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EDITFEST NY June 8 and 9, 2012


by Brenda K. Hipsher – May 31st, 2012

New York city is THE place to be for filmmakers and film editors June 8-9, 2012. EditFest NY is the east coast version of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) popular EditFest series originally launched in 2009. It’s a weekend of learning, networking and fun. ACE EditFest NY, co-produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), will take place at the Director’s Guild of America Theater on West 57th Street in New York City from Friday, June 8 to Saturday, June 9. This must-attend industry event will feature panelists of editors including Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (The Avengers, Crazy Heart), Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. (Moneyball, Capote), and Alexander Hall (Treme, The Messenger), among many other influential creatives who will provide insight into the editing and filmmaking process.

X-Rite sponsors Edit Fest NY“New York City is home to so many artists and filmmakers, so we’re very excited to be able to offer EditFest to this area. Whether they’re up-and-comers or experienced veterans, everyone has something to learn and something to offer at this event,” says American Cinema Editors (ACE) President Randy Roberts. “Plus, we’ve got a top-notch lineup of speakers and panelists for this year’s event that will surely provide attendees with an invaluable experience they can’t get anywhere else… except EditFest LA that is.” ACE EditFest NY, co-produced by MEWshop, will take place at the Director’s Guild of America Theater on West 57th Street in New York City from Friday, June 8 to Saturday, June 9.

This will be  the fourth year for EditFest NY. The first EditFest was held in Los Angeles in 2008 and the first year for the NY event, co-produced by MEWshop, was 2009. Those who have attended in the past are a diverse cross section of people including industry professionals, students, and everything in between.

EditFest programs are both inspirational and educational. Industry professionals share both their skills as well as their passion for filmmaking and editing. “You walk away [from EditFest] blown away,” said Josh Apter, founder and president of MEWshop. “There’s really nothing like it in terms of getting to hear from … editors of [this] caliber.” Here’s a brief look at the program and some of the professionals who will be expected to participate:

Friday, June 8th, 2012

6:00 – 7:00pm – Check-In

7:15 – 9:00pm – The Lean Forward Moment

Editors discuss their favorite editing sequences.

9:00 – 11:00pm – Cocktail Party

Le Parker Meridien Hotel

Your chance to converse one on one with the panelists and attendees.


Saturday, June 9th, 2011

10:00am – 11:30am – The Documentary Edit: Non-Fiction vs. the Truth

Documentary editors discuss writing with images.

11:45am-1:15pm – Small Screen, Big Show: How Television has Become the New Independent Film

1:15pm – 2:15pm – Lunch Break

Boxed Lunch Included.

2:15pm – 3:45pm – Christopher Tellefsen: From Metropolitan to Moneyball

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Closing Night Feature Editor Panel!!

The Editors of The Avengers!

5:30pm – BEER!

Say Goodbye to the Panelists and fellow EditFest Attendees with short mixer.

Confirmed Panelists:

*Panelists subject to change due to work schedules.

Alexander Hall (Treme, Blue Bloods, The Messenger)

Arielle Amsalem  (By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The Education of Dee Dee Ricks)

Bobbie O’Steen (Author of “The Invisible Cut” and “Cut to the Chase”)

Brian Kates, A.C.E. (The Savages, The Big C, Treme, The Woodsman, Nights in Rodanthe)

Camilla Toniolo (Smash, Mildred Pierce, I Don’t Know How She Does it)

Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. (Moneyball, Capote)

David Tedeschi (George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Shine a Light)

David Zieff  (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crazy Love)

Jefferey Ford, A.C.E.  (The Avengers, Crazy Heart, Public Enemies)

Jeffrey Wolf, A.C.E. (Beautiful Girls, Billy Madison, Cecil B. Demented)

Kiran Pallegadda (First Assistant Editor on The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, Crazy Heart)

Lance Edmands (Tiny Furniture, Bluebird)

Lewis Erskine (Freedom Riders, Toots)

Lindsay Utz  (Bully, Buoy)

Meg Reticker  (30 Rock, The Wire, Big Love)

Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. (Sex & The CityWhat to Expect When Expecting)

Milton Ginsberg, A.C.E. (Fidel, Down and Out in America, Fields of Freedom)

Norman Hollyn (EditorAuthor, and Editing Track Head of USC School of Cinematic Arts)

Tim Streeto (Boardwalk Empire, Greenberg)

Vincent LoBrutto (Author and Professor at SVA)

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