Arielle Amsalem

Arielle Amsalem is an Emmy Award winning editor of feature length documentary films.  After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts film program Arielle started her career working on Spike Lee’s award winning documentary When the Levees Broke, a film about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  She has since been the editor of several feature documentaries including the Edward Norton produced HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama for which she won the Primetime Emmy for Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.  More recently, Arielle edited The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, which was bought and aired by HBO and The Contradictions of Fair Hope which has been winning awards at festivals around the country. 

Arielle has also worked on television shows for MTV, the Food Network, The Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.


Arielle Amsalem on editing a documentary while the story is still unfolding in By the People: The Election of Barack Obama from EditFest NY 2012.




Steve Audette has been making documentaries for nearly 20 years.  Recently he finished cutting three episodes of the special NOVA series Fabric of the Cosmos.  With over 40 production credits, Audette's work has contributed to many Emmy Award-winning documentaries, as well as Peabody and DuPont Columbia Award-winning programs.  In 2008 Steve was nominated for an Eddie Award from American Cinema Editors (ACE,) in the category of Best Documentary Editor for the PBS public affairs series Frontline documentary called Bush's War.  The film also went on to win a News and Documentary Emmy.   Steve is currently Senior Documentary Editor for Frontline.

Michael BErENBAUM, ace

Michael Berenbaum has been editing feature films and television in New York for over twenty years. He has worked with such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, John Turturro, Al Pacino, Julian Schnabel, and Martin Scorsese. His television work includes Sex and the City, for which he won two ACE awards, the pilot for Desperate Housewives, for which he won an Emmy, Nurse JackieED, The Wire, The Comeback, and Love Monkey. His latest films include Hollywoodland, starring Adrian Brody & Diane Lane, both Sex and the City features, What to Expect When Expecting starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock, and the FX series The Americans, starring Kari Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE on Incorporating a Pre-recorded Music in the T.V. Show "The Americans," from Sight, Sound & Story 2014. 

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on breaking the rules of editing for Basquiat.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on editing Sex & the City: An American Girl In Paris (Part Deux).

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on a Challenge in the Episode "Ghost Town"from Sex & the City.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on the Challenge of Having too Much Coverage in Sex and the City.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE discusses working with a visionary director in Sex and the City from EditFest NY 2009.

Michael Berenbaum, ACE Discusses the Pacing of Comedy as Seen in "Barton Fink"

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE Discusses the Manipulation of Shots from "Barton Fink"

Michael Berenbaum, ACE Discusses Happy Accidents on the Set of "Barton Fink."

Michael Berenbaum, ACE Discusses the Magic of Dialogue Editing, Using a Scene from "Barton Fink."

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on introducing the characters in Gardener of Eden.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, on blending shots together in Miller's Crossing.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, discusses editing "Sex and the City" and using sleight of hand tricks. 

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, discusses the use of music in editing, as well as how genre effects rhythm. 

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, discusses familiarizing the material and using transitions.

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, discusses the process of familiarizing oneself with the material, as well as the use of transitions. 

Editor Michael Berenbaum, ACE, discusses documentary structure.

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Curtiss Clayton

Curtiss Clayton began an early collaboration with writer/director Gus Van Sant and edited some of his most significant films including Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, and To Die For. He also collaborated with director Jonathan Kaplan on his films, Brokedown Palace and Unlawful Entry. He has edited six features, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival including Buffalo 66, Sherrybaby, Polish Wedding, Female Perversions, Committed and A Matter of Degrees. He also co-edited The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the Seattle International Film Festival winner The Blue Tooth Virgin.

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

Curtiss Clayton discusses the challenge of submitting a rough cut to the director.

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses his work with director Andrew Dominik on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses the secret success of "Drugstore Cowboy."

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses the role of an editor and using creative diplomacy.

Editor Curtiss Clayton discusses working with director Andrew Dominik and his notion of compromise.


Shannon Baker Davis, ACE


Shannon Baker Davis, ACE is an award-winning television editor. She began her career in New York, editing unscripted shows and documentaries, most notably the two time Emmy-awarded, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. After 10 years working on many iconic shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway, Shannon made the jump to scripted television and feature films. Her most recent credits include Insecure, from Issa Rae, Grown-ish, a spin-off of the highly acclaimed series, Black-ish, from creator, Kenya Barris and Queen Sugar, from creator Ava DuVernay. In features, she has edited Armstrong, starring Vicky Jeudy, Sean Parsons, Jason Antoon and Kevin Pollak, and The Weekend, starring Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell and DeWanda Wise, from director Stella Meghie. The Weekend saw premieres at Toronto Film Festival, AFI Fest and Tribeca Film Festival. Her upcoming projects are The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, and she is currently in post on The Photograph, starring Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield, and directed by Stella Meghie. Shannon is Co-Chair of the Motion Picture Editors Guild African-American Steering Committee and is a mentor in the ACE. Diversity Mentorship program. She also writes and is the Co-Creator of Colored People, a comedy web series that follows the antics of a colorful group of people who specialize in diversity training. She grew up in Augusta, GA, earned degrees from Howard University and The American Film Institute, and resides in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and 2 children.

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Robert Eisenhardt, ACE

Robert Eisenhardt, ACE is a three-time Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee. With over 60 films to his credit, he has edited documentaries for Barbara Kopple, Maysles Films, Susan Froemke, Matt Tyrnauer, Marc Levin, David Grubin and Alex Gibney. Recent films include Wagner’s Dream, which received an Emmy nomination for editing, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing, Living Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders and Dancing in Jaffa. He is currently editing the HBO film Everything Is Copy on the life of Nora Ephron.


Bob Eisenhardt, ACE on the Importance of Choosing the Tone in ”Valentino: The Last Emperor.”


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Suzy Elmiger, ace

Suzy Elmiger is an accomplished editor who has worked with some of the most revered and respected directors of our time.  She was second editor on two films by the legendary Robert Altman:Short Cuts and Ready to Wear and edited three films for Alan Rudolph including Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle and Afterglow, both produced by Altman.  Suzy edited the Bruce Willis star-erBreakfast of Champions from the novel of the late, great Kurt Vonnegut.  Suzy has edited three films for Stanley Tucci including his debut Big Night, along with his follow ups Impostors and Joe Gould's Secret

Suzy hasworked with James Toback, for whom she cut Harvard Man and When Will I Be Loved, with Dan Algrant on People I Know and on David Duchovny's feature film debut: House of D. Other projects include Milarepa the story of an eleventh century Tibetan Buddhist saint directed by a Bhutanese lama, Choling Rimpoche; Spinning into Butter starring Sarah Jessica Parker and directed by acclaimed theater director Mark Brokow and Accidental Husband directed by Griffin Dunne.  Most recently, Suzy cut a pilot for ABC Disney called See Kate Run directed by Dean Parisot. 

