Pietro Scalia, ACE Joins EditFest London

BAFTA and OSCAR® Winner in Spotlight Conversation
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(Universal City, CA) 23 May 2017 –  American Cinema Editors (ACE) is proud to announce that Pietro Scalia, ACE, has joined the line-up for EditFest London on 24 June 2017 at BFI Southbank. Scalia will participate in a one-on-one conversation that will cap an entire day of panels featuring insights from the world’s finest editors at work in television, feature film, and factual programming.

Scalia is a prolific and highly regarded editor whose work has been recognized with two Academy Awards™ (Black Hawk Down, JFK), two BAFTA Awards (Gladiator, JFK), a Satellite Award (American Gangster), and ACE Eddies (Black Hawk Down, JFK, and Gladiator). For over twenty-five years Scalia has been an integral collaborator on films from acclaimed directors such as Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gus Van Sant, Rob Marshall and Sam Raimi.  His films include Good Will Hunting, Memoirs of a Geisha, Kick-Ass, The Amazing Spiderman and The Martian to name but a few.  His latest collaboration with director Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant, opened globally this month.

Scalia began his career as an Assistant Editor on Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Talk Radio, then went on to contribute as an Associate Editor on Born on the Fourth of July, and as an Additional Editor on The Doors.  He has also co-edited documentaries including 40 Years of Silence:  An Indonesian Tragedy, The Eleventh Hour, and Ashes and Snow.  Scalia's efforts also include stints as music producer with composer Hans Zimmer on three of Scott's films.

Born in Sicily in 1960 and educated in Switzerland, Scalia came to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he received his M.F.A. in Film and Theater Arts.

Launched in Los Angeles in 2008, EditFest presents top-level film and television editors in discussion about their work and editing careers. EditFest features panels, clips, and conversation, and attendees engage with panelists throughout the day. This year marks the 5th edition of EditFest London.

This year’s panelists include ACE President Stephen Rivkin, ACE (Avatar), Sylvia Landra, ACE (Léon: The Professional), Jake Roberts, ACE (Hell or High Water,) Job ter Burg (Elle) and William Oswald (Doctor Who).  As in previous years, EditFest will feature film and television panels, the one-on-one conversation, a catered lunch and a cocktail reception. For 2017, EditFest will present a special fourth panel devoted to Factual Programming featuring Chris King, ACE (Amy, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Gordon Mason, ACE (Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’, Revolution: New Art for a New World) and others.

For information and tickets, visit American Cinema Editors, or call +1 818 777 2900.  American Cinema Editors thanks Platinum Sponsor Blackmagic Design and Gold Sponsors Avid, Adobe and the Motion Picture Editors Guild for their generous support of EditFest.   EditFest London is produced in association with the British Film Institute.

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