Executive Director of Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day
Head Judge – Direction
Anh-Thu Le brings more than 20 years of experience creating and producing award-winning work for TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, the iconic creative agency within the TBWA Collective, which was named Adweek's 2022 Global Agency of the Year for the second year in a row, Fast Company's 2022 Most Innovative Companies: #1 in Advertising, and Ad Age's A-List 2022 Network of the Year. Having worked across marquee brands such as Apple, Airbnb, Disney, Twitter, PlayStation, Nissan, The Recording Academy, The International Olympic Committee and PepsiCo, Anh-Thu has won numerous industry accolades including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&ADs, One Show, ADC, Effies, Webby and Shorty Awards, among others.
As a recipient of the Jay Chiat Minority Advertising Training Program at its infancy, Anh-Thu brings a diverse perspective to her storytelling and filmmaking on productions she's led globally, spanning six continents. Her passion for creative arts also extends beyond her award-winning commercial work. Independently she produced the award-winning documentary 'Bella Vita' debuting at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and touring festivals worldwide earning accolades of Best Cinematography & Audience Choice Award prior to being released in over 30 countries theatrically, on iTunes, DVD, Netflix, among other digital platforms and is currently distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.
As a true creative at heart and industry executive, Anh-Thu often uses her craft & creativity to raise awareness for local and global charitable non-profit organizations. Anh-Thu will serve as a judge for the 2023 Ad Age Creativity Awards and has previously sat on the jury for Cannes, Ciclope, AICP, among other industry leading shows. She was also recognized in Adweek's 2022 Creative 100 annual list as an agency leader defining a new era, serves as a member of the Television Academy and is a part of the Commercials Peer Group Executive Committee.