EditFest Los Angeles

Many thanks to our
Platinum Sponsor!

EditFest Los Angeles – 2018

Thank you for attending, hope to see you next year!

EditFest Los Angeles presents a remarkable lineup of editors! And, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Blackmagic Design, Disney Digital Studio, Avid, Adobe and MPEG, we are able to offer tickets at a very affordable price.  Admission includes the sessions, lunch, post-event party and most importantly, the uncommon opportunity to mingle with the panelists.

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

Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

Check in under your last name at the Disney Riverside Gate. Let guards know you are going to the ACE Event at the Main Theatre. You must be on the guest list and have picture ID to enter. Inside you will check in and receive an event packet in front of the theatre.

9:00 am – 9:40 am – Check in, coffee is served
9:40 am – 10:00 am – Blackmagic will give a presentation on DaVinci Resolve!

10:00 am – 11:30 am  –  “Small Screen, Big Picture”
Editors discuss their personal experiences and challenges in the cutting room.

  • Moderated by Margot Nack – Senior Manager, Adobe
  • Peter Beyt, ACE Will & Grace, The Golden Girls 
  • Jacques Gravett, ACEThirteen Reasons Why, Chicago Justice
  • Tim Porter, ACEGame of Thrones, The Crown
  • Meaghan WilburConan, 2 Dope Queens

11:45 am – 1:15 pm“The Extended Cut: How to Survive and Thrive in Editorial”
Crazy hours. Poor working conditions. “Office” politics. It’s not all red carpets and golden statues; but there are ways to make it a better, happier and longer career in professional editing. Our panelists will engage in what’s sure to be a lively discussion on; diversity in the cutting room, tools and techniques for mental and physical fitness, dealing with delicate situations and being “great in the room”, and the all-important best practices for growing your career.

  • Moderated by Matt Feury (Avid Technology: Director of Product and Segment Marketing)
  • Zack Arnold, ACE – Award winning editor of Empire and founder of Optimize Yourself blog and online program.
  • Lillian Benson, ACE – ACE Officer, co-chair of the Diversity Committee and award winning film editor.
  • Carol Littleton, ACE – Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy, Past President of the
    Motion Picture Editors Guild and ACE Board member and award winning film editor.
  • Andy Seklir, ACE – Award-Winning editor of Westworld and one of the architects of ACE’s Best Practice pamphlet.


1:15 pm – 2:30pm – Lunch Break (lunch included)

2:30pm – 2:24 pm – Raffle off prizes


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm – “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation with Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE”
I, Tonya, The Way, Way Back, Lars and the Real Girl, Author – The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase

4:20 pm – 5:45 pm – “The Lean Forward Moment”

  • Moderated by Norman Hollyn, ACE
  • Mark HartzellTrue Blood, Lost in Space, Agent Carter
  • Joi McMillon, ACE Moonlight, Lemon, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Shoshanah TanzerQueen Sugar, Good Girls, The Catch
  • Julia Wong, ACEX-Men the Last Stand, Valley Girl

6:00 pm – ACE After Party – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Converse one on one with the panelists and attendees outside the theatre on Dopey Drive