UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, returns to the Frank Wells Theater at Walt Disney Studios on August 12th. Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), EditFest 2017 presents top-level film and television editors, who share their experiences and insights. The event will feature panels, clips, and conversation, and offers attendees an opportunity to engage with panelists and colleagues throughout the day.
EditFest LA 2017 panels include Women Making the Cut; Breaking Boundaries – Changing the Game in Movies; and The Lean Forward Moment. As announced earlier, Oscar winner Richard Chew, ACE, will go “Inside the Cutting Room,” with noted author and industry insider Bobbie O’Steen. Chew’s credits include Star Wars, The Conversation, Risky Business, Singles, Bobby, The Public, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, among many others.
This year’s panelists include an esteemed group of editors, including Lillian Benson, ACE, (Chicago Med, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,) Jackie Cambas, ACE, (Zoot Suit, Mermaids, Cat People), Lisa Zeno Churgin, ACE, (Old Man and the Gun, Cider House Rules, Reality Bites), Kelley Dixon, ACE (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead), Edie Ichioka, ACE, (Toy Story 2, Boxtrolls), Virginia Katz, ACE, (Bride of Frankenstein, Beauty and the Beast, Dreamgirls,) Robert Leighton,ACE (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride,) Chris McCaleb (Breaking Bad, Narcos, Fear the Walking Dead), Terilyn Shropshire, ACE, (Eve’s Bayou, Secret Life of Bees,) ACE President Stephen Rivkin, ACE, (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar 2) Paul Rubell, ACE, (Blade, The Insider, Transformers, Thor,) and Lynn Willingham, ACE, (The X-Files, Ray Donovan, Bloodline). Panel moderators include Norm Hollyn, Michael Krulik, Margo Nack, and Osteen.
The day concludes with the EditFest after-party where panelists, attendees, and ACE members mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are still available at: https://americancinemaeditors.org/editfest-los-angeles.