Holiday Party Dec, 2017

ACE president Stephen Rivkin, ACE, welcomed the guests, including this year’s Career Achievement Award honorees, Mark Goldblatt, ACE, and Leon Ortiz-Gil, ACE, both of whom were in attendance.

Rivkin also presented new member plaques to Joi McMillon, ACE; Sheri Bylander, ACE; Joe Leonard, ACE; Phillip Schopper, ACE; Jake Pushinsky, ACE; Zack Arnold, ACE; David Helfand, ACE; Arthur Tarnowski, ACE; Avril Beukes, ACE; Philip Harrison, ACE; Jeremy Milton, ACE; Fabienne Rawley, ACE; Mustafa Bhagat, ACE; Omega Hsu, ACE; and Paul Crowder, ACE.

McMillon (Moonlight) was all smiles, saying, “I’m so excited. I thought this would take a lifetime to achieve.” She added that the holiday party was “like a reunion” with so many mentors and fellow editors in attendance.

Rawley (Zootopia) was also thrilled to join this “club of brilliant editors.”

Holiday party guests included ACE Vice President and Past President Alan Heim, ACE; Secretary Lillian Benson, ACE; and board members such as Tina Hirsch, ACE, and Maysie Hoy, ACE.

Attendees also included the editors of some of the season’s talked-about movies. Among them were Sidney Wolinsky, ACE (The Shape of Water); Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE (I, Tonya); Tom Cross, ACE (Hostiles); John Venzon, ACE (The Lego Batman Movie); and board member Kevin Tent, ACE (Downsizing).

As part of the evening, ACE hosted a raffle benefit- ing the ACE Educational Center and a new toy collection for Spark of Love. Prizes included a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, an Avid Media Composer, two Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio licenses, and an Apple Watch. ACE thanks the individuals and organizations that donated the prizes.