Editor Paul Zucker has joined Rock Paper Scissors for commercial representation in the US. A member of the honorary society of American Cinema Editors, Zucker is best-known for being the series editor on HBO’s seminal hit, Girls and the feature comedy Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer.
As a commercial editor, Zucker edited the brand-defining “Stress Test” campaign for Secret (P&G) and Wieden+Kennedy, Portland with directors Aoife McArdle and Gia Coppola. Other commercial collaborations include Old Navy with Wayne McClammy and State Farm with Hoffman/Metoyer.
Zucker’s narrative comedy work also includes Mike Judge’s HBO hit-series Silicon Valley and This is 40 with Apatow. Not limited by category, Zucker has also edited on behalf of contemporary auteurs Michel Gondry on Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Harmony Korine on Mister Lonely, and Gus van Sant’s cult-classic, Gerry. Among his accolades are Eternal Sunshine’s BAFTA Award for Best Editing and an ACE Award nomination for Trainwreck.
“Paul command of the craft is limitless; he’s worked in every genre and form,” explains Rock Paper Scissors Managing Director Eve Kornblum. “We couldn’t be more excited to have an editor as beloved and respected as Paul join us.” Raná Martin, Executive Producer at Rock Paper Scissors, Los Angeles, added: “Paul always seems to be in the middle of the cultural zeitgeist; we’re excited to help foster that energy here at RPS.”
Zucker is equally sanguine about his new home: “Rock Paper Scissors is always associated with the highest caliber work, and so many of their editors are voracious in their form; it’s truly an inspiring place to continue my commercial work.”