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Editfest LA line-up set

American Cinema Editors’ EditFest, the day-long event celebrating the art and craft of editing, takes place in Los Angeles on August 6. Launched in 2008, EditFest offers audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences.

Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE; Tim Porter, ACE; Fred Raskin, ACE; Barney Pilling, ACE; Paul Hirsch, ACE; Tom Cross, ACE; and others.

As in previous years, EditFest will feature film and television panels, a catered lunch and a cocktail reception. The event returns again this year to the Frank Wells Theater at the Disney Studios lot in Burbank.

The schedule for Saturday, August 6th is as follows:

Cutting it in Hollywood – Personal learning experiences and overcoming obstacles
John Axelrad, ACE – Crazy Heart, Rudderless, Something Borrowed
Zene Baker, ACE – 50/50, Neighbors, This is the End
Barbara Gerard – Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Supergirl
David Rogers, ACE – Entourage, The Office, The Mindy Project
Moderated by Mitchell Danton, ACE (Editor and Author of Cutting it in Hollywood)

Cult Film Favorites
Mark Helfrich, ACE – Showgirls
Tina Hirsch, ACE – Deathrace 2000, Gremlins
Norm Hollyn – Heathers
Mark Golblatt, ACE – Terminator, Starship Troopers
Jane Kurson, ACE – Beetlejuice
Moderated by Michael Krulik – Avid Technology Principal Applications Specialist

Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation With Michael Tronick, ACE
Michael Tronick, ACE – Straight Outta Compton (co-editor), Hairspray, Scent of a Woman (co-editor)
Moderated by Bobbie O’Steen (Author of The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase)

The Lean Forward Moment
Jeff Ford, ACE – Avengers, Captain America
Kim Roberts, ACE – The Hunting Ground, Waiting for Superman
Kevin Tent, ACE – The Descendants, Nebraska
Moderated by Norm Hollyn (Editor, Author and Head of USC School of Cinematic Arts)


A.C.E.’s EditFest arrives in London June 21

EditFest London hits the UK for the second time on June 21 with top film and television editors talking about the art of editing. This year, American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) will present the daylong event at London’s BFI Southbank.

A.C.E. launched EditFest LA in 2008. EditFest NY was added to its agenda in 2009. The event is designed for professional as well as aspiring editors, post people, students, content creators, production execs, and others who are interested in learning more about editing.

“Last year we had a terrific experience in London,” said the organization’s president, Alan Heim, A.C.E. (All That Jazz, Network, The Notebook). “The city, the panelists and the attendees were everything we could have hoped for and more. The most gratifying thing was to see just how much the attendees wanted to learn from and interact with the editors. There was a thirst for connection and knowledge, and the panelists were delighted to discuss the art of editing and meet those who wanted to explore it. All of us at A.C.E. are really looking forward to returning to London with an exciting new group of editors who will discuss the amazing projects they’re working on.”

EFL Engaged Audience

Sessions include:
Small Screen, Big Picture – The Television Editors
Moderated by John Wilson, A.C.E.
• Mags Arnold – The Trip
• Mark Everson – Alan Partridge
• Tim Porter – Game of Thrones, Doctor Who

From Dailies to Delivery – Editing Features 
Moderated by Mick Audsley
• Mark Day – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2.
• Alexandra Mackie A.C.E. – Indian Summer, Kill Command, Rogue, Downton Abby, A Poet in New York
• Mark Sanger, A.C.E. – Gravity
• Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E. – Toy Story 3, The Lorax
• Lucia Zucchetti, A.C.E. – The Queen

Closing Panel: A Conversation with Alan Heim
Moderated by Adrian Pennington, American CinemaEditor Magazine

Tickets for EditFest are available online for £200/$299.