American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Richard Halsey, A.C.E. and Robert C. Jones with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement honors at the 64th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on February 7, 2014 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and reputation within the industry is outstanding.  Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Teri Schwartz will present to Halsey and award-winning actor/filmmaker Warren Beatty will present to Jones.  Randy Roberts, A.C.E., will receive the esteemed Heritage Award from the organization.  This honor is presented periodically in recognition of an individual’s unwavering commitment to advancing the image of the film editor, cultivating respect for the art and craft of the editing profession and tireless dedication to American Cinema Editors.  The Heritage Award will be presented to Roberts by ACE President Alan Heim, A.C.E.

As previously announced, Paul Greengrass will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor presented to him by two-time Academy Award® winning actor Tom Hanks and ACE Eddie Award winners in ten categories of film, television and documentaries will be announced.  Bob Odenkirk of television’s hit phenomenon “Breaking Bad” and the 6-time Academy Award® nominated film “Nebraska” will serve as the evening’s MC.  Nominees were previously announced and can be viewed online at the ACE website:  

Richard Halsey, A.C.E., won an Oscar® for editing the 1976 Best Picture winner “Rocky.”  That year he also won the ACE Eddie Award and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.  He has had a longstanding collaboration with filmmaker Paul Mazurzky for whom he edited such films as “Moscow on the Hudson,” “Harry & Tonto,” “Next Stop, Greenwich Village,” and “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.”  In 2000, Halsey won an ACE Award and was nominated for an Emmy® for editing “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”  Halsey’s rich filmography also includes editing “Edward Scissorhands,” “Joe Vs. The Volcano,” “So I Married An Axe Murderer,” “American Gigolo,” “Sister Act,” “Earth Girls Are Easy,” “Boulevard Nights,” “Dragnet,” “That Championship Season,” and “Payday,” among many others.

Robert C. Jones is a film editor, screenwriter, and educator.  He received an Academy Award® for writing “Coming Home” in 1978.  As a film editor, Jones has had notable collaborations with directors Arthur Hiller (seven films from 1967-1992), Hal Ashby (editing four films from 1973, and Warren Beatty (editing four films from 1975-1998).  Jones has been nominated three times for the Academy Award® for film editing for “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963), “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” (1967) and “Bound For Glory” (1976).  His impressive filmography includes “Love Story,” “Shampoo,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Bulworth,” “Days of Thunder,” “A Child is Waiting,” “Man of La Mancha,” “The Last Detail,” “The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder,” “Bound For Glory,” “Twice in a Lifetime,” among others.  Since 2001, Jones has been a tenured professor at the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California (USC).

Randy Roberts, A.C.E. has served on the Board of Directors since 1996, was Vice President of ACE from 2005-2008 and President of ACE from 2008-2012.  He currently serves as the organization’s Director of Marketing.  He is one of the originators of the highly successful EditFest events (editing festivals held in Los Angeles, New York, London and Toronto highlighting the art and business of film editing).  He’s helped ACE garner recognition at NAB and other festivals around the world with the addition of film editing panels and film editing awards.  Further, Roberts helped to implement Tech Day for the ACE membership to remain top of their field in technology.  Randy got his start in the mailroom at Warner Bros and worked his way into the Film Editing Department.  His first feature editing credit was on Richard Pryor’s “Greased Lightning” followed by projects with Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, Dustin Hoffman, David Kelley and Dick Wolf, to name just a few.  Roberts’ career has not only entailed editing motion pictures and television, but also directing and producing television.  He spent the last decade as Supervising Producer on the long-running hit series “Law and Order:  Special Victims Unit.”

About American Cinema Editors
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.  Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (an international editing festival), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 64th year, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.

The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

For more information visit WWW.AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.COM.