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)

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

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $349 per person. Students, members of partner organizations, Mewshop Six Week Alumni and EditFest previous attendees for $249. Group rates also available, call (212) 414-9570.

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

WHEN: June 11 - 12, 2010

WHERE: Directors Guild of America Theatre

110 West 57th Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue)


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.

For more information visit WWW.MEWSHOP.COM.

About American Cinema Editors

AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a bicoastal editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 61st year, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

For more information visit WWW.AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.COM.