Zack Snyder Joins Emerging Directors Showcase Jury

The One Club Partners with thinkLA

Aug 21, 2013, 12:00 ET from The One Club

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The One Club, producers of the prestigious One Show Awards, in partnership with thinkLA, announced today the judges for the 2013 Emerging Directors Showcase, a competition celebrating the best directors with fewer than three years' experience.  Zack Snyder, director of Hollywood blockbusters Man of Steel and 300, joined an accomplished jury of directors who will determine this year's winners.

In its inaugural year, the Emerging Directors Showcase awards up-and-coming directors and film students, whose work will be judged by directors of the world's leading production companies and advertising agencies.  Patrick O'Neill, Executive Creative Director of TBWA\CHIAT\DAY / Los Angeles was named jury chair.

"I'm thrilled to be the first jury chair for the Emerging Directors Showcase," said Mr. O'Neill.  "We've got a breadth of talent to participate in the jury, including Zack Snyder.  I'm looking forward to finding the next generation of storytellers waiting to be discovered."

The complete jury is as follows:

  • Patrick O'Neill, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY / Los Angeles
  • Zack Snyder, Director
  • Tim K, Director, Gifted Youth
  • William Gelner, Partner/CCO, 180LA
  • David Angelo, Founder/CCO, David & Goliath
  • Brett Craig, Group Creative Director, Deutsch LA
  • Frank Scherma, President,
  • Brian Latt, President, Tool of North America
  • Jennifer Frommer, Global SVP of Branded Content, Universal Music
  • Margaret Keene, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

"Emerging Directors Showcase is a gauge of new directorial techniques, giving us a glimpse into the future of film," said Michael Nadeau, Managing Director of The One Club West.  "It's also a great opportunity for directors who are young in the industry to get exposure for their work.  With two documentaries under its belt, and more on the horizon, The One Club has consistently shown commitment to creativity in all its forms, including film."

Client-commissioned categories include broadcast, web video/film, mobile video/film, branded short films, music video, animation and PSAs.  Non-commissioned categories include spec commercial, artistic film or video and student film or video.

The deadline for submission is September 20, 2013.  Winners will be announced in Los Angeles on November 6, 2013.

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About The One Club
The One Club, a non-profit organization, exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. Founded in 1975, as part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive and One Show Entertainment. The coveted One Show Gold Pencils are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world.  Its OneScreen Short Film & Video Festival returned from a four-year hiatus in 2012.

In 1995, The One Club established an education department, dedicated to fostering the creative talents of advertising students nationwide. The department administers scholarships to outstanding students in advertising programs at a variety of schools across the country and produces an annual College Competition. As a part of this department, the award-winning One Club Diversity Program conducts workshops, portfolio reviews and outreach to multicultural students around the country.

Art & Copy, a documentary film produced by The One Club, won an Emmy Award after appearing on PBS Independent Lens.

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About thinkLA
thinkLA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association founded in 2006 to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing, and advertising. They connect LA's creative community, offering unparalleled networking and social activities. They seek to increase the awareness of the LA marketing community's unique standing by helping to foster ideas, business and talent, and showcasing innovative and results-oriented interactive marketing. They inspire through education, social and philanthropic events, and believe that the best ideas come from collaboration. In doing so, we increase our collective knowledge and inspire future success. For more information, please visit

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