Territory Editor & Founder Terry King Is Honored With The 2014 AICE ‘Best of Automotive’ Award for Cadillac’s Humorous Spot, “Monkey Do”


Territory founder and editor, Terry King, was honored by AICE with the 2014 ‘Best Automotive’ Award for his artful cutting of Cadillac’s commercial, ‘Monkey Do,” (vimeo.com,) which premiered on this year’s Winter Olympics.

Territory set up shop in LA for the project, allowing King to work closely with the director and client on the commercial. After completing the majority of the cutting on the coast, King brought the elements back to Territory in Detroit, where he took advantage of the 13,000 square foot editor-driven postproduction facility’s bells and whistles for some final tweaking.

Directed by Jeffery Plansker, formerly of S&D Integrated (now with BReel,) the :30 commercial opens with a single Charlie the Chimp wind-up toy positioned dead center in front of a Cadillac CTS as it begins clashing its cymbals. Soon dozens of identical monkeys are revealed, perched on stark white pedestals surrounding the vehicle, and begin to chime in. The sound of their instruments builds to a deafening decibel level, bringing home just how effective The CTS’s new Bose Active Noise Cancellation System actually is.

The Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) is an international association, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the creative editor and of the increasingly important role the creative editor plays in the media creation process.

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TERRITORY is a certified minority owned and operated company with accomplished talent and a prestigious roster of national and regional work. To learn more visit our website at www.territorypost.com or contact senior producer Joan Porter at 248.548.1011 or jporter@territorypost.com.

Client: Cadillac CTS with Bose Active Noise Cancellation System
Spot: “Monkey Do :30
Type: Broadcast Spot
Air Date: Premier – 2014 Winter Olympics

Agency: Hill Holiday/Rouge
VP/Executive Producer: Alex Vainstein
EVP, Chief Creative Officer: Lance Jensen
EVP, Exec. Creative Director – Copy: Dave Banta
SVP, Group Creative Director: Kevin Daley
SVP, Group Creative Director – Copy: Jeff Baxter
VP, Creative Director – Art: Michael Shaughnessys
Assistant Producer: Tim Mollen

Production Company: Supply & Demand
Director: Jeffery Plansker
Executive Producer/Partner: Kira Carstensen
Producer: Anna Joseph

DP: Neil Shapiro

Editorial Company: Territory
Editor: Terry King
Senior Producer: Joan Porter

Music Company: Green Beet Productions
Composer: Ben Neill – See more at: http://www.productionhub.com/press-release/46050/territory-editor-and-founder-terry-king-is-honored-with-the-2014-aice-best-of-automotive-award-for-cadillacs-humorous-spot-monkey-do#sthash.RbgfHIOz.dpuf