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Biff Butler joins Work as editor, creative partner

Work Editorial has added Biff Butler to its roster as editor and creative partner. Currently based in Los Angeles, Butler will be available to work in all of the company’s locations, which also include New York and London.

Originally from the UK, Butler moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue a career as a musician, releasing albums and touring the country. Inspired by the title sequence for the movie Se7en cut by Angus Wall at Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), he found himself intrigued by the craft of editing. Following the breakup of his band in 2005 Butler got a job at RPS and, as he puts it, RPS was his film school. There he found his editorial voice and satiated another interest — advertising.

(Check out an interview we did with Butler recently while he was still at RPS.)

Within a couple years, he was cutting spots for Nike, Microsoft, Lexus and Adidas, and in 2008 he made a breakthrough with the Emmy Award-winning will.i.am video Yes We Can video by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. By 2012 his clientele spanned across both coasts and after moving to New York, he went on to collaborate on some of the era-defining work coming out of the US at the time, with Wieden +Kennedy NY, Anomaly and BBDO amongst others. Perhaps, most notably, was his involvement in the Derek Cianfrance/Dicks Sporting Goods campaign that defined a style in sports commercials.

“I’ve always had an interest in advertising and the process,” says Butler. “I love watching a campaign roll out, seeing it permeate the culture. I still get such a kick out of coming out of the subway and seeing a huge poster from something I’ve been involved with.”

Butler has been recognized for his work, winning numerous AICE, the Clio and Cannes Lion awards as well as receiving an Emmy for the six-part documentary Long Live Benjamin, which he edited and co-directed with creative director Jimm Lasser.

Work founding partner Jane Dilworth says, “I have always been aware of Biff and the great work he does. He is an editor with great feeling and instinct that not only works for the director or creative but what is right for the job.”

Editor Trish Fuller joins Work Editorial in NYC

Work Editorial, which has expanded from London to New York and Los Angeles, has added editor Trish Fuller to its NYC-based studio. Fuller, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, got her start at Whitehouse Post London before moving to New York for the launch of Whitehouse’s New York office in 2002.

Fuller’s previous editing credits include Macy’s campaigns with Barry Levinson; Liberty Mutual with Tony Goldwyn and Stylewar; Verizon with Phil Morrison; a Drug Free America campaign for Hill Holiday, directed by Eric Stoltz; a Martini Campaign starring George Clooney and directed by Francois Girard; Glamour’s series of short films directed by Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson; and a Sprint campaign for F&P directed by Stacy Wall.

Fuller joins editors Cass Vanini and Ben Jordan, as well as partners editor Rich Orrick and executive producer Jane Dilworth, who also both relocated to Work’s New York office just over a year ago joining New York executive producer Erica Thompson.

Fuller will be available for projects at all Work offices, both domestic and abroad. “Work has relationships with directors and agencies in both the US and the UK,” she says, “and that fluidity is incredibly appealing to me. I get the best of both worlds — signing on with Work is like a new beginning, and also a coming home.”