Cutter partnered with MTV World and Nomadic Wax in association with Rebel Music for the documentary short film Joan Baez: Rebel Icon, in which American musician Joan Baez shares her inspirational story of art activism… Roster director Jim Fabio directed four new NFL pieces for Hispanic Heritage month. Check out his video featuring Shayne Skov… Cutter produced a new campaign for multinational food-products corporation Danone helmed by roster director Marcelo Bukin… Cutter rolled out Season 2 of Why English Matters, watch the episode featuring Olympus employees titled How English Helps Saves Lives...Roster director Chandler Kauffman’s Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector continued it’s journey on the festival circuit. Look out for more updates in 2016!
Cutter Connections held its second mentorship event at creative studio Nice Shoes in Manhattan on Tuesday, December 1st, and this time the theme was “What happens after wrap?” In a cozy lounge surrounded by edit suites, young emerging women interested in the post production process were able to connect with female design, visual effects, and editing experts from Nice Shoes, Hiccup NY, jumP Editorial, and more, as well as freelance editors and post producers. Over 40 women came together for this wonderful evening full of collaborative, impassioned conversation about navigating a career in the post production world! But don’t take our word for it, here’s what one of our mentees had to say: “It was such a great opportunity to network and meet experienced women in postproduction. I gained so much knowledge on the industry and some great connections.” Cutter will continue the mentorship program through 2016!
This fall, Cutter partnered with ABC Entertainment Marketing to produce Thanksgiving and Christmas spots for ABC’s hit weekday talk show The Chew. Hosts Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall brought out their holiday spirit with a little help from roster director Chandler Kauffman. In the spots, the hosts invite viewers to join them in the weeks leading up to the holidays to pick up some helpful tips and cost effective tricks to make it the best holiday season “you’ll ever chew.” The Christmas spot is airing now on ABC throughout December. You can also watch it here. If you missed the Thanksgiving spot on air in November, check it out here – it was featured on PromaxBDA Hotspots!
Founder Hillary E. Cutter was recognized as a Top Female CEO at the 2015 SmartCEO Brava Awards in New York on September 28th. Out of the exclusive group of distinguished New York Brava Award Finalists recognized at the event, Hillary is the only woman operating a full-service production company that produces film, TV, commercials, and branded content around the world. She was also profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine. According to SmartCEO.com, “Brava Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders, and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.” Hillary has continued to embody the values of a Brava Award winner by sharing her knowledge and experience with entrepreneurial professionals through speaking engagements at New York University on November 16th and at Marymount Manhattan College on December 3rd.
Cutter is proud to have partnered with MTV World and Nomadic Wax to help produce the second season of Rebel Music. Focusing on a wide array of countries and cultures including Turkey, Venezuela, Senegal and Native America, the series depicts the untold stories of fearless artists and musicians rising up against social and political barriers to forge a better future. Episodes aired throughout the spring/summer and the final episode to air is Venezuela: The Sounds of Peace on September 17th. Watch it here now.
Cutter is thrilled to welcome Aubrey Smyth, the first woman to join its talented roster of directors! Her notable work includes digital campaigns for Pantene Pro-V and TJ Maxx via Grey, the PSA Little Leading Ladies (in partnership with NYWIFT and Adorama), a spot for Lipton Iced Tea via MOFILM’s international commercial competition for which she recently won first place, and a Klondike spot via MOFILM’s commercial competition for which she was runner-up. She is currently in development on her feature film Ginger with a Snap. See her work.
On July 14th, Cutter hosted the first of many mentorship events for women. Entitled Cutter Connections, the evening brought together over 30 women, including established professionals as well as rising stars in the advertising and entertainment industries. The women had the opportunity to network for the future, forge valuable mentor-mentee relationships, and share experiences and goals. Team Cutter was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and knowledge of all who attended and deemed it a resounding success!
Cutter’s relationship with Bennett Windheim Creative and client Blinds To Go continues with a new campaign, Schooled. The humorous approach introduces Nika, an interior designer, mentor to young decorators, and as committed to windows as she is to Blinds To Go as a solution. The spots were produced in Canadian French and English to reach audiences in both Canada and the US. See them here.