AMG Chairman Mark S. Berry Named to Jury at 2020 Global Short Film Awards at This Years 73rd Cannes International Film Festival

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    QuoteIt will be a great pleasure to welcome Mark to Cannes again, after having applauded his magnificent contributions in the film industryQuote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2020 - Media executive Mark S. Berry at Toronto based music, film & television company AMG has been named a juror for the international competition at the 2020 Global Short Film Awards Festival this May, which will decide on the awards for best short films and other categories, organizers said Friday.

    The decision was made by the board of directors chaired by GSFA's Andres Aquino, based on the recommendation of fellow jurors and directors. In accepting the proposal, Berry said: "Every year I look expectantly to the selection at Cannes Global Short Film Awards and every year it is surprising and distinct. GSFA is one of the most atmospheric short form film festivals in the world — a celebration of the provocative and inspirational medium that is short film cinema in all its forms. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be asked back as a GSFA juror being held at this years 73rd Cannes International Film Festival."

    Said GSFA's Chairman Aquino: “Mark Berry is not just a media executive of contemporary cinema, but is a sought after source for his 40+ years in the music, film & television business. His commitment in the artistic and to the protection of the international film industry, still coming to terms with new delivery and streaming methods, have made him an inspiration for our industry as a whole."

    He added: "His immense talent as a recognized producer and developer of international IP, combined with his unique intelligence and sincere passion for cinema, are the ideal qualities for a Cannes GSFA juror. It will be a great pleasure to welcome him to Cannes again in this renewed capacity, after having applauded his magnificent contributions in the film industry." 

    The 2020 73rd Cannes Film Festival Awards will this year take place Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Saturday, May 23, 2020 with the Global Short Film Awards at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel Cannes on Friday, May 22, 2020 – Saturday, May 23, 2020.

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    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 General Two Gun multi-episodic TV series; 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 50% owned by 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.

    About AttackTrax:
    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 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

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