Stephen Jess joins Cut+Run

Noted Editor Stephen Jess has joined Cut+Run. His gift for uncovering authentic human moments shines through in his projects for Google, AT&T, Subaru, and American Express. “Stephen combines outstanding talent, genuine warmth, and wisdom in his everyday interactions and his work,” says Cut+Run Partner Jon Grover. “We are proud of the community we’ve built here … Continue reading “Stephen Jess joins Cut+Run”

Award-Winning editor Eric Argiro joins Cut+Run

Cut+Run has expanded their diverse roster of talented editors with the addition of editor Eric Argiro. Known for work that builds an emotional connection with audiences, Argiro’s captivating projects include The North Face’s “Question Madness,” winner of a Cannes Lion for Editing and the ACD Best Editing award. Among Argiro’s other high-profile pieces are “Anthem” … Continue reading “Award-Winning editor Eric Argiro joins Cut+Run”

Cutters adds Caitlin Grady as Managing Director/EP

High-end editorial boutique Cutters has announced the addition of Caitlin Grady to the role of Managing Director/Executive Producer of Cutters New York. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and Cutters Editor Steve Bell. In the world of commercial production, from New York City, Caitlin has been a vital force in … Continue reading “Cutters adds Caitlin Grady as Managing Director/EP”

Was Zack Snyder behind The Snyder Cut Army?

Who knew Zack Snyder was actually Lex Luthor with hair. At least Rolling Stone thinks so. It’s been over a year since Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice is Gray was released in all its 4 hours and two-minute glory and yet the drama isn’t quite over. Rolling Stone just shared a report where the outlet … Continue reading “Was Zack Snyder behind The Snyder Cut Army?”

The Cabinet celebrates 6th anniversary with Stellar Fest Run for ‘GARY’ 

As it celebrates six years in business, SF-based production and post shop The Cabinet has good reason to pop the cork: its latest short film, GARY, is enjoying a rewarding festival run, collecting top honors at 8 fests and counting (it next competes at the LA Comedy Festival, which runs from July 28th-August 7th). The … Continue reading “The Cabinet celebrates 6th anniversary with Stellar Fest Run for ‘GARY’ “

VFX Artist and 2D/3D animator Matt Trudell joins Cutters

The leaders from creative production studio Flavor and Cutters Studios have announced the addition of Matt Trudell to their global staff in the position of Motion Designer. The announcement was made by Flavor’s Executive Producer Neal Cohen and Executive Creative Director Brian McCauley. A New Jersey native, Trudell joins Flavor after more than two years … Continue reading “VFX Artist and 2D/3D animator Matt Trudell joins Cutters”

Union: Graham Turner cuts They Print at Night for HP

What to do when you run out of ink…in the middle of the day?! Such is the quandary faced by a vampire couple in “Midday,” part of HP’s new “They Print at Night” campaign, directed by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, produced by Raucous, created via Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and cut by … Continue reading “Union: Graham Turner cuts They Print at Night for HP”

Dunkin’: Celebrates America getting up & running again

Dunkin’ has always been all about helping people traverse whatever life may bring—America runs on Dunkin’. Now, as Americans begin to feel more confident reemerging into the world, Dunkin’ celebrates that moment with a witty message of encouragement. It’s time to get up and running, it’s time to get back to getting back out there, it’s … Continue reading “Dunkin’: Celebrates America getting up & running again”

Beautiful Curse: Wins Best Editing at RiverRun Fest

A Beautiful Curse, the feature debut of Danish writer/director Martin Garde Abildgaard, won two top awards at this year’s RiverRun International Film Festival: Best Editing, by Marco Perez of bicoastal Union, and Best Cinematography, by Philippe Kress. Last month, the film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Genre Film at Cinequest 2021, where it … Continue reading “Beautiful Curse: Wins Best Editing at RiverRun Fest”

She Should Run, BBDO launch “Change is Her(e)”

Fresh off the heels of last week’s inauguration, where we witnessed history as the first female Vice President was sworn into office, She Should Run is launching its newest campaign titled “Change Is Her(e).” The time has ever been better to rally support for the nonpartisan, nonprofit, working to dramatically increase the number of women … Continue reading “She Should Run, BBDO launch “Change is Her(e)””

Uppercut opens new studio in ATL

Next-gen post-production company Uppercut announces the launch of their second office in the hot production market of Atlanta, Georgia. The premier east coast editorial, finishing and VFX studio’s flagship shop opened in 2015 in the heart of New York’s Flatiron District. At five years old, Uppercut is building upon its reputation as an innovative new … Continue reading “Uppercut opens new studio in ATL”

Karen Jean, David&Goliath Executive Producer

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these various personalities with us. Karen Jean is a … Continue reading “Karen Jean, David&Goliath Executive Producer”

‘Shameless’ to end its run after this summer

Ah Gallaghers, we did have a lot of fun, but all good things must come to an end. Showtime has announced that it has picked up an 11th and final season of its hit comedy series Shameless, premiering this summer. The series, which originally premiered in the winter of 2011, ranks as the network’s no. 1 comedy, its longest-running … Continue reading “‘Shameless’ to end its run after this summer”

Kia Stinger GTS runs with wild horses in west Texas

I don’t remember much about Super Bowl LIII, The Eagles weren’t playing and some team from New England won again, but I do remember the fab Kia spot from El Segundo’s David&Goliath. As a refresher, the story was about the largely unknown West Georgia town—West Point. The spot highlighted the builders and families of Kia’s … Continue reading “Kia Stinger GTS runs with wild horses in west Texas”

Cutters launches “Project For Good”

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 less … Continue reading “Cutters launches “Project For Good””

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.

Osmosis reveals artistic lives of NYC Museum guards

Every day in New York, thousands of museum guards help protect some of the world’s most acclaimed artists and art. But what most people don’t know is that many of those museum guards are artists themselves. After putting on a full shift guarding the most expensive art in the world, they moonlight in their homes, … Continue reading “Osmosis reveals artistic lives of NYC Museum guards” finds happy place in new campaign, Lithia & Driveways (LAD) online car retailer, has launched a nationwide broadcast and social campaign featuring visions of customers buying vehicles from wondrous and fanciful settings. Created by agency Marin County agency, Bruiser, in collaboration with FANCY and Director MAPP, the campaign promises customers the ability to “Buy or Sell a Car from Your Happy Place.” … Continue reading “ finds happy place in new campaign”

AICP Week returns with new format for presenting

AICP Week is back (Yay!), and with it comes a new format for presenting and celebrating the winning work in the Awards competitions: the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The full program of winners in each show will be screened during the day … Continue reading “AICP Week returns with new format for presenting”

Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists

The AICP Awards today released the Shortlists for the 2022 editions of its three competitions: The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards. The Shortlists are the results of a bifurcated judging system that began earlier this year with a series of panels with … Continue reading “Droga5, BBDO, Chiat, SMUGGLER lead AICP Shortlists”