hmmm just look at the judges ahha lets blacklist em
Oh ye aby the way look at there professions actors,directors, comedians, and so on im mean come on who really cares what most of these ppl think alot
of em oare hs dropouts and such
We've pulled together a panel of celebrity judges who will pick the winning ad from among the finalists. Together, these folks have hundreds of years
of experience in the film, music, and political communities; they'll also help to ensure that the winning entry receives the attention that it
deserves. We're proud to have them on board.
The Bush in 30 Seconds judging panel includes:
Actor, writer, comedian, and musician
Jack Black is a multi-faceted performer with TV, movies, theatre and music on his resume. He’s the front man of the band Tenancious D, and is also
currently starring in the hit movie, “School Of Rock”. Jack got his professional start on the stage, appearing in Tim Robbins’ production of “Carnage”
at the 1989 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Director/Gorilla Flix, Inc.
Benny Boom is the top ranked music video director of 2003. His extensive experience, tireless work ethic, and creative genius have produced some of
the most visually ground-breaking and attention grabbing videos of the new millennium. Formally trained at Temple University's School of Radio,
Television, & film, Boom continued his education under the watchful eye of Hype Williams at Big Dog Films, developing his directing eye and honing his
skills. He has since directed music videos for P. Diddy, Nas, Nelly, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, Lil' Kim & LL Cool J, and many others. He
starts production on his first feature film next year.
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile was the campaign manager for Gore/Lieberman 2000—the first African American woman to lead a
major presidential campaign. She is a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN’s Inside Politics and Late Edition, and appears regularly on
MSNBC’s Hardball and Fox News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes. Ms. Brazile is a senior fellow at the Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, and was
recently appointed as national chair of the Voting Rights Institute.
Political strategist and commentator
James Carville is one of America’s most well known and most colorful political consultants. He has managed more campaigns than any other political
consultant in America and has expanded his realm of influence to include Europe, the Middle East and South America. Carville is a co-host of CNN’s
political debate program “Crossfire.” An outspoken political strategist and commentator, he served as senior political adviser to President Bill
Clinton, whom he is credited with helping to elect.
Margaret Cho is an award winning writer and comedian who’s been honored by the National Organization for Women, GLAAD, the Asian American Legal Dense
and Education Fund and many others for “making a significant difference in promoting equal rights for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation or
gender identity.” This year, Margaret embarked on her 3rd critically acclaimed sold-out national tour, “Revolution”. Her first two tours, "I'm The
One That I Want" and "Notorious C.H.O." were made into films and will be airing on Showtime in December.
An award-winning actor whose successful career has spanned 40 years of film, television, theater and radio. Hector recently received the Diversity
Award’s prestigious “Integrity Award” and is an avid supporter of several charitable organizations including Amnesty International.
Comedian, author and commentator
An Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer, New York Times bestselling author, and Grammy-winning comedian, Al Franken was part of the
original writing staff that created the groundbreaking late night show “Saturday Night Live”. In 1992, he anchored Comedy Central’s “Indecision ‘92”,
winning wide critical acclaim for his coverage of both conventions and election night, and has since remained a passionate and outspoken political
commentator. His latest book, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right”, was The New York Times #1 bestseller
for six weeks and is still on the list.
Comedian, actor and commentator
Janeane is a passionate voice for diplomacy and peace, and has appeared as a political commentator on Crossfire, Inside Politics, Good Morning
America, Fox News Sunday, MSNBC and CNN. Janeane rose to fame as a regular on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Larry Sanders Show”, and the Emmy
Award-winning “Ben Stiller Show.” She’s acted in a number of films, including: “Steal This Movie”, “The Laramie Project”, “Dogma”, and “Reality
Stanley Greenberg is Chairman of Greenberg Research and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research . He has served as polling advisor to President Bill
Clinton, President Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Tony Blair and their national campaigns. Greenberg provides strategic advice and research for
companies, organizations and campaigns trying to advance their issues amid shifting social currents. He has focused on a range of social issues,
including the environment and climate change, technology and the Internet, democratization, globalization and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Producer/Partner/Founder This is that corp.
Ted Hope, together with partners Anthony Bregman and Anne Carey, runs the New York production company This is that, formed out of the production and
development arms of the groundbreaking Good Machine. This is that's initial year will yield three features: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's “21
Grams”, (starring Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro & Naomi Watts), Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman's “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (starring
Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet) and Kip Williams' “The Door in the Floor” (starring Jeff Bridges & Kim Basinger, based on a novel by John Irving). Ted
Hope has produced/co-produced such groundbreaking films as “American Splendor”, Todd Field's "In The Bedroom", and many of Ang Lee's films
including "Ice Storm", & the Academy Award nominated "The Wedding Banquet". Hope also produced the Cannes Critics' Prize-winning “Happiness”,
directed by Todd Solondz, which Hope and his partners at Good Machine released themselves, when its distributor dropped the film. Hope got his start
as a producer collaborating with Hal Hartley, eight films in all, including "Amateur","Simple Men" & "Trust". Hope is credited with producing 50
films to date. Recently Hope played a key role in the organization of the successful campaign in opposition to the MPAA’s Screener Ban.
