Pietro Scalia, ACE Joins EditFest London

BAFTA and OSCAR® Winner in Spotlight Conversation
Author:
Publish date:

(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.

Related

BlackBox-Radian

Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.

Luxul_XMS-1208P

Luxul to Bring Reliability and High Performance to IBS 2019 With Latest Networking Solutions for the Smart Home

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced its technology line-up for the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place February 19-21 in Las Vegas. In the Legrand booth SU614, the company will exhibit a wide range of solutions for home builders that deliver reliable, high-performance networks in smart homes, including Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; intelligent network power distribution units (PDU); and the Wi-Fi Assurance Program exclusively for builders.

HoverCam_Pilot3

HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.

Veritone_CollegeFootballPlayoff

College Football Playoff Uses Veritone's AI and Digital Asset Management Solutions to Enable Richer Media Coverage

Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world's first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that the College Football Playoff (CFP) leveraged an expanded deployment of Veritone solutions and services for the 2019 CFP National Championship to give members of the media even faster and richer access to its content resources. In addition to the CFP's Digital Media Hub, a white-label digital asset management portal from Veritone, the CFP also utilized Veritone's Live Event Services and aiWARE artificial intelligence platform for the first time. With aiWARE, the CFP was able to apply artificial intelligence to video footage and still images of press conferences, interviews and other Media Day events to produce transcriptions, automated facial recognition of players and coaches, logo identification, and other tasks enabling expedited and enhanced coverage of the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. For the first time, the CFP was able to make Media Day press conference clips and images available for search and immediate download within minutes of delivery. Following the success of this deployment, CFP has renewed its agreement with Veritone through the 2020 championship game in New Orleans.