Cannes announces jury line-up for the 2003 Advertising Festival

The jury line-up for the forthcoming 50th Cannes International Advertising Festival has been announced.

Dan Wieden, the co-founder of Wieden & Kennedy, will be the president of the film, press and outdoor juries at this year's event in June. The move marks the first time in ten years that he has agreed to sit on an international jury.

Wieden will be joined on the film jury by two UK jurors. Nick Bell, the executive creative director of J. Walter Thompson London, and Richard Russell, a senior copywriter at Wieden & Kennedy London, will also sit on the 23-strong jury.

John O'Keeffe, the executive creative director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, will be the UK representative on the outdoor and press jury.

The UK representative on the Media Lions jury will be Mark Cranmer, Starcom Motive's chief executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The jury's president will be Fernando Rodes, the chief executive of Media Planning Group.

Mark Cridge, Glue London's managing director, will be the UK juror on the Cyber Lions jury, which will be headed by Marco Tinelli, the president and chief executive of FullSIX in France.

Heading the Lions Direct jury is Daniel Morel, the chairman of Wunderman Worldwide. The UK contingent comprises Gary Sharpen, a creative partner of Leonardo, Mark Fiddes, a creative partner at KLP Euro RSCG, Arthur Parshotam, the executive creative director of Draft London, and Gary Brown, the managing director of Target Interactive Marketing.