innovation and the desire to impact culture, makes him the perfect choice to guide this jury in awarding the most outstanding work at LIA 2018,” stated Barbara Levy, President of LIA.
LIA separates Production and Post-Production from the TV/Cinema/Online Film jury for the simple reason that this jury focuses on the craft of communication. Production and Post-Production houses should not be reliant on the advertising agencies to enter their film as there may be special skills used in the making of a film that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated.
“Agencies come up with the concept but Production and Post-Production houses are such pivotal partners in making a good idea come alive in very special and unexpected ways. That’s why LIA believes that aside from agencies entering the work, Production and Post-Production houses should really look at their body of work and determine for themselves which categories in production and post-production best showcases their film making magic. It’s about every aspect of film making, from directing, cinematography, editing, CG, animation to music and sound design. Who better to determine what is good than the people directly involved in the making of it? Advertising agencies will send in their entries. But Production and Post-Production companies should stand up and let their work be counted by the best people in their field of work as well. That’s why we get the world’s most celebrated Production and Post-Production names to sit in our jury room,” elaborated Barbary Levy. “Since we have added the Regional of the Year Awards, it is even more important for Production and Post-Production companies to enter their work personally and get their due recognition.”
2018 Production & Post-Production and Music Video Jury:
- Rob Galluzzo – Jury President – Founder of FINCH, Sydney
- Sue Ahn – Executive Producer at Smuggler, Los Angeles
- Gerard Cantor – Founding Partner at Joinery, Los Angeles
- Anna Fawcett – Executive Producer at Filmgraphics Entertainment, Sydney
- Dan Ford – Executive Producer at Skin and Bones Film, Toronto
- Eriks Krumins – Senior Executive Producer at MJZ USA, Los Angeles
- Francine Linsey – Executive Head of Production at AMVBBDO, London
- Veronica Puc – EVP, Head of Production at Leo Burnett, Chicago
- Elissa Singstock – Executive Producer at Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam
- Ivo van Vollenhoven – Executive Producer / Managing Partner at Twentyfour Seven, Barcelona
- Mike Woods – Executive Creative Director at M ss ng P eces, New York
The Production & Post-Production and Music Video Judging will take place at Encore Las Vegas from September 29th through October 2nd.
The Entry System is open for entries. The initial entry deadline is the 11th June.
For more information on submissions and eligibility, please visit the LIA website at www.liaawards.com.
London International Awards (LIA) is a global festival honoring creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Health & Medical, Music & Sound, Technology and Branded Entertainment. The awards, founded in 1986 by President Barbara Levy, began by honoring advertising in the realms of Cinema, Television, Print and Radio, evolving since its inception into 22 unique media types. It was the first truly international advertising awards of its kind to acknowledge all media and methods from all over the world to be judged by a diverse global jury. Every member on each Jury Panel, including the Jury President, judges all entries, excluding their own work, in their respective media. Each Jury has the discretion to award a Grand LIA within the media they are judging.