Renowned edit house Final Cut announces today that they are beginning 2018 strong by welcoming Senior Editor Miky Wolf. Additionally, the New York office is pleased to announce two key promotions - Betty Jo Moore from Assistant to Editor and Producer Penny Ensley to Head of Production.
Editor Miky Wolf joins from Big Sky Editorial, where he has spent much of his formative editing career, cutting a wide range of projects from commercials and music videos to shorts and feature films. A Cleveland native by way of Washington Heights, Miky made his way to New York originally to direct and produce theater. It’s no surprise then that Miky’s ties to the stage remain strong, as he was the editor of hit HBO feature documentary Six By Sondheim, which began an ongoing and fruitful collaboration with renowned director, playwright, and librettist, James Lapine.
Miky’s notable recent work includes an ongoing campaign for Prada with Anonymous Content director and longtime collaborator Autumn de Wilde starring Elijah Woods and a veritable who’s who of ingenues and muses. Other commercial work includes campaigns for American Express, Google, Lexus, and Verizon as well as collaborations with agencies Barton F. Graf, Droga5, Joan, and Ogilvy.
“I’m excited to be a part of Final Cut, and I’m so impressed by the scope of work they’re involved in. Not just in the editorial, which is the heart of the company, of course, but in all the creative services they offer, with visual effects, sound and production through Significant Others and Machine Sound. Coming from a directing background, my hope was always to be able to bring together my experience as both an editor and director to step behind the camera,” Wolf said of what attracted him to Final Cut. “It's amazing that Final Cut has positioned itself with the ability to offer those services to its staff as well as to its clients.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Miky. The passion he has for film, theater and the arts is infectious, and his spirit of collaboration with producers, directors and creatives is inspiring, his warmth and energy are a true pleasure,” President Stephanie Apt said of Wolf. “[Final Cut’s] editors are doing some of the most innovative work in the industry across the board. They have amazing relationships with the top agencies and directors in the field It's an exciting and compelling place to work. I'm thrilled to join the team,” said Miky. And New York Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck adds, “Miky is talented, charismatic, and brings genuine joy and interest to everything he does; he thrives on finding creative solutions to any challenge that comes his way.”
Final Cut has also promoted longtime Assistant Editor Betty Jo Moore to rostered Editor. “Betty Jo has been an incredible assistant over the last six years, and has made herself an invaluable member of both the New York and LA teams. She is a generous mentor and leader to the other assistants, and has helped us put our best foot forward on many an occasion,” said President Apt of the decision. “Betty Jo has yet to work with a client who hasn’t completely fallen in love with her. She has a quiet confidence, a dogged work ethic, and a willingness to think outside the box that is just awesome,” adds Sarah Roebuck.
Seasoned Producer Penny Ensley has also been promoted to Head of Production of Final Cut’s New York Office, where she will complement and work closely alongside Executive Producer Sarah Roebuck. “Penny never ceases to amaze me with her myriad interests and passions. She is wise, calm and caring; qualities she extends to everyone, both within and outside of Final Cut. I couldn’t be more honored to work alongside her,” Roebuck says of Penny’s promotion. “I’m so excited to start 2018 on such a strong foot!”
“We’re excited to see what heights Miky, Betty Jo and Penny alongside the rest of our team take us to in this new year,” Stephanie Apt concluded.