Final Cut opens fourth branch in River North office

Final Cut, the London-headquartered post house with branches in New York and Los Angeles, is launching its Chicago office Thursday, Jan. 26 at a party expected to be well attended by the advertising community.

Hosting the party will be executive producers Sarah Roebuck, from LA and Eric McCasline from New York, who will oversee Chicago-originated work.

Final Cut has sublet Suite 508 in the 213 W. Institute Place building, a space currently being shared by a group of editors, producers and a colorist, for its Chicago operation.

Final Cut’s communication director New York-based Drew Baldwin did not provide details about staffing, except to say, “We are going to start small, nimble and flexible in the Chicago market, answering the demand to be there with world class talent.”

The expectation is, therefore, that the company will draw on its roster of 31 editors from its other offices to work here, and provide a formal Final Cut office for its Midwest rep, Doug Stephen & Partners. “We work where the work is,” Baldwin says.