Producer Kathy Whitbeck has joined Dallas postproduction house Treehouse Edit. Most recently executive producing for YesGo, a Dallas production company, Whitbeck comes to Treehouse with such companies as Rock Paper Scissors, Reel FX, Stardust Studios and Breed Music on her resume.
A Texas native, she launched her career with Beaucoup Chapeaux, the Dallas-based outsourced agency production service that provided producers to a number of agencies in the Southwest. For the next five years she produced broadcast spots for such agencies as Square One and others, working for brands like Miller Lite, The Travel Channel, Whataburger and more.
After leaving Beaucoup Chapeaux she moved to Los Angeles and made the jump into postproduction, joining the staff of Rock Paper Scissors. From there she moved to the VFX studio Radium before returning to Dallas to join Reel FX. Whitbeck also spent a number of years on the music side of the business, first as EP of Listening Chair Music, then as senior producer at Breed Music, both in Dallas.
Joining Treehouse will reunite her with the company’s sr. Flame artist Bryan Bayley; the pair worked together during her time at Reel FX. And back in her agency producing days, she worked with Treehouse EP Jeremy Besser when he was producing for local live action company.
Whitbeck observed, “Now, at Treehouse, it feels like my career has come full circle, back to my time at RPS. I’m looking forward to contributing in whatever way I can.”
Treehouse editor and partner Peter Tarter said the company’s steady growth made Whitbeck’s hire a necessity. “We’ve really been leaning on our producer corps here, what with six editors on staff, two Flame artists, color grading and audio,” he noted. “Jeremy and our producer, Kim Estrada, were carrying the weight, but we needed to bring on an additional person. She’s got this calm air about her that’s a great fit for us.”
Tarter is also looking forward to tapping Whitbeck’s music chops in her new role as well. “We’re constantly sourcing music, so Kathy’s going to be a big help there, too,” he added.