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Executive Producer Scott Friske Rejoins Hue&Cry

From the release:

Scott Friske has rejoined Hue&Cry as Executive Producer in Richmond, Virginia. Friske was previously Executive Producer at SHIPPING + HANDLING in Los Angeles.

In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry Founder and Executive Creative Director Magnus Hierta in maintaining the company’s culture of creativity and will assume responsibility for ensuring financial growth. He’ll lead on sales, recruiting, and general business management, while championing the studio’s roster of talented artists on their creative output. Hue&Cry is known for its animation and design work on campaigns for agencies like Martin Agency, FCB, and Olgivy, network properties including NatGeo and MSNBC, and brands like Oreo, Capital One, Discover, and Chevrolet.

“I’m thrilled on the move from Los Angeles back to Richmond, and on my homecoming to Hue&Cry,” shares Friske. “The team of artists and the production staff’s dedication to clients here is exceptional. Plus, the versatility and array of capabilities from 2D to 3D to live-action Hue&Cry offers are truly stellar. I’m also really excited to be giving some of the best talent in this industry an opportunity to work somewhere other than NY and LA, especially in current times. That speaks to quality of life and I don’t believe that should be taken for granted.”

“We’re incredibly happy to have Scott rejoin Hue&Cry,” shares Magnus Hierta, Hue&Cry Founder & ECD. “As the original Executive Producer, and my partner in starting the studio, getting him back on board was a no brainer. His incredible energy, leadership, and strong legacy connection to our company will be an immense help as we continue to grow. Plus, his experience with both Richmond clients and the greater production industry are key to adding momentum to our new business efforts.”

Friske makes the move to Richmond from Los Angeles after spending nearly five years on editorial house Spot Welders’ creative campus running the company’s VFX/design/animation division. During his tenure at SHIPPING + HANDLING, he worked on delivering notable projects for brands such as Beats by Dre, Google, Comcast/Xfinity, Oakley, Pandora, and Fox Sports, award-winning artists like Justin Timberlake and Billie Eilish, and directors including Paul Hunter, Craig Gillespie, Leigh Powis, and Paul Briganti.

A seasoned creative and advertising industry executive of 25 years, Friske also worked with Steve Humble to open the Martin Agency’s in-house editorial, animation, and social content unit Running With Scissors in 2009, helping to expand the agency’s capabilities across all creative production and post services. Ultimately, it was the catalyst that led to starting Hue&Cry with Hierta in 2013.

Prior, Friske also spent two years at Rock Paper Scissors producing for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, who teamed on two Best Editing Academy Awards for the David Fincher-directed The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Upcoming, Hue&Cry is currently working on projects for the VA Lottery, Epidiolex and MSNBC. In 2019, Hue&Cry released their first film, Into the Flame, an animated short that’s currently making the festival rounds and receiving acclaim, including becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick.