Cut+Run has announced the addition of editor Staci LeVan to lead the company in Austin, Texas, a key market for the company and the industry. In addition to working on Texas-based projects, LeVan will be available to work via any Cut+Run office and on location.
“Staci is a great addition to the Cut+Run culture and family,” Cut+Run managing director Michelle Burke said. “She is a wonderful talent, and passionate about her craft. With the addition of Staci we can even better serve our Texas-based clients and benefit from the amazing creative culture in Austin.”
LeVan’s career began at Mad River Post in Los Angeles, followed by Rock Paper Scissors, where she became an editor under the supervision of Angus Wall. She then moved to Looking Glass/White House in Los Angeles for five years before turning her attention to the Texas market. She was initially drawn to editing through a passion for music, and collaborated with directors Mike Mills and Randee St. Nicholas on music videos for Zoot Woman, Les Rhythems Digitales, Bran Van 3000, and Miranda Lambert as well as with David LaChapelle on Moby’s “Natural Blues,” winner of the MTV Europe Award for Best Video and Best International Video MuchMusic. On the commercial front, she has lent her editing talent to projects for Nike, Playstation, Jimmy Dean, Ford, Kleenex, Texas Lottery, Travelocity, BMW, NASCAR, AT&T, VH-1 with Marc Jacobs and MDG directed by Tony Kaye.
“Austin is an amazing place to live and the industry here is charged with new ideas: web content, interactive, broadcast, it’s all happening here,” LeVan said. “It feels like when I started in the business in Los Angeles, fresh and limitless. New ideas in advertising and technology are being developed and pursued here, and of course the acclaimed music and film industry feed it all. The supportive, creative and energetic environment of Cut+Run matches Austin perfectly. I am thrilled to be part of it all.”