For seven seasons, Suzy has been asked to serve as an advisor at the prestigious Sundance Director's Lab and is a regular guest lecturer at Tisch School of the Arts.


Editor Suzy Elmiger, ACE on Using Music in "Mozart in the Jungle."


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Ken Eluto, Ace

Ken Eluto, a flim editor for over 20 years, has worked on dramatice films, comedy shows and documentaries.  Most recently, he has been an editor for 30 Rock, for which he won an ACE Eddie and an Emmy Award for editing.  His work includes many TV series produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana including Homicide: Life on the Street, OZ and the HBO Film Shot in the Heart directed by Agnieszka Holland.  Ken won an Emmy for his work on the documentary Long Journey Home: The Irish in America and was nominated for an Emmy for  his work on the Academy Award nominated documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane.


Ken Eluto, ACE, discusses scenes from the television shows 30 Rock, Oz, and Homicide


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Peter Frank, ace

Peter Frank has been an active member of the film community for forty six years and counting.  During that time he has worked as an editor in almost every major style on both coasts.  His work has included documentaries, both for PBS and for the major networks, commercials, theatrical features, video, TV movies (MOWs), TV series, and theatrical shorts.  He has worked for CBS, ABC, PBS, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Fox, Sony, New Line, Miramax, Hearst, and many others.   He has cut feature movies in many different genres for a broad range of distinguished directors, inlcuding Sidney Lumet, Frank Perry, Emil Ardolino, Sarah Kernochan, and Darnell Martin (the first black woman to direct a major studio picture),  I Like It Like That. Some of his credits include The Verdict, Dirty Dancing, Cadillac Records, and currently the television series Blue Bloods.  He has been a member of American Cinema Editors for over 15 years.


Editor Peter Frank, ACE, talks about a scene from the film Cadillac Records.


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John Gilroy, ace

John Gilroy began his career working with Francis Ford Coppola's longtime editor Barry Malkin on Peggy Sue Got Married and MEWShop Artist in Residence Jeffrey Wolf, ACE on Beautiful Girls and The Ref.  His other credits include the Academy Award winning Michael Clayton, Nightcrawler, Pacific Rim, The Bourne Legacy, Warrior, Miracle, Tumbleweeds, Narc, Pride & Glory, and Duplicity.

Editor John Gilroy, ACE, discusses his work on the film "Miracle." 

Editor John Gilroy, ACE, discusses the differences between cutting action scenes and dialogue scenes. 

Editor John Gilroy, ACE, discusses choosing an edit style and using an editor's instinct.

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Milton Ginsberg, ACE

Milton Ginsberg has edited three Oscar winning documentaries.  Another film he edited, Catwalk, premiered at Cannes, and another, Listen Up, at the New York Film Festival.  He has edited several dramatic films, among them, Fidel, a four hour dramatization of Castro's life, and Elmore Leonard's Pronto, with Peter Falk.

He has also written and directed several feature films, most notably Coming Apart, which featured Rip Torn as a psychiatrist using a hidden camera to record his own disintegration.  The entire film was shot in a single room from a single camera angle.  The film is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.



Andrew Hafitz has been editing films since 1995.  Along the way, he's collaborated with seasoned directors and newcomers alike, including Brad Anderson (Beirut,) Larry Clark (Ken Park, Bully,) Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, The Last Days of Disco,) Lodge Kerrigan (Keane,) and Meera Menon (Equity.)

Three of his films with younger directors have premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, including Equity, Don't Let Me Drown (Cruz Angeles, 2009), and Here (Braden King, 2011).  In 2015, the micro-budget Naz & Maalik, written and directed by another young collaborator, Jay Dockendorf, premiered at SXSW in advance of a GLAAD Media Award nomination as Best Film (Limited Release).

Beirut, selected as part of the Premieres section of Sundance in 2018, marks Hafitz's return to Middle East subject matter.  In 2003 he edited True Life: I Live in the Terror Zone, about Palestinian and Israeli youth living in the West Bank for producer-director David Schisgall.  He again teamed with Schisgall for a documentary following American military and Iraqi civilians during the first months of the Iraq War.  That show, True Life: I'm Living in Iraq, won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Documentary for MTV in 2005.

Hafitz's most recent feature, Empty Metal, currently in post-production, is the story of a punk-rock band recruited by a Native American–Rastafarian–Buddhist coalition of elders to assassinate law-enforcement officers who have killed innocent civilians.

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Alexander Hall

Alex Hall is a director, editor, and producer who has been working in film and television since 1994.  He most recently worked on the first season of True Detective for HBO.  He had been directing and editing the television series Treme. Other recent editorial projects include Blue Bloods for CBS and the feature film The Messenger, directed by Oren Moverman (2009 Sundance Film Festival, 2009 Berlin Film Festival).  Alex began his editorial career in 1995 by cutting his first feature Girlstown, directed by Jim McKay (winner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival).  His numerous credits include HBO's The Wire, ABC's The Unusuals, and the HBO Films's Angel Rodriguez and Everyday People.  Alex was editor of the 2003 documentary Sam Cook: Legend(Grammy winner for Best Long Form Music Video), Phish:IT and numerous episodes of VH1's Legends series.  His other feature film credits include: Kiss Me GuidoTaxmanOur Song, and the documentary Full Battle Rattle.  As a producer, his credits include NBC's Emmy®-winning Witnesses and Wiseguys: The History of the Mob, Fuses's The Brooklyn Way and A&E's Inked.

Alexander Hall on Editing a New Series vs. Editing an Established Show like "The Wire.”

Alexander Hall Discusses the Process of Giving a Documentary Feel to a Scripted Work in "Treme."

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Tom Haneke, aCE

Tom Haneke's work includes Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream and My Generation (which he also co-directed). Tom edited From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin', which both received Academy Awards for best documentary. Haneke has also done several projects for HBO as well as Sundance Film Festival nominee American Teen.

Editor Tom Haneke talks on the importance of cataloging using examples from My Generation.

Editor Tom Haneke discusses cutting High Fidelity and the process of bringing the viewer in. 

Editor Tom Haneke discusses avoiding assumptions and making fine corrections.

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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. 

