Editfest expands to New York
To take place Friday, Saturday, June 12 - 13Editfest, a weekend seminar focusing on the craft and business of editing, which first took place last year in Los Angeles, is expanding to New York, where it will take place Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13 at the Directors Guild of America at 110 W. 57th Street.
American Cinema Editors and Manhattan Edit Workshop are co-producing the two-day event.
"One of ACE's highest priorities is to help educate and mentor the next generation of editors," ACE president Randy Roberts said. "Editfest is a unique opportunity for attendees to spend time with some of the most accomplished editors working in film and television today."
Confirmed panelists include: Michael Berenbaum; Scott Brock; Robert Eisenhardt; Ken Eluto; Alexander Hall; Tom Haneke; Brian Kates; Anne McCabe; Craig McKay; Bill Pankow; Lee Percy; Sam Pollard; Jay Rabinowitz; Meg Reticker; Stephen Rotter; Kate Sanford; Karen Schmeer; Larry Silk; Tim Squyres; Kate Sanford; Thelma Schoonmaker; Troy Takaki; Chris Tellefsen; Plummy Tucker; and Jeffrey Wolf.
Friday's schedule will include opening remarks from New York City film commissioner Katherine Oliver, a panel on breaking into editing and an opening night party.
The topics to be covered by Saturday's panels include: "What's So Funny: The Art of Cutting Comedy"; "The Documentary Edit: The Process of Discovering the Truth"; "Small Screen, Big Picture: Editing Television" and "From Dailies to Delivery: Feature Editing."
Editfest will hold its second annual L.A. event on Aug. 7 - 8.