• Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
People on the Move
Brukman named managing director & global new business director at Final Cut, Significant Others
Justin Brukman
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Creative editorial house Final Cut, along with VFX and postproduction company Significant Others, has added Justin Brukman in the newly created role of U.S. managing director and director of global new business. 

Brukman is perhaps best known for his time as executive producer and managing director of the Academy Award-winning creative studio MPC in New York, and later for the whole of North America. Moving stateside from the London office in 2010, he was tasked with launching the company in the U.S. In under seven years, he grew the New York office from a staff of 6 to more than 120, increasing revenue and building deep client relationships across key media categories. MPC’s advancement under Brukman’s leadership resulted in high-profile and acclaimed projects from innovative agencies like Droga5, Anomaly, R/GA, Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH/New York, BBDO, Publicis, and Y&R, with an aggressive move into emerging technologies like VR, AR, and Mixed Reality; and the growth of a bespoke content creation arm that has attracted talented storytellers from all genres. 

“This year has been both challenging and illuminating in so many ways,” says Stephanie Apt, U.S. president at Final Cut. “Both Final Cut and Significant Others are dedicated to building for the future through stellar leadership of our team. Justin is the perfect person to lead the charge in this regard. He is highly focused on enriching our internal culture while operating from a place of complete authenticity. Justin is an ideal values match.”  

“Justin’s passion for the business, and our community, makes him the ideal person to further grow our offering.” said Dirk Greene, creative director at Significant Others. “I am very excited to forge ahead alongside him, and our team, and to see the work that will come out of this side of the business over the coming months and years.”

Brukman shared, “I’ve always felt the Final Cut family of companies––Final Cut, Significant Others and Machine Sound––has been forward-looking and ahead of its time, and the leadership they’ve shown through the chaos of 2020 is no exception. Joining them at this key moment is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of building a vibrant future for these companies and their talent.”

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