EditFest NY Lets Aspiring Editors Learn From The Best In NYC 6/11, 6/12


EditFest returns for its second year to New York at the Director's Guild of America Theater with a star-studded lineup of award-winning editors during two tightly programmed days of education, information, and networking. Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop, EditFest NY is the east coast presentation of ACE's highly regarded EditFest series, an event that puts leading editors in presentation and conversation with their peers, aspiring editors and film-enthusiasts.

This year's extensive lineup includes the Oscar® nominated editing team from Avatar, John Refoua and Stephen Rivkin, ACE; Oscar® winner Thelma Schoonmaker, The Departed, The Aviator, Raging Bull; Oscar® winner Alan Heim, ACE, All That Jazz, Network; the Emmy winning editor of Sex and The City I & II, Michael Berenbaum, ACE; Mark Livolsi, ACE, The Blind Side, Wedding Crashers, The Devil Wears Prada; Oscar®nominated Joe Klotz, ACE, Precious, Junebug, and many others. The panels present compelling insights, first-hand experiences and advice to attendees.

Aimed at professional editors, production executives, network and studio staff, fledgling assistants and content creators, the event includes moderated panels, an opening night reception, extensive Q&A sessions and a closing pizza and beer casual wrap up.

The complete lineup and schedule is:
Friday June 11, 2010:

7:15pm -9:00pm Opening Night Panel The Lean Forward Moment

Feature film editors screen and deconstruct their work. Moderated by Norman Hollyn (Editor, Author and Head of USC Editing Track)

9:00pm - 11:00pm Cocktail Party

Network with industry pros and colleagues

Saturday June 12, 2010

10:00am - 11:45am The Documentary Edit: Finding the Thread

Documentary editors discuss writing with images. Moderated by Lillian Benson, ACE (ACE Board Member and Documentary Editor)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Anatomy of a Scene With Alan Heim

Get in the editing room with Alan Heim (former ACE president and OscarTM winning editor) as he deconstructs scenes from his legendary body of work

2:15pm - 3:30pm Cutting Yourself Out of a Corner

Editors discuss their many problem solving experiences. Moderated by Josh Apter (editor and owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop)

3:45pm - 5:15pm Avatar: The Big Picture