Dictionary promotes Cody McGuire, adds Joe Kirkendall

Joe Kirkendall and Cody McGuire

Joe Kirkendall and Cody McGuire

The integrated house
adds a pair of
Senior Producers
who have completed
projects of all sizes
for dozens
of top tier brands

(Chicago — 3 October 2018) Dictionary Films U.S. managing director Chris Rossiter today announced the promotion of Cody McGuire to senior producer and the addition of senior producer Joe Kirkendall to the company’s full-time staff.

Both gentlemen are based in Chicago.

“We are finding it extremely important to be increasingly nimble and hands-on,” says Rossiter. “It’s key to our clients’ success to be able to work directly with accomplished producers who can bid and oversee the projects they produce.”

Rossiter added that McGuire is “a client favorite” who was promoted to senior producer “due to his expertise, demeanor, leadership and team spirit.”

McGuire joined Dictionary in 2009 as an intern following his graduation from the University of Kansas. Since then, he has since produced projects for countless brands and agencies including Cars.com, The Chicago Bears, Hillshire Farm, Honda, Illinois Tourism, Kellogg’s, Walgreens, and Wilson Sporting Goods.

“It’s a real honor to be part of Dictionary Films,” says McGuire. “Our familiarity and close proximity with post-production also presents extremely valuable benefits for our clients. Delivering on the most ambitious expectations of our agency and brand partners gets more challenging, and more rewarding, every day.”

Rossiter is likewise “thrilled to stack the deck even further by adding Joe Kirkendall in the same position.”

“Joe has become one of our go-to producers over the past several years,” Rossiter continues. “He always brings out the best in everyone, and his contributions to our projects speak for themselves.”

A graduate of Indiana University and a staple of Chicago film production for nearly 15 years, Kirkendall has spent most of the past seven years freelancing for Dictionary Films. His credits for the company include producing commercials for Allen Edmonds, Corona, Foot Joy, Home Depot, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many others.

“I truly feel we have a great collaboration throughout the shooting process, not only between the various facets of our production teams, but also between our staff and the post departments of Cutters Studios,” Kirkendall says. “I’m quite proud of the fact that we have a wide range of wonderfully talented people from the start of a shoot through the final days of editing. It’s a great environment to be part of.”

About Dictionary Films U.S.
The integrated production arm of Cutters Studios, Dictionary Films U.S. represents prestigious directors through offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New York. Together with its partner companies — Another Country, Cutters, Flavor and Picnic Media — it also represents unlimited full-service creative capabilities. Since launching in 2008, Dictionary counts DDB, Energy BBDO, Leo Burnett, mcgarrybowen and VMLY&R among its clients, and it has delivered innovative projects for Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Ford, Kellogg’s, Kraft and McDonald’s, to name a few. To learn more, visit www.dictionaryfilms.com.

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