Filmmaking And Creative Superstars Share Stories From The Cutting Room Floor at EditFest NY 2012

New York, NY – May 23, 2012 – American Cinema Editors (ACE) is pleased to announce EditFest NY 2012, the industry’s red-carpet event for the post-production community.  Held at the Director’s Guild of America Theater in New York City on June 8th and 9th, the event is co-produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) and features panel discussions with some of the industry’s most successful and accomplished filmmakers, editors and creatives.  In addition to the dynamic agenda, attendees will be treated to an exclusive party at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel.

Tickets for the event can be purchased via the American Cinema Editor’s website for 349.00 USD. Students, members of partner organizations, MEWShop Six Week Alumni, and previous EditFest attendees receive a discount of 100.00 USD.

"EditFest NY is a great venue for editors, professional and novice, to share stories and trade secrets from real world work situations. I love the opportunity to hang out with old friends and meet new ones." - Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, What to Expect When You’re Expecting), moderator for this year's EditFest NY

EditFest 2012 Agenda
Friday, June 8th, 2012

6:00pm–7:00pm – Check-In; Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win prizes

7:15pm–9:00pm – The Lean Forward Moment; Editors discuss their favorite editing sequences, moderated by Norman Hollyn

9:00pm–11:00pm – Open Bar Cocktail Party at Le Parker Meridien Hotel; Your chance to converse one on one with the panelists and attendees

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

10:00am–11:30am – The Documentary Edit: Non-Fiction vs. the Truth; Documentary editors discuss writing with images, moderator TBA

11:45am–1:15pm – Small Screen, Big Show: How Television Has Become the New Independent Film, moderated by Michael Berenbaum, ACE

1:15pm–2:15pm – Lunch Break; Boxed lunch included

2:15pm–3:45pm – Christopher Tellefsen: From Metropolitan to Moneyball, moderated by Bobbie O’Steen

4:00pm–5:30pm – Closing Night Feature Editor Panel: The Editors of The Avengers, moderated by Vincent LoBrutto

5:30pm – Beer! Say goodbye to the panelists and fellow EditFest attendees with a short mixer

The EditFest 2012 Panelist Line Up Includes*

  • Alan Heim, ACE (All That Jazz, Network, The Notebook)
  • Alexander Hall (Treme, Blue Bloods, The Messenger)
  • Arielle Amsalem (By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The Education of Dee Dee Ricks)
  • Bobbie O’Steen (Author of The Invisible Cut and Cut to the Chase)
  • Brian Kates, ACE (The Big C, Treme, The Woodsman, Nights in Rodanthe)
  • Camilla Tonolio (Smash, Mildred Pierce, I Don’t know How She Does it)
  • Christopher Tellefsen, ACE (Moneyball, Capote)
  • ·David Tedeschi (George Harrison: Living in the Material World)
  • David Zieff (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crazy Love)
  • Jeffrey Ford, ACE (The Avengers, Captain America, Public Enemies)
  • Jeffrey Wolf, ACE (Beautiful Girls, Billy Madison, Cecil B. Demented)
  • Kiran Pallegadda  - First Assistant Editor (The Avengers, Captain America, Public Enemies, Crazy Heart)
  • Lance Edmands (Tiny Furniture)
  • Lewis Erkine (Freedom Riders, Toots)
  • Lindsay Utz (Bully)
  • Michael Berenbaum (Sex and the City, What to Expect When You’re Expecting)
  • Milton Ginsberg, ACE (Fidel, Down and Out in America, Fields of Freedom)
  • Norman Hollyn (Editor, Author and Editing Track Head of USC School of Cinematic Arts)
  • Tim Streeto (Boardwalk Empire, Greenberg)
  • Vincent LoBrutto - (Author and Professor at SVA)

*Panelist subject to change due to work schedules

EditFest Registration and Location Details

ACE EditFest NY, co-produced by MEWShop, will take place at the Director’s Guild of America Theater on West 57th Street in New York City from Friday, June 8 to Saturday, June 9.

Tickets for the event can be purchased via the American Cinema Editor’s website for 349.00 USD. Students, members of partner organizations, MEWShop Six Week Alumni, and previous EditFest attendees receive a discount of 100.00 USD.

For the Starving Artists

Interested attendees can also take advantage of payment plans (pay half now, half later). Simply contact the ACE office at:

100 Universal City Plaza, Verna Fields Bldg. 2282, Room 190

Universal City, California 91608

T: 818 777-2900

F: 818 733-5023



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 62nd year, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.  The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

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About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City

Headquartered in New York’s Union Square, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week “Filmmakers Intensive” course to its already impressive curriculum.  MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. bCorporate and group training offers a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones.  The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.

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