Stephen Leps leaves Film Jury at Cannes
The former Zig CD has left the agency for a firm in Chicago, and will be replaced on the jury by Alan Gee.
The Film jury at this year’s Cannes International Advertising Festival has had a bit of a Canadian shake-up as Stephen Leps, former CD at Toronto-based Zig has left the agency to join another firm in Chicago. Replacing him on the jury will be Alan Gee, partner and chief creative officer at Toronto-based GJP.
‘We are confident he will be a strong advocate for Canadian work,’ said Andrew Saunders, VP advertising sales, the Globe and Mail, which is the Official Canadian Representative for Cannes Lions, in a release. ‘We look forward to seeing the largest number of Canadians ever on the winners list for Cannes.’
The Canadian judges now are:
Dawna Henderson, president & chief executive creative officer, henderson bas – Cyber Jury
Rob Sweetman, VP/CD, Cossette Vancouver – Promo & Activation Jury
Louis Gagnon, CD & partner, Paprika Design – Design Jury
Alan Gee, partner & CCO, GJP Advertising – Film Jury
Brenda McNeilly, VP/CD, Fuse Marketing – Direct Jury
Fred Forster, president & CEO, PHD Canada – Media Jury
Jane Murray, ACD, Ogilvy & Mather – Radio Jury
Paul Lavoie, chairman, Taxi – Radio Jury President (first Jury President for Canada)