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Cut + Run Launches Music Video Division

Provides increased opportunity to provide editorial creative (July 22, 2004)

With a wealth of awarding-winning commercials and music videos under its belt, including the recent CADS Award for Best Editing (Dayn Williams and Jon Grover for LFO ?Freak), Cut + Run has launched an official music video division. The new division showcases the talents of editors Javier Alvarez, Giles Bury, Jeff Grippe, Jon Grover, Leo King, Jay Nelson, Philip Owens, Johanna Scott, Julian Tranquille and Dayn Williams. Cut + Run/LA Executive Director Christie Cash promoted Endy Hedman to Executive Producer of Music Videos for this new entity.

?Endy is exactly the right person to spearhead this division, comments Cash. ?He is technical, detail-oriented and a problem solver. But most of all, he is just plain cool to deal with in any situation. In addition to his new role, Hedman will continue to produce for the companys commercial division.

?Not unlike directors who shoot commercials and music videos, doing both gives our editors the opportunity to push the boundaries a little more; extend their creative reach and spread their wings, if you will, adds Cash. ?It simply makes them better editors and that is really what this is all about. The effort to bring in more music video work is about feeding the editors passion for the process in a variety of arenas.

At Cut + Run, clients have access to some of the best editors in the world, in part because the editorial focus for Cut + Run in London and Los Angeles includes groundbreaking projects in a myriad of areas. Feature film, television, commercial and music video projects have helped define the style of each editor, helping to push creative limits. Central to this process is the editor/director relationship, and Cut + Runs editors have collaborated with top directors and next generation talent. The new music video division provides increased opportunity to provide editorial creative to directors with crossover potential and interest.

Cut + Run/LAs in-house online and visual effects capabilities help to streamline the creative process. It is particularly effective for clients who have a tight schedule and like to manage a project under one roof.

Music Video Division Editor Bios in Brief:
Javier Alvarez first music video was on the title track for Jewels album, ?This Way. Since then, Javier has established a firm relationship with A Band Aparts Tom Gatsoulis editing a Kangol spot with LL Cool J and several music videos. Javiers other spot credits include Heineken, Calvin Klein, The Orlando Jones Show and Virgin Records.

Giles Bury edits commercials, trailers, short films and documentaries for the likes of Alan Parker, James Ivory, Paul McCartney and Paul Weiland, and more recently, he has found a niche cutting high-profile music videos. He has won dozens of Lions, as well as the Grand Prix at Cannes.

Leo King is Cut + Runs youngest editor and Britain's Best Young Editor of 2003. He edits commercials, music videos and short films for such esteemed directors as Daniel Barber, Brian Taylor, Dennis Madden, Oliver Ashton and Rocky Morton.

Jeff Grippe garnered three MTV Video Music Awards in 2003 after being nominated for 10. His awards include ?Best Rap Video (50 Cent ?In Da Club), ?Best New Artist in a video (50 Cent), and ?Best Video from a Film (Eminem "Lose Yourself"). Jeff has cut for many notable directors including Mike Lipscombe, Philip G. Atwell, Nika, Thor Freudenthal, Andrew Davis, Vincent Ward, Dave Jellison, Tim Cronenweth, Eric Iverson and Nigel Dick.

Jon Grover has built relationships with Rory Rooney, Richard Clark, Simon Neal, Daniel Levi and Daniel Kleinman, for whom he has cut promos and commercials. Along with Dayn Williams, Jon was just awarded the 2004 CADS Award for Best Editing of a Music Video.

Jay Nelsons most recent music videos include Azure Ray, Hot Hot Heat and Glass Jaw. He has collaborated with such diverse directors as Jayson Moyer, Allen White, Chris Hooper, Christopher Guest, Guy Ritchie, Andrews Jenkins, Lisa Rubisch, David McNally and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass: The Movie).

An animator and editor, Philip Owens is an asset on any set, and can see a complex visual effects project through to completion, offering insight into even the trickiest visuals. His demanding, quirky cutting style is both refreshing and smart. Recent noted director credits are Guy Ritchie and Meiert Avis.

Johanna Scott came to London from Australia seven years ago. Her projects to date have been varied, ranging from commercials, music videos and short films to documentaries for Channel 4. Recent music video projects include clips for The Streets, Nightmares on Wax, My Red Cell, Fried and Agent Blue. She was a finalist in the BAFTA showcase and TCM Festival, and has also won awards in the TAOS and Houston Film Festivals in the USA. Her ?Rapper spot via Owen Harris was nominated for best promo at Rushes Shorts Fest.

Julian Tranquille has contributed to numerous music videos for such directors as Rocky Morton, Pedro Romhanyi, US (Jo Tanner and Mark Howard), Dennis Madden, Ben Swift and Daniel Kleinman. Julian also edited ?Ibiza Uncovered, one of the most popular programs on Sky One, as well as the acclaimed Adidas-commissioned tribute to David Beckham.

Dayn Williams joined Cut + Run in 2002 and has edited commercials, music videos and feature films, including his first movie ?Mean Machine produced by SKA Films. Dayn has since been cutting for directors Chris Hartwill, Ben & Joe Dempsey, Kevin Molony, Sean Ellis, Daniel Levi, Hugh Johnson, Johan Renck, and T Q Napper, as well as completing several art projects with Chris Cunningham.

About Cut + Run
Cut + Run started in 1997 with a mighty workforce of three. Today, trade and reputation has grown dramatically to establish the editorial company as one of the premier offline editing companies in the world. The company recently formed Cut + Run/Los Angeles, significantly expanding its creative reach.

For additional information about Cut + Run music videos, please contact Endy Hedman at [email protected] or visit


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