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Next PNYA Post Break Explores Relationship Between Editors and Assistants


PostBreak.Ny AllianceThe next Post New York Alliance (PNYA) Post Break free webinar on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4pm Eastern is called “The E&A Team,” and in honor of Women’s History Month, it will examine the way two top female editors have worked with their assistants for shows on HBOFreeform and more.

Agnès Challe-Grandits, editor of the upcoming Freeform series Single, Drunk Female and her assistant, Tracy Nayer, will join Shelby Siegel, Emmy and ACE award winner for the HBO series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and her assistant, JiYe Kim, to discuss collaboration, how they organize their projects and how editors and assistants support one another. The discussion will be moderated by Post Producer Claire Shanley.

Following the webinar, attendees will have an opportunity to join small, virtual breakout groups for discussion and networking.

When:  Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4:00pm EDT

Title:  The E&A Team

You can REGISTER HERE and read the participants’ bios below:



Agnès Grandits has decades of experience as a film and television editor. Her current project is Single Drunk Female, a new, half-hour comedy for Freeform. Her previous television credits include P. Valley and SweetBitter for STARZ, Divorce for HBO, Odd Mom Out for Bravo and The Breaks for VH1. She also worked for Showtime on The Affair and Nurse Jackie. In addition, she edited The Jim Gaffigan Show for TV Land, Gracepoint for Fox, an episode on the final season of Bored to Death for HBO, and 100 Centre Street, directed by Sydney Lumet for A&E. Her credits with HBO also include Sex and the City and The Wire.

Tracy Nayer has been an Assistant Editor for more than ten years and has been assisting Agnès Grandits for five. She began her career in editorial finishing at a large post-production studio.

Shelby Siegel is an Emmy award-winning film and television editor who has worked in New York for more than 20 years. Her credits include Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans and All Good Things, Jonathan Caouette‘s Tarnation, and Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica and Urbanized. She won Emmy and ACE awards for HBO’s acclaimed six-part series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Most recently, she edited episodes of Quantico (ABC), High Maintenance (HBO) and The Deuce (HBO). She began her career working under some of the industry’s top directors, including Paul Haggis (In the Valley of Elah), Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson’s War), and Ang Lee on his Oscar-winning films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain. She also worked on the critically acclaimed series The Wire.

JiYe Kim began her career in experimental films, working with Anita Thacher and Barbara Hammer. Her first credit as an assistant editor came for Alphago (2017). Her most recent credits include High MaintenanceThe DeuceHer Smell and Share.


Claire Shanley
Claire Shanley

Claire Shanley is a Post Producer whose recent projects include The Plot Against America and The Deuce. Her background also includes post facility and technical management roles. She served as Managing Director at Sixteen19 and Technical Director at Broadway Video. She Co-Chairs the Board of Directors of the NYC LGBT Center and serves on the Advisory Board of NYWIFT (NY Women in Film & Television).

Sound recordings of past Post Break sessions are available here:

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Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas has written about movies for print and the internet for over 20 years, specializing in box office analysis, reviews, and interviews. Currently, he writes features for Below the Line and Above the Line, acting as Associate Editor for the former and Interim Editor for the latter.
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