LIA 2017: Michael Ritchie to head Jury for Production and Music Video

LIA has announced that Michael Ritchie, Managing Director and Executive Producer at Revolver/Will O'Rourke, will preside over the Production & Post-Production and Music Video jury. 

Ritchie began his career in agencies, head of Broadcast at Ogilvy in Sydney, then a more regional gig at DDB HK. From there, he moved to the production side and in 1999 saw his most successful collaboration when he joined and later became partner with Steve Rogers at Revolver. Revolver/Will O’Rourke, an Australian based production company, is known for its commitment to produce work that people seem to remember and hopefully like. 

Ritchie stated, “Being asked to be President of the LIA Production & Post-Production and Music Video Jury is truly a privilege. I have got to the point where I just don’t want to justify why craft is essential in our industry. I think it’s intrinsic to every single human in this world that they will respond to something made with care and craft far more than something that is not. It’s that simple. I can’t wait to see the work that is entered and for the good stuff to rise to the top.” 

“We are honored to have Michael preside over the Production & Post-Production jury. His dedication and belief that craft is something that can make a good idea great and a great idea, exceptional, makes him the perfect choice to guide this jury in awarding the most outstanding work at LIA 2017,” said Barbara Levy, President of LIA. 

“When agencies enter LIA, they don’t necessarily enter work into the categories from which production companies, post-production houses and editing facilities would most benefit, instead choosing product and service categories which are judged by the TV/ Cinema/ Online Film jury. The craft categories are judged by LIA’s Production, Post-Production and Music Videos jury, this jury is made up of the world’s best production and post-production executives, from executive producers and directors to agency heads of TV and chief production officers,” explained Barbara Levy. “This year, in addition to the global ‘Of the Year’ Awards, LIA will also award Regional ‘Of the Year’ Awards, making it is even more important for Production and Post-Production Companies to enter their work and get the recognition they deserve.” 

2017 Production & Post-Production and Music Video Jury 

Michael Ritchie - Jury President - Managing Director / Executive Producer, Revolver/Will O'Rourke

Emma Daines - Executive Producer / Group Managing Director, Fin Design & Effects, Sydney

Matthew Fone - Owner, Riff Raff Films, London

Oliver Fuselier - Managing Partner Live Action, Tool of North America, Santa Monica

Diane Jackson - Chief Production Officer, DDB Chicago, Chicago

Donna Lamar - Owner, Stalking Muses, Santa Monica

Moritz Merkel - Executive Producer / Managing Director, Partizan, Berlin

Keiko Ono - Executive Producer, Spoon Inc., Tokyo

David Rolfe - EVP, Director of Integrated Production, BBDO New York, New York

Hélène Segol - Executive Producer, Wanda Productions, Paris

Ben Stallard - Production Director, The Mill, London


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