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sabine hoffman, Ace

Sabine Hoffman began her journey to becoming a film editor in Berlin, studying art, philosophy and film history.  In the United States, she has edited independent feature films for over 12 years, including Rebecca Miller’s films Personal Velocity (Sundance Grand Jury Award and Best Cinematography winner and also the winner of the John Cassavettes Award), and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (starring Daniel Day Lewis).  She edited Morgan J. Freeman's Desert Blue and Hurricane Streets (which won the Audience, Best Director and Best Cinematography awards at the Sundance Film Festival), Alex Sichel's All Over Me (a Teddy Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival), The Day the Ponies Come Back, directed by Jerry Schatzberg (also director of Panic in Needle Park) and Harlem Aria (winner of three Audience Awards: Urban World Film Festival in NYC, the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival), directed by William Jennings, starring Damon Wayans and Gabriel Casseus.

Other credits include Brother to Brother (winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Gordon Parks Award, the Grand Jury, Audience and Best Actor awards at Outfest, and the Showtime Vanguard award), Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu (starring Joan Chen) and Off the Black, directed by James Ponsoldt, starring Nick Nolte.  Sabine has also edited numerous documentary films, including the Academy Award nominated Ferry Tales, directed by Katja Esson, as well as The Party is Over, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Thomas Allen Harris.  She has served as a consultant and story advisor on numerous productions, most recently on playground, a documentary directed by Libby Spears, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.  Ms. Hoffman edited Rebecca Miller’s feature film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (starring Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore and Wynona Ryder), An Invisible Sign of my Own, directed by Marilyn Agrelo starring Jessica Alba, Chris Messina and J.K. Simmons, and most recently The Dry Land, directed by Ryan Piers Williams, starring America Ferrara and Melissa Leo.

Hoffman serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and founded the Editing Award for feature and documentary narratives at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2004.


Sabine Hoffman, ACE How The Use of Flashbacks Can Impact a Multi-tiered Story in "The Thin Red Line."


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norman hollyn

Norman Hollyn is a long-time film, television and music editor (HeathersThe Cotton ClubSophie's Choice, Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms), and is Associate Professor and Head of the Editing Track at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is an author of nearly 100 articles and his book, "The Film Editing Handbook", has been internationally translated. His new book, "The Lean Forward Moment", is just out from Peachpit Press/Pearson.


EditFestNY - Straight Cuts - @NormanHollyn #editfest




Film editor Ray Hubley is a lifelong New Yorker with more than two decades worth of credits in narrative features, television and documentary film. Over the years, he has worked with such eminent directors as Sidney Lumet, Brian De Palma, Tim Robbins, Bruno Barreto and John Turturro.

In addition to award-winning independent features like Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day  (Sundance 2011),  Musa Syeed’s  Valley of Saints (Sundance 2012) and Turturro’s critically acclaimed Romance & Cigarettes(2005), Hubley has also edited extensively in non-fiction film: Billy Strayhorn / Lush Life (which in 2008 won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for Best Documentary) and the theatrically-released portrait Who is Norman Lloyd? (2006), among others.

More recently, Ray has cut Ari Issler and Ben Snyder’s debut feature 11:55 Holyoke and Andrew Muscato’s Doped, a documentary about drug testing in sports, for which he also received a co-writing credit.

Malcolm Jamieson

Malcolm Jamieson has been working in film, television, and the visual arts since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991.  He also worked on the HBO series Treme with David Simon and Eric Overmyer and Netflix series Marco Polo.  His previous television credits include the pilot and first three seasons of AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men, the pilot and second episode of HBO's Bored to Death and the first season of Showtime's Nurse Jackie.  His film credits include Series 7; The ContendersDiggersKill the PoorPipe Dream, and the award winning feature Down to the Bone.


Editor Malcolm Jamieson talks about a complex scene from the critically acclaimed movie "Down to The Bone". 



Allyson Johnson

Allyson C. Johnson’s Feature Film work includes: Mira Nair’s AmeliaThe Namesake, Vanity Fair and Monsoon Wedding which received the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2001 Venice Film.  Her television work includes NBC’s Smash and The Slap, The Wire, Quantico, and Marco Polo for Netflix.  She is currently editing Baz Luhrmann’s series The Get Down for Netflix. 

Johnson received an Emmy Nomination editing the documentary The Who’s Tommy: The Amazing Journey.  Other rockumentaries include Up From the Underground, Say It Loud, and her Triptych short film Kick Out the Jams appeared at the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.  She has also collaborated with such filmmakers as Spike Lee and Griffin Dunne and Bill Moyers. 

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Brian Kates, ace

Brian A. Kates, is a New Jersey native and NYU alum. A working editor in New York for over 10 years, Brian's credits include The Laramie Project, Tarnation, The Woodsman, and John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. Some of his other work includes Taking ChanceNights in Rodanthe and The Savages starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman.  His recent work includes Lee Daniels' The ButlerKilling Them Softly, Kill Your Darlings and HBO's Treme.


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Harry Keramidas, ACE

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Harry Keramidas attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, graduating with a degree in industrial psychology.  After 2 years service in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, Keramidas followed his developing interest in ethnographic film-making to UCLA Graduate Film School.  He began his work as an editor for the Office of Economic Opportunity, the National Film Board of Canada and Encyclopedia Britannica Films.  He eventually edited more than 70 documentaries, educational and ethnographic films.

Joining the Editors Guild in 1977, Keramidas found work as a dialogue editor on Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York, and moved into television with projects like HBO’s Tales from the CryptThe Children Nobody Wanted, and Scared Straight!, Another Story, to name just a few.  His feature film credits include Robert Zemeckis’ smash his Back to the Future series, About Last NightMan of the HouseChildren of the CornPassed AwayJudge DreddContactHoodlum, and the recent independent movie The Final Season.

Now living in Western Massachusetts, Keramidas started and now chairs the 5-year-old Ashfield FilmFest, which promotes short films made in or about the community. He also sits on the Ashfield Cultural Council and the Editorial Board of the Ashfield History Project, which is writing a history of the past 50 years, a continuing story of the 250 years since the incorporation of the town.

Artist in Residence Harry Keramidas discusses his colorful career, his views on editing, and his film festival. 

Editor Harry Keramidas, ACE, talks about the famous skateboarding scene in "Back to the Future" and the art of filmmaking from storyboard to post-production. 

