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Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping The Mole Agent 

April 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping <em>The Mole Agent</em> 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary (Feature), The Mole Agent sends elderly investigator Sergio Chamy into The San Francisco Nursing Home, a retirement community in the El Monte district of Santiago, Chile. His job is to uncover possible mistreatment of a patient. Despite its mock-espionage opening and allusions to film noir, Maite Alberdi‘s... »

Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of Schitt’s Creek

April 13, 2021 | By
Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of <em>Schitt’s Creek</em>

Manhattan Edit Workshop‘s Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues in April with Schitt’s Creek Editors Trevor Ambrose & Paul Winestock, CCE, moderated by Author & Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen. As per the description: Inside Episode IX: this panel focuses on the multi-Emmy winning series, Schitt’s Creek, which made us laugh,... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Film Editing

April 5, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Film Editing

For the past five years, the Academy Award winners in the Film Editing category have ranged from Mad Max: Fury Road, Hacksaw Ridge, Dunkirk, Bohemian Rhapsody, to last year’s winner Ford v Ferrari. Most of these winners happen to be big budget spectacle films that contain fast-paced action sequences with the exception of Bohemian... »

Next PNYA Post Break Explores Relationship Between Editors and Assistants

March 23, 2021 | By
Next PNYA <em>Post Break</em> Explores Relationship Between Editors and Assistants

The 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 HBO, Freeform and more. Agnès Challe-Grandits, editor of the upcoming Freeform series Single,... »

The 71st Annual ACE Eddie Nominations Have Been Announced

March 11, 2021 | By
The 71st Annual ACE Eddie Nominations Have Been Announced

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for its 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing Outstanding Editing In Film, Television and Documentaries, and to be presented via a virtual ceremony on Saturday, April 17 at 11am PT and 2pm ET. As previously announced, Spike Lee will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award,... »

American Cinema Editors Honoring Lynzee Klingman, Sidney Wolinsky with Career Achievement Honors

March 9, 2021 | By
American Cinema Editors Honoring Lynzee Klingman, Sidney Wolinsky with Career Achievement Honors

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced it will honor both Lynzee Klingman, ACE, and Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, with the Career Achievement Award at this year’s ACE Eddie Awards, which will announce its nominations on Thursday, March 11. The virtual awards ceremony for the ACE Eddie Awards will take place on April 17, when Oscar winner Spike Lee will... »

Below the Line Press Interviews from the Critics Choice Awards

March 8, 2021 | By
Below the Line Press Interviews from the Critics Choice Awards

On Sunday night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the awards winners for its 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, which included a number of below-the-line artisans who had worked on some of 2020’s best movies. Below the Line editor Edward Douglas (who happens to be a ten-year member of the CCA) attended the virtual event... »

Craft Spotlight: Cherry Editor Jeff Groth on Working with the Russos

March 5, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Cherry</em> Editor Jeff Groth on Working with the Russos

An Army medic struggles with PTSD and opioid addiction in Cherry, the latest film from the directing team of Anthony and Joe Russo. Adapted from the novel by Nico Walker, it stars Tom Holland as the eponymous Cherry, a vet-turned-bank-robber struggling to free himself and his girlfriend Emily (Ciara Bravo) from drug dependency. Starting... »

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Editing Team on Cutting Footage Capturing COVID and U.S. Political History

March 1, 2021 | By
<em>Borat Subsequent Moviefilm</em>’s Editing Team on Cutting Footage Capturing COVID and U.S. Political History

As far as pandemic films go, we have heard of movies that were postponed entirely because of COVID, and those that were made entirely after the shutdown began. One film perhaps will occupy a special place in the historical pantheon—a film that was shot both before, during, and after the epidemic began. A three-time... »

Trial of the Chicago 7 Editor Alan Baumgarten on Editing a Sorkin-Scripted Film

February 25, 2021 | By
<em>Trial of the Chicago 7</em> Editor Alan Baumgarten on Editing a Sorkin-Scripted Film

Writer and director Aaron Sorkin tried for years to make The Trial of the Chicago 7, a fact-based drama about the aftermath of riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention to nominate a Presidential candidate. With an ensemble cast, shifting timelines, conflicting narrative threads, and Sorkin’s trademark information-packed dialogue, Trial was not an easy sell.... »