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New York, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- July 19, 2018 – The Paley Center for Media and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) recently hosted an informative and lively recap of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity during the Paley Media Council program The Best of Cannes 2018. The event also marked the first program EY will sponsor as Official Transformation Partner of the Paley Media Council's prestigious Next Big Thing series.


"The Paley Media Council is thrilled to have the support of EY, a business leader," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "We couldn't think of a better collaborator for our Next Big Thing series and look forward to many insightful, informative and engaging discussions around the exciting changes in media."

"The Paley Center for Media leads important discussions around the cultural, creative, and social significance of the media and entertainment industry. We are proud to be the transformation partner for the Paley Center Next Big Thing series," said Rich Jeanneret, Northeast Region Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP. "As the industry rapidly evolves we are thrilled to be asking better questions while bringing together visionaries to shape the future of media."

The Best of Cannes 2018, kicked off with an introduction from Janet Balis Entertainment and Advisory Leader, Ernst & Young LLP and was followed by a discussion that reviewed the best moments from this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with fresh perspectives from the most influential media visionaries, including Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink; Jonathan Miller, CEO, Integrated Media Company; Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup; and Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient.

The discussion tackled everything from the evolution of the acclaimed and award winning "Fearless Girl" campaign to the challenges facing future Cannes festivals. Memorable moments included:

  • "I believe that there are two Cannes: The Cannes that celebrates creativity and; the Cannes that celebrates the business of creativity," said Michael Kassan breaking down the 2018 festival.
  • "When agencies and holding companies come up with creative solutions to business problems, we all win," said Rob Reilly.
  • "We need to have the creativity to tell good stories, and media to amplify actions for change," said Shelley Zalis.

 The Paley Media Council is an exclusive, invitation-only membership community for entertainment, media, and technology industry executives and provides an independent forum for top industry leaders to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and connect through media and technology. Featuring candid conversations with the best minds in the industry, the Paley Media Council offers event covering the fill spectrum of media businesses for an exclusive membership audience.

For more information on the Paley Media Council and Next Big Thing series, please visit

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center's permanent media collection which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

Teresa Brady
The Paley Center for Media

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