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Gregory Plotkin, Editor of Get Out

April 23, 2017 | By
Gregory Plotkin, Editor of <em>Get Out</em>

Why does the word “horror” movie have a stigma attached to it and what is truly scary in the modern age? Is the horror genre classified as subpar because the movies were originally low budget and could be made quickly, under the aegis of the prolific, but largely unsung Roger Corman, who gave Francis... »

MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

April 11, 2017 | By
MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

On Saturday night the Motion Picture Editors Guild awarded their Fellowship and Service Award to Lillian E. Benson, who is the first African-American female member of the American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and a member of their board of directors at a gala dinner event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel that illustrated... »

Creative Marketing Company Nutmeg Promotes Drew Hankins to Editor

March 24, 2017 | By
Creative Marketing Company Nutmeg Promotes Drew Hankins to Editor

Nutmeg, a company that specializes in creative marketing and content-development, has announced the promotion of Drew Hankins to editor. Hankins began his career as a production assistant and has served as assistant editor at Nutmeg since 2011. In that role, he supported producers, cut spots and prepared files for various platforms—TV, web, social media... »

Bikini Edit Adds Executive Producer Cary Flaum, Expands with SITE 57 Art Gallery

March 21, 2017 | By
Bikini Edit Adds Executive Producer Cary Flaum, Expands with SITE 57 Art Gallery

Following its relocation to New York’s Lower East Side Gallery District and the opening of its SITE 57 gallery space, edit studio Bikini Edit has announced the hire of production and post-production veteran Cary Flaum in the position of executive producer. Flaum has been the executive producer and head of production for creative production... »

Motion Picture Editors Guild to honor Lillian E. Benson, ACE with Fellowship and Service Award

March 9, 2017 | By
Motion Picture Editors Guild to honor Lillian E. Benson, ACE with Fellowship and Service Award

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE, has announced that it will honor member Lillian E. Benson, ACE, with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at a dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. The Fellowship and Service Award was established 10 years ago by the Guild’s Board of Directors to recognize... »

Lucky Post Promotes Elizabeth V. Moore To Editor

March 6, 2017 | By
Lucky Post Promotes Elizabeth V. Moore To Editor

Lucky Post has announced that Elizabeth V. Moore has been promoted to editor. Moore has been working with her mentors and friends at Lucky Post since 2012, when she joined the company as an assistant. Working alongside Lucky Post’s senior editors, Moore has honed her talent editing music videos, television promos, short films, and... »

Whitehouse Post Expands London Editorial Roster with Three New Hires, Promotion

February 28, 2017 | By
Whitehouse Post Expands London Editorial Roster with Three New Hires, Promotion

Editorial company Whitehouse Post adds to its London roster by welcoming three new editors and promoting one from within. Among the editors joining the Whitehouse London office is Patric Ryan, who arrives at the company after a decade at Marshall Street Editors. During his career, Ryan has infused his editorial craft into spots for Johnnie... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

February 20, 2017 | By
Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

Hacksaw Ridge captured Golden Reels for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film for both FX/Foley and Dialogue/ADR. Supervising sound editor Robert Mackenzie stated, “This film really is an example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Everyone put in so much and it really shows.” La La Land garnered yet... »

Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 2)

February 1, 2017 | By
Sundance/Slamdance Docs: Into the Life of the Others (Part 2)

Part 1 here: http://www.btlnews.com/community/73847/ In Hotel Coolgardie (Slamdance) two Finnish backpackers, drawn by a desire for an authentic outback experience, are hired to work as barmaids in a remote gold-mining town. Their job entailed dealing with cultural differences, an exacting boss and a boozed-up mix of coarse customers. During a stint as a laborer in... »

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