The principals of international creative company Cutters Studios announce the immediate appointment of industry professionals Bobby Rowe and Sean C. Sullivan as the firm's new representatives on the U.S. East and West Coasts, respectively.
In the U.S. Midwest, Cutters Studios continues to be represented by Sean M. Sullivan and Marni Halliburton of Collective Management. With the launch of his self-titled management company, Rowe is thrilled to return to the production industry. Having spent the past year as a luxury real estate agent at The Corcoran Group, he has worked alongside some of the country's shrewdest salespeople. For the previous four years, he was head of sales for animatic production specialist 321Launch, where he successfully established countless prolific partnerships with scores of international brands and agencies. Also an outstanding advertising composer, Bobby's further experience includes leading business development for New York-based MAS: Music and Strategy.
"With its full-service suite of companies, Cutters Studios gives me the opportunity to offer my clients everything they could need," he began. "Across the board, everyone radiates intelligence, creativity, and warmth. I have the utmost faith in the people at Cutters to take hold of the relationships I've built, make work everyone is proud of, and build prosperous new creative bonds."
"Bobby immediately understood our brand – the different disciplines we work in, and what we are building and growing on the East Coast," said Cutters Studios New York Executive Producer Elizabeth Krajewski. "His vast network, his experience in strategy and sales, and his love of Beyoncé are just a few reasons he's the obvious choice to represent Cutters Studios."
Sullivan joins the Cutters Studios staff in Santa Monica as West Coast business development director. Formerly the owner/executive producer of boutique strategy, animation and production house +DISPATCH, he led production for Chase, Coca Cola, Disney, ESPN, IBM, the NFL, Nike, Spotify and many others. Sullivan launched +DISPATCH in 2016 upon his departure from Apple, where he held the position of producer/project manager. That experience followed nearly two years as senior project manager for Los York, where he managed all content for the Jordan Brand account in partnership with creative agency AKQA. At Los York, Sullivan's efforts contributed to the Jordan "The Last Shot" project winning a Gold Cannes Lion and dozens more major industry awards.
By his account, he was first drawn to the talents of Flavor, Cutters Studios' design and visual arts group. "Flavor has an unreal team of artists working under the same flag, handling design, animation, VFX and finishing," Sullivan said. "Combined with the editors of Cutters, and leaders in all other production and post disciplines, it's a seismic punch to provide such powerhouse talent in unison, with top-notch facilities and the ability to create groundbreaking work anywhere. I can't wait to see what we are going to do together!"
"Sean brings an incredible amount of high-end experience, especially with design and visual effects, but also with all facets of every service we employ for our clients," explained Flavor Los Angeles executive producer Darren Jaffe. "This includes live-action production, editorial and post-audio for projects ranging from commercial to experiential. Couple that
with his feverish work ethic, passion and positive energy, and he embodies all things Flavor and Cutters Studios."