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

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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

Steve Rivkin and John Refoua, editors of the OscarTM winning film Avatar, lead an in depth discussion of their groundbreaking process. Moderated by Vincent LoBrutto (Author, Editor, Instructor at SVA)

5:15pm - 8:00pm Pizza And Beer

Network with industry pros and colleagues

Confirmed panelists* (as of May 8, 2010)
Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City I & II) Emmy® Winner
Geoff Bartz, ACE (Pumping Iron, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth) Emmy® Winner
Milton Ginsberg, ACE (Fidel, Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back)
Alan Heim, ACE (All That Jazz, Network, American History X) Oscar® Winner
Norman Hollyn, (Heathers, Author of The Film Editing Handbook)
Joe Klotz, ACE (Precious, Junebug) Oscar® Nominated
Mark Livolsi, ACE (The Blind Side, Wedding Crashers, The Devil Wears Prada)
Andrew Mondshein, ACE (Remember Me, Chocolat, The Sixth Sense) Oscar® Nominated
Susan Morse, ACE (Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters) Oscar® Nominated
Sabrina Plisco, ACE (Charlotte's Web, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)
Geoffrey Richman, ACE (The Cove, Sicko)
Steven Rivkin, ACE (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean I, II & III, Ali, My Cousin Vinny) Oscar® Nominated
John Refoua, ACE (Avatar, Balls of Fury, CSI Miami) Oscar® Nominated
Randy Roberts, ACE (Law & Order, SVU) Emmy® Nominated
Thelma Schoonmaker (The Departed, The Aviator, Raging Bull) Oscar® Winner
Jean Tsien (The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World, Shut Up & Sing)
Andrew Weisblum (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Wrestler)
Jeffrey Wolf, ACE (First Sunday, Billy Madison)
*Panelists are subject to change based on availability.

TICKETS: $349 per person - $249 for students, members of partner organizations, Mewshop Six Week Alumni and EditFest previous attendees. Group rates also available (call 212-414-9570 for details)

For more information and registration, please visit www.editfestny.com

About Manhattan Edit Workshop

Founded in 2002 by award-winning filmmaker Josh Apter, Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a full range of certified courses in the art and technique of film editing - from Final Cut Studio to Avid, from Adobe to corporate and customized classes designed to provide top-tier training to professional and aspiring editors. The company's Manhattan Edit WorkForce program, where editors' reels are created and distributed to a number of top post production facilities, is a groundbreaking connection service which allows students to meet with industry leaders.

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