Curtiss Clayton

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.

Editors Brian Kates (ACE), Craig McKay (ACE), Jay Rabinowitz (ACE), Tim Squyres (ACE) and Chris Tellefsen (ACE) discuss their experiences in feature film editing. Go to for information on this year's event.