Catherine Finkenstaedt—a noted commercial and music video producer—has joined Slim, a creative production company based in Venice, as executive producer.
Finkenstaedt had most recently been at Spears and Arrows. She had earlier served at GO Film and Wondros. She will be working with various directors at Slim including: Karen Cunningham, ZCDC, Thomas Garber, Jason Headley, Vincent Urban, Pet & Flo, Brad Morrison, Jeff Baena and Wondo.
Slim EP Tom Weissferdt said, “Catherine and I have a long history, starting at Squeak Pictures. She has an incredible understanding of directors; their passion points and creative strengths.” In addition, “she has vast expertise in the identification, cultivation, and nurturing of directors in traditional commercial, digital, and music content where we, as a company, continue to grow and thrive.”
Finkenstaedt shared, “We are in a sea of change in commercial and integrated production and I am excited to help support the directors and to also help identify others whose voices are yet to be heard in traditional or integrated marketing content.”
Finkenstaedt’s leadership within the past companies she has served also led her to the presidency of the Music Video Producers Association (MVPA) where she co-chaired the annual MVPA Awards. She has executive produced campaigns for various companies including Target, Toyota, Nike, AT&T, Comcast, Activision, Visa, Macy’s, and the Tokyo Olympic Committee; worked with such noted directors as Jake Scott, Sam Bayer, The Malloys, Patrick Daughters, Anton Corbijn, Chris Cunningham, Mark Romanek, David Kellogg, Matthew Rolston, McG, Antoine Fuqua, Sophie Muller and Hype Williams; musical artists including Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Metallica, and Oasis; as well as agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, Leo Burnett, FCB, BBDO, 72andSunny, Team One, and GSD&M.