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- Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020
Scott Friske rejoins Hue&Cry as EP
People on the Move
- RICHMOND, Va.
Scott Friske has rejoined Hue&Cry as executive producer in Richmond. Friske was previously EP at SHIPPING + HANDLING in Los Angeles. In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry founder and executive creative director Magnus Hierta in maintaining the company’s culture of creativity and will assume responsibility for ensuring financial growth. He’ll lead on sales, recruiting, and general business management, while championing the studio’s roster of talented artists on their creative output. Hue&Cry is known for its animation and design work on campaigns for agencies like The Martin Agency, FCB, and Ogilvy, network properties including NatGeo and MSNBC, and brands like Oreo, Capital One, Discover, and Chevrolet.
Friske makes the move to Richmond from Los Angeles after spending nearly five years on editorial house Spot Welders’ creative campus running the company’s VFX/design/animation division. During his tenure at SHIPPING + HANDLING, he worked on delivering notable projects for brands such as Beats by Dre, Google, Comcast/Xfinity, Oakley, Pandora, and Fox Sports, award-winning artists like Justin Timberlake and Billie Eilish, and directors including Paul Hunter, Craig Gillespie, Leigh Powis, and Paul Briganti.
A seasoned creative and advertising industry executive of 25 years, Friske also worked with Steve Humble to open The Martin Agency’s in-house editorial, animation, and social content unit Running With Scissors in 2009, helping to expand the agency’s capabilities across all creative production and post services. Ultimately, it was the catalyst that led to starting Hue&Cry with Hierta in 2013. Friske and Hierta united upon the recommendation by a mutual friend when Friske was on the hunt for a CD to start an animation studio.
Prior, Friske also spent two years at Rock Paper Scissors producing for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, who teamed on two Best Editing Oscars for the David Fincher-directed The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Upcoming, Hue&Cry is currently working on projects for the VA Lottery, Epidiolex and MSNBC. In 2019, Hue&Cry released its first film, Into the Flame, an animated short that’s currently making the festival rounds and receiving acclaim, including becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick.