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Oscar-Winning Editor David Brenner, Who Worked With Oliver Stone and Zack Snyder, Dies at 59

February 18, 2022 | By
Oscar-Winning Editor David Brenner, Who Worked With Oliver Stone and Zack Snyder, Dies at 59

Oscar-winning editor David Brenner, who cut nine of Oliver Stone‘s movies, died suddenly on Thursday morning at his home in West Hollywood. He was 59. Brenner had spent the past year editing James Cameron‘s long-awaited Avatar sequels, so, fortunately, he was able to spend his final days with his family. Brenner began working with Stone in 1986... »

W. Kamau Bell Needs to Talk About Bill Cosby — and His Docuseries About the Disgraced Comic

January 31, 2022 | By
W. Kamau Bell Needs to Talk About Bill Cosby — and His Docuseries About the Disgraced Comic

As soon as I finished watching Showtime’s new Bill Cosby docuseries, I knew I needed to talk to W. Kamau Bell, the insightful comedian who directed We Need to Talk About Cosby. Bell’s four-hour documentary or “cultural anthropology,” as he calls it, examines the sordid allegations against Cosby, who went to prison for drugging and sexually... »

ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including King Richard and Cruella

January 27, 2022 | By
ACE Eddie Awards Announce 2022 Nominees, Including <i>King Richard</i> and <i>Cruella</i>

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has announced the nominees for its 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film, television and documentaries. Winners will be announced on March 5 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The half-capacity show originally was set for Feb. 26. As previously announced, the Sundance... »

Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

January 18, 2022 | By
Cutters Promotes Magdalena Hernández to Editor

High-end editorial boutique Cutters is very proud to announce the promotion of Magdalena Hernández to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Chicago Executive Producer Heather Richardson. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and fluent in both Spanish and English, Hernández earned her BA in Filmmaking from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2015, then completed her... »

Nightmare Alley Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

January 17, 2022 | By
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

Editor Cam McLauchlin wasn’t sure if he was going to accept an offer to work on a certain movie, so he sought out Guillermo del Toro for advice. The next thing he knew, del Toro asked him to work on his next movie, Nightmare Alley, leaving McLauchlin at a loss for words. Nightmare Alley is a remake... »

ACE Eddie Awards Announce New Date, Venue and COVID Precautions

January 5, 2022 | By
ACE Eddie Awards Announce New Date, Venue and COVID Precautions

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced Wednesday that the 72nd annual ACE Eddie Awards, which recognize outstanding editing in film and television, are moving from Feb. 26 to Saturday, March 5 — though there’s still a possibility that the ceremony could be held virtually this year. The event will be held at 4 p.m.... »

The Sex Lives Of College Girls Editors Kyla Plewes And Mat Greenleaf Feature the Funny from the Mind of Mindy Kaling 

December 15, 2021 | By
<em>The Sex Lives Of College Girls</em> Editors Kyla Plewes And Mat Greenleaf Feature the Funny from the Mind of Mindy Kaling 

The title of the HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls pretty much lays out the story of this new episodic comedy from creators Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble. Digging deeper, the series follows four 18-year-old freshman suitemates attending Essex College in Vermont, as they navigate friendships, relationships, and sexual escapades, kicking their young adult... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

December 2, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Ron Howard with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announced that it will honor Ron Howard with its annual Filmmaker Award. The Academy Award-winning director and producer is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past four decades including the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13, and the hit comedies... »

Craft Spotlight: Belfast Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

November 11, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Belfast</em> Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

A young boy discovers life in Belfast, Kenneth Branagh‘s tribute to his turbulent hometown. Set in the late 1960s, the Focus Features film explores a blue-collar neighborhood torn apart by religious sectarianism. Through Buddy’s eyes (played by Jude Hill), Branagh explores a world of play, school, church, theater, music, and family. This is the... »

Doc Multi-Hyphenate Lewis Rapkin on Level Playing Field, Citizen Ashe, Twyla Moves

November 9, 2021 | By
Doc Multi-Hyphenate Lewis Rapkin on <em>Level Playing Field</em>, <em>Citizen Ashe</em>, <em>Twyla Moves</em>

Lewis Rapkin is the very definition of a multi-hyphenate. He produced, directed and edited Live From Tokyo (2010), a documentary that explored the independent/underground music scene, and directed, edited. In 2018, he directed and composed the score for the documentary short Automatic on the Road, which tracks a literary A.I. robot as it attempts to write its version... »