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Joe Klotz, ace

Joe Klotz is a graduate of Syracuse University. Klotz fell into the film editing industry while trying to pay off student loans. After editing for local commercials, news stations, and television shows in New York City he moved into the world of film editing. Klotz was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Editing for Precious.  He also worked with director Lee Daniels on the acclaimed flim Lee Daniels' The Butler.  Some of Joe's other work includes Chappelle's ShowRabbit HoleUpright Citizen's BrigadeChoke, and Happyish


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Gary levy, ace

Gary Levy has been editing TV shows and feature films since 1999. He recently finished season 6 of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, for which he won an ACE Eddy award in 2013 for best edited half-hour series.  Gary has also worked on the last 3 seasons of USA’s Royal Pains.  Previous TV credits include NBC’s The Office, FOX’s Running Wilde, and Life is Wild for the CW.

Gary has edited many Feature films including Face for director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, which screened in competition at the Sundance Film festival; Just a Kiss for director Fisher Stevens; Maze, directed by Rob Morrow; and Maryam for director Ramin Serry.  He was also an editor on the Farrelly brothers’ Outside Providence.

As the Visual Effects Editor on Ang Lee’s Hulk, Gary worked with kinetic multiple panel layouts and helped bring computer generated scenes from storyboard to completion. 


Editor Gary Levy, ACE, discusses the balance between comedy and drama in Nurse Jackie.


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carol littleton, ace

With a career spanning 30 years and over 30 feature films, Carol Littleton is one of Hollywood's most talented and successful film editors.  Carol began a close collaboration with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan in 1981 with his directorial  debut, Body Heat, and has served as editor on eight more of his films, including The Big Chill, Silverado and Grand Canyon.  Carol has also collaborated with director Jonathan Demme on four films, including The Manchurian Candidate.

Littleton received an Academy Award nomination in 1982 for Steven Spielberg's E.T.  Her other films include The Other Boleyn Girl, Places In The Heart, Tuesdays With Morrie (Emmy Award for editing) and the restoration of Erich Von Stroheim's 1926 classic, Greed.

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

Editor Carol Littleton, ACE, on bringing E.T. to life in E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

Editor Carol Littleton, ACE on the Filming Style Used in "Body Heat."

Editor Carol Littleton, ACE, discusses how classical theater inspired the opening of the film Grand Canyon.

Carol Littleton, ACE, Discusses Her Work with Lawrence Kasdan on "Body Heat."

Editor Conversations V4 - Navigating The Craft featuring Carol Littleton, ACE & Bobbie O'Steen.

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Robert Lovett

Robert Lovett has worked with many of today's top directors, including Robert DeNiro on A Bronx Tale, Francis Coppola on The Cotton Club, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Wim Wenders on Hammett and Paul Newman on Rachel, Rachel.  HeÌs also edited several episodes of Kojak and The Equalizer as well as many other television films.

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Jim Lyons

Editor of the 4-time Academy Award nominated film Far From HeavenJim Lyons has a natural approach to storytelling and incredible understanding of character make him an asset to any project.  Working with Todd Haynes since the early nineties, Jim edited Poison, Safe, and the cult classic Velvet Goldmine (which he also co-wrote).  He has also edited a number of other features, including Sofia CoppolaÌs The Virgin Suicides, The Chateau, Spring Forward and Prozac Nation.

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

Film editor Jim Lyons on the amorphous nature of The Virgin Suicides.

Film editor Jim Lyons on directing the audience's focus in Far from Heaven.

Editor Jim Lyons discusses style and the opportunity of being the first audience for the material.

Editor Jim Lyons discusses compromise and his work on The Virgin Suicides.

Editor Jim Lyons on method editing.

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Anne McCabe, ACE

Anne McCabe has worked in the film business in England and the US for the last twenty years.  Her editing credits include the features Thanks For SharingMargaretAdventureland and Daytrippers, both for director Greg Mottola; the Academy Award-nominated film You Can Count On Me; and Maria Full of Grace, which won the Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned an Oscar nomination for star Catalina Sandino Moreno.  Anne's television credits include The Newsroom pilot (for which she won a 2013 Eddie), Damages, and Nurse Jackie.

Anne McCabe, ACE, on the importance of who the shot is played on in the comedy Adventureland.

Anne McCabe, ACE, discusses a scene from the film Nuts In May

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Mary Manhardt

Mary Manhardt is a documentary film editor and consultant, specializing in verite.  Her work has been screened at Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Hot Docs, SXSW, AFI/SilverDocs, Vancouver, Tribeca, LA and IDFA, and broadcast on HBO, PBS, MTV, ABC, and A&E.  Among her credits: The Farm,The Execution of Wanda Jean, girlhood, Farmingville, Street Fight, American TeenRacing DreamsMystic Ball, Monica & David, Love, Etc., Wham! Bam! Islam!, A Son's Sacrifice,  Bronx PrincessCamp Victory, Afghanistan, Pelotero, American Promise; Medora, Tough LoveDo You Dream in Color?, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, and Tig, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.  She recently finished co-editing multiple episodes of Making a Murderer, a 10 part doc series for Netflix.  Mary won an Emmy award in 1999 for Picture Editing for The Farm, and was nominated again in 2015 for co-editing American Promise.   American Promise won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2013, and was an official selection of the 2013 New York Film Festival.


Mike McCusker, ACE

Mike McCusker’s first feature film in the editor’s chair resulted in an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing: Walk the Line.  Walk the Line won the ACE Eddie that year for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical.  Since then he has edited 3:10 to YumaAustralia, The Amazing Spider-ManThe Wolverine13 Hours, and The Girl on the Train.  McCusker recently worked on the Wolverine sequel Logan, and The Greatest Showman both starring Hugh Jackman.

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Craig McKay, ACE

Craig McKay was born in New York's Hudson Valley; is a feature film editor, story consultant, director, and executive producer.  Recognized with two Academy Award nominations for editing Reds and The Silence of the Lambs, and an Emmy Award for editing the NBC miniseries Holocaust, he has edited more than forty films including Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, Cop Land and Maid in Manhattan.

Editor Craig McKay, ACE, discusses creating anticipation with music in Silence of The Lambs.

Editor Craig McKay, ACE, talks about the process of editing cutting as seen in The Silence of the Lambs.

Editor Craig McKay, ACE, discusses the departure from strict narrative structure as seen in Philadelphia

Editor Craig McKay, ACE talks about working with and learning from legendary editor Dede Allen as they worked on Reds.

Craig McKay, ACE discusses the editing of the documentary film Babies.

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Andrew Mondshein, ACE

Oscar nominated editor Andrew Mondshein has an impressive resume encompassing television, feature film and documentary credits.  Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sixth Sense, his credits include The Shipping NewsAn Unfinished LifeAnalyze ThatChocolat, and many other well-known titles.  Andrew also edited Cold Souls,  which was a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.


