In an effort to streamline and simplify, American Cinema Editors (ACE) has chosen to remove the periods between each letter of its acronym.  Since ACE’s inception in 1950, whenever an ACE member’s name appears in any official capacity, it has been followed by “A.C.E.” (e.g. Jane Smith, A.C.E.) indicating their membership in the organization.  As of June 10, 2014, the acronym will no longer contain periods and will simply read “ACE” (e.g. Jane Smith, ACE).  The comma is optional and may appear in credits at the member’s discretion.  The change was announced at ACE’s annual meeting on June 10, 2014.

“We hope this change will make it easier for our membership, studios and networks to maintain continuity in the usage of our acronym across all forms of communication, credits and signage,” stated ACE President Alan Heim, ACE.  “This modernized version conforms with the industry standard employed by many of our colleagues, which helps simplify its use for all concerned.  As it always has, the acronym indicates ACE membership and the highest level of accomplishment.”

The change takes place immediately.

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 65th year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten 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