BEVERLY HILLS — Iconic Editorial (www.iconiceditorial.com), a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television, including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (No Time To Die, La La Land, Whiplash), two-time Oscar nominee Joe Walker (
Dune, Blade Runner 2049, 12 Years a Slave), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (
Parasite). The studio will focus on commercial and branded entertainment projects.
"Our Iconic Editorial editors are a huge asset to advertising agencies because our editors are trained in narrative and have decades of experience producing genre-bending projects that accentuate exceptional storytelling," explains Heinrich Meyer, managing director of Iconic Editorial. "By bringing in these world-class artists, ad agencies and commercial directors will enhance the motive of each project."
Photo (L-R): Cross, Walker, Jennings, Gilbert and Yang
Iconic Editorial's roster includes talent behind many high-profile projects. Tyler Nelson is currently editing The Batman for Matt Reeves. Jake Roberts is the editor behind Alex Garland's sci-fi series Devs. Colby Parker Jr.’s credits include Friday Night Lights, Deep Water Horizon and Antman. John Gilbert won an Oscar and BAFTA for Hacksaw Ridge. Laura Jennings recently completed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and also worked on Edge of Tomorrow. And Matthew Newman is wrapping up work on WIthout Remorse with Michael B. Jordan.
Iconic Talent Agency founder Devin Mann created the concept for Iconic Editorial during the pandemic. The pivot to remote workflows for advertising has opened up access to higher-caliber talent, who are excited by commercial opportunities but prefer to work within their own studios as they have been for years on feature projects.
"What is amazing about Iconic Editorial Editors is that they have been collaborating with great voices of modern cinema such as Denis Villeneuve, Damien Chazelle, Steve McQueen,” says Mann. “Now, they are lending their voices and sharing their perspectives with brands and agencies – it is exciting and unprecedented.”
Iconic Editorial is represented nationally by Ezra Burke and Shane Harris of Content Chemics.