Andrew Mondshein, ACE Discusses a Scene That Influenced his Career from "Bonnie and Clyde."




Deborah Moran is a seasoned series editor who started working as an assistant on several series including Homicide: Life on the Street, and HBO's OZ.   She eventually went on to become one of the editors on both of the series as her career continued upward.   Deborah also worked on several series including The Wire, House, Royal Pains, Damages, and Borgia.  She recently worked on the first season of Bloodline and The Get Down.  

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Susan E. MorSE, ACE

Film editor Susan E. Morse is best known for her more than twenty year collaboration with writer/director Woody Allen, beginning as an assistant film editor on his 1977 film Annie Hall, uncredited co-editor on Interiors, and her first solo editing credit on Manhattan, for which she received her first British Academy Award Nomination for Best Film Editing.  In addition to her prolific collaboration with Allen, Morse has edited films for directors Steve Gordon, Jim Kouf, Lee Davis, Marc Lawrence, Chazz Palmintieri and, more recently, first-time director Massy Tadjedin; as well as serving stints as an associate film editor on Walter Hill’s The Warriors, (with a team of editors headed by David Holden), and briefly on Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (with longtime friend and three time Oscar- winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker.)

The 32 feature films Morse has edited have earned worldwide critical acclaim, including a total of 41 Oscar nominations and 7 Oscars including an Oscar nomination for editing Hannah and Her Sisters.  In addition, two of the films she has edited with first- time writer/directors Arthur (with Steve Gordon in 1981) and Two Weeks Notice (with Marc Lawrence in 2002) were major successes at the box office.

Susan Morse, ACE, discusses the difficulty of endings, using an example from Annie Hall.

Susan Morse, ACE, talks about the difficulty with beginnings, using a scene from Manhattan.

Editor Conversations V2: A Conversation with Legendary Film Editor Susan E. Morse, ACE

Susan Morse, ACE recounts a story that foreshadows her brilliant contributions to the world of filmmaking.

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Maya Mumma, ACE, was an editor on the Academy Award winning documentary O.J.: Made in America for which she was honored with the 2016 Best Editing award from the LA Film Critics Association, an ACE Eddie, and a Primetime Emmy. Maya began her career in the edit room of the Academy Award nominated documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She has gone on to edit the Emmy nominated films Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO) and Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (HBO), the Peabody Award winning Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (HBO), A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (TIFF 2015, PBS 2018), the Netflix original series Daughters of Destiny, and most recently King in the Wilderness and John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls for HBO.

Editor Maya Mumma, ACE on Building Tension in the Oscar-winning Film O.J.: Made in America

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Bobbie O'Steen

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer who has been immersed in the world of film editing all her life. She first developed a love for movies watching her father, film editor Richard C. Meyer (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). After earning a degree in anthropology at Stanford University, she went on to work as a story editor and film editor (Straight TimeTess). Following an Emmy® nomination in editing for the television movie Best Little Girl in the World, she began to write about the invisible art.

Bobbie first wrote about film with her late husband and colleague, Sam O’Steen, the legendary Oscar-nominated film editor in "Cut To The Chase: 45 Years of Editing America's Favorite Movies" (2002), filled with candid stories from the cutting room and behind the scenes on some of the most influential movies in motion picture history. Sam O’Steen was one of Hollywood's most distinguished film editors who worked with directors Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski and many others during what is now referred to as the “Golden Age.”

In her latest book published in 2009, "The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic", Bobbie uses frame grabs factual cuts from classic movie scenes (Body HeatTwelve Angry MenRear Window and The French Connection) to get deep inside the mind of the film editor and explain how the mysterious art is actually done.


Kicking off the 2011 Artist in Residence program on February 10th MEWShop welcomes Bobbie O’Steen, Emmy-nominated film editor and critically acclaimed author.

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Bill Pankow, ACE

Bill Pankow has enjoyed a long collaboration with renowned director Brian De Palma, beginning as an associate editor on the films Dressed to Kill and Scarface.  Pankow graduated to editor on Body Double and continued his affiliation with De Palma on such films as The Untouchables, Casualties of War, Carlito's Way, Redacted, and Femme Fatale, for which he received the Seattle Film Critics Best Editing award for 2002.  Bill has also collaborated with Charles Stone III on his films Drumline, Paid In Full and Mr. 3000 and with Jean Francois Richet on Assault On Precinct 13.

Bill Pankow, ACE, has worked in the editing room since graduating from NYU Film School in 1974.  Born and raised in New York City, he attended Fordham Preparatory High School in the Bronx and spent two years at Fordham University before transferring to NYU Film school.  His first few years in editing were spent in various apprentice and assistant positions in commercial, film and sound cutting rooms. He started working as Academy Award-winning editor Jerry Greenberg’s assistant in 1978 on Kramer vs. Kramer, and subsequently became his associate editor on Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill and Scarface. Pankow graduated to editor on De Palma’s 1984 thriller Body Double, and continued his affiliation with the filmmaker on The Untouchables, Casualties of War, Bonfire of the Vanities, Carlito’s Way, Snake Eyes, and Femme Fatale;  for which he received the Seattle Film Critics’ “ Best Editing” award for 2002.  He subsequently collaborated  with Mr. De Palma on The Black Dahlia and Redacted, named best film of 2008 by France’s Cahiers du Cinema. Currently they are working together on Brian De Palma’s most recent project Domino.

Pankow has also worked with such noted filmmakers as Abel Ferrara The Funeral and R’Xmas,  Robert Benton Still of the Night and Paul Schrader The Comfort of Strangers.  Other feature credits include Parents, Money Train, Whispers in the Dark and Once in the Life, for actor/director Laurence Fishburne.  He has edited films for acclaimed Hong Kong filmmakers Tsui Hark Double Team and  Ringo Lam Maximum Risk. Director Charles Stone worked with  Bill on three of  his feature films; Paid in Full, Drumline, and Mr. 3000.  In 2007 Bill shared editing credit on Sony BMG’s Feel the Noise and also worked on the film Day Zero.

His 2004  collaboration with Jean  Francois Richet Assault on Precinct 13,  continued in 2008 with Mesrine and Public Enemy No.1, for which Bill was nominated for a 2009 César award  for best editing by the Academie  des Arts et Techniques du Cinema. Bill first met director Gary Winick when he edited Sweet Nothing and later worked with him on The Tic Code and Letters To Juliet. After this he went on to edit the thriller Trespass directed by Joel Schumacher. His collaboration with Dan Algrant  on Greetings From Tim Buckley continued a relationship that began when Bill edited Mr. Algrant’s first theatrical feature film, the critically-acclaimed Naked in New York.

