A Message from the ACE Board

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Welcome to ACE’s annual television issue, in which we’ll look at some of the dramas, comedies and animated series entertaining audiences at home. In this issue, we also provide a snapshot of how our members are working while following safety procedures. This includes some of the findings from ACE’s recent survey about how our business is resuming in the COVID-19 environment.

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Central Park

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Science fi ction limited series Devs has a bigger picture on its mind than the machinations of a spy thriller. Made for FX and premiered on Hulu, the eight-part Silicon Valley-set drama poses philosophical questions such as whether the future is preordained or do we have moral responsibility for our actions.
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Never Have I Ever

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With social distancing and shelter-in-place orders amid COVID-19, editors have, by necessity, taken work home. In fact, Andrew Seklir, ACE, says his editorial rental company, A Frame Post, alone installed roughly 50 home systems as work was beginning to shut down last March.
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The Great

Hulu’s period comedy of (grotesque) manners charts the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. From the pen of Tony McNamara, who wrote Oscar®-winning royal satire
The Favourite, this fictionalized story set in 1761 centers on an idealistic, romantic young woman who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter III  read more…

The Mandalorian
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It was early September 2019. Netflix had made clear to Doug Abel, ACE, and the team of editors at Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness that they needed the series locked by the end of the month in order to be ready for air in early January. read more…

The Old Guard

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It was early September 2019. Netflix had made clear to Doug Abel, ACE, and the team of editors at Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness that they needed the series locked by the end of the month in order to be ready for air in early January.
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Upload

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Prolific showrunner Greg Daniels released the comedic sci-fi series Upload on Amazon Prime Video, May 1, and the show was quickly picked up for a second season. The series focuses on Nathan (Robbie Amell) whose consciousness is uploaded into Lakeview virtual heaven moments before death. read more…

Watchmen

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HBO’s limited series Watchmen reimagines the world of the classic 1987 DC Comics graphic novels created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Series creator Damon Lindelof – who has racked up a string of industry accolades including 10 Emmy® nominations and one win for his work on Lost – led the series, which premiered last October. read more…