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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Roma’, ‘Atlanta’ Among ACE Editing Award Nominees – Complete Eddies List

Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, Roma and The Assassination of Gianni Versace are among the films and TV shows that can add another nomination to their 2019 tallies as the American Cinema Editors announced candidates today for the 69th Annual ACE Eddie Awards. ACE announced nominations to recognize outstanding editing in 11 categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed at ACE's annual awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday… Read


Richard Marks Dies: Four-Time Editing Oscar Nominee Who Worked On ‘Apocalypse Now’ & ‘As Good As It Gets’ Was 75

Richard Marks, a film editor who scored four Oscar nominations during a prolific 50-year career and earned a Career Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors, has died at 75. ACE executive director Jenni McCormack confirmed that Marks died December 31 but gave no other details. Marks earned his Best Film Editing Academy Award noms for Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now (1979) and a trio of pics by James L. Brooks: As Good As It Gets… Read


‘Widows’ Editor Joe Walker Carefully Engineers Taut Heist Thriller — Production Value Video Series

“Editing is kind of a compulsion,” two-time Oscar nominee Joe Walker says. “I'm happy when I'm working.”  Certainly, looking at the work the editor has put in over the past 10 years, it’s easy to understand why that is. Of all the industry’s craftsmen and women, Walker has had one of the most admirable track records, comprised of collaborations with Michael Mann (Blackhat), Denis Villeneuve (SicarioArrivalBlade Runner 2049) and Steve McQueen. After cutting Hunger and S… Read


‘The Old Man & The Gun’ Editor Lisa Zeno Churgin On The Career That Chose Her — Production Value Video Series

In an accomplished career, editor Lisa Zeno Churgin has cultivated a diverse filmography, putting her stamp on such enduring works as Reality Bites, Dead Man Walking, Gattaca and House of Sand and Fog. An Oscar nominee in 2000 for The Cider House Rules, Churgin has over the years forged relationships with such pedigreed directors as Lasse Hallström, Curtis Hanson and Adam Shankman, also working frequently with actor-directors, such as Tim Robbins, Diane Keaton and Ben… Read


‘First Man’ Editor Tom Cross On The Sequence That Would Make Or Break The Film

Damien Chazelle’s go-to editor since the time when Whiplash was just a short, Oscar winner Tom Cross threw out the musical playbook for First Man, tapping into a documentary approach he honed early in his career and had long since left behind. Crafting a brutally immersive, subjective experience, which would document Neil Armstrong’s efforts to get to the moon—and the many intense experiences he went through to set foot on that soil—Chazelle employed a range of filmic… Read


‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Editors Grapple With Structure, Narrative Expectations & The Weight Of History

Spoiler Alert: This story alludes to crucial plot details from Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk. On Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk—the Oscar winner's follow-up to Moonlight—editors Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon came up against an age-old question. With a narrative based on existing material—spoiled by awareness or historical fact—what is the best approach? How can a story be brought to life with such emotional vitality that facts become an… Read


Annapurna’s ‘Vice’ & ‘Beale Street’: The American Dream Warped And Deferred – The Contenders LA

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At Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles today, Annapurna Pictures showed off two dramas from their impressive awards-season slate, and a unifying concern emerged: The American Dream, and the ways it has changed over time. While members of the privileged class have bent it into a new, baser shape, for those less fortunate, it’s often denied altogether. The first of the two films at hand was Adam McKay’s Vice, his follow-up to The Big Short, which took on the 2008… Read


IATSE President Matt Loeb Rebukes Editors Guild Leaders; Calls Their Retaliation Claims Wrong And “Irresponsible”

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UPDATED with statement from Editor Guild executive: IATSE president Matt Loeb has sternly rebuked Editors Guild leaders Cathy Repola and Alan Heim, telling them that their claim that she was removed as a director of the union's pension and health plans in retaliation for her opposition to IATSE's new film and TV contract not only is inaccurate but "irresponsible." The real reason she was removed as a trustee of the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans, Loeb told… Read


Mark A. Livolsi Dies: ‘Jungle Book’ & Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Editor Was 56

Mark A. Livolsi, a veteran film editor who worked such films as The Jungle Book, The Devil Wears Prada and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King, has died. He was 56. Livolsi unexpectedly on September 23 at his Pasadena home. The cause was not revealed. Nominated for four ACE Eddie Awards, his many film credits also include Wonder, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, We Bought a ZooMarley & Me, Wedding Crashers, Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky. Born on… Read


Francoise Bonnot Dies: Oscar-Winning Editor & Costa-Gavras Regular Was 78

Francoise Bonnot, a film editor who won an Oscar for Z and a BAFTA Award for Missing among dozens of credits, died Saturday in Paris. She was 78. The France native worked with a number of top directors during her nearly 50-year career, notably editing seven consecutive films by Costa-Gavras — from 1969’s Z to 1983’s Hanna K. She won a BAFTA Award for his 1982 film Missing. She also worked with such noted helmers as Jean-Jacques Annaud — on his 1976 debut feature Black and… Read


‘The Shape Of Water’ Editor Took On Tap Dancing, Mute Protagonist For One-Of-A-Kind Romantic Drama

Having worked exclusively for the last two decades, Sidney Wolinsky returned to film of late with Guillermo del Toro's romance, The Shape of Water, where he cut together tap dancing sequences, musical moments and a tense heist sequence, a fusion that has resulted in the editor’s first ever Oscar nomination in a career that has spanned 40 years. For Wolinsky, there are significant creative differences between the worlds of film and television, primarily the fact that in… Read


Editor Tatiana S. Riegel On Managing ‘I, Tonya’s Complicated Balance Of Humor & Pathos

Winning an ACE Eddie on her way to the Oscars for Craig Gillespie's finely crafted dark comedy I, Tonya, editor Tatiana S. Riegel has developed an easy shorthand with the director over a little more than a decade. Riegel's first project with the director was his visionary oddball romance Lars and the Real Girl, and over the years, Gillespie has remained an unpredictable, surprising collaborator. Receiving Steven Roger's cutting and clever script for a most unusual Tonya… Read