The first EditFest NY, launched last June at The Director’s Guild Theater, presented a chance for one of the first high-end editor’s confabs on the east coast that went well beyond the usual skill-polishing classes.
This year’s event–which runs June 11-12–looks to be an even tighter run affair, according to Manhattan Edit Workshop. Mewshop is arranging the two day presentation in collaboration with American Cinema Editors (ACE), the feature film editor’s guild.
The idea behind EditFestNY? To allow those just starting out in the craft to mingle with and get some useful mentoring from some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors. Attendees? Well they’ve been pegged as “professional editors, production executives, network and studio staff” to “fledgling assistants and content creators” by Mewshop. Those folks will have a number of “sharply planned, targeted panels” as well as extensive Q&A sessions to get a leg up on just what goes into the making of a top-level editor, and just maybe have one of those career changing meet ups.
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