American Cinema Editors Announces Nominations for 73rd ACE Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today the nominations for the 73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in 14 categories of film, television and documentaries. The winners will be announced LIVE during the ACE Eddie Awards on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at UCLA’s Royce Hall beginning at 3pm PT. As previously announced, the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, recognizing a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in […]

Lilly Cilvert

Art Directors Guild Names Production Designer Lilly Kilvert for Lifetime Achievement Award

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that two-time Academy Award®-nominated Production Designer Lilly Kilvert will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Annual ADG Awards. ADG’s Art Directors Council will honor Kilvert for her distinguished body of work over four decades on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The announcement was made today by Guild President […]

Please Don't Destroy

Editors Behind Pre-Filmed Segments on Saturday Night Live Threaten to Go on Strike; NBC Ready to Negotiate

If you’ve been paying attention to Saturday Night Live over the past year or so, you’re probably familiar with Please Don’t Destroy, the comedy trio responsible for many (but not all) of the show’s pre-filmed segments — many of which are highlights are week. Those segments also include music videos and commercial parodies, and they are, of course, edited, but while those editors recently formed a union, they still don’t […]


Babylon Editor Tom Cross on Finding the Right Rhythm for Damien Chazelle’s 3-Hour Hollywood Epic, and Creating Its Climactic Movie Montage

Babylon is Oscar winner Damien Chazelle‘s fifth feature and the fourth he has entrusted to Editor Tom Cross, who won an Oscar for cutting Chazelle’s breakout 2014 film Whiplash, which the director followed with La La Land in 2016 and First Man in 2018. Cross earned a second Oscar nomination and an ACE Eddie Award for the former, and yet another Eddie nomination for the latter. Ever since Whiplash, Cross has […]

Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick Editor Eddie Hamilton on Why Tom Cruise Recommended Him for the Job of Cutting Paramount’s Intricate Action Sequel

In Hollywood, sometimes it’s not about what you know, but who you know, and Tom Cruise is a pretty good person to know, especially if you’re a Film Editor. Such is the case with Eddie Hamilton, who knew Cruise from editing the fifth and sixth Mission: Impossible movies for Director Christopher McQuarrie. When Cruise was finally ready to make Top Gun: Maverick, the long-gestating sequel to the 1986 blockbuster that […]

Mike Hill

Mike Hill, Who Edited 22 Ron Howard Movies In a Row and Won an Oscar for Apollo 13, Dies at 73

Film Editor Mike Hill, who worked on 22 Ron Howard movies in a row and won an Oscar for his work on Apollo 13, died on Thursday of a rare lung condition known as COP while at his home in Omaha, Nebraska, according to a family spokesperson. He was 73. Hill and his editing partner, Daniel P. Hanley, first teamed with Howard on the 1982 comedy Night Shift, and their […]

Kamila Daurenova

Cut+Run Adds Editor Kamila Daurenova To Roster

Cut+Run has announced that editor Kamila Daurenova has joined their roster of award-winning editors. Kamila’s body of work is punctuated with a powerful sense of dynamic rhythm and a passionate eye for supporting cinematic storytelling – often with identity at its center. Kamila is based in New York and available for Cut+Run collaborations nationally and internationally. “Kamila has a depth and dimension which shines through her work,” says Lauren Hertzberg, Managing […]

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

I Wanna Dance With Somebody Editor Daysha Broadway on Whitney Houston, VFX Crowds, the Two Scenes It Hurt to Cut, and the “Star-Spangled Banner” Sequence

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody stars Naomi Ackie (Master of None) as the titular singer, and it’s the first family-approved biopic of the Grammy-winning superstar, as it was produced by Whitney’s former manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston. Kasi Lemmons (Harriet, Eve’s Bayou) directs from a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, (The Two Popes, Darkest Hour) and Ackie crushes it as Whitney Houston, even doing her own singing, which […]

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water Editor Stephen Rivkin on Shaping the Sequel’s Story, Cutting the Movie Twice, and James Cameron’s Approach to 3D

With a worldwide haul of nearly a billion dollars after just 10 days in global release, it’s safe to say that James Cameron‘s long-awaited Avatar: The Way of Water — the first of four planned sequels to 2009’s mega-hit Avatar — is on its way to becoming another smashing success. Years in the making, the sequel once again stretched the technologies of moviemaking. Motion capture was just the first step […]


Below the Line’s Awards Season Film, Television Craft Interview Round-Up

Now that it’s late December, we’re fully into the awards season where crafts people in the industry get to nominate their colleagues in various below-the-line categories. Unlike the past few years, we’re including both television and film craft here, because many of the guilds and societies will be nominating for their annual awards, which include both film and television. You can also get a quick reminder of some of our […]