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Lineup unveiled for 9th annual EditFest
EditFest panelist John Axelrad, ACE
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American Cinema Editors has announced that EditFest, the day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, will return to LA for its 9th annual outing on August 6, 2016. EditFest launched in LA in 2008, offering audiences the opportunity to hear award-winning film and television editors share their insights and experiences. Past EditFest participants have included renowned editors Anne V. Coates, ACE, Tim Porter, ACE, Fred Raskin, ACE, Barney Pilling, ACE, Paul Hirsch, ACE, Tom Cross, ACE and many others.
As in previous years, EditFest will feature film and television panels, a catered lunch, and a cocktail reception. The event returns again this year to the Frank Wells Theater at the Walt Disney Pictures lot in Burbank. The lineup features some of the best editors in the world, who will share their experiences and expertise with attendees.

The schedule for Saturday, August 6th is as follows:
Cutting it in Hollywood – Personal learning experiences and overcoming obstacles
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 Rodgers, ACE - Entourage, The Office, The Mindy Project
Moderated by Mitchell Danton, ACE (Editor and Author of Cutting it in Hollywood)
Cult Film Favorites
Mark Helfrich, ACE – Showgirls
Tina Hirsch, ACE – Deathrace 2000, Gremlins
Norm Hollyn – Heathers
Mark Golblatt, ACE – Terminator, Starship Troopers
Jane Kurson, ACE – Beetlejuice  
Moderated by Michael Krulik – Avid Technology Principal Applications Specialist
Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation with Michael Tronick, ACE
Michael Tronick, ACE – Straight Outta Compton (co-editor), Hairspray, Scent of a Woman (co-editor)
Moderated by Bobbie O’Steen (Author of The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase)
The Lean Forward Moment
Jeff Ford, ACE – Avengers, Captain America
Kim Roberts, ACE – The Hunting Ground, Waiting for Superman
Kevin Tent, ACE – The Descendants, Nebraska
Moderated by Norm Hollyn (Editor, Author and Head of USC School of Cinematic Arts)
Additional panelists are being added daily. Proceeds for EditFest LA go the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible. Tickets are on sale now. For further information, updates, and registration information, click here. EditFest is presented with the support of Platinum Sponsor Blackmagic Design, Gold Sponsor Avid, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.