Jessica Lange has produced a body of work that is unquestionably brilliant, receiving six Academy Award nominations and winning two. Some of her
legendary film roles include “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, “Frances”, “Tootsie”, “All That Jazz”, “Cape Fear”, “Blue Sky” and “Sweet Dreams”. On
Thanksgiving of this year, Lange will star alongside Ewan McGregor and Billy Crudup in Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” for Columbia Pictures. She was also
seen (and Emmy nominated) this year in HBO’s “Normal.” Later this year, Jessica will be seen in “Prozac Nation” alongside Christina Ricci and in
“Masked and Anonymous,” directed by Larry Charles and also stars Bob Dylan.
Producer, Director, Writer
Michael Mann’s most recent film was the Academy Award nominated “Ali”. Educated at the University of Wisconsin and the London Film School, he was the
director of the worldwide critical and commercial success, “Heat”, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and has directed/co-written/produced such
films as “The Insider” starring Russell Crowe, “The Last of the Mohicans”, and “Manhunter”. In the mid 1980s, Michael Mann was the executive producer
of “Miami Vice”, and in 1989, made the six-hour “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story”, which won an Emmy for best miniseries.
Moby is an award winning, Grammy-nominated worldwide multi-platinum selling recording artist, producer and musician with 13 albums under his belt.
He’s also an activist and owner of NYC café Teany. Moby is a co-founder of MoveOn.org’s “Bush in 30 Seconds” project.
Filmmaker and author
Michael Moore is the Oscar-winning filmmaker of “Bowling for Columbine” and the groundbreaking classic “Roger & Me”. He is also the Emmy-winning
writer/director/host of TV Nation and The Awful Truth. His last book, “Stupid White Men” spent 58 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and his
latest book “Dude, Where’s My Country?” has been #1 on both the NY Times and LA Times Best-Seller Lists since its debut.
This prolific director’s resume includes award-winning and groundbreaking music videos, an acclaimed five-part 1996 PBS anthology “The United States
of Poetry”, a tour across America guided by poets and spoken word artists, as well as the feature films “Going All the Way”, “Arlington Road” and “The
Tony Shalhoub is the star and producer of the Golden Globe and Emmy winning TV series, “Monk.” After earning his master's degree from the Yale Drama
School and a luminous career on Broadway (including a Tony nomination for his role in “Conservations With My Father”), Tony went on to deliver
memorable performances in films as diverse as “Spy Kids” to the critically acclaimed “Big Night”, Winning the Best Supporting Actor award from the
National Society of Film Critics.
Chairman, CEO Rush Communications
Since its inception in the late 1970s, Russell Simmons has been instrumental in bringing Hip-Hop to every facet of business and media: in music with
the immensely successful Def Jam Recordings; in film with Simmons Lathan Media Group; in television with HBO’s “The Def Comedy Jam” and “Russell
Simmons Presents Def Poetry”; on Broadway with the critically-acclaimed stage production “Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway”; in magazine
publishing with “OneWorld” Magazine; and in the community with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Russell and
his ventures are driven by a personal and corporate belief that hip-hop is an enormously influential agent for social change which must be responsibly
and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and ignorance.
As the lead singer and lyricist for R.E.M., Michael helped form the band in 1980 and R.E.M. has since recorded 14 albums. Michael is also a successful
independent film producer, founding Single Cell Productions in 1993, and has produced such indie favorites as “Velvet Goldmine”, “American Movie” and
the Academy Award nominated “Being John Malkovich”.
Gus Van Sant
The director of such modern classics as “My Own Private Idaho,” “To Die For”, and “Good Will Hunting” (receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best
Director), Gus Van Sant recently won the Palm D’or at the Cannes Film Festival for his critically acclaimed and controversial new film “Elephant”. Gus
is also the author of the novel “Pink”.
Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Editor, The Nation
Since 1865, the Nation has been bringing a critical progressive spirit to the discussion of political and social questions. Katrina Vanden Heuvel is
also a member of the board of directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Eddie Vedder has been the lead singer, lyricist and songwriter of Pearl Jam since 1990. Pearl Jam is one of the most influential rock bands of 90s,
and continue to make ground breaking music today. Eddie is a passionate defender of human and environmental rights, supporting, with Pearl Jam, many
institutions and causes toward that end.
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