JOHN HUNT NAMED CANNES 2005 JURY PRESIDENT

Worldwide Creative Director of TBWA

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- TBWA Worldwide's John Hunt has been named jury president for the film and press and outdoor juries at the 2005
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Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, according to festival CEO Terry Savage.

South Africa
Mr. Hunt is the worldwide creative director of the Omnicom Group agency. He moved to New York in April 2003 from South Africa, where he was the creative founder and partner of TBWA Hunt Lascaris, in Johannesburg.

Mr. Hunt worked on Nelson Mandela's election campaign in 1993. A collector of African art and a playwright, Mr. Hunt was once named South African playwright of the year for Vid Alex, a play that condemned censorship during the years of apartheid.

Last year's winner
At last year's festival, TBWA won the film Grand Prix for the PlayStation 2 spot "Mountain."

The 2005 Cannes festival is scheduled for June 19-25.

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