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Thank  you for attending EditFest LA 2016
See you next year!

EditFest LA  Photos 2016 by Peter Zakhary>>

Many thanks to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor, Black Magic Design
Gold Sponsors, Avid & MPEG

Silver Sponsors Eastern TalentPixar


Hello Jenni,
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting on EditFest last week (London, 2016) . I was part of the National Film School cohort and we were well and truly spoiled. Events like these help bridge the gap for those starting out, giving us access to the major industry players.”
Conor Meechan – Editor, Creative Scotland Scholar, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner 2014 – Best Editor


“This is a wonderful resource for editors to share with other aspiring, working, or just curious editors their story and their work. One of the great things about this event is that it’s a great opportunity for networking or just being able to converse with editors whose work you admire…

This event served the needs for people who love editing, want to get tips on editing or just share tips with other editors. It also allows other editors to meet one another. Editors are always trapped in a box in which they don’t get to meet other editors. So maybe someone working in TV who wants to get into Film can come to Edit Fest and meet those Film editors and vice verse. To make a long story short thanks…You are the best Jenni!”
Peace and Blessings, Saleem


“What an incredible experience the Edit Fest was. The DGA was a perfect location, the lunch was overly abundant and then there was the conference, which was nothing short of amazing. The presenters were first rate, their anecdotes were insightful and the moderators were able to keep things moving in an informative and humorous manner.”

Leandra Reilly, Cablevision


“I found Edit Fest ridiculously compelling and educational… which I believe was the exact intention!”
Dan Katz, Editor



9:45 am – Blackmagic Design Presentation

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Cutting it in Hollywood” 
Film Editors discuss personal learning experiences and overcoming obstacles.

Moderated by Mitchell Danton, ACE
(Editor and Author of Cutting it in Hollywood)

  • John Axelrad, ACE – Crazy Heart, Rudderless, Something Borrowed
  • Zene Baker, ACE – 50/50, Neighbors, This is the End
  • Barbara Gerard – Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Supergirl
  • David Rogers, ACE Entourage, The Office, The Mindy Project


11:45 am – 1:15 pm

“Cult Film Favorites”
Moderated by Michael Krulik (Avid Technology-Principal Applications Specialist)

  • Mark Goldblatt, ACE – Terminator
  • Mark Helfrich, ACEShowgirls
  • Tina Hirsch, ACEDeathrace 2000
  • Norm HollynHeathers
  • Jane Kurson, ACE Beetlejuice


1:15 pm – 2:45 pm – LUNCH BREAK (lunch will be provided)


2:45 pm – 4:15pm

“Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation with Michael Tronick, ACE” (Author, The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase)

Michael Tronick, ACE Straight Outta Compton(co-editor), Scent of a Woman (co-editor), Hairspray


4:20pm – 5:45pm

“The Lean Forward Moment”
Moderated by Norman Hollyn, Editor and Author

  • Jeff Ford, ACEAvengers, Captain America
  • Kim Roberts, ACE – The Hunting Ground, Waiting for Superman
  • Kevin Tent, ACE – The Descendants, Nebraska
  • Susan Vaill – Grandfathered, Grey’s Anatomy


ACE After Party Hosted by Blackmagic Design – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, converse one on one with the panelists and attendees outside the theatre on Dopey Drive

Tickets are not sent in the mail. Please check in under your last name at the Disney Gate (bring a picture ID).
9:30 am – Check in under your last name at the Disney Gate (Coffee will be served)

Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA

ENTER ALAMEDA GATE and Park in Frank G. Wells Parking Please let guards know you are going to the ACE Event at the Main Theatre and they can direct you. Be sure to bring a picture identification of some sort. You will check receive an event packet in front of the theatre.

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for chance to win an Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve Software and other great gifts. Proceeds go the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible.