THE A-LIST AWARDS HOLLYWOOD formerly known as NXT STAGE Hollywood International Awards, features four distinct awards, the first honoring outstanding achievement in Branded Entertainment, the second creative excellence in Entertainment Marketing, the third recognizing the best work in Moving Image Advertising and the fourth Film Advertising Craft Awards & Festival focuses on the commercial advertising production industry. The event also includes a New Directors Showcase featuring the work of the industry’s most promising young talent.
THE A-LIST headquartered in Hollywood will produce seminars, workshops and conferences in different locations each year, bringing together leading professionals in the creative advertising, marketing and entertainment industry. The events aim to connect creative leaders in these industries for crossover conversation and inspiration. Our goal is to educate, inspire and celebrate the industry best work each year.
We are independent (impartial & unbiased) from any publication, association, agency or media company.
Inspired by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, now in it’s 17th year, which has included a creative commercial competition since 2008. We felt that the creators of advertising content should have their own dedicated event, deserving similar recognition given to the creators in the film and TV industry in Hollywood.
NXT STAGE Hollywood was created and relaunched in August of 2012 as
THE A-LIST AWARDS.
Advisory Board Members
Sam Bergen, Creative Director – Deutsch
Jeff Compton, Executive Creative Director – Ogilvy West
Tom Dunlap, Executive Producer – RSA Films
Ned McNeilage, Marketing Creative Director - Creative Artists Agency
Christine O'Donnell, Dir. of Communications - LBi
Charles Reimers, Creative Director - Bemis Balkind
Rick Lynch, Partner - BLT
Evan Dehaven, President-Creative Director – Ignition Interactive
Michael McIntyre, President - mOcean
Patrick O'Neill, Executive Creative Director - TBWA
John Reid, Executive Creative Director - Isobar
Pierre Lipton, Group Creative Director - AKQA
Fredrik Carlström, CEO – Great Works
Leo Circo, Creative Director - Saatchi & Saatchi LA
Mike Hertz, Manager Branded Entertainment - Electus
Gabe Gordon, Marketing - William Morris Endeavor
Marc Gilbar, Director of Content Development - Davie Brown Entertainment
Andy Blood, Group ECD & Partner TBWA / Tequila New Zealand
Brad Hochberg, Creative Director – The Refinery
Danielle Peretz, Executive Producer - Anonymous Content
Garrick Hamm, Creative Partner – Williams, Murray, Hamm
Ravi Deshpande, Chairman & Creative Officer – Contract Advertising India
Iain Tait, Global Interactive Executive Creative Director - Wieden + Kennedy
John Peed, President - Cold Open
Chris Bruss, Branded Entertainment - Funny or Die