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BIFF BUTLER KNUCKLES DOWN TO WORK.
23 July 2019

Work Editorial are unsurprisingly delighted to have secured the services of Biff Butler - an all-round editing superstar based in Los Angeles.

Despite possessing a name which suggests he grew up in an American high school movie, Butler is from the UK. He moved to LA in 1999 when he was a musician. His fascination with editing began not, as you might expect, with music promos but with the excellent title sequence for the movie Se7en.

The editor responsible for this work was Angus Wall at Rock Paper Scissors, and after Butler's band broke up in 2005, he secured a job there, and it swiftly became "his film school". He had clearly found his metier, and soon became a highly sought editor for both music promos and TVCs.



The Emmy award-winning promo for will.i.am's 2008 track 'Yes We Can' was a significant moment for Biff Butler. He became recognised as a major talent on the back of its success and moved towards the top of many wish lists.

Some of the most prestigious brands in the world benefited from his skills, as he built a reputation for excellence. And, sure enough, he has been garlanded with all of the advertising industry's many, many prizes... including some of those that people actually care about.


Butler has also worked outside the promos and TVC realm, winning an Emmy for co-directing and editing the highly regarded six-part documentary 'Long Live Benjamin'.

Jane Dilworth, a founding partner at Work, says: "I am so thrilled and excited that Biff is joining us! 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."

Dilworth's suitable enthusiasm is matched by Butler's: "To be listed amongst the editors of Work is to be listed amongst the best. Work is synonymous with quality and craft, and I feel that my skills will continue to evolve and flourish in the environment they have created."

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Latvian cinematographer Nikita Popkov has joined the Emerging Artists wing at Vision.


ZOE KOPERSKI JOINS VISION ARTISTS.

Vision Artists have completed the signing of Zoe Koperski to their production design roster.


PULSE FILMS SIGN WINSTON HACKING

Pulse Films have expanded their music promo roster with the addition of director Winston Hacking.


ALEXANDER DUNNING JOINS PARK VILLAGE

Former Grey and McCann Erickson creative Alexander Dunning has joined the director roster at Park Village.


NARGHI MOVES TO MISSING LINK FILMS.

Kyrgyzstan-born director Narghi Dotieva has joined Missing Link Films for representation.


KLAAS DIERSMANN JOINS GREATCOAT FILMS

Greatcoat Films have added YDA-winning director Klaas Diersmann to their roster.


DOG EAT DOG SIGN MATTHÄUS BUSSMANN

Following their signing of director Julian Marshall, Dog Eat Dog have grown their roster further with Matthäus Bussmann.


THE SWEETSHOP WELCOME ANDREW CHAPLIN.

The Sweetshop’s summer recruitment drive continues with the addition of GameFace and Alma's Not Normal director Andrew Chaplin.


FABIAN MARTINEZ JOINS LS PRODUCTIONS

LS Productions have appointed producer Fabian Martinez to their Manchester office.


A MONSTER CALLS AT DIRTY FILMS.

Hackney-based production company Dirty Films have unveiled their new fashion, music, and culture division.


MEJI ALABI SIGNS TO RSA

RSA have signed director Meji Alabi to their roster for US and UK commercial representation.


DOG EAT DOG DIG JULIAN MARSHALL.

Dog Eat Dog have completed the signing of director Julian Marshall for UK and German representation.


JIM HOSKING ARRIVES AT THE SWEETSHOP.

Jim Hosking, the man behind such oddities as ‘The Greasy Strangler’ and Adult Swim’s Tropical Cop Tales, has joined The Sweetshop for global representation.


PARK VILLAGE SIGN NOS

Park Village have bolstered their roster with the signing of cinematographer-turned-director Nos.


THE SWEETSHOP PICK TOM GOULD.

New Zealand director and photographer Tom Gould has joined The Sweetshop’s world-spanning commercial roster.


DARRIN PRESCOTT JOINS FEEL FILMS.

Seasoned action director and stunt co-ordinator Darrin Prescott has joined Feel Films for UK and US representation.


DARK ENERGY SWOOP FOR IAN ARYEH.

In-demand comedy director Ian Aryeh has become the latest addition to Dark Energy’s commercial roster.


RESTORING COLOUR WITH BEFORE I FORGET.

Bristol-based development studio 3-Fold Games have released their debut title, ‘Before I Forget’, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Research UK.


A TRIO FOR MERMAN

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SOUTHAMPTON AND UNIT9 SCORE A TAP-IN.

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BALOJI JOINS ACADEMY FILMS.

Academy have signed director and musician Baloji to their roster for representation.


JAKE DYPKA MOVES TO AGILE.

Agile Films have announced the addition of filmmaker Jake Dypka to their nimble roster.


JW COLLECTIVE PARTNER WITH COMMON PEOPLE FILMS.

JW Collective have revealed a new creative partnership with Common People Films (CMN PPL).


THE RNIB'S UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have used the billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus to highlight the challenges by blind and partially sighted people post-lockdown.


ABSOLUTE POST SIGN MILO PATERSON.

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