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

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

American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop) present EditFest NY, a two-day intensive workshop for aspiring editors to meet and learn from some of the best editors in film and television on Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th at the Directors Guild of America Theatre, located at 110 West 57th Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue) in Manhattan.

EditFest NY is comprised of a variety of lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking opportunities. Participating panelists and guest lecturers include Oscar® Winner Thelma Schoonmaker (The Departed, The Aviator, Raging Bull), Oscar® Winner Alan Heim (All That Jazz, Network, American History X), Oscar® Nominated Steven Rivkin (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean I,II & III, Ali, My Cousin Vinny), Oscar® Nominated Joe Klotz (Precious, Junebug), Oscar® Nominated John Refoua (Avatar, Balls of Fury, CSI Miami), Emmy® Winner Michael Berenbaum (Sex and the City I & II), Emmy® Winner Geof Bartz (Pumping Iron, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth), Oscar® Nominated Andrew Mondshein (Remember Me, Chocolat, The Sixth Sense), Oscar® Nominated Susan Morse (Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Mark Livolsi (The Blind Side, Wedding Crashers, The Devil Wears Prada).

The complete schedule of activities for EditFest NY 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)