Speakers from across the creative spectrum line-up to put creativity at the core in June
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 13, 2016
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today released the full content programme which will run fromÂ 18-25 June, 2016. Talent from all walks of creativity will take to the stages at the Festival, which includes the specialist events Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment.
In Cannes Lionsâ most diverse programme to date, multi-Oscar winning director, screenwriter and producer,Â Oliver Stone, will bring his views on filmmaking, politics and culture to the stage. IllusionistÂ David CopperfieldÂ will help explore the tension between authenticity, sincerity, honesty and brand messaging. Actress, Singer and Food Writer,Â Gwyneth Paltrow, will answer probing questions from BBC HARDtalkâsÂ Stephen Sackur, while documentary filmmakerÂ Jennifer Siebel NewsomÂ will talk about the dramatically changing definition of masculinity. CNN host,Â Anthony Bourdain, will discuss what it takes to create stories across the spectrum of human emotion, while co-president of VICELAND,Â Spike Jonze, will talk about creating content that matters to young audiences.
âWhen we put together our content programme we look to give people inspirational learning that you canât find anywhere else. Importantly, we keep creativity at the heart, designing it to cross all touchpoints of creativity while offering insights into some of the most creative minds in the world. With specialist events in Health, Innovation and Entertainment, we can offer a programme of speakers that brings the ever-growing ecosystem of creative communications together, allowing delegates to pick and choose content to create their own tailored programme,â said Philip Thomas, CEO, Lions Festivals.
At Lions Entertainment, which launches this year and is dedicated to unskippable creativity,Â Martin Campbell, best known for directing Bond movies Golden Eye and Casino Royale, will talk about his experience of telling stories, working with big entertainment franchises, and integrating brands into his work. Actor, producer and businessman,Â Channing TatumÂ will join the line-up, whileÂ Mindy KalingÂ will bring insight and inspiration from the acting world. Professional wrestling company, WWE, will be represented by WWE star and actorJohn Cena, along with WWE chief strategy officer and TV personality,Â Stephanie McMahon. Names from the music industry, including artists, labels and studios will also be represented across Lions Entertainment.
Lions Health, which focuses on life-changing creativity, will bring creativity in science to the fore withÂ Cory Doctorow, Science fiction author, blogger and technology activist, andÂ Dr. Gokul Krishnan, Ph.D. Learning Scientist, engineer and the founder of âMaker Therapy.â Revered for her courage in sharing her candid battle with myelodysplastic syndrome,Â Robin Roberts, Co-anchor, Good Morning America, ABC, is an Emmy-winning news anchor who will be on stage to share her tips on building trust with your audience. From the world of film, director of 10 Cloverfield Lane,Â Dan Trachtenberg, has just been confirmed. While from the Pharma industry,Â Atilla Cansun, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer Health, Merck, will join the line-up.
With a focus on Data x Tech x Ideas, Lions InnovationÂ will spotlight upcoming start-ups withÂ Rodney Williams, CEO & Co-Founder, LISNR andÂ AndrĂ© Ferraz, CEO, In Loco Media, as well as Tech heroes likeÂ Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, Founder & CEO, Drawbridge. Other talent will includeÂ Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots, who will give his radical prediction of an automated world, as well as cyborg anthropologist,Â Amber Case, andÂ Matthew Luhn, Story Supervisor & Story Instructor at Pixar Animation Studios.