THE 3% MOVEMENT & THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE JURY OF THE INAUGURAL ATHENA ADVERTISING AWARDS; THE JURY INCLUDES PAM FUJIMOTO, LIZ TAYLOR, AND JON LEVIN

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THE 3% MOVEMENT & THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE JURY OF THE INAUGURAL ATHENA ADVERTISING AWARDS

THE JURY INCLUDES PAM FUJIMOTO, LIZ TAYLOR, AND JON LEVIN 

NEW YORK – September 26, 2017 – The 3% Movement and the Athena Film Festival today announced the jury of The Athena Advertising Awards. The inaugural awards will recognize creative advertising that depicts strong, bold women from all walks of life.

The judges will include Pam Fujimoto, Executive Creator Director of WONGDOODY (named Advertising Age’s “Small Agency of the Year”); Liz Taylor, Chief Creative Officer of Foote, Cone and Belding (FCB) Chicago, dubbed as the oldest and newest advertising agency in Chicago; and Jon Levin, Manager of ROAR, where he oversees the production and development division.

“We are thrilled to announce the jury for our first Athena Advertising Awards,” said Kathryn Kolbert of the Athena Film Festival. “Pam Fujimoto, Liz Taylor, and Jon Levin bring forth a wealth of knowledge within the creative advertising and marketing space, and we’re excited for them to share their expertise through judging the first ever Athena Advertising Awards.”

For eight years, the Athena Film Festival, a joint initiative of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood, has showcased inspiring films that celebrate the stories of remarkable, courageous women leaders. The Athena Advertising Awards will recognize remarkable stories of women and girls told via the world’s most prevalent media: advertising.

“Now more than ever it’s important to showcase women’s stories and have their voices be heard through impactful creative mediums, especially advertising,” says Kat Gordon, founder of The 3% Movement. “We’re excited to have such a prestigious panel of judges on board to help celebrate the brands and agencies telling these stories, by choosing the winning ads in November.”

The Awards presentation will be held before an audience of distinguished creative leaders on November 3, 2017 at the 3% Conference in New York City. The presentation will be replayed as part of the Athena Film Festival, February 22-25, 2018 at Barnard College, where the winning ads will be showcased.

The Athena Advertising Awards competition was open to all North American brands and advertising agencies that have developed creative campaigns since January 2016 in six award categories: Film, Digital/Mobile, Social Marketing, Print, Events/Experiential, and Integrated Campaigns.

ABOUT THE 3% MOVEMENT

Started as a passion project to spotlight a huge business opportunity in advertising — the lack of female creative leadership and its impact on connecting with an overwhelmingly female marketplace — the 3% Conference has grown exponentially since its 2012 launch and has hosted events in 16 cities globally. For additional information about the 3% Conference please visit: http://3percentconf.com/. Kat Gordon, founder of The 3% Movement, has been called the “triple threat” of an entrepreneur, ad woman, and marketing to women expert and was named one of “30 Most Creative Women in Advertising” by Business Insider in 2016 and one of “Forty Over 40” women disrupting the world in 2014.

ABOUT THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL

Founded in 2011, the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life — stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors, producers and actors, as well as activities for filmmakers, will be held February 22-25, 2018 in NYC at Barnard College. The festival is a joint project of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood. The Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival is The Artemis Rising Foundation, Regina K. Scully, Founder and CEO.

ABOUT PAM FUJIMOTO

Pam is the mom to eight-year-old identical twin boys. Terrified of mixing them up during those chaotic and sleepless first weeks, she and her husband painted one baby’s toenail (but WHICH BABY?). As Executive Creative Director of WONGDOODY, Pam oversees campaigns for clients like Cedars Sinai Hospital and Air New Zealand. She’s written about how her parenting skills are transferable to the office, spoken at the 3% Conference, and promotes a more gender balanced industry through the agency’s Women in Advertising scholarship. She is also a boomerang employee – her first job in advertising was at WONGDOODY where she started as a Junior Art Director. Between those years she has collected awards from every major advertising award show, including Cannes, One Show, Communication Arts, and D&AD.

ABOUT LIZ TAYLOR

Liz Taylor has a career long history of developing ideas that challenge the status quo, and redefining expectations for where those ideas intersect with consumers and culture. Joining FCB Chicago as Chief Creative Officer in September 2016, Liz has infused the creative department with a new energy and redefined the role of digital in the pursuit of legacy-making, equity-building, culture changing brand platforms.Prior to joining FCB Chicago, Liz spent four years transforming the digital practice at Ogilvy & Mather as the ECD of North America Digital + Social.  During this time, Liz also led global creative for Kimberly Clark, and brought innovation to the forefront on work for Morton Salt, Pinnacle Vodka, Midori, SC Johnson and Dove. Providing creative vision and leadership on campaigns including “Walk her Walk” for Morton Salt, Glade’s “Museum of Feelings”, and The Brady Campaign’s “Zero Minutes of Fame”, Liz’s digital-first point of view has led to work that has been recognized at numerous award shows including Cannes, the One Show, and the Clios.

ABOUT JON LEVIN                                                              

Over the past three decades, Jon Levin has forged one of the most respected careers in the Hollywood community. After graduating with honors from USC Law School, Jon Levin was a business affairs executive and motion picture and television literary agent with Creative Artists Agency for 38 years. In 2017, he transitioned to ROAR where he was named Manager to oversee the production and development division. Known for his specialized representation of iconic and compelling intellectual property from novels, graphic novels, comic books, foreign films to life rights and his work in the animation, science fiction and fantasy and historical and biographical worlds, Jon has packaged such diverse films and tentpole franchises as MIDNIGHT RUN, HOOK, UNBROKEN, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, SHREK, CORALINE, ICE AGE and WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and such television series as HANNIBAL, THE LEFTOVERS and AMERICAN GODS as well as having worked with such clients as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, John Hughes, J.J. Abrams, Bob Zemeckis, Robert Downey, Jr., Playtone, Jr., Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Plan B, Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Darren Aronofsky, Overbrook, Tom Hanks, and The Henson Company among others. Jon’s clients and their films have garnered over one hundred Academy Award nominations and twenty-five Oscar wins. Jon has newly been honored by being invited as a member to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A magna cum laude of Tufts University with a focus on International Relations, Jon’s honors include receiving Tufts University’s P.T. Barnum Award for Excellence in Entertainment; serving on the Tufts Media Studies Board and Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts Council, and co-chairing Columbia/Barnard College’s Athena Film Festival and advising the Middleburg Film Festival.

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