Cannes Lions pick more jury presidents - Bruce Duckworth to lead Design, Ivan Zacharias to head Film Craft and Rob McLennan to chair Radio

Cannes Lions has announced the presidents for the Design, Film Craft and Radio categories at this year's International Festival of Creativity. The jury presidents will come to Cannes to preside over their juries for the 2012 Festival, taking place from 17-23 June.                           

bruce.jpgBruce Duckworth, (left) creative director, Turner Duckworth, UK, will lead this year's Design Lions Jury.

After working as a designer at Michael Peters, Minale Tattersfield and Lewis Moberly, Duckworth started the brand design agency Turner Duckworth in 1992 with his friend and fellow designer David Turner.

With agencies based in San Francisco and London, Duckworth runs the London office and is jointly responsible for Turner Duckworth's creative output with Turner.

Both studios work collaboratively on all projects, which gives a unique design viewpoint. He has won over 200 design awards including D&AD, DBA Design Effectiveness, Design Week and a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Coca-Cola. His work has been published in many design books and magazines all over the world and he is an in demand speaker for design and marketing conferences as well as design education.
Says Duckworth:  "It's a massive honour to be asked to lead the Design Lions Jury, I can't wait to see the design entries, meet the other judges and immerse myself in the process of selecting the very best work."

ivan.jpgHeading up the Film Craft Lions Jury is Ivan Zacharias, (left), director, Stink, UK.

Zacharias began directing commercials while still a student and quickly developed a reputation as the most interesting and innovative director of his generation to emerge from Eastern Europe. His most notable work includes 'Impossible Dream' for Honda, 'Born Free' for Land Rover, 'Smile' for VW Beetle and 'Doctor' for Stella Artois which swept the boards at award ceremonies. He has also directed Hollywood actors Gael Garcia Bernal in one of two Levi's commercials for BBH NY as well as Harvey Keitel and Jude Law in pieces for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

He is one of the most awarded commercials directors in the world with over 100 awards including seven Gold Lions. About his role, Ivan Zacharias said: "At this stage in my career, I'm more carefully able to select how I divide my time, and with that freedom I'm delighted at the chance to judge the work of my contemporaries."

rob2.jpgRob McLennan, (left) executive creative director, Net#work BBDO, South Africa, will take the helm of the Radio Lions Jury. Winning a multitude of awards over the years, McLennan has been responsible for many memorable campaigns including Dulux 'Any Colour you can Think of', Axe 'Get a Girlfriend', Virgin Atlantic 'Plain Insanity' and Mercedes-Benz 'Accident Avoidance'. Net#work BBDO is one of South Africa's leading agencies and has won three of South Africa's six Cannes Lions Grands Prix, including two Radio Grands Prix (2009 and 2001), with Rob amassing an impressive collection of 35 Lions. Commenting on his appointment, McLennan said: "It's an honour for both myself and for South Africa to be chosen to chair the Radio jury at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Radio is an important medium in South Africa and we've done pretty well in this category, so I'm really looking forward to working with the world's leading creatives to find the freshest work for one of our oldest mediums."

Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions, said: "Being asked to preside over a jury in Cannes is an honour but it can also be a challenging task leading a jury through a mass of global entries to award the world's best work and showcase it to thousands of creative minds. Rob, Ivan and Bruce have been chosen for their proven standing and achievements in the industry but also for their ability to successfully lead their juries in deciphering the 2012 winners. We look forward to welcoming them in Cannes."

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