November 23, 2004


NEW YORK - Editorial house Cut + Run (, with current offices in London and LA, will open digs in New York's Soho neighborhood under the leadership of Chuck Willis. In addition to creative editorial, Cut + Run/NY will be proud to offer graphics, visual effects and compositing.

Cut + Run/NY features the creative editorial talent of Chuck Willis whose recent projects include commercials for Bud Light (directed by Tim Godsall), ESPN (Joe Pytka), Canon (Pam Thomas) and Samsung (Malik Sayeed), as well as the new season open for Saturday Night Live. Upon his arrival in New York, Willis began splitting his time acting and directing in the theater while learning everything he could about film editing. Having gone through the ranks of several commercial editing houses Willis made the decision to concentrate on creative editorial and opened Crew Cuts. Willis left his old company earlier this year and seized the opportunity to form this partnership with editor Steve Gandolfi of Cut & Run/London.

Susan Willis is currently overseeing construction and is interviewing editors and other key staff additions in anticipation of the February 2005 opening. During construction the duo is operating out of temporary space in Homestead Editorial.

Susan Willis started her advertising career in 1993 as a receptionist at Grey Worldwide NY before being promoted to assistant producer. Susan left Grey Worldwide in 1998 as a producer having numerous P&G, M&M Mars, and Kraft Foods productions under her belt. Susan then decided to freelance, producing campaigns for The NFL and did projects for BBDO NY and Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners before settling into her role as a Senior Producer at BBDO. In Susan's three years at BBDO she produced numerous spots for Pepsi, M&M Mars, FedEx, Frito Lay, Visa, Office Depot and Pizza Hut to name a few.

Cut + Run opened its doors in Los Angeles in June of 2004 under the leadership of editor/owner Dan Swietlik and executive director Christie Cash. Cut + Run was established in London in 1997 by editor Steve Gandolfi.

The company will be repped on the East Coast by Diane Patrone and Chris Zander at The Family (