Tony Kent
Crafts

Sidney Editor Tony Kent on How Film Licensing Issues Helped Him Trim the 3-Hour Cut of Apple’s Sidney Poitier Documentary

While Sidney, the new Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV+, runs shy of two hours, Editor Tony Kent initially turned in an assembly cut of three hours — because when it comes to an iconic actor like Poitier, more than enough footage exists to craft a two-part film or even a docuseries. Thus, a lot of thought and careful consideration went into cutting the film down to its current running […]

Black Adam
Crafts

Black Adam Editor Mike Sale on Working With Dwayne Johnson, Finding the Right Balance of Comedy and Tension, and Henry Cavill’s Secret Superman Cameo

Black Adam Editor Mike Sale, ACE had one day off between wrapping his work on Red Notice and starting to cut Dwayne Johnson‘s next movie alongside fellow editor John Lee, but he dove into the gig headfirst and didn’t look back. Sale has developed a feel for Johnson’s work over the years, having also edited Skyscraper and Central Intelligence. However, Black Adam marked his first comic book movie, and it […]

No Picture
Crafts

LAPPG Presents Eliminating the Gap Between Wrap and Edit Webinar on Nov. 16

On Weds., Nov. 16, the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is joining with Adobe company Frame.io to present an online Zoom webinar titled, Eliminating the Gap between Wrap and Editor. Examining how the “camera to cloud workflow” is making the transition from production to post much quicker, this webinar will take place at 4:00 pm PT/7:00pm ET, and you can register here. The presenters for the webinar are Laura Pursley and […]

Amy Rosenberg
Community

Cut+Run Welcomes Editor Amy Rosenberg, Who’s Best Known for Her Work With Fashion Brands

Amy Rosenberg has joined the roster of editors at Cut+Run, where she’ll bring her artful eye and creative spirit. With a baseline belief that every edit requires its own unique formula — part art, part science — Rosenberg has developed a unique style all her own, as well as an impeccable sense of style and timing. “Amy has this ability to see solutions beyond the expected. Not only does she execute […]

Lynn Willingham
Awards

Gina Prince-Bythewood to Receive ACE Eddie Filmmaker of the Year, Career Achievement Honors Announced

American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that the organization will honor acclaimed director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King) with the esteemed ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing an artist who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. ACE will also bestow career achievement honors to film editors Don Zimmerman, ACE and Lynne Willingham, ACE for their outstanding career contributions to film editing. The honors […]

Prime Cuts TV Academy
Columns

Union Roundup: Two Frames, One Afternoon — Editors and “Prime/Cuts” at the TV Academy

Seemingly energized after two consecutive weekends comprising three nights of Emmy Awards, the Television Academy, rather than rest, proceeded to launch into a series of “Prime/Cuts” events featuring past award winners and nominees in various disciplines talking about their work, and in many cases, how they wound up going from new-to-L.A. hopefuls to masters of their crafts. On one recent fall afternoon — we’d love to add “crisp,”, but it […]

No Picture
Awards

Golden Trailer Awards Winners List: Top Gun: Maverick Takes Three Trophies But Everything Everywhere Named Most Original

Top Gun: Maverick dominated the competition at the 22nd Annual Golden Trailer Awards, which announced its winners on Thursday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles that was hosted by comedian Henry Cho. Paramount’s high-flying blockbuster won three Golden Trailer Awards, which recognize the best trailers and marketing for movies and TV/streaming series, along with the talented professionals who create the actual work. This year, the Golden Trailer Awards expanded […]

No Picture
Awards

American Cinema Editors Announces Key Dates, New Venue for 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the ceremony date, venue and the full voting timeline for the 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television. As previously announced, the ACE Eddie Awards will be held Sun., March 5, 2023 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. To be eligible to compete, television must have aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022 […]

EditFest
Community

EditFest Goes Global as Editors From Around the World Reveal How They Found Their Way to the Cutting Room

ACE president Kevin Tent opened the annual EditFest Global – a hybrid in-person and online event – taking place on Aug. 27 and 28. Avid product marketer Michael Krulik moderated the first panel, “Small Screen, Big Picture,” and asked panelists how they started their careers in editing. Liza Cardinale, ACE (What We Do In the Shadows) said she originally planned on being a director, but fell in love with editing […]

Bullet Train
Crafts

Bullet Train Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on Balancing All the Storylines and Giving Each Character Time to Shine

Bullet Train marks the fourth collaboration between Editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir and Director David Leitch, who actually waited for Ronaldsdóttir to finish working on Shang-Chi rather than hire another editor, which speaks to their relationship and the level of respect he has for her. Based on a book by Kotaro Isaka, the film stars Brad Pitt as an unlucky assassin code-named Ladybug, who has inherited the responsibility of retrieving a mysterious […]