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    World War Seven

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    Executive Producer

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about the jury

Sloane Hayes Skala is an Executive Producer at World War Seven, where she represents a talented roster of heavy-hitter comedy directors. Sloane grew up in Hollywood, the granddaughter of Oscar winning screenwriter John Michael Hayes – Alfred Hitchcock’s writing partner of such classics as Rear Window. Sloane’s first job as a commercial producer was on Dannon’s 2011 Super Bowl spot, starring John Stamos. She then produced and EP’ed RedBull’s first ever narrative property, a 2012 web series that was one of the first major branded projects to use influencers as talent, and also served as Head of Production of RedBull TV during that time. From there, Sloane was a freelance commercial line producer for a decade, traveling the world and producing award-winning global campaigns with a myriad of celebrity directors and talent. Her freelance career culminated in 2021, when she both line produced and EP’ed the global brand relaunch for Tiffany & Co jewelry, starring Beyoncé and Jay Z – a campaign that took over Times Square, as well as a dozen other major city centers. From there, she was brought on as an Executive Producer at The Directors Bureau (Roman Coppola) and Bullitt Branded (The Russo Brothers), where she represented directors such as Wes AndersonSofia CoppolaEmmanuel AdjeiAnthony Leonardi, and Eric Andre. There, she oversaw such projects as the recent global brand relaunch of Absolut Vodka, Channel’s summer campaign by Sofia CoppolaBeyoncé‘s 2022 album films, and Louis Vuitton’s holiday by Roman Coppola. After 2 years at The Directors Bureau, Sloane was scooped up by World War Seven, where she is now the lead Executive Producer, and is having a blast overseeing an award-winning portfolio, including David Shafei‘s much lauded Oreo Vault campaign, Lizzy Born’s stylish and celeby Vogue x Grey Goose holiday films, Jonathan Pearson’s recent campaign for the UN, and MAMA’s daring and dark Dave’s Hot Chicken spots.