Important points to understand about the ACE acronym

ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.

ACE members are required to place the ACE acronym after their name on screen credits or in any form of publicity in which their names appear in connection with motion pictures, television or related media.

ACE members are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the educations of others and their commitment to the art of editing.

ACE is NOT a union or guild and should not be confused with the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG).

ACE members are NOT required to be members of MPEG.

ACE members use the acronym when receiving screen credit on motion pictures, scripted and unscripted television programs, documentary films and others forms of visual media, similar to other honorary, professional organizations, such as the ASC (cinematographers), MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) and CAS (Cinema Audio Society).

Please consider that hiring an ACE member means that you have hired the most experienced professionals at the top of their field, which is something that gives your shows a mark of distinction and prestige to be displayed proudly.

The vast majority of studios and production companies recognize and accept the ACE acronym, including:


Universal Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

Sony Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Walt Disney Pictures

20th Century Fox

Lionsgate Films

Amblin Films

…and many others.



20th Century Fox Television

ABC Studios

CBS Television Studios

NBC/Universal Television

Paramount Television

Sony Pictures Television

Universal Television

Warner Bros. Television

3 Arts Entertainment

A&E Television Network

…and many others.