EditFest NY premieres in Manhattan on June 12th, 2009 - an exciting, unique educational and networking event that brings the most sought after editors straight from the cutting room directly to the audience.

Presented by American Cinema Editors (
ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), EditFest NY will deliver vital insight into the role and process of the editor as a critical part of any creative team.

Over two tightly-programmed days, attendees - including professional editors, production executives, network and studio staff, fledgling assistants and content creators - will participate in sharply planned, targeted panels and extensive Q&A sessions. They’ll listen to, learn from and engage with the most respected, award winning editors of feature films and television. Attendees, VIPs, sponsors and panelists will also mingle at the highly anticipated opening night reception.

Oscar winners. Oscar nominees. Emmy nominees. Emmy winners. Comedy Editors. Box Office mega-hit editors. Dramatic editors. Action editors. They’ll all be at EditFest NY - interacting with an audience of working professionals, motivated students and rising stars who have embraced EditFest NY as a key learning opportunity.

Dates: June 12 – 13, 2009

Location: Directors Guild Theater, Manhattan

Click here to see EditFest NY Panelists and Participants.

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Friday June 12, 2009:

7pm – 9pm Breaking Into the Editing Business

9pm – ? Opening Night Reception and Party w/ Editing Panel Sponsored by Avid Technology

Saturday June 13, 2009:

10:00am – 11:30am - What’s so Funny: The Art of Cutting Comedy

12:00 – 1:30 – Truth and Fiction: The Documentary Edit

2:30 – 4:00 – Small Screen, Big Picture: Editing Television

4:30 – 6:00pm - From Dailies to Delivery: Feature Editing

ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950 which votes editors into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop) is an Apple and Avid authorized training facility, dedicated to providing the most up to date education and information for today’s working post production professional.