Craig Duncan takes on role of President of Cutters Studios

3+ Cutters Studios’ Managing Director and Partner Craig Duncan has been promoted to the position of President. As announced by CEO Tim McGuire, in addition to his responsibilities as President, Duncan will continue to fulfill his duties as Managing Director. Well known in the creative industry as a premier editor himself, Tim McGuire launched Cutters … Continue reading “Craig Duncan takes on role of President of Cutters Studios”

Cutters Studio releases indie feature “before/during/after”

4+ The leaders of international creative company Cutters Studios join their fellow filmmakers in celebrating the World Premiere for indie narrative feature before/during/after as part of the ninth annual Greenpoint Film Festival. To safely create new experiences uniting film lovers in controlled, VIP entertainment environments, this year’s Festival will be staged as a drive-in. Hosted by Broadway … Continue reading “Cutters Studio releases indie feature “before/during/after””

Maestro Rob Churchill joins Cutters Studios’ Flavor

3+ The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Rob Churchill to their Chicago staff in the position of VFX Director. The announcement was made by Flavor’s Executive Producer, Neal Cohen. According to Churchill and executives from Flavor parent Cutters Studios, this momentous development also involves Churchill as … Continue reading “Maestro Rob Churchill joins Cutters Studios’ Flavor”

Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation

5+ Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan are the new faces in New York and LA, Collective Management remains in the Midwest The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios are very proud to announce the immediate appointment of highly accomplished industry professionals Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan as the firm’s new representatives on … Continue reading “Cutters signs new East & West Coast representation”

Cutters promotes a pair in Chicago

4+ The editing and post-production studio moves Heather Richardson to Executive Producer, Patrick Casey to Head of Production Cutters Studios Managing Director and Partner Craig Duncan today announced the promotion of Heather Richardson to Executive Producer, and the promotion of Patrick Casey to Head of Production. Both Cutters Chicago leadership appointments are effective immediately. According … Continue reading “Cutters promotes a pair in Chicago”

Cutters opens full-force studio in Kansas City

5+ The expanding production and post company adds a trio of highly specialized suites in the city’s Crossroads Arts District Back in August, 2017, the principals of international creative company Cutters Studios announced the opening of a satellite studio in Kansas City. Resulting in high profile collaborations for numerous brands including Dairy Queen, Gatorade, Big … Continue reading “Cutters opens full-force studio in Kansas City”

Cutters New York hires editor Alison Grasso

5+ 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”

Whitehouse, Cutters, Colonie entrants win Kuleshov

4+ “Eerie explosive work” and “lovely animated sequences” reinforce the competition’s unique creative tradition   AICP’s annual Camp Kuleshov trailer competition announced the 2018 winners for its Chicago component during an event at Rock Bottom Brewery on Tuesday night. Named in honor of legendary Russian editor Lev Vladimirovich Kuleshov, Camp Kuleshov celebrates “storytelling through movie … Continue reading “Whitehouse, Cutters, Colonie entrants win Kuleshov”

Cutters helps ‘Chasing The Blues’ earn theatrical release

4+ With editorial, VFX, and sound support from Cutters Studios, Director Scott Smith’s award-winning film hits the big screen October 5   (Chicago — 25 September 2018) Thanks to distributor Ammo Content, Fulton Market Films’ Chasing The Blues will launch a U.S. theatrical debut on October 5. The run begins in LA, Phoenix, Portland, Columbus, … Continue reading “Cutters helps ‘Chasing The Blues’ earn theatrical release”

Cutters Studios promotes Marian Oliver to Editor

3+ “We fell for Marian long ago when she was assisting Chris Claeys (and snickering along with our antics in the back of his edit suite)” —Per Jacobson, The Distillery Project   Cutters Studios is very proud to announce the promotion of Marian Oliver to editor. The announcement was made by managing director/partner Craig Duncan … Continue reading “Cutters Studios promotes Marian Oliver to Editor”

Cutters Studios welcomes editor Livio Sanchez

2+ Virtual reality storytelling pioneer and internationally-acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez joins Cutters Studios New York location   (New York — 20 July 2018) – Cutters Studios is very proud to announce the addition of internationally-acclaimed editor Livio Sanchez to its New York staff, effective immediately. The announcement was made by New York Executive Producer Elizabeth … Continue reading “Cutters Studios welcomes editor Livio Sanchez”

Cutters, Mill, Optimus, Utopic among AICE Shortlisters

7+ Rachelle Madden, VP, Post Production and Digital Production Affairs for AICP, has announced the Shortlist for this year’s AICE Awards for post production excellence. “Our 2018 Shortlist is the result of hours of work by our judges,” says Madden. “We want to thank them all for their contributions and also salute all the editors … Continue reading “Cutters, Mill, Optimus, Utopic among AICE Shortlisters”

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

6+ 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

3+ 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.