NEW YORK CITY — Gattie and Lopez is a new editorial company that’s opened in a sun-filled penthouse in midtown Manhattan. Editors/partners Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors are joined by managing partner Susan Willis in the new venture, which will work across advertising, television and feature film projects.
Photo (L-R): Susan Willis, Janis Vogel, Chuck Willis and Jamie Connors
“I had to do something with Jamie,” says Chuck Willis. “There is a great energy between us and I am thrilled to open a company with him.”
“Creating and building a new company with individuals I respect so much is the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had,” adds Connors, who has spent nearly a decade in the New York City post production space. He has cut spots for top brands such as MasterCard, NFL, Bank of America, Lysol, Dentyne, VH1 and Mucinex, among numerous others. He also cut the short documentary film Five Awake, which was awarded the “Best Louisiana Feature” at the New Orleans Film Festival.
Gattie and Lopez launches with lead editor Janis Vogel on its roster. Chuck Willis collaborated with her on the large-scale pilot Civil for TNT Originals, in association with MGM Television, and quickly establishde a creative synergy. The two remained in touch, strategizing for future collaborations while re-working and aligning project schedules to reunite for the launch of Gattie and Lopez. Vogel draws from a background in crafting powerful, compelling work in a variety of different genres. She has edited award-winning documentaries, narrative films, and music videos. In 2017, she worked on Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.
“I thrive off working with editors like Chuck and Jamie, who are equally committed to creating pioneering and inspiring work,” says Vogel. “I couldn’t be more excited to finally have the chance to collaborate on an ongoing basis.”