Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

1+ The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with … Continue reading “Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep”

New Normal – Cutters’ end of the world as they know it

5+ Editor’s Note: The world changed right before our very eyes. We now work, live, exercise and entertain ourselves in our homes. This is the new normal. In this new on-going series, we check in on ad agencies, production companies, post-houses, and anyone else who wants to talk about their personal experiences during this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading “New Normal – Cutters’ end of the world as they know it”

Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation

1+ The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios announced the immediate appointment of highly accomplished industry professionals Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan as new representatives on the U.S. East and West Coasts, respectively. CUTTERS STUDIOS MONTAGE | JANUARY 2019 ALSO READ: Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso Sean C. Sullivan Sullivan joins … Continue reading “Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation”

Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso

3+ Versatile, award-winning pro brings post, radio, on-camera, voiceover, and production expertise to the Big Apple boutique Cutters Studios welcomes the highly accomplished commercial editor Alison Grasso to its New York staff, effective immediately. Well known as a staff editor for Crew Cuts in New York, Grasso started her commercial career with the company immediately … Continue reading “Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso”

Escape Pod, Cutters, Periscope: hires and promotions

9+ The Escape Pod promotes Celia Jones to Chief Executive Officer Celia Jones has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at The Escape Pod. Jones, who joined the Chicago-based independent agency as Brand Director in June 2016, will concentrate on growth, integrated capabilities, new revenue, and recruitment. She will report to Norm Bilow, Co-founder and … Continue reading “Escape Pod, Cutters, Periscope: hires and promotions”

Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news

2+ Cutters Detroit promotes Grosjean Executive Producer Mary Connolly and Managing Director Kurt Kulas announced last week that Cutters Studios Detroit office has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern. However, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. In 2012, Justin and his … Continue reading “Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news”

Cutters-edited ‘Princess Cyd’ wins at Chi Film Fest

5+ The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival announced its winners Friday night and one of the films awarded was a Cutters Studios post project by writer / director Stephen Cone called Princess Cyd. The film was given “The Chicago Award.” A Chicago-based filmmaker, Cone is best known for 2015’s Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, which was … Continue reading “Cutters-edited ‘Princess Cyd’ wins at Chi Film Fest”

Promotions and appointments at Cutters Studios

4+ Award-winning production and post facility Cutters Studios hired or promoted a trio of talented women within the ranks of its Chicago office over the summer. Associate Producer Natalie Stone graduated from Columbia College in 2013 with a degree in Post Production and several credits — including producer, editor and director — on the award-winning … Continue reading “Promotions and appointments at Cutters Studios”

Cutters launches “Project For Good”

5+ Cutters Studios’ “Project For Good” is a companywide inspiration to get creative about dedicating time, talent and resources to create positive change in the world. The first cycle of the ongoing effort is explained in a four-minute film about Bootstrap Villages, a nonprofit organization devoted to building a community of “tiny houses” for the … Continue reading “Cutters launches “Project For Good””

Dustin Kaufman leads Cutters’ expansion into KC

Longtime Chicago post house Cutters Studios announced the promotion of Dustin Kaufman to the position of editor, and the immediate launch of a new satellite studio in Kansas City, which Kaufman will lead.

“Dustin is extremely creative and visionary, but he is also one of the most driven, determined, hard-working individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” Cutters partner and editor Matt Walsh shared. “He cannot help but create amazing things, no matter what circumstances surround him. He is also extremely fast, and hungry.”

Cutters editor Lippert debuts film at Dances with Films

On Sunday June 4, Cutters Editor Michael Lippert, debuted his new short film, Miriam is Going to Mars, at the prestigious film festival, Dances With Films.

The short, running time 15:30, is a lovely character study about a woman, Miriam, who suffers from Schizophrenia and attempts to escape her psychiatric ward by applying to the first manned trip to Mars.

I had a chance to sit down with Michael at the Chinese Theater’s Film Lounge and talk about his film, which stars Ann Stoneville, Chandra Michaels and Nathaniel Buescher.

Cutters Studio Detroit livestreams new Lions’ uniforms

On April 13, Cutters Studio Detroit (CSD) helped the Detroit Lions rally their fan base and earn national headlines by hosting a sensational “uniform unveil” event that was live-streamed by more than 300,000 viewers.

Cutters, with studios in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Tokyo, conceived and produced the entire media events behind the scenes of the fanfare which consisted of several brand films, a complete on-air graphics package and an experiential art installation.

Cutters scores with NHL Stanley Cup final

There is no greater glory for an NHL player than to have their named engraved upon the holy grail of the sport — The Stanley Cup.

For the NHL’s 100th year, the league is celebrating not only its centennial but the Cup as well, which pre-dates professional hockey.

Spelling, an emotional new spot from Cutters Studios created by Baby Bear’s Porridge Productions and directed by Samuel Bayer, features 23 NHL greats whose names appear on the cup.

Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr and Jonathan Toews are among the legends in the cast.

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Interview: The team behind ‘Before/During/After’

4+ Getting divorced when you’re middle-aged sucks. I mean, getting divorced at any age, blows. But when you’re middle-aged with kids, mortgages and savings, it can be a next level kind of harrowing suck. How does one start their life over? And when you’re a woman, the challenge is even on a higher level. This … Continue reading “Interview: The team behind ‘Before/During/After’”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”