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Kathrin Lausch joins Uppercut as EP

New York post shop Uppercut has added Kathrin Lausch as executive producer. Lausch has over two decades of experience as an executive producer for top production and post production companies such as MPC, Ntropic, B-Reel, Nice Shoes, Partizan and Compass Films, among others. She has led shops on the front lines for the outset of digital, branded content, reality television and brand-direct production.

“I joined Uppercut after being very impressed with Micah Scarpelli’s clear understanding of the advertising market, its ongoing changes and his proactive approach to offer his services accordingly,” explains Lausch. “The new advertising landscape is offering up opportunities for boutique shops like Uppercut, and interesting conversations and relationships can come out of having a clear and focused offering. It was important to me to be part of a team that embraces change and thrives on being a part of it.”

Half French, half German-born, Lausch followed dual pursuits in law and art in NYC before finding her way to the world of production. She launched Passport Films, which later became Compass Films. After selling the company, she followed the onset of the digital advertising marketplace, landing with B-Reel. She made the shift to post production, further embracing the new digital landscape as executive producer at Nice Shoes and Ntropic before landing as head of new business at MPC.

EP Stefanie Bassett joins edit house Uppercut

New York City-based edit house Uppercut has brought on Stefanie Bassett as executive producer. Basset, who has over 10 years of experience in post, has collaborated with such agencies as McCann, Mother, McGarryBowen, 360i and Hill Holliday.

In her new role as EP at Uppercut, which also offers a full-scale visual effects department that handles everything from supervision and workflow to finishing and color correction, Bassett says she hopes “to build the next stage of Uppercut with positivity and strong leadership. Uppercut is an incredibly tight family, very dedicated to what they do and devoted to the directors, agency creatives and clients they work with. It’s a forward-thinking company, completely open to the evolution and change that is unfolding around us each and every day.”

Uppercut was founded by editor Micah Scarpelli.