Other  projects include Fox  Searchlight’s The East with director Zal Batmanglij,  The Harvest for director John McNaughton ,“ Let’s Be Cops”, an action comedy for 20th Century Fox, Max directed by Boaz Yakin and American Ultra on which  he collaborated with director Nima Nourizadeh. Gifted directed by Marc Webb is the most recent feature film in his credit list.

Bill’s television work includes Tales from the Dark Side,  the highly regarded FOX series Tribeca, The Equalizer, and the HBO feature Undefeated for actor/director John Leguizamo.  Prior to that film  he was the supervising editor on the Emmy Award winning HBO miniseries The Corner, for which he  received an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award nomination, later rejoining David Simon to edit an episode of  the HBO series Treme,  Season 4, entitled “Dippermouth Blues”. His most recent television project was the Nat Geo series Mars.

Bill is an Adjunct Professor  of Advanced Editing at  New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, as well has having been a  guest lecturer at Bard, CCNY and Manhattan Edit Workshop.

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

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Lee Percy, ACE

Lee Percy has worked with director Barbet Schroeder from the Academy Award-winning film, Reversal of Fortune to Murder by Numbers. Lee also edited the Academy Award-winning Boys Don't Cry, and the critically acclaimed film, Maria Full of Grace.  He also worked on The Ice Harvest for director Harold Ramis, Oliver Stone's Snowden, as well as Sundance Film Festival 2009 nominee Taking Chance.  Lee's recent work includes the remake of the classic horror film Carrie, Amelia, HBO's Grey Gardens, and Oliver Stone's Snowden

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Sam Pollard

Sam Pollard is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years.  He recently served as Producer and Supervising Editor on the Spike Lee directed HBO documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, a five year follow up to the Emmy and Peabody award winning When The Levees Broke.

His first assignment as a documentary producer came in 1989 for Henry Hampton's Blackside production Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.  For one of his episodes in this series, he received an Emmy.  Eight years later, he returned to Blackside as Co-Executive Producer/Producer of Hampton's last documentary series I'll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community.  For the series, Mr. Pollard received The George Peabody Award. 

Between 1990 and 2010, Mr. Pollard edited a number of Spike Lee's films:  Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, and Bamboozled.  As well, Mr. Pollard and Mr. Lee co-produced a number of documentary productions for the small and big screen:  Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, a biographical sketch for HBO for which Mr. Pollard received an Emmy, Four Little Girls, a feature-length documentary about the 1963 Birmingham church bombings which was nominated for an Academy Award and When The Levees Broke, a four part documentary that won numerous awards, including a Peabody and three Emmy Awards.

Mr. Pollard recently completed as a producer/director Slavery By Another Name a 90-minute documentary for PBS that was in competition at the Sundance Festival in 2012.

Editor Sam Pollard on using sound design to make a scene from 4 Little Girls.

Editor Sam Pollard on cutting and re-cutting Style Wars.

Editor Sam Pollard on giving scenes a second chance in Venus and Serena

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Jay Rabinowitz, ACE

Jay Rabinowitz has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with Jim Jarmusch.  Their previous work together includes Broken FlowersCoffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiYear of the Horse (for which Mr. Rabinowitz received an ACE [American Cinema Editors] Award nomination), Dead Man, Night on Earth, and the “INT. TRAILER. NIGHT.” segment of the Ten Minutes Older series of short films.

His other credits as film editor include Mark Webber’s directorial debut Explicit Ills; Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There; Frank Oz’ The Stepford Wives; Adam Bhala Lough’s Bomb the System (for which he was honored with the Best Editing award at the Milan Film Festival) and Weapons; Curtis Hanson’s Academy Award-winning 8 Mile; Arliss Howard’s Big Bad Love and R. Less Howard’s telefilm Dawn Anna; Stacy Cochran’s short Richard Lester!; Paul Schrader’s Academy Award-winning Affliction; Keith Gordon’s Mother Night; Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven; and Sara Driver’s When Pigs Fly.

Mr. Rabinowitz’ editing for Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream was cited as the year’s best by the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Online Film Critics Society; subsequently, the latter group cited his editing for Mr. Aronofsky’s The Fountain as the year’s best.

He also functioned as music editor on Explicit IllsBomb the System and WeaponsBig Bad LoveRequiem for a Dream; When Pigs Fly; and Mr. Jarmusch’s Broken FlowersCoffee and Cigarettes, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

For Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, he edited numerous episodes of the television series Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street.  Mr. Rabinowitz worked with legendary photographer Robert Frank on the latter’s film Last Supper.

His other work includes The Tree of Life, the latest film from writer/director Terrence Malick and Rampart from Oscar nominated writer/director Oren Moverman.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, talks about editing the split love scene from Requiem for a Dream.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on purposely breaking the rules with the film Requiem for a Dream.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on working with a director who is an editor with the film I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on editing a collage approach to filmmaking in the film I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on the relationship between the actor and the editor from I'm Not There.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on working with director Jim Jarmusch on the film Dead Man.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on utilizing close-ups to reveal character in the film Rampart.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, on editing several complex camera movements in Rampart.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, discusses the very last film he edited on film, Affliction.

Editor Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, looks back on his first time as a lead editor, working on Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth.

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Keith Reamer

A veteran of independent film, Keith Reamer has edited such films as The Ballad of Little Jo, starring Ian McKellan, I Shot Andy Warhol, starring Lili Taylor, and Three Seasons, winner of Grand Jury Prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.  Keith also cut Stephanie Daley, which received the Waldo Salt Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Other films Keith has edited include, Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, Morgan Freeman's HomecomingLearning to DriveThe Last KeepersAmreeka and The Music Never Stopped.

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

Mewshop continued their Artist in Residence program for 2011 by welcoming editor Keith Reamer. 

Keith Reamer talks about his experiences editing the foreign language film Amreeka.

Artist in Residence Keith Reamer on Editing an Excruciating Scene in "Stephanie Daley"

Editor Keith Reamer on Cutting "Three Seasons” for a Vietnamese Audience.

Artist in Residence Keith Reamer on his Creative Freedom in Editing "The Ballad of Lilttle Jo”

Film Editor Keith Reamer on the Frantic Style of "I Shot Andy Warhol."

Editor Keith Reamer discusses the role of the editor and the notion of flexibility. 

Editor Keith Reamer discusses cutting to music and his work on Suffering Man's Charity

Editor Keith Reamer on the joy of editing. 

Editor Keith Reamer discusses following the script and giving solutions. 

Editor Keith Reamer discusses taking notes and dealing with overwhelming footage. 

