“This is an absolute joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to participate in the jury of the most prestigious festival of Global Short Films cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and respect,” said Berry. “As a kid from Brooklyn, I was always very moved when the films were presented at the Festival de Cannes along with the Cannes mystique. I am very happy with the selections this year and of the attentiveness and passion that went into the viewings from my fellow jurors. Along with my fellow jurors, I look forward to sharing the dreams created by some of the most gifted talents in contemporary short film cinema. And our goal will be to keep our windows open as wide as possible.”
Berry also states “It is an honor and a privilege to be invited back as a juror at the 2019 Global Short Film Awards for the third time. It’s always fun and exciting to be involved with up & coming film makers. I wish to thank the Festival Founder, Andres Aquino for this prestigious invitation. I bring greetings and best wishes from AMG and Toronto, Canada to my good friend Andres and fellow jurors.”
Aquino states “It's always exciting to work with Mark again, bringing his many years of expertise in the film and media world. It's an absolute pleasure to welcome Mark and his AMG team along with fellow jurors back to Cannes in May.”
Duane Farley, EVP of AMG states, “I am very proud that the chairman and CEO of AMG will land his expertise in this year’s festival for the third straight year.”
About Mark S. Berry & AMG:
AMG is a leading Toronto-based entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer & mixer Mark S. Berry and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & Beijing.
Since its founding, AMG Visuals has executive produced, financed or distributed several movies, including Drake: Homecoming and the upcoming Jeff Healey Band documentary; and has almost an equal amount in development, under production, or completed but not yet released.
Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms. Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.
AttackTrax is one of the world's leading providers of 100% pre-cleared production music in all media. AttackTrax is committed to quality and offers 10,000+ tracks of music in all genres from world renowned music publishing catalogues. Previous AttackTrax insertions have included Making of The Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Urban Legend, Harvard Man, Dawsons Creek, Roswell, MTV, Viacom, VH1 and many more including major sports programs internationally. The attacktrax.com website has been designed as a state-of-the-art, automated, online customer experience and decision engine that functions on all platforms and complements an already world-class AttackTrax brand.
For more information, please visit:
Duane Farley, (416) 340-9111
duane ( @ ) theamgcorp dot com
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 13-25, 2019: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/
The Global Short Film Awards runs the 25-26, 2019: http://globalshortfilmawards.com/
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