What’s New – Ellen Galvin

1st Qtr, 2017


As I come to the close of my 13-year partnership with ACE, my thoughts are flooded with wonderful memories. I would like to thank you for giving me some of the happiest years of my working life. You welcomed me with open arms and allowed me to work beside you as ACE developed new events like EditFests LA and London, Tech Days and the Creative Master Series at the NAB Show. We added major corporate partners like Blackmagic Design and the NAB Show who have supported the ACE Internship Program and the ACE Educational Center with their sponsorships. And we built even stronger relationships with our steadfast friends at Avid and Adobe.
Within each of these companies I have found new friends with whom I shall continue to stay in touch and see at NAB Shows for years to come. I have been honored to know and work with the very best of the best in the entertainment industry, talented editors who continue to foster and encourage excellence in the new generations of editors. Your generosity of time and mentorship sets this organization at the top of the mountain.
Just look at Joi McMillon, Spirit Award winner and Academy Award® nominee for Best Editing for Moonlight! Joi went through the ACE Internship Program and went on to walk onstage at the Oscars® with the Moonlight cast and crew as they accepted the Oscar for Best Picture! I have had the pleasure of working with former ACE interns, Student Competition winners and amazing volunteers at the NAB Show and numerous ACE events. Their dedication to ACE and their craft is a beautiful thing to behold.
Untitled-61You are all an inspiration! I have no words for the depth of respect, admiration, friendship and love I have for Jenni McCormick, Carolyn, Luci, Peter, Marika, Gemmalyn and now Jasmine. I have never worked with a more cooperative, dedicated, talented and truly wonderful team. Jenni you are a rock star leader! When Ben Benedetti introduced me to Jenni McCormick, I had no idea how totally immersed I would become in ACE. It has been quite a journey and one that I shall always treasure.
Now it’s time to turn my attention to my family, traveling with my husband, Gary, and finishing one or two of the many writing projects I have started. I also have an Avid to learn! Who knows? I may just produce one of my own scripts one of these days. I will continue to be available to help with ACE events and answer questions. And I look forward to seeing you at the NAB Show in my new community – Las Vegas! Fondest regards and best wishes always! – Ellen Galvin, Director, Advertising and Corporate Partnerships
Untitled-62American Cinema Editors would like to thank Ellen Galvin for more than a decade of tireless service to ACE and the editing community. Because of her efforts, we have grown our partnerships with the industry’s top companies and organizations. And ACE has seen its global presence expand to further advance the craft of editing. While we will miss working so closely with Ellen, she’s promised to continue to attend ACE events when possible and keep in touch. Thank you Ellen for all that you’ve done. We love you. And we’ll see you at the next ACE event.