Academy Editing Seminar to Tackle Documentaries

Beverly Hills, CA (September 29, 2009) — The art and craft of editing documentary films will be explored during the third installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ four-part seminar series “Perspectives on Editing,” on Tuesday, October 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

“Perspectives on Editing: Editing for Documentary Films” will be hosted by Academy Film Editors Branch governors Donn Cambern (“The Last Picture Show,” “The Bodyguard”) and Mark Goldblatt (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Starship Troopers”). Special guests will include Kate Amend (“The Long Way Home,” “Jimmy Carter Man from Plains”), Joe Bini (“Little Dieter Needs to Fly,” “Grizzly Man”), William Cartwright (“The Making of the President 1960,” “Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision”) and Brian Johnson (“Buena Vista Social Club,” “Fighting for Life”). Like the other installments in the series, the session will feature film clips and open discussion between the evening’s special guests and members of the audience.

The final session in the series will be on Wednesday, October 14, titled Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master. The evening will feature a discussion with Coates, who received her first nomination and Oscar® for Film Editing for “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962). Since then she has received four additional nominations, for “Becket” (1964), “The Elephant Man” (1980), “In the Line of Fire” (1993) and “Out of Sight” (1998).

Tickets for each evening of “Perspectives on Editing” are $10 for the general public and $7.50 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or online at

The Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

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Tarrah Curtis
(310) 247-3090

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