Jan 30, 2017

Chelsea Partner/EP Lisa Mehling Named AICP Show Chair.

January 30th, 2017 -  The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has announced that Chelsea Partner and Executive Producer Lisa Mehling will serve as Chairperson of the 2017 AICP Show. The announcement was made via SHOOTonline.

The AICP Show is a staple of AICP Week, an annual event launched in 2013, anchored by the premieres of the AICP Show and the AICP Next Awards, as well as educational seminars and events highlighting creativity and marketing. These sessions are held at the Helen Mills Theater, the AICP Week Base Camp venue in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Each year of The AICP Show, established in 1992, the best advertising appearing in the moving image is honored and made part of the archive of the Department of Film at MoMA.  The AICP Next Awards, launched in 2007, highlights the winners of the Next categories, which honor innovative marketing communications. The AICP Next Awards are also archived at MoMA. The AICP Next Awards will debut on June 6th at the Tisch Auditorium at The New School, and the AICP Show premieres during a screening and gala at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on June 7th. 

“Since it began in 1992, the AICP Show has been the industry standard for honoring craft and creativity, as well as being an archive of such amazing and groundbreaking advertising content" notes Mehling.

“After years of participating in the AICP Show as a judge, curator, and Show Committee member, I am honored to be chairing the Show in 2017."

As Show chair, Mehling oversees the AICP Show Committee, which is responsible for promoting and marketing the AICP Show, and facilitating the judging process and selection of judges.  She will also spearhead the selection of companies providing editorial, graphics and music to the AICP Show reel.  Mehling additionally serves on the AICP Show’s Board of Governors, which is the final arbiter of the AICP Show, charged with ensuring the quality of the Show and adherence to its rules.  The AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, Jury Presidents, and Judges will be announced shortly.

The Show Committee serving with Mehling includes:  Zu Al-Kadiri, The Mill;  Allison Amon, Chelsea;  Marlene Bartos, Yessian Music;  Denise Blate Roederer, RHODA;  Roe  Bressan, Navigating;  Craig Duncan, Cutters;  Ray Foote, Big Foote;  Shane Harris, Content Chemics;  Carolyn Hill, Carolyn Reps;  Barrie Isaacson, Barrie Isaacson Mgmt;  Adam Isidore, Taylor James;  Becky Jungmann, Mischief;  Julian Katz, BBDO New York;  Trevor King, RSA Films;  Charlie McBreaty, Shortlist;  Anthony Nelson, JWT;  Dante Piacenza, Mcgarrybowen;  Sarah Roebuck, Final Cut;  Adina Sales, Blacklist;  Jennifer Siegel, Framestore Pictures;  Doug Stephen, Doug Stephen & Partners;  Cara Wenig, Barrie Isaacson Mgmt;  and Virginia Williams, Bonafide.

AICP President and CEO Matt Miller notes that "Lisa’s love of advertising, instincts for representing talent, and role as a well-respected member of the community makes her an obvious choice to chair the 2017 AICP Show. Under Lisa’s leadership, Chelsea has won numerous accolades, including a number of high profile pieces that are in the AICP Awards archive".

Entries are now open for the 2017 AICP Show. The eligibility period for submitted work is February 29th, 2016 - February 26th, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is March 3rd. For more information on the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, please visit AICP.com.


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