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Leila Bartlam, Former Head of TV For Award-Winning Agency Adam & Eve, Joins Cut+Run as UK Managing Director

23 July 2012

Cut+Run is excited to announce that Leila Bartlam has joined the London office as Managing Director after a successful tenure as Head of TV at creative agency Adam & Eve. Among other accolades, the agency earned ‘Ad of the Year’ at British Arrows and Gold of Golds at Creative Circle for its massively popular John Lewis “The Long Wait.” The ad was touted in The Telegraph and other major media outlets as “the best TV ad ever.”

“We are thrilled and honored to have Leila join Cut+Run,” says company founder/editor Steve Gandolfi. “She has one of the brightest minds in our industry and is truly respected. Not to mention an absolutely charming and lovely person. We are so excited to be working with her.” 

Leila’s exciting move is a reflection of her passion for all aspects of the creative process and a specific interest in company management and strategy. Appointed as HTV in 2009, she oversaw the agency’s body of work for all clients and built up her illustrious career whilst nurturing existing and now long-standing relationships. While on the agency side, Bartlam establish creative partnerships with other companies and it was through this process that she collaborated with Cut+Run.

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“I have always been impressed with the work coming out of Cut+Run,” notes Leila Bartlam. ”They have made some brave choices that have paid off creatively and I feel like I am starting at a time when the company has gathered real momentum

Leila’s new role will include elements of her previous position, including an ability to find great people and offer opportunities for them to excel.

“When we met Leila she just got exactly what we are trying to do at Cut+Run in London. Her wealth of experience in nurturing creative talent at Adam & Eve and helping to build strong creative partnerships will prove to be very exciting for a youthful band like ours,” comments Editor/Partner Benjamin Campbell.

With an avid fascination for the editing process she frequently refers to editors as “Timelords and Magicians” because of the way they can manipulate footage and create a story or a feeling. With this passion, she brings her extensive agency acumen to her role at Cut+Run and is an active member of the advertising community including a judge for Rushes Soho Shorts.

About Cut+Run

Cut+Run features an award-winning and diverse roster of talented editors, as well as resources for visual effects, design and finishing services for advertising, entertainment and art content.  With an emphasis on client service, Cut+Run operates under a borderless philosophy making its editors available worldwide on location and via its offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. 

Cut+Run’s Editing Talent:

Akiko Iwakawa, Alex Dondero, Ben Campbell, Chris McKay, Chris Szymanski, Dan Maloney, Dan Robinson, Dayn Williams, Eve Ashwell, Frank Effron, Gary Knight, Graham Turner, James Rose, Jay Nelson, Joel Miller, Jon Grover, Julian Tranquille, Nathan Perry-Greene, Nick Diss, Sam Jones, Steve Gandolfi, TG Herrington.


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