Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual Sight, Sound & Story event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.

In addition to Michael Kahn, Sight, Sound & Story will bring together a number of high-profile speakers to take audiences behind the scenes of some of today’s hottest productions. Panels will cover documentary editing, the cinematic revolution of episodic television, sports docudrama and sound design. For more information on this year’s Sight, Sound & Story event, please visit

Sight, Sound & Story: The 2014 Lineup of Panels and Speakers
Panels at this year’s event will include: “Anatomy of a Scene: Documentary Editors Deconstruct Their Work,” “TV is the New Black: Television’s Cinematic Revolution,” “Fast and Furious: Cutting Sports Television,” “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape from Production Audio to Final Mix” and “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen featuring Michael Kahn, A.C.E.” The summit will conclude with a gala reception and networking session for over 300 guests, panelists and vendors.

“The MEWShop editing summit is amazing because it creates a space for professional editors to come together and talk shop – something that we rarely get to do,” says Garret Savage, a 2014Sight, Sound & Story moderator. “I attended last year and found all the panels to be enlightening and inspiring. I loved the variety of topics and discussions. I knew that day that I wanted to get involved in the summit in some way, so I’m thrilled that this year we are presenting the documentary editing panel, and I’m honored to be moderating. Once a great film is done and ready for the public, it is often hard to see all the work that went into it. Our panel has a chance to go behind the final cut and get into the nuts and bolts of how the filmmakers got there.”

This special symposium produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop features an extensive selection of Oscar® winners, innovators and industry thought leaders, who will lead panels outlining the art and processes of editing film and television, the unique and fast-paced world of editing sports docudramas, and the craft behind sound design. These honored panelists include:

Michael Kahn, A.C.E. – “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. – “Before Night Falls,” “Sex and the City,” “The Americans”

Cindy Mollo, A.C.E. – “House of Cards,” “The Book of Eli”

Meg Reticker, editor – “30 Rock,” “True Detective, “Bored to Death,” “The Wire”

Eugene Gearty, MPSE – “Hugo,” “Life of Pi,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Gary Levy, A.C.E. – “Nurse Jackie,” Royal Pains”

Phil Stockton, MPSE – “Hugo,” “Shutter Island,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Life of Pi”

Jonathan Oppenheim, editor – “Paris is Burning,” “Children Underground”

Phil Parrish, producer, director, editor – ESPN, CBS and NBC

Sam Miille, sound editor - “Hugo,” “Life of Pi,” “Wolf of Wall Street”

Brad Buckwalter, editor – HBO’s “24/7” series

Pam DeMetrius-Thomas, sound editor, sound designer – “Invitation to Dance,” “Every Secret Thing”

David Teague, editor – “Mondays at Racine,” “Sun Come Up”

Christian Winters, producer, editor – 2014 Winter Olympics and HBO’s “24/7” series

Bobbie O’Steen, film historian and author of “Cut to the Chase”

Colin Beattie, post-production – 2014 Winter Olympics

Maria Rapetskaya, Undefined Creative’s CEO/creative director with clients including NBC Universal, Discovery Networks, National Hockey League, Meredith Publishing

Garret Savage, editor, producer – “My Perestroika,” “The Fall”

Register for Sight, Sound & Story
Sight, Sound & Story will take place on June 14, 2014 at the Florence Gould Hall located at 55 East 59th Street. Admission is $89.00, with discounts and free passes to select partner organizations. For more information on discounts, please email Jason Banke at To register, please click here.

Tickets include entrance to the Sight, Sound & Story networking party, which will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and sponsored giveaways.

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About Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
Michael Kahn has won three Academy Awards® for his editing of films directed by Spielberg: “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” His numerous additional nominations include “Lincoln,” “Munich,” “Fatal Attraction” (for which he won a British Academy Award®), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Empire of the Sun.” Kahn has worked on critically acclaimed films such as “Jurassic Park,” “Amistad,” “War Horse,” “Alive,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Minority Report,” “The Color Purple,” “The Goonies,” “Poltergeist,” “War of the Worlds,” and “The Adventures of Tin Tin.” His work on the miniseries “Eleanor and Franklin” was honored with an Emmy®, and in 2011, he was the recipient of the American Cinema Editors’ Lifetime Career Achievement Award.

About Bobbie O’Steen
Bobbie O’Steen is a film historian dedicated to celebrating the editor's invisible art. Educated at Stanford University, she is an Emmy®-nominated film editor and the author of two renowned books about editing. Cut to the Chase is based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, and filled with stories from the cutting room and behind the scenes on such landmark films as “The Graduate” and “Chinatown.” Her second book, The Invisible Cut, deconstructs classic movie scenes from such films as “Rear Window” and “The French Connection” through a cut-by-cut analysis. O’Steen frequently hosts the acclaimed “Inside the Cutting Room” event series. 

About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City
Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum has quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.

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