LOS ANGELES — The Society of Motion Picture Film Editors was formed back in 1937, initially with 571 men and women. Today, membership of the Local 700 is over 7,300 and includes additional post professionals such as film/video lab technicians, re-recording mixers and maintenance engineers. To celebrate 75 years of rich history and upholding the bar of excellence in supporting creatives in post production, the Guild is hosting a retrospective affair at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 6. Cocktails and hors d’ouvres begin at 5pm, with dancing and live music from Jazz Bliss.
Editors Guild president, Daniel Cahn (pictured), will serve as the night’s master of ceremonies. The look back at MPEG’s history will kick off with a video tribute to its growth and support of its members. Councilman Tom LaBonge of the Fourth Council District will be presenting the Guild with a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles. Attendees of the celebration will be able to take part in a silent auction featuring items from Bose, Spago, LACMA, MOCA, Delta Airlines, The Hollywood Renaissance, and the primetime comedy Two and a Half Men, as well as many travel getaways.
Other speakers include Mike Miller from the IATSE and Bob Beitcher from the Motion Picture Television Fund. Executive Director of the Guild, Ron Kutak, will present editors Bill Elias and Diane Adler with awards for their lifetime commitment to the Guild.
Tickets to the event are $25 for MPEG member, $50 for IATSE members and $65 for non-members. The Biltmore Hotel is located at 506 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. Tickets are available for purchase online at: www.MPEG75th.eventbrite.com.