Method Studios, coming up on a year in Chicago as part of L.A.-based DeLuxe Entertainment’s finishing trio of Beast editorial, Company 3 and Method, has hired Chris Webb as executive producer.
Webb, who moved here over the Memorial Day weekend, will work closely with creative director Gil Baron, in building the Chicago office’s continuing expansion. He had been a permalancer at Method in L.A. for several years prior to his transfer here.
“Chris has an agency and studio visual effects background. He freelanced for Method on the post side,” says executive director Melissa Thornley who oversees all three combined offices in comfortable space in Tribune Tower. “He knows the ins and outs of both sides of the business. Having that rapport with agencies and being able to relate to them is a rare quality our clients will appreciate.”
A Florida native, Webb has worked for the past 13 years in Miami, New York and Los Angeles for agencies including Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Goodby Silverstein, Saatchi & Saatchi, Cramer-Krasselt’s Milwaukee office and several new shops opened by former CPG staffers.
Webb and his family have settled into a Lakeview home. “I love Chicago,” he says.
Meanwhile, Method has been busy prepping for effects work for the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” sci-fi extravaganza that starts filming here the end of June. The effects house also recently delivered work on Coors Light “Avalanche” and Nike’s “No Angel.”
Over at Beast, John Dingfield edited the rave YouTube hit, “Work It, Kitty,” for Temptations Kitty Treat via DDB.