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Motion Picture Editors Guild To Honor Lee Dichter, CAS with Fellowship & Service Award in New York

April 25, 2018 | By
Motion Picture Editors Guild To Honor Lee Dichter, CAS with Fellowship & Service Award in New York

Lee Dichter. Photo credit: Sophie Dichter. This year, for the first time, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) will be holding their award ceremony in New York. Legendary sound re-recording mixer, Lee Dichter, CAS, who is known for his work on Men In Black, Miller’s Crossing, Postcards from the Edge, Grey Gardens and more... »

Independent Spirit Awards 2018: Get Out Takes The Big Prize

March 7, 2018 | By
Independent Spirit Awards 2018: Get Out Takes The Big Prize

    The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards returned to their beach venue in Santa Monica to honor artist-driven films made with an economy of means by filmmakers whose films embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. President Josh Welsh opened the show by telling the assembled filmmakers that in these days of cynicism,... »

Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

March 6, 2018 | By
Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

  If you bet on every favorite in your office’s Oscar pool this year, you did quite well. It was a year of very few surprises, and stood in stark contrast to last year’s “wow finish” –to borrow a line from the movies. And yet those who won were very thoughtful about their craft–both... »

Oscar Nominated Best Documentary Feature Last Men In Aleppo

February 5, 2018 | By
Oscar Nominated Best Documentary Feature <em>Last Men In Aleppo</em>

In 2013, during the siege of Aleppo by the Assad regime, director Feras Fayyad started shooting on his own, following the White Helmets, the volunteer first responders who organized to protect their neighborhoods and save the civilian lives impacted by Russian bombs. He wanted to learn why people remained in their homes despite the... »

68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

January 31, 2018 | By
68th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

Dunkirk, I, Tonya And Coco Take Top Honors   The 68th annual ACE Eddie Awards recognized the best editing of 2017 with trophies handed out in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Lee Smith, ACE, took home the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) Eddie for Dunkirk, while Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE, won Best... »

2018 ACE Eddie Award Winners

January 27, 2018 | By
2018 ACE Eddie Award Winners

  Here are the winners of the 2018 ACE Eddie Awards: BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Dunkirk Lee Smith, ACE BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): I, Tonya Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Coco Steve Bloom BEST EDITED DRAMA SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION The Handmaid’s Tale: “Offred” Julian Clarke, ACE &... »

Contender: Editor Kevin Tent Downsizing

January 12, 2018 | By
Contender: Editor Kevin Tent <em>Downsizing</em>

      In the social satire, Downsizing, an everyman  (Matt Damon) shrinks himself down to five inches in height so he can live a life of wealth and splendor, but instead discovers the true value in human relationships. Although this film was more visual effects heavy than the usual Alexander Payne film–and a... »

Contender: Editor Valerio Bonelli – Darkest Hour

January 5, 2018 | By
Contender: Editor Valerio Bonelli – Darkest Hour

Editor Valerio Bonelli read the script for Darkest Hour in early 2016 when he was doing another project with director Joe Wright. “At first I thought, ‘Why is Joe making a film about Churchill? There have been so many stories about Churchill,’” shared Bonelli. “Then I read the script and realized it wasn’t really just... »

ACE Eddie Award Nominations 2018

January 3, 2018 | By
ACE Eddie Award Nominations  2018

Nominations BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Blade Runner 2049 Joe Walker, ACE ` Dunkirk Lee Smith, ACE ` Molly’s Game Alan Baumgarten, ACE, Josh Schaeffer & Elliot Graham, ACE ` The Post Michael Kahn, ACE & Sarah Broshar ` The Shape of Water Sidney Wolinsky, ACE ` BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): Baby Driver... »

Contenders: Editors William Goldenberg and Harry Yoon – Detroit

January 2, 2018 | By
Contenders: Editors William Goldenberg and Harry Yoon – <em>Detroit</em>

  Kathryn Bigelow’s brutally visceral drama, Detroit, set amid the chaos of 1967 Detroit race riots, depicts the terrifying true event in which a group of rogue police officers murder three black men and viciously beat another nine people. The project came to Bigelow around the time of the Ferguson unrest and became a... »

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