Creative editorial company Beast has hired Executive Producer Astrid Downs to oversee projects for its Santa Monica office. Downs comes to Beast with a well-rounded background gained from working across production and post production for over a decade.

“Astrid’s roots are in production, so she has a deep understanding of what clients want and need from a post service provider. She also knows how all the various pieces of the post workflow fit together beyond editorial, which will help streamline projects for clients. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her join the team as Beast begins its next chapter,” said Valerie Petrusson, president, Beast.

“Having known Valerie and the Beast crew for awhile, I’m already familiar with their friendly and creative ethos. Beast is still the approachable boutique powerhouse from its independent days, and now also has the power to tap into Deluxe’s considerable resources. We have the flexibility to take on projects of any size and I look forward to working with a broad spectrum of clients,” Downs shared.

Downs began her career serving as a line producer for a production company specializing in the Hispanic market. She then transitioned to working with Where’s the Board and WTB Interactive for nearly eight years, a role in which she represented a wide range of post production companies including Beast, Gardner, Chelsea, Arsenal FX, Backyard, Machine Head and Digital Kitchen. Next she served as Executive Producer and Head of Sales at Bully Pictures, where she helped expand the production company’s client list. Most recently, Downs headed up the commercial division of MRB Production, handling everything from sales and bidding to composing treatments and director reels.

About Beast TV
Beast TV is a top editorial facility for Commercials, Music Videos and Web Virals. Beast serves a global clientele and maintains an unparalleled roster of award-winning editors, as well as up-and-coming talent. Since its launch in 2006, Beast TV has built an impressive and varied body of work Harpo Films, Nike, AT&T, Reebok, Southwest Airlines, GM, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, USAF, Linkin Park and Black Eyed Peas. Beast TV has offices in Santa Monica, New York, Austin, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco.

About Deluxe Creative Services
Deluxe Creative Services is the leading network for media and entertainment services across commercials, television, and feature films. Comprised of Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3, and Method Studios, Deluxe Creative Services provides everything from production through visual effects, editorial, post and final delivery for leading advertising and entertainment clients. With a global footprint that spans three continents and more than 30 facilities, our world-class creative teams can accommodate any project need, anywhere in the world.