(San Francisco, California--July 24, 2013) Cut+Run welcomes editor Pete Koob who, along with Executive Producer Deanne Mehling, is based in San Francisco. The addition of Pete Koob is a reflection of Cut+Run’s growing Bay Area presence and commitment to the region’s robust creative agencies. In addition to SF-based projects, Koob is available to work on projects via the company’s other locations in Los Angeles, New York, London, Austin and Asia.
"I'm so thrilled to have Pete Koob join us at Cut+Run San Francisco,” says Mehling. “His attention to visual storytelling and comedic sensibility are a natural complement to the great creative work coming out of this market. He's the perfect fit for Cut + Run and the SF community, and I look forward to building on his already great collection of work."
Cut+Run’s US Managing Director Michelle Eskin is equally thrilled with the signing: “We are such fans of his work on Mini, Priceline and Google and all the amazing projects he's been associated with while at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, and we knew he would be a great addition to the editorial talent at Cut + run.” comments Eskin.
Koob joins Cut+Run following a successful stint at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners’ Cleaver. As Director of Editorial, he contributed his editing talent to such noted projects as the 2012 Addy and One Show award-winning Mini “Best Test Drive Ever,” the Clio winning “Win Hof” campaign, the wildly popular Priceline DOJO and SF MOMA’s Avedon spot. At the agency, he enjoyed engaging in the creative process early, collaborating with agency teams on developing pitches and final campaigns. He garnered a deep appreciation for agency process, which he hopes to apply to his work at Cut+Run. View a selection of his work here http://cutandrun.com/editors/pete-koob-2
On joining the company, Koob notes: “Deanne has an amazing reputation and we initially met so that I could benefit from her perspective on the industry. Like Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, Cut+Run is defined by its people and I am thrilled to be joining such an amazing team; it just feels right.”
From an early age, Koob developed a passion for storytelling and cinema; he attended Stanford for creative writing and then moved to New York to be a part of the intensive DGA Assistant Directing program. While working on “Sex In The City” and “Law and Order” he met the series’ editors and developed an interest in editing’s impact on story. He moved to San Francisco and immersed himself in the advertising community, soon defining his craft and career.
"Pete was instrumental in the formation of Cleaver (BSSP's in house editorial facility) and greatly contributed to the creative output on behalf of our clients," comments John Butler, Executive Creative Director, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners. "He's a quick study, a terrific editor, a selfless mentor, and we wish him only the best of luck."
Cut+Run features an award-winning and diverse roster of talented editors, as well as resources for visual effects, design and finishing services for advertising, entertainment and art content. With an emphasis on client service, Cut+Run operates under a borderless philosophy making its editors available worldwide on location and via its locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin and Asia. Cut+Run’s Editing Talent includes Eve Ashwell, Ben Campbell, Isaac Chen, Nick Diss, Georgia Dodson, Alex Dondero, Frank Effron, Steve Gandolfi, Jon Grover, TG Herrington, Akiko Iwakawa, Sam Jones, Staci LeVan, Julia Knight, Gary Knight, Pete Koob, Dan Maloney, Chris McKay, Joel Miller, Jay Nelson, Sam Ostrove, Nathan Perry-Greene, Dan Robinson, Julian Tranquille, Graham Turner, and Dayn Williams. For more on the company, please visit http://www.cutandrun.com
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