Cartel signs editing talent
August 10, 2020

Cartel signs editing talent

SANTA MONICA, CA — Editorial and post studio Cartel ( has expanded its roster with three recent signings. Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert have been added for global representation, while Paul O’Reilly will be represented in the US.
Photo (L-R): Kyle Valenta, Ernie Gilbert and Paul O’Reilly 

Kyle Valenta’s commercial credits include work for Nike, Apple, Dodge, The NFL, Guinness, Google, Dick’s and Lime. He is known for both his strong visual storytelling and documentary-style work. Valenta cut his teeth in commercial editorial at Wieden+Kennedy’s Joint Editorial in 2006, where he shifted his focus to short-form storytelling following work in feature editorial after college. 

Following two years in Cartel’s development program for up-and-coming creative talent, Ernie Gilbert has signed to the studio’s main editorial roster. Gilbert has edited spots for DirecTV, Fox Sports, Nike Jordan and Banana Republic. Prior to shifting focus to the commercial realm, Gilbert worked as an assistant editor in episodic television on Atlanta, Barry and Baskets. He also edited music videos by Childish Gambino, Lizzo, John Legend and Fall Out Boy. Gilbert was nominated for an MTV VMA for Best Editing in 2018 for Childish Gambino’s This is America, which won awards for best music video at the VMAs and Grammys. 
Paul O’Reilly known for his kinetic and rhythmical editorial style, crafting high-octane, dynamic pieces across advertising and music. O’Reilly has collaborated closely with director Georgia Hudson on spots for Nike, Under Armour, Michelob and O2, as well as on high-profile work for Axe, Babbel and the UK Department of Transport. He has also edited music videos for Run the Jewels, Sam Smith, Chemical Brothers, A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding and Billie Eilish. He joins Cartel from Stitch, where he remains on the editorial roster for representation in the UK.