EditFest Los Angeles Announces Stellar Line Up


American Cinema Editors Popular Event Set for August 6

Last Updated: July 18, 2016 8:20 pm GMT
(Universal City, California--July 18, 2016) American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering 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 many 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 Walt Disney Pictures lot in Burbank. The lineup features some of the best editors in the world, who are delighted to share their experiences and expertise with attendees.

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 Rodgers, 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)

Additional panelists are being added daily. *Panelist participation subject to change.

Attendees will receive a catered lunch and admission to the ACE after party, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 
Raffle prizes will be supplied by DaVinci Resolve Software and Avid. Proceeds for EditFest LA go the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible.

Tickets are on sale now. For further information, updates, and registration information, visit americancinemaeditors.org. EditFest is presented with the support of Platinum Sponsor Blackmagic Design, Gold Sponsor Avid, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

About ACE

American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a weekend editing festival in the summer), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 66th year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

About ACE EditFest

Launched in Los Angeles in 2008 to put the leading film editors in touch and in communication with editors and those who work with editors and editing enthusiasts, EditFest expanded to New York in 2009 and London in 2013. EditFest presents panels, conversations and social interaction with some of the most influential editors working in film and television. The highly anticipated annual event, which sells out each year, has plans to expand to additional cities in the future.


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