Jury

Melissa Palazzo-Hart

President

Industry Creative/Ant Farm

LOS ANGELES, USA // Melissa is a creative, high-energy, entrepreneurial business and marketing professional with over 20 years' experience. Throughout her career, she has worked with practically every major network and studio and many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Audi, Call of Duty, Chevy, General Motors, Hasbro, Marvel Universe Live and Pepsi Studios. Prior to her role at Ant Farm she held leadership positions at Ketchum Public Relations, Universal, Disney and Sony Pictures.

She is humbled and proud to work with the best people in the business. Under Melissa’s leadership, Ant Farm’s incredibly talented team has earned numerous accolades and awards including Clios, Cannes Lions, Emmys, Effies, Tellys, Golden Trailers, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and was named “Agency of The Year” by the GMAs in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

She is on the Executive Board of A Place Called Home, a wonderful organization which focuses on creating opportunities for children and teens in South Central Los Angeles. When Melissa’s not trying to change the world, she enjoys doing improv and baking gluten free cookies with her tech savvy husband, Chris and their adventurous daughter Maya.