ADCOLOR Awards to Honor Saatchi & Saatchi and Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival

NEW YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi & Saatchi and Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) will be honored at the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards, receiving the prestigious Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) award. The honorees for the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards were announced during ADCOLOR® Live! 2013.

"We are honored to be recognized by ADCOLOR®.  Our partnership with the festival is a passion and a privilege. As creative people and producers we are always prospecting for that gem; that nugget of directorial talent which might bring a unique point of view to the party... It connects us to a reserve of amazing directorial talent. We have only scratched the surface in that regard and we look forward to taking our partnership to new heights," says Sheldon Levy, Executive VP /Executive Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi, NY.

"Floyd and I are extremely grateful for this wonderful, prestigious honor. A big "Thank You" to Saatchi & Saatchi for nominating us, and ADCOLOR® for honoring us. We are humbled and will continue to do our part to make sure our voices are heard in cinema," states Stephanie Rance, co-founder of the film festival.

The ADCOLOR® Awards will take place on September 21st at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.  To register for the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards, Industry Conference and/or ADCOLOR® University, please visit: http://adcolor.org/.  ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals and celebrates diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries.

The Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) is August 6 - August 10, 2013.  The festival showcases the works of independent and established African-American filmmakers and is designed to provide an upscale platform dedicated to showcasing and honoring emerging filmmakers in a relaxed environment. Now in it's 11th year, the MVAAFF is an emerging, sophisticated event on the radar of many entertainment executives and industry tastemakers.

About ADCOLOR®

ADCOLOR® is a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries. ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions of diversity and inclusion by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow. By highlighting the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT and other diverse professionals, students, and diversity and inclusion champions, ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals.

About Run and Shoot Filmworks

The mission of the festival's production company is to provide a positive environment where filmmakers can share their thoughts, visions and aspirations. In addition, the company has produced commercials for clients such as Foot Action, Spaulding, Reebok, Nike and NBC Sports.

About Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF)

MVAAFF is a five day film festival that showcases the works of independent and established African-American filmmakers. Established in 2002, the MVAAFF is one of the fastest growing film festivals. http://www.mvaaff.com

About Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi New York (www.saatchiny.com) is the largest agency in the 140-office Saatchi & Saatchi global network, part of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group. It handles Lenovo, Miller Lite, and Miller 64 as well as over 40 #1 brands in its client portfolio, including: Tide, Pampers and Olay (Procter & Gamble); Pillsbury and Cheerios (General Mills); Theraflu and Triaminic (Novartis). 

Saatchi & Saatchi is known for its outstanding creative ideas that generate powerful emotional connections between consumers and products. This is a key element in Lovemarks, Saatchi & Saatchi's unique methodology for elevating the status of brands created to create "loyalty beyond reason" and "inspirational consumers." 

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