EditFest Los Angeles Announces 2017 Speaker Lineup

Celebrating 10 Years of Inspiration from the Cutting Room
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EditFest, the popular day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, returns to the Frank Wells Theater at Walt Disney Studios on August 12, 2017.  Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), EditFest 2017 presents top-level film and television editors sharing their experiences and insights. Featuring panels, clips, and conversation, EditFest offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with panelists and colleagues throughout the day and during a lively post-event reception.

EditFest LA 2017 panels include

Women Making the Cut; Breaking Boundaries – Changing the Game in Movies

; and

The Lean Forward Moment

.  As announced earlier, Oscar winner Richard Chew, ACE, will go

“Inside the Cutting Room,”

with noted author and industry insider Bobbie O’Steen. Chew’s extraordinary credits include

Star Wars


The Conversation


Risky Business






The Public

, and

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

, among many other favorites.

This year’s panelists include an esteemed group of editors including Lillian Benson, ACE (

Chicago Med


Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

), Jackie Cambas, ACE (

Zoot Suit




Cat People

), Lisa Zeno Churgin, ACE (

Old Man and the Gun


Cider House Rules


Reality Bites

), Kelley Dixon, ACE (

Breaking Bad


Better Call Saul


The Walking Dead

), Edie Ichioka, ACE (

Toy Story 2


The Boxtrolls

), Virginia Katz, ACE (

Bride of Frankenstein


Beauty and the Beast



), Robert Leighton, ACE (

When Harry Met Sally


This is Spinal Tap


The Princess Bride

), Chris McCaleb (

Breaking Bad




Fear the Walking Dead

), Terilyn Shropshire, ACE (

Eve’s Bayou


The Secret Life of Bees

), ACE President Stephen Rivkin, ACE (



Pirates of the Caribbean


Avatar 2)

, Paul Rubell, ACE (



The Insider





), and Lynn Willingham, ACE (

The X-Files


Ray Donovan



).  Panel moderators include Norm Hollyn, Michael Krulik, Margo Nack, and O’Steen.

The day concludes with the EditFest after-party where panelists, attendees, and ACE members mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

ACE thanks Platinum Sponsor Blackmagic Design and Gold Sponsors Avid and Adobe and the Motion Picture Editors Guild  for their generous support of EditFest. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win an Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve Software and other great gifts. Proceeds go to the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible. A creative presentation on DaVinci Resolve will be part of the day’s events.  

For further information, call

+1 818 777 2900

or visit

American Cinema Editors

. Tickets are available at American Cinema Editors


. Early bird tickets are available until July 21, 2017.