Cinema Audio Society president David Fluhr sent a letter to all members of the society yesterday announcing the organization’s support for the American Cinema Editors’ petition to secure recognition for excellence in film editing from film festivals and awards presentations that currently recognize cinematography and/or production design.
“Recognition for all the below-the-line crafts involved in filmmaking is a constant, uphill battle, which we are all waging everyday,” said Fluhr. “By standing in solidarity with ACE and signing the petition, we are forging new ground and a spirit of cooperation among the guilds. The CAS board of directors believes this action moves us all a step closer to the recognition of the creative process of all the crafts and their contribution to the success of our industry.”
During the past year, ACE has been actively pursuing film festivals and awards presentations, domestic and international that do not currently recognize the category of film editing.
MPEG and MPSE, among others, have also announced support for the petition.
To sign the petition, visit: www.EditorsPetition.com