Cannes Chair Threatens To Ban German Judges From Festival

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NEW YORK — A controversy over award show entries erupted in Europe last week, as Roger Hatchuel, chairman of the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, told the trade press he intends to ban German agency executives from participating on the Cannes juries next year.

The dispute began when another Hatchuel-owned awards-show property, the Eurobest Awards, was excluded from The Creative Index, a list of award shows 18 German agencies have agreed upon entering as a way to cut the cost of entry fees and create a level playing field for competing shops, said Carsten Heintzsch, executive creative director at Saatchi...

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