ON June 8 and 9, the American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop held the fourth annual EditFest NY at the Directors Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Well-known editors from the worlds of documentary, features, and television presented five Q & A panels and stayed for informal chats with the audiences. They also attended a cocktail party at Le Parker Meridian Hotel Friday night.
After opening remarks by Randy Roberts, ACE, President of American Cinema Editors, the DGA Theatre in New York took on a hushed tone as the second annual East Coast EditFest got underway June 11. The reason was that the organization remembered on of it's own; Karen Schmeer, ACE. Lucia Small, both a close friend and a client of Schmeer's editing skills, stood up to talk about the young editor whose life ended earlier this year from a tragic hit-and-run accident near her home in Manhattan.