Editor Keith Reamer on cutting material down. 

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Meg Reticker

Meg Reticker is an accomplished editor in both film and television. Her television credits include the award winning shows 30 RockBig LoveBored to Death, and The Wire.  Meg’s feature film credits include Winged Creatures directed by Rowan Woods a 2008 film adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel starring Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hutcherson, Dakota Fanning.  Meg’s edited Come Early Morning  directed by Joey Lauren Adams starring Ashley Judd, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

A Decade Under the Influence (directors Richard LeGravense and Ted Demme), which played in the 2003 Sundance Documentary  Competition; Wet Hot American Summer, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival; Arresting Gina, which played in competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival after a premiere at the 1996 Berlin Film Festival; and Heavy, staring Liv Tyler, which won the Special Director's Award at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and showed in the Director's Fortnight of the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.  She has also worked previously for Michael Moore, editing his documentary The Big One (Sundance 1997, Toronto 1996) as well as his Bravo television series, The Awful Truth.

Editor Meg Reticker discusses her work on the final two episodes of the first season of True Detective

Meg Reticker discusses a scene from the film Reservoir Dogs

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Cindy Kaplan Rooney

Cindy Kaplan Rooney became interested in film in a high school English class.  She found her passion for editing while a student at NYU Film School in the 1970’s, and has been working in editing ever since.  Credits include NY Med, winner of the CINE Masters Series Award, the Peabody Award winning Hopkins, and Masters of Disaster, which received an Academy Award nomination for Documentary Short Subject.  Her work on The Brain series for PBS received an Emmy Nomination. Other notable credits include With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in AmericaGangs Escaping the Life, and Local News: One Station Fights the Odds.

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Stephen Rotter

Stephen Rotter has worked as a film editor on more than thirty feature films. He won an Academy Award for his work on The Right Stuff and an Emmy and Eddie for the mini-series Holocaust starring Meryl Streep. Stephen's other editing credits include The World According To Garp, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Parent Trap, What Women Want, America's Sweethearts and the 2007 hit, Enchanted.

Editor Stephen Rotter discusses the important role that sound plays when editing, as seen in The Right Stuff.

Stephen Rotter on the challenges of editing a titles sequence in The World According to Garp.

Editor Stephen Rotter on Having All of the Ingredients come Together while Editing "Enchanted"

Editor Stephen Rotter on the advantages and disadvantages of digital editing in The Parent Trap.

Editor Stephen Rotter talks about one of his first assisting jobs, on Little Big Man

Editor Stephen Rotter on the difficult task of cutting scenes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Editor Stephen Rotter Discusses the Role of the Assistant Editor and the Importance of Pace.

Editor Stephen Rotter on Putting Together an Assembly and How he Teaches his Assistant Editors.

Editor Stephen Rotter Discusses his Work on "The World According to Garp."

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David Salter, ACE

Editor and USC Graduate Film Alumni David Salter got his start assisting on the hit TV series NYPD Blue.   He moved to feature films by way of Pixar Animation Studios, as editor on the films Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo.  Always looking for a new challenge, David found himself in the world of non-fiction, co-editing the Errol Morris documentary, Standard Operating Procedure.  David is equally comfortable in the world of fiction, docs, animation and even video game editing, where he is currently applying his extensive skill-set.

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Kate Sanford, ACE

Kate Sanford is a seasoned feature film and series television editor. She is an episodic editor for both of HBO's series Vinyl and Boardwalk Empire.  The movie O was Kate's second collaboration with filmmaker Tim Blake Nelson, for whom she also edited Eye of God, which screened in competition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.  Another longtime collaboration has been with Michael Corrente, who directed Outside ProvidenceBrooklyn Rules and American Buffalo, starring Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz.  Kate's other work includes Management with Jennifer Aniston, Sex and the CityTreme, and the acclaimed series The Wire

Kate Sanford, ACE, discusses the benefits of working with a good director as seen in The Wire.

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Larry Silk, ACE

Lawrence Silk has been editing since the 1960s and loved documentaries since he was a kid. Most films he did were made for television until recent years. Three films that he edited have won Academy Awards: American Dream, One Survivor Remembers, and Marjoe.  Larry also edited Pumping Iron and Woody Allen's Wild Man Blues. Larry also taught at NYU's undergraduate film school.

Editor Larry Silk, ACE on the process of crafting a story out of tons of footage for Pumping Iron.

Editor Larry Silk, ACE, on how the documentary Marjoe came to be.

Larry Silk, ACE, on the Cinéma Vérité style of Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music.

Lawrence Silk, ACE Discusses how editing from "The River" impacted his career.



Karen Sim is the editor of such acclaimed films as the Emmy Award-winning documentaries Juliard and Burden of Innocence .  Sim edited director Liz Garbus’ documentary Coma, which premiered at the Full Frame Film Festival, and Garbus’ feature documentary exploring the state of free speech in America, Shouting Fire: Stories from The Edge of Free Speech, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival before showing on HBO.  Sim has worked with filmmakers as diverse as D.A. Pennebaker, Ofra Bikel, and Maro Chermayeff.

Her other work include the acclaimed Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper, Back on Board: Greg Louganis, and Watchers of the Sky.



Tim Squyres, ACE, has edited 23 narrative feature films; including 13 for director Ang Lee. Four of these films have received Oscar-nominations for Best Picture including Life of Pi, Gosford Park, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Sense and Sensibility. Other films that he has worked on include Unbroken, Rachel Getting Married, Syriana, The Ice Storm, and The Wedding Banquet. His work has received two Oscar-nominations for editing. He has also edited a wide variety of television and music video projects. His documentary work includes collaborations with Bill Moyers, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney, and George Butler. He has been editing in Avid Media Composer since 1992, and recently finished cutting Gemini Man for Ang Lee; their third film shot in native 3D and their second shot at 120fps.

Editor Tim Squyres, ACE Compares Pacing in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” & “Sense & Sensibility.”

Tim Squyres, ACE Discusses the Challenges of Cutting in 3D, as Seen in "Life of Pi."

Editor Tim Squyres, ACE Discusses Motivation for Making Cuts Using Examples from “Syriana.”

Editor Tim Squyres, ACE Discusses the Upside of Continuity Issues in "Rachel Getting Married."

Editor Tim Squyres, ACE Discusses the Comic-book Style Editing Seen in "Hulk."

Tim Squyres, ACE Discusses the Challenges of Editing for Different Audiences from "Lust, Caution."



