- Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014
One at Optimus, the live-action production arm of leading production and post house Optimus, today announced the promotions of Lisa Masseur to executive producer/managing director and Sarah Wien to executive producer.
“Lisa is a natural leader, and she is incredibly respected in our community,” said Optimus President Tom Duff. “From clients and peers to crews and vendors, we hear accolades on an almost daily basis. Lisa is well positioned to nurture and grow our directorial roster, manage our ONE staff, and be a collaborative conduit with our Optimus editorial, design, and post team. Sarah has earned an exceptional reputation within our industry in her seven years at Optimus. Her resilience and ability to adapt, juggle and problem-solve – all while remaining calm and engaging – make her the perfect partner to Lisa in growing ONE.”
Before joining ONE as executive producer in the spring of 2013, Masseur – who has worked with clients such as Ford, Samsung, McDonald’s, Payless, Kmart and US Bank – was executive producer/managing director at Radar Studios, where she oversaw all production and post-production work, as well as sales and marketing efforts. During her more than seven years there, she helped build the company into one of the most competitive production houses in Chicago. Before that, Masseur was executive producer at Ebel Productions, where she focused on commercial production. “I’m looking forward to steering ONE in a broader direction by continuing to win more work and expanding our roster,” said Masseur. “Optimus has such a great reputation and people love working with us. Our ability to package great directorial and editorial talent sets us apart in the industry. I am thrilled to be working with such an impressive team both at ONE and Optimus.”
Wien began as an intern at Optimus in 2007. From there, she moved to operations, on-line assistant and then to ONE as associate producer, senior producer and now as executive producer. She has worked with agencies including FCB, Leo Burnett, Digitas, Havas, Y&R, Commonground and McGarry Bowen for clients such as Kohler, Whirlpool, Illinois Lottery, Sears, Kraft, and Kellogg’s. Commented Wien: “The caliber of people at ONE and Optimus are a primary reason I’ve gotten to where I am today. As far as jumping into my new role, we’re going after repeat business, new clients and maintaining upward growth with our directorial roster. Fortunately, we have had an incredibly busy year and we plan to continue that trend.”
Masseur can be reached at 312-276-2678 or via email.
Wien can be reached at 312-276-2682 or via email.
For more information about One at Optimus, which recently opened offices in Los Angeles and New York, visit www.optimus.com/one.
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house with offices in Chicago, Santa Monica and New York. A true one-stop shop, Optimus offers a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. With ONE, the company’s live-action production arm, Optimus offers all production services, from shoot through post, under one roof – a singular, streamlined creative-driven machine. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com and www.optimus.com/one. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.