Yesterday, 70 of the most driven women in the industry came together to share their experiences and advice. The theme of this summer’s Cutter Connections event was “Creative Entrepreneurship” and included mentors ranging from freelance directors/producers to agency founders/executives to editorial/design professionals! Huge shout out to our mentors who are founders/partners of 100% women-owned creative businesses: And/Or, Undefined Creative, Mighty Oak, Nuva Comedy, and FACES. Team Cutter was so honored to give this networking opportunity to up and coming young women in the business. “This was my first experience with true networking…It was amazing to be in a room of powerful women. I can’t wait to keep learning and growing…” Keep up with news and upcoming events through our Twitter and Instagram!
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While the season may have ended for most, these MSG superfans got a special chance to show their team spirit. In mid-June, 40 fans of Tristate area teams including the Knicks, Rangers, Devils, Islanders, and Red Bulls gathered for our promo shoot for MSG Networks. For most, it was their first time being on a set and getting to see “behind the scenes” up close! Cutter had a blast chatting with real fans and hearing how much these teams meant to them and their families. Director Chandler Kauffman helped deliver an unforgettable experience to all those who came out!
Cutter Productions was one of ten vendors chosen nationwide to attend the Disney Supplier Diversity event during the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. Cutter Productions was invited to attend this prestigious event for the second year in a row and met with Disney, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MGM Resorts, Lucasfilm and Time Warner!
For a fresh look at Founder/EP Hillary Cutter’s approach to production and entrepreneurship, and what it can offer clients, check out her new feature in Source Creative’s Women at the Helm series. There you’ll also find links to a curated selection of video and film projects from Cutter roster directors.
Multi-award-winning director Marcelo Bukin just put the finishing touches on the first installment of Dreaming New York, an ongoing series of short film portraits in which New Yorkers share their life philosophies. The filmmaker invites people to unfold their deep truths, opinions, fears and desires — and the results are both profound and entertaining. Special thanks to Gene Curley at Nice Shoes and Diego Jimenez at Hobo for lending a creative hand to this series. Visit DreamingNewYork.com to follow our weekly episodes.
On Saturday February 4th, Cutter was thrilled to support the F.A.C.E.S. Institute by co-hosting the ACE Entertainment Summit. The event focused on “Getting Your Foot in the Door” and brought together over 45 women to discuss best practices when developing an entertainment career. Keynote speaker Brittany Rostron, kicked off the event by discussing how to approach an artistic career like an entrepreneur. After that, career coach Kathleen Castro provided tips on how to create the most effective resume and cover letter for the entertainment industry. At the end of the day, participants engaged in a Q&A session led by Hillary Cutter of Cutter Productions with experienced women in the industry such as Aubrey Smyth, Ashley Van Buren, Tiffani Gray, Meghan Dineen and Tara McHugh. Can’t wait for the next summit!
Roster director Aubrey Smyth just wrapped an integrated video for Campbell’s Well Yes! Soups starring Busy Phillips, who’s also currently seen in HBO’s Vice Principals. The video, via Man with a Cam and Edelman, launched right after New Year’s and reframes the narrative around resolutions by encouraging people to say “yes” to small things all year long. The spot plays perfectly to Smyth’s comedic strengths directing women – check it out.
Our Cutter Connections mentorship events to benefit young women in the production community were first launched a year and a half ago. Recently, we held our fourth event and celebrated our 150th attendee! Over 60 women gathered for a Cutter Connection evening focused on integrated production, with mentors from NBC Sports, Syfy, Spike TV, BBDO, Grey Advertising, CBS’s The Good Fight and more. “Thank YOU for providing all of this and giving us a platform to meet wonderful mentors and mentees!” volunteered one mentee who’s just starting out in production. And a mentor told us, “I felt really inspired. Thank you.” Special thanks to our sponsors, Splacer, BIGPIE, and Cinematcher! On February 4, 2017 Cutter Connections is presenting the Inaugural ACE Entertainment Summit: “Get Your Foot in the Door” event. Click here for Summit details!