Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment
From the publication:
Scott Friske has returned to Hue & Cry as an Executive Producer in Richmond, Virginia. Friske was previously Executive Producer at SHIPPING + HANDLING in Los Angeles.
In his new position, he will work with Hue & Cry's founder and executive creative director, Magnus Hierta, to maintain the company's culture of creativity and will take responsibility for ensuring financial growth. He will be responsible for sales, recruitment, and general management, while at the same time campaigning for the studio's list of talented artists in terms of their creative accomplishments. Hue & Cry is known for its animation and design work on campaigns for agencies such as Martin Agency, FCB and Olgivy, network properties such as NatGeo and MSNBC and brands such as Oreo, Capital One, Discover and Chevrolet.
"I'm excited about moving from Los Angeles back to Richmond and returning home to Hue & Cry," Friske said. “The team of artists and the commitment of the production staff to the customers here are exceptional. In addition, the versatility and diverse functions from 2D to 3D to live action offers from Hue & Cry are really outstanding. I am also very excited to give some of the best talent in the industry the opportunity to work in a location other than NY and LA, especially now. That speaks for quality of life and I don't think this should be taken for granted. "
"We are delighted that Scott has returned to Hue & Cry," said Magnus Hierta, founder and ECD of Hue & Cry. “As the original executive producer and my partner in founding the studio, it was a breeze to get him back on board. His incredible energy, leadership and strong connection to our company will be of immense help as we continue to grow. In addition, his experience with clients in Richmond and the larger manufacturing industry is key to getting our new business efforts going. "
Friske moves from Los Angeles to Richmond after spending almost five years on the Spot Welders editorial team's creative campus, which heads the company's VFX / design / animation department. During his time at SHIPPING + HANDLING, he worked on remarkable projects for brands such as Beats by Dre, Google, Comcast / Xfinity, Oakley, Pandora and Fox Sports, award-winning artists such as Justin Timberlake and Billie Eilish as well as for directors Paul Hunter, Craig Gillespie, Leigh Powis and Paul Briganti.
Friske has been an experienced manager in the creative and advertising industry for 25 years. Together with Steve Humble, he opened the internal editing, animation and social content department Running With Scissors at Martin Agency Postdienste in 2009. Ultimately, it was the catalyst that led Hue & Cry to start with Hierta in 2013.
Previously, Friske worked for Rock Paper Scissors for two years, producing for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, who had partnered with two Best Editing Academy Awards for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, staged by David Fincher.
Hue & Cry will soon be working on projects for VA Lottery, Epidiolex and MSNBC. In 2019, Hue & Cry released their first film, Into the Flame, an animated short film that is currently making the rounds of the festival and receiving recognition, including as Vimeo Staff Pick.