- Wednesday, Jul. 12, 2017
- NEW YORK
Final Cut continues its string of talent additions with the signing of documentary and music video editor Eric Alexander-Hughes. He served as an additional editor on the entire documentary miniseries The Defiant Ones, which recently debuted on HBO. The Defiant Ones explores the relationship between noted record producer Jimmy Iovine and rap artist Dr. Dre, their collaborators, and their impact on music and popular culture.
Final Cut will represent Alexander-Hughes for commercials, branded content and music videos in the U.S. and U.K. He has become a longtime and frequent collaborator with renowned music video director Hype Williams. Additionally Alexander-Hughes has worked alongside such directors as Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.
The son of director Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers (Dead Presidents, From Hell, The Book of Eli), Alexander-Hughes has been editing since he was a kid. He was inspired from an early age by the late Prince, “I remember reading books about Prince when I was young that really inspired me. I admired his drive and commitment to honing his craft at a young age and connected with his identity as a biracial artist that was unbound by convention.”
Since then, music, politics and a commitment to craft have been at the heart of the editor’s life and work.
Eric McCasline, EP at Final Cut LA, who has been working with Alexander-Hughes for years, said, “Eric is really hitting his stride as an editor. We are so happy to have him and look forward to many productive years with him at Final Cut.”
Alexander-Hughes related, “I’m glad to be joining the editors at Final Cut. From Paul Zucker and Jeff Buchanan, to the ‘commander in chief’ himself Rick Russell, I’m very much looking forward to having a home here amongst these artists.”
Final Cut is represented by Denise Blate Roederer’s RHODA on the East Coast, Doug Stephen & Partners in the Midwest, and by Lisa Sabatino Lange’s Ready Set on the West Coast.