Future Media Concepts Announces the 2017 Editors Retreat Keynotes


Editor of “Iron Man” and “Thor: The Dark World,” Dan Lebental, and known documentary editor, Steve Audette, will join Editors Retreat in Nashville in January 2017

Last Updated: December 5, 2016 12:25 pm GMT
(New York, NY--December 5, 2016) Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training provider and conference organizer in the digital media industry, announced today that two big names will provide the keynotes for Editors Retreat 2017. The first, Dan Lebental, is best known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). The second, Steve Audette, counts over 50 documentary credits, including ones for Frontline, Nova and Nova Science Now, Evolution and the short documentary Nico’s Challenge. Now it its 11th year, Editors Retreat will take place in Nashville, TN, on February 18-22, 2017.

“This year, we have created a training program that caters to high-caliber attendees by providing the highest level of technical, creative and business development sessions. As our regular Editors Retreat attendees recognize every year, this is a must-attend event if you want to stay ahead in your career,” said Ben Kozuch, President and Co-founder of Future Media Concepts.

Dan Lebental is a known Hollywood professional editor who He been editing feature films for more than 20 years, working with some of Hollywood's top movie studios and directors. His versatility across genres includes working on comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries, TV projects and hundreds of music videos.

Steve Audette has been editing for 20 years and his work has contributed to many Emmy Award-winning documentaries, as well as Peabody, Polk and DuPont Columbia Award-winning programs. In 2008 Steve was nominated for an Eddie Award from American Cinema Editors, in the category of Best Documentary Editor for the Frontline documentary “Bush’s War.”

Produced in collaboration with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Editors Retreat is all about community and about learning how to be the best at your craft. The conference is attended by an intimate group of TV, film and video editors whose work and experience level are vetted prior to registration.

“This was my 3rd Editors Conference […]. Each one has surpassed the previous. Never before had I experienced being around so many talented, like-minded people who truly ‘get it,’" said Julie Chalhoub, Senior Producer at Bright House Networks, about Editors Retreat 2015.

Past keynote speakers include: Maryann Brandon, editor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Michael Tronick, editor of Straight Out of Compton; Michael Knueeditor of Daredevil and Jessica Jones; William Goldenberg, Oscar-winning editor for Argo, and producer of Zero Dark Thirty; Arthur Schmidt, two-time Academy Award Winner for Best Film Editing for Who Framed Roger Rabbitand Forrest Gump; and many more.

To see if you qualify to attend the 2017 Editors Retreat, please visit our Application page: editorsretreat.com/application/

For more information about the event please visit: editorsretreat.com.


About Future Media Concepts, Inc.
Established in 1994, Future Media Concepts (FMC) is the nation’s premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, sound design, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, Mac IT, and mobile apps development. Future Media Concepts is a leading producer of education-rich conferences, many of which take place at today’s leading electronic entertainment trade shows. Some of our events include Adobe Video World and Post|Production World at NAB Show. For a complete list of conferences, visit fmctraining.com.


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