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Industry Vet Brian Smego Takes Over as Managing Director at Dictionary Films

From the release: “Dictionary Films, the integrated production arm of Cutters Studios, is very proud to announce that visionary creative-industry production leader Brian Smego has joined the company as Managing Director. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan.

Most recently the Executive Producer for Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore in Chicago, Smego previously held the position of Executive Producer for Mill+ for over five years. Prior to that, his 20-plus years spearheading groundbreaking production spanning all categories of media includes nine years as Director of Integrated Production at Y&R. So far in his career, his projects have earned virtually every major creative industry award.

“Brian has a vast knowledge of the world of advertising production and a plethora of contacts and relationships in Chicago and across the entire industry,” Duncan began. “He will be working closely with Head of Production Joe Kirkendall, Senior Producer Cody McGuire, Production Manager Lilly Hanson, and our amazing directors to take Dictionary Films to the next level. I truly believe the sky’s the limit!”

“Dictionary was one of the first production arms to emerge from a post house, and I know first-hand there are amazing talents here,” Smego began. “Looking at the marketplace, I’ve seen how very rare it is to find a studio that can offer its clients such a high level of talent and service across all the varying disciplines of production, editorial, VFX, and design, as well as audio. Having this kind of creative firepower at your disposal is an incredible asset.”

Smego continued, “I’m looking forward to working with Dictionary’s many gifted talents and bolstering them. There will be an emphasis on adding more underrepresented and diverse talents in the near future. Dictionary will be a growing collective of artists readily available to serve projects of all sizes. Our unique strengths will help us serve our agency and brand partners to create the highest quality work possible.”

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