Republic Editorial has added editor Jaime Valdueza to its team. Valdueza, a Madrid native, comes to this Dallas-based studio after spending 16 years editing in Los Angeles. He will be helping Republic boost its presence even further into the growing Latin market.
“I reached out to Republic Editorial for representation because they had such a great reputation in the Latino advertising community,” explains Jaime. “Dallas is a hot bed for Latin work, and having a shop that’s intricately connected to the key players in town is exciting.”
Valdueza got his start in the US as the founder of Module Zero Media, a post house in Venice, California, in 1998, working with agencies like J. Walter Thompson and Campbell-Ewald. After Module Zero Media, Valdueza joined Lost Planet, where he worked under editor Hank Corwin.
He has collaborated with directors such as Antony Hoffman, Andy Fogwill, Rob Pritts and Alfredo de Villa, and was most recently represented by Cutters in L.A.
In addition to his commercial work, Valdueza has numerous features under his belt, including his most recent, Anna, a Studio Canal thriller produced by Jaume Collet Serra, which was released this past June. His credits also include Fugly, a comedy written by and starring John Leguizamo, which was directed by Alfredo De Villa.
“What I love about Jaime is his wide range of scope as an editor,” says Republic editorial’s partner/senior editor Keith James. “He’s able to tell many types of narrative, from comedy to drama, in both long and short formats. It’s hard to find someone with such a varied skill set in today’s market.”