Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Heim won an Oscar for 'All That Jazz;' Roberts is an Emmy nominee for 'Chicago Hope;' both are also recognized for industry service
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Veteran editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will each receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 9th annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards, Nov. 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Heim (Pictured above, left) won an Oscar for editing All that Jazz, and a second nomination for Network. He also compiled a list of feature credits that includes Lenny, American History X and The Notebook. In television, he earned Emmys for Liza With a Z and miniseries Holocaust, and was nominated for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and Grey Gardens.

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Roberts’ feature credits include One from the Heart and Players; and TV credits include L.A. LawEarly Edition and Chicago Hope. For the later, he won an ACE Eddie Award, as well as an Emmy nomination and second Eddie nomination. He spent the last decade working as supervising producer on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Additionally, Heim currently serves as president of American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Roberts is past president of ACE and has been a member of that board of directors since 1996. Earlier this year, Roberts received the ACE Heritage Award.

“It is an honor to celebrate the work of these two wonderful men with this award, which is given in recognition of their creativity, dedication and service to our industry,” said HPA president Leon Silverman. “I could not be more delighted to give these two men this award, which means so much to me personally and to the HPA.

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“We are all in service to telling great stories,” said Heim. “I have been privileged to be a part of my community – MPEG and ACE – and that work continues to be very important to me. To be honored with this award from my peers in the post production community is extremely meaningful, and the recognition of my colleagues is deeply appreciated.”

Said Roberts: “My career in this industry is an incredibly important part of my life, coaxing stories into life, working with some of the greatest people I have ever known. To receive this award from my friends at the HPA is heartwarming and means the world to me. I am personally grateful, but also want to say thank you for recognizing the incredibly important role of editors in our industry.”

Email: Carolyn.Giardina@THR.com
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