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3rd Qtr, 2019

LETTER FROM THE BOARD

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A MESSAGE REGARDING THE 2020 ACE EDDIE AWARDS

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ACE recently announced the 2020 ACE Eddie Awards schedule – culminating with a Jan. 17 ceremony at The Beverly Hilton – and we want to add a reminder that there’s been a shift in timing to almost three weeks earlier than usual. This was prompted by a truncated awards-season landscape, ignited by the 2020 Oscars® moving up to Feb. 9.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has been heralded as a landmark achievement not just for Netflix but for the future of interactive programming for its fun and challenging ability to include the audience in the story. In the series, viewers follow a young programmer, Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), and are given choices to make as he proceeds to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game.
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Game of Thrones
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The final season of HBO’s sword-and-sorcery epic was always going to end in tears. If not for some of its characters fated to be given the chop, then for the editing team which has carried the show’s battle-fatigued heroes and villains over many years.  read more…

The Good Place
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Oddly enough, for an editor who has majored in comedy throughout his career, Eric Kissack never saw himself working in the genre. “I was never the class clown growing up,” he says. “I always appreciated more dramatic films … Kurosawa, Tarantino, directors like that.”  read more…

Fosse/Verdon


There’s a scene in the third episode of Fosse/Verdon that exemplifies all there is to know about the iconic romantic and creative partnership of Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Fosse is in the middle of editing Cabaret and makes a surprise visit to Verdon’s home.
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Killing Eve


Seductively brilliant spy drama Killing Eve has already landed BAFTA® glory for writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, best supporting actress Fiona Shaw and best actress for Jodie Comer as well as an Eddie win for Gary Dollner, ACE. Waller Bridge was also nominated for best drama writing at the 2018 Emmys along with Lead Actress Sandra Oh and the second season continues to earn critical acclaim.
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Lorena


Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in 1993 after she infamously cut off her husband’s penis and threw it out a car window as she was driving away from the scene of the incident. Doctors were able to reattach it later, and her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, went on to star in two porn films. As the salacious details trickled out, the subsequent trial became fodder for late-night comedians. The story become a national joke, but lost in all of the punchlines and bad puns was the story of a woman who had suffered years of emotional and physical abuse as well as rape leading up to that fateful night.
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