Cannes Lions Names Jeffrey Katzenberg Its Media Person of the Year

Founder of short-form mobile video service Quibi will receive the award next month

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will name longtime Hollywood fixture and media entrepreneur Jeffrey Katzenberg its Media Person of the Year in June, the festival said today.

The announcement marks a return to tradition for Cannes Lions, which last year eschewed the Media Person of the Year award and instead awarded the streaming service Spotify with its first-ever Media Brand of the Year. Katzenberg, who has had a storied career in the entertainment industry, has since 2017 been working on a yet-to-launch mobile streaming service, Quibi.

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