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Alan Heim, Ace

With a career spanning over 30 years, Alan Heim is one of Hollywood's most distinguished editors. Alan won an Oscar, BAFTA and Eddie award for All That Jazz. He was also nominated for an Oscar for Network.  Alan began his editing career on Sidney Lumet's The Seagull, and went on to cut Lenny, Hair, American History X, The Notebook and many more. He has worked with Mel Brooks, Milos Forman, George Roy Hill, Nick Cassavetes, Martha Coolidge, John Hughes and Stephen Frears.  He is currently President of American Cinema Editors (ACE) and the producer of The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing.

PODCAST: An Evening with Film Editor Alan Heim: Manhattan Edit Workshop's Artist in Residence Series

Editor Alan Heim, ACE discusses working with legendary director Bob Fosse on "All That Jazz." 

Editor Alan Heim, ACE recalls a formative "mini-lesson" that he received from director and editor Aram Avakian while working as a young sound effects editor on Sidney Lumet's The Group.

Editor Alan Heim, ACE, illustrates why the job of an editor often requires more skills than "just" editing. 

Alan Heim, ACE, discusses editing digital vs. film, as well as the first time he really understood the editing process. 

Alan Heim, ACE, discusses a peculiar screening of Star 80, as well as working with directors. 

Alan Heim, ACE talks about deciding when a film is finished.