Finalists for the 2015 AICE Awards have been announced, and work from Editors Damion Clayton and Biff Butler of Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) has topped the list, earning four nominations each.  Overall, entries from RPS’s editors topped the company list, combining for 12 nominations in the Alternative Media – Over :90, Fashion/Beauty, Montage, Music Video, Storytelling, Best of Los Angeles and Best of New York categories.

Entries from Cutters’ editors and artists earned nine Finalist nominations in such categories as Design for Flavor (Cutters Studios’ design arm) as well as in Dialogue / Monologue / Spoken Word, Online Campaign, Spec Spot, Under 50K, Best of Chicago and Best of Detroit.

Entries from The Mill tallied eight nominations, with the bulk of those coming in the Color Grading and Visual Effects categories, which The Mill swept. Two more nominations were earned in the Design category.

Other AICE companies whose artists and editors earned multiple Finalist nominations include Arcade Edit, which earned six nominations in categories for Comedy, Dialogue / Monologue / Spoken Word, Music Video, Online Campaign, Public Service and Spec Spot; Beast, which earned five nominations in the Alternative Media - :90 and Under, Alternative Media - :90 and Over, Comedy, Regional Campaign and Spec Spot categories; and Relish, which earned four total nominations in the categories of Alternative Media - :90 and Under, Public Service, Storytelling and Best of Toronto.

A number of AICE companies saw work from their editors and artists collect three total Finalist nominations. This includes 3008, Big Sky, Cut + Run, Edit Bar, Final Cut, Married to Giants and Misfit.

Finalists in the AICE Awards’ new Original Music category went to work entered by Earhole Studios for Dodge, Music Dealers for Airbnb and Pollen Music Group for Google.

For a full list of AICE Awards Finalists, GO HERE

Multiple Finalist Nominations by Editor
RPS’ Clayton was nominated in the Alternative Media – Over :90 category for his work on Beats by Dr. Dre, in the Music Video category for his edit on Skrillex’ “Fuck That” and in the Storytelling and Best of Los Angeles categories for his work on Gatorade.  Butler was nominated in the Fashion/Beauty and Best of New York categories for his work on adidas’ “Superstar” and in the Montage and Best of Los Angeles categories for his work on Nike’s “The Baddest.”

Editor Marc Stone of 3008 scored Finalist nominations in the Automotive category for work on Dodge and in the Best of Dallas category for work on both Dodge and Jeep. Editor Chris Franklin of Big Sky Editorial earned Finalist nominations in the Dialogue / Monologue / Spoken Word and National Campaign categories for his work on American Express and in the National Campaign category with his work for E*Trade. Editor Jackie Roda of Relish was singled out for Finalist nominations in the Public Service, Storytelling and Best of Toronto categories for her work on World Vision.

Editors earning two nominations included Paul Martinez and Geoff Hounsell of Arcade Edit; Sam Ostrove of Cut + Run; Grant Gustafson, Nadav Kurtz and Louis Lyne of Cutters; Peter Barstis of Edit Bar; Joe Guest of Final Cut; Graham Chisholm of Married to Giants; Doug Cox of Misfit; Adam Pertofsky of RPS and Doobie White of Therapy.

The 2015 AICE Awards, the association’s 14th annual competition, will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

About AICE
AICE is the marketing communications post production association whose members are independent creative editorial, design, visual effects, color grading, audio, music and post production companies. It is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of these companies and the essential role their artists play in the media creation process. With chapters in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Toronto, AICE represents a significant segment of the vibrant post production industry, and continues to maintain its strong collective voice in the commercial advertising and marketing industry.  Among its signature initiatives and programs are the annual AICE Awards, which highlights creative excellence among its member companies; the regular publication of white papers and advisories on relevant trends and developments in post production; and active participation with other industry organizations on the establishment of standards and best practices for the post production process.  For more in-formation, visit