Veteran editor Jim Stewart, ACE, has been editing feature films and television for over 30 years.  His breakthrough editing position was on the hit series Life Goes On.  From there he was a part of the iconic show The Wonder Years, serving as both editor and supervising editor on over 40 episodes.  He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Chicago Hope for Outstanding Editing in a Series in 1994 for the episode "Leave Of Absence."  For close to a decade, Jim worked on several Law & Order series, but did his most work for that series on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  He has worked on several animated films including Valiant, Monsters, INC. and as an additional editor on Toy Story 2.  His most recent work includes ABC's Quantico and most recently CBS's Instinct.


Tim Streeto, ACE

Tim Streeto, ACE is a film and television editor whose recent credits include Netflix’s Maniac, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Director Marc Webb’s  The Only Living Boy in New York, HBO's series Vinyl, WeTV's South of Hell, the Emmy-winning Boardwalk Empire, NBC’s Crossbones, and Noah Baumbach's acclaimed feature films Frances Ha, Greenberg, and the Oscar-nominated The Squid and the Whale. His past film credits include Terry Kinney's Diminished Capacity, Steve Conrad's The Promotion, Craig Zobel's Great World of Sound and Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's American Splendor. He also worked as an assistant editor on Ang Lee's Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Todd Solondz's Storytelling and Steven Soderbergh's Solaris, among others, and has edited numerous shorts and shows for Comedy Central, A&E, Starz, Nickolodeon, and the History Channel. 

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David Tedeschi

Film editor David Tedeschi has worked frequently with Martin Scorcese on the director's documentary films including No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Shine A Light with the Rolling Stones, Public Speaking starring iconoclastic New York writer Fran Lebowitz, and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.   Earlier in his career he worked with Michael Moore on the groundbreaking TV Nation and The Awful Truth, with Leon Ichaso on Pinero for Miramax and on El Cantante for Picture House.  He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and ACE Eddie for George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

David Tedeschi on editing a known story like his work on George Harrison: Living in the Material World.


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Christopher Tellefsen, ACE

Christopher Tellefsen has worked with some of the finest writers and directors on critically lauded films such as Gummo, Smoke and Larry Clark's Kids. In 2005 he edited Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Capote.  The film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints took home two top awards at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He has also worked on a wide array of genres including Flirting With Disaster, The Yellow Handkerchief, M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Analyze This.   In 2011, Chris was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the hit movie Moneyball.  His other work includes David O. Russell's Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, True Story, starring James Franco and Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender. Recently Christopher worked on the hit thriller A Quiet Place for actor/director John Krasinki and the upcoming film Light of My Life for actor/director Casey Affleck.

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

PODCAST: Another Evening with Film Editor Christopher Tellefsen: Manhattan Edit Workshop Artist in Residence Series

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on editing scenes with non-actors from Moneyball.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, talks about the art of suspense using an example from Capote.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on transitioning to digital editing with The People Vs. Larry Flynt.

Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on cutting down and shaping a story in Metropolitan.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, on the importance of actor chemistry in the film Analyze This.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, discusses cutting comedy as seen in Flirting with Disaster.

Editor Christopher Tellefsen, ACE, discusses editing a fight scene from the movie Kids.

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Jean Tsien, ACE

Jean Tsien's work as an editor includes the Peabody Award-winning Malcolm X: Make It Plain, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Editing; and Something Within Me, which won the Audience Award, Film Maker's Trophy, and Special Jury Award for Merit at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.  Jean's other films include Scottsboro: An American TragedyShut Up & SingA Place at the Table and Travis.

Jean Tsien, ACE, talks about working with multiple editors on the film Shut Up & Sing.

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Barbara Tulliver, ACE

Barbara Tulliver has worked on most of David Mamet’s feature films: as an assistant editor on House of Games and Things Change, and as an editor on Homicide, Oleanna, The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy and State and Main, HeistSpartanRedbelt and Phil Spector.  She also edited the HBO Special Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, directed by Mamet and the TNT movie A Life in the Theatre, based on Mamet’s play and directed by Gregory Mosher, Paul Thomas Anderson’s debut Hard Eight and James Lapine’s Earthly Possessions.  Barbara also edited M.Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water and Signs.  Some of Tulliver's current work includes Brooklyn's Finest, HBO's Too Big To Fail, and Dreamhouse.

Barbara Tulliver, ACE, talks about the importance of match cuts and rhythm from Homicide.

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Jeffrey Wolf, ACE

As an editor, Jeffrey Wolf is recognized for his film work with prominent directors Arthur Penn, John Sayles, John Waters, Ted Demme, Lasse Hallström, Brad Anderson, Debbie Reinisch and  George C.Wolf.  Some of his films include Billy Madison, Beautiful Girls, The Ref, Life, Holes, and Dear John.  The film Bachelorette and A.C.O.D. played at the 2012 and 2013 Sundance Film Festivals.  Jeff finished You’re Not You starring Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum last year, and recently completed the film The Outskirts coming out in 2015.

As a Director of Documentaries, he made the acclaimed documentary film James Castle: Portrait of an Artist, and is currently in production on Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts.

Film editor Jeffrey Wolf, ACE, on remaining faithful to the source material for Holes

Jeffrey Wolf, ACE, discusses his favorite moments from the classic film Knife in the Water.



Alanna Yudin is an NYC-based film and television editor. For over fifteen years she has been crafting, re-crafting, and losing sleep over numerous reality TV series.  She honed her skills on Extreme Makeover and Wife Swap for ABC.  Some of her more recent credits include Discovery's Storm Chasers, VH-1's Mob Wives, and MTV's Teen Mom, on which she served as Series Supervising Editor.  She currently edits SpikeTV's Ink Master, which, in its sixth season, remains one of the network's highest-rated series.  As a documentary editor, she edited the Hearst Corporation's Seven Days That Changed New Orleans, which won a Telly Award in 2006, and is currently cutting an indie feature, entitled The Sheriff of Mars.

Editor Alanna Yudin discusses using old footage to create a new scene in Ink Master.

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David Zieff

David Zieff's background includes such television sketch comedy shows as The State, Strangers with Candy and The Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as such documentary work as Michael Moore’s TV Nation and The Awful Truth, had worked with Berlinger and Sinofsky on the 1998 vérité TV doc Where It’s At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union.  Zieff''s recent work includes the acclaimed Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,  30 For 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York KnicksAmazing Journey: The Story of The Who and the documentary McConkey about deceased daredevil skier Shane McConkey.  His recent work includes Happy Valley, about the Penn State sexual abuse story; and NAS: Time is Illmatic, about the making of hip hop star Nas' debut album, "Illmatic."

Documentary editor David Zieff talks about editing the film Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.