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Editor Stephen Berger joins Cut+Run

Cut+Run has added editor Stephen Berger to its staff. His addition is part of the company’s strategic growth over the past year, which includes expansion into San Francisco and Austin.

Berger will be available to work from any of the Cut+Run (www.cutandrun.com) offices, including Los Angeles, New York, and London.

“Stephen is known for his creativity and has a diverse, compelling body of work,” notes US managing director Michelle Eskin. “But beyond the accolades and his talent, he naturally fits with our editing family. As we continue to grow we stay focused on a personal approach rooted in the creative; Stephen is trusted by agencies and directors for his vision and care he puts into every project.”

“I felt it was time to take the next step in my career and had some very specific ideas of what that meant and looked like, and Cut+Run checked every box for me,” says Berger.

Berger’s resume includes work for Activision, Xbox, Logitech, BMW, and Sony. Among his other high-profile projects is the Chevy Volt Super Bowl spot directed by Filip Engstrom, and a Battlefield 3 spot directed by Noam Murro, as well as the BMW clean diesel launch directed by Raf Wathion, and Ugg spots with Tom Brady directed by the Guard brothers.

He has also gained attention for “Logorama,” which earned the Academy Award for “Best Animated Short”; two Spike Jonze short films “I’m Here” and “We Were Once A Fairytale”; and Patrick Daughters’ Grizzly Bear music video “Two Weeks” which won a Yellow Pencil.

He comes to Cut+Run having just edited a Target holiday campaign via 72andSunny.

Meet the Artist: Adam Epstein

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Independent artist Adam Epstein (http://adam-epstein.com, @eppyad) spends his time editing the short films that appear on Saturday Night Live, cutting commercials and writing.

A film editor at Saturday Night Live, repped by Hybrid Edit for commercials, and a writer for Tribeca Film.

For SNL, I edit the weekly film pieces produced by the SNL Film Unit. For Hybrid Edit, I cut traditional ad agency spots.

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