2020 NYF Advertising Awards announces Film Craft Executive Jury; Droga5’s Tricia Lentini Himot is Jury Chairman

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New York Festivals® Advertising Awards has announced the 2020 NYF Film Craft Executive Jury panel.

For the 4th consecutive year, New York Festivals will bring together some of the industry’s most respected production executives from revered film production companies and advertising agencies.

These industry professionals dedicated to craft of filmmaking will collectively review the shortlisted Film Craft entries selected by NYF’s online Grand Jury. The Film Craft Executive Jury will convene in New York City on April 1st and 2nd and with the utmost attention to the creativity and aesthetics of filmmaking determine the 2020 Film Craft award-winners.

“We’re honored that this group of revered production executives will provide their expertise,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director, New York Festivals Advertising Awards. “Their ability to recognize innovative and artistically created filmmaking will ensure that captivating award-worthy work is awarded.”

The 2020 panel, comprised of prominent film industry experts, will be chaired by Droga5’s award-winning Group Executive Producer, Tricia Lentini-Himot.

As a Group Executive Producer at Droga5, Tricia Lentini Himot leads the Chase account for Film Production. Tricia spent her early career at a few small agency shops, landing at BBDO New York in 2007, where she crafted her production expertise working with industry leaders for nine years on FedEx, Mars and Foot Locker. At Droga5, along with her focus on film and integrated brand efforts for Chase, Tricia plays a key role in mentoring and diversity and production sustainability initiatives.

“As Jury Chairman for Film Craft, I find the opportunity to review passionately produced work from all over the world to be very exciting and inspiring.  I look forward to engaging with my peers in conversations on what is a great idea and how well it was brought to life,” said Tricia Lentini Himot, Group Executive Producer/Film, Droga5 USA.

2020 Film Craft Executive Jury

Jury Chairman: Tricia Lentini Himot, Group Executive Producer/Film, Droga5

  • Kate Aspell, Executive Producer, ArtClass USA
  • Sara Eolin, Managing Director/Owner, Rocket Film USA
  • Lauren Hertzberg, Managing Director, Cut+Run
  • Trevor King, Executive Producer, Greenpoint Pictures USA
  • Benton Roman, Group Executive Producer, Johannes Leonardo
  • Hana Shimizu, Executive Producer, Hornet USA
  • Mathieu Shrontz, Executive Producer, VMLY&R USA
  • Andrew Sommerville, Executive Producer, The Mill USA
  • Andrea Theodore, Executive Producer, Bindery USA

Entries into the 2020 NYF Advertising Awards competition will be judged by 400+ members of NYF’s Executive Jury, Financial Category Executive Jury, Film Craft Executive Jury and Grand Jury, a panel of prominent global creative minds, who collectively cast votes to select the World’s Best Advertising.

The final deadline to enter the 2020 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is March 2, 2020.