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Rock Paper Scissors adds editor Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve
Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve
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Editor Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve has joined Rock Paper Scissors for representation in the U.S. Her credits as an editor include prominent, brand-defining campaigns for Converse, Ford, Pepsi, and Nike with collaborators that have included artists and directors ranging from Hiro Murai and Vincent Haycock to Chris Milk, Marco Brambilla and the late Nagi Noda. 

“Akiko’s passion for film is evident in all of her work, which you can see in the level of directors who come back to her over and over,” said Eve Kornblum, Rock Paper Scissors managing director and EP.

Beyond advertising, Iwakawa-Grieve’s film credits include working with Zach Heinzerling on the Academy Award-nominated documentary feature “Cutie and the Boxer,” the deeply personal “The Happy Film” directed by Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabors, as well as music videos for Johnny Cash, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Depeche Mode.

Raná Martin, executive producer at Rock Paper Scissors, Los Angeles, said of Iwakawa-Grieve,  “She is tireless in her craft and has such an impact stylistically on the work she edits.”

Iwakawa-Grieve shared, “Rock Paper Scissors is always associated with the highest caliber work, but they also have a wonderful collective spirit which I’m looking forward to contributing to and building from.”

The daughter of theater actors, Iwakawa-Grieve moved to the U.S. from her home country Japan when she was 15.  She studied cinema at NYU Tisch School of Art, where she began her path in filmmaking through editing. Prior to Rock Paper Scissors, she was represented by Cut+Run.

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