Eskew, McKinnon to chair political ad competition

Two top political operatives have signed on to co-chair the political ad section of an upcoming political film festival in DC.

Carter Eskew and Mark McKinnon will head up the ad category of the "Politics on Film" festival. Eskew is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of the Glover Park Group, and was an adviser to Al Gore's 2000 campaign. McKinnon is a former media strategist for President George W. Bush.

"Great political ads are just like great political films," McKinnon said in a statement. "They are compelling, creative and relevant. Kudos to Politics on Film for shining a spotlight on both."

The festival will accept submissions until April 24. Ads must have aired either on the internet or TV during the 2008 election cycle.

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