August 30, 2006


Participation is limited to approximately 75 qualified editors with five years of professional experience.

The Editors Retreat will feature more than 35 workshops, instruction classes, discussions, and networking events - evenly split between advanced technical sessions, the creativity and craft of editing, and the business of creating a thriving editing career. Presenters will include award-winning editors and icons from the editing world.  

To date scheduled keynote speakers will include:

Stuart Bass, the Emmy-nominated editor of Arrested Development and The Wonder Years, as well as The Office, MacGyver, and numerous other shows.

Chris Franklin, a multiple AICE and ACE Award-winning commercial editor with thousands of high-profile commercials to his credit.

Steve Bayes, product manager for Apple Final Cut Pro and a consultant, writer, and instructor specializing in Apple products for video, film and HD.

Jim Guerard, VP of Web and video for Adobe Systems, and an expert in media workflows.

Michael Phillips, principal product designer at Avid Technology, recipient of an Academy Award for Scientific and Engineering Achievement, filmmaker, and author. 

In addition to the technical and hands-on sessions, the Retreat will include daily peer reel critiques and peer presentations allowing editors to compare notes and approaches. A mini-expo will give attendees a look at the latest technologies from participating manufacturers and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with company representatives.

"We've worked very closely with editors and organizations that support editors to provide a program that is truly valuable and useful," explains Future Media Concepts president/conference chair Ben Kozuch. "The combination of creative sessions and networking with other top editors is unique in the community. With over 35 sessions focused on the technical aspects, craft, and business of editing, we're really looking forward to the lively and insightful discussions that this environment will produce."