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MCU Editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

June 9, 2021 04:59 | By

Jeffrey_FordAIRManhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators is proud to announce the upcoming Artist in Residence for the June 21st class will be the immensely talented editor Jeffrey Ford, ACE.

Ford was born in Novato, California.  He attended high school in Troutdale, Oregon and graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles with a degree in Cinema-Television Production. He began his professional filmmaking career in 1994, working as an editorial assistant on James Gray’s debut feature film, Little Odessa.  He went on to work as an assistant editor on several feature films, including the Academy Award-nominated As Good as It Gets for editor Richard Marks and director James L. Brooks.

Ford’s first solo feature as editor was The Yards for director James Gray, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

He edited Teddy Bears’ Picnic for Harry Shearer, One Hour Photo for Mark RomanekHide and Seek for John Polson, The Family Stone for Thomas Bezucha (his work receiving an A.C.E. Eddie nomination) and Street Kings for David Ayer.  He also edited Shattered Glass and Breach for director Billy Ray.  With Paul Rubell, he co-edited Pubic Enemies for director Michael Mann.  In 2011 he teamed with Bezucha again for Monte Carlo.

At Marvel Studios, Ford co-edited Captain America: The First Avenger (with Robert Dalva) for director Joe Johnston, Iron Man 3 (with Peter S. Elliot) for Shane Black, and The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron (both with Lisa Lassek) for director Joss Whedon. For Joe and Anthony Russo, he co-edited (with Matthew Schmidt) Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

In 2019, he returned to work with Thomas Bezucha on Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. He edited the Showtime mini-series The Comey Rule about the 2016 Presidential election for Billy Ray.

He is currently editing Spider-Man: No Way Home for director Jon Watts. Ford lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Jeff Ford has such a storied career spanning from the Hollywood blockbuster to smaller compelling stories that are at the heart of any great film,” says MEWShop President Jason Banke.  “The insight our students will gain from an Editor of Jeff’s career is truly a unique experience to the workshop.”  MEWShop’s early bird pricing ends June 14th.

The next installment of MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop will be taught LIVE online beginning on June 21, 2021 and will be held Monday through Friday from 10 AM EST to 6 PM EST.  For more information on the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop or to register, please visit here.

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