And the unveiling continues. Meet two more of our fabulous #ShugaArtist judges.
Julie Allen is Creative Director for Social Responsibility at MTV Networks International (MTVNI). In this role she is responsible for the strategic and creative development of pro-social media campaigns across all platforms for MTVNI – this includes long and short form on-air programming, events and digital content.
In addition to campaign-creation, Julie also spends time working on the Staying Alive Foundation – MTV’s global HIV prevention charity and one of the driving forces behind the Shuga series. She has created valuable fundraising initiatives for the charity – most notably MTV RE:DEFINE – an art auction, exhibition and gala held in Dallas, Texas, in partnership with The Goss-Michael Foundation. Julie was responsible for conceiving the original concept, developing it with curators and GMF, establishing the team and seeing it through from ideation to execution. Since 2011, two auctions have raised over $1.7m and seen work on show from over 50 artists including Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin and Shepard Fairey.
Some of Julie’s other notable highlights include being the Co-creator and Executive Producer of award winning MTV documentary Me, Myself and HIV as well as being the Co-creator of MTV Voices, MTV’s global pro-social platform for the millennial generation.
Tim Horwood is an award-winning Creative Director at Viacom International Media Networks where he currently heads up the Production and Creative departments of MTV, MTV Base, Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon in Africa. Tim’s portfolio recently expanded to include the role of Channel Director for MTV Base, MTV’s flagship, 24 hour Pan African Music and Lifestyle feed.
Tim started his TV career in front of the camera as an actor / TV presenter at the age of 10, and swiftly found his feet behind the camera as a director and producer. He has gone on to produce and oversee a vast number of Television shows and campaigns across Africa.
Leading by example, Tim heads up a team of young and passionate production, programming, marketing, talent & music personnel.
In 2012 Tim was a guest speaker at the prestigious PromaxBDA conferences in Africa, Australia and France and was invited to speak at the PromaxBDA conference in India and Singapore in 2013. He has been a South African Music Awards Judge for the last 8 years and was a part of the judging panel for the International Emmy Awards 2013.
Tim officially resides in Johannesburg but spends his time working and travelling between South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
We’ve got together a veritable powerhouse of judges. There’s no doubt that we’ll be selecting the very best of the best as #ShugaArtist.
The countdown begins…