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Cartel Signs Editors Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert

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Kyle and Ernie join for commercial representation

Cartel Signs Editors Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert

Award-winning editorial and post-production studio Cartel has expanded its roster with the signings of Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert for global representation.

“Our greatest joy at Cartel is the work we do and the talented people we collaborate with. We put a lot of care and thought into the future creative leaders of our business, while also maintaining an inspiring creative environment for all of our senior editors and producers,” said executive producer Lauren Bleiweiss. “Reconnecting with Kyle and signing Ernie is the type of growth we are really excited about. We feel lucky to do what we do, and it all truly clicks when you do it with the right people."

Kyle Valenta boasts an impressive resume of commercial work for brands including Nike, Apple, Dodge, The NFL, Guinness, Google, Dick’s and Lime. Known for both his strong visual storytelling and documentary style work, Kyle has collaborated with directors including Henry-Alex Rubin, Chivo Lubezki, Chris Wilcha and Mark Zibert. Kyle cut his teeth in commercial editorial at Wieden+Kennedy’s Joint Editorial in 2006, where he shifted his focus to short-form storytelling following work in feature editorial post-college. He noted: “Early in my career, I worked closely with Lauren Bleiweiss who helped me develop as an editor and become more established in the wider commercial market. It was a period of great excitement, and returning to work with Lauren at Cartel feels like being back home.” Kyle returns to Cartel from Work Editorial.

Following two years in 'The Lookout,' Cartel’s development track for up-and-coming creative talent, Ernie Gilbert has been signed to Cartel’s main editorial roster. Ernie has edited spots for DirecTV, Fox Sports, Nike Jordan and Banana Republic, and worked with directors including Dave Franco, Hiro Murai and Salomon Ligthelm. Prior to shifting focus to the commercial realm, Ernie worked as an assistant editor in episodic television on Atlanta, Barry and Baskets, and edited music videos by Childish Gambino, Lizzo, John Legend and Fall Out Boy. Ernie was nominated for an MTV VMA for Best Editing in 2018 for Childish Gambino’s 'This is America,' which won awards for best music video at the VMAs and Grammys. In addition to editorial work, Ernie is an emerging filmmaker who continues to hone his craft in directing. “Cartel’s empowering team of creatives are driven by a passion for their work. I’m excited to join their main roster to further advance my flair for commercial editorial,” concluded Ernie.

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Raz Public Relations LLC, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:21:11 GMT