Final Cut, celebrated editorial and post production company, begins 2017 with a series of significant promotions, one to EP and one to editor, a key signing of an acclaimed feature talent to the editorial roster, and strategic expansion into the Midwest market.
Final Cut has signed acclaimed feature editor Spencer Averick (Selma, 13th) to the roster. “Ava [DuVernay] originally brought Spencer to our attention when she had him in to lead-edit an Apple Music spot last year,” said Los Angeles EP Eric McCasline. “We immediately saw how gifted he was and how well he fit in with our gang. Final Cut was so happy for him and his Oscar nomination and we look forward to getting him busy on the right projects in advertising. He is a talent.” Averick was quick to add, “What drew me to Final Cut was the fact that they create such meaningful and forward-thinking content in the branded space. I'm excited to be collaborating with some of the most creative agencies and directors in the field. I also love the work environment and employees at Final Cut. Good energy and good people make for an enjoyable and productive work experience!”
But that’s not the only change afoot in Final Cut’s LA office. In addition to Averick’s signing, longtime Head of Production Suzy Ramirez has been promoted to Executive Producer working alongside Eric McCasline. President Stephanie Apt explained, “Suzy has been an integral part of Final Cut for the past 7 years. She is the bedrock of the LA office - editors and clients alike have come to respect and value her expertise and steady guidance. Everyone at Final Cut is thrilled to see Suzy take on this responsibility; she is in the DNA of the company and we all know that she will help us continue to build upon our strengths.” Suzy expressed her gratitude and excitement at the promotion, “I’ve spent much of my adult life in this business, particularly in editorial, and Final Cut, more than anywhere else I’ve ever worked, has always felt like home. I’ve seen Final Cut grow so much in my time here, with no signs of slowing down! That, combined with the truly world-class editors, and I’m just so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this next chapter in Final Cut’s rich history.”
Back on the East Coast, another Spencer, Spencer Campbell, has been promoted from assistant to rostered editor. New York EP Sarah Roebuck speaks of his promotion and what got him here, "We’re incredibly proud to be bringing Spencer onto the roster. He has risen quickly through Final Cut’s ranks due to his strong work ethic, desire to learn and hone his skills, and perhaps above all, his curiosity and myriad interests. I've seen clients - both agencies and directors - gravitate towards Spencer time and time again. People love being in the room with him, and the atmosphere of creativity and collaboration he creates is remarkable! Spencer brings true artistry to his craft, and we’re looking forward to seeing all that he can accomplish.” Spencer too, expressed his appreciation, ”Over the past six years I've been so amazingly inspired by Final Cut; the work, the staff and the fantastic spirit that it embodies. I'm very excited to join the tremendously talented group of editors in helping to create more of the spectacular work that my coworkers produce here day in and day out.”
And last, but certainly not least, Final Cut is pleased to announce that through a partnership with Third Coast Editorial, Final Cut has opened the doors on a Chicago outpost. Final Cut looks forward to partnering with Third Coast’s Executive Producer Lisa Long and leveraging her company’s River North studio to provide high-end editorial suites studio space, production assistance, client services and technical support to Final Cut’s visiting editorial talent. We look forward to bringing our world-class talent to Midwestern agencies and clients’ doorsteps.