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71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards Shifted Forward by One Day

February 23, 2021 | By
71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards Shifted Forward by One Day

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced that the 71st Annual Ace Eddie Awards will now take place virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11AM PT/2pm ET, shifted forward a day from the previously planned ceremony date. Nominations will still be announced on March 11, ballots having been sent out last Friday, February 19,... »

Sound of Metal Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen on Creating an Immersive Audience Experience

February 22, 2021 | By
<em>Sound of Metal</em> Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen on Creating an Immersive Audience Experience

Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal, about a rock drummer who loses his hearing, has earned deserved praise this awards season for, among other things, the impressive sound techniques it uses to recreate for the audience the experience of being unable to hear. Starring Riz Ahmed as recovering addict Ruben, the Amazon Studios film has... »

Craft Spotlight: One Night in Miami… Editor Tariq Anwar

February 17, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>One Night in Miami…</em> Editor Tariq Anwar

In One Night in Miami…, currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the meeting of four cultural icons becomes the chance to explore how society deals with racism and discrimination. Directed by Regina King, and written by Kemp Powers from his play, the movie weaves the lives of Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Cassius Clay (Eli... »

Editor Harry Yoon on the Authentic Editing and Connection of Minari

February 15, 2021 | By
Editor Harry Yoon on the Authentic Editing and Connection of <em>Minari</em>

Minari is a reflection and a semi-autobiographical take on the life and upbringing of writer and director Lee Isaac Chung growing up in rural Midwest America as a South Korean immigrant in the 1980s. Minari tells the story of a Korean family — Jacob (Steven Yeun), Monica (Han Ye-ri), son David (Alan Kim), daughter Anne... »

Editor Kristan Sprague on Creating Tense Drama for Judas and the Black Messiah

February 11, 2021 | By
Editor Kristan Sprague on Creating Tense Drama for <em>Judas and the Black Messiah</em>

Threatened with prosecution by the FBI, William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) instead becomes a turncoat infiltrating the Black Panther party in the 1960s. His mission? To help bring down the leader of the Illinois chapter, Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). The two actors — who collaborated together in the Oscar-winning Get Out — steal the show... »

American Cinema Editors Honoring Spike Lee with Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year

February 11, 2021 | By
American Cinema Editors Honoring Spike Lee with Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year

American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced today that the group will honor filmmaker Spike Lee with its distinguished ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. This honor will be presented to Lee at the 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards on April 18, 2021.... »

Craft Spotlight: The Fight Editors on Creating the Gripping Award-Winning Documentary

February 4, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>The Fight</em> Editors on Creating the Gripping Award-Winning Documentary

It was January of 2017 and then-President Trump tweeted out — to the shock of many and the delight of others — that he was instituting a “Muslim Ban” at United States entry points. As they have been doing for 100+ years, lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) quickly took him to court.... »

Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE, Joins MEWshop as Next Artist in Residence

February 4, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE, Joins MEWshop as Next Artist in Residence

The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) has announced that its upcoming Artist in Residence for the March 1st installment of the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop will be Oscar-nominated editor of Kevin Tent, ACE. Tent is best known for being Alexander Payne’s go-to film editor on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, and Election.... »

ACE Eddie Awards Add Variety Talk/Sketch Show/Special Category

January 26, 2021 | By
ACE Eddie Awards Add Variety Talk/Sketch Show/Special Category

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced that it will be adding another new TV category to the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards — “Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special.” This new TV category joins the previously announced “Edited Animated Series (Non-Theatrical)” with submissions for all categories being open until February 12. Due to COVID,... »

Artist Profile: Gabriel Rhodes’ Editing on Time Tells An Amazing Human Story

January 6, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Gabriel Rhodes’ Editing on <em>Time</em> Tells An Amazing Human Story

A haunting look at an enduring quest for justice, Time received some of the year’s best reviews when it was released by Amazon Studios in October 2020. In it, Director Garrett Bradley follows Fox Rich, a realtor and inspirational speaker, as she tries to overturn her husband Rob’s 60-year prison sentence. The documentary combines... »