EditFest Los Angeles is taking place on August 1 in Disney Studios Main Theatre in Burbank. EditFest LA 2015 includes a full day of panels — filled with experienced editors talking about a variety of projects — as well as a one-on-one conversation with Arthur Schmidt and an opportunity to network.
To kick off the event, Steven Rivkin, ACE, and ACE VP will address the crowd. Then the panels begin. Here is the schedule:
From the Cutting Room to the Red Carpet
Elisa Bonora, ACE – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Tom Cross, ACE – Oscar-winning editor of Whiplash
Catherine Haight, ACE – Transparent
Wyatt Smith, ACE – Into the Woods
Moderated by Alan Heim, ACE, president of ACE and Motion Picture Editors Guild.
The Hero’s Journey: From Comic Book to Screen
Jonathan Chibnall – Daredevil
Lisa Lassek – Avengers
Dan Lebental, ACE – Ant-Man / Iron Man
Colby Parker, Jr, ACE – Ant-Man
Fred Raskin, ACE – Guardians of the Galaxy
Moderated by Michael Krulik, Avid Technology, principal applications specialist.
A Look Back to the Future with Arthur Schmidt
A conversation with Arthur Schmidt (Back to the Future, Castaway, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Forrest Gump) moderated by Bobbie O’Steen, author.
The Lean Forward Moment
Doug Blush, ACE – Twenty Feet from Stardom
Dody Dorn, ACE – Memento
Vashi Nedomansky – That Which I Love Destroys Me
John Venzon, ACE – South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Moderated by Norman Hollyn, editor, author, head of the editing track at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
ACE launched EditFest in 2008 in Los Angeles, adding EditFest NY in 2009 and EditFest London in 2013. Plans are underway to add additional cities in 2016.
Tickets for EditFest are available online for $400. Some organizational discounts are offered. A complete list is referenced at http://americancinemaeditors.org/editfest-2015/editfest-la-2015.