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Beast Chicago Signs Editor Sean Berringer, Gets a Beauty of a New Home


, one of the country’s top editorial facilities, announced that it has added Editor Sean Berringer to its talent roster. Berringer will work out of Beast’s Chicago office, which recently completed the move from its temporary quarters of the past year to a custom-built facility on the Chicago River.

Beast Chicago’s new 3,000 square-foot facility, located on the 20th floor of the Crain Communications Building on the corner of Michigan and Wacker, will be the new home for Beast Editors Angelo Valencia and John Dingfield, as well as Berringer. The new facility, which boasts four dual-boot system edit bays running both Avid and Final Cut Pro, is located within walking distance to Chicago’s biggest ad agencies.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our new space,� Angelo Valencia, Beast Chicago’s founder and Senior Creative Editor said. “The location is great, but more importantly, we’re very happy to be able to service our clients better. We’ve been very blessed to have great folks consistently return to us at our temporary space, which is what made this move possible. We’re definitely looking forward to what the future holds for Beast Chicago.�

“Beast has a great reputation for high-quality work, and the new facility is gorgeous,� Berringer added. “I’m very much looking forward to working with Angelo and the rest of the Beast Chicago team.�

Beast Editor Sean Berringer

For over two decades, Berringer has been editing nationally recognized advertising campaigns for dozens of major brands, including Miller Lite, KFC, Sears, Juicy Fruit, Right Guard, Nintendo, McDonalds and Toyota, among others. He joins Beast from Red Car, where as Managing Film Editor he played an influential role in opening Red Car’s Chicago office and establishing the company’s identity in the local market. Berringer began his career in 1989 as an assistant editor for Venice Beach Editorial at Chiat/Day/Mojo before moving to Chicago in 1992 to take a position with Cutters, where he acquired many of his loyal clients. For the past six years, Berringer has been a member of the Chicago AICE Board of Directors.

“Sean’s not only an incredibly talented editor, he’s a fun and inspiring man,� said Beast Chicago executive producer Melissa Thornley. “To be honest, I’ve wanted to work with him for over a decade.�

“I‘m immensely proud of Angelo for everything he’s done to spearhead the Chicago office,� Beast Managing Director Valerie Petrusson said. “Beast has a reputation for providing top editorial talent all around the country, and having Angelo, John and Sean working as a creative collaborative team is a home run in my book.�

About Beast

Beast is one of the country’s top editorial facilities for commercials, music videos and web virals. With offices in Santa Monica, New York, Austin, Detroit, Chicago and San Francisco, Beast serves a global clientele with an unparalleled roster of established, award-winning editors as well as up-and-coming talent. Since opening its doors in 2006, Beast has built an impressive and varied body of work for such clients as Nike, AT&T, Sears,, Southwest Airlines, GM, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Motorola.